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The Indian peacock's train, a famous example of evolutionary adaptation. Some rights reserved by BS Thurner Hof.

Adaptive faith

Religion in evolutionary perspective

The explosion of research in evolutionary biology and other sciences is challenging older understandings of human nature as well as theological accounts of the human condition. As part of a yearlong project on evolution and human nature, the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, has supported the research of resident scholars in theology, biology, anthropology and political science and has encouraged interdisciplinary discussions. Here’s an excerpt of a conversation among the research fellows.


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