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Preliminary Schedule

Note: This schedule is preliminary and subject to change prior to the conference.



Wednesday, August 6


4:00 p.m.  Registration begins


Thursday, August 7


8:00 a.m.  Breakfast


9:00 a.m.  Keynote address, “Origins Research: A Better Worldview Yields Better Research Questions,” Leonard Brand, Loma Linda University


10:15 a.m. Contributed Talks Session #1: Theology & Foundations

  1. Kennard, “The Hebraic Concept of Life and Death”
  2. Davis, “Where is the Garden of Eden?”
  3. Bartlett, “Wolfram’s Complexity Classes, Relative Evolvability, Irreducible Complexity, and Domain-Specific Languages”
  4. Mace, “The Creation-Evolution Literature Database (CELD)”


12:00 noon Lunch


2:00 p.m.  Contributed Talks Session #2: Geology & Paleontology

  1. Woodmorappe, “In-Place Fossils by Chance: A Simple Statistical Analysis”
  2. Wise & Gentry, “The Erosion of the Niagara Gorge”
  3. Garner, “Sandwaves as a Model for the Origin of Thick Cross-Bedded Sandstones: A Preliminary Survey”
  4. Whitmore, “Aqueous Facies Transitions within the Coconino Sandstone, Arizona
  5. Clarey, “The South Fork Superfault: Evidence of a Catastrophic Gravity Slide, Wyoming, USA


4:00 p.m.  BSG Business Meeting


6:00 p.m.  Dinner


7:30 p.m.  Poster Session


Friday, August 8

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast


9:00 a.m.  Contributed Talks Session #3: Natural Evil

  1. Kennard, “The Oracle of the Curse at the Fall of Creation”
  2. Sanders, “Lantana (Verbenaceae) as a Model to Study the Origin of Traits Exhibiting Natural Evil”
  3. Williams, “Preliminary Observations on the Feeding Habits of Green Hydra, Hydra viridissima, and Their Relation to Natural Evil”
  4. Francis, “The CT Toxin of Vibrio cholera, Its Structure, Function and Origin”


10:45 a.m.  Contributed Talks Session #4: Baraminology & Biology

  1. Gollmer, “Concurrency Patterns and Controls in Biological Systems”
  2. Brophy, “A Baraminological Analysis of the Landfowl (Aves: Galliformes)”
  3. Wise, “Baraminology and the Fossil Record of the Mammals”


12:00 noon  Lunch