Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 

© 2008 by the American Scientific Affiliation 



ARIE LEEGWATER (Calvin College

1726 Knollcrest Cir. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 


Managing Editor 

LYN BERG (American Scientific Affiliation) 

PO Box 668, Ipswich, MA 01938-0668 


Book Review Editors 

REBECCA FLIETSTRA (Point Loma Nazarene Univ.) 

3900 Lomaland Dr., San Diego, CA 92106 


JAMES C. PETERSON (McMaster University Divinity College and Faculty of Health Sciences) 

1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1 Canada 


ARIE LEEGWATER (Calvin College

1726 Knollcrest Cir. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 


Editorial Board 

CHARLES C. ADAMS, Dordt College 

HESSEL BOUMA III, Calvin College 

WALTER L. BRADLEY, Baylor University 

RAYMOND H. BRAND, The Morton Arboretum 

WARREN S. BROWN, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology 

JEANNE BUNDENS, Eastern University 

HARRY COOK, The King’s University College, Canada 

JANEL M. CURRY, Calvin College 

EDWARD B. DAVIS, Messiah College 

KARL V. EVANS, Lakewood, CO 

LOUISE M. FREEMAN, Mary Baldwin College 

OWEN GINGERICH, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 

JOHN W. HAAS, JR., Gordon College 

WALTER R. HEARN, Berkeley, California 

D. GARETH JONES, University of Otago, New Zealand 

CALVIN JONGSMA, Dordt College 

CHRISTOPHER B. KAISER, Western Theological Seminary 

GORDON R. LEWTHWAITE, California State University, Northridge 

H. NEWTON MALONY, Fuller Theological Seminary 

JOHN A. McINTYRE, Texas A&M University 

SARA MILES, Eastern University 

KEITH B. MILLER, Kansas State University 

STANLEY W. MOORE, Pepperdine University 

GEORGE L. MURPHY, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, OH 

ROBERT C. NEWMAN, Biblical Theological Seminary 


WALTER R. THORSON, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

PETER VIBERT, Wading River Congregational Church 

DAVIS A. YOUNG, Calvin College 


ESTHER MARTIN, Manuscript Editor 


Manuscript Guidelines 

The pages of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith (PSCF) are open to original, unpublished contributions that interact with science and Christian faith in a manner consistent with scientific and theological integrity. Published papers do not reflect any official position of the American Scientific Affiliation. 


1.  Submit all manuscripts to: Arie Leegwater, Editor, Calvin College, De Vries Hall, 1726 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4403. E-mail: Submissions are typically acknowledged within 10 days of their receipt. 

2.  Authors must submit an electronic copy of the manuscript formatted in Word as an email attachment. Typically 2–3 anonymous reviewers critique each manuscript submitted for publication. 

3.  Use endnotes for all references. Each note must have a unique number. Follow The Chicago Style Manual (14th ed., sections 15.1 to 15.426). 

4.  While figures and diagrams may be embedded within the Word text file of the manuscript, authors are required to also send them as individual electronic files (JPEG or TIFF format). Figure captions should be provided as a list at the end of the manuscript text. Authors are encouraged also to submit a sample of graphic art that can be used to illustrate their manuscript. 


ARTICLES are major treatments of a particular subject relating science to a Christian position. Such papers should be at least 2,000 words but not more than 6,000 words in length, excluding endnotes. An abstract of 50–150 words is required. Publication for such papers normally takes 9–12 months from the time of acceptance. 


COMMUNICATIONS are brief treatments of a wide range of subjects of interest to PSCF readers. Communications must not be longer than 2700 words, excluding endnotes. Communications are normally published 6–9 months from the time of acceptance. 


NEWS & VIEWS are short commentaries on current scientific discoveries or events, or opinion pieces on science and faith issues. Lengths range from 200 to 1,500 words. Submissions are typically published 3–6 months from the time of acceptance. 


BOOK REVIEWS serve to alert the readership to new books that appear significant or useful and engage these books in critical interaction. Guidelines for book reviewers can be obtained from the incoming book review editors. Note respective subject areas: 

·                     Rebecca Flietstra ( anthropology, biology, environment, neuroscience, origins, and social sciences. 

·                     James C. Peterson ( apologetics, biblical studies, bioethics, ethics, genetics, medical education, philosophy, and theology. 

·                     Arie Leegwater ( cosmology, engineering, history of science, mathematics, non-bio technologies, and physical sciences. 

The viewpoints expressed in the books reviewed, and in the reviews themselves, are those of the authors and reviewers respectively, and do not reflect an official position of the ASA. 


LETTERS to the Editor concerning PSCF content may be published unless marked not for publication. Letters submitted for publication must not be longer than 700 words and will be subject to editorial review. Letters are to be submitted as electronic copies. Letters accepted for publication will be published within 6 months. 


ADVERTISING is accepted in PSCF, subject to editorial approval. Please address inquiries for rates or further information to the Managing Editor. The ASA cannot take responsibility for any orders placed with advertisers in PSCF


AUTHORIZATION TO PHOTOCOPY MATERIAL for internal, personal, or educational classroom use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by ASA, ISSN: 0892-2675, provided that the appropriate fee is paid directly to Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA for conventional use, or check CCC online at the following address: No registration with CCC is needed: simply identify the article being copied, the number of copies, and the journal title (Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith). For those who wish to request permission for other kinds of copying or reprinting, kindly write to the Managing Editor. 

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