Geoscience Research Institute

News Archives – Jan-June 2002

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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  • The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region” requires free registration / 13 June 2002 / David Nesvorný, William F. Bottke Jr, Luke Dones, and Harold F. Levison / Nature, v.417, p.720-771
  • And Congress Said, Let There Be Other Views. Or Did It? / June 12, 2002 / David J. Hoff / Education Week
  • Critics Rave Over Icons of Evolution / June 12, 2002 / Jonathan Wells / Discovery Institute — a response to published reviews
  • EDITORIAL: Missing link / June 11, 2002 / Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) — response from the Discovery Institute
  • One school stands tall on expanding view of evolution / June 9, 2002 / Liz Sidoti / Cincinnati Enquirer — ‘Higher power’ OK in classes as state continues debate
  • Intelligent Design? / April 2002 / Natural History — reprint of a special report
    • Introduction / Richard Milner and Vittorio Maestro
    • The Challenge of Irreducible Complexity / Michael J. Behe — every living cell contains many ultrasophisticated molecular machines
    • The Flaw in the Mousetrap / Kenneth R. Miller — intelligent design fails the biochemistry test
    • Detecting Design in the Natural Sciences / William A. Dembski — intelligence leaves behind a characteristic signature
    • Mystery Science Theater / Robert T. Pennock — the case of the secret agent
    • Elusive Icons of Evolution / Jonathan Wells — what do Darwin’s finches and the four-winged fruit fly really tell us?
    • The Nature of Change / Eugenie C. Scott — evolutionary mechanisms give rise to basic structural differences
    • The Newest Evolution of Creationism / Barbara Forrest — intelligent design is about politics and religion, not science
  • Developing a Christian Worldview: Science and Evolution / October 2001 / Charles W. Colson and Nancy Pearcey / Tyndale House Publ — see also Amazon
  • A Case Against Accident and Self-Organization / May 2001 / Dean L. Overman / Rowman & Littlefield — see also Amazon
  • The Savior of Science / July 2000 / Stanley L. Jaki / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ — see also Amazon

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  • Avian Quick-Change Artists / June 2002 / Alexander V. Badyaev and Geoffrey E. Hill / Natural History Magazine — exemplars of rapid adaptation, house finches show that mothers know best
  • Cloning Can’t Be Stopped / June 2002 / Daniel J. Kevles / Technology Review (MIT)
  • What Wiped Out the Dinosaurs? / June 2002 / Edwin Dobb / Discover, v.23, n.6 — new studies suggest that dramatic climate changes were killing off behemoths even before the asteroid impact
  • Does the Universe Exist if We’re Not Looking? / June 2002 / Tim Folger / Discover, v. 23, n. 6 — eminent physicist John Wheeler says he has only enough time left to work on one idea: that human consciousness shapes not only the present but the past as well
  • Death of an Evolutionist / May 28, 2002 / John Wilson / Christianity Today — RIP Stephen Jay Gould
  • LETTER: Cloning, Science, and Beliefs” / May 27, 2002 / Tony Picking / The Scientist, v.16, n.11, p.14 — being a scientist does not preclude a strongly Biblical, pro-life stance
  • Designing Science by Politics” / May 27, 2002 / Barry A. Palevitz / The Scientist, v.16, n.11, p.25 — “where biological evolution is taught, the curriculum should help students to understand why the subject generates so much continuing controversy, and should prepare the students to be informed participants in public discussions regarding the subject”
  • PROFILE: Eugenie C. Scott” / May 27, 2002 / Myrna E. Watanabe / The Scientist, v.16, n.11, p.60 — ‘giving ammo to the choir’
  • Life can go on forever / 27 May 2002 / Philip Ball / Nature science update — an accelerating universe does not have to fry life
  • New word in life’s lexicon / 24 May 2002 / John Whitfield / Nature science update — researchers find 22nd amino acid in a microbe
  • Missing matter glimpsed? / 24 May 2002 / Tom Clarke / Nature science update — astronomers see signs of cold dark matter clumped around galaxies
  • Evolution, Males, and Violence / May 24, 2002 / David P. Barash / The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Creationism Scandalous / May 24, 2002 / Ted Olsen / Christianity Today — debate over evolution takes Britain by storm
  • Bottom-Up Apologist / May 24, 2002 / Karl W. Giberson / Christianity Today — John Polkinghorne — particle physicist, Gifford lecturer, Templeton Prize-winner, and parish priest
  • Seal of Disapproval / May 24, 2002 / Naomi Schaefer / Wall Street Journal — are evangelical views singled out for discrimination?
  • Similar Graphs Raised Suspicions on Bell Labs Research / May 23, 2002 / Kenneth Chang / New York Times
  • Image could show cosmos at 300,000 years old / May 23, 2002 / CNN
  • Psychology of an Evolutionist / May 23, 2002 / Eric Brandt / Intelligent Design Undergraduate Research Center (Access Research Network)
  • Stop the Cloning / May 23, 2002 / David Cameron / Technology Review — forget religion and politics, a top researcher says — reproductive cloning will never work because biology will always get in the way
  • Stephen Jay Gould dies / 21 May 2002 / John Whitfield / Nature science update — public face of evolution dies of cancer aged 60
  • Science Journalism with Genuine Balance / May 21, 2002 / Charles Colson / BreakPoint — a new documentary on the Mystery of Life’s Origin
  • CBHD Denounces Patenting of Human Cloning / May 16, 2002 / Daniel McConchie / The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
  • Killer blow / 4 May 2002 / Kate Ravilious / New Scientist — “A meteor the size of San Francisco hurtles towards the Earth at 20 kilometres a second …”
  • Tool-using Birds / November 2000 / David M. Bird / Birdwatcher’s Digest
  • Enuma Elish: The Epic of Creation / L.W. King, translator / from The Seven Tablets of Creation (London, 1902)

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  • Polyphyly and the Cambrian Explosion” / 2001 / L. James Gibson / Origins 52:3-6 — discussion of the sudden appearance of a wide diversity of fossils at and near the base of the Phanerozoic sediments
  • Local Catastrophes, or a Worldwide Deluge?” / 2001 / L. James Gibson / Origins 52:53-56 — an analysis of local flood theories, including one by Ryan and Pitman
  • Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth / 2000 / Larry Vardiman, Andrew A. Snelling, and Eugene F. Chaffin, eds. / Institute for Creation Research & Creation Research Society — see review: “Time Dependency of Radioisotope Decay” / 2001 / R. H. Brown /Origins 52:48-52

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  • High-water mark / 18 February 2002 / Sara Abdulla / Nature science update — bleak forecast for sea level in 2100
  • Facts to the Wind / February 16-17, 2002 / Benjamin Wiker (fellow at the Discovery Institute) / National Review online — reviewing Monkey Trial, a PBS documentary
  • Exploding star strafed Earth / 12 February 2002 / Philip Ball / Nature science udpate — a supernova may have caused mass extinction two million years ago
  • Jurassic vomit comes up at meeting / 12 February 2002 / Philip Ball / Nature science udpate — fossilized sick shows what marine reptiles ate for breakfast
  • Progress in the Ark Search” (.pdf) / February 2002 / John D. Morris / Acts & Facts, v.31, n.2, p.1-2

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