Daniel Kuebler

Daniel Kuebler
Daniel Kuebler is a Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology Department at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, where he teaches courses on evolution, cell physiology, and neurobiology, and maintains an undergraduate research laboratory that investigates seizure disorders.

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Faith & Science: On God and the Problem of Evil

Posted by Daniel Kuebler on May 4, 2020 2:18:00 PM

Editorial Note: This post is part of our #FaithAndScience series exploring the relationship between science and religion

The fact that nature is “red in tooth and claw,” to borrow a famous line from Tennyson, can create an apparent conflict between evolution and Divine Providence. The seemingly arbitrary death and destruction that is inherent in the evolutionary process can be hard to reconcile with a providential loving God. Even a cursory glance at the evolutionary timeline indicates that our current state has been shaped by numerous violent environmental upheavals: floods, meteor impacts, volcanic eruptions, plagues, famines, etc. In particular, the natural evils that humanity has dealt with during the past 300,000 years of our collective existence raise many difficult existential questions.

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Topics: Cross, faith and reason, science and religion, providence, good and evil

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