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Introduction

I am a McBride student (non-traditional aged returning adult student). What I bring to the class is a lifetime of experiences which have shaped my actions and thoughts. I am looking forward to blending both science, literature and religion in a way that makes sense. I am a deeply religious person and have been in search of "the truth" for most of my life. I have witnessed first hand Darwin's theory of evolution while traveling in the Galapagos Islands. I have also been to the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa to see first hand where some believe human life began. I visited the dig sites and spent a goodly period of time with a Post-doc archeologist. It is my hope that through the readings, lectures and open discussions I can absorb more truths about this wonderful world we live in.

My questions are:

1.  Is it really possible to blend religious and scientific thought with regard to the origin of life?

2.  Why is there this on-going conflict about teaching differing schools of thought about the origin of life in high schools?

3.  What is the pop-culture thought about intelligent design and why is it so threatening?

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