Friday, July 31, 2009

BSG update

The conference is almost over now, and it's been another good one. Yesterday we did the presentations from the Genesis Kinds monograph, and today we are hearing the contributed presentations. Tom Hennigan introduced us to the fascinating world of bears, I wrestled with Odontochelys, Jean Lightner discussed ducks and directed mutation, and Kurt Wise gave a brief overview of the implications of pop genetics for creationism. This afternoon we have another eight talks scheduled before the end of the conference.

Just before lunch, Steve Austin announced the formation of the Creation Geology Society, which I'm sure we'll be hearing more about in the future. It's modeled after BSG, and we'll continue our joint meetings. Next year's conference is at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA, where Kurt Wise is the new chair of the science department. We hope to see you there.