Today on "Deep and Wide," a look at the "e" word: evolution. Was creation a literal six-day process as we read in Genesis? What about Psalm 90:4 that says, "A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by," and 2 Peter 3:8 that says "with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day"? Does that make the earth 6,000 years old? What if we take the historical context and literary analysis into consideration when interpreting the creation story? We ask these questions to Dr. Janet Kellogg Ray, author of "Baby Dinosaurs on the Ark? The Bible and Modern Science and the Trouble of Making It All Fit." She's an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the department of biological sciences at the University of North Texas. We'll hear from her and also Dr. Jennifer Huddleston, microbiologist and chair of the biology department at Abilene Christian University. We'll talk about what evolution is, how Christian scientists look at it, including their perspective on whether or not evolution is compatible with faith in a creator.
Nathan Gibbs is the general manager of KACU. He is also the director of operations for the school's television production studio, as well as an assistant professor in the journalism and mass communication department of Abilene Christian University.