Air Date: January 20 2014
Host: Jim Schneider
Guests: Dr. Ken Ham & Dr. Danny Faulkner
Ken Ham is President, CEO and Founder of Answers in Genesis and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum. He is a biblical apologist and author of numerous books including ‘Already Gone’ on why so many young people have left the church, the best-selling ‘The Lie Evolution’, ‘Already Compromised’ about Christian colleges and how they treat the authority of the Bible and the newly released, ‘Six Days: The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church.’
Dr. Danny Faulkner has a Bachelor of Science in Math, a Master of Science in Physics and a Master of Arts and PhD in Astronomy. For over 25 years he was on the faculty of the University of South Carolina-Lancaster where he taught physics and astronomy. He did retire as a full professor and in January 2013 he joined Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum full time where he has published more than one hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals. He has published the book, “Universe by Design.”
This Crosstalk began with discussion about an upcoming debate that will be taking place at the Creation Museum between Ken Ham and Bill Nye on Tuesday, February 4th at 6pm Central Time. Bill is the popular ‘science guy’ children’s program host from PBS. Jim played an audio clip from Bill that helped bring this debate about. Bill’s comments included remarks crediting evolution as the presuppositional concept that supports scientific progress and that to believe otherwise just holds us back technologically.
Dr. Faulkner joined Jim at the halfway point in the program. He noted that much of science doesn’t deal with origins but instead deals with operational science where scientists look at the world the way it currently exists. So a problem occurs when some individuals try to extrapolate some of the observations of operational science into the past in order to determine what might have happened.
This doesn’t mean that there aren’t clues that lead scientists to believe that the universe was created by God. Actually, those clues lead some scientists to conclude that the origin of our universe is more recent than some people might like to believe.
From there Dr. Faulkner dealt with a number of creation related issues brought up by Jim and callers including:
–Starlight travel time problem.
–The problem of biogenesis.
–When/how do evolutionists think time, space and matter came about?
–The mystery of gravity.
…and much more.