Date: March 03, 2011 03:30PM
The D&C and PoGP both give young earth accounts. However;
"We spend time dispelling the myth that evolution and religion are incompatible," Johnson said. "We try to unburden students from the idea of either-or. That's baggage they don't have to carry."
Johnson said his study of evolution has not diminished his faith, but has strengthened it by giving him a greater understanding of the creation.
"It gives me insight into the creator's mechanism," Johnson said. "I hope every student comes out of my class with a greater testimony of the creation God has made."
Whiting, who teaches a Book of Mormon class this semester as well as evolutionary biology, said he finds it much more impressive to view God creating species through the mechanism of evolution rather than individually.
"I find it very faith-affirming," Whiting said. "We learn about the nature of the creator."http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/71097