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1971 University Blvd

Lynchburg, VA 24515

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Arrival and Registration

If you are flying, please send us your flight information so we can be sure you have a ride from the airport. Email info@coresci.org

On Wednesday afternoon, conference registration will be held at the Sleep Inn at 3620 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Ticket holders with a hotel room will also be staying at this location.

The conference meetings will be held in Science Hall 128, where registration will take place on Thursday through Saturday (if you arrive late). We will have our meals in the dining commons. To find these buildings, please visit Liberty's campus map at http://www.liberty.edu/map/

For the Field Trip

You must wear boots. We'll be visiting an active quarry that requires boots (not shoes). If you do not wear boots, you'll have to wait outside the quarry.

If you do not plan on coming to the field trip, please let us know so we can get an accurate count for lunch. If you have specific dietary needs for the boxed lunch, let us know that too. Email info@coresci.org


The annual conference of the Creation Biology Society and the Creation Geology Society will be held on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. The conference will feature special presentations for the general public, technical talks for creationist researchers, and a field trip. This is an excellent occasion to meet and learn from prominent creationist researchers from around the world! The conference begins with dinner on Wednesday evening and runs through the field trip on Saturday afternoon.

For our field trip, we'll be taking a bus tour of the geology of central Virginia. Our emphasis is on the metamorphic provinces seen in the area and their overlying sedimentary units. We'll stop at two active quarries where we can collect rock samples. We will leave at 9 am and return at 3 pm. Lunch is included.

All tickets include lunch and dinner from Wednesday evening to Saturday lunch. We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Sleep Inn right next to campus (3620 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502). Hotel rooms are available for Wednesday night, Thursday night, and Friday night. Hotel rooms are included with some registration costs, and registration without housing is also available for those who want to arrange their own housing.

If you are interested in qualifying for the member rate by joining the Creation Biology Society, please include as a "donation" $20 for member or associate member levels or $10 for student membership. Associate membership has no requirements and is open to all. Full membership is for those with advanced degrees in biology, theology, or a related field.

Are you planning to fly? Let us know, and we can arrange airport transportation for you.

SCHEDULE

Thursday

8:45 am – Welcome

9:00 am – Geology Session 1

  • Quantifying the Flood Heat Problem - W. J. Worraker
  • An Agenda for the Other 70% of Earth’s Surface - N.A. Doran
  • Landscape history in the Colorado Plateau, Utah and Arizona - L. Brand
  • Floating Mat Model for the Origin of Coal is Supported by New Evidence from Plant Paleoecology - S.A. Austin and R.W. Sanders

10:50 am – Break

11:00 am – Biology Session 1

  • Biology of Rhizomorphic Lycopsids and Psaronius Tree-ferns in Relation to the Floating Mat Model for the Origin of Coal - R.W. Sanders and S.A. Austin
  • Analysis and Anatomy of a Pine Bark Beetle Infestation of Wind-Thrown Pinus ponderosa in a California Montane Forest - J. Francis and B. Johnson
  • Simple Math, Language, and Mind: An Alternative Megahistory Outline of Science - K.P. Wise

12:15 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Geology Session 2

  • Post-Flood Climate Modeling with 24°C Oceans - S. Gollmer
  • Reassessing Earth’s Oxygen Isotope Record - W.J. Worraker
  • Preliminary Report on Hominin Paleobiogeography - K.P. Wise
  • The Origin of a Species: Reflection of the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient? - N.A. Doran

3:50 pm – Break

4:00 pm – Biology Session 2

  • Hormone Regulation of Human Endogenous Retroviruses in Jurkat Cells - Y. Liu
  • Environmental Tracking: Theoretical Considerations of Engineered Mechanisms within Populations to Continually Fill the Earth Across Generations - R.J. Guliuzza
  • Speciation and Hybridization as Essential Elements in Allowing God’s Creatures to Fill the Earth - J.K. Lightner

5:30 pm – Dinner

Friday

9:00 am – Biology Session 3

  • Characterizing Comparative Fitness between Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) and Healthcare-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) Isolates - A.L. Gillen
  • Using Petaloid Trillium erectum to Study Trillium Genetics and Baraminology - R. Leslie
  • Aristotle’s Intuition – Derivable from Theism While Contrary to Naturalism - K.P. Wise and T. Spivey

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Biology Session 4

  • A Further Attempt to Detect Discontinuity Surrounding the Equidae, Using a New Dataset - P. Garner
  • There is Probably More Than One Ratite Holobaramin - T.C. Wood
  • Baraminological Analysis of Cranial Characters Implies that Homo floresiensis was Human - T.C. Wood

12:15 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Business meeting

2:30 pm – Introduction to Is Genesis History?, Sneak preview screening, Questions & Answers

5:30 pm – Dinner

Saturday

9:00 am – Depart for field trip

Please note that the field trip will visit an active quarry, and all visitors are REQUIRED to wear boots (preferably steel-toed boots). If you come on the fieldtrip without boots, you will not be allowed to tour the quarry.

3:30 pm – Arrive at Sleep Inn

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