Darrel R. Falk

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Darrel R. Falk
OccupationProfessor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University
Known forAuthor and Biologist
TitleEmeritus Professor

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,[1] 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.[2] He then completed his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 1973.[2]

Career and research[edit]

He did post-doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia (1973–74) and at the University of California at Irvine, California (1974–76).[2] 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.

His research interests have included molecular genetics of Drosophila melanogaster, organization of genes; and mechanism of repair of chromosome breaks.

Falk is a Christian and believes in theistic evolution.[3][4] 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".[5][6]

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.[7]


  • 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


  1. ^ "The BioLogos Team". BioLogos Foundation. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  2. ^ a b c "Darrel R. Falk". Point Loma Nazarene University. 2009. Archived from the original on 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  3. ^ http://blog.beliefnet.com/scienceandthesacred/2009/09/on-reducing-irreducible-complexity-part-ii.html
  4. ^ Video on YouTube
  5. ^ "Our History: 2006 to Today". BioLogos Foundation. Archived from the original on 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  6. ^ "What we believe". BioLogos Foundation. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  7. ^ Falk, Darrel (May 3, 2012). "The BioLogos Forum - Darrel Falk". BioLogos Foundation. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-03.

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