With a simple ribbon cutting, the new AIIAS Creation Science Display was opened by the AIIAS board on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
The display is located on the second floor of the Leslie Hardinge Library on the campus of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
The featured items on display includes fossils and specimens, generously provided by the Geoscience Research Institute in Loma Linda, California. The collection also includes fossils from Madagascar, selected and transported by AIIAS faculty and alumni working and visiting in that country. Also on display are beautiful shells from the personal collection of Dr. Stephen Guptill, AIIAS president.
The display also a features Creation/Science video display highlighting the best of media supporting the perspective of science consistent with the Biblical view. There is also a display of outstanding books on this topic.
“We are preparing materials to address the many questions about how a person with a creationist view look at dinosaurs, the fossil records, the flood, and other related issues. We want the visitors, whether they are children, adult scholars or theologians to better understand a scientific world view that is consistent with the Bible record,” explained Guptill.
Flying above the display is a huge model of a flying dinosaur-like animal that the fossil record might suggest existed in the past before becoming extinct. This model is a favorite focus of the children visiting the Display and draws them into discussion about the fossils and how they relate to earth history, Creation, and the Biblical flood.
It is expected that this will become a favorite feature for those groups visiting the AIIAS campus.
Photo credit: Stephen Guptill