23. Creation and Evolutionary Convergence

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Simon Conway Morris

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch23

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Morris, S. C. (2012) Creation and Evolutionary Convergence, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455



  • creation and evolutionary convergence;
  • Christianity and science, points where they might coincide;
  • evolutionary myths;
  • science, and the interpenetrating order of the world;
  • evidence for evolution, being predictable;
  • phenomenon of evolutionary convergence;
  • evolutionary convergence, in the Tree of Life;
  • capacity for mind, inherent in the evolutionary process;
  • science explaining Resurrection, if it only knew of what lies beyond


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Christianity and Science

  • Evolutionary Myths

  • Predictable Evolution?

  • Three Evolutionary Pitfalls

  • The Emergence of Cognition

  • And Christianity?

  • References

  • Further Reading