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My friend Steven Anderson summarized for me his reaction to the Ted Davis interview, and I would like to post his comments for others to consider. – Stephen A. MacDonald Here is what Steven Anderson wrote to me: Dear Steve, Upon your recommendation, I listened to the . . . → Read More: Ted Davis interview: A History of the Creation-Evolution Conflict
Randy and the executive council have asked me to help them develop an electronic magazine that will intrigue and attract grad students and post-docs to the ASA. I have had great conversations with many of you already, and we’re excited about producing stories that reveal the exciting research that our fellow ASA members are doing. . . . → Read More: Together we can attract more young people to the ASA!
The 2010 ASA annual meeting is set to begin on Friday July 30. The first plenary talk will feature Congressman Venon Ehlers, an ASA member for many years. Other plenary speakers and contributed papers can be seen in the final program and the abstract book.
Audio files of talks are being posted at
Attendees and ASA members . . . → Read More: Science, Faith, and Public Policy
Recently the ASA sent a poll to its members concerning origins. Roughly half responded. The ASA is a fellowship of professional scientists and technologists who are Christians. The American Geophysical Union did a similar poll concerning global warming and found a huge difference of opinion between climatologists and petroleum engineers with 97% of climatologists affirming anthropogenic . . . → Read More: ASA Origins Survey with Correction
A recent poll of ASA members showed some interesting results.
1. 73% of Christian professionals in the sciences affirmed the following: “Plants and animals developed through evolutionary processes” (with natural and/or non-natural causes from ancestral forms)
2. 60% affirmed “Plants and animals developed through evolutionary processes with natural causes from ancestral forms.”
3. 61% affirmed “Biologically, Homo Sapiens evolved . . . → Read More: Hamilton’s Rule
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, astronomer and currently president of the ASA Executive Council, is the featured guest May 11 and May 12, 2010, on the radio show “Afternoons with Dr. David Anderson” from 3pm to 4pm EDT on WAVA 105.1 FM in Washington, DC. The program can be heard on the internet. Listen to the show and . . . → Read More: Building a Bridge Between Faith and Science
The response of ASA members to the resignation of Bruce Waltke from RTS prompts me to write this. Perhaps I am mis-reading my fellow ASAers, but it seems that there is little grasp of a divide that occurred in evangelicalism over forty years ago–a divide that continues to this day as I see it. This is . . . → Read More: Is Inerrancy the Defining Feature of Evangelicalism?
This is an “on the lighter side” post but knowing how strongly people feel about their computers, cell phones, etc., it might generate lots of controversy.
Being the Apple fanboy that I am, I was a fairly early adopter of the iPad. I did wait a week, so managed to express a bit of restraint.
I’m finding that . . . → Read More: iPad as an ASA reader
I’d like to share a few experiences from the AAAS meeting in San Diego last weekend.
First and foremost, and most relevant to this blog, was the DoSER (Dialog on Science, Ethics, and Religion) reception, held annually at these meetings. This is an AAAS sponsored program. At the reception, AAAS Vice President Al Teich and Francis Collins . . . → Read More: AAAS Meeting