When people think about evolution, what often comes to mind is randomness and chance. Certainly there are aspects of the evolutionary process that are random, but that’s not the whole story.
“New discoveries about the phenomenon known to evolutionary theorists as ‘cooperation’ give us fresh reasons to regard evolutionary theory and classic Christian theism as entirely compatible, indeed richly and convincingly so.”
In this 8-minute video, Catholic biologist Dan Kuebler makes a case for purpose in biology. He describes how chance and order work in the process of convergence which for him suggests a fundamental purpose in nature.
This article from Scientific American traces the remarkable progress scientists have made in understanding the complex origins of Homo sapiens as well as outlining the mysteries that remain.
When you learned about evolution, you probably were taught about random genetic variation in populations, inheritance of traits and about the role of natural selection in bringing about the “survival of the fittest.” This is often referred to as the Modern Synthesis of evolutionary theory. Some scientists think these principles are insufficient to explain the full breadth of evolution…