Selections from the Unedited Interviews
Moore is a Darwin biographer and author of Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist and The Post Darwin Controversies. He's been researching and teaching Darwin for more than thirty years in Cambridge, England.
» Complete Unedited Interview with Moore (mp3, 1:32.07)
A hardy conversation that had to be whittled down to 40 minutes for the radio. Download, listen, and compare to our produced show. FYI: in the first ten minutes of chatter, Moore sounds faint due to recording logistics.
» Shared Evangelical Backgrounds (mp3, 2:35)
Moore says he was drawn to Darwin because they shared similar backgrounds. He was raised evangelical, and Darwin was raised with the expectation of becoming a minister in the Church of England.
» Works of Nature, Words of God (mp3, 2:10)
Moore discusses the rift that emerged in the early 19th century, when Darwin was growing up, between interpreters of the "book of nature," scientists, and interpreters of the "book of God," theologians and ministers.
» Malthus and Population Theory (mp3, 1:25)
When Darwin returned to London, from his voyage on H.M.S. Beagle, the city was in turmoil and disarray at the start of the industrial age. Poverty was widespread. Darwin came under the influence of Thomas Malthus, an Anglican priest and political economist. Moore says that Malthus's pessimistic views are reflected in Darwin's theory on the "survival of the fittest."
» Evolution vs. Intellgient Design (mp3, 9:51)
Moore weighs in on the cultural debate, going on in the U.S., between Darwin's theory of evolution and "intelligent design," espoused by modern creationists.
Lindon Eaves is a professor of Human Genetics and Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He's also an ordained Anglican priest, who serves at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia.
» The Debate Between Science and Religion (mp3, 6:00)
Dr. Eaves addresses the debate between science and religion, which the theory of evolution seems, in this day and age, to be at the center.
» Resistance to Evolution (mp3, 3:17)
Eaves tells Krista that the resistance to the idea that humans evolved from apes may be more sociological than biological. He got this notion from watching a TV documentary.
» Evolution vs. Intelligent Design (mp3, 3:29)
On February 12, 2006, hundreds of Christian churches from all portions of the country came together to discuss the compatibility of religion and science. This included St. Thomas Episcopal Church where Eaves is priest-in-residence. Here he weighs in on the debate between evolution and its religious alternative, "intelligent design."
» Genetic Diversity Spurs Creation (mp3, 5:45)
Eaves is the principal investigator in the nation's leading ongoing studies of twins. And, as an Anglican priest, he says that the genetic diversity, which evolution helps to explain, is not incompatible with religion.
"Science and Faith"
Heated debates have focused on the incompatibility of religion and modern science. But, for many scientists, their religious beliefs complement, rather than conflict with, their pursuit of science. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit "Darwin" at the American Museum of Natural History, Krista moderated a panel discussion with Kenneth Miller, professor of Biology at Brown University; Robert Pollack, professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion at Columbia University; Varadaraja V. Raman, emeritus professor of Physics and Humanities at Rochester Institute of Technology; and Nancey Murphy, professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary.