I wonder if we are at the fringe of what is relevant/useful/edifying etc.
for this discussion group. How exactly is this discussion a faith/science
(broadly defined) dialog? I'm willing to be instructed and perhaps being
instructed on this point will result in a more focused exchanged.
Already at the ASA meeting 6 weeks ago, numerous people complained about
the value of this discussion and its appropriateness for this forum. Being
somewhat libertarian-minded, I determined not to say anything in the hope
that the discussion would come to some closure and that we would move on to
something else. However, it hasn't, and I fear that the widespread
interest in this discussion group is somewhat at risk.
Obviously, many of these topics can be turned more toward a faith/science
Finally, I would encourage us all to use the proposed topic indicator for
the subject line. I realize that it is a bit bulky, but it helps those who
aren't interested in certain threads to more readily identify them.
Here are the proposed subject lines (once again):
ASA -- announcements and discussion of ASA policies
JOBS -- announcements of positions available and jobs wanted
ORIGINS -- creation/evolution discussion
ETHICS -- discussion of medical and other ethical questions raised by
BIBLE -- discussion of exegetical/theological issues related to scientific
ENVIRON -- discussion of environmental issues and ethics
SOC/PSYC -- discussion of Christianity and psychology and the social sciences
A subject line would look like this:
ETHICS: Y chromosomes and behavior
and then a reply
Re: ETHICS: Y chromosomes and behavior.
Terry M. Gray
Terry M. Gray, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Calvin College 3201 Burton SE Grand Rapids, MI 40546
Office: (616) 957-7187 FAX: (616) 957-6501
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.calvin.edu/~grayt
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