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Geoscience Research Institute

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The Geoscience Research Institute was founded in 1958 and is located on the campus of Loma Linda University in California. The GRI is an institute of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and serves the church in the areas of research and communication. The Institute's facilities include office space, laboratories, computers for data analysis, and a 18,000-volume science library including 100 journal subscriptions.

Seven research scientists are employed by the Institute. The staff is comprised of an interdisciplinary group with a shared interest in the interface between science and faith. Staff scientists conduct research in areas as diverse as molecular genetics and the geological subspecialty of sedimentology. The staff of GRI also has extensive experience in teaching. The majority having taught in both high school and university classes on secular and religious campuses. Assisting teachers as they discuss the origin of life, and specifically humanity, is part of the mission of GRI.

From the GRI Website: The most notable conflict is between the theory of evolution with its billions of years for the progressive development of life and the biblical account of the creation of life by God in six literal days a few thousand years ago. Does the success of science in other areas force us to conclude that scientific evidence for an evolutionary theory is irrefutable? The Geoscience Research Institute, founded in 1958, was established to address this question by looking at the scientific evidence concerning origins. The Institute uses both science and revelation to study the question of origins because it considers the exclusive use of science as too narrow an approach.



Geoscience Research Institute
11060 Campus St.
Loma Linda, California 92350 USA
Phone: (909) 558-4548
Fax: (909) 558-4314