Upcoming Creation Science Events
�From Darwin to Hitler:
Does Darwinism Devalue Human Life?�
Thursday, April 7 � 7:30 PM
Featuring Discovery Institute Fellow Dr. Richard Weikart
Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall 150
Join Discovery Institute�s Center for Science & Culture Fellow Dr. Richard Weikart as he shares from his book From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004).
From Darwin to Hitler is a compelling and painstakingly researched work of intellectual history, in which Weikart explains the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality. He demonstrates that many leading Darwinian biologists and social thinkers in Germany believed that Darwinism overturned traditional Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment ethics, especially those pertaining to the sacredness of human life. Many of these thinkers supported moral relativism, yet simultaneously exalted evolutionary "fitness" (especially in terms of intelligence and health) as the highest arbiter of morality. Weikart concludes that Darwinism played a key role not only in the rise of eugenics, but also in euthanasia, infanticide, and racial extermination, all ultimately embraced by the Nazis.
Dr. Weikart is a Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus, whose primary field is Modern European History, with specializations in Modern Germany and European Intellectual History.
This lecture is part of the Science and Public Policy Lecture Series co-sponsored with Seattle Pacific University Political Science Dept.
Seattle Worldview Apologetics Conference
April 8-10, 2005
Friday 7 - 10 pm
Saturday 9 am - 6:30 pm
Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue
15815 SE 37th Street
Bellevue, WA 98007
Dr. Ergun Caner - Islam
Dr. Gary Habermas - The Historicity of the Bible/Examining the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Dr. Doug Geivett - Current Issues Confronting the Life/Death/Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Mike Riddle - Evolution/Creation: Responding to Common Questions
Jr. High-College students - $15
Adults - $25
Family Plan (immediate family only) - $85 maximum
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Worldviews in Conflict:
Christianity versus its challengers
April 10, 6PM
Creation Association of Puget Sound Meeting
Coal Creek Chapel
14615 SE 22nd Street
Bellevue, Washington 98007
This seminar by John Byl is based on his book ""The Divine Challenge: On matter, mind, math and meaning", which concerns the debate between worldly knowledge versus Godly knowledge and the relative ability of non-Christian (primarily naturalism and post-modernity) and Christian worldviews to find meaning in life, in particular to explain the interaction among the 3 worlds of matter, mind and math. John's main thesis is that only Christianity provides a rational, coherent worldview, whereas the defense of naturalism or post-modernity is self-refuting.
Biography - John Byl is Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. He has a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of British Columbia. Obtain his books at www.banneroftruth.org and his articles at www.csc.twu.ca/byl/
Download the latest issue of the CAPS newsletter.Intelligent Design and the Mysteries of LifeApril 19, 2005
Speaker: Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Director,
Center for Science and Culture,
Host: Becky Norton Dunlop
Vice President, External Relations,
The Heritage Foundation
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Time: 12:00 noon Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman AuditoriumRefreshments will be provided.
All events can be viewed live at heritage.org.
In the ongoing exploration of what DNA reveals about the origin of life, a small group of courageous scientists are beginning to challenge naturalistic explanations for the origin of genetic information and looking to theories of design for answers. In almost every scientific discipline there is newly found evidence that supports the theory of intelligent design. A growing number of scientists around the world no longer believe that natural selection or chemistry, alone, can explain the origins of life. Instead, they think that the microscopic world of the cell provides evidence of purpose and design in nature - a theory based upon compelling biochemical evidence. Join us as Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, a key design theorist and philosopher of science, explains this powerful and controversial concept on the mysteries of life.
STEPHEN C. MEYER earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology. He has recently co-written or edited two books - Darwinism, Design, and Public Education (Michigan State University Press) and Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius 2002). He has also authored numerous technical articles as well as editorials in magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, First Things and National Review.
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Creation Association of Puget Sound Meeting
This Sunday - May 15, 2005
@6PMCoal Creek Chapel
14615 SE 22nd Street
Bellevue, Washington 98007
Where Does the Evidence Lead?
Where Does The Evidence Lead? is a re-cap, summarization of all the materials included in the Unlocking The Mystery Of Life production. It's an incredibly "easy-to-view" and "easy-to-understand" video! Where Does The Evidence Lead? is divided into six, 10-minute chapters that allow the viewer to quickly view and fully grasp the compelling case for "Design vs. Darwinism."
Part 1 LIFE: THE BIG QUESTIONS A new challenge to the theory of natural selection.
Part 2 WHAT DARWIN DIDN'T KNOW Exploring the complexity of the living cell.
Part 3 MOLECULES & MOUSETRAPS Molecular machines that defy Darwin�s theory.
Part 4 HOW DID LIFE BEGIN? Why �chance� cannot explain the origin of life.
Part 5 THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE DNA genetic information, and life on Earth.
Part 6 THE DESIGN INFERENCE The scientific evidence for intelligent design.
This is a must-have for all home-schoolers or for anyone who wants to learn more about the argument for a created universe.
Please bring refreshments
Mt. St. Helens 25th Anniversary!
May 20-21, 2005
The 7 Wonders Museum and the Institute for Creation Research are organizing a creation conference during the 25 anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens eruption. Dr. Steven Austin, Dr. Keith Swenson. and Ed Osmond will speak.
Cowlitz County Regional Convention Center
at the Cowlitz County Expo Center
1900 7th Avenue, Longview
I-5 signs refer to County Conference or Expo Center
City signs refer to fairgrounds.
Conference Center is in the NW corner of the Fairgrounds
Free parking on grassy field across 7th Avenue from the Conference Center
Call Connie Perna at ICR-619-596-6042 (direct line)
Friday Evening - What We Observed
6:45-7:45 Dr. Steve Austin "An Explosion That Changed Geology"
8:00-9:00 Dr. Steve Austin "Fire, Mud, and Floods of the Northwest
Saturday Morning -
9:00-10:00 Dr. Keith Swenson "Biological Recovery"
10:15-10:45 Ed Osmond "Building a National Volcanic Monument"
11:00-12:00 Dr Steve Austin "Catastrophe and the Global Flood"
12:15-12:45 Questions and Answers Time
List of motels will be sent out with registration confirmations
We have secured special prices with two: two queen beds:
$35.50 in an economy motel and $64 in a nice motel plus tax
Austin is a geologist who has lectured on MSH for 16 years
Swenson is a MD (dermatology) and teaches biology at Multnomah Bible College
Osmond was with the Gifford Pincheot National Forest responsible for dealing with MSH activity
If you would like to help, call Lloyd Anderson 360-274-5737
The Key Problem for Darwin's Theory
May 24, 2005
A Lecture Featuring Noted Author and CSC Fellow
7:30 pm, Demaray Hall 150,
Seattle Pacific University
Attendance is free.
According to evolutionist Francisco Ayala, Charles Darwin's greatest achievement was to show that the organized complexity of living things could be brought about without recourse to a designing intelligence. Given this view of Darwin's achievement, what evolutionary biology has come to mean by "evolution" is an unintelligent or blind form of evolution. Why should anyone doubt blind evolution or, as it is now increasingly being called, "unintelligent evolution"? In this free lecture, mathematician and philosopher of science William Dembski will critically examine the evidence for the claim that unintelligent physical processes are capable of accounting for biological complexity and diversity.
A Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute, William Dembski is an associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor University and author of such books as The Design Inference, No Free Lunch, and The Design Revolution. This event celebrates the recent publication of Dembski's edited anthology, Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals who Find Darwinism Unconvincing (ISI Books).
This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University and co-sponsored by Discovery Institute and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.