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Russ Miller's "Creation, Evolution & Science Ministries"

"Creation, Evolution & Science Ministries" of Flagstaff Arizona is a Creationist organization headed by "General Manager" (aka "Creation scientist") Russ Miller. We e-mailed Russ on the withstanding strength of his claims and his credentials discovering that Russ possesses no science credentials and many of his claims are taken from seminars of other popular Creationist speakers like Kent Hovind.
 
This webpage exposes what may be called the 'truthfulness' behind the claims of "Creation Ministries", the evangelical ministry of Russ Miller and the seminars he has put together on his website to show the weakness and outdated materials he uses to "prove" Creationism. Many of his claims, as previously mentioned, are evidently borrowed from Kent Hovind's extensive "copyright-free" DVD series on evolution and Creationism. To see Russ' "Seminar Videos" click here. (Update: Because of a major update in changes made to the website, many of the videos which may be cited below within this page have probably been removed for Mr. Miller's own personal financial profitting).
 
Noah's Ark and Dinosaurs - "Jesus Christ refers to Noah’s Ark as a historical fact, not just a fairy tale...Dinosaurs have been used as a cornerstone for Old Earth beliefs, undermining the faith of millions of people."
 
1) There seems to be no evidence provided by Creationists that would support the claim "Jesus Christ refers to Noah's Ark as a historical fact...", the specific biblical verse cited is Matthew 24:37-38:
 
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
 
Because no substantiative evidence is provided with this verse, reading it in plain English within the modern-day translated context does not seem to do the Creationist's case justice beyond anything superceding speculation. In addition, because the New Testament is mainly biographical and meant to record details based on the life and workings of Jesus Christ, it is probably very unlikely that the gospel authors were concerned with implementing literary elements based on the words of Jesus that would give the indication of whether or not the above verse is meant to be taken as literal history or metaphorical allegory.
 
2) Obviously it depends on who is being talked about here when we refer to "millions" losing ground with faith based on the scientific fact that dinosaurs have a history going back millions of years into the past. Recent and widely accepted statistics suggest that most evolutionists in the United States are in fact religious.
 
Documented plesiosaur? - "This critter, washed up on Monterey Bay's beach in 1925. It had been seen fighting with seals the previous day in the bay; it evidentlcame and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.y lost the fight and washed up on the beach dead. It had a twenty foot long neck, it was studied and deemed to be a plesoisaur! I thought these things where gone for seventy million years!"
 
The documented discovery of a plesoisaur with its flesh intact would certaintly provide empirical evidence of some kind of a young earth. And at first, if you didn't know better, you would think this is exactly what has been found. Unfortunately, this is not the case and the "plesoisaur" has actually been misrepresented for a Basking shark. TalkOrigins covers this related issue-controversy: "A decayed carcass accidentally netted by a Japanese trawler near New Zealand in 1977 has often been claimed by creationists and others to be a likely plesiosaur or prehistoric "sea-monster." Plesiosaurs were a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles with four paddle-like limbs, thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. However, several lines of evidence, including lab results from tissue samples taken from the carcass before it was discarded, strongly point to the specimen being a shark, and most likely a basking shark. This should not be surprising, since basking sharks are known to decompose into "pseudoplesiosaur" forms, and their carcasses have been mistaken for "sea-monsters" many times in the past." See here.
 
Rest assured, there are reasons for why Creationists would mistake these for "sea-monsters". As TalkOrigins explains:

"Paleontologist Bob Schaeffer at the American Museum in New York noted that every ten years or so a carcass is claimed to be a "dinosaur" but always turns out to be a basking shark or adolescent whale. Alwyne Wheeler of the British Museum of Natural History, agreed that the body was probably a shark. Explaining that sharks tend to decompose in an unusual manner (addressed further below), Wheeler added, "Greater experts than the Japanese fishermen have been foiled by the similarity of shark re