Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation
Volume 50, Number 6 NOV/DEC 2008
Each year the ASA recognizes several members who are active in the science and religion dialogue and elects them as Fellows. Those honored in 2008 are:
Rebecca J. Flietstra has
been a professor of biology since 1997 at
Rebecca won a Templeton Science and Religion Course Award
in 1999 and gave science and religion seminars at
I cannot remember a time that I was not a Christian. Although I have said yes to God many times in my life, I cannot recall an initial yes of conversion. For this reason (and because I’m a biologist), I tend to emphasize the sanctifying, transformative aspect of faith, rather than the initial moment of justification. Grace doesn’t merely save, but also enables us to change, to become increasingly more Christlike. This Christ-likeness doesn’t remove us from the world, but instead (like Christ’s incarnation) drives us deeper into creation. Here we honor God by serving neighbors, fellow creatures, and all of God’s creation.
Jeffrey P. Schloss has been at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, since
1981 and is presently the Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Dept. of
Biology. He earned his BS in biology at
Jeff joined the ASA in 1975, introduced by his faculty mentors; now he introduces students to the ASA. He has given plenary presentations at two ASA annual meetings, including Edinburgh.
Jeff has had numerous articles or scholarly edited volumes published and has given over 60 invited presentations or endowed lectures. He co-directed six international conferences or faculty courses and has been on the editorial boards of five science/religion journals. He was a judge in seven international grant competitions. Among other honors, he has received three Templeton Distinguished Book in Science and Religion Awards and is a Senior Fellow, Emory University Center for Law and Religion and was a Charter Member in the International Society for Science and Religion. He is an editor for the forthcoming book The Praying Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives on the Origin of Religion. Jeff says,
I am a student and follower of Jesus Christ. Better still, and seemingly irreverent though I believe biblically sound, the reverse is also true: His goodness and mercy follow me, all the days of my life. Endeavoring to learn from and yield to Christ, in the (sometimes insecure) confidence that his mercy is larger than my lack of understanding or lapses of fidelity, is the core of both my experience of and commitment to the gospel. I find my own understanding of that gospel to be best articulated in the evangelical Christian tradition.
Dean E. Arnold
received his BA in anthropology from
teaches an annual course called “Human Origins” that integrates
data on fossil humans with Christianity and the Bible. All his courses
integrate anthropology and Christianity. He has written many articles including
one titled “Why Are There So Few Christian Anthropologists? Reflections
on the Tensions between Christianity and Anthropology,” published in PSCF.
He also had a chapter published in Not Just Science titled “How Do
Scientific Views on Human Origins Relate to the Bible?” He wrote a book Ecology
of Ceramic Production in an Andean Community. His lectures include one
recently at the Field Museum of Natural History in
Raised in a Christian home and in the church, I didn’t really make a clear commitment to Christ until I was 18. I started out as a fundamentalist and gradually came to understand the deeper cultural, scientific, theological, and philosophical and character issues that derive from faith in Christ. One of these issues is a respect for the integrity of God’s creation. It is necessary to understand who God is, try to understand his written revelation, and humbly submit oneself to its authority … I have placed myself in God’s hands as my sovereign, and I subject myself to the kind of life Christians are to emulate as described in the Bible. I fail miserably, but Jesus is my Advocate and my Savior to cleanse me, empower me, guide me, and bring me to the throne of God in the life to come.
Brian T. Greuel
earned a BS in biology at
Brian reviews manuscripts for PSCF and has been
very active as a leader in workshops and in writing articles in the area of
bioethics. He has moderated sessions and has presented several papers at ASA
annual meetings, including one this past summer at
Brian teaches, among other courses, cell biology, genetics, bioethics, and philosophy of science. He has received several grants including one from the National Institutes of Health. He leads discussion groups at churches, and is presently a member of the Education Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology. Brian says,
I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as
Lord and Savior at a Campus Life meeting during my sophomore year of high
school. Since that time, I have dedicated myself to living in obedience and
service to him. As an undergraduate at
Karl designed a course which won a Templeton Course Award
in science and religion and has taught several other courses in science and
religion. He has published many book reviews and articles in PSCF and
has given lectures at
I have been a Christian all my life …
my spiritual journey has been dominated by a steady and often challenging
migration to a more intellectually oriented and theologically liberal
expression of my faith. These struggles have created a career trajectory for
me, and I have gradually become more and more professionally active in helping
Christians find ways to come to peace with science, as my good friend
Thomas E. Robey is our new executive council representative for students and early career scientists. He has bachelors degrees in the history and philosophy of science, bioengineering, and biology and earned a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in bioengineering. He is at the University of Washington Medical School and is with the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington. Thomas is the co-director of FOSEP (Forum on Science, Ethics and Policy: www.fosep.org) which promotes dialogue among scientists, policy experts, and the public. He is married to Susan, and we thank him so much for being willing to lead our students and early career scientists in the next two years.
The Executive Director’s Corner
Randall D. Isaac
Diversity is a popular term in our society. In many aspects of our lives, it denotes the broad range of differences in a particular population.
Biodiversity, for example, speaks to the immense variety of species in the world of living systems. We are increasingly aware of the importance of this diversity in our own lives. Ecosystems large and small have a critical dependence on the sustained viability of diverse species. Virtually nothing would survive in a homogeneous system of a single species.
Cultural diversity reflects the rich range of ethnic heritage throughout the human population. While it may not be obvious that human survival is directly dependent on this diversity, it is easy to see that our experience is greatly enhanced by interaction with a spectrum of cultural perspectives.
Diversity of thought and opinion is particularly noticeable in this time of political campaigns. The power of the freedom to express one’s opinion, particularly on political issues, is so strong that authoritarian regimes are quick to suppress it. We greatly value the freedom in democratic societies to express a variety of viewpoints. Yet it continually amazes us to find how people have radically different ways of interpreting and valuing the exact same incident or person. The sharp differences between adherents of various political parties belie the high degree of similarity in our values.
Such differences have been especially notable in the response to the current economic crisis. Global in scope and unrelenting in its reach, our vast economy is trembling as the confidence on which it is built continues to erode. The sharp difference of opinions on the cause and the appropriate response is helpful as a check and balance but is also a source of delay that causes additional harm. It is an example of how the benefit of diversity can be offset by the damage done when differences are allowed to prevent or delay a path of action.
It is not surprising that the Christian community also reflects diversity on all aspects from details of theology to styles of worship. Our common commitment to the central doctrines of Christianity unites us, but too often we allow that unity to be shattered by overemphasizing what divides us.
The ASA is a special case of reflecting diversity in the realm of issues relating to science and Christian faith. In contrast to many other organizations, we are not advocates for any particular viewpoint but emphasize the freedom for honest differences of opinion within the framework of the most central doctrines of faith. It is our goal to leverage that diversity to draw us closer to the truth and to unity.
Unfortunately diversity can also generate frustration and
division within the body of Christ. This is hardly new and the Apostle
One of the grand visions and goals of the ASA is not merely to tolerate diversity but to benefit from it. None of us has a complete view of truth. God’s revelation to us is vast and wonderful. In our diversity of humankind, we will perceive different aspects of that truth. Only as we celebrate that diversity of perspectives and learn from it, can we come to a broader knowledge of God. Let us work together in harmony, not aiming for agreement on all issues but for understanding and growth as we respect our diversity.
Beers, Jane E. –Siloam Springs, AR
Bennett, Bruce –Grayson, GA
Bergwerff, Ken A. –Grand Rapids, MI
Berry, Anne C. –Kent, UK
Billman, Timothy E. –Azusa, CA
Blake, Stephen –Van Nuys, CA
Caudle, Kathryn –Veneta, OR
DeBoer, Gary D. –Longview, TX
Edman, Laird R. –Orange City, IA
Fish, Ted J. –Fayetteville, AR
Foster, Michael R. –Newberg, OR
Gass, David –Reisterstown, MD
Gibson, John S. –Smyrna, GA
Giles, Carol –Hoston, TX
Grace, Bradley W. –Leicester, UK
Guzman-Teipel, Elisa –Waco, TX
Hancock, Chris –Glendale, AZ
Harris, Tracey –Charleston, SC
Harwood, T. Mark –Wheaton, IL
Himma, Kenneth E. –Seattle, WA
Johnson, Wendy D. –Vancouver, WA
Jongsma, Calvin –Sioux Center, IA
Kort, Henry W. –Allen, TX
Kozlowski, Miroslaw –Warsaw, Poland
Lierman, John –Sioux Falls, SD
Lyn, Nadeau J. –Lanham, MD
Macway, Sarah A. –Stanford, CA
Martin, David C. –Ann Arbor, MI
Miner, Lee Ann H. –Mt Vernon, OH
Nicholson, Kristina –Shoreline, WA
Olena, Douglas F. –Springfield, MO
Patterson II, James C. –Shreveport, LA
Ray, Elizabeth A. –Jacksonville, FL
Reeve, Anne M. –Mechanicsburg, PA
Riivers, Joyce A. –Northfield, VT
Rispin, Karen L. –Longview, TX
Robbins III, Bryan T. –Starkville, MS
Schiedler, David –Woodburn, OR
Shelhamer, Mark –Reisterstown, MD
Smith, Phillip –Yarmouth, ME
Smith, James D. –Portland, OR
Sproul, George R. –Salt Lake City, UT
Stanton Greer, David –Waco, TX
Stearley, Ralph –Grand Rapids, MI
Taylor, Madison –Wheaton, IL
Vanderwel, Wendy S. –Edmonton, AB, Canada
Wade, Katherine –Houston, TX
Wheathersby, Robert T. –St Davids, PA
Williams, Raymond R. –Blairsville, GA
our July/August newsletter on page 5 under “Biblical/Archaeology
News,” we included a quote by Ian Deitch found
in the Associated Press (Dec. 24, 2007).
Israeli scientists have inscribed the entire Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible onto a space less than half the size of a grain of sugar. The nanotechnology experts at the Technion Institute in Haifa say the book was etched on a surface that measures less than 0.01 x 1.3 x 0.4 inches. It weighed 0.4 ounces and contained l,514 pages.
Joseph sent us the following: “Wow, that was some lollipop. If the chip was 1.3 inches long, it was much larger than a grain of sugar. Accepting Deitch’s reported measurements at face value and converting them to metric units, the chip weighed 11.2 grams, occupied 0.85 cm3, and had a density of 131 g/cm3. Obviously something is wrong here. Technion’s own press release dated Dec. 17, 2007 stated,
Technion researchers have succeeded in putting a full version of the Hebrew Bible, with vowel points, on 0.5 square millimeters—an area smaller than the size of a pinhead.
Joseph continued, “Dietch seems to have confused Technion’s nano-Bible with the smallest previously-known Bible, which measured 2.8 x 3.4 x 1 cm (1.1 x 1.3 x 0.4 in), weighed 11.75 g (0.4 oz) and contained 1,514 pages, according to Guinness World Records (cited by Fox news, Dec. 23, 2007). Even Fox bungled its metric-English conversions, stating that the Technion text occupied less than 0.5 square millimeter (0.01 square inch) of surface. Half of a square millimeter equals 0.00078 square inch.”
The nano-Bible project is part of an educational program that asks: How small can the Bible be? The program uses this intriguing question in order to investigate modern methods of creating miniature structures and imaging on a nanometric scale, to present advanced technology for high-density information storage and to discuss future topics such as information storage using DNA molecules or other bio-molecules. The Technion researchers say,
The fact that the Bible contains a lot of information (some 10 million bits)—is the main thing. We are aware of many ideas for high-density information storage, but almost always, an attempt to apply these ideas for large quantities of information exposes new challenges and, in the end, leads to deeper understanding of the proposed method and its limitations.
In 1998, Old Testament scholar and Egyptologist James Hoffmeier (Trinity International University) invited
Over several seasons Moshier mapped the extent of ancient environments related to the eastern delta, such as the defunct Pelusaic branch of the Nile River, and the ancient Mediterranean coast. The resulting paleographic reconstruction of the region sheds light on the route of the Ways of Horus and perhaps even the Exodus, as several dry, broad depressions in the region could easily have been the Red Sea of the Bible. They were featured in the 2006 National Geographic Channel documentary “Mysteries of the Bible: Exodus Revealed.”
This past July, Moshier joined the Harvard University-Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, Israel. Ashkelon was occupied by Canaanites, Philistines, Byzantines, Romans, Muslims and Crusaders. The geological work included drilling shallow borings to find the lowest level of human occupation and interpret the formation history. Stephen’s technical paper was just published in Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. He plans to write a more extensive paper for the ACG newsletter and possibly a paper for PSCF. This is most interesting and we look forward to research by this group in the future! Stephen is making a profound contribution in this significant research.
The book identifies the base of the curriculum and research not to be theology but a special philosophy which is infused with biblical wisdom. ICS says that in philosophy one finds the defining issues of each discipline, and also the connections between all disciplines, reflecting the unity of creation. This viewpoint can lead the Christian community toward an effective ordering of its everyday experience.
Bob has worked for ICS for 25 years, first as Executive Director and later as Director of Educational Services. He set up a series of adult education correspondence courses and organized and supervised the teaching of Christian perspective courses at public universities in southern Ontario. He arranged for the publishing of many books arising from ICS research and from papers given at its many conferences.
Becoming an ASA member while in graduate school in 1952, Bob was active in starting local ASA chapters in Washington DC, and in Chicago. He chaired the board of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation for about ten years.
Other chapters deal with additional individuals who, in Bergman’s judgment, were either dismissed, refused tenure, or otherwise denied the professional respect they deserved because of their religious or metaphysical viewpoints. Bergman concludes with suggestions on how to counter perceived viewpoint discrimination.
Sociologist and ASA Fellow David O. Moberg established the Association for the Development of Religious Information Services (ADRIS) in 1971 to facilitate coordination and cooperation among information services that pertain to religion. Its website covers a wide range of items including “Expanding Africa’s Broadband Capacity”; “The Wired Scholar,” an item about missions to the deaf; and “Give me that online religion.” It aims to promote worldwide networking to foster organizational cooperation, to reduce unnecessary program duplication, and to share applicable research data and tasks among diverse religious groups and agencies. ADRIS publishes a blog and provides information services consulting, “to build a network of folks concerned about how computers and data might be used to better the missions of manifold religious organizations.” More information is at www.ADRIS.com
“The Heart of the University” was the theme of the National Faculty Leadership Conference (NFLC), held in a Washington suburb June 27–29. NFLC is a biennial gathering for Christian professors and graduate students, sponsored by Faculty Commons (formerly Christian Leadership Ministries), the faculty ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.
Plenary speakers were Talbot Philosopher J. P. Moreland speaking on “Addressing the Core of the Contemporary University,” Harvard Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies Marla Frederick speaking on “Guarding Your Heart while Living the Life of the Mind,” and University of Virginia Economics Professor Robert C. Taylor speaking on “The Professor as Servant.” Several other sessions are available as MP3 downloads at www.intre.org/event/info.php?s=43
For four days at the end of May the first-ever World Science Festival was held in New York City. It received major funding from the John Templeton Foundation and featured 46 lectures, debates, shows, and other events at 22 different venues, from Greenwich Village to Harlem. This special event was the brainchild of Brian Greene, a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and a leading string theorist, and his wife Tracy Day, a former broadcast journalist and ABC News producer.
The Templeton Foundation sponsored the Festival’s
Big Idea Series, which consisted of five panels: Echoes from
the Beginning: A Journey through Space and Time; Invisible Reality: The
Wonderful Weirdness of the Quantum World; Faith and Science; Beyond Einstein:
In Search of the Ultimate Explanation; and What It Means to Be Human, including
When the 17 July issue of Nature published an obituary and an editorial about Sir John Templeton, they provoked a “postbag bulging with response.” One reaction published in the 28 August issue was from University of Manchester biologist Matthew Cobb and University of Chicago ecologist and evolutionary theorist Jerry Coyne, who stated “the only contribution that science can make to the ideas of religion is atheism.”
Cobb and Coyne seem completely unaware of the fact that many important aspects of modern science—above all the search for contingent order that lies at the heart of all scientific research—have historically been closely linked with and substantially shaped by monotheistic religion. In other words, religion of a specific type is partly responsible for making science such a highly successful enterprise.
As for the many contributions of science to religion, perhaps the most important one is this. We live in a very special universe, not only one that is hospitable for life but also one that we can actually comprehend, sometimes even very deeply. This is a startling fact that cries out for a deeper explanation, and many of the finest scientists have found a satisfying answer in religion. Theism not only makes good sense of our good sense, it also provides a transcendent basis for morality and our sense of beauty, especially in mathematics—itself so extraordinarily effective for probing the depths of nature. If the universe is in fact the thoughtful construction of an intelligent and subtle creator whose mind is not entirely unlike our own minds, then it is not such a rude shock that we can comprehend its comprehensibility and subtlety. Cobb and Coyne, however, are apparently content with the answer that there is no answer, but surely it is wholly in keeping with the spirit of science to offer a better one.
ASA Fellow Martin Price was a co-founder and first CEO of ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization), starting in 1981. ECHO is in North Fort Myers, FL. Exactly 25 years later, on June 19, 2006, Martin turned the CEO part of his job over to Stan Doerr. He then served as head of the Agricultural Ministries Department until Aug. 31, 2008 when he officially retired. There was a huge celebration and recognition of his many years of faithful leadership including a gift of a cruise to Alaska for Martin and his wife, Bonnie.
Martin continues to be active as an ECHO volunteer. ECHO’s vision is “to bring glory to God and a blessing to humankind by using science and technology to help the poor.” Its mission is “to network with community leaders in developing countries to seek hunger solutions for families growing food under difficult conditions.”
There are many visitors to ECHO’s Global Demonstration Farm. A lot of people volunteer for various periods of time. The farm offers college students, agricultural development workers, and missionaries the opportunity to have experience in learning about tropical agriculture. It sends out thousands of trial packets of seeds across the planet each year to help missionaries and other organizations.
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) announces a new professorship in theology and science, the Ian G. Barbour Chair, which honors Barbour for his intellectual contributions to the field. Barbour received the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Science and Religion and donated the bulk of his award to CTNS. He is an unparalleled pioneer in the dialogue between these two fields. His 1966 classic, Issues in Science and Religion, triggered much discussion and launched the era of scholarly study in this interdisciplinary field.
This position will be the cornerstone of the CTNS mission, ensuring the permanence of its central education program as a member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) core faculty in Berkeley, CA. The CTNS was established in 1981 and its mission is to foster dialogue and creative, mutual interaction between theology and the natural sciences through research, teaching and public service.
The CTNS Board of Directors voted to appoint Robert John Russell, professor of science and theology in-residence at the GTU, and founding director of CTNS, as the first holder of the Chair. The Ian G. Barbour Professor teaches and advises MA, MDiv and PhD students of the GTU and its nine member seminaries. This scholar will also lead two annual CTNS programs, the J. K. Russell Research Fellowship in Religion and Science and the Charles H. Townes Graduate Student Fellowship, which annually awards a scholarship to two doctoral students studying theology and science at the GTU.
More information is at www.ctns.org or call CTNS: (510) 848-8152. Pledges and gifts are welcome.
With a vision to restore a viable Christian voice and witness to academia, five couples founded the Rivendell institute at Yale in 1995. Their mission involves, first, engaging students and faculty with a thoughtful and compelling Christianity. They seek not to conform the Christian gospel to the sensibilities of the age but to confirm its enduring significance as a vision of life and human flourishing. They also aim to equip others to integrate Christian faith and mission with all aspects of personal and professional life—targeting leaders to bring Christian commitments into the public squares of academia, politics, business and professional arenas, entertainment and media, and other spheres of societal influences.
The Rivendell staff pursue their mission through public lectures and symposia that stimulate thinking in a variety of fields. Examples include lectures on the historical Jesus and a symposium on Intelligent Design. In 2004 they sponsored “The Nature of the Human Person” (with a grant from ASA and the John Templeton Foundation). They hold an annual lecture series called “Public Voices/Public Faith,” exploring the challenges and contributions of Christian faith to public discourse from the perspective of academic and cultural leaders.
Many of the staff are trained academics, offering seminars connecting Christian faith and mission with scholarship and professional training. They aim to help Christian students inhabit their disciplines or professions with the mind and mission of Christ. Topics include academic subjects such as philosophy, literature, and political sociology, and more general studies in Christian worldview and faithful Christian living. Also on offer are more informal gatherings such as an artists’ salon and a discussion group of faith and politics.
Nine academic, scientific and cultural institutions around
Researchers and scholars from all disciplines are invited
to submit papers addressing the impact of
to Dec. 28. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in
30–Nov. 2. The International Christian Studies Association, under the
Nov. 1–3. American
Nov. 7–8. National
Conference on Christian Apologetics,
Nov. 7–8. "Intelligent
Design and the Existence of God,"
Nov. 9. Concert
“The Creation” by Haydn, First Presbyterian Church,
Nov. 9. “Mind Your Morals” presentation by Susan Dwyer, Prof of Philosophy, Montgomery County Science and Religion Discussion Group at Grace United Methodist Church, Gaithersburg, MD. Email: UMCSciRelWeb@aol.com
Nov. 12. Lecture:
“Darwinism and Christianity: Can the Two be Reconciled?”
Nov. 12. “The Big
Questions in Science and Religion: 2008–2009. Metanexus Senior Fellow Lecture
Series with Keith Ward.
Nov. 14. Laff Lecture. Part I: “The De-evolution of American Politics.” Part II: “Origins and Ends: Darwin and Natural Right.” See: www.sau.edu/darwinproject
Nov. 15–30. Biblical Archaeology
Society is having a trip to
Nov. 21. Martin Price will speak at
Nov. 21–23. The Biblical Archaeology Society is having Bible and Archaeology Fest XI, featuring twenty renowned Bible/archeology scholars in Boston, MA, at the Radisson Hotel (806) 221-4644, ext. 208; See www.biblicalarchaeology.org Email: email@example.com
Nov. 23. “Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science,” Robert Park, , Baxter Lecture Hall, Caltech.
Dec. 14. “Black Holes Sing: Black Holes, Their Orbits and Gravitational Waves,” Janna Levin, , Baxter Lecture Hall, Caltech.
Dec. 27–31. InterVarsity is having their
“Following Christ 2008” in
Celebrating 30 years of membership
Bryce A. Babcock
Edward M. Blight, Jr.
Robert A. Boomsma
Lynn A. Braband
William W. Cobern
Laurence G. Cool
Del L. Coon
Georgia C. Eizenga
Harry H. Gibson, Jr.
Fred J. Hickernell
J. Todd Hoeksema
Jay L. Hollman
Bruce J. Hrivnak
Glenn C. Joy
David E. Laughlin
Richard J. Mawhorter, Jr.
Gary M. Michal
Ernst U. Monse
George L. Murphy
Rolf V. Myhrman
John E. Nees
Ronald J. Schooler
Alan C. Tjeltveit
Timothy S. Ungermann
Dennis A. Wagner
Bryan D. Webb
Celebrating 25 years of membership
Charles R. Boardman III
Juan A. Castro
David H. Chambers
Francis S. Collins
W. M. Coughran, Jr.
Randy L. Cronk
Bryan F. Ezard
Hermann F. Hafner
Jack B. Irvine, Jr.
Mark A. Kalthoff
Frank A. Manola
S. Scott Moor
J. David Nichols
Neill H. Nutter
Gregory W. Terman
Pamela R. Veltkamp
Clarence J. Vos
Elden C. Whipple
John L. Wiester
The ASA/CSCA Annual Meeting attendees had the option to
attend an all day workshop or to go on a field trip prior to the meeting.
The Friday workshop was “Teaching about the
Origins Debate in Churches and Schools” taught by
Ted shared a variety of theses on how to interpret Genesis, including perspectives from a number of Christian groups and scholars. He stressed the importance of asking exegetical questions and seeking a broader understanding of these issues.
Ted passed around copies of dozens of books on these subjects throughout the day. The discussions and questions during the class were stimulating. Interchanges continued in depth during the breaks and over lunch. It was a very thought-provoking, dynamic, enjoyable and edifying experience.
A group of thirty attendees chose an all day excursion to
Mount St. Helens.
July 31–August 3, 2009
July 30–August 2, 2010
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