March 6th 2018.
PAUL GARNER MSc FGS His talk will be, "Coal by catastrophe".
Last night Paul gave us an in depth description of what coal is and how it was formed.
He also effectively dismissed the laying down over millions of years of the sedimentary rocks. We were also invited to look at some of the current thinking on mat formations, huge floating beds of vegetation, to explain some of the anomalies found in coal deposits.
Either way it is clear that under the right circumstances coal can be formed in a very short period of time, and helps to expel the evolutionary myths of needing millions of years. This talk covered a vast area of investigation, using robust scientific methods, to give us the confidence to believe in the historical record of the Bible and the World Wide Flood.
DR SYLVIA BAKER BSc MSc PhD evolution, Creation and education.
Our thanks to Sylvia for revealing her life story and her personal challenge in the Creation evolution debate, and how it set a course for her to follow for the rest of her career.
This was followed by a "brief" look at the construction of the eye and the problems of irreducible complexity. It just could not evolve in small incremental steps, a piece at a time, as Darwin had proposed, it had to be all or nothing, and this would require a designer.
Unfortunately time did not allow Sylvia to expand on her many years of teaching both Creation and evolution in schools and the results of all that. We look forward to inviting her back at some time to bring us up to date on this very important issue.
Dr. Sylvia Baker has a BSc in Biology from Sussex University and an MSc in Radiation Biology from London University. She taught science for a total of 27 years, most of which was in the setting of one of the new independent Christian schools, where she had a free hand to teach bothand creationism. In 2010 she was awarded a PhD by Warwick University for her research into the outcomes obtained when pupils are educated in this kind of setting. Author of Bone of Contention - is evolution true?
For more information about Sylvia click here.
14th November 2017
Professor Stuart Burgess DESIGNER WORLD
Stuarts skill in teaching and designing a whole range of engineering products is legendary, from rockets and cars to miniaturised flying machines. One of his most recent works was done on the drive chain for the award winning Olympic bikes. We were pleased to hear about that and more!
He spoke about the work that is being being carried out by mimicking nature. Stuart brought us up to speed on some of the latest work being done in this field and how all of us should be giving thanks to God for his incredible creative work. He explained that, as wonderful as some of our engineering exploits are they will never exceed the work done by the Master Designer Himself.
A very positive evening that leaves you wondering how we can we continue to be deceived by evolutionary thinking.
12th September 2017
"The Evidence for the Bible"
Brian Edwards gave us an illustrated talk on archaeology from a biblical perspective.
We learnt how archaeological evidence supports the biblical accounts, first from global flood legends around the world through Egyptian artifacts consistent with Israelites in Egypt from Joseph through Moses.
Then we were able to see archaeology from the great empires that interacted with God's messianic nation Israel: neo-Babylonia, Persia, Greece and Rome.
This provided a background for the time of Christ and His Apostles.
Brian Edwards is the author of twenty books, including one on the accuracy and authority of the Bible, historical biographies on William Tyndale and John Newton. He edits the Day One Publications Travel guide series and preaches and lectures across the UK and abroad.
Evidence for the Bible is published by Day One Publications and co-authored by Brian Edwards and Clive Anderson. From the museums and dig sites of the world items that authenticate or illustrate the biblical history are described and illustrated. No knowledge of archaeology is required and the text is both straightforward and fully referenced. There are easily understood timelines and longer article on particular subjects and an extended piece on the often false claims of archaeology. With 250 pages and over 200 colour pictures it is beautifully designed in hardback as a coffee-table book. It is already in its third printing and has proved immensely popular.
At these presentations the £25 book is sold for just £12.50!
Commendations for the book:
‘This is a marvellous introduction to the finds of archaeology that illumine our understanding of the Bible. It helps the reader to see that the biblical events and writings took place within history. When the reader studies the Bible, this book will serve as a wonderful tool to help get at its depth and richness. I highly recommend it.’
Prof. John D. Currid, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, USA.
‘Evidence for the Bible is accessible, informative and enjoyable. The Bible comes alive in a new way when we can understand and feel it within the living landscape from which it emerged. I warmly and wholeheartedly commend it.’
The Very Revd. James Atwell, Dean of Winchester, UK.
4th July 2017
We were glad that you were able to come and listen to Mike as he explained the phenomenon of echolocation of bats. This talk was recommended by Prof. Andy McIntosh, our previous speaker, and they don't come much better than that! How wonderful to spend an evening exploring the wonders of God's design that defies any chance of random selection by evolutionary processes!
Blind as a Bat
an illustrated talk by
Dr Mike Worsell Bsc PhD CPhys CSci MinstP
Mike Worsell spent the early years of his career in the research of the fundamental forces and particles of physics, including carrying out experiments at the European Centre for Nuclear Research, CERN, Geneva. He then spent 30 years in industry on the design of sonar systems for the UK Royal Navy amongst others. He is interested by the highly sophisticated use by bats of echolocation (sonar) to safely navigate in pitch darkness and successfully forage for food - evidence for evolution or design?
16th May 2017
Professor. Andy Mcintosh
Hmmm, chance would be a fine thing!
This amazing man was on a worldwide mission to promote the truth of God’s Word. So far this year he had been to USA (Feb), South Africa (March), New Zealand (March), Australia (Mar/April), USA again (5/6 May).
7th March 2017
Florin Mocanu - Creation Ministries International UK / Europe.
"Flood warning: Rocks Fossils and Scripture"
We were pleased to welcome Florin who is part of the new team of accredited speakers that are joining Creation Ministries International.
At the time of speaking with us Florin was currently studying for a University science degree, taking courses in the natural sciences ( Darwinian evolution, geology, cell biology etc. ) and also computer science.
Florin reminded us that there is no such thing as an unbiased opinion. We all work within a certain framework. For Christians it is the Word of God, but for the atheist scientist, it is the believe that there is no God and every thing we see appeared through natural causes only. World views influence how we view 'evidence'. Christians would be unwise to accept the pronouncements of scientists as if they were some infallible oracles.
The talk gave us facts - things we can observe in nature - and we could then see which framework best fits with our thinking.
The talk was especially helpful to those Christians who struggle with the naturalist-atheist worldview and trying to make it fit with a straightforward reading of the Bible.
Questions and answers after the talk were very interesting!
24th January 2017
Newly appointed head of Answers In Genesis/UK.
"Adam: The First and the Last"
Why the supernatural creation of Adam, his fall from Grace and our link to him are necessary to understanding the Last Adam - Jesus Christ.
This talk is likely to be more theological than scientific but Simon will try to give enough of each to satisfy both camps! This will be an excellent talk to reaffirm the need to combating Darwinian evolution and it's corrosive effect on the truth of God's word.
Do take this opportunity to meet Simon as he takes on the role of heading up Answers in Genesis here in the UK.
Why not bring along the one person you might know who is a little sceptical of the creation/evolution debate and let them experience a night out with R C S Group. Extra tempters are free refreshments and a wide ranging bookstall for them peruse!
Oh, and off course, we will be celebrating our fifth anniversary as well. It will be exactly five years ago to the day when we first opened with Professor Stuart Burgess! Praise the Lord for His sustaining Grace.
Professor Steve Taylor
"Carbon 14 dating of Dinosaur Bones & other stuff!"
Steve gave us a great talk and included the latest findings on carbon dating in Dinosaur bones (they just cannot be 63 million years old!)and all the latest research that Steve is working on.
John Perkins is a retired teacher who still regularly lectures on history and theology.
John used some traditional historic arguments for the existence of God, but added to them by maintaining the existence of God is proved by a variety of questions relating to;
* The existence of Atheism.
* The nature of thought and logic.
* The existence of truth and love.
It was a stimulating night of thoughts and discussions!
Thanks John for a thoughtful and challenging evening.
Dominic Statham, B.Sc., D.I.S., M.I.E.T.,
Creation Ministries International.
The Age 0f the Earth, and why it matters.
(Yes, we tucked an extra one in for July, thanks to those who made it!)
This was a new talk from Dominic and the Rugby group where the first to hear it!
The Wonders of our Solar System.
Jonathan Riley BSc(hons) CEng MIET
Thanks Nick for an informative evening!
Nick Cowan. M.A. in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) at Downing College, Cambridge 1969-72. P.G.Cert.Ed. at Leicester University 1972-3
Here is a link to check out Nick debating Richard Dawkins
See how Dawkins draws the debate to a close when he realises that his arguments are being skilfully countered by Nick!
17th November 2015 26th January,
Philip Bell CEO for Creation Ministries International-UK and Europe.
B.Sc. (Hons), PGCE, CBiol MRSB Creationist Zoologist, ex-Cancer Researcher and Teacher,
The Credibility of Genesis, Does it stand up to Scientific Scrutiny?
What better start to the New Year than to listen to Philip Bell as he encouraged us to take a straight forward reading of the book of Genesis and reinforced his arguments with good solid science from a Biblical Creationists perspective.
Philip travels all over Europe on an ever increasing number of speaking engagements and some how still manages to run the European office for CMI, writes numerous articles for the World Wide Creation Magazine and other CMI literature plus working on a book at the same time!
We were pleased that Philip took the opportunity tell us about some of the exciting growth of CMI here in the UK and Europe as well as some new speakers who have come on board!
It was an encouraging evening for all of us and an ideal talk for any of our sceptical friends to have a listen. Philip showed his professionalism by the skill of his presentation which was both challenging and gracious.
Link on to Philips address Philip Bell - creation.com for a short video clip!
Dr Stephen Hayes
Dr Stephen Hayes is a medical Doctor and specialist in skin cancer. He travels around the country teaching GP's how to spot skin cancer in it's early stages.
He gave us an illustrated talk, The Amazing Eye: Design or Chance, and a wonderful insight into the workings of our eyes.
Stephen shared his passion for presenting the case for Creation by revealing the complexity of design in the eye and how it works, and that to accept that all this came about via Darwinian evolution is untenable.
Whilst speaking Stephen skillfully and humorously peppered his talk with personal anecdotes and relevant stories.
He clearly showed that it isn't possible to defend your faith from an evolutionary perspective or to uphold the truth of the Bible.
This was a welcome return to a popular speaker with a unique and personal style and ready wit.
Our thanks to Stephen's perseverance having been delayed on the train by something like 21/2 hours and missing out on his pre talk dinner, Stephen insisted in getting on with the talk and still staying on afterwards for Q and A and chatting to people on a one to one basis. Blessings to you Stephen!
Check out Stephens websites to learn more!
15th September 2015
Dr Rob Carter CMI
EVOLUTION'S ACHILLES' HEELS
2015 UK Tour with Dr Rob Carter
Dr Robert Carter, Ph.D. Marine Biology,B.S. Applied Biology, Scientist and speaker for CMI-USA, is currently researching human genetics and other issues related to biblical creation.
He co-produced the highly acclaimed documentary, Evolution's Achilles' Heels and contributed to the accompanying book released in 2014.
We were especially pleased to have been able to secure one of these highly sort after dates from his UK Tour. This was a unique opportunity to hear Rob Carter and If you want to know more about him then why not go to the CMI homepage www.creation.com and click on the bar that runs across the screen proclaiming Evolution's Achilles' Heels.
12th May 2015
Geoff Chapman - Creation Resource Trust
Darwin's Big Mistake.
10th March 2015
Paul Garner - Biblical Creation Ministries
Our Frozen Past - The Ice Age and the Genesis Flood
an illustrated talk by Paul Garner. BSc. MSc. FGS
"The Ice Age"
# What caused it?
# How long did it last?
# Was there more than one?
Also in March 2015
We were trying to organise a Creation Family Weekend Event around this time, but we are
Sorry to say that this event has had to be Postponed. We had the speakers and the dates lined up but unfortunately the proposed venue is not available to us at this time. We will try to re-vamp for the Autumn. We will keep you informed.
27th January 2015
Professor Steve Taylor - Dinosaurs
His talk was based around carbon 14 dating and Dinosaur dates.
*In 1993 - Soft tissue and biomolecules found in Dinosaur bones.
*How can fragile chemicals survive for 65 million years?
*Evidence that man and dinosaurs lived together?
*Current research - remarkable findings!
*Radiocarbon dating of dinosaur fossils.
As with all of our speakers our ultimate aim is to confirm the truth of God's word as revealed to us in the Bible. Steve used the fascinating topic of Dinosaurs to show the myth of millions of years that evolutionists claim as fact.
Starting with a video clip showing pictures of Dinosaurs he demonstrated one example of how the media bombards us with the idea of millions of years.
His challenge was, is this really true?
If Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago how come scientists have now discovered soft tissue and skin on their bones after such a long time? Carbon 14 (which has a half life of 5730 years) can only be detected up to fifty or a hundred thousand years and yet is still found in Dinosaur remains supposedly 65m years old! Then there are the numerous accounts of the Genesis flood just a few thousand years ago, which would account for the sedimentary rock layers all over the Earth in which all the Dinosaur fossils are found, and then he spoke about the sightings of Dinosaurs (saved by the ark but now extinct) all these accounts come to us through stories, paintings, pottery, carvings, engravings and history books. Steve gave a comprehensive but gracious dismantling of the weakness of evolutionary thinking with lots more good solid scientific evidence than I can put in this short summary, and a positive affirmation to trust a simple and straight forward reading of God's word. Thanks Steve for a wonderful and encouraging evening.
Incidentally did you pick up the claim in one of the video clips that one scientist had lost his job because he spoke out against evolutionary thinking? It would seem that if you don't toe the line you could get sacked, or at the very least be sidelined when it comes to promotion! Review Ben Stein's DVD from CMI about this very problem!
25th November 2014
Professor Stuart Burgess
The talk was entitled "Inspiration from Creation"
We were pleased to welcome Stuart to our November meeting.
At the recent Mega Conference organised by Answers in Genesis Stuart received a standing ovation. We trust that you were enthralled by his presentation and that you were able to bring a friend along to hear this courageous man proclaim the truth of God's word. Inspired by the design found in Creation, scientists and engineers are able to develop all sorts of things by mimicking what they see around them. Stuart was able to reveal some leading edge technology of some of the latest developments in engineering and explain that the design they see means there has to be a designer!
30th September 2014
Professor Andy McIntosh
… Learning Design from the Created World
An enthusiastic audience gave a rapturous round of applause to Prof. Andy McIntosh at the recent AIG Mega Conference in Birmingham. Now it was our opportunity to hear Andy give the same address at the Rugby Creation Science Group meeting. We were so pleased that you could come along and join in with us for what was a very stimulating evening.
20th May 2014
Dr Richard M Barrett B.Sc Ph.D, C.Chem. C.Sci F.R.S.C F.W.M.S
"Ten Excellent Arguments from Science that Confirm a Biblical World View".
This was a great evening showing how science confirms the truth of the Bible.
Evolutionary philosophy has, for far to long, been making scientific claims that it cannot substantiate. Richard exposed the flaws in Darwinian evolutionary thinking by demonstrating established scientific techniques that confirm a Biblical World View and in such a way that lay people were able to understand.
18th March 2014
Simon Terry B.ed (Hons)
Dinosaurs - The Real History.
Simon Terry joined AiG-UK in 2007 after being a missionary for six years with London City Mission.
CREATED - Genesis, creation week.
AFFECTED - Earth groans after fall.
PROTECTED - Dinosaurs on the Ark?
DETRACTED - Problems after the flood.
COLLECTED - Fossils in recent times.
We know that Dinosaurs are a BIG favourite with so many people but we thank you for your support both physically and financially, it is very encouraging for us and for the speakers.
Simon confirmed the Biblical account, that all animals were Created on day six, including Dinosaurs. (There was no 'special age of the Dinosaurs' some millions of years before) Come the Flood a selection of Dino's went on to Noah's Ark but when they came off the Ark they didn't not survive. Simon gave us a lot of evidence to show that the Dinosaurs, along with all the other animals that weren't on the Ark died in the flood and were fossilised as a result. He told us that there is a lot of evidence to support these claims among which was the discovery of carbon 14 in T Rex bones supposedly 68 million years old! Also soft tissue and blood cells, and in the case of a Duck-billed Dino even soft skin tissue! These fossilised creatures can only be a few thousand years old and fit perfectly with the Bible's account and Genealogy. He also went on to tell us of sightings and records in recent history of some of those Dino's that did come off the Ark. See recommended readings in RESOURCES.
He spoke about the problems of young people taking up the sciences but not being taught the history of science. How modern science was founded by Christians and how Darwin's theories, which were influenced by Charles Lyell and his geological 'long ages' and were vigorously promoted by Thomas Huxley to promote evolution, i.e. one species changing to another, at the expense of a Creator God. Lyell was an atheist who didn't want 'Moses' to get a foot in the door when it came to modern science, so he convinced leading thinkers and religious leaders of the time that the Bible was out of date and had nothing to say when it came to science. This was an age of 'enlightenment' when man could show that God's word was in error and couldn't be trusted. So there was a parting of the ways where science was now promoting evolution and took a dominant view of how we should view the world and in so doing confining God's word to the pulpit.
Simon also reminded us of the need for the church to stop compromising and appealed to leaders to stand up and be counted. It is not a side issue but fundamental to our faith and a way to open the doors to millions of people who think that the Bible is irrelevant to them because science, apparently, has all the 'real' answers and there is no place for God in their lives. Evolution has given them a reason not to listen or seek the Saving Grace of Jesus. Millions have died, and millions more will continue to die because of Darwinian evolution so we need to shake up our churches and to fight this malaise, this apathy of fear and peer pressure and we can do that by using the best of modern science to help convince people of the truth of God's Word as revealed to us in the Bible. As Christians we all know that if people seek they will find, but evolution tells them there is no need to seek. There is much work to be done my friends and we need the encouragement of the many speakers, writers and scientists who do believe in the Creator God of the Bible and this, in turn, will encourage us to speak out whenever we have the opportunity.
14th January 2014
Professor Steve Taylor
Science and Christianity - Friends or Foes?
Stephen Taylor (BSc Eng (London), MEng, PhD (Liverpool), ACGI, FIEE, FInstP, CEng) is a professor at the University of Liverpool in the School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, and is Chairman of the University Staff Christian Fellowship.
He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in electromagnetics, nanotechnology, and design. He is head of the mass spectrometry research group at the University, which in the 1990s was responsible for the invention and development of the world’s smallest mass spectrometer. He is director of a university spin-out company seeking to commercialize mass spectrometry technology.
After his previous talk on The Age of the Earth we welcomed this return visit by Steve Taylor to discuss the issues of Science and Christianity - Friends or Foes?
Again this is a topic that can cause people to get a little 'hot under the collar' but Steve demonstrated that a right minded approach can lead to some very positive results.
At first glance it would seem that here are two opposing world views but Steve showed that this was not necessarily the case. His talk highlight the issues and his conclusions brought a greater understanding to this very important subject.
This was a gentle challenge to sceptics from both camps and whether you are a Christian, or not, or a Scientist, or not, ( or working at being both!) we trust that all of us will have benefited from this discussion and emerged with a clearer understanding of the various roles at play.
There was a time for questions and answers afterwards.
19th November 2013
"Reliability of the Old Testament - Is Genesis Historically Set in Stone?"
John is a historian and he did a presentation on the Old Testament. He is also the Head of History at Campion School and Language College, Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, and has been teaching for almost 36 years. He is a very influential teacher and an expert on Calvinism and John also holds a distinction level Master's Degree in History. In the year 2000 John received a teaching award for Northamptonshire and was subsequently listed in the top forty "Teachers of the Millennium" in England by "The Guardian".
He asked the question, should we accept the Old Testament as real History, and especially the first eleven chapters of Genesis? We are often told that the early Genesis is mythological or allegorical or just poetic, but is this right? If this is so then when or where does the reality of Genesis truly begin? Or should we just dismiss the whole of Genesis as a nice story to explain the beginnings? Were Adam and Eve, and Noah and his family real people living out real events? What about the tower of Babel? How about Abraham and Joseph? We listened to a fascinating insight to the Genesis account and the reliability of the Old Testament as a whole. There was good evidence to support the histrocity of the Old Testament and how it inpacts on our understanding of the truth of God's word? We were shown what we can learn from the other people groups of that time such as the Egyptians, Sumarians, Medes, Hitties, Assyrians etc, etc!
CHECK OUT resources for suitable reference books to John's talk!
Did you miss the "Ark Man" Rod Walsh from Australia, on tour in Wales and Ireland!
Tuesday 17th to Friday 19th September 2013 in Wales and Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th September 2013 in the Republic and Northern Ireland.
check the website for Rod's profile and date details. http://creation.com/rod-walsh-tour-of-ireland-and-wales
24th September 2013
Dominic Statham - CMI B.Sc., D.I.S., M.I.E.T., C.Eng.
"DIFFERENT 'RACES' OR ONE HUMAN FAMILY?"
People often ask about the different 'Races' and where do they come from? Evolutionists use the 'races' argument to proclaim one group of humans to be superior to another and in so doing promote their theory of evolution. i.e. that we are all gradually evolving to a higher species. The consequences of this type of thinking can can lead to an inbalance in the relationship between different people groups and bring about racial tensions of which we are all to familiar. So what are the facts? We listened to Dominic as he carefully unfolded the truth of our origins and revealed the myths of evolutionary thinking for what it is. A skilfully crafted presentation that challenged us all on the race issues and especially the question of skin colour. This was an opportunity to be fully informed on this crucial subject. A time for Q and A followed.
21st May 2013
Professor Andy Mcintosh - Thermodynamics at Leeds.
The Human Body Mind and Matter.
12th March 2013
Doctor Stephen Hays
Could God have Created through Evolution?
Sorry if you missed the 'ice man' tour with Mike Oard!
September 2013 was your chance to hear a long-standing creationist researcher with vast in-depth experience of several areas at the cutting edge of creationist thinking. CMI-USA speaker Michael Oard was making his first visit to the UK, conducting original research on the geomorphology of the British Isles and speaking on several very topical subjects:
The Ice Age: Only the Bible can Explain it!
Whatever Happened to the Woolly Mammoths?
Is Man the Cause of Global Warming?
Mike has a B.S. and M.S. degree in atmospheric science. Among other things, he was a research meteorologist at the University of Washington, then a lead forecaster with the United States National Weather Service in Montana (Western U.S.). Mike is, therefore, very well placed to teach on the above topics, quite apart from his numerous publications in the field.
Two of the nearest events he attended are shown below, for a full list of dates and Mike's credentials click on the web site link.
, 7.30pm, 8.45pm, public meeting, Holywell Church Ph:01509 557752, Berkeley Road, Loughborough,. (England)
, 7.30pm, 8.45pm, public meeting, Northants Creation Group Ph:01604766476, The Abbey centre, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, . (England)
22nd January 2013
Professor Stuart Burgess
"THE ORIGIN AND PURPOSE OF BEAUTY"
20th November 2012
Phillip Bell - B - Sc(Hons)Zoology,
Creation Ministries International (UK/EUROPE - CEO)
"LET THE ROCKS SPEAK"
Evidence for the Flood from Fossils and Geology
11th September 2012
Mark Wilkinson - BEd, CDRS;
10th July 2012
Geoff. Chapman - Creation Resource Trust
"Who do you think you are?" on the subject of Human Origins
25th May 2012
Doctor David Catchpoole - Creation Ministries ( Australia )
Special youth meeting at BEC, but all ages welcome!
15th May 2012
Professor Steve Taylor -Liverpool - Answers in Genesis
The Age of the Earth and how science points to a young Earth.
Our thanks to Professor Steve Taylor for his thought provoking talk on "The Age of the Earth" last Tuesday evening. Steve started with his own personal testimony before giving us his views on the scientific evidence that point to an Age of the Earth of only a few thousand years and not the billions of years as proclaimed by evulotionary scientists. He presented a very convincing argument on a number of key issues and backed this up with good solid scientific evidence, an irrefutable challenge in many areas for our evolutionist friends. Among some of the topics covered were the issues of Radiometric Dating, 14c in coal and diamonds, fossils and the recent finds of soft tissues in T-Rex Dinosaur bones that are supposed to be some 65million years old! We were also shown a short clip from a new DVD entitled "Set in Stone" using geological evidence from around the UK. This a high quality documentary style programme that looks at key issues with regards to interpreting the rock formations that support a Young Earth view, and is well worth adding to your library. So, again we thank Steve and trust that you all enjoyed the question and answer session that followed. We also thank him for his input to the on going debate that supports the Creation interpretation of the scriptures. Some of you even had a chance to talk with Steve on a one-to-one basis afterwards, and we trust that you were blessed by his commitment to the truth of this ministry.
13th March 2012
Professor Colin Garner - Eng. Loughborough
Creation and Evolution:why it matters what you believe
24th January 2012
Professor Stuart Burgess - Eng. Bristol