Detectives examine evidence and seek an explanation that can account for that evidence. However, to do this job well, they must be fair-minded. It would, for example, be very foolish to prejudge the case and insist that every clue must be the result of an accident or some law-like principle. Detectives know very well that the evidence often points in the direction of a person who took steps to achieve a goal.
As you read How We Got Here, you will be the detective. You will examine the evidence and the possible explanations for it. Does the evidence indicate that life and its subsequent history are the result of a blind material process? Or does it indicate that this planet is habitable and filled with creatures only because a designer created the conditions for life to thrive and placed in DNA the information required for life?
The author graduated from Valparaso University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, where he graduated in 1983. After being a pastor in Nebraska for seven years, he returned to the seminary and earned a Masters in Sacred Theology in 1996. Having a life-long interest in math and science, he has been reading about the question of origins since high school.