Where Science and Faith Converge

Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off

by Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross

This web page serves as a supplementary resource to the 2014 reprint edition of Origins of Life. This list will be updated periodically with resources from Reasons to Believe scholars that discuss the latest advances in the origins-of-life conversation and how these discoveries impact our Christian faith.

Introduction: In Pursuit of My Passion

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Chapter 1: Questions, Questions—Always Questions

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Chapter 2: Are There Any Answers?

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Chapter 3: Putting Creation to the Test

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Chapter 4: The Naturalistic Approach

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Chapter 5: An Early or Late Appearance?

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Chapter 6: A Slow or Sudden Arival?

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Chapter 7: Where’s the Soup?

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Chapter 8: The Search for Chemical Pathways

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Chapter 9: Look! Only One Hand

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Chapter 10: The Codes of Life

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Chapter 11: Beneficial Boundaries

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Chapter 12: Life’s Minimum Complexity

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Chapter 13: Extreme Life

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Chapter 14: Life on Mars?

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Chapter 15: Europa and Beyond

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Chapter 16: Life, Seeded on Purpose

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Chapter 17: Solving the Mystery

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Epilogue

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Appendix A: Biblical Creation References

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Appendix B: Carbon-12 Enrichment in Photosynthesis

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The following topics are relevant to the origin-of-life discussion but are not directly addressed in Origins of Life.


Creating Artificial Life

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Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

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Earth Design and the Origin of Life

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