Creation or Evolution: do we have to choose?
Sincere, Bible-believing Christians often have sharply different views on the issue of creation and evolution. Some hold that evolution was God's method of creation, and that Christians have nothing to fear from modern science. Others argue that the evolutionary narrative cannot be reconciled with the biblical narrative, and seek to build a scientific model of earth history based on a young-earth reading of the Bible.
After an initial introduction, each speaker opens with a 20 minute presentation of their own position. Dr Steve Lloyd opens the debate, and Dr Ard Louis follows. Each speaker then responds to the other's opening remarks in a 10 minute response. Finally, questions raised from the audience are addressed by each speaker.
Dr Steve Lloyd is pastor of Hope Baptist Church, Gravesend, and a part-time speaker and writer for Biblical Creation Ministries. He gained his doctorate in Materials Science from Cambridge University, where he was also involved in post-doctoral research, including four years as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. Steve is married to Hannah and they have four young children.
Dr Ard Louis is a Reader in Theoretical Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he leads an interdisciplinary research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology. He is the International Secretary for Christians in Science and an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.
Prof. Richard Vincent, who was Associate Dean of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School until his retirement in 2008, chaired the discussion.
0:04:57 Initial 20 minute presentations
0:48:40 Start of 10 minute responses
1:11:15 Start of question time
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