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Following an extensive career in research science and teaching, molecular biologist Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts joined Reasons to Believe (RTB) as a visiting scholar in 2015 and, in 2016, became a permanent member of RTB’s scholar team. As an RTB research scholar, AJ puts her passion for truth to work engaging in science-faith topics such as evolution and design, harmonizing science and Christianity, and a theological perspective on viruses. She holds a BS in chemistry at the University of Tulsa, a PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University.

  • Why All the Buzz about Mosquitoes?

    September 1, 2016

    Mosquitoes are the deadliest creature on Earth, killing over 2 million people annually and sickening hundreds of millions more.1 So why on earth would we celebrate World Mosquito Day?

    • Ecosystems
    • Diseases
  • Demystifying Evolution and the Species Problem

    August 18, 2016

    Evolution is a word that refers to many different processes (chemical evolution, microevolution, microbial evolution, speciation, and macroevolution) with different underlying mechanisms. And as with any word with multiple meanings, one has to be careful not to equivocate when speaking about evolution...

    • Evolution
  • Why Is That Goat Staring at Me?

    August 11, 2016

    As God-ordained stewards of creation, we have an ability not only to care for animals and pets but also to form relational bonds with them. A recent report in Biology Letters highlights this relational capacity in domesticated goats.

    • Creation
    • Animals
  • Failures to Philosophize

    August 4, 2016

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the failure to philosophize over the past couple of years. As a molecular biologist, it has come as a bit of a shock to my system to realize the importance of philosophy.

    • Philosophy
    • Faith & Reason
    • Critical Thinking
  • Christ Calls All Christians to Unity

    July 28, 2016

    The other day, I heard a couple of my colleagues discussing the similarities and differences in the major Abrahamic religions’ views of God. How similar and dissimilar is the Christian God from the Muslim God or the Jewish God?

    • Disunity in the Church
    • Christian Life
  • Needed: Good Stewards of Genome Editing

    July 22, 2016

    Recent scientific discoveries have opened up a whole new world where mere humans may be able to alter the genetic makeup of any organism at will. Does this solidify a new era of Homo evolutis, as some have suggested?

    • Image of God
    • Genes & DNA
  • A Bacterial Protein (CRISPR/Cas9) Will Change Life on Earth

    July 15, 2016

    Recent scientific discoveries have opened an era where humans can alter the genetic make-up of any organism at will. Is this type of power safe in our hands? What will our future world look like and who will decide? A technology developed from a bacterial immune-system protein (CRISPR/Cas9) will change life on Earth faster than we think. CRISPR/Cas9 allows…

    • Science Technology
    • Morality
    • Life
  • Pigs Thinking like Humans: Reality or Hogwash?

    July 8, 2016

    If we took human cells and introduced them into an embryonic pig, should we expect the birth of a philosophizing pig? That's what worries some about experimental attempts to create pig-human chimeras for potential human organ donors.

    • Science Technology
    • Human Uniqueness

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