MOVIE NIGHT. We will watch * the PBS Nova program, "THE GREAT MATH MYSTERY"
During our August 6 meeting, Dr. John Baumgardner demonstrated that the thesis of Materialism - that particles in motion and the forces between them are all that exist - is falsified by even a single example of something that is non-material, yet clearly exists. The example Dr. Baumgardner highlighted is language. Mathematics has been called, "The Language of the Universe." Tonight's program, thePBS Nova documentary, "THE GREAT MATH MYSTERY" allows us to watch evolutionary secular scientists wrestle with cognitive dissonance in their naturalistic worldviews as they struggle to answer the question, Is math discovered or invented? Along the way, the documentary provides many mind-boggling incidences of discoveries in abstract mathematics, which led to predictions about the material universe - predictions that were eventually confirmed by scientific observation.
Joseph Kezele, M.D., will give a presentation * titled, "WHERE DID THOSE THOUSANDS OFLANGUAGES COME FROM?" About our speaker: Joseph Kezele, MD, studied the sciences and music at the University of Arizona, while earning his B.A. in Russian in 1971, and his M.D. in 1975. He then completed a Pediatric Residency and practiced Emergency Medicine for 25 years in the Phoenix area, and was a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is now retired from the practice of medicine, serves as President of the Arizona Origin Science Association, overseeing six creation science chapters throughout Arizona. He is Associate Professor at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, teaching Human Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pathophysiology, Organic Chemistry and Creation Science Apologetics. Dr, Kezele has also been named a Logos Research Associate. He serves as Chairman of Deacons and teaches Creation Science Evangelism at Black Mountain Baptist Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. He has participated in over 21 foreign mission trips, teaching medicine, standard evangelism and creation science evangelism in India, Zambia, Mexico, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Armenia. Dr. Kezele is one of the principle presenters in the Institute for Creation Research’s 4 DVD series, " Made in His Image". Four years ago, he returned to the Ukraine for three intense weeks of teaching Creation Science Apologetics and Evangelism as part of the activities prompted by the proclamation of the President of the Ukraine recognizing the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's sparking the Reformation in Germany.
Dr. Kezele is a Logos Research Associate. He is also a Fellow of the Creation Research Society.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2022
John Baumgardner, Ph.D., Geophysics and Space Physics, will give * a remote presentation by ZOOM titled, GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATION POWERFULLY AFFIRMS THE REALITY OF THE GLOBAL FLOOD OF SCRIPTURE. The vast lateral extent of sedimentary strata and a general lack of erosional channeling across layer boundaries point to global scale processes in the past radically different from the erosion, transport, and deposition processes occurring on Earth today. To deposit such uniform, laterally extensive layers with flat boundaries between them implies that vast portions of the continental surface were flooded by rapidly moving water and were nearly smooth. The water speed had to be high to keep sediment particles in suspension over such large distances. Further, fossilization generally requires that an organism be buried quickly and entirely, which is close to synonymous with catastrophic conditions. The ubiquity of fossils across the Phanerozoic portion of the geological record argues that this entire portion of the record is the product of catastrophe. These and other features of the record are consistent with the cataclysm described in Genesis chapters 7 and 8. This presentation will survey these observations and highlight the evidence that the cataclysm involved very rapid plate tectonics and rapid movement of rock within the Earth’s mantle. It will also present the basics of the mechanism responsible for this cataclysm that involves a runaway instability in the mantle that reduced the shear strength of mantle minerals by a factor of a billion, led to a rapid mantle overturn, generated the entirety of today’s igneous ocean floor, and caused continental blocks to migrate thousands of miles across the face of the earth, all within a span of only a few months’ time. The still cool rock from the pre-Flood ocean floor now lies at the bottom of the lower mantle on its boundary with the outer core and is a prominent feature in all current seismic tomography images of the mantle. This mechanism is generally referred to as catastrophic plate tectonics.
October 1, 2022
Ross Anderson, Ph.D. Biology, will * give a presentation, Subject to be Determined
October 15, 2022
John R. Baumgardner, Ph.D. Geophysics and Space Physics, will * give a presentation, titled THE ROLE OF LARGE TSUNAMIS IN THE GENERATION OF THE FLOOD SEDIMENT RECORD
The presentation will explore the role of large tsunamis in the production of the fossil-bearing sediment record during the Genesis Flood. The study utilizes the Mabbul code that models the erosion, suspension, transport, and deposition of sediment by turbulent water on a rotating sphere. It assumes that repetitive, large-amplitude tsunamis occurring on segments of oceanic subduction zones provide the energy for driving the water motion and that cavitation is the primary erosion mechanism. This study includes a plate motion history for the various continental blocks spanning, in terms of geological nomenclature, the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras, that is, the portion of the geological record formed during the Flood. That history begins with a supercontinent configuration known in the secular literature known as Pannotia which breaks apart and then reassembles as Pangea. That configuration in turn breaks apart and the resulting blocks migrate to the produce the continent configuration we have today. Most of the erosion takes place on the edges of the continent blocks. The resulting sediment is carried inland by the tsunamis as they sweep across the continental surfaces. The total sediment produced approaches the amount on earth today. The spatial distribution of sediment matches that of the earth today to an astonishing degree. The large number of flat-topped seamounts, known as guyots, in the oceans today testify strongly to the reality of ferocious tsunamis that were taking place during the Flood cataclysm. This work seems to go a long way toward accounting for today’s sediment record in terms of the Genesis Flood only a few thousand years ago.
NOVEMBER 5, 2022
Program to be determined.
November 19, 2022
John R. Baumgardner, Ph.D. Geophysics and Space Physics, will * give a presentation, titled RATE REVISITED: RADIOISOTOPE EVIDENCE THAT THE EARTH IS YOUNG
Nuclear decay of uranium generates stable daughter elements lead and helium. The Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) project (1997-2005) carefully measured the rate at which helium migrates through the mineral zircon. These measurements showed that at temperatures typical of the Earth’s surface, even tiny fractions of the helium generated by uranium decay cannot be retained for millions or billions of years. Yet zircons from a 4 km deep drill core into the granite crust in New Mexico were found to contain up to 80% of the helium produced from 1.5 billion years’ worth of uranium to lead decay—at presently observed decay rates—still present inside them. This was one of three prominent lines of radioisotope evidence studied by the RATE team that nuclear decay rates have not been constant during earth history but instead have been orders of magnitude higher during brief episodes in the past. A second powerful line of evidence that pointed to this same conclusion involved microscopic spherical patterns of radiation damage in rocks known as a radiohalos. While radiohalos produced by U-238 decay are well understood, radiohalos produced by the element polonium are not. Since their discovery early in the 20 th century, polonium radiohalos have been viewed as an unexplained enigma within the scientific world. Two major reasons are (1) the half-lives of polonium isotopes are so short—3 minutes, 64 micro-seconds, and 138 days for Po-218, Po-214, and Po-210 and (2) the halos contain no tiny crystal at their center able to host the original polonium. The RATE team isolated and photographed a total of 31,000 radiohalos from 50 granite formations around the world. Of this total, 19,000 were formed exclusively by polonium decay. The geological context in which these Po halos occur, mostly in the cores of cooling granite magma bodies, imply that they were formed in a short span of time. This research also requires a brief episode of exceedingly rapid nuclear decay. Episodes of extremely high rates of nuclear decay documented by the RATE team imply that (1) dates provided by standard radioisotope methods are in error by large factors and (2) the true age of the Earth is only a few thousands of years instead of billions.
dECEMBER 3, 2022
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. (Human Biology); Ph.D. (Measurement and Evaluation); M.S.O.H. (Occupational Health); M.P.H. M.P.H. (Public Health); M.S.B.S. (Biomedical Science); M.A. (Social Psychology); M.Ed. (Counseling and psychology); B.S., (Sociology, Biology, Psychology); A.A. (Biology, Behavioral Science) will give* a presentation, topic to be determined. About our speaker: (The following excerpt from anotherwebsite -creation.com/dr-jerry-bergmanwebsite - is antiquated and in need of substantial updating. Dr. Bergman now has more than 100 publications to his name, including numerous books he has authored since the time this excerpt was posted.): Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at Northwest State College in Archbold OH for over 25 years. He has 9 degrees, including 7 graduate (= ‘post-graduate’ in some non-US systems) degrees. Dr Bergman is a graduate of Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, The University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 800 publications in 12 languages and 20 books and monographs. He has also taught at the Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in the department of experimental pathology, and he also taught 6 years at the University of Toledo, and 7 years at Bowling Green State University. Among his books is a monograph on peer evaluation published by the College Student Journal Press, a Fastback on the creation-evolution controversy published by Phi Delta Kappa, a book on vestigial organs with Dr George Howe (‘Vestigial Organs’ are Fully Functional), a book on psychology and religious cults, a book on religious discrimination published by Onesimus Press, and a book on mental health published by Claudius Verlag in München. He has also published a college textbook on evaluation (Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.), and has contributed to dozens of other textbooks. He was also a consultant for over 20 science text books, mostly biology and biochemistry. Dr Bergman has presented over one hundred scientific papers at professional and community meetings in the United States, Canada, and Europe. To discuss his research, he has been a featured speaker on many college campuses throughout the United States and Europe, and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. His research has made the front page in newspapers throughout the country, has been featured by the Paul Harvey Show several times, and has been discussed by David Brinkley, Chuck Colson, and other nationally known commentators on national television. His other work experience includes over ten years experience at various Mental Health/Psychology clinics as a licensed professional clinical counselor and three years full time corrections research for a large county circuit court in Michigan and inside the walls of Jackson Prison (SPSM), the largest walled prison in the world. He has also served as a consultant for CBS News, ABC News, Reader’s Digest, Amnesty International, several government agencies and for two Nobel Prize winners, including the inventor of the transistor. In the past decade he has consulted or has testified as an expert witness or consultant in almost one-hundred court cases. A Fellow of the American Scientific Association, member of The National Association for the Advancement of Science, and many other professional associations, he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest and in Who’s Who in Science and Religion. Education
M.S.O.H. (Master of Science in Occupational Health), Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 2004.
M.P.H. M.P.H. (Master of Science in Public Health), Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health (Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio; University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio), 2001.
M.S.B.S. (Master of Science in Biomedical Science), Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, 1999.
Ph.D. in human biology, Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, 1992.
M.A. in social psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1986.
Ph.D. in measurement and evaluation, minor in psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1976.
M.Ed. in counseling and psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1971.
B.S., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1970. Major area of study was sociology, biology, and psychology.
A.A. in Biology and Behavioral Science, Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1967.
Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, 1983
Who’s Who in America
Ohio certification to teach both elementary and high school levels
Professional membershipsDr Bergman is or was active in the following organizations:
National Association for Gifted Children
American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education
American Sociological Association
American Psychological Association
Ohio Psychological Association
Association for the Scientific Study of Religion
American Association of Suicidology
Institute of Religion and Health
American Society of Corrections
The Professional Organizations that Dr Bergman is now a member of and/or involved in, include:
Ohio Science Teachers Association.
American Biology Teachers Association.
The American Scientific Affiliation.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The American Association for the History of Science
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Biological Sciences.
Ohio Academy of Science
American Institute of Chemists
New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Museum of Natural History
Other professional memberships
Society for the Scientific Study of Male Psychology and Physiology, President and Founder
Radio, video tapes, and television showsDr Bergman has appeared on approximately 200 radio shows and 14 television shows for various Public Television and other stations. His research has been featured several times on the Paul Harvey Show, and once by David Brinkley. ArticlesHis articles on creation include:
Calvary Chapel Tustin honors the Lord's birth with a flurry of special events and activities throughout the month of December. In order to accommodate these extra activities, the Creation Science Fellowship has agreed to skip what would normally be its second meeting of the month meeting on December 17, and resume regular programming on the first Saturday of the new year, January 7, 2023.
January 7, 2023
Program to be determined.
January 21, 2023
John R. Baumgardner, Ph.D. Geophysics and Space Physics, will * give a presentation, titled RATE REVISITED: C-14 EVIDENCE THAT THE EARTH IS YOUNG
Carbon-14, with a half-life of only 5,730 years, is generally applied only to carbon-containing samples at or near the Earth’s surface. It rarely is applied to samples from deeper within the Earth’s since in most cases other radioisotope methods, which use isotopes with long half-lives and are suitable only for igneous rocks, give ages of millions to billions of years. An issue for C-14 dating is the small relative abundance of C-14 relative to C-12 in today’s atmosphere, of only about one C-14 atom for every 1.2 trillion non-radioactive C-12 atoms. This makes it impossible with the best technology today to measure C-14 levels beyond about 17.5 half-lives, or 100,000 years of C-14 decay. When accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) technology was introduced in the 1980’s, it was expected that the dating limit would be extended from 50,000 years to nearly 100,000 years. It was shocking when researchers discovered that essentially all carbon-bearing samples they tested, even from deep in the rock record, consistently gave C-14 ages significantly less than 100,000 years. The RATE team confirmed this result with ten coal samples from Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic settings. They also demonstrated that diamonds likewise display C-14 levels well above the C-14 measurement threshold. They showed that a recent episode of rapid nuclear decay readily accounts for this unexpected radiocarbon throughout the rock record. Episodes of extremely high rates of nuclear decay, as documented by the RATE team, imply that (1) dates provided by standard radioisotope methods are in error by large factors and (2) the true age of the Earth is only a few thousands of years instead of billions. This talk will also summarize many of the examples of excellent soft tissue preservation in fossils that support the reality of the Genesis Flood as well as a young age for the earth.
date to be determined
John C. Sanford, Ph.D. will speak on a topic to be determined. About our speaker: (The following biography is borrowed and modified from www.amazon.com/Genetic-Entropy-John-C-Sanford/dp/0981631606.) Dr. John Sanford was a Cornell University Professor for more than 30 years. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in the area of plant breeding and plant genetics. While a professor at Cornell, John trained graduate students and conducted genetic research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY.
At Cornell, John bred new crop varieties using conventional breeding and then became heavily involved in the newly-emerging field of plant genetic engineering. John has published over 100 scientific publications and has been granted several dozen patents. His most significant scientific contributions during the first half of his career involved three inventions: the biolistic ("gene gun") process, pathogen-derived resistance, and genetic immunization. A large fraction of the transgenic crops (in terms of numbers and acreage) grown in the world today were genetically engineered using the gene gun technology developed by John and his collaborators. This work came from John's heartfelt desire to end world hunger. Today, the Smithsonian Institute displays Dr. Sanford's gene gun prototype. John also started two biotech enterprises derived from his research, Biolistics, Inc., and Sanford Scientific, Inc.
John organized a collaboration with Drs. John R. Baumgardner, Wesley H. Brewer, Paul Gibson, and Walter J. ReMine in to develop "Mendel's Accountant," an advanced numerical simulation program for modeling genetic change over time. MENDEL is a genetic accounting program that allows realistic numerical simulation of the mutation/selection process over time. It is available for free download at http://mendelsaccount.sourceforge.net/.
With the proceeds of his successes as an inventor, John retired early, but continued to hold a position at Cornell (Courtesy Associate Professor), where he organized the 2011 symposium, BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION - NEW PERSPECTIVES. He then co-edited the symposium's 563 page Proceedings. Later, he authored a highly compressed synopsis with commentary on each of the symposium's 24 papers. John started a small non-profit organization, Feed My Sheep Foundation (FMS), and co-founded Logos Research Associates, a fellowship of scholars and scientists dedicated to the proposition that "Good science affirms Scripture." Through FMS and LogosRA, John has organized and conducted research in the areas of theoretical genetics and bioinformatics, and in geology. He has authored and co-authored three additional books: Genetic Entropy, Contested Bones, and The Sexual Holocaust.
*Subject to James 4:13-15 - " . . . For ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that."