Evidence From Space – Dr. Henry Richter

Evidence From Space – Dr. Henry Richter

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Space. The final frontier. Besides being the backdrop for a great Sci-Fi TV show, it is the subject of today’s show. Kevin Conover’s guest is Dr. Henry Richter, who helped put the first American satellite into space.

Henry was picked to oversee the development of America’s first earth satellite, Explorer I. Henry says he lobbied to get Dr. James Van Allen’s package (a Geiger counter) on the satellite. This led to the discovery of the Van Allen Radiation Belts, which influence things from radio communications to the strength of the northern and southern auroras. The results from the Van Allen instrument were at first puzzling, largely because the instrument was saturated with the unexpectedly high levels of radiation surrounding the earth. Also, it was not until Explorer III that they had a tape recording of an entire orbit.

Dr. Henry Richter became a Christian later in life. He says, “I was a busy churchman, but I sure didn’t like the name ‘Christian’. As the chairman of the board of a big, name-brand church, I told them that as long as I was in charge we weren’t going to get one of the born-again Christians here!” It was mainly through the influence of a former secretary (who became his wife), who seemed to have a deeper walk than most ‘religious’ people he knew, that he began to seek answers to the more meaningful questions, finally becoming a born-again Christian himself in 1969. “Yet for a long time I believed that God used evolution to put it all together, but that’s just not possible.”

Concerning the big bang theory and man’s attempts to explain the universe without a Creator, he said, “The big bang and evolution is one of the biggest adult fairytales I can imagine.” This goes along with his book, The Universe: a surprising cosmological accident, currently under revision.

This episode first aired on April 22, 2017.

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The Role of the State – Joel Anderson

The Role of the State – Joel Anderson

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Today on Educate For Life Radio, Kevin has California Senator Joel Anderson. Senator Anderson has served four years in the State Assembly and four years in the State Senate. After four years of service in the State Assembly and four years of service in the State Senate, in 2014 Senator Anderson was re-elected to represent San Diego county for a second term in the Senate.When first elected to the Assembly, he promised his constituents, “I am not going to Sacramento to be a potted plant.”

Senator Anderson is here to sound the warning bell about Senate Bill 18. Known as the Bill of Rights for the Children and Youth of California, it resolves to invest in all children and youth in order to achieve specified goals, including having safe and healthy environments. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations relating to the needs and well-being of children and youth in California. The bill would create, until November 30, 2024, the Joint Legislative Committee on Children and Youth, with 18 members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly, as specified. The bill would require the committee to develop “California’s Promise to its Children and Youth,” a framework for the care and welfare of children and youth in various contexts, including, but not limited to, health care, nutrition, homeless assistance, education, and foster care, as specified. The bill would require the committee to consider an unspecified Senate Concurrent Resolution, the Bill of Rights for the Children and Youth of California, if it is enacted and takes effect on or before January 1, 2018, for purposes of developing the framework.

On the surface, this may not sound bad, but Senator Joel Anderson believes this bill provides the framework for parental rights to be taken from parents and given to the state. Much of the text of the bill is vague and open to subjective interpretation. This bill would allow the state to impose arbitrary rules about the proper care of a child in nearly every area of life imaginable. Imagine if CPS knocked on your door and took away your child because the State decided that you were not providing your child with “appropriate” nutrition because he or she had a soda with lunch?

Tune in to hear Senator Anderson make his case against this bill. If you would like to read the bill yourself, you can go to https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB18. If you would like to sign a petition to stop this bill from being enacted, you can visit http://anderson.cssrc.us/.

This episode first aired on April 15, 2017.

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Breaking Free – Mason Weaver

Breaking Free – Mason Weaver

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Today on Educate For Life Radio, Kevin has an amazing guest with an incredible story to tell. Mason Weaver is a Conservative African American, who loves the Lord and loves people. Mason’s distinctive point of view is a direct result of a past tragedy that has produced a present day triumph After approximately 2800 pounds of steel and iron plates fell on him, while on active naval duty in San Diego, California, the Navy classified him disabled and discharged him.

Mason found himself unskilled and disabled. He had to discover a new way of earning a living. After graduation from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science, he won a position with the US Department of Energy against 2,400 applicants for four job openings. Between 1976 and 1980 he was promoted from an entry-level employee to a Mid Level Senior Contract Specialist with a “Confidential Security Clearance”. He negotiated many multi-million dollar government contracts with major contractors, including TRW, General Dynamics, and General Electric.

In 1980 Mason resigned to become an entrepreneur, forming a private consulting company to assist businesses in obtaining and administering government contracts. He has consulted with many multi-national companies on government and political issues. But Mason Weaver had to learn how to earn income, how business was achieved and how to teach others.
Mason Weaver is the author of It’s OK to Leave the Plantation, The Rope, Diamond in the Rough, and Polishing the Diamond in the Rough which discusses the social issues that affect us all and that bind us together. Noted for his quick wit, vigorous debate and forceful oratory, Mason is a challenge to the opposition and an instructive persuasive counselor to allies.

Tune in to hear more of Mason’s incredible story and his distinctive position on current political topics. To learn more about Mason, check out http://www.masonweaver.com.

This episode first aired on April 8, 2017.

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Discovering History – Dr. Doug Petrovich

Discovering History – Dr. Doug Petrovich

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Ever wonder what it would be like to uncover history for a living? If history is your thing, this might sound like fun. Today on Kevin’s show, Dr. Doug Petrovich, who is an archaeologist, will share some of the amazing discoveries he has found.

Douglas was formerly the academic dean and professor at Novosibirsk Biblical-Theological Seminary,(Akademgorodok, Siberia, Russia). His interests include biblical exegesis, biblical history, Egyptology, ANE history (including archaeology, epigraphy, and iconography). He is a contributor to Associates for Biblical Research.

He has uncovered many incredible artifacts that verify the events and people in the historical accounts of Genesis and Exodus. This includes key figures such as Joseph, Manasseh, and Moses. He has also uncovered evidence that the Exodus Pharaoh was not Rameses, but Akhenaton II. Tune in to hear about many other exciting discoveries that confirm the events in the Bible.

This episode first aired on April 1, 2017.

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What Does the Fossil Record Say? – Dr. Marcus Ross

What Does the Fossil Record Say? – Dr. Marcus Ross

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Fossils are the preserved remains of creatures that lived long ago. But, just how long ago? According to evolutionary theory, the fossil record shows how life evolved over millions of years. According to the creation account, the fossil record was formed quickly during a worldwide flood. It would have buried sea creatures first and then eventually land creatures as well, accounting for the order we see in the fossil record. Earth only had one history, so which theory is correct?

Kevin’s guest on the show today is Dr. Marcus Ross. Dr. Ross is a paleontologist who teaches at Liberty University. Marcus Ross has loved paleontology (especially dinosaurs) since he was a kid growing up in Rhode Island.  He has continued pursuing this passion, currently researching about a group of extinct marine reptiles called mosasaurs.  He is greatly interested in issues surrounding the creation-evolution controversy and the intersection of geology with the Biblical events of creation and Noah’s Flood.

Dr. Ross believes that the evidence from geology and paleontology points to the truth of the creation account and the event of a worldwide flood and he’s here to tell you why. Tune in for this information packed show and learn about the supporting evidence for the biblical accounts of creation and the flood.

This episode first aired on March 25, 2017.

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A Real Life Adam and Eve? – Dr. Robert Carter

A Real Life Adam and Eve? – Dr. Robert Carter

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DNA holds many mysteries. It is the instruction book for all life on earth and is a complicated code that scientists are trying to unravel. But could it actually be used to prove whether the biblical story of Adam and Eve is historically accurate? Our guest Dr. Robert Carter believes this is so through the advancements in the analysis of mitochondrial DNA.

Dr. Carter obtained a BS in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He then spent four years teaching high school biology, chemistry, physics, and electronics before going to the University of Miami to obtain his Ph.D. in Marine Biology. He successfully completed this program in 2003 with a dissertation on “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” While in Miami, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, performed well over 500 SCUBA dives, many of them at night, and licensed a spin-off product of his research (a patented fluorescent protein) to a biotech company.

Tune in for an information packed show and find out whether mitochondrial DNA can trace the human race back to a single woman.

Tune in to Educate For Life for a great show and discussion on theology and Christianity. If you want to learn more about Greg Koukl, you can check out www.STR.org.

This episode first aired on March 18, 2017.

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