James M. Tour-Synthetic Organic Chemist


==> James Tour Website <==

Tour has over 640 research publications and over 120 patents, with an H-index = 129 (107 by ISI Web of Science) and i10 index = 538 with total citations over 77,000 (Google Scholar). He was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2015. Tour was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by The Best Schools (.org) in 2014; listed in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch.com in 2014; and recipient of the Trotter Prize in “Information, Complexity and Inference” in 2014; and was the Lady Davis Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, June, 2014. Tour was named “Scientist of the Year” by R&D Magazine, 2013. He was awarded the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, 2012, Rice University; won the ACS Nano Lectureship Award from the American Chemical Society, 2012; was the Lady Davis Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, June, 2011 and was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2009. Tour was ranked one of the Top 10 chemists in the world over the past decade, by a Thomson Reuters citations per publication index survey, 2009; won the Distinguished Alumni Award, Purdue University, 2009 and the Houston Technology Center’s Nanotechnology Award in 2009.

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Dr. Tour on Wikipedia

In an attempt to place us within an imaginary grasp of what Dr. Tour is attempting to explain in the video above I thought it might be helpful to consider a quote from William Grassie as he in turn is found quoting Bill Bryson as he gives a description of ==> a simple prokaryotic cell from his book A Short History of Nearly Everything.


LoopHe won the Feynman Prize in Experimental Nanotechnology in 2008, the NASA Space Act Award in 2008 for his development of carbon nanotube reinforced elastomers and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society for his achievements in organic chemistry in 2007. Tour was the recipient of the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching in 2007. He also won the Small Times magazine’s Innovator of the Year Award in 2006, the Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Innovator Award in 2006, the Alan Berman Research Publication Award, Department of the Navy in 2006, the Southern Chemist of the Year Award from the American Chemical Society in 2005 and The Honda Innovation Award for Nanocars in 2005. Tour’s paper on Nanocars was the most highly accessed journal article of all American Chemical Society articles in 2005, and it was listed by LiveScience as the second most influential paper in all of science in 2005. Tour has won several other national awards including the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in Polymer Chemistry and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in Polymer Chemistry.


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In this interview, Dr. James Tour and Dr. Henry “Fritz” Schaefer discuss science and faith, while Dr. Schaefer presents on “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking, and God”. This comprehensive presentation details numerous conclusions from leading scientists in the areas of mathematics, physics, and cosmology, and it shows how the Big Bang was immensely powerful yet carefully planned and controlled in the release of matter, energy, space, and time. Schaefer then looks at the big question “Where do we go from here?” Dr. Schaefer’s wealth of research can be found here: https://www.chem.uga.edu/directory/pe…


Tour is the founder and principal of NanoJtech Consultants, LLC, performing technology assessments for the prospective investor. Tour is also a founder of Weebit (silicon oxide electronic memory), Dotz (graphene quantum dots from coal), Tubz (graphene nanopillar electrodes for energy storage devices), Acelerox (antioxidant particles for mitigating oxidative stress during trauma and autoimmune diseases) and Avid Chemotherapeutics (drug delivery for cancer chemotherapy). He has served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, on the Chemical Reviews Editorial Advisory Board, the Governor’s Mathematics and Science Advisory Board for South Carolina, the Defense Science Study Group through the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Defense Science Board Chem/Nano Study Section, the Department of Commerce Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee and the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center’s Competitive Grant Renewal Board. He has been active in consulting on several national defense-related topics, in addition to numerous other professional committees and panels.

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             Dr. James Tour Testimony

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Can a Scientist Believe in The Resurrection?



For those of you who would like a very through introduction to this new and fascinating science, click here ==> Introduction To Nanotechnology-The New Science of Small to learn all about  what => The Teaching Company’s offering is on this subjtect.


Science and Society Move Away from God

Many people believe that religion and science are mutually exclusive, even contradictory to each other. That belief, however, is not required either by scientific fact or by the Bible. If we as Christians believe that the God of Creation is also the God of salvation, then such conflict is impossible. The same God will not create one testimony in the material record of the universe and then create a completely contradictory testimony in the written record of the Bible.

We do not want to return to the scientifically naive worldview of those like Ptolemy (ca. a.d. 85–160), who believed the universe was geo-centric—that is, with the earth at the center of it. The Bible nowhere teaches that the earth is the center of the universe. The Bible, although accurate in the science it does express, is not primarily concerned with science but with salvation. The location of the earth in relationship to the rest of the universe is irrelevant when compared to the spiritual concerns of the Bible. As we shall see in this section, there is no ultimate conflict between the reasonable and objective observation and interpretation of data (science) and a reasonable and objective interpretation of the Bible (theology).

From a biblical perspective, the story of the relationship of God and mankind is at the center of all existence. Quite properly, then, the Bible deals extensively with moral and philosophical ideas and only incidentally mentions scientific topics . . .
                                                          Excerpt from chapter 1

                                                        Josh McDowell’s Hand Book of Apologetics


Christianity and Reason

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That there exists an inherent antagonism between religion and science as is often portrayed by atheists’ writers can be expelled if and when one takes an unbiased look at the history of science. What it reveals is that modern science both grew out of and is an invention of medieval Christianity. To consider the way in which science evolved out of the medieval and Christian worldview we would invite you to consider a sample written by Dinesh D’Souza taken from hisWhat’s So Great About Christianity whose chapter is titled Christianity and Reason.


     The Return of the God Hypothesis

                             Signature in the Cell

                                               → Darwin’s Doubt


Just How Complex is Origin of Life?



Astronomer Hugh Ross & Biologist Stephen Myers


A realm into which these developments speak volumes can be found on our page ==> The Atheist Delusion