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By Barbara Forrest

Christian teenagers whose families and churches have repeatedly told them that evolutionary theory is evil often find themselves deeply conflicted when they finally see how compelling the scientific evidence is for evolution. The only thing they have ever heard is that evolution and religious faith are mutually exclusive. They are told that if they accept evolution, their faith will be destroyed. If they lose their faith, their moral principles will corrode and their lives will be meaningless. This is a powerful message, even though the dilemma these young people face is a false one. Finally, a Christian biologist has written a book to address their situation. The Prism and the Rainbow (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), written by my friend Dr. Joel W. Martin, is — so to speak — an answer to their prayers. Continue Reading »