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Announcement: Christian Scientific Society meets in Pittsburgh May 9-10

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Annual Meeting Coming Up Soon!

Now is the time to register for the annual meeting, so that we can make our final plans. The dates are May 9-10 (Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon) and the location will be a hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus (to be determined, based on the registration numbers we get in the next two weeks). Details for the meeting, including our outstanding set of five speakers talking on the anthropology and theology of Adam and Eve, can be found at this link. There is still space for contributed talks on Saturday afternoon.

The Christian Scientific Society aims to be a “society” in the original sense: a community of like-minded people who critique each other’s work and stimulate further work. We are not a mouthpiece for one person, as is unfortunately common with Christian non-profits, we are not just an honorary club, and we are not a single-agenda lobbying group. We do expect to issue public statements from time to time, but our mission is not one of political or cultural change. We seek to know truth ourselves, and to make the truth known.

As our name says, we are about science from a Christian perspective. This means, first of all, that we seek to not just philosophize about science, but to actually do science. We love pure philosophers and theologians, and welcome their participation in our discussions, but full members of our society must be actual scientists (or doctors, engineers or mathematicians with research experience). Those who do not have scientific credentials are welcome to become associate members and join our discussion boards, but we feel strongly that those who speak for the society must have scientific expertise.

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podcast - Dr. David Snoke, pt. 2 http://intelligentdesign.podomatic.com/entry/2014-03-21T14_55_33-07_00 bornagain77
The Bible teaches us that God as the Trinity has enjoyed relationship between the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit from all eternity; love is intrinsic to his being. Statement of Principles of the Christian Scientific Society
Why do they put such idiocy in their founding principles? Their Trinity-worship is not relevant to the "research" they are doing... This seems suspect. JWTruthInLove
OT: The Goldilocks principle: New hypothesis explains Earth's continued habitability - March 19, 2014 Excerpt: Researchers from USC and Nanjing University in China have documented evidence suggesting that part of the reason that the Earth has become neither sweltering like Venus nor frigid like Mars lies with a built-in atmospheric carbon dioxide regulator – the geologic cycles that churn up the planet's rocky surface. Scientists have long known that "fresh" rock pushed to the surface via mountain formation effectively acts as a kind of sponge, soaking up the greenhouse gas CO2. Left unchecked, however, that process would simply deplete atmospheric CO2 levels to a point that would plunge the Earth into an eternal winter within a few million years during the formation of large mountain ranges like the Himalayas – which has clearly not happened. And while volcanoes have long been pointed to as a source of carbon dioxide, alone they cannot balance out the excess uptake of carbon dioxide by large mountain ranges. Instead, it turns out that "fresh" rock exposed by uplift also emits carbon through a chemical weathering process, which replenishes the atmospheric carbon dioxide at a comparable rate. "Our presence on Earth is dependent upon this carbon cycle. This is why life is able to survive," said Mark Torres, lead author of a study disclosing the findings that appears in Nature on March 20. Torres, a doctoral fellow at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and a fellow at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), collaborated with Joshua West, professor of Earth Sciences at USC Dornsife, and Gaojun Li of Nanjing University in China. While human-made atmospheric carbon dioxide increases are currently driving significant changes in the Earth's climate, the geologic system has kept things balanced for million of years. http://phys.org/news/2014-03-goldilocks-principle-hypothesis-earth-habitability.html Moreover, contrary to what is widely believed, the earth is far more 'forgiving' of man's presense than what is presupposed: Earth's Capacity To Absorb CO2 Much Greater Than Expected: Nov. 2009 Excerpt: New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of carbon dioxide having risen from about 2 billion tons a year in 1850 to 35 billion tons a year now. This suggests that terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans have a much greater capacity to absorb CO2 than had been previously expected. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091110141842.htm (i.e. along with many other lines of evidence like this, it seems as if the earth knew we were coming) bornagain77
Of somewhat related note is the most recent podcast of DI: podcast - Dr. Snoke, professor of physics and President and Founder of the Christian Scientific Society, discusses how he got started in science as a career, his research in the field of physics, and his interest in the science of life's origins and intelligent design. http://intelligentdesign.podomatic.com/entry/2014-03-19T16_13_48-07_00 bornagain77

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