Bill Weston, B.A. (English), Author, Lecturer, and Independent Researcher, gave a presentation on the surprising findings of a group of immanent scientists who examined the original Archaeopteryx fossil in the British Museum, up close and personal.
In 1983, six scientists, (Fred Hoyle, R.S. Watkins, N.C. Wickramasinghe, J. Watkins, R. Rabilizirov, and L.M. Spetner), went to the London Museum and carefully studied and photographed the primary feathered specimen of Archeopteryx that had been purchased by the British Museum in 1861. When the direction of their investigation became apparent, the Museum stopped cooperating, denied permission to conduct definitive tests, and withdrew the specimen from further scientific scrutiny.
Interestingly, Colin Patterson, senior principle scientific officer in the department of paleontology of the British Museum, went on record as questioning the authenticity of this fossil.
About our Speaker: In the late 90's Bill Weston began studying fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Scientists at the site allowed Bill to examine fossils first hand, 'up close and personal'. Bill's research led him to publish in both Christian and secular publications, challenging evolutionary storytelling about the origin of tar pit fossils .
Since then, Bill has focused his research and analytic skills on several questions of interest to Bible-believing Christians in the areas of paleontology and history.
We watched two movies, "The Riot and the Dance" with Dr. Gordon Wilson, and the Moody Institute of Science classic, "City of the Bees."
"Human Genetics and the Bible"
Helmut Welke, an Ambassador of Logos Research Associates, spoke on 'Human Genetics and the Bible'. This was a fascinating and dynamic PowerPoint presentation on DNA including some very recent findings and how they relate to mutations. This talk is for the average layperson. It explains the impact the Fall and curse of sin has had on our genome - which is clearly illustrated in modern genetics.
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 has recently been named 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.
"LET THERE BE LIGHT"
Veterinarian Dr. Gay Zambrano and husband, Dan Zambrano gave a presentation titled, "LET THERE BE LIGHT," an exploration into the latest technologies in Veterinary Medicine and the marvel of God's design. Examples of Regenerative Medicine include Stem Cell & PRP (Patelet-Rich Plasma) therapies, and Therapeutic Lasers and their use in treating and healing the creatures of God's creation with light!
About our speakers: Dr. Gay Zambrona is a 1991 graduate of the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She fulfilled an externship at the London Zoo. She has been practicing full-time small animal and exotics medicine in the Long Beach/West Orange County area since 1991. She has also held part-time clinical and consulting positions in laboratory animal medicine for 15 years. Husband Dan Zambrano has a B.S. in Marine Biology from Cal State Long Beach. He is a Licensed Registered Veterinary Technician. He has worked at Cabrillo Aquarium, the Los Angeles Harbor Dept., California State Fish & Game Dept., and the L.A. Zoo before partnering in the mobile veterinary practice with his wife.
Both Dan and Gay are Ordained Pastors in the Free Methodist Church. They love teaching and preaching the Word of God to people of ALL AGES. They have worked with students from 4th & 5 th graders, through High School, College, and beyond!
"HOW THE BODY HEALS"
Bill Morgan, B.S.M.E. Mechanical Engineering , gave a presentation titled, "HOW BODIES HEAL: Sticks and stones may break your bones, but cuts and bones do heal." While this talk is intellectually stimulating for adults, Bill's specialty is communicating complex concepts in terms a child can easily grasp and understand.
About our speaker: Bill Morgan has been a mechanical design engineer for the U.S. Navy for 30+ years. 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 publically 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 call Bill.
For more information about Bill’s comic books and free lessons, please visit www.fishdontwalk.com. Or, call 714 898 8331.
Main Concern: Human Genetic Degeneration
Secondary Concern: Problems with Evolutionary Theory
- A Lecture by Dr. John C. Sanford to the
National Institutes of Health
We watched a YouTube video recording of a guest lecture given November 18, 2018, at the National Institutes of Health by Geneticist, Dr. John Sanford.
About our Speaker: As a Cornell University professor, John has conducted genetic research for over 40 years. This research has resulted in more than 100 scientific publications and several dozen patents. In addition to producing numerous new crop varieties, John's research resulted in new genetic engineering technologies. A large fraction of the transgenic crops grown in the world today involved use of the biolistic “gene gun” process, of which John was the primary inventor. (Dr. Sanford's Biolostic Particle Gun, Prototype III is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.)
John feels his most significant contributions to science have been: 1) the Biolistic Process; 2) the book Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome; 3) Development of Mendel's Accountant (the most advanced and biologically realistic numerical simulation of the mutation/selection process); and (4) the Cornell symposium and subsequently published proceedings entitled Biological Information--New Perspectives. This milestone book is John's most significant contribution to science and is available at BINP.org. A free synopsis/commentary of this publication can be downloaded using the same link. Most recently, John has also co-authored the book, "Contested Bones," a piercing critique of fossils championed as evidence for human evolution.
Kyle Justice spoke about his creation science film -making ministry, using the title,
"TAKING BACK SCIENCE MEDIA FOR THE KINGDOM."
About our speaker: Kyle Justice is the Emmy nominated producer of many creation science DVDs and programs. He is the father of eight children, the oldest being Noah Justice. Kyle has been married for over twenty-five years to Dawn Justice. Kyle and Dawn homeschool, incorporating most of the kids into the travel, shooting, and marketing of their DVD titles. As they travel in their 27’ motorhome, the kids learn about production, photography, science, geography, public speaking, and public relations. Their brand of creation videos is under the label of Awesome Science Media. Many of their video titles are used for science education in the church, Christian schools, and home school programs.
As a teenager, Kyle Justice began producing television projects in the mid 1980s. He and his twin brother were inspired by their father’s hobby of filmmaking. During his high school years, Kyle heard a presentation on evidence for Creation and the Bible from Dr. Donald Chittick and dreamed one day of producing documentaries on the same subject. Through the 1990s Kyle worked for Moody Bible Institute, The Family Channel, and Regent University.
In 1997, together with the newly formed Answers in Genesis ministry, Kyle produced his first creation science DVD project, The X-Nilo Show. In 1999 Kyle became an independent television producer, creating content for major networks such as ESPN, National Geographic, the Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports, and Comcast SportsNet. Kyle continued producing creation science programming by developing “The Creation Network,” a weekly program airing nationally on Sky Angel during 2000–2001.
In 2010 the Justice family took a 25-day road trip across the western United States, visiting several national parks. Kyle took his production gear and shot footage of the parks, as well as Noah in front of the camera talking about various geologic formations from a Biblical worldview. After coming back, they developed the first four episodes of Awesome Science and obtained Master Books as a distributor. During this time Kyle also began working with Dr. Steve Austin and Michael Oard to produce a series of DVDs on Flood geology, including the topics of Mount St. Helens, the Ice Age, and the Missoula Flood. Based on the success of these DVDs, the family began producing additional episodes of Awesome Science, The Heavens Declare series, the Creeping Things series, and the Debunking Evolution DVD. They have many more titles in development and post-production including topics on animals, dinosaurs, and applied science. Some of these projects may include Noah’s other siblings as hosts.
The Justice family is adventurous and dedicated to serving God in the area of media ministry, with a focus on science and the Bible. Their programs are now available around the world on DVD, broadcast networks, and the Internet. They currently live in the Pacific Northwest, but look forward to more adventures of how God will use them around the world.
We watched two movies, Episode 1 of The Heavens Declare series, "THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE," by Awesome Science Media, . . .
and the Moody Institute of Science Classic, "RED RIVER OF LIFE."
Literally five years and a day after presenting an earlier version, David Dana-Bashan returned to the Creation Science Fellowship of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa to deliver an improved and updated, "16 Nearly Impossible Issues for Evolutionists to Answer." David argues, ". . . Any solutions that evolutionists propose to such issues, inevitably and invariably violate basic, well-known laws of mathematics, physics, and chemistry."
About our speaker: Mr. Dana-Bashian has a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Mathematics, and a B.S. in Chemistry (A.C.S. Certified), all from Purdue University. He is a member of the honorary chemistry fraternity Phi Lambda Upsilon, and has a lifetime of experience in the hard sciences. David is also one of the five dozen persons in the world who have been identified as possessing Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. Give him the date of any day in history, and he can tell you on what day of the week it occurred and relate that day to events of the time. For dates in his own life time, he can tell you headline news items of that day, week, and month, and what songs were popular on the radio.
We watched Lessons 3 & 4 of Bruce Malone's "THE ROCKS CRY OUT"
Lesson 3: Science Testifies to Creation
Lesson 4: Dragons and Dinosaurs