Reformed Perspective, Vol. 31, No. 9/10, July/August 2012, monthly, $55 (USA) year. 36 pages.
Editor: Jon Dykstra.
Reformed Perspective, 503A Forest Circle, Lunden, WA 98264. Website.
Although the editorial address is in the United States, Reformed Perspective is a Canadian publication with a solid emphasis on a young earth perspective! This issue features several items of interest to creationists:
A short news items by Bryan Grim, ARP Synod passes overture on the historical Adam, on the adoption by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of an overture affirming the account of Creation in Genesis 1 & 2 as historical.
John Dykstra reviews the video, Dragons or Dinosaurs? : Creation or Evolution, giving it a thumbs up. (Although he cautions that one of the special feature programs promotes Premillenialism.)
And finally, Margaret Helder provides an excellent summary of the evidence for unfossilized dinosaur bones and blood cells (Mary Schweitzer’s work) in dinosaur bones: Dino bones with blood?!?. Dr. Helder is a speaker with Creation Science Association of Alberta)
Creation Research Society Conference
August 3-4, 2012
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
3800 South Fairview Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704-7097
Abstraction Submission Deadline: April 15, 2012
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Early Bird Registration, before May 31st, 2012:
CRS Member: $40.00 ($55.00 after May 31st, 2012)
Non-member: $75.00 ($95.00 after May 31st, 2012)
Conference Schedule (TBD)
The Fourth Henry M. Morris Memorial Lecture
August 3rd, 2012 @ 8 pm
Presented by Dr. Steve Austin
(open to the public)
John Wayne, Orange County Airport.
La Quinta Hotel, John Wayne Airport (Free airport shuttle)
1515 South Coast Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-957-5841 option 6
Acts & Facts, Vol. 41, No. 2, February 2012, monthly, free. 24 pages.
Executive editor: Lawrence E. Ford.
Institute for Creation Research, PO Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75229. Website.
As we’ve previously said, Acts & Facts continues to improve. Of particular note in this issue is Randy Guliuzza’ response to his recent series on natural selection. Guliuzza deals with a variety of concerns and questions over four pages. Most Acts & Facts run one to two pages, very ocassionally three. Also, Jeffrey Tomkins reports on ICR’s research regarding “Internal Telemere Sequences.” Larry Vardiman reports on the SETI radio telescope going back online. Apparently the reason it’s been taken out of mothballs is the growing discovery of planets discovered by the space telescope Kepler. (Note: Answers in Genesis’s planetarium program, The Created Cosmos, was recently updated (and into Blu-ray!) to display the many hundreds of planets found by the Kepler telescope.)
Table of contents
From the Editor: Victory in Jesus by Lawrence E. Ford. p. 3.
Victory Over the Wicked by Henry M. Morris III. p. 4.
Research: Internal Telomere Sequences: Accidents of Evolution or Features of Functional Design? by Jeffrey Tomkins. p. 6.
Events. p. 7.
Hidden in Plain View: Evolution’s Counterfeit History Is Everywhere by James J. S. Johnson. p. 8
SETI Radio Telescope Goes Back Online by Larry Vardiman. p.10
Impact: Darwin’s Sacred Imposter: Answering Questions about the Fallacy of Natural Selection by Randy J. Guliuzza. p. 12.
Back to Genesis: Gaps in the Geologic Column by John D. Morris. p. 16.
Back to Genesis: Arithmetic and the Genetic Code by Frank Sherwin. p. 17.
Back to Genesis: The Genetic Decline of Humanity by Brian Thomas. p. 18.
SOBA Graduate Profile: Seth Trotman by Christine Dao. p. 19.
Letters to the Editor. p. 20.
Stewardship: Enlarging the Tent by Henry M. Morris IV. p. 21
Love and the Heart by Henry M. Morris. p. 22.
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From: Creation & Science Chronicle.
by John K. Reed and Peter Klevberg.
CRS Quarterly, Volume 48, Number 1
Summer 2011, pp. 20-32.
The closing decades of the eighteenth century saw the beginnings of modern geohistory. Recent work by historians of science have broken through the persistent mythology of Hutton-Playfair-Lyell, and many lessons have been drawn from a better understanding of the early fusion of secularized science and secularized history. But one lesson that has received little attention is the inhibitive role played by “geotheory,” a genre of scientific writing popular in the last half of the eighteenth century. Geotheories were broad systematic attempts to scientifically explain Earth in its totality. They proved a barrier to the development of geology because of (1) their unrealistic scope, (2) unrealistic expectations, and (3) an unrealistic adherence to the hypothetico-deductive method of Newtonian physics, which in turn was related to serious misunderstandings of the limits of science and the nature of history. Numerous geotheories were published, each attempting to build a comprehensive explanation of Earth. By 1800, geotheory had fallen out of favor, replaced by inductive, limited, self-consciously historical investigations. Yet since geotheory reflects an innate drive in the human psyche for comprehensive understanding, it never really died. Our view of science and its disciplines is much different now, but facets of geotheory still exist—evolution being a secular example and grand “Flood models” a creationist manifestation.
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Just one of over a hundred news items and blog postings about Answers in Genesis’ newest project, the Ark Encounter.
Noah’s Ark focus of theme park
Las Vegas Review-Journal, page 8B.
by Dylan T. Lovan
August 20, 2011
Tucked away in a nondescript office park in northern Kentucky, Noah’s followers are rebuilding his ark. The biblical wooden ship built to weather a worldwide flood was 500 feet long and about 80 feet high, according to Answers in Genesis, a Christian ministry devoted to a literal telling of the Old Testament.
This modern ark, to be nestled on a plot of 800 acres of rolling Kentucky farmland, isn’t designed to rescue the world’s creatures from a coming deluge. It’s to tell the world that the Bible’s legendary flood story was not a fable, but a part of human history.
“The message here is, God’s word is true,” said Mike Zovath, project manager of the ark. “There’s a lot of doubt: ‘Could Noah have built a boat this big, could he have put all the animals on the boat?’ Those are questions people all over the country ask.”