Dr. Firpo Wycoff Carr
Scholar Technological Institute of Research, Inc.
Founded in September 1989 by Dr. Firpo Carr, Scholar Technological Institute of Research, Inc. (STIR Inc.) was originally a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and is now in the process of regaining that status. It is a scientific/educational organization focusing on educating the public on the interplay and interrelationship between science, the Bible, religion, archaeology, and other disciplines.
Traditionally, science and theology have been at odds with each other. The Institute, however, attempts to reconcile the perceived differences between the two subjects.
STIR Inc. was part of the ceremony when computer technology was wedded to the scholarly study of ancient Biblical manuscripts toward the end of the 20th century. Our president and founder, Dr. Firpo Carr, was on the team that delivered the offspring of this marriage, namely, Manuscript Technology.
The fascinating union gave birth to our very own name: “Scholar” (as in Bible scholar) “Technological” (as in computer technology) “Institute” (“an organization for the promotion of a cause,” Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary—Tenth Edition) of “Research” (“studious inquiry or examination…investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts,” Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary—Tenth Edition).
Additionally, STIR Inc. explores the unique sociological impact that science and religion have had on the African American population—presently, as well as from a historical perspective.
Though the Institute embraces the dynamism of all the radiant colors of the human family, Blacks have been intriguingly influenced by the genres of science and religion.
The organization's exempt status was automatically rescinded by the IRS for non-filing of Form 990-N. STIR Inc. has been dormant publicly but functioning internally. As noted above, its tax-exempt status is in the process of being renewed.