Photo by Bruce Gourley

While theology focuses on the nature of religious faith and God (and there is a wide range of theological thought in Baptist life, with which some are quite comfortable and others rather disturbed), science of the 21st century is rapidly advancing our understanding of humanity past and present, as well as expanding human horizons of the future.

All persons, Christian or otherwise, can be grateful to science for advancing human knowledge.

Three interesting science stories this week offer glimpses into the past, present and future of humanity:

Ancient African Genome Reveals Complex Human Migrations

Elephants Provide Big Clue in Fight Against Cancer

Putting Astronauts on Mars: NASA Lays Out Three-Phase Plan



Bruce Gourley

About Bruce Gourley

Bruce Gourley is online editor. In addition to managing Baptist Today’s web presence, Bruce is the executive director of the Baptist History and Heritage Society (baptisthistory.org), general editor of the Baptist History & Heritage Journal, editor of the Baptist Studies Bulletin, creator and author of the "Baptists and the American Civil War Project" (civilwarbaptists.com), and author of seven books. Bruce is also an avid hiker, owns the Yellowstone Net website (yellowstone.net), and is an award-winning photographer (brucegourley.com). A graduate of Mercer University (B.A.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Auburn University (Ph.D.), he and his family live near Bozeman, Montana.