Greater Houston Creation Association

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Acquiring and Distributing Knowledge Regarding God's Creation

Webinar and Meeting: January 5 at 7 pm

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Happy New year to you and all of yours.

It is a joy to look forward to the blessings and challenges the Lord will bring in 2023 and beyond!

Big Bangs of Creation: Mind

We have learned a lot about the origins of the world around us from the recent presentations at the Greater Houston Creation Association. It is often claimed that the gas clouds produced by the cosmological Big Bang after billions of years of time will produce stars and dust clouds that will contract into stars, some with planetary systems. Over more billions of years, life will arise and increase in complexity and eventually produce beings that use language, read, write, do science and create beauty and intrigue in many different art forms. This line of thought is condensed into the summary that we are merely highly evolved stardust. The theory of evolution is designed to eliminate any form of plan or purpose, thus eliminating any form of God. Or, does it?

The above line of reasoning is one of the mainstays of atheism.

However, there are a number of physical facts and principles that atheist thinkers choose to discount or ignore.

  • The Big Bang demands either something from nothing or eternal existence of matter. There is no adequate explanation that exists for star and galaxy formation out of the expected gas or dust clouds. Furthermore, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) varies only one part in a hundred thousand across the universe. This cannot be physically explained unless the speed of light was much higher in the past or different physical principles prevailed sometime in the past.
  • A planetary system and its environment must be very highly “tuned” to simultaneously provide all of the environment's requirements for massive amounts of useful information of life to form and flourish. But, all the requirements for life must all occur in the same time and place in the universe and then spontaneously metabolize and reproduce.
  • If these assumptions were true, then our thoughts are mere products of chemical processes that originated in the infinite chaos of the Big Bang. Thus, free will is an illusion: there is no non-material "mind" independent of the brain, and no eternal soul.

Explaining the origin of things without action by a powerful and wise Creator has always been a major problem for the materialist. For example, an abundance of information is embodied in the genes and bodily structure of living organisms. That information must be explained. However, the only observed source of information is intelligent minds. Information has never been observed to arise from random purposeless processes.

Yet here we are doing deliberate, planned, purposeful, and often intelligent things of our own free will. These are essential characteristics of a mind. But what is a mind, where does it come from, what does it do and how does it work? Is our mind a part of the image of God with which we are endowed as Genesis asserts?

On Jan 5th Mr. Robert Brayton presents “The Big Bangs of Creation: Mind.” Brayton will go where others have feared to tread. This presentation will be very interesting indeed.

Robert Brayton is an inventor (two U.S. Patents), engineer (Compaq, HP), and professional photographer (CPP, Photographic Craftsman, Professional Photographers of America), volunteer (Insperity Observatory Assistant Director, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Civil Air Patrol, ICR Discovery Center), guest speaker (Houston Astronomical Society, North Houston Astronomy Club, Greater Houston Creation Association, Gulf Coast Mensa), and Mensa. He is currently helping astronomers with the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis to develop a creationist science view of protostar development. 

Please plan to join us on January 5th, at 7:00 pm in the Reception Room at Houston's First Baptist Church, or by Zoom (link provided in the dark red border above). Invite your friends and skeptics - all who desire to increase their understanding of Biblical creation science are welcome. Time for questions and discussion will be provided at the end of the presentation. Snacks and refreshments are provided for those attending in person.

Looking forward to seeing you all next Thursday,

Frank Mayo

President, GHCA

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GHCA meeting location:

Reception Room of Houston's First at 7401 Katy Frwy, Houston TX 77024. See our maps at

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.