Geoscience Research Institute

News Archives – July-Dec 2006

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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  • Agreement Ends Textbook Sticker Case / December 19, 2006 / Cobb County School District — end to a lawsuit over stickers addressing evolution that were placed in science textbooks
  • Intelligent design equals creationism / December 19, 2006 / Bo Alawine / Hattiesburg American (Mississippi) — a response to “Darwin’s Deadly Legacy,” a program by Coral Ridge Ministries that aired a few weeks ago on WDAM-TV
  • Human-chimp difference may be bigger / 19 December 2006 / contact: David Bricker / EurekAlert!
  • How to avoid a bat / 18 December 2006 / contact: Cherry Lewis / EurekAlert! — new findings change our understanding of the co-evolution of bats and moths and have implications for the hearing of many other animals
  • Top Ten Junk Science Moments for 2006 / December 14, 2006 / Steven Milloy / Fox News
  • What Is the Hobbit? / December 12, 2006 / Tabitha M. Powledge /  PLoS (Public Library of Science) Biol, v.4, n.12, p.e440 — the tiny hominid bones of Homo floresiensis, which a joint Australian-Indonesian team unearthed in 2003 on the Indonesian island of Flores, have quickly become as celebrated (and derided) as any find in the tempestuous history of human paleontology

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  • Oceanic Invasions Across Darwin’s Impassable Barrier / July 6, 2006 / Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute / Science Daily
  • VCU professor will not return / July 6, 2006 / Gary Robertson / Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) — an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who complained that an introductory biology textbook had leanings toward creationism and short-changed evolution will not be teaching this fall
  • Caution about ‘Ark’ discovery / 5 July 2006 / Tas Walker / Creation Ministries International — a group of Texas adventurers announced last week that they found the remains of Noah’s Ark on the slopes of a rugged mountain in Iran, but we need to be cautious about this latest claim
  • Top five science blogs / 5 July 2006 / Declan Butler / Nature (news@nature) — weblogs written by scientists are relatively rare, but some of them are proving popular
  • Jerry Bergman / 5 July 2006 / CreationWiki (Encyclopedia of Creation Science) — Bergman’s doubts about Darwinism, which resulted from a 35 year long study of evolution, has resulted in much opposition from what Stephen Gould calls Darwin Fundamentalists.
  • Cardinal condemns stem-cell researchers / 4 July 2006 / Ned Stafford / Nature (news@nature) — excommunication threat may extend to all working with embryonic cells
  • ‘Miracle recovery’ shows brain’s resilience / 3 July 2006 / Michael Hopkin / Nature (news@nature) — man who ‘awoke’ after 19 years shows how nerve cells can regrow
  • Krebs: Origin of life cannot be proven yet / July 3, 2006 / Earl Watt / Southwest Daily Times (Liberal, Kansas)
  • Darwin and God: can they co-exist? / July 3, 2006 / Inayat Bunglawala / comment is free (Guardian, UK) — Muslim scientists must ensure that Islam’s encounter with evolution does not turn out to be its Galileo moment
  • Collective evolution and the genetic code / July 3, 2006 / Kalin Vetsigian, Carl Woese, and Nigel Goldenfeld / Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA — horizontal gene transfer
  • ARN-Announce, n.56 / July 1, 2006 / Dennis Wagner / Access Research Network — the ID Arts Initiative
  • Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason / PBS

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