GAPS IN MY FOSSIL RECORD
My least favorite science is biology. That probably has to do with my being introduced to it during a school year in which I spent a number of weeks in the hospital with doctors doing things to me to get my juvenile diabetes under control. When I got out, I then had to spend most of the rest of the school year (and all the good spring weather) staying after school dissecting various little creatures who had never done anything to me. You can do math homework in a hospital bed — not dissections, though. At that point I half suspected that it was the animals, not the doctors, who had really been on my side.
Since I’m far more oriented toward physics, cosmology, and mathematics than the biological sciences, I have been looking for a blog that can dwell on the Restoration theology issues that pop up in those biological disciplines with much greater attention than I would normally give them. Sorry, I know many of the purposes of The Fire Still Burning require discussion of biological and ecological issues, but science is too big to follow everything that is discovered each month.
I’ve found such a blog, The Mormon Organon, written by a Brigham Young University bio-professor, and wish to give it an entirely unsolicited recommendation. The author, SteveP, posts frequently on evolutionary science issues that conservative Restorationists often struggle to understand. He also features environmental and climate change posts that have become a special focus for service among Community of Christ members in recent years as a result of D&C Section 163.
That doesn’t keep SteveP from dealing with broader issues of science and theology, as shown by this post on various attitudes of LDS scientists and members toward the relationship between science and religion.
The man even understands Star Trek and reasons about the spiritual implications of quantum teleportation! What’s not to like?