"GEOPHYSICS OF THE FLOOD"
We watched a 2-hour episode from the "Beyond Is Genesis History" lecture series. Featuring paleontologist, Dr. Kurt Wise, this is an in-depth explanation of what caused Noah's Flood. We convened by ZOOM, at 7:30 P.M. Pacific Time, Saturday, May 16.
Sorry you missed it? You can watch this video at your leisure on YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2ANUKSF2BE.
About our video speaker
Kurt Wise is director of the Center for Creation Research and Professor of Natural History at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia. Trained as an invertebrate paleontologist (B.A., University of Chicago; M.A. & Ph.D., Harvard University), Kurt Wise previously taught at Bryan College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Unlike the vast percentage of his fellow scientists, Kurt is a young-age creationist, trusting God’s word to conclude that the universe was created by God only about 6,000 years ago. Kurt has been engaged in young-age creation research in biology, geology, and paleontology for more than a quarter century. On these subjects he has authored or co-authored several dozen professional papers, scores of shorter professional articles, and numerous lay publications, including two books, Faith, Form and Time and Something From Nothing. Kurt is currently developing a college conceptual biology textbook.
Kurt has been featured in a number of publications about creationism, including Ron Numbers’ history, The Creationists. In professional creationism, he was one of the founding board members of both the Creation Biology Society and the Creation Geology Society. In the presentation of creationism to the church, he contributed the scientific content for the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky and for the Genesis 1-11 portion of the second edition (1999-2014) of Precepts Ministries’ Genesis Bible study.
Kurt is a dynamic speaker. He was a favored lecturer on the subject of a Christian worldview of science at Summit Ministries camps for fifteen years and a popular workshop leader on the subject of leadership at AWANA conferences for more than a quarter century. For more than three decades, Kurt has spoken in churches on the subject of creationism.
Kurt and his wife Marie live in Cleveland, Georgia. Having served together for thirty years in AWANA Clubs in Massachusetts, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, Kurt and Marie currently serve in the choir at Friendship Baptist Church in Cleveland, Georgia. The Wises have two married daughters and three grandchildren.
DUE TO the state's Covid-19 moratorium on public meetings, we conducted this meeting by ZOOM video teleconferece. We watched a number of video-recorded personal testimonies of both Jews and Muslims who had found Jesus is the Messiah. Most of these testimonies were are on the website, One For Israel (www.oneforisrael.org).
This was a special follow-up meeting, conducted by ZOOM, to supplement last Saturday's (4-18-2020) video presentation. Professor Andy McIntosh joined us today from his home in the UK. The meeting was recorded by ZOOM. Hopefully, barring unforeseen circumstances, you can view it below. Here, too, is a copy of Dr. McIntosh's paper on the Bombardier Beetle published at the 2018 International Conference on Creationism.
NOTE: Due to mandated restrictions against public meetings during the COVID 19 pandemic, this meeting was conducted via ZOOM video teleconferencing.
We watched a pre-recorded message by Professor Andy McIntosh, DSc, FIMA, C.Math, FInstE, CEng, FInstP, MIGEM, FRAeS, titled, "THE EXTRAORDINARY BOMBARDIER BEETLE." (Click on the Youtube below to watch.)
This meeting is to be followed on Friday, April 25, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time by a live interview with Professor McIntosh from his home in the UK. He will be sharing a few new slides, and answering questions from our ZOOM audience.
About our Speaker: The initials above stand for: DSc - Doctor of Science ( a research degree above Ph.D.); FIMA - Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics; CMath - Chartered Mathematician; FEI - Fellow of the Energy Institure; CEng - Chartered Engineer; FInstP - Fellow of the Institute of Physics; MIGEM - Member of the Institute of Engineers and Managers; FRAeS - Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Professor Andrew Charles McIntosh is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Leeds, England, where he has lectured and researched in the field of Combustion and Explosions for over 20 years. His research has included investigations involving fluids (the interaction of pressure waves with flames) as well as solids. In the area of heterogeneous combustion he is interested in the safety of reactive substances, which can include traditional fuels such as coal, but also may include agrochemicals, some of which are now being used widely to increase crop yields, but in bulk can have unusual ignition properties. Unusual chemical behavior is also being studied in collaboration with industry, with a view to developing carbon capture reactors for energy generation.
In the last few years Professor McIntosh has been involved in research in the area of biomimetics where the minute combusion chamber of the bombardier beetle has inspired a patented novel spray technology. This led to research first sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), followed by extensive funding from industry to apply the technology to fuel injectors, pharmaceutical sprays, aerosols, and fire extinguishers. Professor McIntosh is a trained mathematician and has worked in aerodynamics at Cranfield University and the Royal Aircraft Establishment (Bedford) before going to Leeds where he gained a DSc in 1998 and a personal chair in 2000. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2002 and in 2003 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has over 180 publication in Journals and Conferences and has lectured widely internationally on these subjects and on the scientific question of origins on which the discipline of thermodynamics has a fundamental bearing.
Professor McIntosh has also been named a Logos Research Associate.
NOTE: Due to mandated restrictions against public meetings during the COVID 19 pandemic, this meeting was conducted via ZOOM video teleconferencing.
Dr. Joseph Kezele gave a presentation titled, "GRAND CANYON - THE HOLE TRUTH."
About our speaker: Joseph Kezele studied the sciences and music at the University of Arizona, while earning his B.A. in Russian in 1971, and his M.D. in 1975. He then completed a Pediatric Residency and practiced Emergency Medicine for 25 years in the Phoenix area, and was a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is now retired from the practice of medicine, serves as President of the Arizona Origin Science Association, is Adjunct Professor at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, teaching Human Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pathophysiology, Organic Chemistry and Creation Science Apologetics. Dr. Kezele has also been named a Logos Research Associate. He serves as Chairman of Deacons and teaches Creation Science Evangelism at Black Mountain Baptist Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. He has participated in over 21 foreign mission trips, teaching medicine, standard evangelism and creation science evangelism in India, Zambia, Mexico, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Armenia. Dr. Kezele is one of the principle presenters in the Institute for Creation Research’s 4 DVD series, Made in His Image. Last year, he returned to the Ukraine for three intense weeks of teaching Creation Science Apologetics and Evangelism as part of the activities prompted by the proclamation of the President of the Ukraine recognizing the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's sparking the Reformation in Germany.
Under government and church orders to cancel public gatherings, the Creation Science Fellowship of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa conducted its first ever meeting by teleconference, using ZOOM.
Jim Pamplin B.A. (Biology), gave a PowerPoint slide show of his January trip to Wadi Ze'elim in Israel to serve as a field assistant to geologist, Dr. Steve Austin, a Logos Research Associate. Their objective was to study "seismites," physical records of ancient earthquakes locked in Dead Sea sediments, now exposed above sea level along the shores of the shrinking lake.
About Jim Pamplin: Active in creation science circles, Jim has led the Creation Science Fellowship of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa since 2002. Befriended by a number of Bible-believing scientists, when several found themselves displaced from the research they loved, Jim introduced them to Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. After prayerful consideration and with encouragement from Pastor Chuck and the Calvary Chapel board, the group incorporated as Logos Research Associates. Jim now serves LogosRA as office administrator, (i.e., paper-shuffler/pencil-pusher/bean-counter) and as Secretary-treasurer to the Board of Directors. He and Sue, his bride of 50 years, are missionaries of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.
David Phillipps gave a presentation, titled, "DESIGN REVISITED."
Creationists and I.D. proponents have suggested for a very long time that there is evidence for design in nature . Evolutionists have reacted very negatively to such evidence and further argued that there are examples of what they say is poor design no creator would ever make. In more recent years a wealth of new books have come out refuting the notion of poor design or no design at all. Specific examples of design in nature were provided.
About our speaker: David Phillipps has 6 degrees , all in science. He got a BA in Physical Anthropology ,with minors in Geology and Biology. He received a Master's degree in Paleoanthropology in 1991 with highest honors, from CSUN. He has completed many units towards a PH D in Vertebrate Paleontology. Mr. Phillipps has appeared on the Discovery Channel to defend the case for The Noachian Flood. He taught for 17 years at the Master's University, and for the past 14 years has taught at Pete Knight High School.
Helmut Welke, an Ambassador of Logos Research Associates, gave a presentation on "Aliens, UFO's, and the Bible."
UFO researchers evidently think there are, or have been, aliens who have visited planet Earth. A growing number of people believe life on earth was seeded by ancient aliens. And what about all those stories of abductions happening in recent years? This presentation reviewed the status of alien research and what we should really think about “alien visitors”.
About our speaker: Helmut Welk is a recently retired engineering manager with a Fortune 200 company. He holds BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and has held positions in a variety of national and international assignments. He is a certified engineering manager, and in 2006 was elected to the board of trustees of IIE – an international society serving the Industrial and Systems Engineering profession. In 2012 he was honored as a “Fellow” of the IIE society.
Helmut is also president of the Quad-City Creation Science Association. Founded in 2008, they are dedicated to telling the truth in science education. He is a member of the Creation Research Society and is an Ambassador/Speaker for Logos Research Associates.
In recent years Helmut has become a popular speaker on Creation Science topics as well as Atheism and Intelligent Design. He has spoken to churches, youth groups, on college campuses and to civic organizations throughout the Midwest USA, but also in France, Germany and Poland.
My wife, Sue, and I offer our SINCERE APOLOGIES!
One Saturday evening this past year, Tom Canfield, Creation Science Fellowship's videographer, called and asked me, (Jim Pamplin), if I was coming to that night's meeting. I had completely forgot! I was too far away, and I held the key to the auditorium. So we had to cancel the meeting - the first time in CSF's 17 year history!
Much more recently, knowing I was scheduled to play field assistant to Dr. Steve Austin in Israel's Wadi Ze'elim between January 24 and February 3, I tasked my bride of 50 years with transporting my laptop, projector, projection table, DVD's, and connectors, as well as the key to the auditorium, to the February 1st meeting, and with conducting the meeting with help from Bob Schober, Tom Canfield, and others.
But, alas, 5:30 A.M., February 2 in Israel, (7:30 P.M. February 1 in Santa Ana, California), I received a call from Tom Canfield asking if I knew where my wife was. I gave him Sue's phone number. He called back a few minutes later to say he couldn't reach her. (Sue carries her cell phone in her purse, and is frequently in a different room when it rings.) With no way to reach Sue, we had to cancel the meeting. When I eventually made connection with Sue, she was mortified to discover the event had completely skipped her mind!
Oh, well. Like husband, like wife! I can hardly complain, having also slipped a cog so recently myself.
So, to those faithful who showed up for the meeting and couldn't get in, only to be told after standing around in the cold that the meeting was canceled, WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE. Will you please forgive us?
I wish I could promise it will never happen again. But I know better than to make my boast in the flesh. With age, we become increasingly aware of the frailties of our minds and bodies - except when we are busy not being aware. (Speaking of frailties of the body, I returned from Israel with a broken rib, having fallen while climbing out of a sink-hole. Just glad it wasn't a hip!)
Sue expressed her regrets and apologies for forgetting the February 1 meeting by baking many yummy treats and bringing them to the February 15 meeting. (She said the treats were also a celebration of my February 3 birthday, nearly two weeks earlier.) If anyone was nursing a grudge against her, I'm pretty sure she won them over. Some even asked for her recipes.
Gordon Wilson, Ph.D. Biology, producer of The Riot and the Dance movies, Part 1:Earth, and Part 2:Water, gave a thought-provoking and spiritually challenging lecture on the subject of his new book, "A Different Shade of Green - A biblical approach to environmentalism and the Dominion Mandate."
About our speaker: Dr. Wilson is a Senior Fellow of Natural History, responsible for New Saint Andrews College Natural History Colloquium and science electives, in Moscow, Idaho.
He received his Ph.D. from George Mason University in Environmental Science and Public Policy in 2003. He holds a Master of Science degree in Entomology and a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Secondary Education-Biology) from the University of Idaho. He joined the New Saint Andrews faculty in 2003 and was promoted to the rank of Senior Fellow in 2006.
Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on the reproductive ecology of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina). He has published his research, field notes, and abstracts in Southeastern Naturalist, Herpetological Review, Catesbeiana, and the Virginia Journal of Science. Dr. Wilson taught in the Department of Biology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, from 1991 to 2003. He also taught at Lynchburg College, and served as a lab instructor in entomology at the University of Idaho, 1988-1989. He taught at Logos School during the 1988-1989 academic year. Dr. Wilson hosted the June 2005 Baraminology Study Group National Conference held at New Saint Andrews. Dr. Wilson is a Logos Research Associate.
Dr. Wilson is author of the recent textbook, The Riot and the Dance: Foundational Biology (2014), and, most recently, A Different Shade of Green (2019). He is a regular contributor at Answers in Genesis.
Dr. Wilson and his wife Meredith have four children and a growing collection of grandchildren.
To learn more about The Riot and the Dance movies, please visit https://riotandthedance.com/. Part 2, "Water" will be released March 6.
JANUARY 17, 2020
A BITTER-SWEET GOOD-BYE (for now). Dr. Bernard Brandstater, 91, has received his crown.
Surrounded by family, retired Anesthesiology Professor, Dr. Bernard Brandstater passed away peacefully Friday night, January 17, at Loma Linda University Hospital. He had recently received surgery to replace two infected heart valves. Pneumonia followed.
Dr. Brandstater spoke to the Creation Science Fellowship of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa on several occasions, and drove many times from his home in Redlands to hear and meet our visiting guest scientists. He often hosted notable researchers in his own home, where he assembled professors and scientists from Loma Linda University to hear them and to engage in discussion. Dr. Brandstater was also a Logos Research Associate.
We will miss Bernard's deep sonorous voice, graced with his pleasant Australian accent, his quick wit, and his all-consuming enthusiasm of creation science and Intelligent Design. We'll miss him for a while, that is. Reunion is certain, and Resurrection Day is coming, thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ!