2020 Monthly Event Lecture Series Schedule

MAC’s next date in 2020 Monthly lecture series

Ancient DNA vs. the Bible

Monday May 11th, 7:00pm CST
(2nd Monday each month)
No cost
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Before or after the lecture, you can also listen to Dr. Carter being interviewed on KFUO by Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth…


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Talk DescriptionAncient DNA vs. the Bible
The existence of DNA in ancient samples was a surprise to the scientific community. DNA should not last thousands of years, under nearly all conditions, so finding it in Neanderthals, mammoths and mastodons, etc. is a real challenge to the old-earth paradigm. However, it also raises questions about biblical history and how ancient people, specifically, relate to the story of mankind given to us in the Bible. Yet, we can learn a lot about how people have moved and mingled in history through ancient DNA studies. If we properly adjust the carbon dating-based ages, the events can be condensed into the biblical, post-Flood timeframe. We must still be careful when looking for evidence of The Table of Nations (Genesis 10) in the DNA of ancient and modern people, because the history of humanity is complex and the story is just beginning to be told. For example, Native Americans are fairly easy to explain, but places like Europe have been a seething pot of invasion and population replacement since humans first arrived there. All of this fits the biblical account. This talk is designed to provide an explanation of how that can be true.About our guest speaker:

Dr Carter was converted to Christ at an early age, but did not know what to do with the theory of evolution. He always knew what he wanted to believe, but had no way to express what he was thinking and no evidence to support his views. In his freshman year of college, he was exposed to the information for creation for the first time and soon after adopted it as his modus operandi. He says he felt a tremendous joy when he realized his science and his religion were no longer at odds. This joy (and, he says, Creation magazine and the Journal of Creation) enabled him to get through the in-depth evolutionary training of his undergraduate and graduate programs with his faith intact.

He obtained a BS in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He then spent four years teaching high school biology, chemistry, physics and electronics before going to the University of Miami to obtain his PhD in Marine Biology. He successfully completed this program in 2003 with a dissertation on “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” While in Miami, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, performed well over 500 SCUBA dives, many of them at night, and licensed a spin-off product of his research (a patented fluorescent protein) to a biotech company.

 

Series One (Jan-May):  Biblical History – from the Beginning

Come learn about the true history of the world, how we got to this point and discover the solution.  This 5-week series is a set of one-hour lectures followed by Q&A.  It will be geared toward adults and youth 12 and up, but young kids are welcome and should also enjoy it and benefit.

Schedule

Each presentation is a stand-alone topic, however they are grouped together to give you a comprehensive understanding of the broader subject, if you can attend several or all of them.  The schedule is as follows:

  • January 13:   Why is There Death & Suffering in the World?          Scott Jarus
  • February 10: One Blood: The Truth About Race                                Marv Schaefer
  • March 9:        Fossils & the Flood                                                           Zak Klein
  • April 13:         Hey, There Are Dinosaurs In My Bible                        Steve Grimes
  • May 11:          Ancient DNA vs. the Bible                                               Rob Carter
  • June 8:          Languages & the Dispersion at the Tower of Babel   Bill Barnes

Please join us in 2020 to learn more about our Creator’s wisdom, power, and His love for us