The Blyth Institute regularly participates in public awareness events, research conferences, and public lectures. Event dates will be added as they are confirmed. If you would like The Blyth Institute to speak at an event, hold a lecture, or participate in a research conference, please let us know.
Schedule of Current and Upcoming Events
April 26, 2018 - The Blyth Institute will be giving a talk on Tackling Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design in Home Education at Church 3434 from 6PM-8PM.
May 4-5, 2018 - The Blyth Institute will have its Microscopy lab available at the OCHEC homeschool conference in Oklahoma City. This is a free event for anyone who is at the conference!
Past Events / Announcements
April 19, 2018 - The Blyth Institute will be given a lecture on Turing Machines and Biology for the ORU philosophy of science course.
March 17, 2018 - The Blyth Institute will be giving a talk on Teaching Logic in Home Education at the Bixby Library, 10AM-12PM. This is a public event hosted by The Blyth Institute for homeschooling parents.
March 10, 2018 - The Blyth Institute will be giving a talk on Teaching Mathematics in Home Education at the Helmereich Library, 10AM-12PM. This is a public event hosted by The Blyth Institute for homeschooling parents.
July 29, 2017 - The Blyth Institute ran a student microscopy laboratory at the Tulsa Homeschool Expo, where students got the opportunity to learn how to use the microscope, make slides, and apply stains to improve the ability to visualize the microscopic. Pictures available here.
April 18, 2017 - Guest Lecture at Oral Roberts University on Turing Machines and Biology.
February 25, 2017 - AM-Nat Biology Conference
The Blyth Institute is hosting a new installment of its AM-Nat series of conferences focusing on biology. See the AM-Nat website for more information.
January 24, 2017 - Released Naturalism and Its Alternatives in Scientific Methodologies
The Blyth Institute is proud to announce the availability of our new book, Naturalism and Its Alternatives in Scientific Methodologies. This book represents the culmination of the 2016 Conference on Alternatives to methodological Naturalism.
June 24, 2016
The Blyth Institute debuted its new Mobile Microscopy Laboratory on June 24-25 at the Tulsa Homeschool Expo in a public lab for students of all ages. We had a variety of activities including observing pre-made slides, observing pond water, bacterial observation, and gram staining. Students made photographs of their slide preparations using a microscope camera.
See a video of our new Mobile Microscopy Lab in action!
April 15-17, 2016
The Blyth Institute hosted a research-oriented e-conference, Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism with over a dozen presenters and presentations. Click here to find more information.
February 17, 2016
The Blyth Institute is honored to have receieved a grant from the Center for Evolutionary Informatics to improve our Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference! See our PR Log entry.
September 28, 2015
The Blyth Institute is excited to announce its upcoming journal, the Journal of Evolutionary Teleonomy!
August 21, 2015
The Blyth Institute is pleased to announce that its Microscope Leasing Program is active in several classrooms across the state of Oklahoma, helping students in Tulsa and Oklahoma City have better access to necessary equipment.
May 29, 2015
The Blyth Institute hosted a private teleconference on issues using BLAST and other genome searching tools, and discussed potential paths to improvement.
March 5, 2015
The Blyth Institute is proud to announce its new Microscope Leasing program, intended to provide low-cost leasing options for educators and researchers. Find out more on the program page.
January 6, 2015
The Blyth Institute is proud to announce its new research grant program. Find out more on the program page.
March 1, 2014
The Blyth Institute is proud to announce the release of Engineering and the Ultimate: an Interdisciplinary Investigation of Order and Design in Nature and Craft.
February 27, 2014
The Blyth Institute has just added a series of technical papers that will be included in the upcomingEngineering and the Ultimate book about the relationship between computation, cognitive problem-solving, and software complexity.
February 7, 2014
The Blyth Institute spoke with a class of junior high school students on various issues and developments within biology, cognition, and evolution.
We are excited to announce that the research papers from the 2012 Conference on Engineering and Metaphysics will soon be released as a book titled Engineering and the Ultimate: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Order and Design in Nature and Craft.
July 31, 2012
Check out our article on AITSE's website on the relationship between scientific integrity and scientific discovery.
July 12, 2012
June 15-16, 2012
The Blyth Institute co-organized the Engineering and Metaphysics 2012 conference with the ORU college of science and engineering. We are now working on putting together a proceedings volume and getting the talks online.
March 9, 2012
The Blyth Institute's Jonathan Bartlett will be featured on Bob Enyart's Real Science Friday radio show. We will be discussing advances in genetics and the new picture that is being painted about how organisms adapt and change.
March 6, 2012
The Blyth Institute is delivering a lecture on "Minds, Machines, and Mathematics" to ORU's History of Quantitative Though class.
August 6, 2011
The Blyth Institute's Jonathan Bartlett will be featured in an interview on AM 970 KCFO in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 12:30 PM for their "Homeschool Life" radio program.
June 12, 2011
The Blyth Institute gave a talk in Oklahoma City on why scientific knowledge is important for everybody, and how to teach kids about science.
April 16, 2011
The videos from Ignite Tulsa have finally posted! You can see the presentation, which is basically a 5-minute introduction to the area of research we are engaged in, here.
March 30, 2011
Jonathan Bartlett will be joining Leigh Bortins for her weekly radio show, Leigh at Lunch. Leigh Bortins is a nationally acclaimed educator, founder of Classical Conversations, and author of the book The Core, which has been reviewed by the New York Times. You can listen to her radio show over the Internet here.
March 9, 2011
Posted an article on the Classical Conversations website.
February 25, 2011
Gave a guest talk on biology at Classical Conversations in Tulsa
February 22, 2011
Guest lectured at ORU for their HONR 202 "History of Quantitative Thought" class. Speaking on Gödel incompleteness and its relationship to biology and cognitive science.
February 19, 2011
The Blyth Institute's director, Jonathan Bartlett, has a chapter in the newly released Sacred Cows in Science, which covers a variety of alternative ideas in science worth considering. The volume has chapters by 17 authors from 3 countries in a variety of disciplines, from biology to physics to sociology.
It should be noted that The Blyth Institute does not endorse all of the ideas contained in the book - the point of the book is that these are all ideas worth considering, not that all of them will eventually be found to be true.
September 16, 2010
The Blyth Institute spoke at Ignite Tulsa on the subject of mutation theory, discussing historical and modern views of how mutations fit into our view of the genome.
July 28-30, 2010
The Blyth Institute presented a method for calculating a cell's contribution to its own mutations, as well as part of its cognitive science research plan at the BSG conference at Truett-McConnell college in Cleveland, GA.
June 26-27, 2010
The Blyth Institute spoke at a private conference for graduate students in Dallas, TX. We discussed the engineering applications of nonreductive cognitive psychology, as well as other topics.