Have you ever had a conversation with a ‘creationist’ that has left you confused and frustrated?
You may be left wondering where these ideas have come from or how can someone living in the 21st century can hold such views. As both a Christian and a research biologist, Nick His deeply concerned by the existence of ‘creationist’ ideas that reject science, but thinks a lot more can be done to better communicate with people who hold such views.
In this SciBar event Nick wants to explore some of these issues. He'll look at the stories of former creationists who have changed their minds about evolution, and discuss what we can learn from these ‘converts to evolution’. What works and what doesn’t work? How can we engage in a way that will be productive?
Nick Higgs is a marine biologist with a background in the biodiversity of deep-sea environments, currently working in Plymouth University's Marine Institute. He grew up in the Bahamas and moved to the UK as a teenager to attend school, later staying on for university. He is an active member of Christians in Science, an international network of those interested in the relationship between science and Christianity.
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