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!
Heinz Lycklama, Ph.D. Nuclear Physics, gave a presentation titled, "Evolution's Showstopper."
Description: All attempts by evolutionists to show that first life from non-life by natural processes can be explained by evolution have come to naught for four main reasons: 1) The Law of Biogenesis confirmed by Pasteur in 1864. 2) The failure of experiments like that of Miller in 1953 to show that life can come from non-life. 3) The mathematical probability of forming the first living cell by random chance processes is beyond possible, and 4) The information in a cell (DNA) requires an intelligent mind. The failure of the origin of first life from non-life by natural processes is actually a show stopper for evolution.
Psalm 139:14, I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
We watched two movies, Lesson 3 from THE ROCKS CRY OUT series, "Science Testifies to Creation," and the Moody Institute of Science classic, "Of Books and Sloths."
Science Testifies to Creation - The mechanisms of evolution cannot explain the design of life. (45 minutes).
Of Books and Sloths - The sloth. Nature's champion sluggard. One of the most misunderstood animals in the world. As recent as a century and a half ago the sloth was regarded as a "blunder of nature." To capture this story, the Moody Institute of Science did research in the laboratory and in the jungles of Panama. (29 minutes).
The message Of Books and Sloths points out the dependability and the accuracy of the Scriptures as compared with man's writings that must be constantly revised to correct inaccuracies.
For more than fifty years, the Moody Institute of Science, a division of Moody Video, captured the magic of nature's mysteries on film while showing how the wonders of creation reveal the majesty of God. Your family, friends, church or school will enjoy these award-winning Moody Science Classic videos !
PANTHEISM AND SCIENCE: