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Apologetics Symposium - Thursday evenings at Cedar Park Church, Bothell WA. These educational programs feature different speakers each month and are available through live webcast for those unable to attend in person.
Annual Creation Conference - We organize the annual Seattle Creation Conference. This is a 2-day event that takes place Friday evening and all day Saturday each year at various Churches around the Puget Sound. It is a free event that features multiple speaker from creation ministries around the world.
Seattle Creation ConferenceClasses and Seminars - We also offer seminars and classes at Christian schools, Churches, Christian teacher's conventions, and meetings of regional creationist groups.Contact the NWCN to request a speaker or host the next creation conference.

 

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Apologetics Symposium


Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Ancient World

 

October 16th at 7PM
Bruce Barton
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Description:

Bruce BartonEvolutionary theory holds that dinosaurs dominated the earth during the Age of Reptiles, some 230 to 65 million years ago, before mammals evolved. Then they were all killed off by some catastrophic event, generally supposed to have been an asteroid strike. But mounting evidence indicates that although there was a cataclysmic event in the past, some dinosaurs survived. Hundreds of clues from many different cultures around the world lend support to the contention that they were around much more recently than 65 million years ago. If this is true, serious questions are raised about dinosaur evolution and the evolutionary timescale.
This talk will introduce the subject of dinosaurs, and present evidence from paleontology, archaeology, legends, old chronicles, and the Bible that stories of ancient monsters were more than just myths. This evidence will undergird the case for recent creation and the accuracy of the Bible.

About the Speaker:

Bruce Barton has degrees in meteorology and theology, with studies in engineering and graduate work in atmospheric sciences. Mr. Barton was an instrumentation engineer in Research and Development for Weyerhaeuser Company until retirement.

He has a broad background as a teacher and speaker to groups of all ages in a wide range of subjects including science and technology, aviation, and Bible topics, particularly apologetics. He has been speaking and teaching on the creation–evolution controversy for ten years. He also serves on the boards of directors for the 7 Wonders Museum at Mt. St. Helens and the Creation Association of Puget Sound.


Apologetics Symposium


Weather Modeling of the Post Flood Ice Age

 

December 18th at 7PM
Dr. Larry Vardiman
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Description:

The Weather Research and Forecasting Model developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado was used to simulate several winter storms traveling across Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, two tropical storms originating in the Caribbean Ocean, two tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea, and three nor’easters on the East Coast of North America. Each simulated storm compared well with observed storm characteristics. The sea-surface temperature of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arabian Sea were artificially heated by 10 degrees C (18F) to approximate the conditions following the Genesis Flood and simulations run again. Changes in winds, storm motion, and precipitation were analyzed for the warmer temperature.

Larry VardimanWind speed and precipitation were dramatically increased for all cases, as much as a six-fold increase in precipitation. Tropical cyclones increased in intensity to become hypercyclones and their tracks significantly altered. Nor’easters were greatly intensified. In addition, intense regional-scale, counter-clockwise, low-level circulations developed on the East Coast of North America and over the Middle East when the temperature contrast between the continental and ocean surfaces was increased. Heavier precipitation fell over the entire Middle East, including the deserts.

These simulations showed that increased sea-surface temperature was the likely cause of the ice age. Heavy snow that occurred in the mountains of the western United States and in northeastern North America explain past glaciation found in these locations. The deserts of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, Iraq, and Iran would also have likely been much wetter for many years after the Genesis Flood.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Vardiman retired from the Institute for Creation Research in 2012 after 30 years of research, writing, teaching, and speaking on creation. Prior to hisfull-time ministry in creation science he conducted 15 years of field researchin cloud physics and weather modification for the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Air Force, and Colorado State University. He obtained his B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri at Rolla, a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Louis University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He has written over 30 technical articles, 10 books, and many conference papers. He was Director and Editor of the RATE Project, a study on Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth. For the past 10 years he has been conducting numerical simulations of climate and weather during the ice age. He used conventional research models and data supplied by NASA and NOAA to study storms enhanced by warm oceans heated through catastrophic events of the Genesis Flood. He continues to conduct limited research, writing, and speaking in theNorthwest. Dr. Vardiman lives on Camano Island, Washington, is married to Jeannette, a registered nurse, has 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.


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Truth, Lies and Science Education

 

January 15th at 7PM
Paul Taylor
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Description:

The inbuilt bias of National Curriculum Science and US education system is examined. The teaching of Science under the National Curriculum (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) is far from neutral. Rather, it is influenced by an inbuilt bias in favor of evolution and against Christianity. In areas pertaining to evolution, the curriculum acts against its own precepts of investigation and enquiry. This talk analyses the history of the National Curriculum, its implementation and the misapprehensions and miscomprehensions of educators.

About the Speaker:

Paul TaylorPaul Taylor is the new Director the 7 Wonders Museum of Mount St. Helens. He taught science in state schools for 17 years, eventually becoming a Head of Department, and gained a Master's degree in Science Education at Cardiff University.

As a schoolteacher, Taylor frequently challenged pupils to think through the issue of origins for themselves, rather than accept evolutionary orthodoxy. These teaching methods, particularly as Taylor began developing curricula, frequently brought him into conflict with more evolutionary-minded staff.

Taylor joined the staff of AiG (UK/Europe) in August 2005 as a writer and speaker and eventually became the UK's Senior Speaker and Head of Media for AiG-UK. Taylor contributed regularly to the AiG website and Answers Magazine and continues writing numerous articles, many of which are published in various Christian magazines.


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Evolution's Four Fatal Flaws

 

December 18th at 7PM
Dr. Heinz Lycklama
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Description:

It has become abundantly clear that evolutionary thinking is not based on scientific evidence. This lecture offers four major challenges to the "theory" of Evolution. 1) (Macro) Evolution has never been observed. It takes a giant leap in faith to get from (micro) evolution, which has been observed, to (macro) evolution.2) No credible transitional fossils have been identified in the 150 years since Darwin wrote "Origins of Species." Evolution did not happen. 3) Life can/did not originate from non-life by random chance. Evolution can/will not happen. 4) Evolution is in conflict with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Evolution in fact is impossible. Evolution is a philosophy and a belief system, not science.

About the Speaker:

Heinz LycklamaDr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada in 1965 and 1969 respectively. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s, Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. As his children reached school age and began to ask questions about what they were taught in school, he became more involved in researching the topic of Creation vs. Evolution. He has developed a series of lectures on this topic over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services and also at an overseas seminary.

Dr. Lycklama has taught through a number of the books of the Bible over the years, including Proverbs, Esther, Job, Jeremiah, Daniel, Romans, Philemon, Hebrews, Revelation, and various Psalms and Minor Prophets. His teaching also includes topics such as prophecy, angels, heaven, Christian worldview, cults, culture, Y2K, and various Old Testament prophets. With his knowledge of the Bible, and of science and engineering, Dr. Lycklama has continued to develop and present new material regarding the Creation v. Evolution controversy. He lectures regularly with Powerpoint Presentations that will help the believer defend the Bible’s teaching on Creation and challenge the skeptic to take an honest look at what the Bible AND science have to say about Creation.


Apologetics Symposium


Planet of the Apes?

 

March 18th at 7PM
Chris Ashcraft
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Description:

Secular Paleoanthropologists assert adamantly that humans are the descendants of ape-like ancestors. Darwin's seminal theory led naturalists inexorably to this conclusion, but the Bible clearly states that we were created distinct from the animals and in the image of God.

This presentation examines the evidence used to support human evolution, including Neanderthals, Homo erectus, and Australopithecines. Are these ancient hominids really missing links capable of substantiating human evolution or has the truth been distorted to support the materialistic evolutionary worldview?

About the Speaker:

Chris AshcraftChris Ashcraft is a Christian educator, creation scientist, and speaker employed as high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools where he provides instruction in Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Life Science.

Formerly, Chris was a research technician, specialized in plant tissue culture, and genetic transformation technology. He served as a research technician at the Cotton Fiber Production Laboratory at Texas Tech University, he then provided technical support at the Plant Transformation Facility at Oklahoma State University, and lastly was employed as the Plant Transformation Specialist for EDEN Bioscience in Bothell Washington .

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Master in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University in 2012.


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