L. James Gibson is currently Director of the Geoscience Research Institute, with major interests in historical biology and in the relationship of creation and science. After completing his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Pacific Union College, he taught secondary school science and mathematics in California and in West Africa. Further graduate work led to the Ph.D. from Loma Linda University in 1984, when he joined the Geoscience Research Institute, becoming its Director in 1994. He has written several articles and chapters for a number of journals and books, has participated in numerous seminars on faith and science on six continents, and is editor of the journal Origins.
Why We Should Care About Creation and Science
Creation and science are both important in the lives of modern Christians. Creation helps us understand our place in the world and forms the foundation for the gospel message. Science helps us understand God’s power and glory, and contributes to our physical comfort and convenience. Together, creation and science remind us of our own limitations and the important role of faith in the Christian life.
The Origin of Biodiversity
The biblical creation narrative describes the original creation in terms of diverse types of organisms. This original diversity became corrupted. There is nothing in Scripture that indicates species would remain forever unchanged; rather, variation and change are a part of biblical creation theory.