Author Archives: thebookofworks

Love and the Ocean

Last week I was standing at the ocean’s edge on a beach in eastern Long Island, and I remembered that at an earlier point in my life, while still an agnostic, I used to (in a way) worship the ocean. … Continue reading

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Creation, Emergence, Magic and Twitter

I recently tweeted something that raised quite a few eyebrows among scientifically minded folks, both atheists and Christians. The tweet implied that I believe that evolution cannot explain all human characteristics, and that a divine intervention in the form of … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Rebuttal – and so much more.

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos came out while I was an atheist, and I thought it was a wonderful TV series. I loved the state-of-the-art graphics, and, of course, Sagan was a master documentarian. I know now that there was quite a … Continue reading

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Militant Moderation

I recently had a “debate” with atheist activist Aron Ra. Aron is known for his sharp attacks on Christian apologists, as well as for being a staunch and highly educated defender of evolution. We first met two years ago, when … Continue reading

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The Works of His Hands

I am happy to announce that my forthcoming book The Works of His Hands: A Scientist’s Journey from Atheism to Faith is now available for pre-order on Amazon.  The book will be released by Kregel Publications on November 19, 2019. … Continue reading

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Replication and Evolution

When most people, including scientists, even including evolutionary and molecular biologists, talk about evolution, they dwell on the critical aspects of variation and natural selection almost exclusively. These two processes are considered to be the heart and soul of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Science, ID, Evolutionary Continuity, and Eugene Koonin

In 2007, the famous and highly respected evolutionary biologist, Eugene Koonin, published a paper in the peer-reviewed journal Biology Direct. The paper is titled “The Biological Big Bang model for the major transitions in evolution.” In the abstract, he summarizes … Continue reading

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About My Book and Two Others (by Jon Garvey and Joel Edmund Anderson)

My new book, The Works of His Hands: A Scientist’s Journey from Atheism to Faith is now in the final editorial stage, and the Publisher (Kregel Publications) has been working on starting the marketing and promotion process. The book is … Continue reading

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The Conundrum of New Atheism

If we define atheism as the lack of belief in God, gods, or the supernatural in any way, or even if we define atheism as the positive belief that gods do not and cannot exist, it’s clear that atheist philosophy … Continue reading

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My Holy Week Tweets

The following are the daily tweets I posted during this past Holy Week. The video clip is from The Gospel According to Matthew by Pasolini (1964). The music at the end of the clip if from an African mass called … Continue reading

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