Re: Giberson

From: Steven M Smith (smsmith@usgs.gov)
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 12:33:15 EST

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    Hi Karl E. (and James M.)

    Yes I am still lurking here. However, since I subscribe to the digest
    version of the ASA listserv it takes a extra day for postings to show up in
    my mailbox.

    I highly recommend Giberson's book, "Worlds Apart ..." I have loaned my
    copy out several times and everyone returns it impressed. I believe that
    the local Regis College has even used this book in some of its Theology &
    Science type classes.

    Karl E. has related most of what I know about Karl G. I haven't met Karl
    G. personally but I know at least one friend/colleague of his. To amplify
    Karl E.'s remark, Karl G. is the editor of and a frequent contributor to
    the "Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology" magazine
    <http://www.researchnewsonline.org/>

    James - You might want to also check out this publication for your
    biography. See the above website for a free 6 month subscription (actually
    free w/ no strings attached!).

    While searching for the "Research News" URL, I also came across the
    following sites:
    Giberson's ENC Bio
    http://alpha.enc.edu/physics/professors/giber.htm

    and a recent article (2/8/03) in the Boston Daily Globe
    http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/039/metro/Working_to_reconcile_science_religion+.shtml

    Steve
    (If Karl Giberson ever reads this, advertising fees can be sent to the
    address below <grins>)
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    ------ Original Message -----

    Karl Evans wrote:
    In a message dated 2/20/03 5:37:04 AM Mountain Standard Time,
    mahaffy@mtcnet.net writes:

    << Folks,

    Someone who read my annotated bibliography said, "Just curious as to why
    you overlooked Giberson's WORLDS APART: THE UNHOLY WAR BETWEEN SCIENCE
    AND RELIGION. Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City, Mo."

    That makes me think that perhaps Giberson is someone I should know
    about. Can someone who knows him, tell me something about Giberson and
    what they think of his contribution to the literature on science and
    christianity.

    Thanks.
    --
    James and Florence Mahaffy 712 722-0381 (Home)
    227 S. Main St. 712 722-6279 (Office)
    Sioux Center, IA 51250
    >>

    Jim-

    Karl Giberson teaches physics at Eastern Nazarene College near Boston. He
    is
    also editor of the "newspaper-type" publication put out by the Templeton
    organization (I can't remember the title...News & Views maybe). He and his
    colleague Donald Yerxa frequently team-up on science-faith issues and are
    fairly often in Books & Culture. If I remember correctly, within the past
    year he did a 3-part series on Isaac Newton for B&C.

    He also has several books out, including a new one with Yerxa. A search of
    google and/or amazon.com should give you more info. I have not read his
    books but have had them highly recommended; they apparently aim for an
    educated layman/college student level.

    By the way, his last name is pronounced with a long i -- the Gi rhymes with

    by. Hope this helps; if my colleague Steve Smith is still lurking on this
    list, he can tell you a lot more.

    Karl
    ***********************
    Karl V. Evans
    cmekve@aol.com



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