This past week I went to a lecture by Frances Collins, head of the Human Genome Project and author of "Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief". It was surprisingly light. The lecture itself was non-technical in nature and even included a clip from his appearance on the Colbert Report. He basically argued in favor of theistic evolution. I got the tickets from Leighton Ford and got to meet him on Wednesday night. He was warm and totally present, but when he is done with a conversation, he is done with a conversation... All in all, I suppose this is not a bad way to be. You give people attention when you are with them and everyone is clear about what is going on. Just between you and me (and every person in the world with internet access) I was really hoping to sit with him at the lecture, but it didn't pan out.
As for the theistic evolution, I guess I am not fundamentally opposed to this view. My personal view is that I don't know what happened. The Genesis account is unbelievably poetic and it would not surprise me one bit if it didn't refer to a seven day creation. Whereas on the other hand, the Isrealites sure thought it was a seven day period. For what it is worth, I think it is possible that the Universe is young but was necessarily created with age or that the earth is much older and theistic evolution is certainly a possibility, although in general I don't think the time-line is quite right for evolution (i.e. - the Cambrian Explosion). This does not make good teaching material.