2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 276
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

T208. History of the Influence of Religion on Geology and Geology on Religion

GSA History and Philosophy of Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division


Stephen M. Rowland and Julie Newell, Advocates
Paper #
Start Time
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Ancient Wisdom, Religious Authority and Early Geology
MAGRUDER, Kerry V., History of Science Department, University of Oklahoma, 601 S. Elm St., PHSC 621, Norman, OK 73019, kmagruder@ou.edu, kmagruder@ou.edu
1:50 PM
Religion and Geology: Explaining Earthquakes in the Early Modern Atlantic World
STEPHENSON, Jamie, History, University of Minnesota, 2220 E. Franklin Ave., #328, Minneapolis, MN 55404, queenisabella@mindspring.com, queenisabella@mindspring.com
2:05 PM
Jefferson, Religion, and Megalonyx: The Role of Religion in Thomas Jefferson's Resistance to the Concept of Extinction
ROWLAND, Stephen M., Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Box 454010, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010, steve.rowland@unlv.edu, steve.rowland@unlv.edu
2:25 PM
Genesis and Geology in America: The Cooper—Silliman—Stuart Debate, 1829-1839
NEWELL, Julie, Social and International Studies, Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060, jnewell@spsu.edu, jnewell@spsu.edu
2:40 PM
Archibald Geikie on the Last Elevation of Scotland
WILSON, Leonard G., Saint Paul, MN 55105, wilso004@umn.edu, wilso004@umn.edu
2:55 PM
Sir John William Dawson (1820–1899): Some Aspects of His Reconciliation of Scripture and Geology
AALTO, K.R., Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521, kra1@humboldt.edu, kra1@humboldt.edu
3:10 PM
3:25 PM
Has Evangelicalism influenced geology?
ROBERTS, Michael B., Dept of History, Lancaster University, The Vicarage, 5 Lancaster Road, Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0EB, United Kingdom, michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk, michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk
3:45 PM
The Mistaken Rejection of Evolution: How Did Mainstream Christian Fundamentalism Come to Misconstrue the Role of the Hypothesis In Science?
GREER, Penny, Geology and Physics, The University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712, greerpen@gmail.com, greerpen@gmail.com
4:05 PM
Intelligent Design: A Protean Problem
CAMPBELL, David C., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, pleuronaia@gmail.com, pleuronaia@gmail.com
4:20 PM
The Power of God and the Role of Evidence in Creationist Thought
PETERS, Richard A., Religion, Boston University, 145/147 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215, rrrrickardo@gmail.com, rrrrickardo@gmail.com
4:35 PM
Models of Geoscience for Current Faith-Based Outreach
GREENBERG, Jeffrey K., Geology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187, jeffrey.greenberg@wheaton.edu, jeffrey.greenberg@wheaton.edu
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