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# User talk:Ashcraft

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## www.earlychurch.org.uk

Dear Chris,

I've added a few early church related articles (as you have seen). I run www.earlychurch.org.uk which has more resources on each. I am reluctant to add links to this myself, but wondered if someone else could review the pages and add a link if they thought it worthwhile:

More to come as time allows.

Regards, Robibrad 06:29, 25 January 2012 (PST)

## Help

Dear Ashcraft, I am new at creationwiki and I do not speak english well. First of all, I apologize my english grammar mistakes. I am creating some templates to help write the "Jesus Cristo" article. But I have one doubt and, if it is possible, I would like to ask you for help. The problem is: - One of the templates I´ve create is http://creationwiki.org/pt/index.php?title=Predefinição:Langname I do not know if I keep the names in english or translate to portuguese. For instance:

|en=English


I must translate to

|en=Inglês ?


I would like to thank you in advance for you any help you give me. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to become an user in creationwiki.

God bless you

best regars, Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:18, 8 March 2012 (PST)

## Thank you

Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Luiz Alexandre Silva 12:45, 8 March 2012 (PST)

## Templates

Hi!

I am adding the templates related to the Cite book template. I will create the documentation pages. I hope it will be a gain for creationwiki. If you do not agree with my inclusions, feel free to delete. I am willing to do my best to this encyclopedia. God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 16:36, 9 March 2012 (PST)

## A Favor

Hi, I like to ask you a huge favor.

I am writing the article Weasel program and some texts are from my authorship. I would like to ask you to revise my text and criticize the content and the english grammar if it not ask too much. I will continue to write the article, but I need more opinions about the text.

I thank you very much any help you can give to me.

Luiz Alexandre Silva 05:36, 12 March 2012 (PDT)

We allo extensive copy/paste of other sites?--Tsommer (Tony) 18:07, 14 March 2012 (PDT)

hey mr. ashcraft i didn't get the extra credit chapter and i was wondering if i can go on thrusday or friday and get a test.

## Templates

After created the "cite web" template it occured a problem. I will show an example to you:

"title of the page". Retrieved 5-5-2011.

As you can see, the link appears two times. I asked a friend and he tolds me that if this code is appended in http://creationwiki.org/MediaWiki:Common.css it will work:

 /* For linked citation numbers and document IDs, where
the number need not be shown on a screen or a handheld,
but should be included in the printed version */
@media screen, handheld {
.citation *.printonly {
display: none;
}


So, if it is possible, I would ask you to insert this code in Common.css and see if it will appear like that: the raw URL is rendered at the end of the citation, but is hidden except when printed.

Thank you very much! God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 16:17, 16 March 2012 (PDT)

## Thank you

Thank you very much Ashcraft! I am writing a new article, Evolution program, and as a portuguese speaker I feel very insecure with the quality of the text. If you notice something wrong in any os the articles I am writing, please change it at your will.

God bless you, and again thank you,

Yours sincerelly

Luiz Alexandre Silva 05:19, 19 March 2012 (PDT)

## Thank you

The change you made in the .css file was really good!

Thank you so much.

Today I included some information in the article Richard Sternberg and the two web links I´ve inserted behaved like Wikipedia.

Hugs, Luiz Alexandre Silva 14:43, 20 March 2012 (PDT)

## Help

Dear Ashcraft,

I am writing some articles and I would like to receive your opinion on what I've written. I do not want to be out of compliance with the encyclopedia. My real desire is to contribute to the enciclopedia and comply with the encyclopedia guidelines. If I do something wrong, I would like to know so I can fix. I appreciate the opportunity and I wish you knew I want to work the best way possible.

Yours in Christ,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 17:25, 23 March 2012 (PDT)

## NUMBEROFARTICLES variable

Dear Ashcraft,

Even I create some articles, the number of articles still remain 5 (in the portuguese wiki). This is a bug or I am doing something wrong?

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 17:21, 28 March 2012 (PDT)

## Thank you

Thank you. Ok, I will translate articles with a great number of lines and see if something happens.

I am writing an essay about music. I'd be very happy if you gave your opinion and criticize my essay with the maximum possible criticism. Please point out the objections and flaws in my argument. God bless you!

## Study

Hi,

I bought three books at amazon to lear about wikimedia. I will study the books so I will be able to contribute better with templates.

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:30, 2 April 2012 (PDT)

## Main page

Hi Ashcraft!

I think the problem is that the main page is not being refreshed. I´ve created an article: Criacionismo (Creationism in portuguese) and the main page still found that the page do not exist. Despite this, if you click on the link it will be redirectioned to the page I´ve created. (my english is terrible, I admit, so I apologize for my english mistakes).

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 07:34, 3 April 2012 (PDT)

## Puzzling error

Dear Ashcraft,

I am trying to guess what is happening in the portuguese CriaçãoWiki.

The following error is show after each edition I´ve made:

Erro na base de dados Ocorreu um erro sintáctico na pesquisa à base de dados. Isto pode indicar um defeito neste programa. A última tentativa de consulta à base de dados foi: (Consulta SQL em segundo-plano) na função "efUpdateCheckUserData". A base de dados devolveu o erro "1146: Table 'jcreatio_cwpt.cu_changes' doesn't exist (localhost)".

I focus on this message:

"1146: Table 'jcreatio_cwpt.cu_changes' doesn't exist (localhost)".

Maybe this table do not exist in the portuguese version. It is only a guess.

If you can look if the table exists it will be a great help to me.

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 06:43, 4 April 2012 (PDT)

## Thank you

Ok,

I´ve compared what happened (now appears 6 instead of 5. I changed the criacionismo page adding a wiki link) with this link: Article count

Now I know what happens.

Thank you again, Luiz Alexandre Silva 18:43, 4 April 2012 (PDT)

## Translating

Dear Ashcraft,

I'm starting the translation of the articles that you have indicated to me.

I will finish as soon as possible.

In Christ,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:51, 5 April 2012 (PDT)

## My Mistake

I thought it was to me create these articles, but the translation of the terms is:

• Select_your_viewpoint Translation:Selecione_seu_ponto_de_vista
• Creationist Translation:Criacionista
• Noncreationist Translation:Não-criacionista
• No worldview specified Translation: Nenhuma visão de mundo especificada
• Prospective creationist authors Translation:Potenciais autores criacionistas
• Prospective noncreationist reviewers Translation:Potenciais revisores não-criacionistas

I created the article Criacionista

Best regards,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 12:55, 5 April 2012 (PDT)

## Thank you

Hi Chris Ashcraft,

Thank you for the confidence in me. I am trying to do my best. All honor and glory be given to God!

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 14:34, 9 April 2012 (PDT)

## Fixing the problem

All we need to do is remove the predefinition number of articles and exchange for a number. I will change.

hugs!

Luiz Alexandre Silva 13:20, 11 April 2012 (PDT)

done. We must update the creationwikis from time to time to update the ~english number of articles once it is no longer automatic.

God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 13:24, 11 April 2012 (PDT)

## Feathered Dinosaurs

Dear Chris,

I inserted two references on your article Feathered dinosaurs. I have two books on this subject and the two national geographic magazines talking about the archaeoraptor too. I am not sure if my editions are ok to you (for instance: the word "states" is right?) and I am asking you to take a look on the references I´ve insert. My only intention was to contribute. If you see something wrong, please revert my editions.

God bless you!

Luiz Alexandre Silva 05:55, 13 April 2012 (PDT)

## Doubt

Dear Ashcraft,

I'm with a doubt. I ask for your help. I am building the template: Predefinição:Apagar. I don´t know if an user willing to propose one article for deletion should put the reasons in the CreationWiki in English or in the CriaçãoWiki in Portuguese. I await your guidance so I can finish this template.

Yours sincerelly,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 14:30, 27 April 2012 (PDT)

## Email?

I tried emailing you twice and keep getting an error reply, does the email you have listed work? --Jzyehoshua 18:44, 27 April 2012 (PDT)

Oh, nevermind. I was sending it to Creationwiki.com, not .org. Oops. I tried retyping the address instead of the link because I don't use Outlook, and mixed up the domain. Sorry about that. --Jzyehoshua 21:38, 27 April 2012 (PDT)

## some questions

Are we allowed to comment on pages that are projects of students? I mean those with do not edit this page template on top of them? There was a factual error in the page about Niels Bohr. It said he died a Lutheran but he was an atheist. I posted it on talk page but no one has corrected it yet. Are non creationists to correct such errors themself? It has nothing in connection with evolution or creationism. --EvilFlyingMonkey 10:05, 1 May 2012 (PDT)

## Help

Hi Ashcraft,

I would like to ask you a huge favor.

I am working on the portuguese portals and I don´t know how to make an portuguese portal icon like this:

If you can help the text is:

CriaçãoWiki Portais

Thank you very much

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 07:25, 16 May 2012 (PDT)

## some questions

Are we allowed to comment on pages that are projects of students? I mean those with do not edit this page template on top of them? There was a factual error in the page about Niels Bohr. It said he died a Lutheran but he was an atheist. I posted it on talk page but no one has corrected it yet. Are non creationists to correct such errors themself? It has nothing in connection with evolution or creationism. --EvilFlyingMonkey 10:05, 1 May 2012 (PDT)

## about the soon-to-be deleted pages

You can delete the pages by that user if you like. The main reason I'd put so much effort into editing them was because I didn't want to disrespect your authority to be the final judge on deleting content. So my solution to my problem with what I saw as a guy of a particular religious persuasion promoting his own heresy, was to provide the correct (what I've come to see as correct, anyway) information on the same page, so that visitors to that page wouldn't be misled.

Pardon my long-winded reply. You can go ahead and delete them. It would probably be more convenient to start from scratch, the next time someone wants to write about that topic. :) -EriK 07:40, 16 May 2012 (PDT)

## Hi

I'd like you to see the article genetic drift. I put a paragraph based on the model of the section of the article genetic drift of the Wikipedia, but the I changed the experience in number of colours. The image was also made by my employee and is very different from Wikipedia (both the marbles and the jars). I'd Like to heard your opinion. God bless you. Luiz Alexandre Silva 13:04, 25 May 2012 (PDT)

Thank you for your help. God bless you and your ministry. Luiz Alexandre Silva 19:14, 27 May 2012 (PDT)
I finished the article gene pool, and, if is not too much trouble, I would greatly appreciate your opinion, especially if I wrote correctly the "speciation and evolution" section. Sincerely, Luiz Alexandre Silva 20:03, 27 May 2012 (PDT)

Thank you for accepting me in Facebook. I received two reports of creationists who are commenting on orkut CreationWiki growth in Portuguese. I invited them to join the project. God bless you! In Christ, Luiz Alexandre Silva 13:12, 4 June 2012 (PDT)

## Another help

I wrote a section in the article Logical Fallacies: affirming the consequent. I am not sure my english is well. Can you help me fix the english grammar mistakes? Thank you in advance! Luiz Alexandre Silva 11:19, 24 June 2012 (PDT)

## Copy-paste error in Main Page hidden comments

You "titled" the new text "Featured Articles", but it's the video. ~ Webster (talk) 15:18, 24 June 2012 (PDT)

## Account

A friend of mine, Maximiano Xavier, is requesting an account at CreationWiki to edit portuguese articles. He is a christian and a creationist. hugs, Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:38, 27 June 2012 (PDT)

## Thanks so much

What a good new!

Thank you so much.

God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 18:17, 1 July 2012 (PDT)

## Nephilim

Thank you for the reminder Chris, though I am more and more leaning towards an Old-Earth creationist point of view (since there is no non-creationist scheme which does not need a probability of 1/infinity anyway, it might as well have all been established in the order it is now either in 6 days 6 millennia ago or even just yesterday if one chooses so, in the end the mathematics are the same). Nephilim are an essential part of the Haplogroup studies. For example, when Neanderthals and Cro-magnon Humans mixed, their offspring (hybrid remains discovered in Skhul in Israel) would just like the offspring of any other distantly related species on the planet (without being too distant to breed fertile offspring) would have been much bigger and stronger "mules" of a creature. In other words, the natural sciences do finally support the biblical record on gigantic people being a half-bred species of human mixed with proto-human beasts (no doubt the so-called demons who walked the planet of old according to every mythology and religious text) like Neanderthals, etc. I do hope you will at least look at the details of the edit you reverted so that you can see I was only defending the literal word of God without need to interpolate with less advanced science of God's creation.Kaz 02:05, 5 July 2012 (PDT)

Chris, I would like to bring your attention to a mutation on Human paternal lineages, specifically the state of a Human Y-chromosomal Haplogroup Mutation number 91. The notable and alarming thing about this particular location is that it has an additional T-nucleobase mutational value in the majority group of descendants from Y-DNA Adam (called Haplogroup BT) which consists of a stretch of nine T-nucleobase units rather than eight T-nucleobase units in the rest of Y-DNA Adam's descendants (commonly referred to as Human Y-DNA Haplogroup A). The short-hand for this Mutation in the Majority group would be BT-M91(9T) and in the Minority group as A-M91(8T) to make it easier to refer to in future. Because BT-M91(9T) but not A-M91(8T) occurs in Pan Troglodytes (chimps) too it means that Humans do not descend from Pan Troglodytes (Chimps) which is good news for the creationist point of view, so why is this alarming? I wrote that because it means Pan Troglodytes (Chimps) are descended from Humans, and the most recent research indicates that this was a result of wild polyandrous mating bouts among the group which became Pan Troglodytes. In simple terms then, this is what we will turn into if humans do not avoid the sexual practices of Canaan specifically prohibited in God's Law. It seems that the Nephilim can be accounted for in the fossil record as the non-Human branches of the Homo genus whose behaviour encouraged Humans to devolve or corrupt into other types of Homininae. This devolution may therefore very likely be the "corruption of flesh" which was mentioned as the reason God flooded the antediluvian world. The fossils of such quasi-humanoid type creatures should not be taken as present simply to test for our faith, or as tricks of the devil to lead us away from believe in God, but rather as a warning to people of faith and sound-logic about what happened to a our ancestors brothers and sisters who discarded the ways of holiness as modern Media is currently encouraging the world towards. The satanic trick is therefore not that these fossils exist but that they are interpreted wrongly. I would like your comments on this, and if possible would like if possible to insert a small section about the relationship between non-human homininae DNA and Nephilim on the Nephilim pages to be expanded as evidence increases. God bless! Kaz 02:58, 18 July 2012 (PDT)

## Lee Spetner

Dear Chris,

in the article [[Lee Spetner[]] there is an error: Lee Spetner is not a Christian. He is a Jew.

"Lee Spetner believed the christianity with such evidences. He helped people to get close to christianity."

But this is not true, or at least I never heard about that and there is no references supporting this.

Best regards!

Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:24, 14 July 2012 (PDT)

Thank you. I made the corrections. Hugs, Luiz Alexandre Silva 06:49, 15 July 2012 (PDT)

## Line height of footnotes

Any idea why the wiki changes line height for footnotes? I sent you an email suggesting some possibilities. I'd really like to get this figured out though because it's really noticeable in reading any given page. I think it might be the configuration settings for the wiki itself, and not something to be adjusted via templates, because I couldn't see anything in the templates that would affect it. I did find a temporary fix, however, to use the Line-height template to change specific paragraphs to the correct line height, but it takes work just to make a single page look right. --Jzyehoshua 12:27, 17 July 2012 (PDT)

The following pages now have line height set to 1, and look correct: William Penn, Transitional form, Textual criticism. Do you know of any really basic templates that would control line height of footnotes? Because otherwise I think it must be a file on the computer hosting the wiki's server. I suspect the references installation is outdated, per here, and deals with the LocalSettings.php file and downloaded snapshot. I just started a discussion on MediaWiki asking about this. --Jzyehoshua 12:46, 17 July 2012 (PDT)

## Fredel

Hello, ce sera avec plaisir que je pourrais apporter mon aide, ce sera surtout au niveau des corrections de français.

## Country Template

Ok, I understand how you want it laid out now. I'll work on fixing that issue. -- CelticCreationist 19:02, 30 July 2012 (PDT)

## History template

Dear Chris,

I noticed that there was no history navbox template. So I drew up one and I wish you shall find out whether it is as you'd like. I hope I have not done anything wrong. Modify it as your desire.

Best regards, Luiz Alexandre Silva 06:36, 6 August 2012 (PDT)

## Liberapedia

Hi!

Dear Ashcraft

I would like to ask you a favor. I made an article on Liberapedia and I would like you to help me fix the article.

I would appreciate any help,

Best regards, Luiz Alexandre Silva 17:19, 15 August 2012 (PDT)

## In answer to request in my Talk Page

Hello Chris!

I am very sorry, because I didn't read your previous message before, i just detected it only now, after second message.

Artem Volkov is most likely the son of Alexander Volkov according to his middle name and surname. Alexander Ivanovich Volkov is absolutely not christian and the book mentioned in the description is about very strange theory of the origin of all religions from one basis (like in Zeit Geist movie) which is mathematics. Artem in accordance to provided information also shares the opinion of the author of this book.

I will contact Artem to discuss his worldview with more details. But I am sure that he is not creationist.

What about my activities: I can say that Russian Creation Wiki is not growing for now because of there are not new registrations of users. Old registered user only have accounts and are not contributing any new information. All of my attempts to find new users and and send them to work in project have not been very successful. If you want I can share you my opinion of real roots of this problem.

I am checking new edits of Russian Portal three or four times a month and sometimes I am correcting articles. About year ago one noncreationist user has tried to discuss the creationists worldview in several discussion pages and I am describe him our position about his points and the policy of CreationWiki about talkpages. So I can say what for now I am only trying to control new activities and this is not very hard for me. But but in this direction so far little progress because of small activities from another users. But of course I am ready to proceed to work in team of of like-minded users in case it will be possible. All last activities from another user for last months are only new links to another languages from Luiz Alexandre Silva. I am checking his contributes in regular basis as well. All efforts of new user Κελεός are only grammar and typographing maked by new special plugin for russian MediaWiki sited pages which I have setup recently after the request from him to provide CreationWiki users the tool to make correct design of russian text. You may check that is this here (English translate in Google). Several days ago our old user Russian Prosvet makes new articles after two or three years of outage. May be he start new activities as in the past. It will be good.

If you assume that I could not be the administrator I can say that you have not find any new variant for this vacancy in Russian part for now. I regret. Alexander Korolev 07:24, 18 August 2012 (PDT)

Thank you for the info. I have reviewed your editor contributions.
An old adage may be helpful here - "lead by example". People are generally hesitant to invest heavily of themselves when asked. Such decisions must be intrinsic (come from within). I have spent no time trying to find new users. I've always felt it better to simply work hard and allow others to volunteer as they feel led.
If you want the Russian site to grow, then you must make it grow through regular article development. Although checking edits is important, that role is insignificant in comparison to creating and expanding articles.
You might be encouraged to know that the Russian site has seen close to a half million hits!
http://creationwiki.org/ru/%D0%A1%D0%BB%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F:Statistics
--Ashcraft - (talk) 15:19, 19 августа 2012 (PDT)
Dear Chris!
I understand that, and I can say that most of articles has been wroted or translated or at least corrected by me. I am trying to do me best but I am not sure that I am absolutely ready to be only one draft power of such great portal. It is very difficult to translate English texts with specific scientists terms which is another in Russian language. It is my general problem. Thank you for understanding.
Additionally could you please let me know additionally how to check new registrations approved by you ?
God bless you! Alexander Korolev 12:41, 21 August 2012 (PDT)

## Azerbajan language

Hello Chris!

I have found that you have delete all attempts of user Vugar199 to create CreationWiki on his national language:

Could you please explain the reason ? Thank you in advance! Alexander Korolev 08:05, 18 August 2012 (PDT)

## Cesar Gil

Dear Chris Aschraft,

I had invited a friend of mine (he studied with me computer science). He knows many languages (including english, russian, italian, spanish and other languages). He is a true christian and he is interested in collaborating with the project. Moreover he has another friend who would be interested in translating into Italian CreationWiki. I hope that you welcome him in the CreationWiki. I'll help him edit here. Cesar attends the Pentecostal church and is very committed. In Christ, Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:09, 30 August 2012 (PDT)

## CreationWiki in Italian

Two people want to contribute to creationwiki in Italian. Cesar Gil and a friend of his who have not signed up yet. Could it be possible CreationWiki be created for the Italian language? God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 11:18, 31 August 2012 (PDT)

Will do. CelticCreationist 11:50, 2 September 2012 (PDT)

Mr. White and I resolved the issue via email and I will get started on changing the relevant articles per his wishes. - CelticCreationist 13:52, 3 September 2012 (PDT)
I'll let him know. I've been rather busy as of late but, I intend on finishing that as soon as possible. - CelticCreationist 03:28, 25 September 2012 (PDT)

Dear Chris, I made an article in portuguese and further I translated to english. I am a little insecure if my "way to speak english" is correct and if I made mistakes. Can you take a look when possible? The article is: Rodhocetus.

Thank you!

P.S. Cesar Gil and Maximiano are doing a great job in portuguese CriaçãoWiki! The former is from Rio de Janeiro, Southwest of Brazil and the Latter from Paraiba, North of Brazil.

Best regards,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 13:27, 2 September 2012 (PDT)

## re: database repair

Dear Chris

Best regards,

in Christ,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 08:28, 17 September 2012 (PDT)

## Namespace in CreationWiki in spanish (CreaciónWiki)

Dear Chris,

I think that there is no namespace named: CreaciónWiki in the spanish CreationWiki.

I am starting to make the pages: Help and About of that wiki and the two pages counted as articles.

I don't know (and probably I could not make) to create such namespaces.

I would like to ask you this favour.

God bless you,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 15:57, 30 September 2012 (PDT)

Dear Chris Ashccraft, is no longer needed the help. The namspace was created without accentuation used in Spanish. I thought the namaspace was "CreaciónWiki", but it was created as "CreacionWiki", without accent in char 'o': 'ó'. So, I am creating redirections to fix references in spanish creationwiki. Best regards, Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:09, 1 October 2012 (PDT)

## Re: Spanish user

Dear Chris,

Of course! I will contact the user to ask his worldview.

God bless you!, Luiz Alexandre Silva 07:01, 3 October 2012 (PDT)

## Thanks, I am very honored

I would like to thank the trust placed in me to promote me to bureaucrat at CreationWiki pt. I am very honored and I will give my best effort and dedication. God bless you and this work greatly. Luiz Alexandre Silva 17:52, 17 October 2012 (PDT)

## The response to your questions

Dear Chris, I am sorry for the delay, I was in a vacation last month and have been loaded by many tasks after returning for the job.

1. Regarding new registered users approved by you. This is connected with such fact that there is no full list of only russian users and I not able to detect new registered users by mentioned way in case personal bio page has not been changed. That is why I am asking.
2. I have contacted this described user by personal E-mail in the past but didn't receive any response.
3. Recently one strange and rude man has tried to humiliate and insult me and my wife through our personal pages in social network for my involvement in CreationWiki and christian faith. We forgave him and after a sending of testimony have been a prayer for him but without positive result yet. I can say that this creation project of course is not respected by our enemy and he send his people to stop it. We should make new efforts and be "strong and very courageous".

God bless you. Alexander Korolev 03:56, 20 October 2012 (PDT)

## Help

Dear Ashcraft,

I would like to ask you again a huge favor.

I am working on the spanish portals and I will ask you the favor of creating a spanish portal icon (like the portuguese portal icon you created before) like this:

If you can help the text is:

CreaciónWiki Portales

I saw that the creaciónwiki has a lot of visibility and a lot more hits than Portuguese CriaçãoWiki. So I am giving priority to this language.

Thank you very much

God bless you,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 15:21, 21 October 2012 (PDT)

God bless you

## Maximiano´s promotion

Dear Chris,

I would like to ask you another favor. Use Maximiano It is a Pentecostal Christian creationist very committed to the creationist movement. He is involved in several other creationist websites and is a serious and dedicated person. I wish he was promoted to administrator if possible. I met him in a community on Orkut called "Creationism". He is very acquainted on this subject (Creationism). Thank you very much. God bless you! Luiz Alexandre Silva 03:51, 24 October 2012 (PDT)

I uploaded a picture of the lifecycle and it showed that it uploaded, but when I went back to the page it was gone. The link that you sent me would not upload onto my computer...we gave up after a couple hours. I will email you the picture

and hope we can figure it out tomorrow.


thanks, MikaylaMikayla.c 20:16, 6 November 2012 (PST)

## Re:

Dear Chris Ashcraft,

Thank you very much!

In recent days I have been very busy correcting tests and papers of my students of the college I teach. But even with little time at least one edition a day I do.

I am in contact with Maximiano and he is also busy this end of year season because of his engineering course. In the case of Cesar Gil (he studied engineering with me in Rio de Janeiro in the 80's) is studying the issues first before editing. It's his decision.

I do want to thank the opportunities you have given us in this work that I consider of utmost importance. Atheists are making an incessant work in forums and on facebook. The biology is almost entirely taken by atheists. And these biologists know very little about information theory. They also overestimate the power of natural selection and few, like you, make them face the challenging. This site you made, this initiative, is a powerful way to challenge evolutionary biologists and better inform people in general. I thank God for having known you. God bless you greatly, Mr. Ashcraft, you and your family. In Christ, Luiz Alexandre Silva 06:03, 2 December 2012 (PST)

## Rollback

Please enable "rollback", at least for me and maybe Tony. It makes cleaning up after vandals much faster and easier. Thanks. ~ Webster (talk) 19:27, 9 December 2012 (PST)

Thanks Ashcraft.--Tsommer (Tony) 18:28, 10 December 2012 (PST)
Yes, thank you! ~ Webster (talk) 21:09, 10 December 2012 (PST)

## Hiding vandalism

It appears that you are not using the option to hide vandalism without deleting pages. This feature has been available since MediaWiki 1.16, which CreationWiki uses, although the feature is disabled by default. See here. With this you can choose to hide the content of edits, the edit comment, and/or the editor's username. It is quite easy to use, works well, and can easily be undone (which means that you can safely play around with it to get comfortable with it). Philip J. Rayment 00:00, 11 December 2012 (PST)

I have used this feature on another wiki; it is indeed very handy. The user interface for it takes a little getting used to, but it's an incredibly powerful tool. And in true wiki fashion, everything it does is reversible, leaving no trace but a series of log entries. ~ Webster (talk) 02:45, 14 December 2012 (PST)

I had uploaded "Already Compromised" to the system under a different name (the name that I saved it under on my computer). I was wondering if there was a way to replace it under its new file name. Thank you.

Thank you for the information, but I will probably not be able to finish this over break. Frolander 17:56, 21 December 2012 (PST)

## Creation Books Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure

Dear Mr. Ashcraft:

I was unable to successfully upload the promotional video to the book 'Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure'. When I entered the video link after the equal sign, it only put in what I typed, not the video. Is this video not on Youtube or is the error on my part?

Kyle Frolander

Dear Ashcraft,

My goal is to get the AJP to retract the article. My explanation of why the AJP article is absurd was already published in the Catholic Truth of Scotland. I'll be glad to help any creationist write an article about this topic for CreationWiki. I have a number of articles about the matter that are not easy to get and I can email them to any interested creationist.

Another part of this story which is very interesting is the reaction of physicists to my critique of the AJP article.

My YouTube video titled "The Truth About Evolution and Religion" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKaF8vX6HXQ) also sheds light on this issue.

Davidmihjn 08:46, 1 January 2013 (PST)

Davidmihjn 08:46, 1 January 2013 (PST)

## http://creationwiki.org/Pseudoscience_in_the_American_Journal_of_Physics

I think the above article should include an up-to-date account of how the AJP is responding to my criticism of the article. My past conversations with the AJP, AAPT, and AIP is at

A year ago, I contacted Emory F. Bunn (ebunn@richmond.edu), who wrote the follow-up note titled “Evolution and the second law of thermodynamics,” and he told me that he didn’t want to discuss the matter. I then contacted David P. Jackson (ajp@dickinson.edu), the editor of the AJP, who suggested I submit my own article for publication. This was not the correct procedure for peer-reviewed journals. Jackson should have forwarded my critique to the author, Daniel Styer, for comment. Styer may have published an erratum or taken some other kind of action. If Styer said that I was wrong, I would have written to his college and explained that he should not be teaching physics. Instead, my submission was reviewed by an anonymous reviewer who said I was wrong. Thus, nobody at the AJP, AAPT, or AIP is taking responsibility for the article. I told Beth Cunningham (bcunningham@aapt.org), the Executive Officer of the AAPT, that Jackson should be fired. I also told H. Frederick Dylla (dylla@aip.org), the Executive Director or the AIP.Davidmihjn 08:26, 2 January 2013 (PST)

## Making changes in Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics

Dear Chris,

Is this how I make changes? By putting the change here?

Did you get my email? An important addition to the story is an account of how the AJP is responding to this criticism. Who should write this? Isn't Creationwiki a collaborative effort like Wikipedia? Are there editors?

Very truly yours,

David Roemer 347-417-4703

## Journal template

Dear Mr. Ashcraft

I'm returning from my vacation in Rio de Janeiro.

In the article Acts & facts I build a box suggesting a possible template for journals/magazines. Probably this is not the best and this box needs improvements. So I am asking if it is possible to you help me to improve the box. I would like also to know your opinion about the box.

Thank you very much

God bless you.

Luiz Alexandre Silva 16:23, 30 January 2013 (PST)

Thank you very much! Luiz Alexandre Silva 17:35, 5 February 2013 (PST)

## Completing the Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics article

I think the article should contain some kind of explanation of how physicists are responding to this article. It is very strange and difficult for me to understand. Robert Richardson, a retired physics professor at NYU, where I got my PhD in physics, initially agreed with me that the equation was wrong. He said the authors were just using the Boltzmann constant for the sake of units. But when I gave him my complete account of the matter, he insulted me and refused to continue the correspondence. Another example is Randy Isaac, who promised to "walk me through" the second law of thermodynamics on the forum of the American Scientific Affiliation. As we discussed it, he became irrational. Robert Kaita refused to assign a moderator for the conversation.

Another example is Stephen Barr, a Catholic physicist and writer about evolution for First Things. I sent him an email asking for support. He sent me an email back saying I was wrong and was harming the Catholic Church. He was obviously being sincere. He could have ignored my email to him. I demanded an apology and accused him of not reading my article in the Catholic Truth of Scotland. I then proceed to bad mouth Barr to all of his Catholic associates on the Academy of Catholic Theology. There has been no response at all.

One member of the Academy of Catholic Theology, Fr. Austriaco of Providence College, who is a biologist, promised to investigate the matter. After about a month, he said he was not qualified to figure it out. In any case I'v been sending emails and faxes to physics departments around the U. S. These are my two emails. The first has gone out to about a hundred people. I just started sending out the second. There have been no responses.

January 12, 2013 Columbia University Department of Physics Dear Dr. Zajc, I'm trying to get the American Journal of Physics to retract "Entropy and evolution" (Am. J. Phys., Vol. 76, No. 11, November 2008). Equation 4b is an incorrect application of the Boltzmann equation for entropy. My correspondence about the issue is at

An article explaining why the AJP article is absurd is at

I'll be giving a lecture in New York City about the matter on March 15, 2013. In addition to Equation 4b, I'll be discussing the following: 1. Darwinism only explains the adaptation of species to the environment, not common descent. 2. Advocates of intelligent design and nonreligious dilettantes are inhibited from thinking intelligently and rationally about evolution because of anxiety about religion. 3. It is an error to think evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics, but it is a more egregious error to think evolution does not violate the second law of thermodynamics because of the sun. There is no cost for the lecture and no ticket, but to obtain a reservation and the exact location and time click on the following link:

<A HREF="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316545">Reservation for "Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics"</A>

Very truly yours,

David Roemer 347-417-4703 http://www.newevangelization.info

Sent by fax and email.

Open letter to Allen Goldman (American Association for the Advancement of Science, Physics Section) and Howard Wactlar (National Science Foundation, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems):

The American Journal of Physics published an article (“Entropy and evolution,” Am. J. Phys., Vol. 76, No. 11, November 2008) that begins with the statement: “The creationist argument is that advanced organisms are more orderly than primitive organisms, and hence as evolution proceeds living things become more ordered, that is less disordered, that is less entropic. Because the second law of thermodynamics prohibits a decrease in entropy, it therefore prohibits biological evolution.”

The author says, “Two anonymous referees made valuable suggestions that improved this article significantly.” This raises the possibility that the peer-reviewers were more interested in anti-creationist propaganda than in making sure the article is a contribution to scientific knowledge.

The article says evolution decreased the entropy of the biosphere and estimates the decrease in joule/degrees. The article’s statements about evolution and entropy are unintelligible. I pointed out the errors and misinformation in the article to American Journal of Physics, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Institute of Physics in a number of communications. The AJP, the AAPT, and the AIP are refusing to retract the article, which I think is the only remedy for its nonsense. I refer you to the following sources of information about evolution and thermodynamics:

1) McIntosh, A.C., "Information and entropy – top -down or bottom-up development in living systems?", Int. J. of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics. Vol. 4, No. 4 (2009), pp. 351 to 385.

2) Fourth paragraph of Ilya Prigogine, Gregoire Nicolis, and Agnes Babloyantz, “Thermodynamics of evolution”, Physics Today 25(11) (1972), pp. 23 to 28. View online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3071090.

Very truly yours, David Roemer 347-417-4703 http://www.newevangelization.info

Thanks for the information. I had attempted to contact an Admin to delete the unused photos, which obviously did not happen. I will keep the information you gave me for reference, as I am unskilled here (and not even certain if I am replying correctly). I thought I gave the correct copyright information, since I made the graphics myself.Piltdown Superman 11:33, 4 February 2013 (PST)

## Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics

I finally got a correction to the article from a physicist: Warren Christensen from North Dakota State U.

"The second law only applies to systems of non-interacting particles or entities."

The above statement which appears in your wiki, is not true.

My wiki article states that thermodynamics includes chemical reactions. Are you suggesting this edit: "The second law only applies to systems of non-interacting entities and entities that undergo chemical reactions."

## free will

When you have a chance you might want to check what is going on with this article and the user syamsu. --Tsommer (Tony) 17:22, 13 February 2013 (PST)

## free books

Dear Chris Ashcraft,

Probably you may know. Anyway, this site has many Christian books that are available freely:

Many books of Christian church, early christian writers, Schaff's history of the church, Spurgeon's sermons and so on

Maybe this can be a good source of research to people writing articles in creationwiki.

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 03:15, 28 February 2013 (PST)

## Problems with videos in portuguese wiki

Dear Ashcraft,

I put a message to you in the portuguese wiki. I put there because only there the problem happens

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 19:47, 10 March 2013 (PDT)

## licences template

Dear Chris Ashcraft

Today I started to rearrange the images that I uploaded in CreationWiki pool. After reading this article I realized that I can improve the organization of my uploaded images.

I am starting to create a template to facilitate and standardize the use of the images loaded and that you'd really like your opinion of these. Stay completely free to modify the template because I have not quite mastered the use of tables.

The example of use of the template can be view here

I will wait your opinion to replicate the pattern in other images that I loaded.

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:01, 29 March 2013 (PDT)

## Thank you

Hi Chris

Thank you for your good explanation. My desire is not to make mistakes, but sometimes the doubts appear and I don't know how to do.

I checked the field "Licensing" in the upload form, but it does not allow to put anything into it. I think it is a combobox to which I do not have access. In wikimedia we have a "Licensing" but not a "Copyright status" section.

Thus, at least for now, I can only access the area "Copyright status" to insert the copyright status declarations.

Again many thanks to the help provided. A big hug and a blessed and happy Easter to you and your family!

Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:45, 31 March 2013 (PDT)

## Editions on CreationWiki

Hi!

I would like to know if I can make editions in articles or must wait till the new version of MediaWiki be installed.

Hugs!

Luiz Alexandre Silva 06:58, 21 April 2013 (PDT)

Dear Chris Ashcraft.

I'm having doubts regarding edition at creationwiki.

It is allowed to edit the CreationWiki or I need to wait for the conversion of the server. Could you help me on this question? Sincerely

Luiz Alexandre Silva 16:01, 6 May 2013 (PDT)

## Thank you

Thank you for the feedback. I will keep writing offline untill the server be replaced.

Best regards, Luiz Alexandre Silva 16:10, 7 May 2013 (PDT)

## Favor

Dear Chris,

Could you do me a favor?

Today I updated the data of the new server in Portuguese wiki. Great setting!

hugs,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:37, 21 May 2013 (EDT)

## Common pool templates

Hi, dear Chris,

I create a help page in the common pool to allow the user to know what templates are available for use. The page is:

this.

If this is not an adequate inclusion, please delete the page or change how you feel is the most appropriate. Sincerely,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 11:25, 26 May 2013 (EDT)

## Math formula

Dear Chris,

I am experiencing problems with the rendering of new formulas when using the Math tool.

If I repeat one existing formula, alreading existing in some place in creationwiki, the program renders correctly. For instance:

${\frac {a}{b}}$

But if I change even an single letter (for instance. from b to c) the system gives the message:

$\frac {a}{c}$

Probably related to the installation of the tools latex.

A big hug, Luiz Alexandre Silva 08:36, 7 June 2013 (EDT)

## New template

Dear Ashcraft,

I made another template in the portuguese creationwiki and I would like you to appreciate if you consider good that I make an equal for the English version.

You can see the portuguses version here

It is an overview of the views of all CreationWikis

God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 16:19, 23 June 2013 (EDT)

## Looks

Dear Chris,

I've made the modifications you suggested me to do. I created the Template:CreationWikiViews without Hebrew and Polish data.

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva 15:50, 26 June 2013 (EDT)

## Archaeology page

Dear Chris Ashcraft

I would like to ask if it is possible to create a page Archaeology replacing the redirect with a page on secular Archaeology.

Best regards

Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:00, 8 July 2013 (EDT)

Hi Ashcraft, why have you deleted my contributions on the page of 'creation'? Can we discuss it?

## Creation

--Vincenzo 05:37, 9 July 2013 (EDT)

## Creation

--Vincenzo 05:38, 9 July 2013 (EDT) Hi Ashcraft, why have you deleted my contributions on creation page? Can we discuss it?

## Archaeology page

Hi Chris,

Thank you very much. I will start to write the page now.

Best regards!

Luiz Alexandre Silva 12:23, 21 July 2013 (EDT)

## Information

Dear Ashcraft,

I am writing an article named Information. It is a difficult and complex issue, especially for a non-native speaker of English. I would like to know if you can help me, not only revising the English text but see if I am making any kind of mistake. What I am really asking you to help me is to do a peer review of this article. I intend to expand this article (still missing add material about 7 books that are on my desk). If you prefer to wait until the end of the drafting of the article, I will inform you when I've finished writing it.

I also invited TSommer to help me. I think that an article of this issue (where even in the literature we do not found consensus) needs to be peer reviewed by more than one editor

Thank you very much for any help you can give me. God bless you,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 19:08, 3 August 2013 (EDT)

Dear Ashcraft, I already finnished the additions. I thank you and greatly appreciate any help and review. God bless you greatly! Luiz Alexandre Silva 11:06, 4 August 2013 (EDT)

Dear Ashcraft,

Writing a new article I came across the following problem:

Some articles like Biblical archaeology has this arrangement of sections:

Other articles like Theory of evolution has this arrangement of sections:

I think the second case would be correct, but I'm not absolutely sure. Would like to know what is the correct layout so I can create the article correctly.

Thank you very much

God bless you,

Luiz Alexandre Silva 11:47, 13 August 2013 (EDT)

Hi! I guess I think I have not written in correct English. What I meant to ask is which of the two orders of sections would be correct? I apologize for my poorly worded sentence. I think the second order would be more correct than the first, but I'm not absolutely sure. Thank you again!

Best regards, Luiz Alexandre Silva 12:04, 13 August 2013 (EDT)

Thank you for the explanation. I realized that sometimes I have included links already present in the text also in the see also section. I will try to fix the articles where I went wrong. Thank you and God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 12:12, 13 August 2013 (EDT)

## Hypercycles

Dear Ashcraft

I expanded a little the article about hypercycles and would like you to take a look. I used a reference of TalkOrigins where they admit that hypercycles not lead anywhere. I do not know if it is appropriate. If not, just let me know and I remove the quote. Sincerely, Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:37, 19 August 2013 (EDT)

## Re: Duripinar/ Duripinar Noah's Ark Site

Hi Ashcraft,

maybe should have asked you before changing that name, but please could we change it to something else? 'Duripinar' is actually just a guy's name and doesn't connote anything to do with the substance of the article. How about 'Duripinar Proposed Noah's Ark Site' or something like that? To let people know that it is about a site that claims to be Noah's Ark. The word on its own is a bit random!

Thanks, Will

## Re: Duripinar Site

Hi Chris,

well I have revised this page again. Thank you for pointing out the errors in it, you were right to as there are significant and complex issues with this site that I had not included. Since then I have researched the issue a lot more thoroughly and I believe this revision to be definitive and a good, balanced article about this subject. I humbly request that you not change it other than with minor additions of facts and evidence. The situation seems to be this:

1) Ron Wyatt has had his honesty impugned by a great many of the scientists and researchers involved, with more than one suggesting that he manufactured some if not all of the small artifacts claimed to have been found at the site, including his own colleague and co-arguer for the case that this is Noah's Ark, David Fasold.

2) As a result of this (alleged) dishonesty, a great number of people have been irritated and alienated from the entire claim, not wishing to add glory to Ron Wyatt's name.

3) Nevertheless, even if all these artifacts are fake, and even if Ron Wyatt is dishonest, that does not change the objective facts and other evidence surrounding this site, that are still substantial, and easily justify the 'one of the best evidenced sites claiming to be the site of Noah's Ark' statement in this article. This article is about the archeological site, NOT Ron Wyatt or his claims. This evidence in particular is of interest: a) The site's location b) The site's symmetrical shape c) The site's size d) The large stones found nearby.

I have left in your opening statement that 'most creation scientists do not regard the site as anything more than a natural formation' as I think that is about justified, and the opening section about the original ARF expedition excavation not discovering anything of interest. I have also extensively covered the disputes as to the other evidence, the orientation of the various scientists involved and the allegations of dishonesty.

There is one statement of yours that I have taken out that I do strongly object to:

"Most creationists do not believe the Durupınar site is the ark, and it is probably best to view this discovery with skepticism until a complete excavation is performed. It is most logical to assume that the ark of Noah has decomposed completely since the flood. However, if it became buried under a mudflow or glacier, it could have been petrified or preserved respectively. Unfortunately, industrious excavations are not likely to be forthcoming in this remote and hostile region. If it is still in existence, the discovery of Noah's ark may await exposure by a major natural erosion event. "

Again I humbly request that you not re-include this statement. It is a political statement that does not seem to be guided solely by the facts. It was justified when this was a stub article but now the evidence from both sides is clearly displayed, I believe it would be righteous of you to allow the reader to make up his or her own mind from the facts and evidence alone. There is already the opening statement that creation scientists are not currently disposed to support this site. I do not believe an editorial is also necessary.

I love creationwiki and commend you for it. I hope to contribute many articles in the future. However I cannot be a part of any organisation that serves any other agenda than the exact Truth of Almighty God. That includes the kind of suppression of information and dismissal of evidence that evolutionists the world over are now being exposed for. That would be against the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and against God. I have every faith that you do not endorse such covering.

In conclusion, let me say that neither you nor I know whether this site is the remains of Noah's Ark. However it MAY BE. That is all we know. If indeed it turns out to be, please keep in mind what our Lord and Savior said about causing people who believe, not to believe (Matthew 18:6)

Thanks and please keep up the great work with this site!

In Faith,

Will

## Re: images

P.S. have amended the images used so that they are all from the wyattmuseum.com website. I have contacted them and they have assured me that they are all under their own copyright. The arial b + w shot is from that website, although it was obviously originally taken by the Turkish Army. As it is used and has been used in many publications and in articles on Creation.com and icr.org I assume it to be in the public domain.

Thanks, Will

## How to change my user name???

Is there any way I can change my user name? Because it will be easier for me to remember with a different user name, plus, the user name wouldn't show my real name. Please answer.

Thanks!

## Re: Duripinar

In conclusion, let me say that neither you nor I know whether this site is the remains of Noah's Ark. However it MAY BE. That is all we know.

"Agreed. But again the young Earth creation community almost as a whole says its not the Ark (ICR, CMI, AiG, CRS). And these are the groups and geologists that believe the flood of Noah was a real event, and would like to find the Ark to substantiate this historical claim. If these expert geologists, such as John Morris and Andrew Snelling, say its not the Ark of Noah, then we must be honest with our readership and not mislead anyone into assuming it may be - when in fact the experts say it is not."

Right, but of course human knowledge is not the measure of the Truth, that belongs to God alone and is revealed to us through His word. "In fact the experts say it is not" is of course the exact argument used by evolutionists against Creation.

Re: the image copyrights, yes I have permission from the Wyatt Museum via an email sent in response to my request. How should I add this information to the creation pool page?

Thanks, Will

Hi Chris,

well I'm somewhat disappointed to return to creationwiki after a couple of weeks to find that you have re-inserted the exact paragraph of editorial text into the 'Duripinar site' article that I specifically asked you in good conscience not to re-include as it is an arbitrary statement of opinion as fact.

I'm writing this in the hopes that you believed my absence from the site indicated that I was some kind of 'Duripinar activist' only interested in that subject. In fact nothing could be further from the truth, I have simply been busy. Logged back on today with the intention of contributing articles on 'electricity' and 'Ptolemy', but thought would have a look at the Duripinar page first. There's some great new info there. I tidied it up a bit, only to discover at the end of it that you had tagged on the paragraph in question as a 'conclusion' at the end. Chris, why does an Encyclopedia need a conclusion to its articles? It is a repository for information, not propaganda. If you are on the side of God's Truth, you do not need to fear any information, as God is in charge of it all.

I'm also saddened to see that your talk page, containing my last comments to you, including my statement that your phrase "the experts say its not" is an evolutionist phrase, seems no longer to be publicly viewable.

Well, please could you let me know whether you wish me to continue writing articles for creationwiki. I have taken the 'conclusion' paragraph off the 'Duripinar site' page. If your allegiance is to God Almighty's Truth, please write to me to let me know, and leave that paragraph off the page.

In Faith,

Will

## Thank you

Dear Chris, thank you for the help on the number of chromosomes. I've corrected the version in Portuguese. A big hug! Luiz Alexandre Silva 14:42, 15 November 2013 (EST) ]

## Essay

Dear Chris,

I wrote my opinion about a claim of talk.origins, and so I wrote as an essay: Essay:Claim CF011 (Talk.Origins). I would like to know your opinion about the text and the example I wrote. I would greatly appreciate your opinion and criticism. Sincerely, Luiz Alexandre Silva 15:14, 25 November 2013 (EST)

## Where to help?

I want to put in a little more time on CreationWiki in 2014 ... probably along the lines of 1 hour per week. I could follow the wiki wanted, stub, or other help pages ... but I am wondering if there is some specific area you would appreaciate more? Thanks.--Towiel 02:30, 27 December 2013 (EST)

Hi, please delete this account. I have no further use for it.

LuckyStrike 09:19, 28 December 2013 (EST)

## Embeded video from any videohosting

Hello, Chris.

Could you please help us in embeded video on Russian site ? Internal method with specific mediawiki command like {{#ev:youtube|w6JoNZiZ6vI}} is not working. I have tried to prepare a template template:youtube (in russian), but it is not working too (mediawiki places into page tags, instead of real content). Thank you in advance! Alexander Korolev 06:39, 20 January 2014 (EST)

## guidelines for changing the free will entry

Hello Aschcraft.

Please consider the guidelines I wrote at http://creationwiki.org/Talk:Free_will

You are basically making the free will entry into a talking point for philosophy discussions, instead of an encylopedic entry on the practical (creationist) understanding of the term.

Creation science requires an exacting practically useful concept of free will.

To cut to the chase, do you accept the explanation for subjectivity I provided?

What the agency of a decision is, is a matter of opinion, just as like beauty is a matter of opinion.

The word "agency" refers to that which makes a decision turn out the way it does. So a decision can turn out X or Y, the decision turns out X, then "agency" is what did this job of making the decision turn out X instead of Y.

This is simply a matter of defining terms, it is neccessary to have a general word for that which makes a decision turn out the way it does, in order to be able to think efficiently about making decisions. So that is why a word like "agency" is neccessary.

The root of all subjectivity is that the agency of a decision is a matter of opinion. Which means that the fact that beauty is a matter of opinion is derived from that the agency of a decision is a matter of opinion. Beauty is a love of the way something looks, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Somebody expresses their emotions with free will, emotions are then the agency of the decision, resulting in the expression it is beautiful.

When something is a matter of opinion it means you reach the conclusion to the question by a way of choosing the answer. With facts, you reach the conlusion by copying the answer from something. The evidence forces to a conclusion, resulting in a copy / model of what is evidenced, a fact.

Whenever I debate with atheists about subjectivity, they ALWAYS refer to objectively measurable things like brainchemistry and whatnot. In addressing subjectivity not any part of what they say refers to something not objectively measurable. Atheists thus equate subjectivity with objectivity. Atheists simply do not do subjectivity.

It is crucial that subjectivity is straighforwardly and unproblematically accepted, to have a functioning conscience, and some meaningful emotional life.

--Syamsu 04:53, 27 January 2014 (EST)

I follow many rules in writing the article on free will. So it is not the case that I just dictate what I like to everybody.

Talk to me how you straightforwardly and unproblematically accept subjectivity is a valid way of reaching a conclusion (besides objectivity also being a valid way of reaching a conclusion).--Syamsu 09:02, 27 January 2014 (EST)

You still left the basics of dualism that I wrote on the webpage about free will, while saying to exclude everything I wrote.

I don't think you can get out of this without taking the time to think about the issue.

When I express the opinion that somebody is loving, then that says as much about who I am as being the owner of my decisions, as it does about that person whom I am expressing my opinion about.

I arrive at the conclusion somebody is "loving" by a way of choosing the answer, and the resulting conclusion of saying somebody is "loving", is about who somebody else is as being the owner of their decisions.

Don't you realize that this particular thing is what all Darwinists/atheists/materialists are against? Look at Darwin's book on "the expression of emotions in man and animals". In this book Darwin tries to make a one to one relationship between a facial expression, and the emotion behind it, as best he can. So basically: he dutifully displays a photo of somebody with the corners of the mouth pointing upwards, and then writes = happy. Darwin does not choose in identifying what emotions people have in their heart, he measures, he is forced to a conclusion by the evidence. Darwin thus rejects all subjectivity, only accepting objectivity.

Every time Darwin uses the word "freedom" or "free" in the book, he uses it to mean to be unrestricted like the phrase "the free flow of tears". Darwin never uses the word freedom to mean that people have alternative futures available, one of which they make the present. That is because freedom as meaning unrestricted, is consistent with a logic of cause and effect, and the logic of evidence forcing to a conclusion, the logic of objectivity.

They don't just reject belief in God, they reject all subjectivity as invalid. --Syamsu 08:16, 10 February 2014 (EST)

## Moving files to Media Pool

Hello.

Could you please tell me if there is any internal simple method to move the file from any site to media pool ? For now in case the user need to insert image into article from another CreationWiki site he should:

• to upload it to media pool with the same description and name
• to delete original file in language site for replacing by file from media pool with the same name.

It will be very useful to do it by 1 or 2 clicks, with name something like "Move to media pool"... Thank you in advance for any solutions. Alexander Korolev 06:41, 9 February 2014 (EST)

## Is there any way to delete a page that I have made?

Just wondering.--O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth and heaven! 19:22, 24 February 2014 (EST)

## Improving States of Matter page

Dear Ashcraft: please note that there are many more states of matter other than the most common three, it will be great if someone add those in. And, please add more information on the existing three states of matter on the page right now.

And there is one mistake: nail rusting is not a physical change, it's a chemical change.

## How to make multi-image?

I try to do multi-image on the "glass" section of State of matter page, and I can only copy that format from Wikipedia. Appearently it works differently on CreationWiki. How do we do that?

I recently read about scientifically reading mind and hacking brain is possible. But is it really true? Does it conflict with the Bible? Is it another one of the evolutionists' lies? I'm doing a project that has something to do about this subject, but I can't find information on the Internet. It will be great if you can help me with it. Thank you.--O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth and heaven! - Clark 19:37, 10 March 2014 (EDT)

## Article/Essay in respect of Ali al-Sistani

I intend to create an article/page in respect of proposed Nomination of Ayatollah Sistani for Peace Prize. I have submitted an e-mail to you wherein I could not mention the subject and name, so this section is being edited here. Permission is sought. Nannadeem 09:21, 13 March 2014 (EDT)

## https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Extended_periodic_table_%28by_Fricke,_52_columns,_large_cells%29

Can we create something like this on CreationWiki? I know I can't right now, but do you anyone else who can do this?

## Renaming user

I noted on a user's page he asked about changing his user name. If you install the RenameUser extension, this can be done by an administrator. Philip J. Rayment 09:17, 3 April 2014 (EDT)

## May be wiki's are not the place for me.

Many of the pages that I have started have been edited and modified particularly by a user called Joshlight.

Not only has he deleted many of my contributions, he has changed artical to say the complete opposite of what I had originally stated.

I suppose that this is within the constitution of a community encyclopedia of this sort as long as he is genuinely a creationist.

For now, I will cease to edit articles on creation wiki.

Many thanks,

Nigel Hawkins

## CreationWiki talk:Editor recognition

CreationWiki talk:Editor recognition Would like your input on this topic when you have time.--Tsommer 19:05, 18 April 2014 (EDT)

## Chinese CreationWiki

Right now, the state of the Chinese CreationWiki is absolutely terrible, not mentioning that almost not a single makes sense (I think they're from Google Translate). I may help to do some improvements on that.--O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth and heaven! - Clark 20:49, 26 April 2014 (EDT)

## Some strange content on Russian Portal

Hello.

Peace and grace from our Lord!

New user Lightfairy on Russian Portal has published three very strange articles. They are

The singularity of these materials is that it is not connected with creationism and looks like marginal hypothesis of Aram Enfi http://aramenfi.narod.ru/ and this is not science or overview of facts at all, but only pseudoscientific content. Anyway is it not about creation, or biology or chemistry or molecular energy or Universe origin or God. All of these material only about some kind of psyhology and strange presentation of human soul connected to music and sounds. I am not sure that it is important for our encyclopedia.

You may try to use Google Translate service to understand basic information of these articles.

Could you please help to understand that should I do in this case. Thank you a lot in advance. Alexander Korolev 10:37, 30 May 2014 (EDT)

Additionally I can say that Aram Enfy and his followers have unsuccessfully tried to publish many materials related to his theories to Russian Wikipedia but it was deleted by admins as non-science and without authoritative sources Alexander Korolev 11:09, 30 May 2014 (EDT)
Could you please help to make a decision. The user appeal (Google Translate) that these materials are about creationism and has positive response from famous scientists. Please note that is true, but all of these data looks like some kind of esoteric philosophy. It is about etic, philosophy and not aboout God as a Creator. Scientists that user meant are psychoanalytics, psychologists and philosophers, all humanitarian and non-christian. My doubts are connected with fact that material is non christian and looks like pseudo-scientific.
The policy of creationwiki is argue that any creationists world-view may be accepted if the user accepts God as Creator. There are users - muslims and jews in creationwiki, as I know. Personally I understand that these materials of LightFairy are not acceptable for me as christian, but I have not enough points of rules for explain this for user officially from project policy (not as just private christian). I need your help in clarification. Thank you for understanding. Alexander Korolev 19:45, 6 June 2014 (EDT)

I realize I may have been excessively harsh on the Cloning page. I was quite fed up at the time, having had to read through it for school, and in a generally foul mood that day. I should have controlled myself and kept the language more professional, or not said anything at all. Please forgive this oversight, and if I can remove comments I will do so on that article. Daaron 01:57, 9 September 2014 (EDT)

## News articles

I suggest that we take off some of the news articles. Some of them go back as far as September 2013 and stretch far down the page. If we took out the news articles from August to 18 Nov. 2013, both sides of the main page would be the same length.

## Take a guess

UKULELE--Brayden Williams 20:13, 17 October 2014 (EDT)

## Opportunity

The American Astronomical Society will be meeting in Seattle in January. That may be a good time to try to get a creationist astronomy event together. ~ Webster (talk) 01:24, 27 October 2014 (EDT)

## Opportunity

The American Astronomical Society will be meeting in Seattle in January. That may be a good time to try to get a creationist astronomy event together. ~ Webster (talk) 01:24, 27 October 2014 (EDT)

## Opportunity

The American Astronomical Society will be meeting in Seattle in January. That may be a good time to try to get a creationist astronomy event together. ~ Webster (talk) 01:25, 27 October 2014 (EDT)

## Research Project

Is There a time limit for the video for the Research Paper? If so then how long is that limit?

Thanks

Brayden Williams 22:19, 5 January 2015 (EST)

## Math formula

Dear Chris,

I am experiencing problems with the rendering of articles with formulas. Articles like Matéria escura e Energia escura has this issue.

The system gives the message:

$\frac {a}{c}$

Even in formulas that I did not change.

A big hug, Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:02, 15 March 2015 (EDT)

If I could change to just carnation that would probably be more ideal. Jamiecope 21:28, 14 May 2015 (EDT)

Thank You. Jamiecope 22:45, 14 May 2015 (EDT)

## I messed up in the account creation process

I accidentally clicked "Non-creationist" for "Worldview" in the account creation step. Can you, or another moderator, please change it to the correct "Creationist"? Thanks. POMK (talk) 22:54, 8 October 2015 (EDT)

## Change

Dear Ashcraft,

Some pages are not working at creationwiki in portuguese. I guess it is due some change in MediaWiki. I guess it is because the special characters 'ç' and 'ã' are not being recognized.

I don't know how to fix the problem. I tried to make a change like tradução->traducao, but I saw many other pages would need this change, including the name of the Wiki: CriaçãoWiki.

Maybe the MediaWiki has a parameter to deal with this kind of problem

best regards

Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 05:24, 1 November 2015 (EST)

I notice now that all help pages at creationwiki in portuguese stoped to work. Maybe some change in configuration parameters took place in main creationwiki that affected the portuguese. I really don't know how to help in this matter. God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 06:02, 1 November 2015 (EST)

## Ty

Thank you.

I notice only today this bug. I think it was not happening before.

Best regards!

Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 16:01, 1 November 2015 (EST)

## User creation request status inquiry

A user contacted me via my Wikipedia user page, inquiring about the status of his or her account creation request here. The requested username is "Anon". Thanks. ~ Webster (talk) 00:24, 15 November 2015 (EST)

I suggest he check his spam/junk folder, and he said it wasn't there. But he also said that he won't have time to use the account for a while, so he will try again when his schedule opens back up. ~ Webster (talk) 14:49, 21 November 2015 (EST)

## Chemistry reasearch topic

For the Chemistry research, may I do paraffin?

## Citrus Longhorned beetle Q

Hey, i got these two images, they both have Creative Commons but one has a thing called GNU Free Documentation License and i was wondering if you ever herd of it. I was also wondering if you could tell me if i formatted the links properly. thx!

## No description for an image...

Hi this is Jacob Catey and I was wondering why the description for the ecology habitat range map image isn't showing up. Am I doing something wrong or missing something? Thanks.

## Photo for Body Type

I found a photo that would work well with my section, but it does not say if it is the right species (Wild Boar). It does seem to be correct, though. Here is the link,

Let me know if I should remove it from my page, and find another one. Thanks!

Asha Hudson

## Mobility formatting

I'll see what I can do. ~ Webster (talk) 21:38, 24 November 2015 (EST)

## Delete incorrect articles

Hello.

Could you please delete this incorrect article "Ð Ð°Ð´Ð¸Ð¾Ð¼ÐµÑ‚Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‡ÐµÑÐºÐ¾Ðµ Ð´Ð°Ñ‚Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾Ð²Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ðµ" which has been formed during the last upgrade of software: http://creationwiki.org/ru/index.php?title=%C3%90%C2%A0%C3%90%C2%B0%C3%90%C2%B4%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%90%C2%BE%C3%90%C2%BC%C3%90%C2%B5%C3%91%E2%80%9A%C3%91%E2%82%AC%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%91%E2%80%A1%C3%90%C2%B5%C3%91%C2%81%C3%90%C2%BA%C3%90%C2%BE%C3%90%C2%B5_%C3%90%C2%B4%C3%90%C2%B0%C3%91%E2%80%9A%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%91%E2%82%AC%C3%90%C2%BE%C3%90%C2%B2%C3%90%C2%B0%C3%90%C2%BD%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%90%C2%B5&oldid=2815

There another (correct) version of the article "Радиометрическое датирование": http://creationwiki.org/ru/index.php?title=%C3%90%C2%A0%C3%90%C2%B0%C3%90%C2%B4%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%90%C2%BE%C3%90%C2%BC%C3%90%C2%B5%C3%91%E2%80%9A%C3%91%E2%82%AC%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%91%E2%80%A1%C3%90%C2%B5%C3%91%C2%81%C3%90%C2%BA%C3%90%C2%BE%C3%90%C2%B5_%C3%90%C2%B4%C3%90%C2%B0%C3%91%E2%80%9A%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%91%E2%82%AC%C3%90%C2%BE%C3%90%C2%B2%C3%90%C2%B0%C3%90%C2%BD%C3%90%C2%B8%C3%90%C2%B5&oldid=2815 Alexander Korolev (talk) 21:52, 7 December 2015 (EST)

## User:Josepher8

Hello, brother.

Again new user Josepher8, who look like follower of "New Age"-like theology has activity on Russian site. I think so because of his contribution include only one article with very strange content: http://www.creationwiki.org/ru/Special:Contributions/Josepher8

The page http://www.creationwiki.org/ru/User:Josepher8/Татарников_Александр_(diezelsun) is about some unknown russian "creationist" Alexander Tatarnikov who accept UFO in Christian history and on icons. I moved this strange content to personal space of the author, User:Josepher8 before any clarification and I am about to delete this.

Currently I am not sure HOW this user got the access to editing of pages.

Tool for user check does not show any thing about he: http://www.creationwiki.org/ru/index.php?title=%D0%A1%D0%BB%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F%3AUserCredentials&target=Josepher8

Did you grant access them? May be it was something like hack of our wiki? Could you please check? Thank you in advance. Alexander Korolev (talk) 09:39, 8 December 2015 (EST)

## Pyramids and Pharaons

Pyramid and Joseph and Imhotep page is on dispute.If someone reads this will be in great confusion.(Bokiva (talk) 13:38, 12 February 2016 (EST)).

## subjects for biology and chemistry

I would like to do radish and triethanolamine --Yoon.lee (talk) 22:57, 6 March 2016 (EST)

Raphanus sativus --Yoon.lee (talk) 23:22, 6 March 2016 (EST)

## Help on new article:Epistasis

Hi! I am starting a new article and would like to ask some help in checking my English phrases if you do not bother. Thank you in advance! God bless you! Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 16:40, 18 April 2016 (EDT)

Thank you for the help! Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 13:12, 21 May 2016 (EDT)

## Gracias Ashcraft

Gracias por tu bienvenida. Te agradezco desde ya cualquier consejo o recomendación.PabloCa2007 (talk) 15:21, 26 April 2016 (EDT)

## If you believe best to delete the article I am in agreement with what you decide

Dear Ashcraft Thank you for your clarification. I apologize. I thought I could be useful in understanding the Genesis from the perspective of an observer on Earth. If you believe best to delete the article I am in agreement with what you decide. Kind regards. (PabloCa2007 (talk) 18:49, 28 April 2016 (EDT))

Dear Ashcraft
can I use the article I "solar nebula" and explain it from the text of Genesis?
and perform correlative scientific biblical?
Thanks for your time (PabloCa2007 (talk) 21:43, 28 April 2016 (EDT))

## Problem on Fred Hoyle page

It was suggested in the coffeehouse that I bring the problem of the Fred Hoyle page to your attention, because the page may need help that only an administrator can do.--John Baab (talk) 21:35, 30 April 2016 (EDT)

On the coffeehouse page:

I chose a "Help Wanted" article to work on about Fred Hoyle, the astronomer and originator of the steady state theory. When I went to the tab where I sent the link, I saw this warning message: Fatal error: Undefined class constant 'MARKER_PREFIX' in /home/jcreatio/public_html/extensions/Cite/Cite_body.php on line 587 I would be glad to try to fix it, but I have no idea what to do or where to go. Can someone help?--John Baab (talk) 13:53, 10 February 2016 (EST)

I see nothing happened about this (it's still a problem). The error is being thrown in the php code that does the references, although it would be something on the Hoyle page that's triggering the problem. In fact, the history works (http://creationwiki.org/index.php?title=Fred_Hoyle&action=history), and by comparing differences you'll see that every version is okay except the last. It will almost certainly require Chris Ashcraft or someone with access to the back end to fix it. I suggest that you tell Chris about it on his talk page. Philip J. Rayment (talk) 22:27, 24 April 2016 (EDT)

## Problems on navboxes in Portuguese CreationWiki

Hi!

I am facing problems in navboxes. They are classified in the category:

Páginas que utilizam argumentos duplicados ao chamar predefinições (Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls)

Can you help me, please? I think you had face the same problem in the English CreationWiki

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 13:12, 21 May 2016 (EDT)

## Fatal Error

Hi!

Today I was to enter creationwiki portuguese and it is returning the message: Fatal error:....

Can you help in this matter?

Thank you very much in advance

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 10:05, 6 June 2016 (EDT)

Thank you. I take this opportunity to tell you that I met a missionary working close to me that was Norman Geisler graduate student. I pointed him to the website of CreationWiki. He worked as a missionary in Russia and Mozambique and hopefully can cooperate with us in the future. God bless you. Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 15:16, 6 June 2016 (EDT)

The Subject headline is not being created when using the "User Talk" form. A conflict with the new editing toolbar I suspect... --Ashcraft - (reply) 20:20, 6 June 2016 (EDT)

Testing again using the "Publish" button on the new toolbar instead of "Save Page" button in footer

The Subject headline is not being created when using the "User Talk" form. A conflict with the new editing toolbar I suspect...

NOTE - Headline Text is automatically deleted when clicking the "Publish" button in toolbar... Should we delete this button?

--Ashcraft - (reply) 20:22, 6 June 2016 (EDT)

## New user in CreationWiki/pt

Dear Chris,

A new user ( I kow it, is an creationist friend) is trying to enter our wiki, but he is not receiving the message to confirm in his email.

Can you help us in this subject?

He made two tries and he prefers to use the first email he submitted.

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 08:43, 6 July 2016 (EDT)

Dear Chris

the user Everton asked an account in English creationwiki with an gmail account in order to see if he obtain success in achieving an account

I would like to aks for help in this matter

God bless you

Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 19:15, 20 July 2016 (EDT)

## Thank you

Dear Chris,

Thank you!

I am reading William Dembski's books in order to improve my knowledge about Intelligent Design

I hope to contribute more in this subject

Best regards!

God bless you!

Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 19:51, 20 July 2016 (EDT)

## Help for my new article I created

Hello Mr. Ashcraft, I just created the article A Matter of Faith, but I do not know how to italicize the title. Would you please do so for me? Also, would it be legal for me to upload this image? Thanks! --1990'sguy (talk) 22:25, 11 September 2016 (EDT)

## Is Genesis History

Hello Ashcraft,

May I ask you why you think the "Background" section of the Is Genesis History? article should be at the end, rather than closer to the beginning of the article?[1]

My rationale is that the "Background" section describes the events leading up to the film, and it would thus be unusual, to say the least, to mention those events at the end of the article.

Also, I will respectfully note that when I moved the section, I did not move it back, above the "Trailer" section. I made it the second section this time, below the "Trailer" section. I thus, technically, did not revert your edit.

I wasn't aware that your edit was an administrative edit and that I was not allowed to change it, and in that case, I apologize. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:35, 13 March 2017 (EDT)

Mr. Ashcraft, I would really appreciate it if you would explain your position to me. This may be a small issue, but I do strongly think the "Background section" should be placed near the front. However, you are the site owner and I do want to know why you think otherwise. Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 14 March 2017 (EDT)

## Front Page News

Is it OK if I add to the Template News[2] sections on the front page? Some news items do not necessarily fit into those categories listed. I want to post an item about a blog post with the new William Lane Craig debate that just hit YouTube, and was thinking it should be in the Philosophy news section. What do you think?--Tsommer (talk) 19:27, 30 June 2017 (EDT)

## Memory size limit

When trying to see my full list of edits i encounter this error: " Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 52428800 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 3669991 bytes) in /home/jcreatio/public_html/includes/pager/IndexPager.php on line 442". Just an FYI.--Tsommer (talk) 00:09, 8 August 2017 (EDT)

## A wiki in Romanian language

Good evening. I am a Romanian Orthodox Christian. I have a proposal. Can you create please a Romanian Creation Wiki and make me the admin of it. I will traslate on it articles from English Creation Wiki and the policies, and probably, I will create my own articles. I have experience of editing on Romanian Wikipedia and Romanian Orthodox Wiki.--Vorav200 (talk) 13:52, 18 October 2017 (EDT)

## file name

Sorry. i forgot you could change the file name.