MISSOURI ASSOCIATION FOR CREATION
OUR HISTORY AND PURPOSE
(C) copyright 1991 Missouri Association for Creation, Inc.
The Missouri Association for Creation (M.A.C.) was founded in 1972 by two
graduate students at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary
Medicine in Columbia. These students felt a need to establish a
discussion forum to critically examine the scientific evidence as it
pertains to the origin of the Cosmos in general and living organisms in
particular. As the name chosen for the organization suggests, they were
convinced on the basis of their own study that a careful consideration
of the scientific evidence would overwhelmingly favor a creation model
over against an evolution model of origins. They found that a critical
evaluation of the scientific evidence for both models of origins,
creation and evolution, was rarely attempted in the science class room
or in any instructional materials then in use. To satisfy their own
curiosity and enthusiasm, they met monthly with other interested
students, faculty, and members of the local community, to hear invited
speakers and hold discussions and debates.
Today M.A.C. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has members and
interested non-members all over Missouri as well as in several other
states. M.A.C. is registered in the state of Missouri as a
not-for-profit educational organization. M.A.C. was granted tax exempt
status by I.R.S. as a section 501 (C) (3) organization in 1976. M.A.C.
is not a subsidiary or sponsor of any other creationist group nor do we
engage in political or legal efforts to force our views on others,
including the public schools. We are convinced that truth must find its
own way in a free market of ideas. Though the vast majority of our
members would consider themselves Christians, we are not a church and
engage in no prayer or worship activity as an organization. Our primary
function is to serve as an educational resource on the question of
origins. Our membership includes many scientists, parents, educators,
students, clergy, and lay people.
Our starting premise is that there are really only two fundamentally
different explanations for the origin the of Cosmos (order) and its
living inhabitants: 1) it is a result of purposeful design imposed on
matter, or 2) it is a result of chance and the intrinsic properties of
matter (spontaneous self assembly). There are perhaps combinations of
these two views, but is difficult to imagine a third distinctly
different view. We are concerned that most people are exposed to only
one view of origins as a part of their formal education and thus we seek
to give them an opportunity to critically examine the evidence and
alternatives. We believe that a resolution to the question of which of
these views (models) is most plausible must depend on a careful
reexamination of the fossil record, contemporary cell biology, genetics,
mathematical probability and the most fundamental laws of nature such as
the second law of thermodynamics.
M.A.C. is supported by membership dues of $15 per year, contributions,
and the sale of literature and tapes. All dues and contributions are
tax deductible. These funds are used to make available to student,
teachers, parents, and the general public the abundant evidence for
creation and against evolution. This is done by means of:
Speakers Bureau, available to interested schools, churches, clubs,
or any other group for lectures, debates, and seminars.
Life Origins Library, a unique collection of books, audio and video
tapes, slides, filmstrips, journals, reprints, and other literature
on the subject of origins; free use to members.
M.A.C. Bookstore, supplying literature, audio tapes, and video
tapes directly and by mail; 10% discount for members--additional
discounts for quantity purchases.
Origins Talk RBBS, a computer bulletin board service offering
discussions, programs, and text files on science, creation vs.
evolution, and related topics. Member of FidoNet (1:100/435) and
Christian Fellowship Net (8:3006/28).
Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip, an inexpensive way to see one of the
great geological wonders of the world with the fellowship of other
Christians...for the adventurous!
Fossil hunts, field trips, and tours of regional science attractions
Science, Scripture, & Salvation radio program sponsor (by our
Columbia, MO branch) in the Centralia, Moberly, Columbia, and
Mexico, Missouri area on radio station KMFC-FM (92.1) and via
translator in Columbia (103.1), Hannibal (107.1), and Jefferson
Monthly meetings held in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
Origins Talk RBBS * (314) 821-1078
HealthCare Network: 60:500/6
Christian Fellowship Net: 8:3006/28
Missouri Association for Creation, Inc.
405 North Sappington Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63122-4729
24-Hour Information Hotline..........314-994-3377
Library & Bookstore (Walt Stumper)...314-821-1234
Speakers Bureau (Destin LeBlanc).....314-481-4658
Franklin County (Doug Stevens).......314-239-4486
Columbia (Jim Karnes)................314-442-4474
Granite City, IL (David Tyler)......618-452-1813