Dr. Emil Silvestru – The Darwin Delusion

A lecture by Dr. Emil Silvestru, Romania’s foremost Geologist, born and raised in communist Romania, who founded the world’s first Speleological Institute (speleology is the study of caves) lectures on Charles Darwin who also was a speleologist at the beginning of his career. Dr. Silvestru recounts Darwin’s life and work and the influences that formed him during his lifetime. This lecture gives many historical details spanning several continents and detailing the prevailing philosophies and politics of Darwin’s time concluding with Darwin’s influence on eugenics- including abortion.

A tip for playing the video. Press the play button, wait 5 seconds and press the stop button. Wait a few minutes for the play bar to start downloading on your computer and then press start. For some reason, when the video stopped for me I got a green screen and I had to refresh the page and wait for the play bar to re load again so I could go back to the minute mark where it originally stopped. The video is well worth watching though, so please be patient.

Dr. Emil Silvestru – „The Darwin Delusion” – September 27th, 2009 Evening Service from Peoples Montreal on Vimeo.

Dr. Emil Silvestru’s bio – Emil earned his Ph.D in geology at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania, (where he has worked as an associate professor) in karst sedimentology. An authority on the geology of caves, he has written one book (The Cave Book), published over 48 peer-reviews scientific articles, and co-authored three books: Terra – Catastrophe Naturale (Terra – Natural Catastrophes), The Geologic Column: Perspectives within Diluvial Geology and Rock Solid Answers.

Before moving into full-time creation ministry in 1997 Emil was the head scientist at the worlds first Speleological Institute (speleology = the study of caves) in Cluj. His areas of expertise include: karstology, sedimentology, geology and hydrogeology of limestone terranes, cave glaciology, show cave assessment & design, exploration and geology of metamorphic ore deposits.He has over 30 years experience in climbing and spelunking, educating many young spelunkers and mountain climbing devotees as well as participating in mountain and cave rescue operations.

After becoming a Christian in 1994, Emil began to re-think previously held views on the age of the earth. In particular he became interested in studying the geological processes that resulted from the world-wide flood recorded in Genesis. He became convinced that the flood provided exceptional conditions that greatly accelerated the geological processes commonly thought to take millions of years. In January 2002 he immigrated to Canada from Romania with his family. Emil now works full-time for Creation Ministries International-Canada as a researcher, writer and speaker. (Read it in its entirety here – http://creation.com/emil-silvestru, including links to his published scientific papers )

In the summer of 2012 Emil suffered a stroke from which he has not yet fully recovered. Please pray for Dr. Silvestru.

ALSO READ: Caving in to creation – Dr Carl Wieland interviews Romanian geologist and world cave authority Dr Emil Silvestru

R C Sproul – Nietzsche “The Consequences of Ideas”

Many of our children who have been raised in the church have the foundations of their faith shaken when they enter universities and college campuses across the nation. Here is a very important and helpful teaching series by noted theologian R.C.Sproul  available from Ligonier Ministries. The book can be purchased for under $16 here. You can also purchase the DVD or download the audio/video here.  Here is a summary of the book and teaching series from the book itself-

Summary

The greatest thinkers of all time are impacting us still. From public-policy decisions and current laws to world events, theology, the arts, education, and even conversations between friends, history’s most influential philosophies have wrought massive consequences on nearly everything we see, think, and do.

Thus it is critical for Christians to understand the ideas that are shaping them. The greater their familiarity with the streams of thought that have saturated Western culture through the ages, the greater their ability to influence this culture for Christ.

With The Consequences of Ideas, now in paperback, R. C. Sproul expertly leads the way for thoughtful readers. Tracing the contours of Western philosophy from the ancients to the molders of modern and postmodern thought—including Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, and Freud—Sproul proves that ideas are not just passing fads; they endure for generations to come and demand our serious attention.

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A teaching on philosophy in specific existentialism by R.C. Sproul: Ideas have consequences, not only for the nations, but for you and for me. The bible says – As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. You may be called to be the best physicist, the best biologist, the best musician, the best economist that God has ever put on the face of this earth, but whatever you do- Get that knowledge of God as the foundation for whatever God calls you to do in this world. This is a sample of just one of the 35 videos that are part of this series.

–> Ravi Zacharias – Can Man Live Without God ?

Ravi Zacharias speaking to University students in Singapore, 2004.

Lecture on his book ‘Can man live without God?’ starts out with commentary on Nietzsche’s ‘God is dead statement’. Zacharias presents the 4 major struggles that  emerge from the elimination of the presence of God from a culture or individual’s life (atheism):

  1. no law ( if there is no objective frame of reference for a moral framework)
  2. no hope
  3. no meaning (of and for life)
  4. no recovery

Questions students ask and Ravi Zacharias answers (last 20 min.)

  1. What do you think would happen if there’s only one religion in the world; would there be less conflicts?
  2. You raised the question of atheists – Hitler and Stalin, two men who caused great evil, my objection is that it is not only creed that leads to evil, I think religion has also led to evil and suffering (mentioning Inquisition and Crusades and other religions like the Taliban). You state that somehow God creates an objective frames of morality. I disagree with that..student talks about free will…if God chose the moral framework, in that case you are subjecting them to the whim of a god, why not just remove the god from the framework?Who is God to the values I live by?
  3. I am not a christian and I want to bring up a few points of contention that I have against your message. What lies at the root of this debate is whether you believe in God or not.  I disagree with the underlying assumption that people who do not have a religious background cannot do something good for humanity. And, care you saying that rationality can only exist in morality? Why do I have to believe in God to find meaning in life?

Ravi Zacharias also recounts his attempted suicide at the age of 17, after which someone read the Bible to him (he would not read it himself yet) and after that point in his life, he came to belief in Christ.

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