Acquiring and Distributing Knowledge June 8, 2017
Regarding God's Creation
Nothing captures our imagination like dinosaurs both the public and most especially our kids. They are full of fun and amazement.
There is great novelty, adventure and stimulus of our imagination associated with dinosaurs. But in all the excitement and possible threat of personal horror we can be sure we are ultimately safe because dinosaurs are no more.
However, there is another side to the way dinosaurs are often presented. It is as if the past existence of dinosaurs immediately proves evolution and makes a laughing stock of Biblical Creationism. One can be sure that this is the atmosphere commonly presented in schools and even some churches as well. After all no one wants to be accused of being
scientifically illiterate! Or possibly worse, anti-science! Who could be so stupid that they could use smartphones, computers, multimedia entertainment systems, or drive modern cars or even fly in jet airliners and not understand that science has it right?
One can well understand how such an emotional line of feeling leads to that kind of thinking. However, there are as many misconceptions involved in that line of feeling and thinking as there are true facts.
In the June 8 GHCA meeting we will look at the actual evidence associated with dinosaurs and separate the science from the emotion, fantasy and imagination. The science facts actually fits amazingly well with a Biblical framework of a young supernatural creation followed by a catastrophically destructive worldwide flood that reworked much of Earth's geology and gave mankind and much other life a new start.
What about all that modern science and technology? All of that wonderful technology is the product of doing repeatable observations and repeatable experimental testing in the laboratory using the scientific method. That is called empirical science and that generates all the laws of physics and chemistry and all modern technology.
When it comes to dinosaurs and other things from the distant past we can't make any direct observations of events in the distant past. Nor can we generally repeat what happened in the past or experiment on those past events. We can only collect as many data points as we can and try to connect those points the best way we can see. That process is called historical science and it forces us to use a lot more assumptions and guesswork than empirical science does. This is a very important issue! You might want to read our article titled Two Kinds of Science at our website articles page here
As more and more fossils and other data have been collected many amazing patterns have come to light. Many dinosaurs are found in "bone beds" with unexpected conglomerations of other fossils.
In recent years, more and more dinosaur bones are being found with some original tissue still present. No one can explain how these soft tissue components might last even a few years not to mention more than 65 million years! Even more, radiocarbon C-14 is being found in dinosaur bones indicating they are only thousands of years old, not millions. And there is very much more unexpected data.
At the June 8 GHCA meeting we will review some of these issues and call on excerpts from the DVD series Uncovering the Truth About Dinosaurs from the ICR. The ICR research scientists provide a high level of keen insight because they have PhDs from secular universities,
have years of research experience in secular institutions, while they have amassed expert knowledge in the creationary view as well. Along the way, we stop and discuss some the main points. We will also take questions and provide more discussion that will enable all to become confident of their knowledge. In the end, all will be able to use this great DVD set to confidently inform students, family, friends, and even your pastors as well.
June 8, 2017
Uncovering the Truth About Dinosaurs
presented by Frank Mayo
Meeting space kindly provided at:
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway at Post Oak
Summer is for kids! So, join us for this awesome presentation with the whole family! Invite some friends, skeptics, or pastors! All are welcome to bring their questions and join the discussion
after the presentation. Everyone present will also enjoy the fellowship, snacks, and array of creation books and DVDs as well
. Please forward this newsletter to all who might be interested. More information about GHCA is always at our website,
Looking forward to seeing you all,
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Prayer Needs and Praises!
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.
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
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
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.
Friday, March 31st: Origin DVD, Greater Houston Premiere.
Is Genesis History?
Nationwide documentary movie event.
Sold out in many theaters in Houston and across the nation! Watch for the upcoming DVD, stopping for Q&A along the way.
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
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
Also see the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park with many dino tracks, although presented with secular view of evolution,