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Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:03 pm

I see that this YEC conference is occurring soon - and being held not at a church or conference centre but at a Church of England Academy (but not during school hours).

https://www.facebook.com/Leicester-crea ... 379602710/
Leicester Creation Conference 2016
Programme
Friday 7 October (evening)
7.00 Introduction
7.05 Soft tissue preservation and carbon-14 in the fossil record – Steve Taylor
8.05 Refreshment break
8.20 The day I changed my mind – Sylvia Baker
Saturday 8 October (all day)
9.45 Introduction
9.50 Just dust? Does it matter where we came from? – Steve Lloyd
10.50 Refreshment break
11.20 Choice of four seminars
“And it was very good”: reconciling the goodness of God with predators and
parasites – Gordon Wilson
Creationism in the classroom – Sylvia Baker
Geological evidence against the millions-of-years time scale – Paul Garner
Genesis: unique revelation or ancient myth? – Simon Turpin
12.20 Lunch break
1.20 Ape-men, ancestors and Adam – Paul Garner
2.20 Refreshment break
2.40 Choice of four seminars
The uniqueness of man – Stuart Burgess
How did animals and plants spread so quickly after the Flood? – Dominic Statham
Horrid histories: is the destruction of the Canaanites a moral problem? – Steve Lloyd
The evolution we believe in: natural selection and the Genesis kinds – Matthew Pickhaver
3.40 Refreshment break
3.50 The testimony of the entombed: what do the fossils really tell us? – Gordon Wilson
4.50 Closing remarks

There are also links referring to certain of the conference speakers on the websites of AiG, CMI, and Biblical Creation Ministries (which has morphed into the Biblical Creation Trust):
http://www.biblicalcreationtrust.org/

A key speaker is Stuart Burgess! Who helped Team GB win so many cycling medals in Rio (I jest not).

Meanwhile, YEC meetings also continue in Rugby:
http://www.rugbycreation.org.uk/forthcomingevents.htm
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:17 pm

I am unclear whether the event in Leicester (which does not appear to have a website) is free and whether any advance booking is required. I think the contact is a Pastor Nigel Harrison on 01455 888438:
http://www.biblicalcreationministries.o ... ngagements

Sylvia Baker 'Creationism in the Classroom'. The mind boggles. But the title appears to hark back to this:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/m ... awler=true
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Peter Henderson » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:02 am

AiG are running a creation "mega conference" in West Bromwich in October 2017.

https://answersingenesis.org/outreach/event/ukmega17/

Schedule - Oct. 26, 2017 to Oct. 28, 2017

Note: Any overlapping times indicate multiple, simultaneous sessions

Thu, Oct 26

11 a.m. Registration
1 p.m. Welcome
1:15 p.m. Simon Turpin Genesis: The Foundation of the Gospel
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Paul Garner Geological Evidence for a Young Earth
3:30 p.m. Break
4 p.m. John Mackay Critiquing the Critics: Cox and Co.
5 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Ken Ham Six Days and the Need for a New Reformation
8 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections to the Power of the Word

Fri, Oct 27

9 a.m. Dr. Stephen Lloyd Adam, Identity and the Gospel
10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Dr. Danny R. Faulkner Big Problems with the Big Bang
11:30 a.m. Tea & Coffee Break
noon Prof. Andy McIntosh The Wonder of Hearing
1 p.m. Lunch
3 p.m. Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr Genesis 2: Foundations for a Christian Worldview
4 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. Steve Ham Could the Reformers Understand Genesis? - The Risk of Losing Scripture in the Ancient Near East
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Ken Ham Noah and the Last Days: Why Build an Evangelistic Life-Size Ark?
8 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. John Mackay Let's Really Dig Dinosaurs!

Sat, Oct 28

9 a.m. Dr. Danny R. Faulkner What About UFOs and ETs?
10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. John Mackay Not Time But Process… and Processor
11:30 a.m. Tea & Coffee Break
noon Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr The Global War on Manhood and Marriage
1 p.m. Lunch
3 p.m. Q&A
4 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. Ken Ham The Key to Evangelizing a Secularized Culture
5:30 p.m. Break
6 p.m. Prof. Stuart Burgess Answering Objections to the Design Argument


I notice Garner is giving a talk on flood geology.
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Postby a_haworthroberts » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:31 am

I wonder who this 'Cox' is that Mackay is planning to critique as a 'critic' in a year's time. I can only think of Brian Cox.
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:03 am

AiG are running a creation "mega conference" in West Bromwich in October 2017.


I wonder if that's any different from a micro conference or a macro conference?

And is there a mechanism that means a conference can become a mega conference? 8)
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:59 am

And Ken Sham is speaking on three days. Kenny must be desperate to drum up trade for his failing mythological theme park (aka Ark Encounter).

This is the car park on on a weekend afternoon in mid-summer. Circa 75 cars in the car park.
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At this rate investors will have to wait for the Second Coming to get their money back.
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Roger Stanyard » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:12 pm

Mountkeen wrote:And Ken Sham is speaking on three days. Kenny must be desperate to drum up trade for his failing mythological theme park (aka Ark Encounter).

This is the car park on on a weekend afternoon in mid-summer. Circa 75 cars in the car park.
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At this rate investors will have to wait for the Second Coming to get their money back.


It doesn't surprise me in the least. The creationists are dead. Look at who is speaking at the creationist conferences. Same tired old names from a decade of more ago. They are just talking to themselves.
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:04 pm

Ark Encounter needs somewhere around 5,400 visitors per day, every day it's open if it is to get the more than two million visitor goal Ken Sham promised the locals. The Kentucky taxpayers are going to be on the hook for more than $100 million if this place doesn’t bring in the massive revenue he claimed it would.
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:20 pm

.............and Kenny boy is now lowering estimates...........

http://www.fark.com/go/9299694
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Peter Henderson » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:48 pm

Mountkeen wrote:Ark Encounter needs somewhere around 5,400 visitors per day, every day it's open if it is to get the more than two million visitor goal Ken Sham promised the locals. The Kentucky taxpayers are going to be on the hook for more than $100 million if this place doesn’t bring in the massive revenue he claimed it would.


Received this link from a YEC friend on Facebook. Not sure of if this is just AiG's spin on things, but it still looks short of 5,400 a day:

http://www.wlwt.com/news/riding-wave-of ... s/41685082
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Re: Ark Encounter

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:23 am

Mountkeen wrote:.............and Kenny boy is now lowering estimates...........


http://www.fark.com/go/9299694


I saw this:
http://www.wlwt.com/news/riding-wave-of ... s/41685082
I can't find a FIRST-HAND comment by Ham today on projections, but this is what he said in 2015 (comment added at the Patheos blog):
https://answersingenesis.org/ministry-n ... o-attract/
"at least 1.4 million (and up to as many as 2.2 million)".
Oh and there's THIS:
https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaPurdom/
300,000 visitors since its opening in July. So, it's all going very well ... (it could still be 'successful' rather than a 'failure' and perhaps some initial projections were unrealistically high?)
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:49 am

You have to remember that creationists have difficulties with numbers larger than 6000.................
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:07 pm

Ken Sham's Ark Encounter seems to be floundering.

https://thehumanist.com/features/articles/ship-didnt-come

Sad that the local community was hoodwinked by this fraudster and his cronies.
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Re: Leicester Creation Conference 2016

Postby Mountkeen » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:40 am

The story that keeps on giving.....

Kenny Boy is now blaming the local town for his failing mythological theme park

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/creationist-blames-dreadful-attendance-at-ark-theme-park-on-tax-starved-city-not-supplying-tourist-services/

He's accusing the local town of not having enough hotels. This after taking their municipal bond, obtaining a cut price rate on property taxes, refusing to employ locals unless they sign up to a "statement of faith" and then skimming money from their wages to pay off AiG's loans.

I could say, "told you so"........................
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Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:26 pm

Mountkeen wrote:The story that keeps on giving.....

Kenny Boy is now blaming the local town for his failing mythological theme park

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/creationist-blames-dreadful-attendance-at-ark-theme-park-on-tax-starved-city-not-supplying-tourist-services/

He's accusing the local town of not having enough hotels. This after taking their municipal bond, obtaining a cut price rate on property taxes, refusing to employ locals unless they sign up to a "statement of faith" and then skimming money from their wages to pay off AiG's loans.

I could say, "told you so"........................



I saw this but have not studied it in detail:
https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula ... e-for-now/
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