by Ella Smith, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University will serve as the new host for the ninth International Conference on Creationism, July 16 -19. This conference allows creation scientists from around the world to present research papers, discuss scientific topics and build models that support a creationist worldview.
The conference will offer morning and afternoon sessions for attendees. All evening sessions are open to the public and free of charge.
During the evening sessions, scientists including Dr. Douglas Petrovich, professor of ancient Egypt at Wilfrid Laurier University; Dr. Andrew Snelling, director of research at Answers in Genesis; and Dr. Kurt Wise, director of the Center for Creation Research and professor of natural history at Truett McConnel University, will present their research on a multitude of scientific topics, including theology, archeology, genetics, geology, chemistry, physics and astronomy.
“The main goal when we look at research papers for presentation purposes is whether the papers contribute to our understanding of creation and how science is a tool that reinforces the truth of creation,” said Dr. Aaron Hutchison, professor of chemistry at Cedarville and chair of the board coordinating the conference.
In addition to presentations and group sessions, the conference will address rock formations after the flood, as well as discussing whether some dinosaurs had feathers.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 5,082 undergraduate, graduate and dual-enrollment for high school students in more than 175 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, high graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and the #4 national ranking by the Wall Street Journal for student engagement. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.