AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATION -
CANADIAN SCIENTIFIC & CHRISTIAN AFFILIATION
VOLUME 20, NUMBER 2 APRIL/MAY 1978
DOUG MORRISON NEW CSCA EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Douglas Morrison, chair of the Department of Animal & Poultry Science at Guelph University, has accepted (with his wife Barbara) the responsibility of being part-time executive secretary for the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation. Doug and Barbara replace John Stewart, who has faithfully served in the post ever since the creation of CSCA as an entity separate from the American Scientific Affiliation.
Doug is a past-president of the CSCA Executive Council and continues to serve on the Council. The new mailing address for Canadian business matters is: CSCA Box 386 Fergus, Ontario Canada NIM 3E2
LOOKING TOWARD FUSION FOR THE FUTURE
(The call for papers for the 1978 ASA Annual Meeting on the theme, "CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OF NATURAL RESOURCES," is already out. With that theme in mind, the Newsletter will continue to feature stories of ASA and CSCA members who work in related fields or whose lives exemplify the theme in some other way. We want to lure as many of you as possible to that exciting meeting, AUGUST 11-14, at HOPE COLLEGE in HOLLAND, MI.)
Robert Carlstrom of Long Island, New York, works for Grumman Aerospace Corporation. In April 1977 he accepted reassignment to Princeton University's Plasma Physics Lab. Under a subcontract, Grumman provides engineering services to the Plasma Physics Lab during the design phase of the world's largest Tokamak type of plasma confinement device, the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The TFTR is being designed to produce fusion reactions in a tritium plasma as a major step irf the U.S. Department of Energy's ongoing program to develop new sources of electrical energy for the 21st century. Bob says the schedule calls for first operation of TFTR in 1981.
Let's hope it works Meanwhile, settling in for the long haul, Bob now has a Plainsboro (NJ) address about two miles from the campus--to save all that energy he was consuming on the long commute from Long Island.
HOW TO RECYCLE SOMETHING. No. 19
Ideas. If you have some ideas on the theme of the 1978 ASA Annual Meeting, "CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OF NATURAL RESOURCES." but didn't mail an abstract in on time to get your paper on the program at HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 11-14, don't throw those ideas awayl Recycle 'em with a contribution to this series.
Water. Now that Northern California has been drenched in enough record-making rainfall to end three years of record-making drought, people are asking whether lasting lessons have been learned. I think they have. Although the rationing system imposed by East Bay "MUD" (Municipal Utility District) may have caused hardship to a few enterprises, reasonable adjustments were made. Basic allotment for a residential household was 225 gallons a day, which could be adjusted for larger households. After EBMUD declared a state of emergency in February 1977, it had to install additional telephone lines in its offices to handle thousands of calls requesting adjustments in water allotments and information on conservation devices such as flow restrictors for showerheads. EBMUD distributed some 400,000 plastic bottles to save water in toilet tanks. The media kept the public aware of the need to conserve water, making big news stories out of any examples of egregious waste they could find.
Walt Hearn had the embarrassing experience of being charged a few bucks extra for exceeding his allotment during the first billing period of the emergency. Having already cut back in the most obvious ways, he traced the problem to a leak in his entrance line. Thousands of gallons of water may have seeped down the slope of his yard before the leak was discovered. The new line cost $300, including a pressure regulator (which seems to have made washer replacements less frequent and solved some other problems besides). In the first billing period after repairing the leak, the Hearn household (including many guests) was using only 83 gallons per day, and did even better after that.
Conservation measures in most households were simple things like not letting water run when brushing teeth and not flushing the toilet after every urination. A toilet flush can use about 7 gallons. The habit of keeping a bucket in the bathroom and a pan at the sink to save water run until the hot water comes through the tap will probably stay with us forever. Now it's second-nature to pour that bucket of water into the toilet tank when flushing even though it's a bit inconvenient to take the lid off the tank each time. Some people left the lid off their tank. ' Arnold Dyck took the trap off his sink drain and put the bucket underneath to catch all the "gray" (used) water for toilet flushing or garden use. Truly devoted gardeners would bail out their bathtubs after a bath and recycle the dishwater from the kitchen to keep their plants alive.
Al Kropp reported that the most ardent conservationists were actually using their bathroom buckets for another purpose. Someone told him that one person's urine could supply enough nitrogen to grow 7 acres of corn! Lots of people rigged up plastic pipe systems from their washing machines or kitchen sinks to run gray water directly to their gardens, but EBMUD warned against makeshift systems that might feed gray water back into the "white" (clean) water system. The Integral Urban House in Berkeley, a pilot plant for conservation techniques, installed a completely separate gray water system--and also has gotten rid of flush toilets entirely, recycling all excreta, not just urine, as fertilizer.
Without the drought we might not have begun some of our water conservation practices, but we hang onto at least the simple ones because they make sense anytime. Inflation in the cost of maintaining water systems will continue to raise the cost of even a renewable natural resource like rainwater. Besides, learning to conserve one resource gets one in the habit of conserving all resources. When the gales that broke the drought also blew trees down in our neighborhood, for example, we hustled out to where the city crews were cutting them up and hauled back next winter's supply of firewood, free for the asking!
WHERE THE ACTION IS ASA IN WASHINGTON
Paul Arveson, physicist at the Naval Ship Research & Development Center in Bethesda and vice-president of the Washington-Baltimore ASA local section, has added his report of the annual AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C. to that of Bill Sisterson in the last issue. Evidently the local section members who greeted people in the ASA room at the headquarters hotel thought it was a worthwhile recruiting effort--besides enjoying the coffee and doughnuts.
Paul also expanded on Bill's account of Robert Jastrow's stunning AAAS lecture. (Jastrow, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, gave a public address reviewing "big bang" cosmology, quoting the Bible and the Talmud on creation, and acknowledging reluctance of many scientists to accept a "hard" ex nihilo creation in spite of evidence consistently pointing to it. Paul has sent dh-ristianity Today a full account of Jastrow's lecture and public response to Paul's penetrating question: "In the light of all this evidence, and in the light of your own honesty in taking it at face value, why are you still an agnostic?"
Before an audience of 800 people, Jastrow replied that somehow he couldn't bring himself to accept a personal God as He is represented by contemporary religions. On the other hand, Einstein's God seems too cold for him. He said, "I keep coming close to the edge of faith, but I never quite make it over." Paul hopes that encounters with intelligent and sympathetic Christians (who won't condemn Jastrow for holding "materialistic presuppositions" that allegedly keep scientists from being objective) will be able to help him over that edge.
Jastrow's book, Until the Sun Dies (W. W. Norton & Co., 1978), which surveys recent discoveries in astronomy, space exploration, and the origin of life (and describes an evolutionary emergence of the human race), is beginning to show up in Christian bookstores as a result of news coverage of his AAAS lecture. Paul says that a tape of Robert Jastorw's lecture, "God and the Astronomers," may be purchased for $9 from AAAS Cassettes, CEBAR Communications, Inc., 2735 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201.
LEWIS SALTER NEW PRESIDENT OF WABASH
Lewis S. Salter, physicist and member of ASA since 1962, has been elected the twelfth president of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, to take office on July 1, 1978. The college's board of trustees made the announcement on February 11. Lew served on the Wabash faculty from 1953 to 1967 and was professor of physics when he left to become dean of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He is currently vice-president for academic affairs at Knox.
Lewis Salter was born in Norman, Oklahoma and received his undergraduate education at the U. of Oklahoma after three years in the army in World War II. Then, as a Rhodes Scholar, Lew spent 1949-53 in England at Oxford University, returning with a doctorate in theoretical physics to an assitant professorship at Wabash. He has contributed technical papers and coauthored an undergraduate text. As a student he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and as a teacher has received the Danforth Foundation's Harbison Award for excellence in teaching.
Besides serving as a physics consultant to the Argonne National Lab and the Canadian National Research Council, Lew has consulted on science education for the Agency for International Development. Indonesia has been a special interest,, he consulted on science education there in 1972 and worked with a World Bank Sector Survey team there in 1973, having spent 1958-60 on leave from Wabash helping to establish a research program in theoretical physics at the Bandung Institute of Technology.
Lew now serves on selection committees for the Rhodes scholarships and for the Woodrow Wilson and Danforth fellowships. He is also a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Galesburg. Lew and his wife Mary have four sons. He is 52 and he and Mary have been
married 27 years. For recreation Lew plays tennis, timpani, and piano--definitely a versatile fellow!
NATURE & MIRACLE
A small paperback book of about 40 pages, Nature & Miracle (Toronto: Wedge Publishing Foundation, 1977. $1.95), makes available Part I of Johann H. Diemer's 1944 Natuur en Wonder, translated from the Dutch by Wilma Bouma. Included are a Foreword by Hendrik Hart of the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, and a Memorial to "Harryll Diemer written by the late professor Herman Dooyeweerd.
Diemer was a young biologist who published a number of philosophical articles in Philosophia Reformata, journal of tbeAssociation for Calvinistic Philosophy, before his arrest by the Nazis for participating in the resistance movement. Six months after his arrest he died in an English hospital on April 29, 1945, after the English forces had liberated the concentration camp in which he was a prisoner.
In Nature & Miracle, Diemer argues that "We must break radically not only with the deistic conception of nature but also with the supernaturalistic conception of miracles. The miracle of re-creation is worked by God in Jesus Christ. No signs and wonders can be divorced from this central miracle. The words and works of Christ are so many signs and wonders which reveal the central re-creation miracle of the new order. The signs and wonders of Christ do not meddle with natural events nor set laws aside." Hendrik Hart says in his Foreword that "Diemer's thinking has proven to be stimulating and clarifying to me without leaving me with the dreary spectre of a solution to all problems."
ANOTHER DYNAMIC DUO
Our voting procedure gives ASA members more choice than voters have in most organizations, but it has one big drawback. Two persons are nominated each year to fill the vacant council seat. That means that of two top candidates selected for the job by the nominating committee and executive council, one is bound to lose. In the last balloting our tough choice was between two almost equally qualified biochemists. No doubt the name of Bob Herrmann will become familiar to all members in the next five years. To balance things out, we're glad to do a story on Jerry Albert--who got the second highest number of votes!
Jerry, whose Ph.D. is from Iowa State University, works in a laboratory at Mercy Hospitaland Research Center in San Diego, California, as the biochemist in a team headed by Jack Geller, M.D. Their investigation of a potential cure for human prostate disease has resulted in a number of scientific and clinical publications and, beginning in 1977, some national recognition. Jerry's analytical work has shown changes in the concentration of various androgen (male hormone) metabolites in the prostate glands of patients suffering from benign prostatic hypertrophy. Up to now, surgery has been the only therapy available. It is required in about 33% of the cases, with some 250,000 such surgeries being performed annually in the United States. Geller, Albert, et al., however, have found that the pattern of androgen metabolites can be restored to normal in patients treated with a steroid compound called "Megace" manufactured by Mead Johnson Laboratories
Just as they thought they had a "rational therapy" for prostate disease, things got confusing. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) banned further clinical research with Megace on the grounds that it was found to cause breast cancers in female beagle dogs.
Geller discounts the cancer findings on the grounds that beagle bitches are notoriously susceptible to breast cancer and hence unreliable as test animals. Further, the major use of Megace has been to alleviate human breast cancer and uterine cancers in women. Yet even though FDA did not stop use of the drug by some urologists to treat prostate disease, it refused its use in a research program using human volunteers.
A story on the FDA ban on Geller's research appeared in the San Diego Union in February 1977 and was picked up by UPI and printed all over the country. Jerry and his boss were interviewed on TV and began getting urgent calls for help from men suffering with prostate disease. Jerry was amazed at the inconsistency of the FDA, who had left Megace on the market as a prescription drug. He thought they were nervously overreacting after the cyclamate and other hassles. We haven't heard how it all turned out, but Geller was hoping to argue his case before the FDA and try to get NIH to support a definitive clinical trial when last we heard.
On the basis of their report of a preliminary trial with Megace, the investigators were asked by the Endocrine Society to present a paper on "Sex Steroid Effects on Dihydrotestosterone Levels in Human Prostate Tissue" at the 59th annual meeting in Chicago in June 1977. At that meeting Geller was interviewed by the press on his medical approach using anti-androgen therapy for prostate disease, and Jerry Albert was elected to membership in the prestigious society.
Meanwhile, Jerry has been better known in the ASA for his strong interest in medical ethics, his contributions to the Journal, and his leadership in the San Diego local section--including a fine job as local arrangements chair for the 1975 ASA Annual Meeting at U.C. San Diego.
"THEOLOGIAN OF SCIENCE" WINS 1978 TEMPLETON PRIZE
Our "Irish correspondent" Wilbert Forker, director of Christian Jotrnals, Ltd., in Belfast, sent us a press release concerning the award known as the Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion, offered "to highlight original and fruitful spiritual projects; to act as a catalyst in the quest for deeper understanding and pioneering breakthroughs in religious knowledge." The Templeton prize was first awarded in 1973, to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The international and interreligious board of judges includes a few familiar names, such as Gerald Ford, former president of the U.S.; Sir Bernard Lovell, professor of radio astronomy at the U. of Manchester; and John V. Taylor, bishop of Winchester and author of Enough is Enough (SCM Press, 1975).
Winner of the 1978 Templeton Prize is Thomas Torrance, professor of Christian dogmatics at the U. of Edinburgh and New College, Edinburgh, a former moderator of the Church of Scotland and joint editor of the first four volumes of Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics and of Calvin's New Testament Commentaries. The award cited Torrance's pioneering influence in the new field of "theology of science," especially through his own books: Space, Time & Incarnation; God & Rationality; Theological Science; and The Integration of Form in Natural & Theological Sciences.
(We confess that we haven't read Torrance's books or been aware of his name before, but Stanley Jaki, the Benedictine physicist at Princeton, has called Torrance fla most creative theologian"; others have credited him with being a specialist in the philosophy of science as well as an outstanding theologian. Sounds like it's time some of us got acquainted with Thomas Torrance. His Templeton Prize was presented in London on March 21.)
LIFE IN THE REAL WORLD. No. 1
"A research biochemist in asked by the director of the laboratory in which he works (who is the principal investigator of a large NIH grant) to spend the remaining $2,000 budgeted for supplies before the end of the grant period. Even though the supplies are not needed to fulfill or carry on the work for the current grant period, the biochemist is told to stock up on supplies anticipated for the next grant period, lest the money be returned to (or kept by) the NIH. What should an ethical biochemist do under these circumstances?"
(our thanks to those of you who've begun to send in accounts of your real-life ethical and other dilemmas for LIFE IN THE REAL WORLD. We welcome other contributions and comments on those published--Ed.)
How do you feel about this one? The $2,000 may not seem like much, but multiplied by the number of grants awarddd by all government agencies, the total amount of unused funds could be staggering. To make sure that all awarded funds are spent up before the end of a grant period is probably a common practice, and it may even be expected by the granting agencies. But if almost everyone began turning back their unneeded funds there would be enough to fund some other worthy projects that were approved but could not be funded because of budget limitations. Or some taxpayers' money might be spared.
The ASA member submitting this case history saw two ethical issues: (1) How should investigators with grants be good stewards, both of citizens' tax money and of the resources God provides, when they anticipate a surplus near the end of a grant period? (2) How should a researcher with a conscience about stewardship respond when his or her employer does not see the situation as an ethical issue?
Is there an ethical issue, or do the funds awarded belong to principal investigators to use as they please once the proposed budget in their application has been approved? Let's hear your responses.
HOW TO SERVE GOD OVERSEAS. No. 6
Do these reports from members overseas give you any ideas? Their addresses are included so you can get in touch with them:
(1) "1 have a job as a theoretical nuclear physicist in this university, which is planning to build the first accelerator in black Africa. About 1,000 faculty positions will become available in Nigeria in the next few years. Christians among the students are quite active. Both the temperature and inflation are high" --from K. Nakano, Dept. of Physics, University of Ife, , Nigeria.
(2) "This is my second year as visiting professor of mathematics at the university. During both years I had full responsibility for the basic first-year precalculus/ calculus course. Registration is about 450 students per year divided into two lecture groups meeting four times a week and 20 tutorial sections wbich meet once a week. This year textbooks are available. I am on leave from Goshen College and will return there in September. Every department in this university needs more staff. A Christian witness is needed on the campus. Motives for coming must not be financial. Applications should be sent to the Registrar, University of Zambia, Box 2379, Lusaka, Zambia"--from Lester J. Zimmerman, Mathematics Dept., U. of Zambia, P.O. Box 2379, Lusaka, Zambia.
(3) "After about five years of theological studies and research in the U.S., I returned to India in October .1977 and am engaged in a number of activities. One of these is the National Christian Academy of India, set up in November 1977 with four divisions:
a. Theological Studies & Research. A major unit of this division is the Evangelical Theological Seminary which in its first year enrolled about 60 students.
b. General Academics & Research. The major unit of this division will be a Teachers' Training College. (Incidentally, we want to strengthen the "Creation Wing" of our library. If you can encourage friends there to keep on sending us books and other printed material on "creation & evolution," we will certainly appreciate it.)
c. Applied Technology. Directed toward rural areas especially.
d. Medical Services. Preventive and curative medicine for rural areas.
We're also about to launch what will be called the Rural India Foundation, which will have two major projects, one directed toward better homes, the other toward rural towns. For both the Academy and the Foundation, we look forward to volunteers with the skill and experience in specialized fields to get involved in this ministry among the 600 million people of India. We need Christians who can raise their own support and donate one or two years, or more, of their lives to this ministry. I will be glad to supply additional information"--from Dr. T. Isaac John, 70 Charles Campbell Road, Cox Town, Bangalore-56006, India.
OPEN UNIVERSITY COURSE MATERIALS AVAILABLE
At the 1976 ASA Annual Meeting at Wheaton College, many in attendance showed interest in a course taught at England's Open University on "Science and Belief: from Copernicus to Darwin." James R. Moore, lecturer in the history of science and technology at the Open University, said that printed correspondence materials and films used in the course would eventually become available through an American distributor. Jim sent us that address some time ago, but somehow we failed to pass it on.
For a description and price list of materials for the "Science and Belief" course, contact: Mr. Tony Mellor, Open University Educational Media Inc., 110 East 59th Street, New York, N. Y. 10022, USA.
STUDENTS BEGIN CREATIONIST PUBLICATION
Origins Research is a new publication scheduled to appear at approximately bimonthly intervals "to assist college students and instructors in studying the evolution/ creation issue." The inter-campus organization publishing the paper, Students for Origins Research (SOR), seems to be an outgrowth of the Creation Society of Santa Barbara, which had already been publishing its own newsletter. Besides UCSB, student groups are known to exist at UCLA, U. of Texas-El Paso, and the U. of Kansas. SOR hopes to increase communication between present groups and help form new student chapters.
Editor of Origins Research is Dennis Wagner and technical editor ie; ASA member David Johannsen, UCSB senior majoring in geology and anthropology. Dave does an interesting column called "News, Views, and Reviews," reporting and commenting on articles in recent technical and popular journals. The first issue also contains two longer papers written by students, one dealing very competently with "Radioactive Decay Rates and Pleochroic Halos" (see report of Robert V. Gentry's work, ASA/CSCA News, Dec. 1977, p.6).
The first issue, mailed from Caldwell, Idaho, was published with funds contributed by the Bible-Science Association (BSA). However, the position of SOR seems more open than that of BSA: "Although SOR primarily adopts the creationist position, we welcome well-written student research papers from other viewpoints, such as Neo-Darwinianism or theistic evolutionism. We hope that our efforts will allow students to approach the study of origins with open minds."
Ori&Lns Research will be sent free of charge to all students and faculty requesting it. Annual subscription rate is $2 to all other interested persons. Address: Students for Origins Research, P.O. Box 203, Goleta, CA 93107.
ORIGINS RESEARCH AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL
Graduate courses in geochemistry, mineralogy & petrology, and physical geology, plus an earth history seminar will be offered June 18 through August 18 at Loma Linda University, a Seventh Day Adventist university in California where "the problems of earth history are examined from the perspectives of both science and the Biblical account." Loma Linda offers masters degrees in earth history and biology and a doctorate in biology, has a field station in the Galapagos Islands and a field study area in the San Bernardino Mountains. Several types of financial aid are available to qualified graduate students. For information on summer or academic year programs, contact Dr. Leonard Brand, Chair, Dept. of Biology & Earth History, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350.
INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS ON ENERGY RESOURCES
To whet your appetite for the 1978 ASA Annual Meeting, try the free catalog of International Publications on Energy Resources available from Unipub, Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, N.Y. 10016. (unipub is a convenient source in the U.S.A. for specialized international information published by the United Nations System and other organizations.)
The 150 or so publications in the Unipub catalog range from studies of the nuclear fuel cycle and national power grids to the economics of bolar energy and of the world firewood and charcoal supply. The annotated catalog is free but only the Saudis will be able to afford some of the technical symposia. Some reasonably priced titles of general interest include: Energy: The Solar Prospect ($2.00); Rays of Hope: The Transition to a Post-Petroleum World ($9.95); Energy:_ The Case for Conservation ($2.00); Energy and the (Canadian) Environment ($2.80); and Buildings and the Environment ($15.00).
T. Norton Sterrett, who led devotions at the 1977 ASA Annual Meeting at Nyack College, died in New York on February 9. He is survived by his wife Eloise, with whom he went to India as missionaries in 1937. They helped launch the Union of Evangelical Students in India (now affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) and poured some 22 years of their lives into that ministry. Although they concentrated on work with students, they had a wider ministry serving the church in India as a whole.
Norton had several bachelors degrees, a Th.D., and a Th.M. in New Testament Greek. When he joined the American Scientific Affiliation in 1966 he was director of the Bible Study Centre of Kotagiri College in Nilgris, South India. The Sterretts retired from service in India in 1975 to direct an IVCF training program at Hudson House in New York. A memorial fund established through IVCF will be used for the work of the Union of Evangelical Students of India.
PEOPLE LOOKING FOR POSITIONS
Anonymous ASA Member #2 (% Newsletter Editor, 762 Arlington Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707) desires a position developing sensors, instrumentation, and other equipment for environmental or process monitoring and control in a context where open, straightforward dealings and moral responsibility are high priorities. Currently employed by small contract R&D firm where business demands compromise in loyalty to Christ and family. Has had staff-level and project management experience with development of sensors and instrumentation for water treatment and combustible gas/air monitoring and of smallscale water treatment hardware. Technical writing. B.S. (1965) and Ph.D. (1974) in chemistry, with some additional training in electronics. Strongly hardware oriented. "Ingenious."
Kaye V. Cook (Dept. of Psychology, Davie Hall 013A, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514) will be available in the fall of 1978 for a teaching or research position. She is a Ph.D. candidate in developmental psychology at UNC with an M.A. from the same department and a major interest in children's social development. Her dissertation deals with the development of kindness in preschool children. Kaye also serves as statistical consultant to a federally funded agency that develops pre-school diagnostic devices. After receiving her degree, Kaye hopes to continue investigation of children's acquisition of kind behaviors and plans application of her research findings.
Gregory C. Della-Croce (900 B#l Crescent St., Wheaton, IL 60187, Tel. 312-609-8773) is looking for a position as director of Christian education or assistant pastor, preferably in California or other western/southwestern state. Greg is a native of Modesto (CA) with a B.S. in general engineering from Cal Poly and an M.A. in Christian ministries (with honor) from Wheaton College. In 1976-77 Greg served a pastoral internship at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church while also directing sales and promotion for Christian Life magazine. He has worked as a business consultant and computer programmer for several companies in the Wheaton area. Greg is 26, married with no children. He wants 11to be God's agent for the development of a Whole Body ministry in the local church."
Sherman P. Kanagy, 11 (120 Paddock Drive E., Savoy, IL 61874) is a visiting lecturer in physical science at the U. of Illinois in Urbana who will be available in fall 1979. His degrees are in astronomy: B.S. (with honors) from Case Inst. of Technology; M.S. and Ph.D. (1977) from the U. of Illinois. His dissertation research on "Dust in Globular Star Clusters" has been submitted to the Astronomical Journal for publication. Sherman's teaching experience, primarily in astronomy and physics for nonscience majors, includes a course he developed on scientific reasoning using pseudoscientific topics of popular interest as bases for discussion. He is working on a book on the use of pseudoscience in the teaching of science and is also co-authoring with a Ph.D. candidate in religious studies a book on the Star of Bethlehem. Although primarily interested in undergraduate teaching, Sherman enjoys doing research in paleogeophysics, ancient astronomy, and the relationship of religion and science. (Incidentally, he would welcome correspondence from any ASA/CSCA members who know of references or other information on the Star of Bethlehem.)
David K. Young (1406 E. Michigan, Fresno, CA 93704) is looking for a job as either aquatic biologist or college biology teacher. David is completing his M.A. in biology at Cal State University-Fresno on "Population Dynamics of the Owens Pupfish, an Endangered Desert Fish." As technical director of the project, Dave coordinates helpers from California Fish & Game and from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He has also been teaching Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live to a Sunday school class of over 75 members.
POSITIONS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE
Bethel College in Minnesota has an opening for September 1978 in biology. They need a Ph.D. with expertise in anatomy, developmental biology, and comparative vertebrate structures, plus evidence of successful teaching experience, commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education, and agreement with the objectives of an evangelical Christian college. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications ($13,000-$23,000 plus benefits). Address inquiries, credentials, and supporting materials to: Dr. George K. Brushaber, Vice President & Dean, Bethel College, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112. (Received 11 February 1978)
Miami University in Ohio has announced several positions open for fall 1978. Some deadlines for application are past, but the following are probably still open: Two positions in psychology (one a permanent position in clinical, the other a one-year replacement in introductory psych and history of psych); contact: Dr. Arthur G. Miller, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Three positions for physics Ph.D.s, with preference to those trained in applied areas such as optics, acoustics, quantum electronics, engineering physics, nuclear engineering, solid state, or electronics; contact: Dr. Philip Macklin, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. (Received 3 March 1978 from Ed Yamauchi, professor of history at Miami U.)
Houghton College in New York has a chemistry faculty position open in the fall for an inorganic/analytical chemist, and a position for someone to teach computer science courses and assist other faculty in use of the computer. Contact: Dr. , Kenneth Lindley, Chair, Division of Science & Mathematics, Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y. 14744. (Received 4 March 1978)
Seaver College of Pepperdine University in California anticipates an opening for fall 1978 in political science for an assistant or associate professor with a Ph.D. in international relations and comparative government, Research activities encouraged, but major responsibility is quality undergraduate teaching. "As a Christian college, Seaver College seeks faculty who will contribute to the value-centered education to which it is committed." Letter of application and vita (with names of references) should be sent before April 28 to: Dr. Robert G. Turner, Chair, Social Science Division, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90265. (Received 11 March 1978)
Emory & Henry College in Virginia, in cooperation with the Virginia Research Center for Archaeology, has a position beginning June 1, 1978, for an archaeologist to coordinate public archaeological research for the region around the college and to teach two or three courses per year. Candidates should have at least an M.A. in anthropological archaeology and a knowledge of Eastern Woodlands prehistory. A 12-month appointment with starting salary dependent upon education and experience. Contact: Dr. Douglas Boyce, Chair, Department of Sociology, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA 24327. Tel. 703-944-3121-X88. (Received 20 March 1978)
Warner Pacific College in Oregon is looking for a full-time chemistry teacher. Resumes should be sent to: Dr. Ludlow Corbin, Science Department, Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Street, Portland, OR 97215. (Received 24 March 1978)
Liberty BMtist College in Virginia is recruiting faculty for fall 1978 in almost all areas including the natural and social sciences. Address inquiries to: Office of the President, Dr. A. Pierre Guillermin, Liberty Baptist College, P. 0. Box 1111, Lynchburg, VA 24505. (Received "recently")
This year's course, entitled "Art, Literature, and Music in God's World," will feature
Cal examining the work of several classical and modern painters, DELvid Jeffrey of the
U. of Victoria on Fielding's Tom Jones and Rudy Wiebe's The Blue Mountains of China,
and musicologist Bert Polman of Ontario Bible College on the music of Charles Ives and
Bob Dylan. More info? Write: Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship, 229 College St., Toronto,
Ontario M5T lR4.
Elizabeth Sutherland, our elusive correspondent in Vancouver, B.C., who drops one veil at a time on our pink PERSONALS return postcards, sent a quote she says came repeatedly to mind while catching up on back reading of the Affiliation Journal: "I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Lee Edward Travis, dean emeritus of the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, was presented the 1977 Distinguished Service Award by the Alumni Association of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. The citation pointed to his encouragement of students, compassion for patients, and work of synthesis at Fuller, calling Lee a person whose life "demonstrates the highest standards of, scholarship and humane service."
David L. VanderMeulen attended the Biophysical Society meeting in Washington, D.C. in March, presenting some of his post-doctoral work at the U. of Illinois Medical Center on "Near Infrared Spectroscopic Study of Enzyme-Substrate Interaction." Dave has moved to the suburb of Addison to be closer to Trinity Gospel Church, where he has recently been elected a deacon.
Bernard Zylstra of the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto visited California this spring, where in Berkeley he gave a public lecture, interacted with students, and shared educational insights from the ten-year ICS experience with Walt Hearn and other board members of the infant New College for Advanced Christian Studies, Berkeley. Bernie's recent publications include an article in Christian Scholar's Review (Vol. 7, No.4, 1978) on "A Neoconservative Critique of Modernity: Daniel Bell's Appraisal," and a foreword to Egbert Schuurman's Reflections on the Technological Society (Toronto: Wedge Publishing Foundation, paperback, 1977). Bernie's foreword introduces the Dutch thinker to the English-speaking public by comparing him to his fellow Christians, the French Jacques Ellul (The Technological Society, 1954) and the Canadian George Grant (Technology and Empire, 1969).
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION - 1978 ANNUAL MEETING - AUGUST 11-14, 1978
As you make your summer plans, schedule in the 1978 Annual Meeting of the ASA. It will be held this year at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, about-20 miles from Grand Rapids and a popular vacation area. The theme of the meeting will be: "A Christian Stewardship of Natural Resources," and we already have over 30 papers offered on the theme and other topics of interest. This month we are finalizing the arrangement and details of the program and plan to get these to you sometime in May.
Right now Clark Pinnock of McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, is scheduled to give us a Biblical basis for our theme and he has three talks scheduled as follows:
1) "To Grow or not to Grow - That is the Question"
2) "When Enough is Enough"
3) "The Pollution of Sodom - Human and Divine"
An additional featured speaker is John Sheaffer of a Chicago based consulting firm that specializes in solar energy and resources management. His talk will be geared to the practical dimensions of our theme and is entitled: "God Was Right: Stewardship of the Earth is Possible."
Two special symposia are scheduled with several presentations in each. One is entitled "Stewardship Dilemmas in Natural Resources Management" and will cover the conflicts faced in resources management between conservation and development for production. This is being arranged by Larry Walker of the forestry department at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. An additional symposium will be brought to us by the participants in this year's Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, a program for visiting scholars at Calvin College. This year's work is on "Christian Stewardship and Natural Resources" so it is especially fitting that they share with us the culmination of their year's research and study.
In addition to the regular program there will be field trips for everyone to places related to the meeting theme and tours for family members not involved in the regular program. It isa great area for sailing and a delightful downtown shopping area is just a short walk from campus. There is a park and playground next to the campus for children and babysitting will be set up.
Plan now to attend and bring the family. You can register now by sending in the official registration form below with your registration fee. More complete program information and local arrangements will follow.