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Webinar and Meeting: September 1 at 7 pm

Webinar Link Here

Biochemistry and Origin of Life Apologetics

GHCA will meet in person and online on September 1st at 7 pm in the Reception Room of Houston’s First. The best parking is in the small lot just behind the big cross. The Reception Room is the door with crosshatched walkway and covered doorway. 

Our speaker will be Mr. Steve Lem who has done several excellent presentations in the past on apologetics issues. On 9/1 Steve’s topic will be the origin of life and related apologetics. The origin of life in the first living cell is possibly the most important issues in science. 

The origin of information and language is essential for living systems. The only known source of information is intelligence. Information never arises from random processes. Information is itself immaterial and in order to be useful, it must be encoded in some system of symbols that exists in a physically stable and enduring form. Language is such a system of encoding information in a physically enduring form.

Engineers and scientists use many forms of language to analyze, design, document and manufacture useful devices. English is my first language for documentation widely understood by others. That engineering documentation can be accurately translated into hundreds of other languages and used to describe the same device in all of those languages. The same information can be encoded in all the vast array of different  languages. 

Another language I use is mathematics and that language is the same all over the world. Mathematics is far more precise and analytical than languages like English.

Drawings are another kind of language engineers use to encode many subtle physical relationships in a system of drawing symbols. For example I generate many electronic circuit diagrams. Then printed circuit board diagrams show the precise physical shape, size, and forms that implement the information in the circuit diagrams. Then mechanical assembly diagrams must be used to assemble the physical parts and components into a working device. So, you can now see that electrical engineering uses several languages working together to organize and analyze and document all of the different kinds of information. 

Consider music for a moment and the language expressed in printed sheet music. Many people understand just how musicians read the information in all those lines and dots and squiggles and interpret from it the sounds that the composer intends to be heard. All of that sound is imbodied in a set of vibrations in the air. However, our ears and brains translate those sound waves into something quite different which we experience as music, with great delight. 

Now consider the simplest possible form of life. Living systems are vastly more complex than all of the above science and design technology with it’s multiple layers of technical languages. 

The biochemistry going on in even the simplest living cell is far from being fully understood. Now for the big questions: Where did that information come from? How does it work to sustain life? Where is the information encoded and stored? How does it control the order of events? The system of answers for such questions is called apologetics. Steve Lem will bring a fascinating presentation on the most important questions in the physical world. Don’t miss it.

I hope to see you all for this great presentation!

Please bring some friends as well.

Many Blessings, 

Frank Mayo

President, GHCA

GHCA meeting place:

  • Reception Room of Houston's First at 7401 Katy Frwy, Houston TX 77024. See our maps at
  • Online: join the webinar by clicking the link at the top of this page.
Six national scale YEC organizations have grown up with a staff of PhD scientists in their leadership. These organizations include:
Creation Research Society (CRS)          Home pg    CRS Quarterly
Institute for Creation Research (ICR)     Home pg    Acts & Facts
Answers In Genesis (AIG)           Home pg     Answers Research Journal
Creation Ministries International (CMI)  Home pg    Journal of Creation
Logos Research Associates (LRA)      Home pg    Selected Papers Teachings
International Conference on Creation (ICC)  Home Pg      Proceedings 
Marine fossils dominate in all levels of rocks with fossils including those with land animals or other terrestrial fossils such as dinosaurs!

Whitmore Coconino SS Research Free Access Publications:

For geologist and other technical people here are links to the most recent free access publications making strong case Coconino SS is deposition by water.

Lithostratographic Correlation of the Coconino Sandstone and a Global Survey of Permian “Eolian” Sandstones: Implications for Flood Geology

The Coconino Sandstone (Permian, Arizona, USA): Implications for the Origins of Cross-bedded Sandstones  

The Significance of the Angular K-Feldspar Grains in Ancient Sandstones  

The Significance of Micas in Ancient Sandstones

Rounding of Quartz and K-Felspar Sand from Beach to Dune Settings Along the California and Oregon Coastlines: Implications for Ancient Sandstones

Intraformational Parabolic Recumbent Folds in the Coconino Sandstone (Permian) and Two Other Formations in Sedona, Arizona (USA) 

Frank Mayo, President
Greater Houston Creation Association
Links to GHCA Friends
Houston Science & Culture Network
Houston chapter of the Discovery Institute's division of Science and Culture.
More info at

Why Neuroscience Points to a Soul a great article for all from the DI.
Tour calls out false claims. See also the link to Tour's response to critics.

The Science & Faith Podcast by Dr. James Tour

San Antonio: 
The San Antonio Bible Based Science Association (SABBSA) usually meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at Faith Lutheran church just south of the corner of Thousand Oaks and Jones Maltsberger. More info is at

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 on the first Tuesday of each month. 
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. So, the entire fossil record is less than 100,000 years old.
  • 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 galactic 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.