Acts & Facts, November 2014

aiglibr144Acts & Facts, Vol. 43, No. 11, November 2014, monthly, free. 24 pages.

Executive editor: Jayme Durant.

Institute for Creation Research, PO Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75229. Website.

Table of contents
Table of contents
From the Editor : A Season of Change / Jayme Durant. p. 4.
Unlocking the Times / Henry M. Morris, III. p. 5.
Events : November 2014. p. 8.
BioORIGINS PROJECT UPDATE : Purpose, Progress, and Promise / Nathaniel T. Jeanson. p. 9.
Impact : The Iconic Isochron: Radioactive Dating, Part 2 / Vernon R. Cupps. p. 10.
Back to Genesis : Lungfish Design Is Walking Tall / Brian Thomas. p. 14.
Back to Genesis : Traditions of a Global Flood / John D. Morris. p. 15.
Back to Genesis : Genetic Entropy Points to a Young Earth / Jeffrey Tomkins. p. 16.
Creation Q & A : Do Darwin’s Finches Prove Evolution? / Brian Thomas. p. 17.
Carolus Linnaeus: Founder of Modern Taxonomy / Jerry Bergman. p. 18.
Apologetics : People Yet to Be Created / James J.S. Johnson. p. 20.
Living Missionally / Emily Morris. p. 21.
Stewardship: Countless Blessing / Henry M. Morris, IV. p. 22.
Letters to the Editor. p. 23.

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Casey Luskin Disparages Creationists…Once Again!

Casey Luskin, a staff member of the Discovery Institute and their Intelligent Design focused Center for Science and Culture, took another backhanded swipe at creationists yesterday morning. It seems that in a rather sad attempt to distance themselves from his roots (yes, ID’ers came out of the creationist movement) Luskin resorts to a bit of historical revision. He quotes from Alister McGrath’s book, Darwinism and the Divine:

Writers linked with the creationist and ‘Intelligent Design’ movements in North America vigorously oppose the teaching of evolution in schools, arguing that ‘Darwinism’ is intrinsically atheistic. (pp. 33-34)

Luskin then goes on to say:

That statement is seriously inaccurate. It might be true of “creationists” in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the ID movement has been very clear in on-the-record statements, including many public policy recommendations, that it does NOT in the least oppose teaching evolution. Discovery Institute is by far the most active ID group that gets involved with evolution-education policy, and we not only oppose mandating ID in public schools, but we think evolution should be taught and that more evolution should be taught.

Should we presume Luskin placed quotes around “creationists” because many of the early ID proponents were part of the creationist movement in the 70s and 80s? For instance, Access Research Network came out of the creationist community. ARN began as the Creation Society of Santa Barbara. It later changed it’s name to Students for Origins Research which eventually became Access Research Network.

Although it would take some time to locate in our VHS collection of old ID videos, there is a talk by Phillip Johnson in which he mentions his “…friends at ICR (Institute for Creation Research)…” We could dig further and find other strong and undeniable connections between the early ID movement and creationist movement of the 70s and 80s. But then again, Casey would continue to deny the historical record.

By the way, we suspect Casey would be hard put to find but a few creationists from that 20 year time period that actually opposed teaching evolution in public schools. The Institute for Creation Research, the Creation Research Society, the Bible-Science Association (now Creation Moments), the Creation Science Foundation (now Answers in Genesis), the Creation Science Movement, and many other groups have never advocated banning evolution. These were all organizations (and many more) that were in existence during the period Casey claims creationists wanted to ban evolution in public schools.

Please do some research before you blather on about creationists. Doesn’t the Discovery Institute use fact checkers for their blog postings???

Hint: Casey, you’ve confused the 70s & 80s with the 20s & 30s and the difference between opposing evolution versus banning evolution!


P.S. We can conclude that Alister McGrath also doesn’t know what he’s talking about.


Noah : a Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy

aiglibr139Ludy, Mark. Noah : a wordless picture book. Walden, New York: Plough Publishing House, c2014. 64 unnumbered pages. ISBN: 9780874866391, 0874866391.

Mark Ludy’s latest book will appeal to adults and children alike. Digging deeper than the Sunday school tale of cuddly animals on Noah’s ark, the story follows the biblical text and illumines Noah’s relationship with God, his wife, family, nature, and humanity. Ludy’s world-class artwork lets people see, as though for the first time, the beauty within this story – revealing a clearer picture of the nature and character of God and his relationship to humankind. It’s immersive and epic in scale and scope. The wordless format invites conversation and storytelling, key building blocks of literacy. And as with his previous books, Ludy’s signature mouse Squeakers appears hidden on every page.

Mark Ludy’s website

A wonderful example of a beautifully illustrated children’s book about Noah’s Ark and his family. No words or captions! Of particular interest is the nod to modern day creationists in the depiction of a dinosaur and a woolly mammoth used to help construct the Ark. Kudos to Mark Ludy for a job well done!



Origins, Sept 2014

aiglibr129Origins, No. 59, September 2014, 3 times per year, £16.50 per year, 28 p.
ISSN: 0953-2773.

Editor: J.H. John Peet.

Biblical Creation Society, PO Box 22, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 7SY, England. Website

Table of Contents
Flood Theology / Stephen Lloyd. p. 4.
Naturalism’s Tightening Grip on Education and Science / David J Tyler. p. 8.
Irreducible Design and Overdesign in Man: A Case Study of the Human Hand / Stuart Burgess. p. 10.
Mount St Helens, Disaster and Recovery / J H John Peet. p. 13.
Could this be the death of Darwinism? / Sylvia Baker. p. 18.
Book review : The Pentateuch as Narrative by John Sailhamer / reviewed by David Anderson. p. 21.
Book review : Swimming against the tide by Sylvia Baker / reviewed by Arthur Jones. p. 22.
Book review : Born Believers by Justin L Barrett / reviewed by Hans Degens. p. 23.
Book review : A Fine-Tuned Universe by Alistair E McGrath / reviewed by Rev Bill James. p. 24.

Table of contents of all issues


Creation Matters, Sept-Oct 2014

aiglibr127Creation Matters, Vol. 19, No. 5, September-October 2014, bi-monthly, free download of older issues or $38 for CRS Quarterly & Creation Matters, 12 pages.
ISSN: 1094-6632.

Editor: Glen W. Wolfrom.

Creation Research Society, PO Box 8263, St. Joseph, MO 64508-8263. Webstite

Table of Contents
Carbon 14 Is Now the Creationist’s Friend / D. Russell Humphreys. p. 1.
Math Matters : How Rapidly Did Dinosaurs Move? / Don DeYoung. p. 4.
Letters. p. 5.
Matters of Fact : Adaption by Galapagos Finches / Jean K. Lightner. p. 6
…without excuse! : The Testimony of “Orgel’s Gap,” Part 1 / Timothy R. Stout. p. 7.
Speaking of Science / David Coppedge. p. 8.
All by Design : Skeletons in the Closet / Jonathan C. O’Quinn. p. 12.