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Friday, August 18

3:30 PM


4:30 PM

Delighting in the Great Works of God

Zachary Klein

5:15 PM


6:15 PM

Investigating God's Created Kinds

Marcus Ross

What does it mean when the Bible says God created animals and plants "according to their kinds"? Is there a way for us to identify them, or determine how big or small they were? Are they the same as the kinds brought to the ark? Here we'll explore both the clues from the biblical text and the modern methods used by creation researchers to address these and other questions.

7:15 PM


7:30 PM

Scriptural evidence that the universe is young

Russ Humphreys

Genesis 1 contains three strong clues that the speed of light in the heavens was extremely high during the first four days of creation.General relativity says the speed of light controls the “speed of time.”Earth days were of normal length (Exodus 20:11), so the speed of light on earth was normal.The high speed of light in the heavens means that billions of years’ worth of events would occur there before the end of the fourth day on earth.If at that time the speed of light in the heavens dropped suddenly to normal, then we would see no difference between things closer or farther than 6,000 light-years away.The heavens would have an apparent (but not real) history of billions of years, allowing them to declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1).

Saturday, August 19

8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Mt. St. Helens: Catastrophe & Earth History

Bill Hoesch

The eruptions of Mount Saint Helens in the 1980s provided creation scientists with a geological laboratory to explore processes that may have been involved in the upheaval of Noah’s Flood. This presentation will tell the story of the 1980 eruptions and outline some of the lessons we have learned from Mount Saint Helens.

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Helium in granite minerals shows the Earth is young

Russ Humphreys

Uranium atoms make helium atoms as they decay to lead. The RATE project found that such helium produced in radioactive zircon crystals in deep, hot granitic rock from New Mexico has not had time to escape, even though helium leaks out of most minerals fast. Though the zircons contain 1.5 billion years’ worth of nuclear decay products, we measured high rates of helium leakage from them. The rates show that the helium has been leaking for only 6,000 years (± 2000 years). This is not only evidence for the youth of the earth, but also for an episode of greatly speeded-up decay rates during the year of the Genesis flood, only 4500 years ago. That shrinks the “millions of years” (of radioactivity dates) down to months (during the year of the flood).

11:15 AM


11:30 AM

Lake Missoula Flood: A Message of Catastrophe

Ron Payne

A little known two-day flood event during the ice age carved canyons in solid basalt in in eastern Washington, forming the Grand Coulee (Banks Lake), Dry Falls (three times larger than Niagara Falls), destroying thousands of square miles of fertile land (the Scablands), changing the course of the Palouse River and forming the spectacular Palouse Falls, deepening and widening the Columbia River Gorge and depositing fertile eastern Washington soil in the Willamette Valley. The scale of the destruction is much more significant than the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. It doesn’t take millions of years to change the geology. Does this have a bearing on how features like the Grand Canyon formed? Does it take millions of years to significantly alter the surface of the earth? This talk explores the Missoula Flood event and demonstrates that science does match what we would expect the geology of the surface to be like after the Biblical worldwide flood of Noah’s time.

12:30 PM


1:30 PM

Mt. St. Helens: Catastrophe & Sedimentology

Bill Hoesch

One of the main ways Mount Saint Helens impacted our understanding of Flood geology is in the area of sedimentology - the way that rocks are formed from smaller particles like sand and mud. This presentation will focus on lessons in sedimentology that we have learned from Mount Saint Helens, including the log mat on Spirit Lake as a model for coal formation, and examples of rapid formation of rock layers.

2:30 PM


2:45 PM

Noah’s Flood: Where Genesis Meets Geology

Marcus Ross

How does the biblical account of the great flood in Genesis connect to geology? How do modern young-Earth creationists think that this happened? What about plate tectonics and Pangaea? Here, you’ll encounter both the scriptural and geologic record of Noah’s flood and an up-to-date understanding of this fascinating time in Earth and human history.

3:45 PM


4:00 PM

Q & A

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