Our website (nwcreation.net) features a large number of creation science videos and PowerPoint files that may be downloaded free of charge. The majority of the videos are seminars that were recorded at our Seattle Creation Conference (2004-2010), but we have a few documentaries available also.

 

Links to the 2010 conference videos:

The 2009 conference videos can be found here.

http://www.nwcreation.net/scc09.html

 

The full list of videos here.

http://www.nwcreation.net/videos/index.html

 

The PowerPoint files for many of the conference videos have also been provided for upload by the speakers. A few speakers have given us permission to post all of their PowerPoints including Mike Riddle, Thomas Kindell, and yours truly. These PowerPoint files can be extremely helpful for people wanting to give such seminars, or simply teach a class at their Church or Christian school.

My files are prepared with this in mind. I have included notes throughout, including speaker comments, and source information for the text as well as the graphics used in the presentation.

 

The full list of PowerPoint files.

http://www.nwcreation.net/presentations/

 

Your servant in Christ,

Chris Ashcraft

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Mr Chris Ashcraft:

I love your ideas on marsupials being just adapted placentals. I insist this is true also.

Would ever consider expanding your ideas to one of these videos and so try to persuade the YEC community on a beter explanation for the marsupial anomaly in Australia etc.

 

Thanks for posting. I'm speaking to the sixth grade class at our local public school this Thursday. I may use some of your power point slides.

Actually Robert - I have been thinking about that subject lately. Its strange that you mentioned it. During the summer break I usually focus on research and will submit a couple of articles for publication. I had been considering using part of the coming summer to write-up that theory, and attempt to have it published by JOC or CRSQ. However, as a YEC, it is admittedly extremely controversial to propose that such dramatic change has taken place, and it would require very solid support.

 

For the sake of the forum, here is the article Robert's referring to....

http://www.nwcreation.net/marsupials.html

 

Robert Byers said:

Mr Chris Ashcraft:

I love your ideas on marsupials being just adapted placentals. I insist this is true also.

Would ever consider expanding your ideas to one of these videos and so try to persuade the YEC community on a beter explanation for the marsupial anomaly in Australia etc.

 



Chris Ashcraft said:

Actually Robert - I have been thinking about that subject lately. Its strange that you mentioned it. During the summer break I usually focus on research and will submit a couple of articles for publication. I had been considering using part of the coming summer to write-up that theory, and attempt to have it published by JOC or CRSQ. However, as a YEC, it is admittedly extremely controversial to propose that such dramatic change has taken place, and it would require very solid support.

 

For the sake of the forum, here is the article Robert's referring to....

http://www.nwcreation.net/marsupials.html

 

Robert Byers said:

Mr Chris Ashcraft:

I love your ideas on marsupials being just adapted placentals. I insist this is true also.

Would ever consider expanding your ideas to one of these videos and so try to persuade the YEC community on a beter explanation for the marsupial anomaly in Australia etc.

 

Excellent. This would be great. its a pet project of my own. in fact i have a essay on your webpage about it and the bigger subject of same shaped creatures are the same despite minor details.

in fact AiG reported some time back about some insect etc which birthed in one area its young from eggs and another area just live. In australia. no big deal for same kind to have different reproductive abilities.

 

A marsupial wolf is so like other wolves that mechanism for the marsupial traits must be a minor roadblock. anyways the great example in Genesis is the long ages of man, pre/post flood. If we did not know this was true by the account in scripture people today, including YEC, would deny any possibility of men living that long within our biology. Yet it was true. so great biological changes are possible and even to be expected without being mentioned in Genesis.

Further as in my essay "Post Flood marsupial migration explained" by Robert Byers there is a constant theme in the fossil record of same shaped creatures being said to be unrelated cause of this or that. The present marsupials are just a living case.

The anomaly of marsupial exclusivity and placental exclusion is easily and even only explained as the same creatures as elsewhere changing on mass due to some needs in the area.

I see marsupialism as simply a mode for increase production for the creatures who had the farthest way to go from the ark.

 

Anyways marsupials is a case always brought up against creationism to trip up our Ark origin for critters.

its a worthy subject and as I found out later we had some same conclusions.

you probably know but there is a great moving picture of the marsupial wolf on youtube. Watch its sitting, laying, biting, etc and surely it demands that this is a doggy.

By the way the marsupial wolf howled at night too. its a wolf.

Lord bless and indeed lead you to introduce more widely at least as a option that marsupials are just placentals after all. No need for unlikely ideas of how they got congregated exclusively in some areas.

I guess your webpage is the place to await the new work.

All the best. 

 

Are all these files to be considered free to use for educational purposes ???

Yes - that is why they have been uploaded. The video file sizes are more designed for computer viewing and may not be a high enough quality for classroom display, but DVDs are available on our webstore if needed. Most of my PowerPoints can be downloaded individually or as a ZIP file that contains accesory files (videos, notes, etc.).

 

Technical Note Concerning the PowerPoint Files -  I recently noted that when the 2007 PowerPoint files (*.pptx) are downloaded, they instead come across as a folder, rather than as the single *pptx file, which is very odd.  If downloading a pptx file, you simply instruct PowerPoint to open the folder - then resave the file.

Tommy Jones said:

Are all these files to be considered free to use for educational purposes ???

 

I can see the possibility that marsupials could have "evolved" (or rather "adapted" is probably a better word) from placental counterparts. This could be the case if the original kind contained (in latent form) the genetic information for marsupialness. (Some creationists call this "frontloading").

Another explanation is that they are mosaics put together from the variety of modules that God had available. This seems to be a feature of intelligently designed items. As a simple example, consider a knife, fork and spoon - they all use the same "module" for the handle.

Since it is clear that animal pairs would not "naturally" congregate to a huge boat, it is clear that God played a supernatural role in bringing the various animals to the ark. Since that is the case, I see no reason why God could not have also supernaturally transported the various animals to their destinations after the ark landed. I am also open to the possibility of natural migration, but I think creationists need have no reason to limit themselves to such.

 

I think the congruence between marsupials and non-marsupials is a testament to creation whichever way you look at it. The chances of evolution arriving at such similar forms (except for the one feature of reproduction) after 100 million yrs of evolution seems to be vanishingly low.

 

 

 


Robert Byers said:

Mr Chris Ashcraft:

I love your ideas on marsupials being just adapted placentals. I insist this is true also.

Would ever consider expanding your ideas to one of these videos and so try to persuade the YEC community on a beter explanation for the marsupial anomaly in Australia etc.

 



Ralph Thurlow said:

 

I can see the possibility that marsupials could have "evolved" (or rather "adapted" is probably a better word) from placental counterparts. This could be the case if the original kind contained (in latent form) the genetic information for marsupialness. (Some creationists call this "frontloading").

Another explanation is that they are mosaics put together from the variety of modules that God had available. This seems to be a feature of intelligently designed items. As a simple example, consider a knife, fork and spoon - they all use the same "module" for the handle.

Since it is clear that animal pairs would not "naturally" congregate to a huge boat, it is clear that God played a supernatural role in bringing the various animals to the ark. Since that is the case, I see no reason why God could not have also supernaturally transported the various animals to their destinations after the ark landed. I am also open to the possibility of natural migration, but I think creationists need have no reason to limit themselves to such.

 

I think the congruence between marsupials and non-marsupials is a testament to creation whichever way you look at it. The chances of evolution arriving at such similar forms (except for the one feature of reproduction) after 100 million yrs of evolution seems to be vanishingly low.

 

 

 


Robert Byers said:

Mr Chris Ashcraft:

I love your ideas on marsupials being just adapted placentals. I insist this is true also.

Would ever consider expanding your ideas to one of these videos and so try to persuade the YEC community on a beter explanation for the marsupial anomaly in Australia etc.

 

Getting them on the ark would be a special thing. hOwever to say God was directing creatures to where they should live in their special groups, like marsupials, for unknown reasons I say is very unlikely and not needed anyways.

This would seem terribly unlikely to any non creationist audience and any creationist audience.

In fat it would be impossible to get marsupials to Australia etc and keep the others out unless this was as great a intervention as done in the Exodus.

Naw. its far and away the simple and so first conclusion that marsupials are just placentals with a few details of difference.

The great point here that there was dead on "marsupials' that look exactly like wolves, lions, bears, mice, tapirs, etc etc.

So alike that evolutionists must invoke great ideas called convergent evolution to explain it.

Yet it should scream to anyone especially creationists who insist creatures came from a focal point off the ark that a marsupial wolf is just a dumb old wolf. with a pouch.

This satisfys Genesis, explains many other creatures in the fossil record, takes a shot at genetics as a trail of heritage, and leads to a conclusion that biological change in creatures is possible or was before and after the flood. Just as bery long lives of people was.

 

I suggest you seek out on youtube the moving pictures of the last marsupial wolf in captivity. Observe carefully its movements in sitting, walking, chewing etc.

Is this a wolf or a flexible kangaroo, as evolution hints, or a creature God made look like a wolf but isn't.

I insist a major error in classification of creatures was made hundreds of years ago.

there are just kinds and not divisions in biology according to the bible. 

 

Hi Robert,

 

"Getting them on the ark would be a special thing. hOwever to say God was directing creatures to where they should live in their special groups, like marsupials, for unknown reasons I say is very unlikely and not needed anyways.

 

The reasons wouldn't be totally unknown - it's obvious that marsupials work better overall in Australia, which is often drought prone.

I'm not disagreeing with your thesis that marsupials are adapted placentals as long as it can be shown that the genetic info for marsupialness was built into the original kind. It is a bit of a stretch to expect a creationist who well understands the limits of "evolution" to believe that randomn mutation had the capability to make the change!



Ralph Thurlow said:

Hi Robert,

 

"Getting them on the ark would be a special thing. hOwever to say God was directing creatures to where they should live in their special groups, like marsupials, for unknown reasons I say is very unlikely and not needed anyways.

 

The reasons wouldn't be totally unknown - it's obvious that marsupials work better overall in Australia, which is often drought prone.

I'm not disagreeing with your thesis that marsupials are adapted placentals as long as it can be shown that the genetic info for marsupialness was built into the original kind. It is a bit of a stretch to expect a creationist who well understands the limits of "evolution" to believe that randomn mutation had the capability to make the change!

 

There is no reason to see marsupials more adapted to  a drought australia then other creatures. They don't say that. lots of australia is always wet. There are marsupials in south america and more in the past.

Australia was not like it is now after the flood. It was a verry lush area and only later changed with the result of great amounts of extinction.

 

i don't agree creationists need to tie our hands  with what genetic power was built into original created kinds. originally we were all built for eternity on earth. So our bodies can be imagined to have any kind of innate ability to preserve themselves. 

We don't need random mutations at all and this never did any important biological work.

first the evidence of biblical boundaries and then observation upon what should collect/divide animals in thei kinds etc and then apply it to the great sameness of 'marsupials' in the bodys to placentals.

I understand your willing to give this idea a chance. I'm confident it is worthy of your attention and would be a gain for creationist biogeography ideas and man's knowledge in general.

 

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