Monday, July 15, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" July 15, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 15

4:00 – Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. Meyer joins us.

5:00 – A Martyr’s Crown
While on assignment for The Catholic Sun, the Archdiocese of Phoenix newspaper, Joyce Coronel discovered the story of those who have fled the violence and religious persecution in her their native Iraq. She relates these stories in her new novel, "A Martyr's Crown." Coronel has taken elements of her life growing up in Scottsdale and as a writer for The Catholic Sun to craft a story loosely based on the real hardships facing Chaldean Catholics living in the Middle East. She joins us today.

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