Light of Evolution

Welcome to the blog of Cathy McGowan Russell.  I’ve titled this blog “Light of Evolution” because, for me, everything makes sense in the light of our evidence-based creation story.   I would love to hear from you.  Contact me at cat23 @ me.com.

Friendly Universe

Is the universe friendly?  For thousands of years, people have pondered this question. Now, we have evidence that provides the answer.

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Celebrate the Epic of Evolution

The Epic of Evolution shows the power of cooperation and the power of information sharing and the flourishing of the most harmonious. The Epic of Evolution shows the story of progress from light to atoms to stars to life to humanity, to this moment! That’s cause to celebrate!

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Songs for Eclipse 2017

While some may say that singing songs about the Great American eclipse was corny, it was actually a beautiful  opportunity to express shared enthusiasm for our place in the cosmos and our ability to predict such rare occurrences.

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Hybridization in Evolution

Hybridization, though rare, is a powerful driver of evolution. Hybridization is the interbreeding between two different species that results in novel offspring.

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What Genes Make Us Human?

Thanks to the growing field of genomics, we can now learn what genes make us truly human. The duplication of DUF1220, which is expressed in brain cells, may give humans our uniquely large brains.

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Natural Genetic Engineering

Biological evolution requires variation and selection.  Yet how is variation introduced?  Until scientists gained a clearer picture from genomics and molecular genetics, it was assumed that all variation was the result of errors, damage and accidents in...

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Evolution in Paradise

While vacationing in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica, I realized that it was no coincidence that both Darwin and Wallace, pioneers of the theory of evolution by natural selection, had traveled extensively in the lush and biodiverse tropics. See slide show of biodiverse tropics.

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Video Interview by Jack Butler

Jack Butler, a social entrepreneur, executive coach, workshop leader, speaker and host of “Wisdom of the World” interviews Cathy about the Epic of Evolution.

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Light of Evolution

To paraphrase Theodosius Dobzhansky, “Nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution.” This could be the motto for the Epic of Evolution.

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