By: David Rice
To: Rob Bamford
Re: Who is The ICR Continued #1
The "PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES" of the Graduate School:
"The purpose of the ICR Graduate School is to discover truth
about the universe by scientific research, to correlate and
apply such scientific data within the supplemental integrating
framework of Biblical creationism, and to implement them
effectively in traditional graduate degree programs with
standard core curriculum in science and education.
[Note by david rice: The ICR cult's verbage above, if they were
truthful, should read "to correlate and apply such Biblical
creationism within the supplemental integrating framework of
"The immediate goal of the ICR Graduate School is to foster
research and provide graduate-level training in those fields of
natural science that are particularly relevant to the study of
origins. The long-range goal is to prepare talented graduates
in science and education for future Christian leadership."
The ICR's "EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY":
"The programs and curricula of the Graduate School present the
standard factual scientific content of comparable courses in
accredited secular institutions, using standard scientific
textbooks, journal articles, and other learning materials. In
addition, where appropriate, supplemental interpretive material is
presented in accordance with the distinctive ICR mission and
beliefs, and in accord with the cherished American principles of
academic freedom and civil rights, as applicable particularly to
private Christian educational institutions.
"While somewhat innovative in the current educational context,
this approach to the understanding and teaching of science is
essentially the same as that of the founding fathers of science
(Newton, Boyle, etc.), and of our nation and its first schools
and colleges. In no way does this philosophy subtract from the
standard scientific content, but rather enriches it. Opposing
philosophies are treated extensively and fairly, so that
graduates are well equipped in all areas covered by secular
institutions, with the supplementary advantage of learning also
the rational [sic] for the ICR interpretation of scientific
data related to origins and earth history."
7,100 book volumes
275 periodicals (5,500 volumes)
825 non-book volumes
3,850 faculty volumes
Access to the Christian Heritage College Library.
"The library houses a specialized Biblical/Theological
collection of 3500 volumes. The Ellingson/Ehlert library
augments the students research well. This collection offers the
student an opportunity to research and construct a Biblical
model complimenting the scientific models presented in the
classroom...The Library of the Institute for Creation Research
is most well known for its collection of creationist books, and
of books and periodicals of immediate relevance to the
creation/evolution question. It is probably unexcelled by any
other library in these respects."
"The ICR building contains approximately 21,000 square feet of
floor space. Major space allocations are for the Museum of
Creation and Earth History, library and library offices, four
science labs, computer center...Each of the laboratories can
also be used as a small classroom. All classes, as graduate
courses, have small enrollments, so this alternate usage is
quite feasible. There is also one room used only as a
classroom, and this is large enough to accommodate thirty or
more students, if necessary. At present, the labs are used
mainly for thesis research. Graduate laboratory instructional
classes are available in each major.
"The Museum of Creation and Earth History is open to the public
and is frequently toured by visiting classes of school
children, as well as individuals. Graduate students often
participate in preparation of museum exhibits."
DIVISION OF GRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH
"Most members appointed to the faculty of the ICR Graduate
School have terminal degrees in their fields of instruction or
the clear equivalent of such a degree in terms of relevant
research experience and publications. All faculty members are
also expected to be of high moral character and personal
integrity, firmly committed to the ICR Educational Philosophy."
Dean of the Graduate School Kenneth B. Cumming, Ph.D.
Research Coordinator Gerald E. Aardsma, Ph.D.
Librarian James S. Stambaugh, M.L.S.
Registrar Mrs. Mary Thomas
Chairmen of Academic Departments
Astro/Geophysics Larry Vardiman, Ph.D.
Biology Richard D. Lumsden, Ph.D.
Geology Steven A. Austin, Ph.D.
Science Education Richard B. Bliss, Ed.D.
Varughese, T. V., Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.Sc., Kerala University, India, 1954
B.Sc., Kerala University, India, 1958
B.Ed., Kerala University, India, 1959
M.Sc., Kerala University, India, 1963
M.A., Indiana University, 1971
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1975
DeYoung, Donald B., Professor of Astrophysics
B.S., Michigan Technical University, 1966
M.S., Michigan Technical University, 1968
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1972
Englin, Dennis L., Professor of Geophysics
B.A., Westmont College, 1968
M.Sc., California State University, 1970
Ed.D., University of Southern California, 1975
Fliermans, Carl B., Professor of Biology
B.S., Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1966
M.Sc., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1969
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1972
Humphries, D. Russell, Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Duke University, 1963
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1972
Meyer, John R., Professor of Biology
B.A., Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska, 1962
Ph.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1969
Osborne, Chris D., Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 1976
M.S., Institute for Creation Research, Santee, California, 1985
Ph.D., Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, 1989
Parker, Gary E., Professor of Biology
B.A., Wabash College, 1962
M.S., Ball State University, 1965
Ed.D., Ball State University, 1973
Wise, Kurt P., Assistant Professor of Paleontology
B.A., University of Chicago, Hyde Park, Illinois, 1981
M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984
Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989
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