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2014 Monthly Meeting Topics

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(1st Tuesday of each month; content subject to change; no sign up or registration necessary.)

  • January 7th: “The Great Debate” DVD,
    moderated by Bob Farwell.
  • February 4th: (cancelled do to weather).
  • March 4th: “The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record” DVD,
    moderated by Bob Farwell.
  • April 1st: “Evolution vs. God” DVD,
    moderated by Kevin Anderson.
  • May 6th: “Noah Extravaganza,”
    by Kevin Anderson & Bill Cowherd.
  • June 3rd: “Radiometric Dating,”
    by Dave Penny.
  • July 1st: “The Mystery of Our Declining Genes” DVD,
    moderated by Bob Farwell.
  • August 5th: “The Ice Age - Only the Bible Explains It” by Michael J. Oard  DVD,
    moderated by Kevin Anderson.
  • September 2nd: “Relativity and Creationism,”
    by Dave Penny.
  • October 7th: “Every winged fowl, after his kind...,”
    by Douglas Roger Dexheimer.
  • November 4th: “Uncensored Science: Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham” DVD,
    moderated by Bob Farwell.
  • December 2nd: “Hegelian Implications,”
    by Dave Penny.

2014 CSAMA
Creation Safaris

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  • March 28 (Friday, 7:30 PM) – Astronomy Safari (cancelled).
  • April 25 (Friday, 8:00 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • April 26 (Saturday) – Southeast Kansas Fossil and Mineral Safari.
  • May 30 (Friday, 8:30 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • May 24 - 26 (Saturday - Monday) – Western Kansas Safari.
  • June 7 (Saturday) – Photo/Nature Hike Safari at Overland Park Arboretum.
  • June 28 (Saturday, 8:45 PM) – Astronomy Safari (cancelled).
  • June 19-21 (Thursday - Saturday) – A float trip down the Ozark River (cancelled).
  • July 19 (Saturday) – Kansas University Natural History Museum Safari.
  • July 26 (Saturday, 8:45 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • Rock Bridge / Connor’s Cave Safari (not scheduled this year).
  • August 16 (Saturday) – Greater KC Fossil Hunt.
  • August 22 (Friday, 8:15) – Astronomy Safari.
  • Aug 29 - Sept 1 (Friday - Monday) – Southeast Missouri Safari (cancelled).
  • September 19 (Friday, 7:30 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • Safari Zoological Park, Caney, Kansas (not scheduled this year).
  • October 18 (Saturday) – HaHa Tonka Safari.
  • October 24  (Friday,7:15 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • Bike Safari on the Katy Trail (not scheduled this year).
  • November 21 (Friday, 7:15 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • November 22 (Saturday) – Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Safari.

 

2014 CSAMA

Monthly Meeting Topics Details

 

 

January 7
“The Great Debate” DVD

moderated by Bob Farwell

 

Ken Ham, AiG president, is perhaps the most widely recognized creation-apologist in the world today. Ken Ham and AiG astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle engage Drs. Hugh Ross (Reasons to Believe) and Walt Kaiser (president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), both of whom are proponents of an old earth, no-global-flood view of Bible interpretation. In this eye-opening debate, well-mannered disagreement is punctuated by intriguing confrontations as these four Christian leaders communicate their views. Ham and Lisle implore Ross and Kaiser to accept the Genesis account of history as written, while Ross and Kaiser argue for their view that the first chapters of Genesis are more symbolism than history.

 

 

February 4

(Cancelled due to the weather.)

 

 

March 4th
“The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record” DVD

moderated by Bob Farwell

 

“The fossil record had caused Darwin more grief than joy.  Nothing distressed him more than the Cambrian explosion.”  (Gould, Stephen Jay, The Panda’s Thumb, 1980, pp. 238-239.)

Darwin’s Dilemma will explore the so-called Cambrian Explosion and the scientific controversy that surrounds it to this day:  Although earth’s surface is covered with countless deposits of rich fossil beds, why is every one of them completely devoid of any of the numerous transitional forms necessary for the development of the fully-formed organisms that we find in the Cambrian rocks?  Is this due to, as Darwin put it, “the imperfection of the geological record”?  Examine the issue for yourself in this fascinating look at the mystery that continues to dumbfound evolution’s best experts.

 

 

April 1st
“Evolution vs. God” DVD

moderated by Kevin Anderson

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.  Psalm 14:1.

In this fallen world, the battle being fought is one of authority. Will we look to God’s Word for answers? Or will we look to man and his changing, fallible opinions as the highest authority? On this April Fools' Day we will present the video, Evolution vs. God. In this presentation from Living Waters, Ray Comfort reveals the seemingly unwavering commitment of a group of professors and students to evolution, despite the clear lack of observable, repeatable evidence to support it. For example, when asked to present an observable example of one animal kind evolving into another, the professors and students completely fail in their attempts to do so.  Instead, they offer examples such as one fish changing into another fish, a bird changing into another bird, or a bacterium changing into another bacterium.  In all of these examples, the fish are still fish, the birds are still birds, and the bacteria are still bacteria.  Yet those interviewed remain committed to evolution, despite their obvious failure to offer any observable support for its claims.

 

 

May 6th
“Noah Extravaganza”

by Kevin Anderson & Bill Cowherd

 

We’ll be presenting two videos: Biblical Geology, by Tas Walker, and Let The Rocks Speak, by Phillip Bell.

For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.  (II Peter 3:5-6, ESV.)

As a geologist examines rocks, his predispositions play a major role in his determination of their age.  Does he believe there was a worldwide flood within the past several millennia as described in the book of Genesis?  Or does he believe entirely different forces were involved in their formation?  The two videos we’ll present will help us to sort these things out from a biblical perspective.  We’ll examine the possible stages of such a deluge, and how it effected the deposition and the subsequent erosion of the rock layers we observe.  We’ll discover that the evidence fits amazingly well with the notion of a “recent flood,” as clearly recorded in the Bible. 

 

We’ll also view a short video involving an event which may or may not be distantly related to what one might refer to as “[a modern-day ark feasibility test].” It involves a few individuals whose faces some of you may recognize.

 

 

June 3rd
“Radiometric Dating”

by Dave Penny

 

We’ll examine the types of radioactivity, the specific chemical elements used for radiometric dating, the false assumptions employed by scientists who use radioactive decay as a method of dating artifacts, and the overall unreliability of radiometric dating methods.  We’ll discuss specific problems with dating the same artifact with different elements, and how radioactive dates are often quietly altered or discarded when they disagree with the known age of an artifact.  We’ll discuss whether radiometric dating better supports the commonly held old-earth, or rather, a young-earth viewpoint.

 

 

July 1st
“The Mystery of Our Declining Genes” DVD

moderated by Bob Farwell

 

The Mystery of Our Declining Genes DVD. Startling data from recent creation—in our DNA. One of the world’s foremost experts on genetics traces the history of human genetic decline due to mutations in our DNA. The evidence is startling to those who don’t believe in the Genesis account of Creation because it refutes conventional dates for alleged human evolution. This is powerful evidence for the Bible’s timescale for human history.

 

 

August 5th
“The Ice Age - Only the Bible Explains It”

by Michael J. Oard DVD

moderated by Kevin Anderson

 

How many ice ages have there been? When was the last one? Did the Genesis Flood contribute to the Ice Age? These and many other questions are addressed by meteorologist Mike Oard in this enlightening DVD. Oard examines the physical evidence, scrutinizes the secular theories, and shows how only the Bible explains the Ice Age.

 

 

September 2nd
“Relativity and Creationism”

by Dave Penny

 

Virtually without exception, scientists assume that Einstein's two theories of relativity -- i.e., special relativity and general relativity -- are true.  Indeed, many creation scientists affirm the validity of these theories and try to accommodate them to a young universe.  The two theories and their postulates will be examined, including (1) the assumed constant speed of light in the universe, (2) the absence of a transport medium for light, (3) the formula, E = mc2, as it applies to the assumed interconvertability of matter and energy, (4) the equivalence of gravitational and accelerating frames of reference, and (5) the effects of gravity on a time-space continuum.  If the speed of light is constant, then the theories of relativity pose serious problems for the young-earth creationist.

 

 

October 7th

“Every winged fowl, after his kind....”

by Douglas Roger Dexheimer

Then God said, “Let ... birds fly through the sky over the earth.” So God created ... every type of flying bird. God saw that they were good. God blessed them and said, “Be fertile, increase in number, and let there be many birds on the earth.” There was evening, then morning—a fifth day.  Genesis 1: 20-23

A short slide show will be presented on flight, followed by the DVD, "Design of Life, Volume 1 — Flight: The Genius of Birds." This is a beautifully filmed nature documentary on birds from an intelligent design perspective.

 

During the presentation some photos of recent waterfowl safaris to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge will be shown. Also shown will be the video “Flight,” from Ilustra, as well as other videos demonstrating the intricate design required for birds of flight. You'll learn about some of the fascinating features required for flight, as well as other marvels of the avian world. At the smallest of scales, there is the fine programming necessary to develop a bird inside of an egg, and the intricate microscopic hooks and barbs on feathers that make flight possible. At the medium scale, there are the powerful flight muscles, and the incorporation of an ingenious pulley system. At the largest scale, there are phenomena such as flocks of 300,000 starlings flying in perfect formation, and arctic terns migrating from one pole to the other -- and back to where they started -- for a 70,000-kilometer round trip. You'll also see how the intricately designed hummingbird beats its wings so rapidly that it requires a heartbeat of 1,250 per minute as it simultaneously gathers the energy necessary to do so with its tongue. Human engineers, after exhaustive research and study of the hummingbird's design, have modeled an operational nano air vehicle (NAV) after it. What does this say about the Maker of the original NAV?

 

 

November 4th

“Uncensored Science: Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham” DVD

moderated by Bob Farwell

 

Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham was joined at the Creation Museum by popular TV personality and Evolution apologist Bill Nye.

 

Ham, a former science instructor who emigrated to the USA from Australia over 25-years ago, was joined by the popular children’s program personality Bill Nye “The Science Guy” for this first and only-scheduled debate. Each man delivered what he believed was the best information available, then had an opportunity for rebuttal, and then answered questions submitted by the audience.

 

Presented in a packed 900 seat auditorium, this event sold out in the first 2-minutes of online ticketing, and included an audience of Christians and non-Christians, creationists and atheists from at least 29 different states. This DVD (and the associated digital download) documents the actual, uncut statements, arguments, and reactions of these two leading spokesmen. You will understand the worldviews of each proponent, and those whom they represent, better than ever before.

 

https://answersingenesis.org/countering-the-culture/bill-nye-debates-ken-ham/

 

 

 

December 2nd
“Hegelian Implications”

by Dave Penny

 

George Wilhelm Hegel, a German philosopher who died in 1831, introduced his Hegelian triad (i.e., thesis, antithesis, and synthesis), which was transformed by the Young, or Left, Hegelians into a world view philosophy which denies the existence of absolute truth.  The belief that the universe is based on absolutes, which belief, earlier, even atheistic philosophers held, assumes that those absolutes were established by an external, supernatural God.  After Hegel, atheistic philosophers in every field of knowledge developed a Hegelian triad world view which replaced the formerly predominant deistic absolutism.   The final field of this developmental process occurred in the “hard sciences,” reaching into Einstein's theories of relativity in the early 1900’s.  Today academia and pop culture are captives of the resultant Hegelianism.

 

2014 CSAMA
Family Creation Safari Details

 

 

March 28 - (Friday 7:30pm) - Astronomy Safari (cancelled)

 

April 25 - (Friday 8:00 PM) - Astronomy Safari

 

April 26 — (Saturday) 8AM - 6PM - South East KS Fossils and Mineral Safari

A day trip to see “Big Brutus,” and a short trek to Pitcher, Oklahoma. We’ll hunt for fossils and minerals along the way, and have some inspiring discussions about fossil and coal formation.

 

May 24 - 26 – (Saturday - Monday) - Western Kansas Safari

A three-day Memorial Day weekend trip that begins at the “grand canyon of Kansas” in Manhattan.  We’ll travel to fence post rock country in central Kansas.  There we’ll visit an ash fall site, and dig for clam fossils. The next two days we’ll explore the Niobrara chalk country for clams, sharks’ teeth, fish fossils, and maybe a mosasaur. The Chalk Pyramids are also very scenic, and make for some stunning photos.

 

May 30 (Friday 8:30 PM) - Astronomy Safari

 

June 7 – (Saturday) -Photo / Nature Hike Creation Safari at O.P. Arboretum

Join us for a nature hike and photo safari in the botanical gardens and nature trails of the Overland Park Arboretum. Not a photo bug? We’ll present some basic photo techniques to help get you started. We’ll also discuss God's wonderful creation and suggest photo subjects so you can share what you’ve learned by posting photos on Facebook, other social media, e-mails, or perhaps by simply sharing them in a slide show for your Sunday school class or other venue. So pack your camera, water, trail mix, and comfortable shoes, and join us as we learn to appreciate God's wonderful creation.

 

We do not charge for the safari, but the arboretum does charge, as follows: 

$3 for visitors 13 and over
$1 for visitors 6 to 12
Free for 5 and under
Free for “Friends of the Arboretum” members

 

June 19-21 –  (Thursday - Saturday) - Ozark Stream Float - Current River

A beautiful river that will provide family fun, fishing, and fellowship. By getting there on Thursday and floating on Friday we miss most of the noisy groups, which makes for better fishing. (cancelled)

 

June 28 — (Saturday 8:45 PM) - Astronomy Safari (cancelled)

 

July 19 –  (Saturday) - KU Natural History Museum

This very popular safari is back. Last year we did it three different times. Again we will go into “evolution’s cathedral” to unmask its misleading displays and show that the same evidence better supports creation. We’ll also do some fossil hunting on the way there, so that you can collect some evidence of your own.

 

July 26 — (Saturday 8:45 PM) - Astronomy Safari

 

Not scheduled in 2014 - Rock Bridge / Connor’s Cave Safari

A day trip to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for a walk though karst topography. We’ll see many karst features such as a rock bridge, springs, sink holes, and a cave window.  We’ll also explore the unlit and wild Connor’s Cave. It’s not very long but you’ll get far enough in to get past the “twilight zone.”

 

August 16 – (Saturday) Greater KC Fossil Hunt

We visit many of Kansas City’s fossil sites and bring home lots of fossils and a respect for the Biblical flood.

 

August 22 (Friday 8:15) - Astronomy Safari

 

Aug 29 - Sept 1 – (Friday - Monday) –South East MO Safari (cancelled)

Labor Day weekend – three days of exploring Missouri’s volcanic past. We’ll swim and play in chutes carved into volcanic ash rock at Johnson’s Shut-Ins, explore a huge granite pluton with strange and fanciful boulders at Elephant Rocks State Park, climb up a mountain to see the Devil’s Post Pile, visit an old silver mine for mineral samples, camp, and enjoy stimulating discussions and fellowship.

 

September 19 (Friday 7:30 PM) - Astronomy Safari

 

Not scheduled in 2014  Safari Zoological Park Caney KS 

There are zoos that are closer, but you have to deal with the crowds, and the animals are difficult to see. This zoological park may have a limited selection but you get a guided tour and the animals come up close so you can see them. “Lions, tigers, and bears -- oh my,” plus leopards, baboons, lemurs, macaques, alligators, and more. Our tour will be conducted with a creation perspective, with an emphasis on the awesome diversity of God’s creation. We’ll also try to throw in some fossil and mineral hunting on our way there.

 

October 18 –  (Saturday) – HaHa Tonka Safari

We’ll visit the karst topography (caves, sink holes, rock bridges) of Ha Ha Tonka State Park around Camdenton, Missouri, and later, Jacob’s Cave.  

 

October 24   (Friday) (Friday 7:30 PM) - Astronomy Safari

 

Not scheduled in 2014 –KATY Bike Trail Safari 

Come ride bicycle along with us on the Katy Trail, an old gently-graded railway bed below the bluffs and alongside the Missouri River.  Suitable for the entire family! Bring your own bikes, or rent them at the trail head.

 

November 21 (Friday 7:15 PM) Astronomy Safari

 

November 22 – (Saturday) – Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Safari

Depending on the weather, we’ll see somewhere around 400,000 snow geese and 124 bald eagles, along with ducks, herons, and trumpeter swans. A bird lover’s paradise – although it can get quite cold – it’s well worth bundling up for. We’ll fossil-hunt on the way.  We’ll stop to see and discuss some ice age loess soil. We also discuss migration patterns and the “dinosaur-to-bird” evolution story.

 

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