Researching Creation

June 24, 2010

General / BSG/CGS 2010 Meeting Speaker List

Todd just posted the talk list for the BSG/CGS meeting.  It looks to be a really exciting time, and I have no idea how they are going to fit so many talks into a day and a half - probably switching to a multiple-track format. Anyone who wants to interact with creation research should come here.  Here's the link to register.  After this week the registration price goes up.

Here is the list of talks:


  • Bartlett - Estimating Active Information in Adaptive Mutagenesis
  • Bartlett - Developing an Approach to Non-Physical Cognitive Causation in a Creation Perspective
  • Demme - Grasses and Shrubs or Grain and Thorn-bushes? The Vegetation of Genesis 2.5
  • Francis - Use of Halobacteria as a Model Research Organism in the Undergraduate Research Laboratory
  • Sanders - Baraminological Status of the Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)
  • Wilson - Revisiting the 'Clear Synapomorphy' Criterion
  • Wise - Dominion: Human raison d’être, Foundation of Bioethics, Foundation of Environmentalism
  • Wood - Species and Genus Counts for Terrestrial Mammal Families Reveals Evidence for and against Widespread Intrabaraminic Diversification
  • Wood - A Re-evaluation of the Baraminic Status of Australopithecus sediba Using Cranial and Postcranial Characters


  • Austin - Submarine Liquefied Sediment Gravity Currents: Understanding the Mechanics of the Major Sediment Transportation and Deposition Agent during the Global Flood
  • Cheung, Strom, Whitmore - Persistence of Dolomite in the Coconino Sandstone, Northern and Central Arizona
  • Garner - Permian Cross-bedded Sandstones and Their Significance for Global Flood Models
  • Gollmer - Deep Ocean Interaction in a Post-Flood Warm Ocean Scenario
  • Hutchison - Potential Mechanisms for the Deposition of Halite and Anhydrite in a Near-critical or Supercritical Submarine Environment
  • Oard - Dinosaur Tracks, Eggs, and Bonebeds Explained Early in the Flood
  • Ross - YEC Geology in the Classroom: Educational Materials, Challenges and Needs
  • Snelling - Radiohalos in Multiple, Sequentially-Intruded Phases of the Bathurst Batholith, NSW, Australia: Evidence for Rapid Granite Formation During the Flood
  • Snelling - Radiocarbon in Permian Coal Beds of the Sydney Basin, Australia
  • Stansbury - How Does an Underwater Debris Flow End? Flow Transformation Evidences Observed within the Lower Redwall Limestone of Arizona and Nevada
  • Whitmore, Strom - Clay Content: A Simple Criterion for the Identification of Fossil Desiccation Cracks?
  • Whitmore - Preliminary Report and Significance of Grain Size Sorting in Modern Eolian Sands
  • Whitmore, Maithel - Preliminary Report on Sorting and Rounding in the Coconino Sandstone

June 13, 2010

General / Creation Research Society Conference


It's the conferencing time of year!  The Creation Research Society is putting on their conference this year at University of South Carolina Lancaster July 23-24.  Here is a preliminary list of the talks that are going on (i'll post again as this is updated):

  • Mark Armitage - Some Unusual Tiny Plants
  • Charles McCombs - Mutations and Natural Selection: A Population Genetics Study using Mendel's Accountant
  • Douglas A. Harold and Lindsay N. Harold - Origins Research Group Involving Current Students in Creation Research
  • Joel David Klenck - Genesis Model for the Origin, Variation, and Continuation of Human Populations
  • Charles McCombs - Reality of Chirality
  • Jeff Tomkins - Plant Cold Tolerance Research at ICR: An Intriguing Venture in Irreducible Complexity and Intelligent Design
  • Cheng Yeng Hung - Concurrence between Science and Bible on Our Immediate and Original Ancestors
  • Raúl E. López - The Paleolithic Archaeology of Palestine: A Biblical View.
  • James J. S. Johnson and Nathaniel T. Jeanson - What is a created 'kind' (mîn), as that term is used in Genesis, and from where do the 'kinds" we see today originate?
  • Thomas J. Foltz - The Creationist's Silver Bullet: Information, Origins and the Impossibility of Macro-Evolution
  • Joel David Klenck - Genesis and the Gardens of God
  • Joel David Klenck - Geographical Locations of Genesis Gardens
  • Samuel R. Henderson - A Theoretical Extension to Newtonian Gravitational Theory
  • Mary Beth De Repentigny - Looking for the "God Particle" at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Patricia Nason - What "Science" Is Being Taught in Our High Schools?
  • Don Moeller - Craniofacial / Dental Mutations in Zebrafish and Mice Disprove the Ability of  Evolutionary Genetic and Developmental Biologic Models to Substantiate Functional Structural Intermediates in Craniofacial/ Dental Evolution
  • Ronald C. Marks - Science Worldviews Impacting Science
  • Eugene Chaffin - The Carbon Isotopes and the Strength of the Nuclear Force
  • Cheng Yeng Hung - Reevaluation of Earth Age Using Hung's Geochronological Dating Model
  • S. G. Smith - Men, Memes, and Metaphysics
  • Richard Overman - Evaluation Of The Ar/Ar Dating Process
  • Wayne Spencer - Extrasolar Planets and Creation
  • Keith Davies - The origin of the distinctive patterns of element abundances in the sun
  • Ronald G. Samec - Astrochronology: Toward a Maximum Apparent Age of the Time Dilated Universe
  • Danny R. Faulkner - Is the Flood Memorialized in the Constellations?
  • Michael Oard - Dinosaur Tracks, Eggs, and Bonebeds Explained Early in the Flood
  • Mark Armitage - The anatomy of light production in Photinus pyralis

Quite a list!  I wish I had time to go to both this and the BSG conference, but funds are limited this year.  Hopefully next year I can go to both, and maybe a a secular conference or two.

In any case, you can register for the conference here ($55 for CRS members, $90 for non-members).

In addition to all this, Danny Faulkner will be hosting a free field trip on Sunday, July 25 to Wood's Bay State Park, one of the Carolina bays.

Sounds like a lot of fun!  As I mentioned, I'll update this when I get a finalized list of speakers, and I will also post the BSG schedule when it is available.  You should come to one (or both) of the summer conferences!