Geoscience Research Institute

News Archives – Jan-June 2001

DISCLAIMER:  The following links do not necessarily represent endorsement by the Geoscience Research Institute, but are meant to provide information from a wide range of viewpoints and expertise on scientific issues, religious issues, and the interface between the two, particularly in the area of creation and evolution.


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  • Evolution’s Youth Movement / June 2, 2001 / Bruce Bower / Science News Online, v.159, n.22 — fossil children may harbor clues to humanity’s origins
  • Jellyplants on Mars / June 1, 2001 / NASA — scientists are creating a new breed of glowing plants to help humans explore Mars
  • Neutrinos Reveal Star’s Inner Secrets / 1 June 2001 / Physical Review Focus — birth of a black hole could be detected from neutrino observations; see “Evolution of Proto-Neutron Stars with Quarks” /  4 June 2001 / José A. Pons, Andrew W. Steiner, Madappa Prakash, and James M. Lattimer / Physical Review Letters, v.86, p.5223
  • ARN-Announce / May 31, 2001 / Dennis Wagner / Access Research Network, n.15 — upcoming events and new articles, books, videos and other resources on Intelligent Design
  • Tours power tools / 30 May 2001 / Henry Gee / Nature science update — tool transport is as reliable an indicator of early human activity as tool use itself
  • The Defective Image: How Darwinism Fails to Provide an Adequate Account of the World / April 2001 / Ben M. Carter / University Press of America — see also Amazon

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  • Complexity Research and Its Challenge to Other Disciplines (colloquy live) / May 10, 2001 (noon, EST) / Chronicle of Higher Education — How can complexity theory reshape the way scholars examine evolution, economics, and many other fields?
  • Weekly Wedge Update / Phillip E. Johnson — the latest news on the Intelligent Design movement
  • Pennridge is in a whirl over evolution / May 7, 2001 / Pervaiz Shallwani / The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), p.B1 — skeptic of Darwinian theory to speak tonight; author’s visit comes a day before high school curriculum committee to meet on creationism
  • Life’s intelligent design / May 7, 2001 / Steve Maynard / News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) — author of Darwin on Trial sees a win
  • Some teachers talk of alternatives to evolution theory / May 7, 2001 / Debbie Cafazzo / News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)
  • God’s two books: nature and Scripture / May 5, 2001 / Elizabeth Nickson / National Post Online
  • Louisiana calls Darwin a racist / May 4, 2001 / Fiona Morgan / Salon.com (San Francisco, CA) — state Legislature casts Darwin in the same league as Hitler; science educator says it’s going to be a rough year for evolutionists
  • Genetically altered babies born / 4 May 2001 / David Whitehouse / BBC News — see also: Questions & Answers
  • CHEMISTRY: Mineral left right behind / 1 May 2001 / Philip Ball / Nature science update — suggestion that the ‘left-handed’ amino acids that make up our proteins were first segregated on the surface of rocks before life began
  • ARN-Announce / April 30, 2001 / Dennis Wagner / Access Research Network, n.14 — upcoming events and new articles, books, videos and other resources on Intelligent Design
  • The Genetic Archaeology of Race” / April 2001 / Steve Olson / The Atlantic Monthly, v.287, n.4, p.69-80 — DNA analysis is explaining where “racial difference” comes from and what it does and doesn’t mean; the study of human genetic variation has become the most contentious area in modern science
  • Is Life That Simple? / April 2001 / Eli Kintisch / Discover, v.22 — as a team of researchers strips genes from the simplest bacterium to create a life-form nature never thought of, some wonder what might happen if it gets out of the lab
  • High Priest of Evolution Reveals His Religion / February 2001 / Gary L. Achtemeier / True.Origin Archive — Stephen Jay Gould and social Darwinism
  • The Design Argument” (.pdf) / 2001 / Elliott Sober / in: The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Religion
  • An Introduction to Intelligent Design / Peter Gegenheimer / Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • Genomes to Life / Office of Biological and Environmental Research and Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Harun Yahya (Istanbul, Turkey) — book author proving the existence and marvelous creation of Allah, revealing the fallacy of materialistic and atheistic philosophies, demolishing their foremost mainstay, Darwinism, and dealing with the basic issues referred to in the Qur’an and political issues concerning Muslims
  • C. Warren Irvin, Jr., Collection of Charles Darwin and Darwiniana / June 1999 / Roger Mortimer and Jason A. Pierce / Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina

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  • Science, Life, and Christian Belief: A Survey of Contemporary Issues / July 1999 / Malcolm A. Jeeves and R. J. Berry / Baker Books — also see review: “A Balanced View of Science and Faith” / 1998 / Clyde L. Webster / Origins 25(2):99-101; and Amazon
  • The Mythology of Modern Dating Methods / 1999 / John Woodmorappe / Institute for Creation Research — also see review: “Are Radioisotope Dating Methods Reliable?” / 1998 / R. H. Brown / Origins 25(2):104-108
  • Mere Creation: Science, Faith, & Intelligent Design / September 1998 / William A. Dembski (ed.) / InterVarsity Press — also see review: “Intelligent Design Comes of Age” / 1998 / L. James Gibson / Origins 25(2):101-104; and Amazon

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  • The Wedge: A Progress Report / April 16, 2001 / Phillip E. Johnson / Access Research Network — two goals of the Wedge strategy: (1) legitimate the topic of intelligent design, and hence the critique of Darwinism and its basis in naturalistic philosophy, within the mainstream intellectual community; (2) make the critique of naturalism the central focus of discussion in the religious world, replacing the deadlocked debate over the Genesis chronology
  • The “New” Creationism / April 16, 2001 / Robert Wright / Slate, msn.com — now evolutionists find themselves arrayed, not against traditional creationism, but the more sophisticated intelligent design theory
  • Universe began by colliding with another / April 13, 2001 / Richard Stenger / CNN
  • Meteorite disappoints scientists after a year-long study / April 6, 2001 / CNN — a meteorite that fell on a frozen Canadian lake has been found to contain none of the organic ingredients believed necessary to have initiated life on Earth
  • A Map to Nowhere / April 2001 / Tom Bethell / The American Spectator — the genome isn’t a code and we can’t read it
  • The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future / November 2000 / Richard B. Alley / Princeton University Press — see also Amazon
  • Page Museum – La Brea Tar Pits / Los Angeles, California — saber-toothed cats, Columbian mammoths … the world-famous repository of Ice Age fossils
  • A History and Analysis of the 15.7 Light-Year Universe” / March 1988 / Perry G. Phillips / Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, v.40, n.1, p.19-23 — history and validity of  the young-universe theory that material bodies can be located at great distances while the light-travel time from them remains quite short

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  • Where We Come From” / January 29, 2001 / U.S. News & World Report — recent advances in genetics are starting to illuminate the wanderings of early humans
  • Did early man mix it up?” / January 29, 2001 / U.S. News & World Report — Neanderthal mystery
  • Monkey Business / January 11, 2001 / Lauren Kern / Dallas Observer — William Dembski thought Baylor University would be the perfect place to investigate a scientific alternative to Darwinism. He didn’t know he’d be crucified for his cause.
  • Intelligent Design Coming Clean / November 17, 2000 / William A. Dembski / Access Research Network
  • The Journey: In Search of Our Origins (video) / Bruce Tiffney, Jeffrey Schloss, Alan Wallace (panel discussion) / Access Research Network
  • Darwinism: Science or Naturalistic Philosophy (video study kit) / William B. Provine and Phillip E. Johnson (debate at Stanford University) / Access Research Network — a teaching kit for home, church, or school that contains 3 important resources available for examining the questions surrounding the origins controversy
  • Design as a Research Program: 14 Questions to Ask About Design / June 13, 2000 / William A. Dembski / Access Research Network

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