It has been six months since the last posting; here is the updated
list of Creation/Evolution periodicals (please mail any additions or
corrections to me so that they can be included in the next list).
1. _NCSE Reports_ ($10/year, 6 issues per year, ~24 pp.)
NCSE / P.O. Box 9477 / Berkeley, CA 94709-0477
Newsletter of the National Center for Science Education (formerly
titled _Creation/Evolution Newsletter_). Reports on debates, legal
actions, creationist activities. Their book ordering service sells
many excellent publications, and tapes of debates and lectures.
Membership is $15 per year. "Joint" membership is $22 per year
and includes _Creation/Evolution Journal_ (see below). Back issues
are available at $15 per volume (year). Current issue is Volume 10,
number 3. Members get a book discount of 20%.
Absolutely required for anyone interested in keeping tabs on the
creationists, or looking for a good source of books.
2. _Creation/Evolution Journal_ ($12/year, 4 issues per year, ~50 pp.)
7 Harwood Drive / P.O. Box 146 / Amherst, NY 14226-0146
Journal published by the American Humanist Association. Mostly
scholarly articles, occasional exchanges between a creationist
and an evolutionist. Some issues devoted to single topics (e.g.
Noah's Ark, the Paluxy River footprints, etc.)
There is no membership. Back issues are available at $3 each,
or I-XXV for $50. Current issue is XXVI. Publishing has been
somewhat sporadic of late. The NCSE will be helping to get the
Journal back on track in that regard.
Very highly recommended for anyone interested in debating
creationists, or reading rebuttals to common creationist arguments.
3. _Acts & Facts_ & _Impact_ (FREE, 12 issues per year, ~16 pp.)
ICR / P.O. Box 2667 / El Cajon, CA 92021
The monthly voice of the ICR - the most famous Creationist
organization. _Acts & Facts_ contains reports on debates,
creationist activities, legal actions. _Impact_ is a scholarly
article on one scientific topic. Recent issues also include
_Back To Genesis_, an article with a Biblical slant.
Voting membership in the ICR requires a postgraduate degree
and signing of a statement of belief. Occasional good book deals
(on Master Books publications) are distributed with the magazine.
To my knowledge, back issues are not available, but back _Impact_
articles are occasionally published in bound collections by Master
Books. Current issue of _Acts & Facts_ is Volume 19, number 8.
Current _Impact_ is #206. Current _Back To Genesis_ is #20.
Very highly recommended to both sides. The price is hard to
4. _Origins Research_ ($5/year, 2 issues per year, ~12 pp.)
Students for Origins Research / P.O. Box 38069 / Colorado Springs,
The biannual newsletter of Students For Origins Research, a
creationist organization which seems to concentrate most of its
activity on college campuses. Includes reports on activities,
exchanges between creationists and evolutionists, and occasional
The newsletter is free to students and educators, if the
request is mailed on university letterhead paper. They have a
book ordering service, which sells a limited number of titles.
Back issues are $1 each. Current issue is Volume 12, Number 2.
Highly recommended. In the past, I'd have recommended the
SOR over the ICR any day. But quality seems to be slipping, and
an attempt to publish quarterly has failed (twice a year isn't
enough to keep me in reading material).
5. _Creation Research Society Quarterly_ ($20/year, 4 issues, ~45 pp.)
Membership Secretary, CRS / P.O. Box 14016 / Terre Haute, IN 47803
Research journal of the Creation Research Society. Includes mostly
scholarly articles and book reviews. A decent book ordering service
Membership in the CRS requires signing of a statement of belief.
Voting membership requires an advanced degree in science. The
subscription rate is lower for members ($12 students, $17 other).
Back issues are available at $20.00 per volume ($17 for members).
Current issue is Volume 27, Number 1.
Recommended for those interested in technical articles from
the creationist side. The scholarship is similar to that of the
ICR, but quantity is greater (one _CRSQ_ versus three _Impact_).
6. _Bible-Science Newsletter_ ($15/year, 12 issues, ~20pp.)
B-SA / P.O. Box 32457 / Minneapolis, MN 55432
Monthly newsletter of the Bible-Science Association. Contains
letters, semi-technical articles, reports on activities. The
B-SA has the best book-ordering service of any of the creationist
organizations (they sell titles from many other publishers,
including the ICR's publishing house).
Membership requires signing of a statement of belief, and
costs $22/year. Students and libraries get a reduced rate of
$12/year. As far as I can tell, back issues are not available.
Current issue is Volume 28, Number 7-8.
Getting on the "book-ordering" list is recommended for all.
The newsletter is somewhat hard-core (conspiracy theories, debates
on geocentrism, etc.). Only recommended for thick-skinned
evolutionists, or radical creationists.
7. _Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith_ ($25/year, 4 issues per
year, ~70 pp.)
ASA / P.O. Box 688 / Ipswich, MA 01938
Quarterly journal of the American Scientific Affiliation. Contains
articles on various topics and book reviews. Topics of articles
range from technical, to religious, to political.
Membership to the ASA requires a bachelor's degree in science,
and signing of a statement of belief ($45/year). Non-voting members
need only sign the statement of belief ($40/year). Students get a
discount ($20/year). Membership includes the journal and a bimonthly
newsletter (which I don't review because I don't receive it). Back
issues are available at $2 (1963-1982) or $5 (1983-1988) each.
Current issue is Volume 42, Number 2.
The ASA is as close to neutral as it's possible to get, I guess.
The ICR split off the ASA decades ago because they endorsed teaching
of evolution. The NCSE assuses the ASA of being creationist. The
journal does not contain much of relevance to the Creation/Evolution
debate. Probably of interest only to Christians who are scientists.
Chris Stassen stassen@netcom.UUCP