Seattle Creation Conference 2007
These 10 seminars by some top authors and educators of creation apologetics were recorded during the fourth Seattle Creation Conference (August 2007).
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Speakers And Topics:
• Jonathan Sarfati (Designed For Life, Refuting Compromise
• Frank Sherwin (Wonders Of The Human Body, The Mighty Wonderful Oceans)
• Phil Fernandes (UFOs And The Bible, The Existence Of God)
• Thomas Kindell (Genesis Flood Evidence, A Monkey in Your Family Tree?)
• Spike Psarris (Our Created Universe)
• Chris Ashcraft (Love Your God With All Your Mind)
Dr. Jonathan Sarfati was born in Ararat, Australia in 1964. He moved to New Zealand as a child and later studied science at Victoria University of Wellington. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry with two physics papers substituted (nuclear and condensed matter physics). His Ph.D. in Chemistry was awarded for a thesis entitled ‘A Spectroscopic Study of some Chalcogenide Ring and Cage Molecules’. He has co-authored papers in mainstream scientific journals on high temperature superconductors and selenium-containing ring and cage-shaped molecules. He also had a co-authored paper on high-temperature superconductors published in Nature when he was 22.
Designed For Life:
New discoveries are constantly pointing to intricate design that Darwin never dreamed of. Indeed, human designers are constantly learning from 'nature', in a growing field called biomimetics. Such design—and the information for this design—point to a Designer.
Since the rise of uniformitarian "science", there have been many compromises of Scripture away from its original meaning. But this has had baneful effects on the authority and sufficiency of Scripture. It also undermines the sin-death causality that underlies the Gospel teaching that Jesus died for our sins.
Frank Sherwin has a B.A. in Biology from Western State College in Colorado and an M.A. in Zoology from the University of Northern Colorado. Frank's specialty is parasitology. He discovered a new species of parasite, a nematode of the family Acuariidae. He published his research in the peer-reviewed Journal of Parasitology with the late Dr. G.D. Schmidt. Before coming to work for ICR, Frank taught Human Physiology & Anatomy, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, General Biology I & II and Cell Biology for 9 years at Pensacola Christian College. He is a member of the American Society of Parasitologists and the Helminthological Society of Washington.
Wonders Of The Human Body:
Think of a larger symphony producing the works of Mozart or Beethoven. It all begins with the individual playing his part. This is much like how our body operates with its 11 systems working in concert. Sadly, schools and the media erroneously teach that the human body is the result of “millions of years” of Darwinian evolution. No credit is given to the One who created these amazing systems designed to work as one. Consider our eye construction, the dynamic skeleton, the ability to hear the faintest sound, the brain’s amazing circuitry. The human body – a testament to our Creator’s wonderful intellect!
(Take a tour of our amazing body with its various interacting systems that could only have been designed by God)
The Mighty, Wonderful Oceans:
We sometimes take for granted the oceans of the world in all their majesty and power. Frank shows the amazing variety of life from tidal pools to the crushing depths over 5 miles down! Important paths or currents in the oceans mentioned in Scripture have been shown to exist. The critical significance of moon-induced tides giving us weather of the world is also discussed. Finally, the Genesis Flood is addressed with reference to the volume of water in the oceans. (A favorite with audiences)
Dr. Fernandes is the President of Institute Of Biblical Defense. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion degree from Greenwich University, Master of Arts in Religion degree from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Columbia Evangelical Seminary.
The Existence Of God:
Dr. Fernandes presents evidence for God's existence by appealing to common aspects of human experience. He utilizes a cummulative case and argues that belief in God is more reasonable than atheism on each of these aspects of human experience.
UFOs And The Bible:
Dr. Fernandes discusses the UFO phenomenon and critiques it from a biblical perspective. He shows that, though the evidence seems to indicate that our planet is being visited, demonic decpetion appears to be at the root of these visitations.
Dr. Thomas Kindell was once an ardent believer in the “fact” of evolution. However, through his exposure to the scientific case for creation, he became a zealous creationist. He has received advanced training in scientific creationism through the Graduate School of the Institute for Creation Research in Santee, California. He has been privileged to study under several of the world's most prominent creationist scientists. He also has studied Christian Apologetics and Biblical-Scientific Creationism at California Graduate School of Theology where he received his M.A. in Biblical Studies. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy of Theology (major in philosophy of Biblical apologetics.)
Is There A Monkey In Your Family Tree?:
Examines and powerfully refutes the so-called “evidence” that man evolved from an ape-like ancestor.
Worldwide Geologic Evidence of the Genesis Flood:
Documents worldwide geological evidence demonstrating that the fossil record is best explained by the global flood of Genesis.
Spike Psarris has a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and has done graduate work in Physics. For a number of years, he was an engineer in the U.S. military space program; he entered that position as an atheist and committed evolutionist, and came out of it as a young-earth creationist and Christian. In his presentations, he'll show astronomical evidences against evolution and for creation.
Our Created Universe:
Where did our Universe come from? Did it really form in a Big Bang, billions of years ago? No, it didn't. As you'll learn in this presentation, the Big Bang model violates fundamental laws of physics. Not only that, evolutionists themselves admit it could NOT produce the stars and galaxies we see today!
In this presentation, you'll see stunning photographs of the wonders in our Cosmos. You'll learn that the evidence supports the Biblical model, and not the evolutionary model. You'll hear the evolutionists admit, in their own words, that according to their models stars and other objects should not exist. Discover what you're not being told about the Big Bang and our created Universe!
Chris Ashcraft is a creation scientist, speaker, and educator. He obtained an M.S. in biology from Texas Tech University and a M.Ed from the University of Washington, and is a high school science teacher at North Sound Christian School where he teaches Biology, Chemistry, and Creation Apologetics. He is the founder of the Northwest Creation Network and the CreationWiki internet encyclopedia where he serves as senior administrator. He also organizes the annual Seattle Creation Conference.
Love Your God With All Your Mind:
In this presentation, Chris Ashcraft will provide illustrations of beauty and wonder within the creation that offer a testimony to the glory of God, but which hasn't been seen until modern times. With evolutionary indoctrination reaching epidemic proportions, these previously unseen treasures provide valuable tools for creation evangelism.