CMI "mega conference" London 2018

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CMI "mega conference" London 2018

Postby Peter Henderson » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:40 pm

No AiG mega conference this year, but CMI have are holding a "European Creation Conference" 21st-22nd September.

Some familiar names in there. Brian Edwards, Steve Taylor, Dominic Statham, Sylvia Baker, our friend Marc Surtees, and Phil Robinson (featured at length on the creation road trip).

Some not so familiar names, including the Dutch Ark guy:

https://creation.com/london2018

Friday 21–Saturday 22 September 2018
Venue: Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster, LONDON, SW1P 3DW.

In the near future, a downloadable PDF of the conference brochure will be available.

Speakers:
Brian Edwards
Prof Steve Taylor
Dr Alejandro García Hernán
Dominic Statham
Gavin Cox
Dr Sylvia Baker
Johan Huibers
Florin Mocanu
Stef Heerema
Dr Marc Surtees
Dr Pekka Reinikainen
Dr William Worraker
Dr Sigurd Eskeland
Andy Banton
Philip Robinson
Thomas Fretwell

Topics covered:
Bible reliability and theology
Soft tissue and C-14 in dinosaur fossils
Origin of life scenarios
Bio-inspired design
Archaeological researches
Design of the human eye
A full size, floating Noah’s Ark
Creation’s vital relevance
Igneous origin of salt formations
Supposed dinosaur-to-bird evolution
Man’s overdesign
Design & origin of the Solar System
The information challenge
Evangelism in a scientific, secular age
Discovering dinosaurs (for teens)
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Re: CMI "mega conference" London 2018

Postby a_haworthroberts » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:10 pm

Sounds like 'Creation' rather than biblical Christianity to me.
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Answers in Genesis - UK alert

Postby a_haworthroberts » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:23 pm

https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/simo ... heme-2018/
Despite them insisting "God's Word in clear!" I'll bet they will play fast and loose with Genesis verses in order to pursue their YEC agenda. Never mind the pushing of pseudo-science. Such as that non peer reviewed 'Replacing Darwin' apologetics. "Dr Jeanson’s talks have the lofty goal of replacing Darwin’s On the Origin of Species with a model of species formation that is based on genetics, observational science, and God’s Word."

And a reminder that these Christians are fanatics: "We covet your prayers and support as we stand against the lie of evolution’s millions of years and proclaim the truth for the glory of Christ in the UK and beyond in 2018". Billions of years actually. And no 'lie'. The 6,000 year old universe is the lie. As interstellar asteroid Oumuamua has helpfully confirmed were confirmation needed.
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Re: CMI "mega conference" London 2018

Postby Brian Jordan » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 am

I see one of the topics is "Man’s overdesign". Just last night I heard someone on the radio quoting Arthur Koestler as saying "The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ which it does not know how to use". The creationists prove him correct, but I don't suppose that's what the lecturer will be telling them... how could he if he himself doesn't understand?
http://www.azquotes.com/quote/577796
EDIT
1968 review of Koester's book The Ghost in the Machine here:
http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/01/02/specials/koestler-ghost.html
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