Some of my regular readers may have noticed, by the logo in the upper right-hand corner of my blog, that I was recently accepted as a full member of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA)
, “a fellowship of men and women of science and disciplines that can relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science.”
I am extremely excited to have joined this unique organization, which is also dedicated to “providing advice and direction to the Church and society in how best to use the results of science and technology while preserving the integrity of God’s creation.” I would encourage anyone with a BS, MS, or doctorate in the sciences, regardless of your origins position, to seek out more information about joining this wonderful community of scientists by visiting the ASA website.
More recently, I’ve been in contact with the NCSE: National Center for Science Education
, a non-profit organization dedicated to “providing information and resources for schools, parents and concerned citizens working to keep evolution in public school science education.” After investigating the organization’s mission
and reading their most recent issue of its R
eports of the National Center for Science Education journal
, perusing the NCSE channel
on YouTube, and participating in several email exchanges with Glenn Branch, the organization’s Deputy Director, I decided to take the plunge and join
as a lifetime member!
If you are dedicated to ensuring that our children are receiving the best possible science education, it is imperative that the (well-meaning) efforts of my fellow Christian brothers and sisters to force the teaching of Special Creationism and/or Intelligent Design in the public school system be stopped cold. Joining the NCSE and participating in a number of activities that help support the teaching of evolution in America’s public educational system is one of the best ways that we can accomplish this. (Subscriptions and contributions are fully tax deductible.)