Contact: Jeremy Lyon
Southern California Seminary
When: January 27 – January 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Please join the students and faculty of Southern California as we host the second annual Creation Conference on Jan 27 & 28, hosted at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, CA.
For more information & free registration, please visit the conference website here.
Where: Shadow Mountain Community Church
2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019
Who: Dr. Randy Guliuzza, Dr. John Baumgardner, Paul Nelson, and Ray Comfort.
Dr. Randy Guliuzza is a captivating speaker who presents well-documented and often humorous scientific and biblical talks to audiences of all ages. He has represented ICR in several scientific debates at secular universities and in other forums. Dr. Guliuzza has a B.S. in Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a B.A. in theology from Moody Bible Institute, an M.D. from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Guliuzza served nine years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps and is a registered Professional Engineer. In 2008, he retired as Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force, where he served as Flight Surgeon and Chief of Aerospace Medicine. He is the author of Made in His Image: Examining the complexities of the human body and Clearly Seen: Constructing Solid Arguments for Design.
Dr. John Baumgardner has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, a M.S. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics from UCLA. His Ph.D. research included the development of a 3D finite element model of the earth’s interior, now known as TERRA, specifically to investigate the physical aspects of the Genesis Flood. He is generally credited with providing the primary original research undergirding the concept of catastrophic plate tectonics in connection with Noah’s Flood.
For 20 years John served as a staff scientist in the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory engaged in a variety of research projects in computational physics, including runaway subduction in the earth’s mantle as a key aspect of the Flood. Between 1997 and 2005 he served on the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) team that documented multiple independent lines of radioisotope evidence that the earth is thousands, not billions, of years old. Between 2005 and 2010 he was part of a small team that developed Mendel’s Accountant, a computer model for exploring key topics population genetics relating to the origin and history of life. He is currently a senior research associate and vice-president of Logos Research Associates based in Santa Ana, California and an adjunct professor at Southern California Seminary where he teaches creation apologetics courses.
Paul A. Nelson is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for over two decades. His grandfather, Byron C. Nelson (1893-1972), a theologian and author, was an influential mid-20th century dissenter from Darwinian evolution. After Paul received his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory. He is currently a Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University.
As an early associate of Professor Phillip Johnson of UC-Berkeley, author of the bestselling critique Darwin on Trial, Paul was an organizer of the Mere Creation conference (1996), where the modern intelligent design research community first formed. His research interests include the relationship between developmental biology and our knowledge of the history of life, the theory of intelligent design, and the interaction of science and theology. Paul lectures frequently at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Europe, has spoken on American and Italian national public radio, and written for popular publications as varied as the Oslo Dagbladet and the Christian Research Journal.
Nelson’s scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Biology & Philosophy, Zygon,Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Touchstone, and book chapters in the anthologies Mere Creation (Intervarsity Press), Signs of Intelligence (Brazos), Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics (MIT Press), and Darwin, Design, and Public Education (Michigan State University Press). Paul is one of the authors of the biology textbook Explore Evolution, and has appeared in several films on intelligent design for Illustra Media. He is a member of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) and the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).
Paul is married to Suzanne Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatric gastroenterologist at Northwestern University, and they have two daughters (Hannah, 21, a senior at Brown University, and Olivia, 19, a sophomore at Macalester College). The family resides in Glenview, Illinois
Ray Comfort is the best-selling author of more than 70 books. He is also the co-host of an award-winning television program (with actor Kirk Cameron) which is seen in 115 countries. He has spoken on the subject of atheism at Yale and other prestigious universities, debated on ABC’sNightline, written, God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists, The Atheist Test (booklet–over one million copies sold), You can Lead an Atheist to Evidence But You can’t Make Him Think, and, Evolution: A Fair Tale For Grownups (Bridge Logos). He was a platform speaker for American Atheists, Inc., at their 2001 National Convention. Ray and his wife Sue live in Southern California.