“Where Did the Exploding ‘Cosmic Egg’ Come From?—Dismantling the Naturalistic Origin of the Universe”—Jeff Miller, Ph.D., Montgomery, AL
“Is There Enough Time for Evolution?—Dismantling a Key Requirement of Cosmic Evolution”—Mike Houts, Ph.D., Huntsville, AL
“Examining Mutations and Natural Selection—Dismantling the Mechanism for the Evolution of Life”—Joe Deweese, Ph.D., Nashville, TN
Q/A Panel—All speakers
“The Big Bang vs. Science and the Bible—Dismantling the Prominent Model for the Evolution of the Cosmos”—Branyon May, Ph.D., Maxwell, TX
“Creation: An Alternative Model That Fits the Scientific Evidence”—Jeff Miller, Ph.D., Montgomery, AL
“Is Creation Scientifically Defensible?”—Jeff Miller, Ph.D., Montgomery, AL
About the Speakers
Michael Houts, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Houts has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineer- ing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and currently serves as Nuclear Research Manager for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunts- ville, AL. Prior to joining NASA, Dr. Houts worked 11 years with Los Alamos National Laboratory serving in various positions including Team Leader for Crit- icality, Reactor, and Radiation Physics and Deputy Group Leader for a 70-person Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis Group. Recent awards include receiv- ing a NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, and being selected as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astro- nautics. Dr. Houts grew up outside the church and was a staunch evolutionist through his early twen- ties. Dr. Houts and his wife were baptized into the Lord’s church in 1999. They have two children. Dr. Houts also serves as an auxiliary sta science writer for Apologetics Press.
Justin Rogers, Ph.D.
Dr. Rogers serves as an Assistant Professor of Bible at Freed-Hardeman University. He holds an M.A. in New Testament from Freed-Hardeman University as well as an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Hebraic, Judaic, and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College-Jew- ish Institute of Religion. He has published articles in various academic journals and publications of the church and regularly presents research at academic conferences across the country.
Branyon May, Ph.D.
Dr. May holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Angelo State University, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Astrophysics from the University of Ala- bama. His graduate research involved studying the X-ray and infrared emissions from distant galaxies and how they contribute to the large-scale radiation signature of the Universe. While in graduate school, he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in freshman and sophomore astronomy and physics labs. He also held a three-year research fellowship through NASA’s Graduate Student Researchers Program. While at Angelo State, he met and mar- ried his wife, Alana, who also holds a B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Astrophysics. He currently serves as the General Manager at World Video Bible School in Maxwell, TX.
Jeff Miller, Ph.D.
Dr. Miller holds a B.S. degree in Physical Science from Freed-Hardeman University, as well as B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington with emphases in Thermal Science and Biomechanics. He also holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn Uni- versity, with an emphasis in Navigation and Control of Biological Systems. He has presented research at technical science conferences across the country, has published research in technical science journals internationally, and is an active member in several scienti c societies. Dr. Miller has participated in four Creation geologic eld expeditions with leading Creation geologists/paleontologists. While at Auburn University, he also instructed courses in Thermo- dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer, as well as Statics and Dynamics. He currently serves as the full time science writer for Apologetics Press and the Associate Editor of Reason & Revelation, a monthly Christian evidences journal.
Joe Deweese, Ph.D.
Dr. Joe Deweese is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Lipscomb Univer- sity’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Deweese earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Freed-Hardeman University and a Ph.D. in bio- chemistry from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has been with the College of Phar- macy since 2009 where he teaches biomedical science and anticancer pharmacology to pharmacy students. He is engaged in research focusing on DNA topoisomerases, which are essential enzymes and cancer drug targets. His lab also explores new compounds that have the potential to be anticancer agents. His research has been published in several scienti c journals. In addition, he has spent over 15 years studying Christian apologetics and evidences. He lives near Nashville, TN with his wife, Liz and their two children. He is a deacon and Bible class teacher for Walnut Street church of Christ in Dickson, TN.