Greater Houston Creation Association

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Webinar Meeting: February 11, 7 pm

What Happened to Intelligent Design ?
Some readers are a little surprised that the GHCA would pay any attention to the Discovery Institute (DI) or any other player in the Intelligent Design (ID) community. After all when they started in the 1990s they were trying use only physical arguments to persuade secular scientist to seriously consider the possibility that the action of an intelligent designer played a major role in the presumed evolution of the biological world around us. They seemed to want to examine only the physical evidence for anything requiring intelligent planning or purposeful forethought and assert that such would imply the action of a designer. They wanted to leave the identity of the designer as a separate problem. They seemed to desire to concentrate on the principle that intelligent action requires a designer without asking the scientific community to buy into any religion. However, many saw that this designer could only be the God of the Bible and thus supported or reject the ID thesis based on their willingness to accept the God of the Bible as real. The atheist community was vehemently opposed ID thesis and the Bible believers were put off by any reluctance to fully identify the intelligence as the Creator of the Bible. Thus the ID movement has a rocky start trough the early 2000s.
But now, the DI premise has become so frequently supported by new evidences that this is increasingly recognized by more in the scientific community as being valid. More are recognizing the design inference as more than a god of the gaps. A significant number of high level scientists and professors have come to openly be associated with the ID crusade. 
One of the most important and strongly outspoken of these scientists is Dr. Jim Tour at Rice University. Tour is a professor in several fields and one of the most frequently referenced synthetic chemists on earth. Tour strongly challenges the cadre of origin-of-life scientists pointing out the fallacious aspects of their published work. At the same time Tour produces videos showing himself to be an exemplar of both the Bible believers and of world class scientists challenging others to do better science and do it honestly.

On Feb 11 the GHCA will take a fresh look at the DI and the ID movement has become and where it and its leaders seem to be going. You will be amazed! 
Some Upcoming Topics:

In March we will bring in a speaker to update us on the past and current research on the extensive crossbedded sandstones which are present over much of the western parts of North America. These were long used as a proof of uniformitarianism and a challenge for YEC. But, this work will show it is a challenge for the uniformitarian view. In April our speaker will update us on the work being done on the Navajo Sandstone. The Navajo is remarkable pure and beautiful, thick and extends over a very large area. How did all that beautiful, pure sand come from and how did it get there in the place it is now without being contaminate with many different things? For both of these presentations the speaker will be someone who is personally involved in the research and looks forward to sharing firsthand information. Awesome!!
We Still Need Funds !

The last appeal got very little response. I understand that these are hard times but finances are getting rather tight for the GHCA also. Soon there will be only fumes left in our gas tank. If we can’t get help I will have to trim our budget to the minimum. That would mean trim the mail list to get below 500 and stay below. Also, drop our webinar presentation format and use only the online meeting format. Further, we could avoid speakers that require an honorarium of any sort. That will make the best ones out of reach. All of them deserve a little monetary thanks for their effort, especially when they develop a new presentation for us. Please mail a nondeductible contribution by check to GHCA, 12111 Attlee Dr, Houston, TX 77077. Many thanks, your help is essential.

Frank Mayo, President
Greater Houston Creation Association
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.