Registration is now open for The Seventh International Conference on Creationism (ICC) is scheduled
to be held August 4-8, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. at the
Doubletree by Hilton in the Pittsburgh suburb of Green Tree.
Register early and save.
This ICC promises to be an informative, exciting and a must attend event
either in person or virtually. There will be 41 peer-reviewed technical papers,
one poster session, one panel session and 5 special evening presentations.
The schedule of presentations is now available in both
list view. This is the final schedule unless
unforeseen circumstances necessitate a change.
Each month leading up to the conference we will be highlighting several authors and their papers
in our Featured Speakers section.
Please consider printing the ICC 2013
brochure to use as a handout or for posting.
Help us publicize the conference by downloading the two picture files below:
NEW The ICC is going electronic or to put it another way we are going
so sure to bring your web-enabled e-readers, tablets and laptops to the conference.
Yes, for the first time, this conference will depend heavily on the use of popular electronic devices to provide access,
through the website, to the proceedings papers, session audios and more.
This is the first ICC that will
not have a printed proceedings book.
Each attendee registering for the full conference will receive a CD
containing an indexed PDF for each paper. These PDF files will also be
available on this ICC website during the conference for easy reference
using your e-reader of choice. NOTE: the e-reader must be able to
access the ICC website, download and view a PDF file. Laptops
typically will be able to use the provided CD.
Also, the audio for each session will be made available on the
website as soon as possible after each session ends. In this way you
can listen to a session, at your leisure, that you may not have been able to attend.
NEW The ICC is pleased to announce the vendors who will be at this conference. While you are at the
conference please take some time to visit their tables.
- The ARK Foundation of Dayton
- Creation Research Society
- Assoc. for Biblical Research
- Chinese Creation Science Association
- Creation Ministries International
- National Creation Science Scholarship Fund
- Korea Association for Creation Research (KACR)
- Origins Education and Research Centre
- The Paleochronology Group
Each month leading up to the conference several papers will be featured in this section.
Noah's Ark: Longitudal Strength Based on Trusses
This engineering work computes the wave-induced bending stresses upon the Ark, and then evaluates a series of internal trusses to carry the entire bending load. The joints, notably the metal dowels resisting lateral loads, govern the design. For a small-cubit Ark with trusses at a 45 degree web/chord angle, and 0.8 wood density (g/cm3), the required trusses consumed 12% of the volume of the Ark and 20% of its displacement, and required 25,000 board feet of structural wood. The large-cubit Ark is...More
The Mars Desert Hypothesis and The Mars-RATE Connection
We present a catastrophic as well as creation scenario that is painted with a broad stroke to explain much of the present topography of the planet Mars. By analogy, we propose that Mars is an analog of an extreme desert. This is the Mars Desert Hypothesis. I propose that there is a history of volcanic eruptions producing rain, flash floods, and volcanic flows which created a terraformed Mars complete with streams and lakes and possibly shallow oceans. Because of the low gravity of Mars, due to i...More
Superfaults and Pseudotachylytes:Evidence of Catastrophic Earth Movements
Timothy Clarey, Steven A. Austin, Stephen Cheung and Raymond Strom
Superfaults often exhibit an unusual rock called pseudotachylyte, and together these two features are critical to our understanding of catastrophic tectonics. Superfaults are rapid-moving, single-slip displacement surfaces involving very large offsets with the moving-block side of the fault being unconfined or unpinned during rapid gravity offset. Pseudotachylyte is the dark-colored, metamorphic silicate glass formed by frictional melting upon the superfault surface at temperature exceeding 10...More
New Material Model Reveals Inherent Tendency in Mantle Minerals for Runaway Mantle Dynamics
Jesse A. Sherburn, John R. Baumgardner and Mark F. Horstemeyer
In this paper we apply a material model used for years in the engineering community to simulate deformation and failure of metal components to the problem of deformation of silicate minerals in the earth's mantle. Known as the Bammann inelastic internal state variable (BIISV) model, this formulation utilizes not only the current state (e.g., temperature, density, stress) of each material parcel to compute the current deformation rate, but it also carries along features (internal state varia...More
Survey of Microbial Composition and Mechanisms of Living Stromatolites of the Bahamas and Australia: Developing Criteria to Determine the Biogenicity of Fossil Stromatolites
Georgia Purdom and Andrew Snelling
A stromatolite is typically defined as a laminated and lithified structure that is the result of microbial activity over the course of time. Fossil stromatolites are relatively abundant; however, modern living stromatolites are rare. Two well-studied examples of living stromatolites include those found in the Exuma Cays of the Bahamas and Shark Bay in Australia. Depending on dominant chemical reactions by bacteria and environmental conditions, accretion and lithification of the stromatolite occu...More
2013 ICC Evening Speakers
The program for the 2013 ICC is developing nicely and we are
pleased to announce the list of evening speakers as follows:
- Ken Ham, "Genesis, Biblical Authority & the Age of the Earth"
- Mark Horstemeyer, "Creation State of Affairs: Simulating Genesis"
- Steve Taylor and Andy McIntosh, "Fight the Good Fight - Strategy and A Look
from Across the Pond"
- Paul Nelson, "Whatever Happened to Darwin's Tree of LIfe? The Genomics Revolution and Its Effect on Theories of Origins"
- Steve Austin, "The Crucifixion Earthquake of 33 AD: Evidence in the Dead Sea Sediment"