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Faculty: Ralph Stearley

Ralph Stearley


  • 2017 Stearley, R. F. Five biographical entries for the Zondervan Dictionary of Christianity and Science, edited by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss: “William Whewell”; “Alfred Russel Wallace”, “Thomas Henry Huxley”; “Stephen Jay Gould”, “Davis A. Young”.
  • 2016 Stearley, R. F. Biotic Succession in the Stratigraphic Record: Is it More than Ammunition in a Perceived Culture War? Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado (invited presentation).
  • 2016 Stearley, R. F., and G. R. Smith. Salmonid Fishes from Mio-Pliocene Lake Sediments in the Western Snake River Plain and the Great Basin. Pp. 1-43, 17 figs., 4 tables, 3 maps. In: Fishes of the Mio-Pliocene Western Snake River Plain and vicinity. Miscellaneous Publications of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, No. 204.
  • 2016 Stearley, R.F. Chapter 13. Fossils of the Grand Canyon. IN: Carol Ann Hill, Wayne Ranney, and Tim Helble, eds., Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth. Kregel Publications.
  • 2014. Stearley, R. F., and G. R. Smith. “Salmons, trout and char of the Miocene Chalk Hills and Pliocene Glenns Ferry Lakes on the Snake River Plain, Idaho and Oregon.” Abstracts of the Workshop on Late Cenozoic to Recent Geologic and Biotic History of the Snake River, March 24-26, Pocatello, Idaho.
  • 2013. Stearley, R. F. “The Cambrian explosion: how much bang for the buck?” Review essay, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 65 (4):245-257.
  • 2012. Stearley, R. F. “What I wish my pastor knew: about rocks, fossils, and the evidences for geologic time.” Chapter 11 in D. B. Haarsma and S. Hoezee, eds., Delight in Creation: Scientists Share their Work with the Church. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Center for Excellence in Preaching.
  • 2009. Stearley, R. F. "Assessing evidences for the evolution of human cognitive platform for "soulish behaviors". Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 61 (3):152-174.
  • 2008. Young, D. A., and R. F. Stearley. The Bible, Rocks and Time. Inter-Varsity Press, 510 pp., Calvin Funded
    project—Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship.
  • 2006. Stearley, R.F. Calvin College Paleontology Laboratory Manual, illustrated by Jody Brown. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Calvin College.


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