By: David Rice To: Rob Bamford Re: Who is The ICR Continued #1 The +quot;PURPOSE AND OBJEC

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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 pseudo-scientific data."] "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." Library: 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." Facilities: "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." Administration -------------- 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 Visiting Faculty ---------------- 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 -.- "Would you like references, or will you just concede that you're full of shit?" -- Hector Plasmic

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