list of acronyms

From: George Murphy (
Date: Fri Sep 26 2003 - 07:40:09 EDT

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    Terry has indicated to me that a listing of acronyms used here can be made
    available. Let's do it.

            The following acronymns used with some frequency on the asa list occur to me off
    the top of my head. I've tried to resist the temptation to include acronyms that I
    think we _should_ use or my own personal abbreviations. I invite other list
    participants to add any I've missed. Please just post suggested additions, not this
    whole message - I'll take care of cleaning things up.

            Note that these are to be acronyms used particularly on this list - not just
    general internet slang (e.g., OTOH for on the one/other hand) or terms for specialized
    disciplines which are seldom if ever used here (e.g., EIH for Einstein-Infeld-Hoffmann

            Some of these acronyms can be "translated" in slightly different ways. E.g.,
    the C at the end of OEC can be "creation," "creationism" or "creationist." This can
    usually be determined by context.

    General Terms

            BB Big Bang

            CSI Complex Specified Information

            ID Intelligent Design

            NT New Testament

            MN Methodological Naturalism (Not to be confused with Metaphysical
                    Naturalism, for which I suggest use of ON, "Ontological Naturalism.")

            MWH Many Worlds Hypothesis

            MWI Many Worlds Interpretation (of quantum mechanics).

            OEC Old Earth Creationism

            OT Old Testament

            PC Progressive Creationism

            QM Quantum Mechanics

            RC Roman Catholic

            RFEP Robust Formational Economy Principle

            TE Theistic Evolution

            YEC Young Earth Creationism

    Organizations, Journals, &c.

            AIG Answers in Genesis

            ASA American Scientific Affiliation

            CTNS Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

            ICR Institute for Creation Research

            PSCF Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

            RTB Reasons to Believe

    George L. Murphy

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