may 18, 2019
BIll Morgan gave a presentation titled, "DEFENDING NOAH'S ARK & THE GLOBAL FLOOD"
About our speaker: Bill Morgan has recently retired after serving the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years as a mechanical design engineer. He also leads the Creation Science Fellowship of Calvary Chapel WestGrove, in Garden Grove, California. Before founding the Creation Science Fellowship of Calvary Chapel WestGrove, Bill served as vice-president of the former Creation Science Association of Orange County for nearly a decade and a half. He has developed a comic book format which communicates Creation vs Evolution issues that are easily understood by junior high and high school students.
Bill frequently stands on public sidewalks outside public schools, passing out comic books to eager students. Bill has publicly debated nineteen (at last count) Evolutionists, and has delivered more than 1,000 talks on Creation versus Evolution to youth groups, university classrooms, and adult groups across California and in other states. If you know an atheist or evolutionist willing to debate, please call Bill Morgan at 714 898 8331; or if you know someone struggling with evolution, likewise please call Bill.
For more information about Bill’s comic books and free lessons, please visit www.fishdontwalk.com. Or, call 714 898 8331.
MAY 4, 2019
We watched, "DNA BATTLES - Were Adam & Eve Historical?"
We watched the 59-minute DVD by Evidences Press, "DNA Battles," followed, after a short break, by 19 minutes of bonus features.
From the DVD Jacket:
The June, 2011 cover article in Christianity Today (CT) lays out several postions for the historicity of Adam and Eve. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, started the Biologos Foundations. Biologos is leading the charge for the position that Adam and Eve, if they existed at all, were part of a collective of some 10,000 hominids.
The CT article states, "A Biologos paper by Venema and Falk declares it more flatly: The human population, they say, 'was definitely never as small as two . . . Our species diverged as a population. The data are absolutely clear on that.'"
But are the data as clear as they state? What has recent research revealed about mitochondrial DNA? Does recent research on nuclear DNA support evolutionary predictions?
We heard from 7 scientists and two theologians who cite strong scriptural and DNA evidence that point to humanity's two ancestral parents, who quite were RECENT, only about 6,000 years ago.
APRIL 6, 2019
We watched two DVDs,
MILLIONS OF YEARS
"This highly enlightening video introduces the men and the theories that helped popularize the idea of millions of years of earth history. Using high-quality illustrations, Dr. Terry Mortenson races through the last century and a half to reveal that what one believes about the age of the earth is a worldview conflict of foundational importance! Viewers will understand that the issue is not science vs. religion but anti-Christian ideas vs. the clear teaching of Scripture."
About our video speaker: Dr. Terry Mortenson earned a PhD in the history of geology from Coventry University in England. His thesis focused on the "scriptural geologists," a group of men in the early nineteenth century who fought the rise of old-earth geological theories. A former missionary (mostly in Eastern Europe), Dr. Mortenson has researched and spoken on creation and evolution for many years. He is now a speaker, writer, and researcher with Answers in Genesis-USA.
PROFESSOR AND THE PROPHETS
DId the Bible prophets speak by divine authority or from imagination? What chance do human prediction have of coming true and how do fulfilled Bible prophesies compare? In "Professor and the Prophets," Dr. Irwin Moon of the Moody Institute of Science interviews Professor Peter W. Stoner, who applies the principles of mathematical probability to prophecies concerning Babylon, Jerusalem, Tyre, and Petra and uncovers some amazing facts concerning the authorship of the Bible.
March 16, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zQXgJ-dXM4 This is one of many YouTube videos featuring Dr. James Tour.
INTRODUCING DR. JAMES TOUR
via YouTube videos
James M. Tour, B.S. (Chemistry), Ph.D. (Synthetic Organic and Organometallic Chemistry), is an outspoken Messianic Jew, who, arguing strictly from science, destroys naturalistic origin-of-life fables.
About our video speaker:
After spending 11 years on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, he joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1999 where he is presently the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. Tour’s scientific research areas include nanoelectronics, graphene electronics, silicon oxide electronics, carbon nanovectors for medical applications, green carbon research for enhanced oil recovery and environmentally friendly oil and gas extraction, graphene photovoltaics, carbon supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries, CO2 capture, water splitting to H2 and O2, water purification, carbon nanotube and graphene synthetic modifications, graphene oxide, carbon composites, hydrogen storage on nanoengineered carbon scaffolds, and synthesis of single-molecule nanomachines which includes molecular motors and nanocars. He has also developed strategies for retarding chemical terrorist attacks. For pre-college education, Tour developed the NanoKids concept for K-12 education in nanoscale science, and also Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero science packages for elementary and middle school education: SciRave(www.scirave.org) which is currently used by over 450 school districts and 40,000 teachers with over 1 million student downloads.Tour has over 650 research publications and over 120 patents. 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 TheBestSchools.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. Tour was ranked one of the Top 10 chemists in the world over the past decade. He 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.
Tour is the founder and principal of NanoJtech Consultants, LLC, performing technology assessments for the prospective investor. Tour’s intellectual property has been the seed for the formation of several other companies including Weebit (silicon oxide electronic memory), Dotz (graphene quantum dots from coal), Tubz (graphene nanopillar electrodes for energy storage devices), Rust Patrol (corrosion inhibitor), NeuroCords (spinal cord repair), PanCare(treatment of pancreas cancer), Aqua Forma (water purification based upon laser-induced graphene), and Carbon IP Holdings (an intellectual property deployment vehicle). 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.
March 9, 2019
Jerry Bergman, A.A. (Biology & Behavioral Sciences), B.S. (Psychology), M.Ed. (Education, Counseling), Ph.D. (Evaluation & Research, Psychology), M.A. (Sociology), Ph.D. (Human Biology), MSBS (Biomedical Science), M.P.H. (Public Health), M.S. (Medicine), gave a presentation titled, "EVOLUTION JUSTIFIES ABORTION."
About our speaker:
Dr. Bergman is newly retired from teaching biology, biochemistry, and anatomy at Northwest State College in Archbold, Ohio, and was an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Toledo Medical College. Dr. Bergman has been named a Logos Research Associate. He recently for the Institute for Creation Research. Dr. Bergman has 9 degrees, including two doctorates, one from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His over 1,000 publications are in both scholarly and popular science journals. Dr. Bergman’s work has been translated into 13 languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Polish, Czech, Chinese, and Swedish.
His books and, or books that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print.
He has spoken over 2,000 times to college, university and church groups in America, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific.