Creation vs. Evolution controversy topic of upcoming lecture

February 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Creation vs. Evolution controversy topic of upcoming lecture

BUIES CREEK - The Student Government Association will host a lecture on the always controversial topics of evolution and creation on Feb. 21.

“Beyond the Creation vs. Evolution Debate: A Forum on Christian Approaches to Evolution” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Turner Auditorium in the D. Rich Building. A welcoming reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in front of the building.

Denis O. Lamoureux, associate professor of Science & Religion at St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, will be the featured speaker. Lamoureux holds three earned doctoral degrees — dentistry, theology and biology — and his academic specialty focuses on the modern origins controversy.

He is a member of the executive council of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, and a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theology Society and the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association.

Lamoureux lectures throughout Canada and the United States in both Christian and public academic institutions. He has debated leading anti?evolutionists, including Phillip Johnson, Michael Behe and Jonathan Wells.

His lecture on Feb. 21 will introduce the different views on origins. Audience members may submit responses and questions to a panel including Dr. Lamoureux and four Campbell professors.

 

Click the following link for directions and more information: http://www.campbell.edu/calendar/event/21381

Comments

I find it sad and disturbing that there are people (educated or not) that refuse to accept evolution as the explanation for life and human existence that makes the most sense.

I’m curious where people who I’m assuming are otherwise logical thinkers draw the line between what the bible tells you and what science tells you. I’m assuming you don’t believe the moon creates it’s own light or the the earth is flat. So why is it so much harder to believe in evolution?

I really am curious to know as religion is a fascinating topic to me.

My beliefs are fairly close to the author in the following post:

http://www.trade-schools.net/blog/post/Evolution-vs-Creationism-in-Public-Schools.aspx

By Chris on April 12, 2012 - 3:32pm

I am a Christian grandmother and have heard several lectures through the years from ICU, Institute for Creation Research, with Henry Morris as it’s founder.  It is an excellent source of valid material for the subject you are discussing.  My husband, also a Christian, with his degree in E.E. has been a proponent of Creation Research and we both believe in a young earth.  We have studied and loved God’s word since we were children and continue to learn from God as he reveals his truth to us. 
Your lecture sounds to me like you have opposing views from what I just described. I know there are other Creation titles out there, but Henry Morris and other highly educated men with their P.H.D.‘s have done an excellent job of exposing the truth of Creationism and the fallacy of Evolution.

By Dianne on February 17, 2012 - 12:48am

The evolution theory is an irrational falsehood, zealously embraced by atheists, that is a phony conclusion of the 600+ million year fossil record.  There is no “valid supporting data” for evolution.  In a court of law, or in a public forum, the same evidence that evolutionists would use to try to “prove” the validity of that theory, I would utilize to reveal the truth of Genesis.  In order to believe in evolution, you have to purposely ignore certain facts of reality.  For example, when you see illustrations of primates being pictured as evolving into humans, it can be shown in a court of law that such a premise is impossible, because certain human and primate traits are different, and could not have ever been shared. The only “common ancestor” that humans and primates share is God Himself.

Current Creationism has refused to teach the truth of the Genesis text, and either teaches foolishness (young Earth), or false doctrines (non-literal reading of the text).  Creationists thoughtlessly try to prove “Creationism”, rather than seeking and teaching the truth of Genesis.  How can an untruth, ever prove another lie, to be in error?  You can’t do it.  That is why Creationism fails.  It essentially is also a lie, and should be discarded, even by Bible believers. 

The correct opposing view to evolution is the “Observations of Moses”, which conveys the truth of Genesis chapter one.

Those that imply that God used evolution are infidels at worse, or clowns at best, that refuse to learn the truth of Genesis.  The truth has been available for more than 18 years.  Such a discussion is currently silly, and shows stubbornness against learning the truth of God’s Word.

There are no “creation stories” in Genesis.  In fact, about all of theology and creationism have no idea what Moses was writing about.  You can’t simply take an advanced book of math or science, and try to read from it on your own without personal instruction.

For example, Genesis declares that mankind has been on this Earth, in his present likeness, for more than 60 million years.  The “male and female” in Genesis chapter one was not “Adam & Eve”.  Has modern science discovered that yet?

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By Herman Cummings on February 11, 2012 - 1:30pm

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