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  • Michael Dowd on The Sheena Metal Experience | Thank God For Evolution
    Darwin Matters The Mind of the Market and The Science of Good and Evil Home The Book Introduction Nobel Endorsements The Author Author s Promises Free Chapter Audiobook Table of Contents Study Guides FAQ Resources The Great Story Huffington Post Blog News Recent Archives Blog Recent Archives Huffington Post Blog Get Involved Evangelize Posters Flyers Donate Testimonials Subscribe Study Guides Media Audio Video Flyers Posters Schedule Store The Great Story

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  • Michael Dowd is bringing his message to Ashland | Thank God For Evolution
    years old he recalled in his book So he was deeply troubled when he discovered as a college student that even his evangelical university taught evolution Through friendships with people of different beliefs and his studies of the Bible and philosophy Dowd gradually came to believe that God guided evolution which has led to human beings Made of stardust we are essentially the universe made conscious and able to think about itself Dowd doesn t believe in a version of God as a separate supernatural being Instead he has more of a traditional American Indian sense of God as being embodied in everything He tries to make evolution more palatable for everyone from fundamentalists who reject the scientific theory to atheists who accept it but are appalled at the cruelty of natural selection His description of humans four part brain is especially interesting He explains how our brains are not different from animal brains Instead our brains evolved by slowly adding on new parts We still have a cerebellum and brainstem like lizards where we have deep seated and powerful urges for safety food and sex Dowd doesn t use the existence of these urges to excuse harmful behavior like abusing drugs and alcohol over eating and cheating on one s partner He wants to remove the guilt and shame from these sins and invite people to step back realize why these urges are so strong and then take action to have healthy lives and relationships Because mammals raise and protect their young the mammalian part of the brain allows us to love Thanks evolution The advanced mammalian part of our brains lets us talk internally to ourselves imagine scenarios for the future and choose among competing drives Our prefrontal cortex shared with animals like dolphins but most developed in

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  • Evangel Alumnus Believes in Evolution and Creationsim | Thank God For Evolution
    life s story with but then I discovered after the fact that they d embraced evolution So I couldn t write them off as the demonically possessed he said Dowd says his beliefs changed after meeting a Buddhist priest who taught a class about perfectionism and Buddhism at Missouri State University Now Dowd says he doesn t see evolution and creationism as contradicting each other He looks to the stories of the Bible f or moral guidance but also believes that the scientific findings from the past 200 years should also be considered works of God He says when a scientist finds truth that is God speaking to humankind in the 21st century You know one of the things I learned at Evangel University which has been so important to my life is that all truth is God s truth That wherever truth is found it s the divine it s God revealing truth and whether that truth is found by a Christian or a Buddhist or a Hindu or any Atheist or anybody else he said He says there are five scientific facts from the past 200 years which prove God s work through evolution He lists them off as extinction evolution glaciers plate tectonics and star dust All of these he says explain his theory that creationism is married to the science of evolution and that it couldn t be understood without modern technology Those five things could not have been revealed to any biblical writer It would have been impossible for them to receive it God couldn t have possibly revealed it and those five things are indisputable in the scientific community he said Dowd has written a book on all of this called Thank God for Evolution But not all scientists or Christians agree with Dowd

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  • News | Thank God For Evolution
    in what science tells us about everything including our own brains said Dowd author of the 2009 book Thank God for Evolution How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World Read more Evangelists present evolution in a sacred way Ludington Daily News BY MARK STEIGENGA Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd live entirely on the road The husband and wife team has been on the road since 2002 when Barlowand Dowd launched a traveling life as America s evolutionaryevangelists We don t have a home Dowd an ordained United Church of Christminister tells audiences We don t even have a storage bin We livepermanently on the generosity of people who open up their homes to us My wife is an internationally acclaimed science writer We cametogether as the marriage of science and religion to preach and teach onthe road the marriage of science and religion for personaland planetary wellbeing The preaching and teaching road leads the evangelists to People sChurch in Ludington on Sunday May 31 where Connie preaches the 11a m service and Michael leads a 7 9 p m workshop entitled ThankGod for Evolution People s Church is at 115 W Loomis St The Daily News made cell phone contact with Barlow and Dowd last weekwhile the couple took part in a writing workshop in Maine Connie Barlow began the conversation For both of us evolution has not only become our fundamental worldview and how we view the universe but also the source of comfort andsolace and inspiration and hope all of the kinds of things thattraditionally come from religion My coming from the science side and having never really embraced anysort of religious perspective for me it s just become a wonderful wayto have all the benefits of religion in my life For Michael it is a way to hold on to the core concepts of hisChristian understanding while not having to wait for some other worldor some future in order to get the benefits It s all right here now Read more Thank God for Evolution author on Island tomorrow Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND N Y The Rev Michael Dowd author of Thank God for Evolution will give a presentation tomorrow at 7 p m at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island in New Brighton A former anti evolutionist Rev Dowd now preaches evolution as theology not theory Read more Trying to meld religion science Fort Worth Star Telegram by Gene Taylor The keynote speaker at a Texas Wesleyan University forum says that religious teachings don t belong in public school science classes but students should have the chance to take courses that discuss how science can enrich their religious faith Michael Dowd author of Thank God For Evolution said that such courses could come under the umbrella of humanities or worldview classes Read more Thank God for Evolution Integral Life Interview with Stuart Davis Text by Corey W deVos Michael Dowd celebrated author of the book Thank God for

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  • News | Thank God For Evolution
    LOUIS Apropos of Charles Darwin s 200th birthday this year the Rev Michael Dowd sings the praises of evolution in the context of Christianity Read more We All Live in Darwin s World Discover Magazine by Karen Wright You could call Helen Fisher a Darwinian matchmaker The acclaimed anthropologist from Rutgers University is also a best selling author of books on love and the chief scientific adviser to an online dating service called Chemistry com This service utilizes a questionnaire that Fisher developed after years of research on the science of romantic attraction It reveals which of four broad biologically based personality types an applicant displays and helps identify partners with compatible brain chemistry In designing the questionnaire Fisher relied on the principles of evolutionary psychology a field inspired by Charles Darwin s insights She has even used those principles to size up Darwin himself He is a negotiator imaginative and theoretical unassuming agreeable and intuitive but also married alas and dead Fisher s work is just one of the innumerable offshoots of Darwin s grand theory of life In the 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species it seems no sphere of human thought or activity has been left untouched by Darwinian analysis Evolutionary theory has infiltrated the social sciences where it has been used to explain human politics and spending habits It has transformed computer science inspiring problem solving algorithms that adapt and change like living things It is cited by a leading theoretical physicist who proposes that evolution helped shape the laws governing the cosmos A renowned neuroscientist sees ideas of selection as describing the honing of connections among brain cells Literary critics analyze the plots themes and characters of novels according to Darwinian precepts Even religion the sector most famously at odds with Darwin now claims an evolutionary evangelist Read more Preaching Gospel of Evolution ABC News Father Beck talks to evangelical preacher about his belief in evolution Click here to watch segment Rev Michael Dowd shares insights behind Thank God for Evolution San Marcos Daily Record The San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present where the Rev Michael Dowd will offer a discussion covering the major themes of his 2008 book Thank God for Evolution How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World Residents are invited to learn how in Dowd s opinion our modern understanding of the universe as given by mainstream science builds bridges provides guidance and restores realistic hope for individuals and families for humanity and for the body of life as a whole Read more Dowd to discuss religion and science The Houstonian Ruth Johnson Michael Dowd a traveling reverend will speak at SHSH on how the theories of God and evolution really go hand in hand Two hundred years from the day that Charles Darwin was born and around 150 years after the publishing of The Origin of Species Dowd will be presenting evolution in the context of religion Read

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  • News | Thank God For Evolution
    minute presentation The Gospel According to Science Evolutionary Good News Dowd will be at Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church located at 1370 N Millbend Drive in The Woodlands at 7 p m Wednesday as part of nine stops in the Houston area I m helping people see God at work in ways they re not used to seeing God at work Dowd said Every scientific discovery is God s revelation of what s real or the truth Read more Untrivializing God Jackson Free Press by Ronni Mott Finding common ground for the world s religious fundamentalists may be the most important step the human race can take in the 21st century Without it it may be impossible to move toward a combined global effort to end terrorism and address global ecology It is in that spirit that Michael Dowd a progressive Pentecostal Evangelical minister defines his mission in the world His book Thank God for Evolution Viking 2007 24 95 reframes both evolutionary theory and religious fundamentalism in a way that elevates both and diminishes neither He and his wife noted science writer Connie Barlow travel around the country talking about why evolution is not a threat to fundamentalism and can actually make God a more powerful more spiritual presence in the lives of all religious people Read more The East Tennessee Report WWST FM Knoxville Interview with Frank Murphy As a former pastor Michael Dowd is a great interviewee As the interviewer all I had to do was ask a few simple questions reset who the guest was at regular intervals and make sure the show ended on time Dowd the author of Thank God for Evolution could have easily filled the half hour without me To say that I was extremely enthusiastic about the topic would be an understatement The idea of The Great Story or Evolutionary Epic fascinates me I have long believed in both the concept of creation and the facts of evolution Simply put six of God s days equal about 14 billion of our years Read more Pastor believes acceptance of evolution can deepen devotion to God Knoxville News Sentinel By J J Stambaugh The Rev Michael Dowd describes himself as a Christian evangelist albeit one who believes that spreading the word of Darwin is vital to the health of Christianity Dowd believes the purported dichotomy between science and religion that fuels much of the debate about evolution must be overcome and he will be discussing that topic Tuesday at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike God didn t stop revealing truths vital to human well being back when people believed the world was flat and religious insights were recorded on animal skin Dowd said God is still revealing today through the worldwide self correcting scientific process Read more Is Darwinism close to Godliness Here s one reverend who thinks so Knoxville Metropulse By Rikki Hall You ve seen the fish medallion a symbol of Jesus Christ and you ve seen the

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  • News | Thank God For Evolution
    proponents of teaching Charles Darwin s theory of evolution in schools and those who called it blasphemous It wouldn t be the last time questions of faith have divided the body politic as overtones of religion in this year s presidential contest show The Rev Michael Dowd wants to change that Read more Evolutionary evangelist brings together science and religion White Lake Beacon MUSKEGON To paraphrase Mark Twain the dispute between science and religion has been greatly exaggerated In fact according to Rev Michael Dowd that dispute may not even exist Dowd author of Thank God for Evolution brought his traveling evolutionary roadshow to Muskegon s Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation this past week aiming to surprise even the most certain theists and hardened atheists with his notion that science and religion aren t mutually exclusive enterprises In fact Dowd contends the two must co exist if humans are to have any chance of survival Read more Interview with Michael Dowd Science of Mind Being in integrity or in Christ is being wholly aligned with the smaller and larger creative wholes of our existence by Barbara Stahura A Michael Dowd presentation on evolution is unlike any other talk on the subject Complete with breathtaking photos of space from the Hubble telescope along with a drawing of our four part brain labeled with animals representing Lizard Legacy Furry Li l Mammal Monkey Mind and Higher Porpoise Dowd s lively lectures are proof that evolution can be understood in a way that bridges religious differences Thousands of people across the country have heard and embraced his message and his book Thank God for Evolution continues to spread the good word Read more Minister preaches Gospel of Evolution The Capital Times by Samara Kalk Derby Michael Dowd an ordained Christian minister and author of the recent book Thank God for Evolution How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World told a Madison crowd Monday night that nothing matters more than what we think about evolution Read more Thank God for Evolution author visits Racine The Journal Times RACINE The Rev Michael Dowd and his wife Connie Barlow hit the road almost seven years ago and never looked back They ve traveled around the country ever since preaching what Dowd calls the good news about evolution Dowd will be in Racine on Tuesday as part of a visit to Wisconsin where he is giving about a dozen presentations based on his work as an evolutionary evangelist and his book Thank God for Evolution The program starts at 7 p m at the Siena Center 5635 Erie St Read more Book Review by Rich Heffern National Catholic Reporter Robert Heinlein s science fiction classic Orphans of the Sky is the story of an enormous multigeneration starship five miles long and thousands of feet wide outfitted for a long voyage to Far Centaurus a distant place in our galaxy Three or four generations into the voyage the inhabitants after a long

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  • News | Thank God For Evolution
    review and the public gets to comment Read more America s evolutionary evangelists are coming to Elizabethton Elizabethton Star By Greg Miller First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton and Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church of Gray are teaming up to host the Rev Michael Dowd and his wife science writer Connie Barlow Sept 7 9 Dowd is the author of Thank God for Evolution Shuck says he has read Dowd s book which is also being used as a tool for the Thursday morning study group at First Presbyterian Shuck says he was always intrigued by the fact that Dowd was a minister and that he actually wrote and spoke against evolution He kind of had a change of heart and now he is a traveling evolutionary evangelist Read more Book Review by Jack L Kennedy Prairie Fire The Progressive Voie of the Great Plains Sometimes you can tell a book by its cover That is evident from the moment you spy the dust jacket for Thank God for Evolution with the subtitle How the marriage of science and religion will transform your life and our world The Rev Michael Dowd a veteran Church of Christ minister and his wife believe so deeply that science and religion can not only coexist but can should feed on each other that they spend much of their time in travel trying to convince others that it is not really necessary to choose between science and religion What if they were simply two sides of the same coin Could it be that our personal well being and even the future of humanity hinge on their reunion they ask Read more The Marriage of Science and Religion Point of Inquiry with D J Grothe Interview with D J Grothe In this conversation with D J Grothe Michael Dowd reveals how his kind of Christianity is different from most others who would call themselves Christian and argues that all religions are evolving in the direction of naturalism He argues that evolution must be mythologized in order to save our species Read more Thank God for Evolution Point of Inquiry with D J Grothe Radio interview with D J Grothe In this interview with D J Grothe Michael Dowd discusses his new book Thank God for Evolution which is a religious defense of the central organizing theory of modern biology He reveals the agenda of the book and the reception it has received from both the scientific and the religious communities Read more The Gospel of Evolution Staten Island Advance By Leslie Palma Simoncek Ever heard of Evolution Theology Me neither but the Rev Michael Dowd an ordained minister and his wife Connie Barlow a science writer travel around the country teaching their Gospel of Evolution They will be in Manhattan Tuesday at 7 p m at All Souls Church 1157 Lexington Ave at 80th Street I can t go but if anyone out there does please let me know what they said Read more Thank God for

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