Creation vs Evolution Lecture Attracts Hundreds

A young boy from Kettle Falls, Washington, looks at one of 14 tables full of artifacts related to creation and evolution that were on display by lecturer and physician Doug Newton at his recent lectures in Kettle Falls.Source: Gleaner Online

[July 9, 2007] Over 250 people attended a creation versus evolution lecture by Doug Newton, M.D., in Kettle Falls, Washington. Most of the 250 attendees were surprised when they entered the gym at the Kettle Falls Middle School and saw the 14 tables loaded with artifacts brought by Newton, to illustrate his lectures on creation or evolution. For 10 hours, the participants sat on hard gymnasium bleacher seats to hear Newton's fascinating facts in support of the Genesis accounts of creation and Noah's flood.

As head of the ER department at Walla Walla General Hospital, Newton is a busy physician, but he has a passion for sharing his hobby of collecting pre- and post-flood artifacts and talking to groups in support of the Biblical account. His opening lecture Friday evening, "Mount St. Helen's Smokes the Beagle," was the glue that kept everyone in their seats until he finished Saturday evening with "Astronomy and the Bible."

The lecture series had been widely advertised, and many community members attended. It was scheduled as a precursor to the Amazing Facts prophecy seminar with speaker Jason Sliger, scheduled for the following week.