In Baby Dinosaurs on the Ark? The Bible and Modern Science and the Trouble of Making It All Fit, Janet Kellogg Ray reached out to Christians who experience cognitive dissonance between their creationist commitments and modern science. With this new study guide, she returns to her argument with fresh perspective and an eye toward practical instruction.
Ray approaches her topic with empathy for her readers while maintaining scientific rigor. This discussion guide is the perfect companion for students and nonexpert readers of her book, as it includes notes, discussion questions, and lists of external resources to supplement the original. Expanded treatments of each chapter’s topics encourage thinking with and beyond the concepts introduced in the main text.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Study Guide
1. Foreword and The Biology Professor Who Doesn’t Believe in Science
2. Making Science Fit Genesis
3. What Is Science? The Nature of Science and EVO 101
4. Where Are You Camping? A Look at Beliefs
5. There Might Be a Time Machine in Your House
6. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, the Canyon Is Forming: Noah’s Flood Explains It All
7. The Flood and the Fossil Record
8. Written in Stone
9. In Search of the Missing Missing Link
10. It’s All or Nothing: Intelligent Design
11. You Can’t Make a Monkey Out of Me: The Touchy Topic of Human Evolution
12. Leaving Creationism (without Leaving God)