Houghton College Assistant Professor of Biology Ransom Poythress presented a talk titled "Man as Sub-Creator: How Human Invention Imitates God’s Biological Design” at the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith. The conference, held in Philadelphia, PA, explored the relationship between science and the Christian faith, particularly in areas of intelligent design and Darwinian evolution.
The basis of Poythress’ talk focused on the internal coherence of Christian faith as evidenced by one aspect of our creation in the image of God: our creative invention. Using specific examples from molecular biology, Poythress presented how some human inventions were already invented by God in biology.
Other notable speakers at the conference included molecular biologist Douglas Axe, author of Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition that Life is Designed and theologian Vern Poythress, author of Redeeming Science, professor at Westminster Seminary for more than 40 years, and father of Ransom.
“In a time when many proclaim that science has disproved God, it is important to see that the exact opposite is true,” remarks Ransom Poythress. “New discoveries in science harmonize with the testimony of the Bible and therefore strengthen our faith in the reliability and truth of Scripture and the Gospel message.”
The Westminster Conference on Science and Faith is a national conference launched in 2010 to bring together theologians, philosophers, and scientists at the top of their fields to discuss and explore cutting-edge themes at the intersection of science and faith.