Today’s interview is with biochemist Fazale Rana, executive vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe, a science-faith think tank based in Southern California. He talks about his journey to faith, the role of natural theology, trying to create life in the lab, the thesis of his new book, how we define life, two different approaches to synthetic biology, the goals for synthetic biology, possible moral issues behind artificial life (are we playing God?), the harmonization between new scientific discoveries and scripture, RTB’s origin of life model, the plausibility of “pre-biotic soup,” the future of synthetic biology, the apologetic value of science, having confidence in the scriptures, and more.
Full Interview MP3 here (47 min)
Books by Fuz Rana include:
• Creating Life in the Lab: How New Discoveries in Synthetic Biology Make a Case for the Creator
• The Cell’s Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator’s Artistry
• Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off
• Who Was Adam?: A Creation Model Approach to the Origin of Man