This web site was put together initially by Dr Luke Randall in November 2000. However, several others including Joe Baker, Diane Eager, Paul Taylor, Craig Hampton and Joe Gallien have been involved with the site in different ways. You can read a bit about us and our involvement with the site below.
Luke Randall Joe Baker Diane Eager Paul Taylor Craig Hampton Joe Gallien
|LUKE RANDALL. I put this site together because as a scientist and as a Christian I was keen that people might be able to see some counter arguments to the usually accepted theory of evolution. There are lots of such sites on the Internet (see links page for a few more), this is just one of many. In the main, this site gives scientific arguments, rather than faith based arguments in favour of Creation or Intelligent design. Some Christians believe that the theory of evolution can be a block to people having faith in a God who cares for them and for all of humanity and this is explored a bit in the Faith and Does it matter pages.|
I hope this site may encourage some non-Christians to think about the Christian faith and might help some Christians in their faith, by seeing that science is not contrary to the possibility that God created life on earth with only a limited ability to change.
I have worked in science since for about 30 years and have an Honours equivalent in applied biology specialising in medical microbiology, a Masters degree in Immunology and a PhD in the area of antibiotic resistance in the bacteria Salmonella. Click here if you want to see some papers I have written or been involved with. You can look some of these up on the PubMed web site.
| However, I readily admit that like all of
us I am learning, so feel free contact us if you disagree with any information on this site.
PUBLICATION LIST OF LUKE RANDALL
Randall L. P., D. Eaves, S. W. Cooles, E. Liebana, L.
J. V. Piddock, and M. J. Woodward. 2002. Development of antibiotic
resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 from chicks dosed with
enrofloxacin. In "Proceedings of the Symposium Salmonella and
Samonellosis", St-Brieuc, FRANCE.
E., C. Clouting, C. A. Cassar, L. P. Randall, R. A. Walker, E. J.
Threlfall, F. A. Clifton-Hadley, A. M. Ridley, and R. H. Davies. 2002. Comparison of gyrA mutations, cyclohexane resistance, and the
presence of class I integrons in Salmonella enterica from farm animals in
England and Wales. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 40:1481-1486.
Randall L. P.
1999. The multiple antibiotic
resistance (mar) locus in S. typhimurium DT104, S.
enteritidis and S. dublin strains from animals. Association of
Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers. Current Topics in Veterinary
Science. 53rd Scientific Meeting.
Randall L. P. and M. J.
Woodward. 2001. The
Multiple Antibiotic Resistance (mar) Locus in Salmonella
Typhimurium DT104 and other Salmonellas from animals. Applied and
Environmental Microbiology 67:1190-1197.
Randall L. P., S. W. Cooles, A. R. Sayers, and M. J.
Woodward. 2001. Association between cyclohexane resistance in Salmonella
of different serovars and increased resistance to multiple
antibiotics, disinfectants and dyes. Journal of Medical Microbiology 50:
Randall L. P., C. Wray, and R. H.
Survival of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 under
simulated farm conditions. Veterinary Record 145:500-501.
Randall L. P., C. Wray, and I. M.
Studies on the development and use of a monoclonal sandwich ELISA for the
detection of verotoxic Escherichia coli in animal faeces. Veterinary
Randall L. P. and M. J. Woodward. 2001. Role of the mar locus in virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT104 in chickens. Journal of Medical Microbiology 50:770-779.
L. P. and M. J.
Woodward. 2002. The multiple antibiotic
resistance (mar) locus and its significance. Research in Veterinary
Randall L. P., A. M. Ridley, S. W. Cooles, M. Sharma, A. R. Sayers,
L. Pumbwe, D. G. Newell, L. J. V. Piddock, and M. J. Woodward. 2003.
of multiple antibiotic resistance in 443 Campylobacter spp. isolated
from humans and animals. Journal
of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 52: 507-510.
Randall L. P., S. W. Cooles, A. R. Sayers, L. J. V. Piddock, and M.
J. Woodward. 2003. Effect of triclosan or phenol farm disinfectant
upon the selection of ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella enterica. Proceedings
of the 5th European congress of Chemotherapy and infection, 17th
to 20th October, Rhodes.
Randall L. P., S. W. Cooles, M. K. Osborn, L. J. V. Piddock, and M.
J. Woodward. 2004. Antibiotic resistance genes, integrons and
multiple antibiotic resistance in thirty-five serotypes of Salmonella
enterica isolated from humans and animals in the U.K. Journal of
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 53: 208-216.
Wray C., I. M. Mc Laren, L. P. Randall, and G. R..
Pearson. 2000. Natural and experimental infection of normal cattle
with E. Coli O 157. Veterinary Record 147:65-68.
Randall L. P., S. W. Cooles, L. J. Piddock, and M. J.
2004. Effect of triclosan or a phenolic farm disinfectant on
the selection of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella enterica. Journal
of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 54: 621-627.
Randall L. P., S. W. Cooles, L. J. Piddock, and M. J.
2004. Mutant prevention concentrations of ciprofloxacin and
enrofloxacin for Salmonella enterica. Journal of Antimicrobial
Chemotherapy 54: 688-691.
Pumbwe L., L. P. Randall, M. J. Woodward, and L. J.
2004. Expression of the efflux pump genes cmeB, cmeF and the
porin gene porA in multiple-antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter jejuni.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 54: 341-347.