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Geoscience Research Institute

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The divine comedy
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Running gags
Jokes aside
Blooper reel
—Leonard R. Brand, in Origins[1]

The Geoscience Research Institute is an organ of the Seventh Day Adventist Church that advocates a creationist viewpoint in Earth sciences. It is based on the campus of Loma Linda University in southern California. The name is very misleading as they try to make the GRI sound like an actual Geology research group. In addition to sponsoring research, they publish magazines on the internet that question Darwinism, Naturalism and every other school of thought that disregards creationism. Their small staff includes Intelligent design and creationism promoter Timothy Standish.[2][3][4] They have branch offices in France, Argentina, Mexico, South Korea, and two offices in Brazil.[2]

The organization's irregularly published journal, Origins, is thinly veiled creationist propaganda masquerading as science.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. Leonard R. Brand. A Biblical perspective on the philosophy of science. Origins 2006, page 4. Retrieved on 8 November 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 About GRI. grisda.org. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  3. Timothy Standish bio. thinairevent.com. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  4. Answers, Online Books, In Six Days, Chapter 9. Timothy G. Standish, Biology answersingenesis.org. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. Origins: Geoscience Research Institute. grisda.org. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.