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The Creation Story Revisited

Background Considerations

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To appreciate why Brother John is well suited to present the scientific considerations in the following videos, please read the following about his background and credentials:

Bro. John has a long scientific career and is a well-known Bible student and speaker.  John joined the University of Michigan faculty as professor of materials science and engineering in 1989, and he also served as professor of applied physics from 1989-96. He is recognized as an expert in the use of high intensity x-ray diffraction imaging, microdiffraction, grazing angle incidence scattering, and other associated techniques as a tool for non-destructive materials characterization.

These techniques have been used to study a wide range of problems in metals, alloys, and semiconductors where it is necessary to control the structure-property relationships on both the micro and macro scale to achieve improved performance or to create new materials. His later research was focused on surface and interface studies in controlling the fabrication and mechanical properties of thin films and multilayer nanocomposites and on the role of grain boundaries in fatigue and fracture.

He retired as the professor of materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering from the University of Michigan in December 2004. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  He received his B.Met.E. and M.S. degrees from New York University in 1960 and 1962, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1965. From 1965-67, he was an advanced research engineer at General Telephone and Electronics Laboratories in New York.

He joined the faculty of the materials science and engineering department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook as an assistant professor in 1967 and was promoted to associate professor in 1971 and professor in 1975. From 1977-81 he served as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and he was the director of the Synchrotron Topography Project from 1980-86 and dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University-Fullerton from 1986-89. He was named professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan.

We think you will enjoy these classes as they are grounded in science, and matched with an appreciation for the authority of Scripture.


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