Darrel R. Falk
Darrel R. Falk
|Occupation||Professor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University|
|Known for||Author and Biologist|
Darrel R. Falk (born 1946) is an American biologist. He is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University and is the past president and a current senior advisor with BioLogos Foundation, an advocacy group that emphasizes compatibility between science and Christian faith.
Falk attended Simon Fraser University, originally planning to become a medical doctor. In his second university semester, he signed up for Introduction to Biology, Genetics, and Developmental Biology. Falk graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then completed his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 1973.
Career and research
He did post-doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia (1973–74) and at the University of California at Irvine, California (1974–76). He was an Assistant/Associate Professor at Syracuse University from 1976 to 1984. Then a professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene College in Ohio from 1984 to 1988. Since 1988, he has been a professor at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Falk is a Christian and believes in theistic evolution. He is the past president (2009-2012) of The BioLogos Foundation, founded by geneticist Francis Collins, which seeks to find "harmony between science and biblical faith" by advocating for "an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation".
He has authored a book on the creation-evolution controversy titled Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (InterVarsity Press, 2004), with a foreword by Collins. He has been critical of the intelligent design movement and written about the movement frequently on The BioLogos Foundation's website.
- Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (InterVarsity Press, 2004)
- Affirming: The Brightening Lamp (with Arthur F. Seamans) (Point Loma Press, 2002) ISBN 0-9652698-6-8
- "The BioLogos Team". BioLogos Foundation. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
- "Darrel R. Falk". Point Loma Nazarene University. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
- Video on YouTube
- "Our History: 2006 to Today". BioLogos Foundation. Archived from the original on 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
- "What we believe". BioLogos Foundation. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
- Falk, Darrel (May 3, 2012). "The BioLogos Forum - Darrel Falk". BioLogos Foundation. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-03.