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Creation Talks Tues. 9/24, 7 pm by Don Johnson, Mountlake Terrace, WA

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    My personal comment:  I met Don Johnson two years ago at a Joint Creation & ID  Conference Genetics and Information Theory at Cornell U.,  which was
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      My personal comment:
       I met Don Johnson two years ago at a Joint Creation & ID 
      Conference Genetics and Information Theory at Cornell U., 
      which was organized by John Sanford. Don was handing out
      free copies of his book and DVD on Programming of Life.
      I did not take him seriously then, but later found out that 
      his material was quite insightful (even if heavy on the quotes).
      Strangely, he was an itinerate Biblical Creation loner. Few Creationists 
      have even heard of him. But I later found out that he is a brilliant 
      scientist with dual Ph.D.s in Chemistry & Computer Science. 
      However, he has virtually no internet 
      presence and does not even have a page on CreationWiki,
      though he does appear on their list of Creation Scientists.
      So it was only when he sent me a note that he was passing
      through with his RV, that I made the effort 
      to invite him to speak for us here. I apologize for the short notice. 
      I found out that he stays Thousand Trails campsites and 
      speaking free on Creation at churches and the campsites on Sundays)
        Most of you getting this notice will not be able to attend, but 
      I hope you will watch some of his online videos, and notes, 
      which he makes freely available, and even distributes
      free copies of his books to skeptics, which is his main audience.
      Details of the programs and links follow below.
      -John Johnson
      Mathematician
      President, Creation Assoc. of Puget Sound
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      Creation Association of Puget Sound (CAPS)
      Special meeting on:
      Tues. Sep. 24, 2013
       
      At the Geology Learning Center in The Expedition Christian Church
      23601 52nd Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace , WA
       
      Two Presentations by: Don Johnson, (come for either or both)
       
      7 pm: Programming of Life *
       
      8 pm: Mass and Energy: Origin and Fine-Tuning** 
       
      Bio: Don Johnson has earned Ph.D.s in both Computer & Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota and in Chemistry from Michigan State University . He was a senior research scientist for 10 years in pharmaceutical and medical/scientific instrument fields, served as president and technical expert in an independent computer consulting firm for many years, and taught 20 years in universities in Wisconsin , Minnesota , California , and Europe . Since "retiring," he has done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books & several peer-reviewed papers). He has made presentations across the US and on most continents.
       
      His Biblical Creation & Science web site is at:
      His secular Intelligent Design Web site is at:
      Also see his sites on:
       
      BOOKS by Don Johnson
       
      Programming of Life  (See same name DVD and lecture below)
      Big Mac Publishers, Sep. 2010
      Description: “This book expands the information and its processing that was introduced in the "Probability's Nature and Nature's Probability" books (scientist and "Lite" versions).  No proposed scenario so far has dealt in a feasible manner with this critical topic.  The non-material reality of information is stressed, especially with respect to instantiated algorithms, controls, and symbolic codes.  The book stresses an information science perspective, taking no stance on philosophical or theological issues that could be envisioned.”
       
      Probability's Nature and Nature's Probability : A Call to Scientific Integrity
      Book Surge Publishers Mar. 2009 & Updates Nov. 2010)
      http://www.amazon.com/Probabilitys-Nature-Natures-Probability-Scientific/dp/1439228620/
      Description: Update
      Nov, 2010 from Mar, 2009 original. The author once believed anyone not accepting the "proven" scenarios for chemical and biological evolution that were ingrained during his science education had the same mentality as someone believing in a flat earth. With continued scientific investigation, paying closer attention to actual data (rather than speculative conclusions), he began to doubt the natural explanations that had been so ingrained in a number of key areas including the origin and fine-tuning of mass and energy, the origin of life with its complex functional information, and the increase in functional complexity in living organisms. It was science, and not religion, that caused his disbelief in the explanatory powers of undirected nature using scientific-sounding concepts that in fact have no known scientific basis. Scientific integrity needs to be restored so that ideas that have no methods to test or falsify are not considered part of science. Too often "possible" is used by scientists without considering that "possible" has a scientific definition within the nature of probability. For example, one should not be able to get away with stating "it is possible that life arose from non-life by ..." or "it's possible that a different form of life exists elsewhere in the Universe" without first demonstrating that it is indeed possible (non-zero probability) using known science. This book reviews the many prevalent scenarios that are widely accepted, but need closer examination of their scientific validity. It will also examine the scientific validity of Intelligent Design (ID) as a model that can be empirically detected and examined. For example, the book uses known science (including Shannon, functional, and prescriptive information principles) to prove that it is impossible (zero probability) for life's complex information system, with thousands of interacting computers in each cell, to have an undirected natural source. The usefulness of the ID model for furthering scientific inquiry is also analyzed. One chapter is devoted to exposing fallacies, presuppositions, and beliefs that attempt to prevent acceptance of ID as "science."
       
      Probability's Nature And Nature's Probability - Lite:
      A Sequel for Non-Scientists and a Clarion Call to Scientific Integrity
      Big Mac Publishers (2009)
      http://www.amazon.com/Probabilitys-Nature-Natures-Probability-Non-Scientists/dp/0982355440/
      Description: “This is the sequel to the well received "Probability's Nature And Nature's Probability which was written in depth for Scientist and Professionals. This new book has the same wonderful foundation, but has been revised and put into layman's terms so anyone can understand it.  (See that book’s description)

      Programming of Life and its Prerequisites
      Big Mac Publishers, Sep. 2010
      http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Life-Donald-E-Johnson/dp/0982355467/
      Author’s description: “This book expands the information and its processing that was introduced in the "Probabilitiy's Nature and Nature's Probability" books (scientist and "Lite" versions).  Noproposed scenario so far has dealt in a feasible manner with this criticaltopic.  The non-material reality of information is stressed, especially with respect to instantiated algorithms, controls, and symbolic codes.  The book stresses an information science perspective, taking no stance on philosophical or theological issues that could be envisioned.”

      Programming of Life Prerequisites: Physical Constants and Properties Requirement
      Big Mac Publishers, 64 pages, Nov, 2010
      http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Life-Prerequisites-Properties-Requirements/dp/1937355039/
      DVDs
      Programming of Life (2012 Telly Award winner for best educationalfilm)  (44:05)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=00vBqYDBW5s
      Description: An exploration of microbiology, information science, and the origin of life.
      Programming of Life, film documentary excerpts (3:53)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpSoGVFra0w
      VIDEO - lectures by Don Johnson
      Science Every Christian Needs to Know:
      http://vimeo.com/12995464
      a 10-min excerpt, not overly technical
      6-Part Lecture Series
      Intro to Creation, Evolution, & Science Facts
      To play all six see the play list
      (plays each sequentially and automatically goes to the next video) at:
      http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB37E96FAC663ED96
       
      Part 1 of 6
      Creation, Evolution and Scientific Facts (48:23)
      or better quality on http://vimeo.com/11369746
      Notes-1 (PDF):
       
      Part 2 of 6
      ** Mass and Energy: Origin and Fine-Tuning  (1:00:18)
      ** Notes-2:
       
      Part 3 of 6
      Life and Its Origin (1:00:17)
      Notes-3:
       
      part 4 of 6
      Evolution (macro vs micro) Species and Kinds, (55:00)
      Notes-4:
       
      ,Part 5 of 6
      The Flood, Catastrophic, Fossils, and Time (1:03:17)
      Notes-6:
       
      Part 6 of 6
      Scientific Reliability of the Bible Part 6 of 6  (47:28)
      Notes-6:
       
      * Programming of Life (POL) Documentary film (44:06)
      A documentary film featuring Don Johnson but not a lecture
       
      * Programming of Life (lecture) (1:05:46)
      * Notes-POL:
       
      AUDIO
       
      Radio interview Southwest Radio Church(swrc.com)
      Programming for Life TV program (24:30)
       
      Audio for 6-part series on Creation (play or download mp3 files)
        
      John N. Johnson
      mathematician
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