Showing posts from January, 2012

Origins 2012 call for abstracts

Origins 2012, the annual joint conference of the Creation Biology Society and the Creation Geology Society, will be held at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA on July 25-28, 2012.  The CBS and CGS invite abstract submissions for Origins 2012. We seek submissions relevant to the life and earth sciences and the issue of origins.  Submissions must offer positive, constructive interpretations or criticisms.  Abstracts that are primarily negative or destructive in tone will not be accepted.  All abstracts will be reviewed by an editor and at least one other specialist.  Submissions will be judged on scientific merit, adherence to the guidelines, and relevance to creationism. Abstracts are due  April 1, 2012 For complete information, check the Origins 2012 call for abstracts . Feedback? Email me at toddcharleswood [at] gmail [dot] com.

Creation Science Symposium in California

On February 18, 2012, I'll be speaking at The Master's College in California on the subject of "Biology and the Flood." This is part of their annual creation science symposium. This year's symposium features Steve Boyd of Master's, Andrew Snelling of AIG, and me. The afternoon technical session and workshop where I'll be speaking is open to the public for a registration fee of $35, which includes dinner with the speakers. The evening session that features just Boyd and Snelling is free. For more information, click the link below: Master's College Creation Science Symposium Feedback? Email me at toddcharleswood [at] gmail [dot] com.

Journal club: Trying something different

When my annual turn at scheduling CORE's origins journal club came up this semester (Roger Sanders and I alternate semesters), I decided I wanted to try something different. Recall that the goal of journal club is to keep apprised of the latest publications relevant to the creation/evolution issue, especially publications by Bryan College faculty or students. Rather than just pick some interesting papers at random, I decided to shoot for an overarching theme. This may be the only time we ever have a journal club theme, but I thought it was worth trying. Our theme for this semester is "Faith and Science in Dialogue." Here's the schedule: January 24 : Special presentation by Michael Gulker. Michael Gulker is executive director of the Colossian Forum , and he will be presenting on the work of the Colossian Forum. According to their website: In an age of increased fear and animosity over issues of science, faith and culture, The Colossian Forum reminds believers

Been busy

Last semester when I turned in my grades, I was looking forward to blogging about some interesting stuff. But then something happened. I don't know exactly what, but words have just been tumbling out of me. Not words on the blog, of course. I've managed to write three papers (one completely from scratch) in the past month, and I'm in the middle of another one now. I feel like I need to channel this creativity into formal writing rather than just blogging, so things will be quiet around here for a while. In the meantime, allow me to divert your attention to Paul Garner's blog, in a cheap effort to pretend like I'm posting new content. First, Paul's got a post on one of the weirdest and stubbornly persistent issues in biblical exegesis: Where did Cain get his wife? Fact is, the Bible doesn't say where Cain got his wife. If you want to read contradictions into Genesis, you can pretend that this is a huge problem and that the Bible must teach that the

Bryan and science

I was recently asked to write an essay on William Jennings Bryan's views on science for the college's magazine Bryan Life . So I did. The outcome was kind of surprising and kind of not surprising, and the essay I've written will probably induce some scoffing among certain folk (you know who you are). In case you don't get Bryan Life , here's a link to the essay (beware, it's a 3.5 Mb download): W.J. Bryan and Science: science and anti-science in Bryan's progressive crusades Feedback? Email me at toddcharleswood [at] gmail [dot] com.

I'm back!

I had a lovely break, but now I'm back and busy finishing up some writing projects. Thanks to all who wrote about Jeff's new ARJ paper, which you can find here . I know that many of you would like to know what I think about this, but unfortunately, I just have too much on my plate right now. I admit that my ego wants me to respond RIGHT NOW, but I think it's always safer not to listen to my ego. I got some really good comments on my last post , and I intend to act on them presently. Thanks again, and keep watching this site (perhaps this week) for a new feature. Feedback? Email me at toddcharleswood [at] gmail [dot] com.