This is big news from the personal blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. As you know, ol’ Hambo is co-founder of Answers in Genesis (AIG) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page.
Hambo’s article is The Latest Creationist Research — at a Special Conference. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The International Conference on Creationism (ICC) meets this year, and our staff at Answers in Genesis is looking forward to it! Now, the ICC is held every four or five years and is a ministry of the Creation Science Fellowship of Pittsburgh. … The conference is meeting from August 4–8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this year.
Got your attention, didn’t we? Yes, dear reader, you read that correctly. This is an opportunity that comes around only once in every four or five years, and it’s happening this August. You have plenty of time to make your plans. Hambo continues:
Many of our researchers on staff attend the ICC, and some of them, such as Dr. Andrew Snelling and Dr. Georgia Purdom, present peer-reviewed research papers. You see, all the papers that are presented at the ICC are peer-reviewed — despite the claims of secularists who say that creation research isn’t reviewed or edited.
Yes, peer-reviewed. AIG has its own, in-house, “peer-reviewed” journal, which we’ll discuss shortly. Let’s read on from Hambo’s article:
According to the ICC website, the conference is dedicated to providing (1) “a technical forum for the latest creation research” and (2) “a coherent platform for the pedagogical, professional, and legal issues involved in the teaching of creation science at the secondary and tertiary levels.”
Wowie — the latest creation research! Hambo continues:
I am attending, along with a number of others from the Answers in Genesis staff. I will be the opening speaker on Sunday, August 4, at 7:00 PM, giving a talk titled Genesis, Biblical Authority & the Age of the Earth. My talk is free and open to the public.
You don’t want to miss that! Here’s more:
Dr. Snelling, a geologist and the Director of Research at Answers in Genesis, emphasizes the necessity of the ICC: “The International Conference on Creationism is the peak gathering of creation scientists and those informed lay people who want to hear about or present the latest creationist research.”
Not only that, but:
Dr. Snelling also oversees the Answers Research Journal, a peer-reviewed technical journal available for free online.
Here’s a link to that prestigious journal: Answers Research Journal. Their “About” page is written by that same Dr. Snelling, who is not only AIG’s Director of Research, he’s also the journal’s editor-in-chief, so you know the journal is going to be scientifically objective. Snelling says:
Answers in Genesis is excited to announce the launch of its online technical journal, Answers Research Journal. ARJ is a professional, peer-reviewed technical journal for the publication of interdisciplinary scientific and other relevant research from the perspective of the recent Creation and the global Flood within a biblical framework.
Furthermore, people want to know they can trust what is published on the Internet, which is why papers in our journal will be reviewed by the best experts we have available to us through a large network of well-qualified creationist researchers, scientists, and theologians who are the best thinkers in their fields of creationist research. Thus, we can give you absolute assurance that the papers we will be publishing in our Answers Research Journal are of the highest scientific and theological standard.
ARJ will disseminate research conducted by creationist experts in theology, history, archaeology, anthropology, biology, geology, astronomy, and other disciplines of science by providing scientists, students, and supporters the results of cutting-edge research that demonstrates the validity of the young-earth model, the global Flood, the non-evolutionary origin of “created kinds,” and other evidences that are consistent with the biblical account of origins.
And here’s one more quote from Snelling, which will surely give you the confidence you’re looking for in a science journal:
Answers Research Journal comes to you with the full backing of AiG’s President/Founder Ken Ham and the entire AiG Board, who have been wanting to see such a journal launched.
Now you know that Hambo wasn’t kidding when he said that creation research is peer-reviewed. That’s your guarantee of quality for the big conference in Pittsburgh. Hambo ends his article like this:
We’re looking forward to being able to share more of the latest creation research with you.
Well, what are you waiting for? Start making plans to attend the conference! With the rapid pace of creation research these days, you don’t want to be left behind.
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