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What is Creation Science?

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Creation science is science which sets out to show that supernatural creation of the material universe by God is consistent and compatible with the available scientific evidence. Being in the realm of origins science, creation science is a historical science. Most advocates of creation science believe the earth is approximately 6,000 years old. In addition, scientists in the discipline of creation science state that the first law of thermodynamics and second law of thermodynamics argue against an eternal universe. They also claim that these laws point to the universe being created by God. Creation scientists also assert that naturalistic processes alone cannot account for the origin of life and that the theory of evolution cannot account for the various kinds of animals and plants. Both evolutionary scientists and young earth creation scientists believe that speciation occurs; however, young earth creation scientists state that speciation generally occurs at a much faster rate than evolutionists believe is the case.

 

Creation Ministries International, a leading biblical creation science organization, declared: "Creationist research is having a global effect that is worrying the atheists and secularists of this world. They have had it all their own way for over a century but things are slowly changing. For almost twenty five years now, Journal of Creation has been publishing cutting-edge creationist research that has been fueling the war against evolution, creating little fires all around the world, including Great Britain."

 

Atheist evangelist, Prof Richard Dawkins, speaking at the 20th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April 2008, said the rise of creationism in British schools raised a serious problem for science teachers.

 

"It is a very worrying trend,’ he said, ‘and I think a lot of it has come over from America and Australia.’ 

 

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What is Creation History?

Article by: Mike Gascoigne

http://www.annomundi.com/history/index.htm 

 

Before the time of Darwin, it was commonplace for history books to start off with a few lines about creation, the flood, and the dispersal of the three sons of Noah and their descendants around the world - Shem to Asia, Ham to Africa, and Japheth to Europe. The histories of their early descendants were then related, and although they were sometimes mixed up with the gods of Greek mythology, they were nevertheless real people. Euhemerus, the Greek Mythographer of the late fourth / early third century BC, believed that all the gods were deified kings, and from his name we get the term "Euhemerism" which means relating mythology to real people and events. Out of the mythology we have the descent of kings who are more distinctly human, leading to the histories that are familiar to us today.

 

Evolution is currently in trouble, because the more we know about the complexity of life, and particulary of genetics and the living cell, the more difficult it becomes to argue that it all came about by chance, without the need for design. People have doubts about the science they have been taught and are turning to Creation Science.

 

Alongside Creation Science, we also have Creation History, which is an attempt to understand what our ancestors believed about the ancient world, and recover the early histories that have been relegated to obscurity since the time of Darwin.

 

 

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Dr. Walt Brown

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http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/ 

 

Walt Brown received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. He has taught college courses in physics, mathematics, and computer science. Brown is a retired Air Force full colonel, West Point graduate, and former Army Ranger and paratrooper. Assignments during his 21 years of military service included: Director of Benét Laboratories (a major research, development, and engineering facility); tenured associate professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy; and Chief of Science and Technology Studies at the Air War College. For much of his life Walt Brown was an evolutionist, but after years of study, he became convinced of the scientific validity of creation and a global flood. Since retiring from the military, Dr. Brown has been the Director of the Center for Scientific Creation and has worked full time in research, writing, and teaching on creation and the flood.

 

For those who wish to know more about Walt Brown, a new book (Christian Men of Science: Eleven Men Who Changed the World by George Mulfinger and Julia Mulfinger Orozco) devotes a chapter to Brown. It may be read by clicking here.

 

The Global Flood: Comparison of Theories

Pastor Bob Enyart has just released a DVD/Blue-Ray production comparing in detail the three major explanations for the global flood: the canopy theory, catastrophic plate tectonics, and the hydroplate theory. Highly recommended.

 

Written Debate 

The issue is: Does the scientific evidence favor creation or evolution? Dr. Brown’s standing offer for a strictly scientific, written, and publishable debate is on page 547. Note that a few initially agreed to a strictly scientific debate, but later changed their minds, insisting they would only take part if the exchange included religion. One evolutionist is so upset that a written debate will not include religion that he now misleads by saying that Walt Brown has refused to debate him. (Correspondence in our files shows how he no longer wanted a strictly scientific debate after reading the 6th edition of this book.) Dr. Brown has consistently maintained his position for 31 years: the debate should be limited to scientific evidence. If someone says, “Walt Brown has refused to debate,” we suggest you ask to see that person’s signed debate agreement.

 

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Dr. Walt Brown has kindly made his entire, and wonderful book available online HERE

 

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Dr. Kent and Eric Hovind

 

 

DR. KENT HOVIND

Article Found at:

http://creationtoday.org/about/dr-kent-hovind/

 

Kent Hovind became a Christian at age sixteen and immediately desired to serve Christ with his life. His keen interest in math and science throughout his high school career prompted his enrollment at Illinois Central College as a science major. After two years of undergraduate work there, and feeling God calling him to full-time Christian service, he completed his bachelor of religious education degree at Midwestern Baptist College of Pontiac, Michigan in 1974.

 

For fifteen years Hovind taught high school math and science, during which time he completed his master’s degree in education. While researching and writing his doctoral dissertation on the subject of creation vs. evolution, he saw the tremendous need for exposing evolution as a dangerous, religious worldview, and for arming Christians with scientific evidence that there are no contradictions between true science and the Bible. In response to these needs, shortly after finishing his Ph.D. in religious education, he began a full-time ministry of presenting the foundational truth of creation and the utter fallacy of evolution with a mission of strengthening the faith of believers and winning the lost to Christ. His award-winning seven-part Creation Seminar continues to travel around the globe with translations in thirty-two languages.

 

Kent Hovind contributes his creation resources exclusively through Creation Today and The Creation Store.

 

 

 

 

Eric Hovind - President of Creation Today

ERIC HOVIND, son of Dr. Kent Hovind

Article found at:

http://creationtoday.org/about/eric-hovind/ 

 

Eric Hovind grew up immersed in the world of apologetics and following college graduation in 1999, he began full-time ministry.  President and Founder of Pensacola-based organization, Creation Today, Eric’s passion to reach people with the life-changing message of the Gospel has driven him to speak in five foreign countries and all fifty states.  He lives in Pensacola, Florida with his wife Tanya and three children and remains excited about the tremendous opportunity to lead an apologetics ministry in the war against evolution and humanism.  Much like a 21st-century Apostle Paul on Mars Hill, in June of 2013, Eric stood on the first monument to atheism in America to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the atheist community.

 

In 2011, Eric teamed up with Paul Taylor to begin The Creation Today Show.  More than 108 episodes are broadcasting on three continents equipping thousands to continue battling the anti-Christ, anti-Bible spirit that consumes today’s culture with the absolute truth of God’s Word, beginning in Genesis.

 

Their website reaches 260 countries and passes the ultimate success test measured in transformed lives.  Under Eric’s leadership, creation materials are now translated into 42 languages and the Creation Todayteam is blessed to receive hundreds of testimonies each year from those whose lives have been impacted for eternity.  Many highlights from these testimony letters can be read on the website, www.creationtoday.org as Creation Today continues to bring in a record-number of letters from every inhabitable continent on the globe.

 

Creation Today is also in the midst of producing the most ambitious project they have ever undertaken – Genesis 3D.  This project will depict the first three chapters of Genesis in full stereoscopic 3D animation, intertwining interviews with leading scientists.  Rivaling anything on Discovery or History Channel, the theatrical projected release of this film will impact the lives of millions.  Pioneering this work as just one of their many endeavors, Eric and the Creation Today team’s mission remains steadfast: impact the world to KNOW their creator—GOD and DEFEND their faith in Him!

 

 

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Ken Ham

 

Article found at:

https://answersingenesis.org/bios/ken-ham/ 

 

Education

DHL, Mid-Continent University, Kentucky, USA, 2012

DLitt, Tennessee Temple University, 2010

DLitt, Liberty University, Lynchberg, Virginia, USA, 2004

DD, Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 1997

GDipEd, University of Queensland, Australia

BS, Applied Science (environmental biology), Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia

 

Personal Information

Since moving to America in 1987, Australian Ken Ham—president and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum (well over two million visitors since it opened), and visionary behind the construction of a full-size Noah’s Ark—has become one of the most in-demand Christian conference speakers and talk show guests. (In one year alone he appeared on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor and Fox and Friends in the Morning, CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, ABC’s Good Morning America, the BBC, and so on). He became internationally known for his 2014 creation/evolution debate with Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” which has been watched by an estimated 15 million people.

 

In May of 2007, Answers in Genesis opened its high-tech and acclaimed Creation Museum and education center in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area (on 70 scenic acres in Petersburg, Kentucky). The brainchild of Ken Ham, the state-of-the-art facility contains dozens of world-class exhibits—including impressive animatronic dinosaur models, a $1 million allosaur fossil, and planetarium—which are now on display inside the 75,000-sq-ft museum. In its first seven years, the museum attracted over two million guests. AiG is building the Ark Encounter, an attraction featuring a life-size Ark as its centerpiece, about 40 miles south of the museum.

 

A biblical apologist, Ken gives numerous faith-building talks to tens of thousands of children and adults each year (he receives hundreds of invitations to speak annually) on such topics as the reliability of the Bible, how compromise over biblical authority has undermined society and even the church (which is seeing a massive exodus of young people), witnessing more effectively, dinosaurs, “races,” and so on. Ken cofounded AiG in 1994 with the purpose of upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse.

 

Ken is the author of many books on Genesis, including the eye-opening book Already Gone, coauthored by renowned researcher Britt Beemer on why so many young people have left the church, the best-selling The Lie: Evolution, and a number of children’s books (Dinosaurs of EdenD is for DinosaurA is for Adam, and so on). Other recent coauthored books include One Race, One Blood and How Could a Loving God …?, and the provocative book Already Compromisedabout Christian colleges and how they treat the authority of the Bible.

 

Ken is heard daily on the radio feature Answers with Ken Ham(broadcast on more than 850 stations) and is a frequent guest on national TV talk shows. Since the Creation Museum opened, he has been interviewed on CBS News Sunday Morning,The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and many other outlets. Ken is also the founder of the award-winning Answers magazine, which won the prestigious “Award of Excellence” (for top Christian magazine) in 2011 from the Evangelical Press Association. He also writes articles for AiG’s popular website, which was the 2012 recipient of the “Best Ministry Website” as awarded by the 1,200-member National Religious Broadcasters (in 2014 the website was receiving over 1.5 million visitors a month).

 

Ken’s emphasis is on the relevance and authority of the book of Genesis to the life of the average Christian, and how compromise on Genesis has opened a dangerous door regarding how the culture and church view biblical authority. His Australian accent, keen sense of humor, captivating stories, and exceptional PowerPoint/Keynote illustrations have made him one of North America’s most effective Christian communicators. Several of his live talks were recorded and released in a well-produced DVD set and curriculum titled Foundations (2011).

 

Ken is also able to reflect on some of the “hot button” topics of our day (e.g., the breakdown of the society and the family unit, gay marriage, the attack by secularists on religious liberty, school violence, creation/evolution in public schools, abortion, homosexual behavior, lawlessness, and so on and relate them to the book of Genesis. In addition, he provides biblical and scientific answers to some of the most difficult questions people ask about the Christian faith:

 

How are secularists undermining the religious freedom of Christians?

How can we reclaim the culture for biblical truths—and keep young people in the church?

Can we really trust the Bible from its very first verse?

How can we build a biblical worldview starting with Genesis?

How do we know there is a God?

Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?

How can we evangelize more effectively?

Who was Cain’s wife?

Why do we see death and suffering (tsunamis, terrorist attacks, and more) in this world?

 

Ken’s bachelor’s degree in applied science (with an emphasis on environmental biology) was awarded by the Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia. He also holds a diploma of education from the University of Queensland (a graduate qualification necessary for Ken to begin his initial career as a science teacher in the public schools in Australia).

 

In recognition of the contribution Ken has made to the church in the USA and internationally, Ken has been awarded four honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Divinity (1997) from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio, a Doctor of Literature (2004) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, a Doctor of Letters (2010) from Tennessee Temple University, and a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Mid-Continent University in Kentucky (2012).

 

Ken and his wife, Mally, reside in the Cincinnati area. They have five children and fourteen grandchildren.

 

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Phillip E. Johnson

 

Phillip Johnson

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The Significance of Phillip Johnson

by Casey Luskin

Article Found at:

http://www.darwinontrial.com/biography.php 

 

Phillip Johnson, law professor emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, is widely recognized as the godfather of the contemporary intelligent design (ID) movement.  As the author of several books and numerous articles explaining scientific, legal, and cultural dimension of the debate over ID and Darwinism, Johnson was one of the most prolific authors in the formative years of the movement. 

 

It was Johnson’s 1991 book Darwin on Trial that first convinced many thinkers that neo-Darwinian evolution was buttressed more by a philosophy of naturalism than by the scientific evidence.  Johnson’s influential writing became the magnet of scholars from a variety of fields—biology, chemistry, physics, philosophy, theology, and law—to forge the intelligent design movement. 

 

The stories of many of these scientists and scholars are told in the volume Darwin’s Nemesis (InterVarsity Press, 2006).  But Johnson too recounted—with humble surprise—the impact of his work in the 2008 volume Intelligent Design 101:

 

"Fifteen years ago I published a book that I thought might add a few ounces of balance to the debate over Darwin’s theory of evolution. The main thrust of that book, Darwin on Trial, was that evolution is propped up more by naturalistic philosophy than by the scientific evidence. Much to my pleasant surprise, this book turned out to be the match that lit the tinder beneath a stockpile of dry logs. This is not to my credit; the logs had been piled high, and the tinder gathered. Darwinian naturalists had accumulated a large stock of public discontent. [p. 23]"

 

Part of Johnson’s vision as a legal scholar has been knowing how to ask the right questions.  The 1980s was an era of controversy for Biblical creationists. While young earth creationists and old earth creationists squabbled about whether Noah rode a dinosaur, or a camel onto the Ark, elite materialists were happy to take over the culture.

 

With the mind of a law professor, Johnson was a master at spotting issues.  And the key issue he saw in the origins debate was not the age of the earth or the differing interpretations of Genesis by Christians. It was a more fundamental question of interest to theists and non-theists alike: Is life the result of blind, undirected natural causes, or is it the result of purposeful design?  By focusing on this question, Johnson transformed the entire origins debate. Johnson continues:

 

"Darwin on Trial became a uniting force around which many like-minded individuals—scholars of many stripes, churchgoers, students, and even open-minded agnostics who dared extend their skepticism to Darwin—could rally. For many, that rallying cry ultimately became “Intelligent Design!”

 

It has been often said that all truth passes through three stages.  First it is ignored.  Then it is violently opposed.  Finally, it is accepted as being self-evident. This seems to be the arc that intelligent design is traversing. 

 

Many were content to ignore Johnson’s ideas until they actually started to impact public education. In 1999, members of the Kansas State Board of Education voted to soften the dogmatism that had dominated evolution-instruction.  Yet Johnson was critical of the 1999 Kansas decision because it removed some aspects of macroevolution from the curriculum.  Johnson has always been a proponent of objective education—not censorship.  He argued in The Wedge of Truth that students should learn both the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution: 

 

"What educators in Kansas and elsewhere should be doing is to ‘teach the controversy.’ Of course students should learn the orthodox Darwinian theory and the evidence that supports it, but they should also learn why so many are skeptical, and they should hear the skeptical arguments in their strongest form rather than in a caricature intended to make them look as silly as possible."

 

In 2001, the Ohio State Board followed Johnson’s approach and required students to critically analyze the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution.  Objective evolution education had won.

 

It was around this time that Darwin-lobbyists realized that they better stop ignoring Johnson, and start telling the world that unless students are prevented from questioning Darwinism, the sky will fall.

 

ID critics quickly learned that the most effective way to target ID was not to address its arguments, but to make accusations of secret, sinister motives among proponents.  One imagines the godfather Phillip Johnson in a smoky dark room handing “wedge documents” to his eager followers, charging them to go forth and baptize converts to intelligent design. 

 

On the contrary, with Phillip Johnson, what you see is what you get. As John Mark Reynolds explains in Darwin’s Nemesis:

 

"Phillip Johnson is one of those rare individuals who is always the same person.  He asks the same hard questions in Sunday School as he does in the Berkeley classroom.  He has a unified personality. I have seen him in hundreds of different situations, and there is no split in his soul. [p. 27]"

 

While Johnson wouldn’t flatter himself with such praise, he too observes that he has never hidden anything.  “I always find these conspiracy theories amusing because our strategy has been transparent from the beginning,” writes Johnson.  “After all, I titled my fifth book The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism.”  

 

What is more striking is Johnson’s gentlemanly responses to critics.  “He is not a hater, not even of his enemies,” writes John Mark Reynolds. “This is why so many who disagree with him can still respect him…He suffers fools gladly.” [Darwin’s Nemesis, pp. 26-27]

 

Ironically, intemperate efforts to attack Johnson often ended up drawing people to him, creating a growing network of scientists and other scholars interested in intelligent design. Biochemist Michael Behe explains how a biased critique of Darwin on Trial in the journal Science led Behe to join the ID movement:

 

"The news item made me so mad that I wrote a letter to the editor of Science, which they published … I wrote that this Johnson fellow appears from his book to be a rather intelligent layman, and that scientists would do much better to address the substance of his arguments than to rely on ad hominem attacks.  About a week later I received a letter with a return address of Boalt Hall. … I was now in the loop—I was within the circle of Phil Johnson’s acquaintances and useful contacts. [Darwin’s Nemesis, pp. 44-45]"

 

Behe’s story is not unusual for members of the ID movement. Attracted by his intellect, character, and boldness, a new generation of scientists and scholars became connected to each other through Johnson.

 

Some critics would like to call Johnson the father of ID.  In fact, they sometimes claim that Johnson, a non-scientist, invented the term “intelligent design” as a scheme to get around a 1987 Supreme Court ruling that declared creationism unconstitutional. 

 

Aside from the fact that this story isn’t true, it’s also grossly anachronistic.  ID thinking and arguments date back to the ancient Greeks, and even in its modern form, the term “intelligent design” was used long before Johnson got involved with the issue, and before any court contemplated creationism. 

 

 

In this sense, Johnson is not, and cannot be the “father” of intelligent design.  But the Godfather?  Most definitely.

 

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Dr. Henry Morris

 


Man of Science, Man of God: Henry M. Morris

by Christine Dao

Article Found at:

http://www.icr.org/article/science-man-god-henry-m-morris/ 

 

Who: Henry Madison Morris
What: Father of Modern Creation Science Movement
When: October 6, 1918 - February 25, 2006
Where: Dallas, Texas

 

Henry M. Morris is widely recognized as the founder of the modern creation science movement. He lectured and wrote extensively in defense of a literal interpretation of the Bible's first book, Genesis--particularly the first 11 chapters that describe the creation of the world and all living things, the great Flood of Noah's age, and the human dispersion at Babel.

 

Background

Dr. Morris was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Rice University in Houston in 1939 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and married Mary Louise in 1940. He worked as a hydraulic engineer until 1942, when he returned to Rice to teach civil engineering for the next four years. After this, he worked at the University of Minnesota, where he received his master's degree in hydraulics in 1948 and his Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering in 1950.

 

In 1951, he became a professor and chair of civil engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then served as a professor of applied science at Southern Illinois University and then as the department chair of civil engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

 

Shortly after Dr. Morris received his bachelor's degree from Rice, he accepted the Bible--from Genesis to Revelation--as the infallible and inspired Word of God. In 1946, he published a short book, That You Might Believe, exposing the scientific weaknesses in evolution.

 

The Genesis Flood

In 1961, Dr. Morris and Old Testament expert Dr. John C. Whitcomb published The Genesis Flood, the book that was widely acknowledged even by prominent evolutionary paleontologist Stephen J. Gould as "the founding document of the creationist movement."

 

In it, they unabashedly affirmed their faith in the inerrancy and infallibility of the verbally inspired Word of God and showed the inadequacies of uniformitarianism and evolutionary theory. Drawing on data from the disciplines of hydrology, geology, and archaeology, Drs. Morris and Whitcomb demonstrated how science affirms the biblical record of the great Deluge during the days of Noah.

 

While Charles Darwin's 1859 On the Origin of Species had attempted to provide an explanation--albeit based on imagination instead of science--for the origin of some animals by natural processes instead of by God, The Genesis Flood gave a bold, fresh perspective on how the scientific study of natural phenomena in our world is actually consistent with what we read in Scripture.

 

"All of these Biblical references from the Flood record are clearly supported in at least a general way by the actual records of the rocks. Almost all of the sedimentary rocks of the earth, which are the ones containing fossils and from which the supposed geologic history of the earth has been largely deduced, have been laid down by moving waters….Sedimentary rocks by definition are those that have been deposited as sediments, which the Oxford Universal Dictionary defines as "earthy or detrital matter deposited by aqueous agency." Obviously these great masses of sediments must first have been eroded from some previous location, transported, and then deposited (perhaps, of course, more than once)--exactly the sort of thing which occurs in any flood and which we have seen must have occurred on a uniquely grand scale during the great Flood of Genesis.

[T]he evidence of the reality of these great events, the Creation and the Deluge, is so powerful and clear that it is only "willing ignorance" which is blind to it, according to Scripture!"

 

Dr. Whitcomb, who read Dr. Morris' That You Might Believe in 1948 while studying paleontology at Princeton University, said that The Genesis Flood would not have been nearly as effective had it been written only by a theologian. "It needed a scientist. And that scientist was Henry Morris," he said in a recent lecture.

 

Dr. Whitcomb described the difficulties in initially finding a publisher for the book due to its size and subject matter. Nevertheless, he praised God that it came to print because of the lives that it has changed. For instance, Kitty Foth-Regner dedicated her book Heaven Without Her "to Dr. John Whitcomb and the late Dr. Henry Morris, for showing me the truth about where we came from, what we're doing here, and where we're going."

 

The Institute for Creation Research

In 1963, Dr. Morris and nine other young-earth creationists, including Dr. Duane T. Gish, founded the Creation Research Society. He resigned from his post at Virginia Tech in 1969 and in 1970 founded the Institute for Creation Research as the research division of Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College).

 

ICR's goal was research, communication, and education in those fields of science that are particularly relevant to the study of origins. In 1981, after receiving approval from the state of California to grant masters degrees in science education, ICR became an autonomous entity.

 

While serving as ICR's president, Dr. Morris collaborated with scientists and theologians around the world. He wrote more than 60 books on topics that include creation science, evolution, and Christian apologetics, and he lectured worldwide at conferences, churches, and universities. He participated in over 100 debates--many alongside biochemist and ICR vice president Dr. Gish--with evolutionary scientists such as biologist Kenneth R. Miller, zoologist Hubert Frings, and paleontologist David B. Kitts.

 

Nearly 40 years after its inception, ICR continues to conduct research from the scientific and biblical creation perspective and communicate the truth of God's Word that is found in God's creation.

 

Other Writings 

Dr. Morris wrote extensively on creation science and evolution, producing definitive works such as Scientific Creationism (1974), The Genesis Record (1976), The Revelation Record(1983), The Biblical Basis for Modern Science (1984), Science and the Bible (1986), andBiblical Creationism (1993).

 

He also addressed Christian apologetics in books such as Many Infallible Proofs (1974) andThe Long War Against God (1989), as well as annotations in The New Defender's Study Bible (1995).

 

In his final book, Some Call It Science (2006), Dr. Morris revealed the religion behind the so-called science of the evolutionary establishment. He wrote:

"During the past century…the gospel of new life in Christ has been replaced by the Darwinian "gospel of death," the belief that millions of years of struggle and death has changed pond scum into people and that evolutionary progress will continue inexorably toward heaven on earth."

 

He then asked the question, "Is it science that supports evolution and disproves the Bible or is it 'science falsely so called'?"8 He proceeded to present the true religion behind Darwinism as professed by the direct words of some of its most ardent followers, including Stephen J. Gould, P. J. Darlington, Richard Dawkins, Isaac Asimov, and even Charles Darwin himself.

 

The faith of the evolutionist…is a splendid faith indeed, a faith not dependent on anything so mundane as evidence or logic, but rather a faith strong in its childlike trust, relying wholly on omniscient Chance and omnipotent Matter to produce the complex systems and mighty energies of the universe. The evolutionist's faith is not dependent on evidence, but is pure faith--absolute credulity.

 

The evolutionary belief system is antithetical to the gospel, and Dr. Morris warned Christians not to accept "another gospel" and compromise it with creation.

 

Any other gospel is another gospel and is not the true gospel. Without the creation, the gospel has no foundation; without the promised consummation, it offers no hope; without the cross and the empty tomb, it has no saving power.

 

Later Years

Dr. Morris officially retired in January 1996 and took the position of President Emeritus, leaving the leadership roles of ICR to his sons Henry M. Morris III, D. Min., and John D. Morris, Ph.D. He continued to write, producing books, Days of Praise devotionals, and articles for ICR's monthly magazine, Acts & Facts. Even though he was retired "on paper," his daughter and ICR librarian Mary Smith said, "He was in the office every day until the day he went to the hospital."

 

After suffering a series of strokes, on February 25, 2006--at the age of 87 and after a full life devoted to the defense of the gospel--Dr. Morris left the hospital in Santee, California, and entered into the joy of the Lord.

 

References

Schudel, M. Henry Morris; Intellectual Father of 'Creation Science.' The Washington Post. Posted on washingtonpost.com on March 1, 2006, accessed December 12, 2008.

Scott, E. March 4, 2006. Quoted in Rudoren, J. Henry M. Morris, 87, A Theorist of Creationism, Dies. The New York Times.

Morris, H. M. and J. C. Whitcomb. 1961. The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 124.

Ibid, 453.

Foth-Regner, K. 2008. Heaven Without Her. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Ham, K. February 25, 2006. Dr. Henry Morris has died. Posted to blogs.answersingenesis.org.

Morris, H. 2006. Some Call It Science, revised ed. Dallas, TX: Institute for Creation Research, 7.

Ibid, 7.

Ibid, 22.

2 Corinthians 11:4.

Morris, Some Call It Science, 50.

* Ms. Dao is Assistant Editor.

Cite this article: Dao, C. 2009. Man of Science, Man of God: Henry M. Morris. Acts & Facts. 38 (2): 20

 

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Dr. Duane Gish

 

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Remembering Dr. Duane T. Gish, Creation's 'Bulldog'

 

Article by: Institute for Creation Research

Article Found at:

http://www.icr.org/article/remembering-dr-duane-t-gish-creations/ 

 

A mixture of sorrow and thankfulness comes over the Institute for Creation Research family as we note the passing of Dr. Duane Gish on March 6, 2013. Dr. Gish has been a champion of creation at ICR for decades, and we will miss him.

 

Born in Kansas and educated at University of California, Los Angeles, he later received his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. He joined the ICR faculty in 1970, after a fruitful career in biochemistry at the Upjohn Company in Michigan. Soon after the publication of The Genesis Flood in 1961, he joined with other creation-minded scientists to found the Creation Research Society in 1963 and served on their governing board until 1997. As his opportunities for creation ministry grew, he joined Dr. Henry Morris at the newly formed Institute for Creation Research. This was a true step of faith as he left a secure, well-paying position for a very uncertain future. But God blessed both his faith and his efforts.

At the time, there were no such ministries and no clear path to follow. Dr. Gish shouldered the daunting burden of speaking to any audience about the evidence for creation. He especially found his own ministry niche on the college campus, where evolution was thoroughly entrenched. His expertise equipped him to speak on origin of life subjects, enriched with his personal laboratory experiences. He had worked and published with recognized experts in the field, and his voluminous knowledge of the subject served him well.

 

In those early days, evolutionists were caught somewhat by surprise when a qualified speaker challenged their worldview, complete with a working knowledge of the relevant literature and research.

 

Soon the lectures turned into debate opportunities, and Dr. Gish rose to the occasion. Over the years, he participated in over 300 formal debates, and by all accounts he won them all. Soon spokespersons for evolution were publicly recommending that evolutionists not debate Duane Gish, because they would surely lose. He never enjoyed the confrontations, but he relished the chance to present creation's evidences.

The debates and campus lectures were always billed as a scientific—not religious—comparison of the evidence for and against evolution. His opponents many times tried to discredit him as a scientist by branding him as a Bible-believer. He never denied his Christianity, but scrupulously stuck to the scientific evidence, never bringing up the Bible. No doubt, audiences knew where he was coming from, and in the process of presenting truth unapologetically, he gave a good testimony. Josh McDowell claimed ICR's work was "the cutting edge of evangelism." Christian campus groups reported a great harvest of souls following the debates.

 

His lectures most often began with an explanation of the nature of science, and how any discussion of origins involved speculation about the unobserved past. He would then present a study of the record of life in the past as seen in the fossil record. He concluded with the laws of science, saying they precluded any self-transformation of organisms from simple to more complex forms. Depending on the time and interest, Dr. Gish would follow the lecture with sections on origin of life experiments or dinosaurs. Perhaps he shone the best during question and answer sessions, because his encyclopedic knowledge and winsome way often won over the most aloof audience and sometimes even disarmed his most avid opponents.

 

The subject of fossils proved the most valuable anti-evolution subject, and before long his debate lecture developed into a book, Evolution? The Fossils Say NO! Years later, after many printings and updates, the book was reissued as Evolution? The Fossils Still Say NO!This was a strong foundation on which the rest of creation thinking was built. He also authored other books, including A Creation Scientist Answers His Critics, Evidence Against Evolution, Dinosaurs: Those Terrible Lizards, and Dinosaurs by Design.

 

Even though evolutionists frequently mocked him openly, censured him, and tried to silence him, Dr. Gish always comported himself as a Christian gentleman. Sprinkling in good humor, he had a habit of winning the hearts of those in the audience. His arguments were logical, his documentation relevant, and his case more believable than that of his opponents, but it was perhaps his personal presentation that carried the day. In short, the audiences liked him. Through it all, creationism grew into a movement that has impact to this day.

 

Dr. Gish had an eternal impact, and the entire creation ministry will miss him, especially his ICR family. He leaves a wife, Lolly, four children by his deceased first wife (also named Lolly), nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and hundreds of thousands of intellectual "children" who are advocates of biblical and scientific creation. He was not a large man, but stood as a giant in defense of scriptural authority. Well done, Dr. Duane Gish. Well done.

 

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Dr. Carl Baugh

 

Carl Baugh

Article by: Creation Evidence Museum of Texas

Article Found at:

http://www.creationevidence.org/about_us/directors_bio.php 

 

Carl Edward Baugh is the Founder and Director of the Creation Evidence Museum of Texas in Glen Rose. He is the scientific research director of the world's first hyperbaric biosphere, simulating earth's atmospheric conditions before the world-wide flood of Noah's day. He is the discoverer and excavation director of sixteen dinosaurs, including Acrocanthosaurus in Texas and Diplodocus Colorado.

 

In 1990 he was co-director of an expedition searching for the Ark on Mt. Ararat. After forty years of research in this area, he directed the construction of a 25-foot (1/20 scale) replica of the Ark now in the museum, and holds a U.S. Patent on the gofer wood process.

 

 

Carl Baugh lectures internationally on evidence for scientific creation on television and radio, and in schools, churches and various organizations. He stands firmly AGAINST the theory of evolution and FOR the Biblical account of creation.

 

Dr. Carl Baugh Official Website

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Mike Gascoigne

 

Mike Gascoigne

 

MIKE GASCOIGNE, CREATION HISTORIAN 

Article Found at:

http://www.annomundi.com/mike.htm 

 

My name is Mike Gascoigne and I am the author of two books:

 

Forgotten History of the Western People: From the Earliest Origins. 

Impossible Theology: The Christian Evolutionist Dilemma.

 

 

I started off as a chemical engineer and then went freelance and wrote manuals on all sorts of subjects that are described on my technical writing page. Sometimes people ask why someone with a scientific background should be writing historical and theological books, and the answer is that everything fits together, and you can't understand anything in isolation. In particular, if you try to write about the very early history of the world, during the first few centuries after the Flood, people always ask science questions.

 

I have always believed that the order and complexity of the natural world is a consequence of design, and it could not have developed of its own accord from a primeval chaos, purely as a matter of chance. My school books used to fall apart as I carried them around in my bag, my bike would get rusty and fall apart, and so on. We see disintegration all around us, but we are expected to believe that successive generations of living creatures get better and better as a consequence of natural selection, which itself depends on mutations which occur at random and are generally destructive.

 

All of this has been discussed in detail, in many books on Creation Science, but in a world where we have come to depend on science for almost everything, it is easy to forget the obvious, that we have to find out about the past, not from science, but from history.

 

While reading through a number of creationist books, I came across one that was different from all the others. It was Bill Cooper's "After the Flood". It showed that there are historical records, from the secular world, that point to our descent from Noah and his family. These records were not made up by medieval monks, but were available independently and told a story that is remarkably similar to the early chapters of the Bible.

 

This is exactly what we would expect to find, if there really was a world-wide flood. Many nations should remember it from their own history, and indeed they do. Some nations, for example the Babylonians, have a straightforward narrative of the flood, while others, for example the Greeks, have reduced it to various forms of mythology. In addition to the flood stories, there are stories of creation and the fall, written by people who had never seen a Bible.

 

I have found this to be a fascinating subject, and as I looked at some of the books that Bill Cooper had referenced as his source material, I found that they in turn referred to other sources, and it was possible to work backwards and find out what people were thinking before the history books became sanitised as a consequence of Darwinian evolution.

 

Before the time of Darwin, people used to believe that creation, the fall and the flood were historical facts, not just because the Bible says so, but because all sorts of other books said so, that didn't depend on the Bible.

 

As I researched this subject, I found that I had accumulated so much material, that it had to be written down, otherwise it would disappear again into obscurity. So I wrote my first book,"Forgotten History of the Western People: From the Earliest Origins". This was written for a general audience, to appeal to anyone who was interested in ancient history. It contains some quotes from the Bible, for the purpose of comparing it with other histories, but not to the extent that it becomes a Christian book. This is a book that you could easily give to any of your friends, and they will not be made to feel that you are trying to convert them to something.

 

The people who took the most interest were Christians of a young-earth creationist persuasion, but among Christians as a whole there was uncertainty. Even among the most staunch evangelicals, there were people who believed in evolution, because they thought that science says so, and I began to feel that there was a need for another book.

 

So I wrote my second book "Impossible Theology: The Christian Evolutionist Dilemma". This shows how established Biblical theology falls apart if there were millions of years of death and destruction before the fall. The Bible tells us that death is a consequence of sin (Rom. 6:23), and if there is no relationship between sin and death, then the means of salvation is invalidated. If death is just a normal part of our existence, then the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus would have no purpose, and we would not expect to rise from the dead ourselves.

 

However, the book does not leave us in a dilemma, because the theological arguments are followed by scientific appendices showing that evolution could not have happened.

 

In these two books I have brought together science, history and theology, using material from many sources that are listed in the Bibliographies. I hope this will open up an area of study for many people, and we will recover some of the ancient knowledge that was in the possession of our ancestors.

 

Mike's Official Website

Mike's History Web-Pages

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Bill Cooper

Bill Cooper 

Article From:

http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Cooper/e/B0034O27IC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

 

Bill Cooper is a Vice President of the Creation Science Movement in England. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor on the Master Faculty at the Institute for Creation Research School of Biblical Apologetics. He is the author of After the Flood (1995); Paley's Watchmaker (1997); William Tyndale's 1526 New Testament (old-spelling ed. British Library. 2000); The Wycliffe New Testament of 1388 (British Library. 2002); The Authenticity of the Book of Genesis (CSM. 2012 and Kindle); The Authenticity of the Book of Daniel (2012 Kindle); The Authenticity of the Book of Jonah (2012 Kindle); The Chronicle of the Early Britons (2012 Kindle), and Old Light on the Roman Church (2012 Kindle). He has also authored numerous technical articles on Creationism, Palaeoanthropology, Bible Apologetics, the Reformation, and the History of the English Bible. Graduating with Honours at Kingston University (England), he went on to obtain both his PhD and ThD from Emmanuel College of Christian Studies (Springdale, Arkansas) under the auspices of the College Dean, Dr Gene Jeffries, and the supervision of faculty member Dr James J Scofield Johnson. He lives in England, is married to Eileen (for 40 years now), has two daughters, numerous foster children, and three fine grandsons.

After the Flood: The Early Post-flood History of Europe Traced Back to Noah

Bill Cooper shares fascinating revelations that the earliest Europeans recorded their descent from Noah through Japheth and knew all about the Flood, and had encounters with creatures we would call dinosaurs.

 

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Ron Wyatt (Biblical Archaeologist) 

 

Article by: Richard Rives

Article found at: http://www.wyattmuseum.com/ronwyatt.htm

 

Back in 1990 I decided to check out the claims of not only Ron Wyatt but also of others who said that they had made Biblical discoveries. I planned to make a trip to the Middle East to see for myself, as scripture says, whether those things were so. I also wanted to come to some conclusion about the things that I had been hearing. 

 

One night while watching a Bible based television news show I heard Ron Wyatt telling of his discovery of Noah's Ark, not up in the ice and snow where it would be almost impossible to get to, but in an area where you could actually go and check it out.

 

The person interviewing Ron mentioned the fact that Ron had written a book. So, the next day I went to a large Christian book store expecting to find a shelf full of expensive, professionally marketed and cleverly written books telling all about Ron Wyatt and his discoveries.  Boy was I surprised!  When the owner of the book store finally got the book for me, I found that it was an inexpensive, simply stated, documentation of the claims both pro and con as to the discovery of Noah’s Ark.

 

From the book I was able to find out Ron's address and from that his telephone number.  After several tries, I was finally able to reach him and during our conversation I asked him if I could come and talk with him about his discoveries.  He said: "come on over"; and when he found out that I would be flying in he insisted on picking me up at the airport.

 

When I arrived at the Nashville Airport he was right there to meet me.  I was taken to his home where I spent the day and half the night looking at video, artifacts and other very convincing documentation as to the discovery of Noah’s Ark as well as many other things.

 

I told Ron that I planned to make a trip to the Middle East, and before I left that night, he asked: "When are you going over?" I told him when I was going, and to my surprise, he said "Well, If you will help me work on Noah's Ark, I'll just go with you."  I couldn't believe it. There I was trying to figure out how to get to all these places and now the man that made the discoveries was going to personally take me there.  I don't think that he really expected much help with Noah's Ark. That was just a nice way for Ron to say that he would like to help me, without saying so.  In other words, He was going to help me but he had turned it around like he needed me to help him.  That is the way Ron was if he thought that you were honestly searching for the truth.  He would do anything to help.  He was a little different if he thought otherwise. Well, maybe a lot different!

 

We made our trip to the Middle East and I tried my best to be of as much service as possible.  I must have been of some assistance, because he has allowed me to help ever since.  I have even had the honor to be on hand as new discoveries were made.

 

Please allow me to share with you what I have learned, not only  about the discoveries of Ron Wyatt, but about Ron Wyatt the man.

 

To begin with, the discoveries of Ron Wyatt "just don't fit in" with "traditional thinking" and when you go against "tradition" you are asking for it.  Ron knew that; and was willing to take the criticism. Over the years he got it!

 

I am not saying that all traditions are no good; but I have found that when you hear the word "tradition" or "traditional" you need to check it out "real good."  As the Bible states "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good"

 

The site Ron proclaimed to be the remains of Noah's Ark is not on Mount Ararat.  It is on the mountain next to Ararat.  

 

Now, traditional teaching says that Noah's Ark landed on Mt. Ararat; but when I began to check things out, I found that the Bible does not say that at all.  It says that Noah's Ark landed upon the mountains of Ararat; mountains plural.  In the Hebrew text, it literally says the mountains of Urartu: that whole mountainous region of Eastern Turkey.

 

When I began to check things out, I found out that Mt. Ararat is a 17,000 foot volcano which has erupted less than 200 years ago.  I also found out that where most people have been looking for Noah's Ark, on Mt. Ararat, is in the Ohura Gorge, a vast area that "blew out" during the eruption.

 

I found out that Mt. Ararat has a glacier on top of it that replaces itself (flows down the mountain) every 500 years or less.  Even so, people look for Noah's Ark in the ice.

 

What is left of Noah's Ark is not what Hollywood would like to portray.  I had seen television shows depicting people climbing ladders to the top of the Ark which looked like, as one might say, "it just came off the showroom floor."  We have been programmed to believe that, if it is on TV, it must be true. 

 

The television show, that I had seen, had people climbing around on Noah's Ark in the ice and snow on Mt. Ararat.  They also said that they had found petrified wood there.  It was very convincing; but I later found out that the person claiming to have been there had never even been to Turkey.  He was a paid actor who had taken wood, soaked it in juice, and baked it in an oven to make it look old.

 

By the way, I no longer watch TV.

 

On the other hand, Ron took me to Turkey and showed me something that you could look at, and touch.  What I saw looked like the remains of a giant ship.  What Ron was talking about was really there!

 

He showed me a "boat shaped object" composed of material containing organic carbon, which is what is found in petrified wood. He pointed out metal fittings, which contain modern day alloys.  He showed me what appear to be vertical and horizontal deck support timbers, rib timbers and other features that are evenly spaced.

 

The Bible tells us that Noah's Ark was 300 cubits in length.  I measured it myself.  What Ron said was Noah’s Ark was 300 cubits long.

 

Now, there are people who say that there is absolutely no evidence that would support the claim by Ron Wyatt that this could possibly be the remains of Noah's Ark.  I believe that after you study the pages of this web site you will have a different opinion.

 

Many damaging things have been said about Ron, which, through first hand knowledge, I know to be totally false.  Authors have spent pages trying to disprove his findings and speakers without any evidence of their own go to great lengths to discredit him.   Most of these people have never taken the time to check out the things they are talking about!   Ron's response "Well bless their heart.  If I hadn't seen these things for myself I would be a skeptic too."

 

Ron Wyatt said that "boat shaped object" was Noah's Ark.  The Turkish Government and their scientists agree.  They have declared the site to be the remains of Noah's Ark.  They have declared it a National Park and a National Treasure.  The site is now on the Turkish map as Nuhun Gemesi, Noah's big Boat.  A visitors center has been built at the site and full time security is maintained there.

 

Can anyone honestly believe that there is absolutely no evidence?  You be the judge.

 

I could go on and on about the discoveries of Ron Wyatt but that is what this web site is all about. What I would like to do now, is to tell you what I have discovered.

 

I discovered a man that was truly concerned about the salvation of others - about the needs of others - a generous man that had love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, and temperance: the fruit of the Spirit.  That doesn't mean that Ron was a weak man.  With those trying to interfere, with the work that Ron felt that he had been called to do, he could be as stubborn, ornery and disagreeable as a person could be.

 

Because of his discoveries, he was contacted by all types; many with what have seemed to be good  ideas.  Ron was always willing to give a person an opportunity to prove themselves.  It is sad to report that most were found to be opportunist.   

 

I did not agree with Ron on everything. He accepted that, as he did disagreement from others whom he believed honestly loved the truth.  On the other hand, you did not disagree with Ron just to be disagreeable. There is one thing for sure: He would not allow the negative comments nor the destructive actions of others to interfere with the work at hand.

 

I did not always agree with the way Ron did things.  Sometimes, I would wonder "why in the world he was doing something the way he did it."   I soon learned to be patient; for I knew that his intentions were good and that he would get the job done, one way or another. Even so, he did not always demand to have his way.  If I was in charge of a project, he would do it my way.  I am sure that he sometimes wondered "why in the world is he doing it like that?"  I think that he knew that I would get the job done too.

 

Ron was always trying to help others; not expecting anything in return.  I have seen him stop everything and spare no expense to help someone in need.  Books could be written about Ron's efforts to help others.  He truly practiced going out into the "highways and byways." Ron claimed that he had talked with angels and when we would work he was always picking up strangers, both to help the stranger and also because he thought he might be entertaining "angels unawares."  Let me tell you, some of them were no angels.  Even so, Ron loved to help them anyway.

 

In working with Ron I have seen things and experienced events that can be described in no other way than "supernatural."  I could tell you many stories; but just let me say, I know who Ron was working for.

Ron’s main goal in life was to "help somebody get to heaven." When considering an archaeological project, Ron’s main consideration was "Will it help somebody get to heaven?" He would always say: "If it won’t help somebody get to heaven I don’t want to do it."

 

Ron spent his life doing the work he was given to do. He made dozens of trips overseas, spending everything that he could earn between, to work on the projects at hand.  He always said "The LORD is coming and it won’t do any good to have a bank full of money."

 

Ron Wyatt was a "Man of God."  Even so, he was just a man, with attributes and faults just like you and I.  He would be the first to tell you that there is "none that doeth good, no not one."  People would always ask Ron why God had allowed him to find "all those things."  Ron would always give a humble answer, not taking personal credit for his God given abilities.  

 

I believe that the reason God allowed him to find "all those things" is because he was willing to look for them.  Most people do not realize how much hard work it takes to do what Ron did.  He was willing to give his life in the service of his Creator.

 

God has always used men like that.

 

In closing let us consider words of wisdom:

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." ......Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

Ron understood these things and spent his "time" about his "Father's business."

To sum it all up, I guess you could say that Ron Wyatt was about the nicest, kindest, most stubborn and ornery person that you could ever want to meet.  What better friend could anybody ever want.

 

I loved him; and I miss him.
Richard Rives

 

The Wyatt Family Website

Official Website of Ron Wyatt's Discoveries

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