Viewing entries posted in September 2012

Seattle Times Interview with David Montgomery

September 17, 2012

Great Q&A between David Montgomery and Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times book editor, about The Rocks Don't Lie (W. W. Norton, 2012). From the interview:

Q: Most people probably think creationism is a pretty old belief system, but in the book you clearly lay out that it's not. Briefly describe how it developed.

A: George McCready Price was the guy who championed flood geology (the theory that Noah's flood was real) in its darkest hours through the early 20th century. He was not a trained geologist, but he argued that geologists had the whole theory wrong. His arguments evolved into (John) Whitcomb and (Henry) Morris' book, 1961's "The Genesis Flood." The thing that surprised me about that book was that the guys who wrote it had a really insightful critique of '50s geology. They looked at the key flaws, the shortcomings, the things geology couldn't address: How do mountains form? How do you get fossils of tropical organisms at the poles? In those days, nobody was buying continental drift. They said, geologists can't explain certain basic aspects of geology; we have a better idea.

Gwinn asks great, probing questions and you can catch the full interview here.

Montgomery was also interviewed on Fox & Friends this week and you can view that segment on their website.

Posted by waleslit on September 17, 2012  |  Permalink

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It Gets Better Wins the Governors Award

September 7, 2012

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors awarded the "It Gets Better" project their 2012 Governors Award this year.

From an article in Deadline:

“The It Gets Better Project is a great example of strategically, creatively and powerfully utilizing the media to educate and inspire,” said [Bruce] Rosenblum. “This is television moving well beyond the traditional physical set in the viewer’s living room to the intimacy of the monitor, laptop, tablet or mobile device and delivering the ideal mix of inspiration and creativity to affect awareness and, ultimately, change. The Academy is proud to celebrate the success the Project is already having on LGBT youth, and, to hopefully, drive more visibility for this important cause.”

Such an honor for Dan Savage, Terry Miller, and all the other hundreds of contributors! We are glad to see the project continue to move people, on YouTube, in book form, on MTV and elsewhere.

 

Posted by waleslit on September 7, 2012  |  Permalink

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