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A Creationist View of Fundamental Physics

Meetup description:

Do you think the Creationism-Intelligent Design debate has been limited to reconsidering the validity of Evolutionary Biology and Geology?

Think again!

Greg Volk, a Stanford electrical engineering- & physics- trained Twin Cities business entrepreneur, Christian, and Creation Science proponent, will introduce SBS attendees and guests to an emerging "growth-area" of the Intelligent Design debate -- a Creationism-compatible alternate model of fundamental physics. In a non-mathematical presentation and Q&A, Greg will guide SBS members' exploration of the Bergman-Lucas "Common Sense Science" (CSS) physics paradigm -- how it bears on Biblical interpretation, and how it is asserted to predict a Creationist and Biblical literalist worldview. Meetup attendees will then test our SBS-forged mettle as believers and non-believers -- by exercising our commitment to reasoning dialogue and sharing of perspectives with those with whom we may deeply disagree.

Uncertain about Heisenberg Uncertainty?
Relatively troubled by Relativity?
Speed of Light leaving you lagging?
A bit foggy about Electron Clouds?
Wavering on Particle-Wave Duality?
Spooky Action at a Distance got you spooked?
Redshift got you feeling blue?
Inflating Universe is deflating you?
Or are you as certain as an apple falling from a tree?

Then shift your orbit to intersect with "A Creationist View of Fundamental Physics," and RSVP "YES" today!

P.S. Attendance at this SBS Meetup may be hazardous to your complacency!   :P

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  • Darrell

    Tremendous lecture. Need to do it again to continue with much material never gotten to.

    April 27, 2011

  • Nate R.

    While Mr. Volk is certainly a nice guy, his lack of proper preparation was quite unacceptable. The lecture, which he said was altered in order to present to a non-scientist audience, could easily have lasted six hours, and this is without 1) going over the propagandistic handout that was given, 2) going over the large array of models he brought with him. Moreover, his argument was completely lost on the majority of the audience, making the entire evening all but pointless. Two hours should have been sufficient time to craft an argument.

    Also, I was shocked by Mr. Volk's disingenuous answer to the query of what his scientific ideas about light had to do with the Bible. He responded that "[He] was asked to come here tonight and talk about the Bible," which basically meant his ideas have nothing to do with the Bible, other than both use the word light. Based on this approach, it is irrelevant to the group, as use of light can be found in much literature, including Superman comics.

    April 27, 2011

  • David P.

    While it's always interesting to hear alternate points of view, this presentation was very much a "science science science AND THEREFORE GOD" leap of logic. The young Earth creationist point of view requires such extreme leaps to ignore vast bodies of science that it really ends up being as interesting as discussing with Flat Earthers. You can't reason people out of positions they didn't reason themselves into.

    April 27, 2011

  • Frank B.

    For those who wanted to see more delving into the interpretation of biblical texts tonight, keep your powder dry; on May 10, Bible Scholar and presenter extraordinaire Nate Ramsayer will be presenting the role of prior ancient cultures (Assyrian, Hittite, Babylonian, Sumerian) and their tales in inspiring texts of the Hebrew Old Testament! We'll be meeting, for the first time, at 1st Universalist Church in Uptown -- don't miss this one, or you'll be "assyriously hittiting" yourself! :P

    April 27, 2011

  • Frank B.

    Thanks to our many regular, repeat and new SBS attendees tonight, and to our many guests for this unique talk, including: Greg's son, Eric; Nate's S.O., Sarah; Greg V.'s parents; Jeff S.'s colleague (Nice questions! Do join SBS at our website I URLed you!); & last, SBS's several return & new guests of Darrell & Greg Volk, including Renee & Ralph, & their colleagues from NPA & TCCSA. SBS appreciates all of you attending, helping make us one of the most diverse dialogues in the Twin Cities. :)

    April 27, 2011

  • Frank B.

    Very different concepts than what one traditionally hears in physics; but the most interesting part was the Q&A between the speaker, Greg, and the attendees. Many different perspectives informed the questions. I only wished we'd had the time to delve more deeply into specifics of how the physics is proposed to dovetail with Biblical accounts, and to re-explain major physics observations by the proposed new paradigm. Sorry we went overtime on this one, but the purpose of allowing questioners to stay longer is the one rationale SBS will accept to do so. Sleep tight (if more briefly), SBSers! :)

    April 26, 2011

  • Frank B.

    Tuesday April 16, 2010 UPDATE: We're now at 20-22 planning to attend tonight's SBS Meetup (including 12 SBS members plus 8-10 guests) -- we still can't enter guests on the Meetup.com website, sorry!

    April 26, 2011

  • Nate R.

    I will definitely be there tomorrow, Frank, and Sarah will be coming with me!

    April 25, 2011

  • Frank B.

    Hi SBS Members, for some reason Meetup.com is glitching on allowing me (and attendees?) to add guests to the RSVP list -- the current planned attendance for Tues April 26's "A Creationist View of Fundamental Physics" is about 15 attendees (8 SBS members, 7 guests.) RSVP "Yes" soon to let us know how many more are coming! :)

    April 24, 2011

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