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Cedarville Hosts Creation Research Conference

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Cedarville Hosts Creation Research Conference

Dr. Joseph Francis, associate professor of biology at Cedarville University, will moderate "Discontinuity-Understanding Biology in the Light of Creation," which will be held on the Cedarville campus August 15-17. Jointly sponsored by Cedarville University and the Center for Origins Research and Education at Bryan College of Dayton, Tenn., the conference will discuss the diversity of life on earth. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office

August 7, 2001

Cedarville, Ohio - Cedarville University will host "Discontinuity-Understanding Biology in the Light of Creation," August 15-17. Held in joint sponsorship with the Center for Origins Research and Education at Bryan College of Dayton, Tenn., the conference will discuss the diversity of life on earth. Presentations will address the questions surrounding what modern biological science can tell us about the differences among the created kind. Dr. Joe Francis, associate professor of biology at Cedarville, said, "The goal of the conference is to develop a model in which we can highlight these differences and use the model for research and education. 'Discontinuity-Understanding Biology in the Light of Creation' will bring together scholars of intelligent design typology and creation biology so that the principle of discontinuity may be elaborated. "Discontinuity is the creationist model of biological development," explained Francis. "Whereas evolution attempts to establish that all life-forms are connected and related by ancestry, discontinuity tells us that there are different entities. With discontinuity we see differences among living organisms that we cannot account for by ancestry. Together the conference scholars hope to build a creation model based on the Genesis account of creation." Conference participants will hold hourly presentations between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily in the Stevens Student Center. For more information, call the University public relations office or visit the conference Web site at www.cedarville.edu/employee/francisj/disc2.htm. Cedarville University is an accredited Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs. Located in Cedarville, Ohio, it offers more than 100 areas of study to approximately 3,000 students from across America and around the world. The University features an award-winning computer network and a worldwide Christian ministries program.