Evolution: What Darwin Didn’t Know

with Chris Ashcraft

Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 10:00 AM

DSA is finally meeting in person again!

This in person meeting of DSA will be at a temporary location this month:

St Helens Community Bible Church
35031 Millard Rd
Warren, OR 97053

Please note that the Millard Rd. turn off of Hwy. 30 is closed for construction. You will want to take either one of two marked detours: Achilles Rd to the south of Millard or E. Division Rd to the north.

Also please note the time: 10:00 AM and join us for an interesting message, for great book tables, fellowship and refreshments.

For those who can’t attend in person, the meeting will also be livestreamed at www.designsciencenw.org/livestream.

Evolution: What Darwin Didn’t Know

What have we learned about evolution since 1859 when Darwin published his theory on natural selection? At the time, little was known about the cell, and nothing was known of genetics. Are Darwin’s “numerous successive slight modifications” able to produce the irreducible complexities found in living systems?

This presentation will review the evidence for and against evolution from both living populations and fossils. We will also examine the processes of speciation, mutation, and selection. When the observations are interpreted correctly, we see clear support for the Biblical teachings that various kinds of plants and animals were created in the beginning.

Chris Ashcraft is a Christian educator employed as high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools and Adjunct Professor at NW University. Formerly, Chris was a biology research technician specialized in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation technology. He was employed at the Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory at Texas Tech University and the Plant Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University, and lastly was the Plant Transformation Specialist for EDEN Bioscience in Bothell Washington.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Master in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University in 2012.