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  1. A Quantum-Theoretic Argument Against Naturalism.Bruce L. Gordon - 2011 - In Bruce L. Gordon & William A. Dembski (eds.), The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books. pp. 179-214.
    Quantum theory offers mathematical descriptions of measurable phenomena with great facility and accuracy, but it provides absolutely no understanding of why any particular quantum outcome is observed. It is the province of genuine explanations to tell us how things actually work—that is, why such descriptions hold and why such predictions are true. Quantum theory is long on the what, both mathematically and observationally, but almost completely silent on the how and the why. What is even more interesting is that, in (...)
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  2. Institutional Review Board assessment of risks and benefits associated with research.Ernest D. Prentice & Bruce G. Gordon - forthcoming - National Bioethics Advisory Commission 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 700, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7979 Telephone: 301-402-4242• Fax: 301-480-6900• Website: Www. Bioethics. Gov.
     
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    The nature of nature: examining the role of naturalism in science.Bruce Gordon & William A. Dembski (eds.) - 2011 - Wilmington, DE: ISI Books.
    The world's leading authorities in the sciences and humanities—dozens of top scholars, including three Nobel laureates—join a cultural and intellectual battle that leaves no human life untouched. Is the universe self-existent, self-sufficient, and self-organizing, or is it grounded instead in a reality that transcends space, time, matter, and energy?
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    “You Don't Know Me, But …”: Access to Patient Data and Subject Recruitment in Human Subjects Research.Toby Schonfeld, Joseph S. Brown, N. Jean Amoura & Bruce Gordon - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (11):31-38.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 11, Page 31-38, November 2011.
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    Contraception in Research: A Policy Suggestion.Toby L. Schonfeld & Bruce G. Gordon - 2005 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 27 (2):15.
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    Maxwell–boltzmann statistics and the metaphysics of modality.Bruce L. Gordon - 2002 - Synthese 133 (3):393 - 417.
    Two arguments have recently been advanced that Maxwell-Boltzmann particles areindistinguishable just like Bose–Einstein and Fermi–Dirac particles. Bringing modalmetaphysics to bear on these arguments shows that ontological indistinguishabilityfor classical (MB) particles does not follow. The first argument, resting on symmetryin the occupation representation for all three cases, fails since peculiar correlationsexist in the quantum (BE and FD) context as harbingers of ontic indistinguishability,while the indistinguishability of classical particles remains purely epistemic. The secondargument, deriving from the classical limits of quantum statistical partition (...)
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    Maxwell–Boltzmann Statistics And The Metaphysics Of Modality.Bruce L. Gordon - 2002 - Synthese 133 (3):393-417.
    Two arguments have recently been advanced that Maxwell-Boltzmann particles areindistinguishable just like Bose–Einstein and Fermi–Dirac particles. Bringing modalmetaphysics to bear on these arguments shows that ontological indistinguishabilityfor classical (MB) particles does not follow. The first argument, resting on symmetryin the occupation representation for all three cases, fails since peculiar correlationsexist in the quantum (BE and FD) context as harbingers of ontic indistinguishability,while the indistinguishability of classical particles remains purely epistemic. The secondargument, deriving from the classical limits of quantum statistical partition (...)
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    The Use of Normal Children as Participants in Research on Therapy.Bruce Gordon, Ernest Prentice & Paul Reitemeier - 1996 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 18 (3):5.
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  9. Balloons on a String: A Critique of Multiverse Cosmology.Bruce Gordon - 2011 - In William A. Dembski and Bruce L. Gordon (ed.), The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science. Wilmington, DE, USA: pp. 558-601.
    Our examination of universal origins and fine-tuning will begin with a discussion of infl ationary scenarios grafted onto Big Bang cosmology and the proof that all infl ationary spacetimes are past-incomplete. After diverting into a lengthy critical examination of the “different physics” offered by quantum cosmologists at the past-boundary of the universe, we will proceed to dissect the inadequacies of infl ationary explanations and string-theoretic constructs in the context of three cosmological models that have received much attention: the Steinhardt-Turok cyclic (...)
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  10. In Defense of Uniformitarianism.Bruce L. Gordon - 2013 - Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 65 (2).
    The practice of science rests on the assumption of dependable regularity in the behavior of the physical world. It presumes that the world has an investigable causal structure and that scientific experimentation, observation, and theorizing provide a reliable pathway to its discernment. This much is not in dispute. What is in dispute is what warrants the metaphysical and methodological assumption—essential to the heuristic utility of science—that nature is uniform in such a way that the present can serve as a key (...)
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  11. Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics and the Metaphysics of Modality.Bruce L. Gordon - 2002 - Synthese 133 (3):393-417.
    ABSTRACT. Two arguments have recently been advanced that Maxwell-Boltzmann particles are indistinguishable just like Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac particles. Bringing modal metaphysics to bear on these arguments shows that ontological indistinguishability for classical (MB) particles does not follow. The first argument, resting on symmetry in the occupation representation for all three cases, fails since peculiar correlations exist in the quantum (BE and FD) context as harbingers of ontic indistinguishability, while the indistinguishability of classical particles remains purely epistemic. The second argument, deriving (...)
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    Ontology schmontology? Identity, individuation, and fock space.Bruce L. Gordon - 2003 - Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1343-1356.
    The aim of this paper is modest. It is argued that if the nature of the "equivalence" between first-quantized particle theories and second-quantized (Fock Space) theories is examined closely, if the inadequacies of de Muynck's "indexed particle" version of Fock Space are recognized, and if the question is not begged against modal metaphysics, then van Fraassen's attempted deflation of ontological issues in quantum theory can be seen to fail.
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    Is Intelligent Design Science? The Scientific Status and Future of Design-Theoretic Explanations.Bruce L. Gordon - 2001 - In James M. Kushiner & William A. Dembski (eds.), Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design. Brazos Press. pp. 193-216.
    This essay argues that, despite the failure of demarcation criteria for separating science from non-science, the mathematics of design and design-theoretic inferences nonetheless satisfy all the criteria of various competing theories of scientific explanation.
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    Institutional review board: management and function.Elizabeth A. Bankert, Bruce G. Gordon, Elisa A. Hurley & Sharon P. Shriver (eds.) - 2022 - Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invests over $37 billion per year in support of research to improve human health. All research funded by NIH that involves human subjects is subject to regulatory oversight, requiring institutions to staff and manage Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). IRB members, chairs, and the many associated human subjects protections oversight professionals who support the work of the IRB must navigate complex federal regulations issued by multiple agencies. This book is the industry standard reference work for (...)
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    Darwinian Evolution and Classical Liberalism: Theories in Tension.Logan Paul Gage, Bruce L. Gordon, Shawn E. Klein, Peter Lawler, Roger Masters, Angus Menuge, Michael J. White, Jay W. Richards, Timothy Sandefur, Richard Weikart, John West & Benjamin Wiker (eds.) - 2013 - Lanham: Lexington Books.
    Darwinian Evolution and Classical Liberalism brings together a collection of new essays that examine the multifaceted ferment between Darwinian biology and classical liberalism.
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    Biological Information: New Perspectives.Bruce Gordon - 2013 - Singapore: World Scientific.
    Based on a conference on the nature and origin of biological information held at Cornell University in 2011, this edited volume presents new research by experts in information theory, computer science, numerical simulation, thermodynamics, evolutionary theory, whole organism biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, physics, biophysics, mathematics, and linguistics.
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  17. Calvin.Bruce Gordon - 2009
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    Conflict between research design and minimization of risks in pediatric research.Bruce Gordon, Ernest Prentice & James Anderson - 2000 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 22 (3):1.
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    Continuing Review of Research Involving Human Subjects: Approach to the Problem and Remaining Areas of Concern.Bruce Gordon & Ernest Prentice - 1997 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 19 (2):8.
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    Inflationary Cosmology and the String Multiverse.Bruce L. Gordon - 2010 - In Robert J. Spitzer (ed.), New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy. Grand Rapids: pp. 75-103.
    We begin with a discussion of the Borde-Guth-Vilenkin past-incompleteness theorem for inflationary universes and discuss its significance for various pre-big-bang inflationary scenarios in string cosmology, including landscape and cyclic ekpyrotic models. We then undertake a general critique of inflationary cosmology in respect of its stated goals and conclude with a critcal discussion of the string-theoretic multiverse as a "solution" to the problem of cosmological fine-tuning.
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    Losing Our Religion.Bruce Gordon - 2013 - In Stephen Dilley (ed.), Darwinian Evolution and Classical Liberalism: Theories in Tension. Lexington Books. pp. 157.
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    Selective review of external adverse events: one IRB's response to the avalanche of IND safety reports.Bruce Gordon & Ernest Prentice - 1998 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 21 (3):10-11.
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    The Authority of Antiquity: England and the Protestant Latin Bible.Bruce Gordon - 2010 - In Gordon Bruce (ed.), The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain. pp. 1.
    This chapter provides a complex narrative of biblical translation in Protestant scholarship. It draws attention to Protestant efforts to produce a universal Latin translation as an intermediary between the original languages of Scripture and the vernacular. Despite the tendency to associate Protestantism with personal reading of Scripture, the multiple levels involved in biblical interpretation complicate any straightforward relationship between reformation, text, and individual reader. The Latin Bible translation also held the potential of unifying Protestants by becoming the basis of all (...)
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  24. The NIH Inclusion Guidelines: Challenges for the Future.Bruce Gordon, Ernest Prentice, Paul Reitemeier, William C. Waggoner & Barbara B. Sherman - 1996 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 18.
     
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    The Necessity of Sufficiency.Bruce L. Gordon - 2018 - In Jerry L. Walls & Trent Dougherty (eds.), Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project. Oxford University Press. pp. 417-445.
    There is an argument for the existence of God from the incompleteness of nature that is vaguely present in Plantinga’s recent work. This argument, which rests on the metaphysical implications of quantum physics and the philosophical deficiency of necessitarian conceptions of physical law, deserves to be given a clear formulation. The goal is to demonstrate, via a suitably articulated principle of sufficient reason, that divine action in an occasionalist mode is needed (and hence God’s existence is required) to bring causal (...)
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  26. Ideal vs. Real: Revisiting Contraceptive Guidelines.Toby Schonfeld, Joseph Brown, N. Amoura & Bruce Gordon - 2010 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 32 (6):13-16.
    In their article in the September-October 2010 issue of IRB: Ethics & Human Research, Chris Kaposy and Françoise Baylis argue that the contraception policy of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s institutional review board fails to meet an ethically ideal standard in establishing the criteria investigators should follow when including women of childbearing potential in clinical research. In this response, we argue that the UNMC IRB’s policy is evidence-based and pragmatically oriented and that it therefore better safeguards women’s autonomy than (...)
     
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    Money Matters.Toby Schonfeld, Bruce Gordon, Jean Amoura & Joseph Spencer Brown - 2007 - American Journal of Bioethics 7 (2):86-88.
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    Protecting Patient Privacy Redux: Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “'You Don't Know Me, But …': Access to Patient Data and Subject Recruitment in Human Subjects Research”.Toby Schonfeld, Joseph S. Brown, N. Jean Amoura & Bruce Gordon - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (1):W1 - W2.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page W1-W2, January 2012.
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    Research involving the homeless: arguments against payment-in-kind (PinK).Toby L. Schonfeld, Joseph S. Brown, Meaghann Weniger & Bruce Gordon - 2002 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 25 (5):17-20.
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    Subject Protection and the Risk–Benefit Relationship.Toby L. Schonfeld, Joseph S. Brown & Bruce G. Gordon - 2005 - American Journal of Bioethics 5 (5):22 – 23.
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  31. Scandal of the Evangelical Mind: A Biblical and Scientific Critique of Young-Earth Creationism. [REVIEW]Bruce L. Gordon - 2014 - Science, Religion and Culture 1 (3):144.
    Young-earth creationism is one of the more peculiar manifestations of broader evangelical culture. It continues to be the most common view of the relationship between science and Scripture held in the evangelical community and, unfortunately but understandably, the view of science most non-Christians associate with evangelicalism. For scientifically literate non-Christians, it presents an obstacle to Christian faith, and for young Christians who have been raised to equate YEC with the teaching of Scripture, it can destroy their faith altogether when its (...)
     
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    The copts and the west 1439–1822: The european discovery of the egyptian church (oxford-warburg studies 200). By Alastair Hamilton. [REVIEW]Bruce Gordon - 2008 - Heythrop Journal 49 (2):344–346.
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    IRB Review of Adverse Events in Investigational Drug Studies. [REVIEW]Ernest D. Prentice & Bruce Gordon - 1997 - IRB: Ethics & Human Research 19 (6):1.
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