Creation Science goes to China

As the Institute for Creation Research has announced its appeal of the Texas decision not to approve its distance learning graduate degree program in science education, which would have led to accreditation of its graduates as high school science teachers in Texas, an interesting view of the Institute’s global ambitions can be seen in a post by Lawrence Ford, “Creation Science on a Global Scale.”

Ford opens the post with this paragraph:

In 1969, ICR founder Dr. Henry Morris opened a week of meetings in Mexico City to challenge men and women there to uphold the authority of God’s Word in the realms of science, education, and the study of origins. Already a prolific creation science speaker and writer, Dr. Morris established the Institute for Creation Research the following year in partnership with Christian Heritage College. In the ensuing four decades, God has uniquely propelled ICR into prominence in both the Christian and secular science communities, using it to influence the founding of nearly every other creation ministry in the United States and around the world.

The article, which features a section of the Great Wall of China as its banner image, includes this report on the reception of “creation science” in China:

Beijing and Beyond

The Lord has provided additional opportunities this year for ICR scientists to present technical papers and the results of ongoing research projects to international scientific conferences and institutes in China and other venues. In fact, Dr. Baumgardner received a warm welcome at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, where he interacted with one of its key research groups and presented a seminar entitled “Unlocking the Secrets of the Rocky Planets”

In this seminar, Dr. Baumgardner described the TERRA program (a 3-D spherical finite element model for the earth’s mantle) and how it has been applied to model mantle dynamics in the earth, the moon, Mars, and earth-like planets in general. He demonstrated how TERRA has confirmed the potential for catastrophic avalanching in planets the size of the earth. Dr. Baumgardner presented evidence that just such an event happened recently inside Venus, resulting in a resurfacing of the planet with a thick layer of basaltic magma, along with evidence that the earth experienced a similar largescale catastrophe in the recent past, likely as a result of the same mechanism. Despite the radical nature of these conclusions, the talk was warmly received.

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2 Comments

  1. Jay stevens
    Posted June 4, 2008 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    I appreciate the Institute for Creation Research,they have some very outstanding scientist that do great work.

  2. Posted November 4, 2008 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    The mystery of ancestral descent

    This is tale which tells what recessive genes hold, what inbreeding cause’s and what degenerate animals look like.

    A male lion breeds with a female tiger, makes a liger of great size!
    2

    a male leopard breed with a female lion brings forth a leopon. Which not only has the size and strength of the lion but also has the climbing abilities of the leopard.
    3

    All that has so far been said, is recognized by science.
    4

    Now into the realm of what has not yet been ‘validated’ (by science).
    5

    All the other cats are said to interbreed
    from time to time.
    6

    The division of Species is based on the idea that, only members of the same ‘Species’ can indeed breed.
    But if all cats ( including the Egyptian house cat) can breed, they are not different Species but only subspecies of the original cat.

    Now, if the liger is bigger and the leopon is of the same size and better. Then it comes to reason that the original cat from off the Ark was a super cat.
    Scientists say that the “extra” abilities that come out of these ‘hybrids’ are caused by “recessive genes”
    Recessive Genes are created by inbreeding.

    Now here is the part that might interest a historian.

    Gen 7:2

    “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.”

    In this I think that the clean animals were allowed to descend without inbreeding and therefore pure. While the others were forced into inbreeding, which caused their abilities to go into ‘Recessive genes’. The ancients had enough trouble with the lions, tigers, etc. So this might have been set to preserve man. Did you know that in India they breed the wild dog with the wolf to get a bigger breed. This alone means nothing, except that there is a story whcih appeared shortly after the flood. No later that 500 years, or 600, or 700, etc, after the flood. The story told of a great king who had wolves so great that his men were able to ride upon them, for they were far greater than any horse.

    Maybe I’m going nowhere, but if only two cats, two dogs, two bears, etc, walked off the Ark. Then I say that it would immediately force inbreeding, which in turn would force abilities to go into recessive genes. And (to the point) would force the super Cat to degenerate into the lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah and house cat that we have today.

    I’m sorry I couldn’t help joking and calling the lion and tiger a degenerate.

    “In the production of pure breeds of sheep, cattle, hogs, and horses inbreeding has frequently been practiced extensively, and where in such cases selection has been made of the more vigorous offspring as parents, it is doubtful whether any diminution in size, vigor, or fertility has resulted. Nevertheless it very frequently happens that when two pure breeds are crossed, the offspring surpass either pure race in size and vigor.”

    Sudden Origins by Jeffrey H. Schwartz

    The tiger is either a pure breed are a degenerate species!
    Or I say.
    They are one and the same..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Else, the reason why the clean were in sevens as opposed to the others.

    Genetic research (and this basic reasoning and breeding) has shown that every type of wolf, dog, fox and coyote etc. came from the 1 original wolf.
    Scott, John Paul and John L. Fuller Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog
    Behaviour of Wolves, Dogs and Related Canines (Hardcover) by Michael W. Fox

    Mitochondrial Eve (mt-mrca)

    “Mitochondrial Eve is the ………..common ancestor (MRCA) of all human via the mitochondrial DNA pathway . In other words, she is the MRCA found when ancestry of all living humans is traced back in time, following only the maternal lineage. Mitochondrial DNA pathway is equivalent to maternal lineage, because Mitochondrial DNA is only passed down from mother to child, never father to child. [1]”

    Camel-Llama-alpaca

    All known subspecies of the “horse” are known to breed!

    1 Last thing.
    this theory is observable & testable, in that you can breed new ‘breeds’ of dogs in just a few years. But each of these will have less ‘ablities’ than the last.

    Just take 2 dogs (of your choice) & place them in a zoo. Now there children will be fine but as there children breed with each other you will see the same thing happen. Only it will go ten times further than before.

    Kentish Son

    I am sending this into the world because I want to get the word out.


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