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Proclaiming Creation

Proclaiming Creation

Divine Design: Persuasive and Purposeful



Saturday 24 August 2019

Day Conference

Registration 8:30am


Everywhere we look—from the arrangement of our solar system, to the construction of the tiniest components of every living cell—we see the inescapable signs of hyperintelligent design. Learn why these designs defy naturalistic explanation. The evidence is persuasive. The designs are purposeful. The implications are life-changing. Bring a friend!


$20 per person

$50 max per family
Parent(s) + dependent children under 18

Recommended ages 12 and over.
Prices include light refreshments.

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Prof. Stuart Burgess

Professor of Design and Nature, Bristol University, UK.

Professor Burgess has held academic posts at Bristol University, Cambridge University and Liberty University in the USA. At Bristol University he was appointed Head of Department three times between 2004 and 2011. He has worked for the European Space Agency and was the lead designer for the solar array on the world’s largest civilian earth-observation spacecraft (Envisat). He also led the design and testing of the chain drive for the British Olympic Cycling Team who won a record six gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He was invited to exhibit this work at the Royal Society (National Academy of Sciences) in the UK in 2017 where it received national publicity. He has published over 160 scientific papers on the science of design in engineering and nature.

Dr Ron Neller

B.A. Hons, Ph.D. (Fluvial Geomorphology)

Ron has held lecturing and research positions within several Universities both within Australia and internationally. He has undertaken landscape studies in Australia, China, Finland, Peru, The Pacific Islands, and Libya. Ron has also held numerous State and Federal advisory positions in Australia in natural heritage management, also advising international agencies.

Although not a Christian in his earlier years, Ron was also not a supporter of geological evolution. His research suggested otherwise. Becoming a Christian, his data (derived from decades of research on landscape change) finally started to make sense.

Now a part of the Creation Ministries International team in Brisbane, he works as a researcher, writer and speaker.

Dr Mark Harwood

B.Sc., B.E.(Hons), Ph.D.

Dr Mark Harwood completed his tertiary education at the University of Sydney where he received B.Sc., B.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees. His postgraduate studies were focused on radiotelescopes and computer techniques for antenna design and measurement. Mark played a key role in the development of Australia’s national satellite system. He has now retired from the aerospace industry where he was General Manager, Strategy and Planning for the Optus satellite business.


Dr Annette Wilson

B.Sc., M.Epi., Ph.D.

Dr Annette Wilson has a professional background in genetic epidemiology and statistics. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne (Uni Melb), and PhD at the University of Western Australia (UWA). In addition to research work, Annette has enjoyed many years of statistics tutoring at Uni Melb and UWA. She has authored and co-authored scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Genetics. Annette was awarded a grant to spend time at Harvard Medical School during her doctoral research, and published a book chapter on genetic linkage studies while a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Annette and her husband Mark (a church minister) live in Perth with their three delightful young children.

Conference details


Camp Wattle Grove (Keswick), 59 Kelvin Road, Wattle Grove 6107

Range of creation resources available


Time Title
8.30am Registration Open
9.30am Introduction

Prof. Stuart Burgess

The Designer World: How the World is Designed for Mankind

The talk will explain how the world has been specifically designed for the detailed needs of humans. Case studies will include air, water, food, materials, animals and beauty. The talk will present Bible verses that show God’s intention to make a world specifically for mankind. After this talk you will never view honey, chocolate, coffee and water in the same way.

Prof. Stuart BurgessThe Designer World: How the World is Designed for Mankind
10.45am Break

Dr Ron Neller

The Gospel Purpose of Divine Design

Pervasive design, from the microscopic to the astronomical, points to the Designer and reveals something of his character: his power, wisdom, foresight, and provision, etc. But our world is suffering with disease, tsunamis, death, war, and the like. Why is it broken? Can it be fixed? Design prompts us to seek the Designer, to understand our world’s history, and to learn what He has done to redeem us. Design calls us to respond to our Maker and fulfil his design for our lives.

Dr Ron NellerThe Gospel Purpose of Divine Design

Dr Annette Wilson

God’s Wondrous Design of the Human Immune System

This talk will discuss some significant design features of the human immune system, including irreducible complexity. Various questions related to the immune system and the Fall, including our responsibility in the light of God’s sovereignty will also be visited. Some personal testimony in connection with defending the scriptures in academia will be shared. The talk will display the complexity and beauty of the immune design, emphasizing that we can trust the scriptures.

Dr Annette WilsonGod’s Wondrous Design of the Human Immune System
12.45pm Lunch BreakBYO or Preorder

Dr Mark Harwood

Dealing with Arguments against a Divine Designer

Design is ‘writ large’ in the creation, but divine design demands a Divine Designer, and that is unacceptable to the proud sinner. So how does the ‘educated’ design denier manage to subvert the argument from design? And what is wrong with their arguments?

Dr Mark HarwoodDealing with Arguments against a Divine Designer

Prof. Stuart Burgess

Refusing to be Silenced on Biblical Creation

The talk explains how a leading scientist has refused to stop speaking up for biblical creation despite many attempts by atheists to stop him. The talk explains why atheists are so fearful of any scientists questioning evolution and it explains how God has protected him in his job. It also gives his personal testimony and includes the designing of the fastest bike.

Prof. Stuart BurgessRefusing to be Silenced on Biblical Creation
3.40pm Q&A—All Speakers
4.30pm Close
4.40pm Resources
5.15pm End of program