Baraminology Digest – May 2016

Creation in the News

Noah’s Ark Replica to Sail Across Atlantic Ocean

A few years ago, Johan Huibers, a Dutch carpenter, made a full sized replica of Noah’s Ark. Since then, it has been on display. He is now planning to travel across the Atlantic Ocean during the summer of 2016. A couple years later, it should also come to California. I do not know how it will be powered (or towed) nor if it will have any animals aboard, but just watching the wood vessel cross the ocean should be an experience.

Defining Evolution

A pair of articles defining evolution has been added to the Creation Club website. Understanding the terminology of the opposing side can help discussions and debates.

Delineating Evolution, the Theory of Evolution, and Evolutionism

Within the Creation and Evolution debate, many discussions turn chaotic because individuals do not understand the differences between the generic use of evolution, the scientific Theory of Evolution, and the philosophical beliefs of Evolutionism. Quite often (usually by accident but sometimes intentionally), these concepts are mixed together in various ways which produces logical fallacies, what is known as a ‘strawman argument’, or lengthy attempts to prove a fruitless point. By properly defining each of these terms, hopefully discussions can move forward and with more peace.

Microevolution and Macroevolution

One of the most misunderstood concepts within the Creation and Evolution debate is how microevolution, macroevolution, and variation within a Kind compare to one another. The frequent use, and misuse, of these terms by supporters of either view calls for closer examination.

Upcoming Creation Conferences

Creation Biology Society

The Creation Biology Society will be hosting it’s annual Origins Conference at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgina on July 20-23, 2016.

Creation Ministries International

The 2016 European Conference “Creation Declares: Christianity, the Bible & Science” will be held in London on September 9-10.

Seattle Creation Conference

The Seattle Creation Conference will host it’s annual Creation Conference on October 14-15, 2016. Details for the 2016 conference are not yet online.

Society of Creation

The Society of Creation will be hosting it’s fourth conference on June 10-11 at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. The theme is “The Origin of Humans — Adam and Eve: Myth or Reality?”.

Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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