Joined: April 2007
Somebody realized that BI:NP indeed needs some help:
|Scientific Proceedings Published, Challenging Conventional Neo-Darwinian Theory|
"This is by far the most rigorous and in-depth re-examination of the sufficiency ofneo-Darwinian theory. Never have so many well-credentialed scientists, representing so many disciplines, united so effectively to look beyondthe standardmutation-selection paradigm." - The Editors
WACO, Texas, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Scientific Publishing has just released the proceedings of a symposium held in the spring of 2011, where a diverse group of scientists gathered at Cornell University to critically re-examine neo-Darwinian theory. This symposium brought together experts in information theory, computer science, numerical simulation, thermodynamics, evolutionary theory, whole organism biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, physics, biophysics, mathematics, and linguistics.
This is a milestone book. For over 100 years, it has been very widely believed that the mutation/selection process is sufficient to explain virtually everything within the biological realm. The 29 contributors to this volume bring into serious question this neo-Darwinian paradigm. They use their wide-ranging expertise to carefully examine a series of fundamental theoretical problems that are now emerging.These problems all relate to the exploding field ofbiological information. Biological information is becoming the primary focus of 21stcentury biological research. Within each cell there are information systems surpassing the best human information technologies. These systems create what is essentially a biological internet within each cell. The authors, although holding diverse philosophical perspectives, unanimously agree that the mutation/selection process is not adequate to explain the labyrinth of informational networks that are essential for life.
Several clear themes emerged from the research papers within this volume: 1) Information is indispensable to our understanding of what life is; 2) Biological information is more than the molecular structures that embody it; 3) Conventional chemical and evolutionary mechanisms are insufficient to fully explain the labyrinth of information that is life.
The book, Biological Information – New Perspectives, was edited by R. Marks, M. Behe, W. Dembski, B. Gordon, and J. Sanford. This volume presents 24 technical papers summarizing the research findings of 29 contributing scientists. The 24 technical papers are open access, and can be freely downloaded from http://www.worldscientific.com/worldsc....8#t=toc . Additional information about the book is available at the same site. The book is available from World Scientific Publishing, Amazon.com, and FMSpub.org.
Source: FMS Foundation, sponsor of the proceedings. For more information contact Dr. Robert Marks at Baylor University ([...]).
SOURCE FMS Foundation
Too bad, that announcing the free download pages won't help to sell more books.
Initially I misread the foundations name for FSM. I don't know what FMS stands for but Flying Monster Spaghettis seems unlikely. Since there is nothing but BI:NP on the foundation's pages it seems likely that its sole purpose is to promote BI:NP without linking it to sites where the link to ID-creationism would be instantly obvious. As a Google search for BI:NP limited to the last 24 hours resulted in 10 pages with news articles just copied from FMS's above cited press release this strategy might work.
whois identified Jimmie Pamplin as the site's registrant who is also the page owner of
logosresearchassociates.org which has the following statement on its openening page:
|Who are we?|
We are a fellowship of scholars and scientists who faithfully hold to the teachings of Jesus Christ and all of his Word, and also faithfully hold to the scientific method and the need for scientific integrity.
What is our goal?
As Ambassadors for Christ we seek to encourage others to believe in Jesus, to faithfully and deliberately believe what Jesus taught, and to believe God’s revealed Word – the Bible – which is the power of God to salvation. We use scholarship, logic, and the scientific method to show that the historical claims of the Bible are not only credible, but are superior to evolutionary theory to explain the origin of the world we see. We freely acknowledge our own fallibility, the inherent limits of “historical science”, and the need for “faith” by adherents of any view about ultimate origins. We urge all people to NOT put their faith in us, or any other form of human authority, but ultimately to put their faith in Jesus Christ.
How can we help you?
There is a great deal of misinformation, deception, and confusion surrounding the origins debate, which should not surprise us, as this is a key spiritual battleground. We at Logos do not have all the answers, but we can offer you strong, logical, and scientific reasons to embrace Biblical history. A large part of accepting Biblical history is rejecting what is popularly taught as “evolutionary history”. Evolutionary theory can now largely be discredited, and we can show you this to be true. We stand by Christ’s claim when He said “I am the Truth”. Are you seeking the Truth? Then we have information which can help you!
What do we do?
As scholars and scientists we delve deeply into the scientific controversies which affect Christian belief and unbelief. We are doing high quality original research that can challenge many academic dogmas of our day – in areas such as cosmology, geology, genetics, and archeology. We are building national and international collaborative research teams. We wish to effectively communicate our findings, and the findings of others, to people like you.
What can you do?
Please consider our evidences. Please be encouraged in your Christian faith. Please decide to be more faithful to Christ – by deliberately choosing to believe Him, and follow Him. If you are a scholar or scientist, share our vision, and feel you can contribute to our work – please contact us by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
phone (714) 425-9474, or
write to: Logos Research Associates, 3232 W. MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Here's what logos says about Pamplin:
Secretary-Treasurer of Logos Research Associates, Senior Ambassador
Active in creation science circles, Jim became acquainted with a number of Bible-believing scientists. When several found themselves displaced from the research they loved, Jim introduced them to Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. After prayerful consideration and with encouragement from Pastor Chuck and the Calvary Chapel board, the group incorporated as Logos Research Associates. Jim now serves Logos as office administrator, (i.e., paper-shuffler/pencil-pusher/bean-counter).
ETA link to wikipedia article on Pastor Chuck Smith
ETA link to Google search for "Scientific Proceedings Published, Challenging Conventional Neo-Darwinian Theory"
Edited by sparc on Aug. 13 2013,14:50
"[...] the type of information we find in living systems is beyond the creative means of purely material processes [...] Who or what is such an ultimate source of information? [...] from a theistic perspective, such an information source would presumably have to be God."
- William Dembski -