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Acquiring and Distributing Knowledge                       January 4, 2018
Regarding God's Creation
Gen 7:19  The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains  everywhere under the heavens  were covered. ... 8:4  In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. 5 The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.   - NASU       (Bold emphasis added.)
Pray daily for Tom Henderson and other flood victims.

Jan. 4th webinar link:    https://zoom.us/j/346367370  
  
            G eology and the Flood by Geology PhDs


For the next six months the GHCA will study geology including the Genesis Flood via classroom lectures by the leading PhD geologists in the YEC movement.  These lectures, recorded during the IGH Conference in May 2017, brought together the top scientists and academic scholars advocating the YEC hypothesis.  These lectures have the
atmosphere of a college classroom presenting survey courses in each subject area.  I am very excited about this because it presents us with an opportunity to learn at a substantially deeper level than we have in the past. So, this series is an opportunity not to be missed.

Last month we started with an overview of the Biblical narrative and timeline for the Creation and Flood and some basic information about how all of that might relate to various areas of science with special attention to geology.  Many people found much in that presentation to unify and clarify the Biblical narrative and the way it relates to the physical creation around us .
 
On January 4th we will turn our attention to two brilliant lectures recorded by Dr. Kurt Wise at the Is Genesis History Conference last May.  The first lecture, titled Intro to Geology & Plate Tectonics, examines conventional geology's understanding of continental drift and plate
tectonics and the assumption that all is slow and gradual.  These theories tie together so much observed geological fact that conventional geologists are solidly convinced that slow gradual geological processes provide a solid framework for the study and understanding of geology.  They think that this framework is so solid that nothing else should be considered. We all need to understand this conventional viewpoint before we can claim to be well informed.  It also provides an excellent foundation for further exploration outside of their self-imposed box.
 
On February 15th Dr Wise will bring out a number of issues the conventional plate tectonic theory does not deal with well at all. These issues are generally not discussed in school textbooks, encyclopedias, or the media. These issues are apparently considered unmentionable.  But when the physical aspects of these issues are explained it becomes
clear that the only possible way to account for all of the evidence is for much of geological history to happen at vastly accelerated speeds. Much of the erosion and deposition in the geological column must have occurred at speeds a billion times faster than in the conventional understanding.  When these issues are dealt with, so as to accommodate the most geological evidence, the narrative of the Genesis Flood also falls into place geologically.
 
This is really very powerful and fascinating material!  It is well worth the effort to join us in person or online.  As always, we will pause at appropriate points in these recorded lectures for questions and discussion.  We will also pause to bring out the meaning of some technical jargon.  This is a great way to enhance our learning adventure and make
sure we understood and retain more.
 
Dr. Wise is a geologist specializing in paleontology.  He earned MA and PhD degrees in paleontology from Harvard University.  Wise founded the Center for Origins Research at Bryan College, led the Center for Theology and Science at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 3 years, and founded and directed the Center for Creation Research and taught biology at Truett McConnell University
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January 4, 2018
Geology and the Flood by Geology PhDs
IGHC lecture recorded by Dr. Kurt Wise
Meeting space kindly provided at:
Houston's First Baptist Church
 7401 Katy Freeway at Post Oak
Room 143,   7 PM

Come and bring your students, friends, skeptics, or pastors! All are welcome to bring their questions and join the discussion.  There will be great fellowship, snacks, and array of creation books and DVDs as well.  Please forward this newsletter to all who might be interested. More at www.GHCAonline.com .  

Merry Christmas to all,
 
 Frank Mayo 


Examples of Important YEC Scientific Evidences 

Some major examples of physical evidence we point to include:
  • Remains of original soft tissue still found in dinosaur bones. Along with that tissue is C-14 that would decay completely away in less than a hundred thousand years, a tiny fraction of the dinosaur fossil's supposed age.
  • For many years geologists have found C-14 in fossil carbon throughout the fossil record.
  • The origin of the information and molecular machinery in the first living self-reproducing cell remains a complete enigma for biologist and biochemists.
  • In the origin of the universe, big bang theory is being recognized as a dead end by increasing numbers of secular scientists. The hypothesized inflation has nothing to start it, drive it forward, or stop it. Without inflation fatal flaws appear with the absence of predicted antimatter, magnetic monopoles, or any means for the whole universe to come to the same precise background temperature. Then the formation of the first stars is as enigmatic as the origin of the first biological cell. Dark matter and dark energy are as enigmatic as the deep space motions they are needed to explain.
At the root of all standard science are many assumptions that may be quite incorrect. At the top is that there is no God. Another is that present process can be used to explain everything in the past. When we look at a canyon we are taught to assume the river at the bottom cut the canyon. But perhaps tectonic events made the canyon and there is a river at the bottom because water always flows downhill. At the root of big bang theory is a pure assumption that has been named the "Cosmological Principle". Perhaps inaccuracies there are responsible for the big bang's multitude of problems.    
 
There is more about the role of assumptions in science found on our website here. There are many more resources on young earth and young universe evidences here.

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Prayer Needs and Praises!

Flooding victims!  Among these is our own bookseller Tom Henderson. Pray for God's provision, enabling, and protection as they make recovery efforts.

Christians around the world are being persecuted and murdered to force them out of their homes or to change their faith. Pray for protection for and support from Christian organizations in the West.

John Morris  is said to be recovering well now. But continue to pray for John and all the leaders, researchers, and writers in the YEC community.  
      
AIG, CMI, CRS, ICR, and LRA (Logos Research Ass.)  the big five YEC creation organizations doing active research, publication and speaking. Pray for inspiration, enabling and financing. 

GHCA and Roger Sigler, Fred Bauhof, Tony Comeaux, Pete Moore, Frank Mayo a nd other GHCA members working to do research, publication, or local teaching ministries in creation science. We all need the Lord's guidance, enabling and funding. 

Jobe and Jenna Dee Martin:    Give thanks for continued good health and continued production of great creation DVDs and speaking tours.

David and Mary Jo Nutting, f ounders of Alpha Omega Institute. Pray for their speaking staff and continued training young speakers.

John and Eileen Pendleton doing creation and gospel ministry in Zacatecas Mexico, Central and South America, and Cuba! Pray for support and funds.

News from Houston, Texas & around the World 
 
Houston:    
Let us know of events in Houston (just reply to this email newsletter).
Houston Science & Culture Network
Houston chapter of the Discovery Institute's division of Science and Culture.
More info at      discovery.org/SCNhouston   or   SCNhouston@discovery.org 


San Antonio:  Tx flag
The San Antonio Bible Based Science Association (SABBSA) usually meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at Jim's Restaurant located on the corner of Ramsey and San Pedro, approximately 1 mile outside Loop 410 across from Hovey's Motor Cars.  More info is at  www.sabbsa.org .
 
  
Dallas-Ft Worth:  
The Metroplex Institute of Origin Science (MIOS) meets at the Dr. Pepper Starcenter, 12700 N. Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX, usually at 7:30 pm of the first Tuesday of each month. 
 
  
Lubbock Area (Crosbyton):
All year: Consider a visit to the  Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, directed by Joe Taylor. The Museum is definitely worth the visit if you live near or are traveling through the Panhandle near Lubbock. If you call ahead and time permitting, Joe has been known to give personal tours, especially to groups. For more information, visit  http://www.mtblanco.com/.
  
   
Creation Evidences Museum  in Glen Rose TX (south of Ft. Worth), lectures 1st Sat. each month,  http://www.creationevidence.org/ .
  
Also see the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park with many dino tracks, although presented with secular view of evolution,  (link here) .