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944Friday, August 22nd: Apologetics Forum Meeting: Life's Information Systems

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  • Heinz Lycklama
    Aug 12 6:42 PM
    Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County

                     The AFSC website is at apologeticsforum.org


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    The Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County (AFSC)
    will hold its next meeting on Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM
    at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church,
    6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA.

    Live Streaming is available for those unable to attend in person.

    Dr. Don Johnson, Creation/Science author and  speaker, will speak on
    "Life'sInformation Systems." A description of the lecture is provided
    below and on the AFSC website at http://apologeticsforum.org.

    [Flyer, BulletinInsert and JPG files are attached to this email.]
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    Life's Information Systems is based on the “Programming of Life” book which has been a best-seller in molecular biology, and on which a PoL video is based. This updated presentation begins with a quick review of the Biblical basis for studying science and God's awesome fine-tuned creation.  After a review of terms related to life’s information, the reality of every cell’s computers and computer programs will be examined, including the coding systems and algorithmic requirements that have no naturalistic explanation.  Several difficulties of naturalistic scenarios will be highlighted, including the probabilities of randomly forming life’s components, the reality of the fitness decline in each generation, and the lack of any possible undirected mechanism to produce life’s hardware and software.  Darwinism asserts that random changes (via DNA mutations) in real biological computer programs sometimes produce better programs, a concept that has no basis in computer science.

    Scientificevidence will be examined to compare creation and evolution scenarios as explanations.  The fall of Darwinism and the Extended Synthesis as a likely replacement will be discussed.  Intelligent design will be contrasted with creationism.  Evolution and atheism will be shown to be religious, as verified by court decisions, with ramifications in the education system and all other aspects of society.  The importance of being informed on scientific truth, especially life’s information, is critical when confronting what is promoted as “science,” but is actually speculation that has no scientific basis.

    Don Johnson earned Ph.D's in both Computer & Information Sciences and in Chemistry. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for over 14 years, and taught 20 years in universities in the US and Europe. Since "retiring" as an APU (Christian university) professor, he has done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books, including best-selling “Programming of Life,” and several peer-reviewed papers). He has made Christian and secular presentations across the US and on most continents.  His www.4iam.org Christian Website has links to the “Programming of Life” PoL video (over 238,000 on-line views), several video presentations and printable flyers, as well as links to his two secular science websites.  For over 20 years he believed, taught, and defended the evolutionary scenarios, until science convinced him of the bankruptcy of those beliefs.

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    We are providing exhibits, books and DVD's at the meeting. The lecture
    is followed by refreshments and time to visit the exhibits. At this meeting
    we will have:
        1. Selected books and DVD's for sale at CAPS table.
        2. Copies of Ray Comfort's DVD on "Noahand the Last Days" for sale.
        3. Copies of Ray Comfort's DVD on "Evolution vs. God" for sale.
        4. Copies of Ray Comfort's DVD on "180 Degree Turn" for sale.
        5. Copies of Ray Comfort's DVD on "Why Christianity?" for sale.
        6. Books and DVD's by Dr. Don Johnson for sale.
        7. Dan Greenup's new book "Generation Why?" for sale.
        8. Various CMI Booklets for sale.
        9. Information on a Lending Library.
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    Here are some ways that you can help us get the word out about
    the AFSC meeting on Friday, August 22nd:
        1. Post the EventFlyer in the church/school foyer.
        2. Include an entry like this in Coming Events section of bulletin,
            newsletter and/or organization website:
                    August22nd - Lecture on "Life's Information Systems"
                    byDr. Don Johnson, Creation/Science author and  speaker,
                    at the next AFSC meeting at Atonement Free Lutheran Church
                    at 7:00 PM. Details at http://apologeticsforum.org.
        3. Include the BulletinInsert in the church bulletin on Sunday,
            August 17th.
        4. Send this email notice out on appropriate church/school email
            distribution lists.
        5. Make announcement about the next AFSC  meeting at your
            school and/or from the pulpit on Sunday,
    August17th. You
            can also use the attached JPG file on the projector.
        6. If this email was forwarded to you, send an email to heinz@...
            and ask him to put you on the direct AFSC mailing list.
        7. Forward this email to others with an interest in Apologetics.

    Additional Notes:
        1. You will find that the AFSC website contains some significant updates
            since last month. We are in the process of updating the website
            using Wordpress. If you have some Wordpress skills we could use
            your help in adding content to the new Wordpress-based website.
        2. There is a Survey Form AFSC-Survey.docx on the AFSC website
            that you can use to provide input/feedback to AFSC.
        3. Check the AFSC website for ways to Get Involved.
        4. AFSC meetings are FREE. However, we do provide an opportunity
            to participate in a free will offering to cover expenses.

    See you at the AFSC meeting on Friday, the 22nd of August.

    Helping Equip Believers in The Defense of The Faith,

    Heinz
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