(objected to his induction)
Dr. Wieland began as an atheist, and later came to a saving understanding of God. In 1977, he founded the Creation Science Association in Australia. One year later, he founded Ex Nihilo, the journal that would later become TJ and finally Creation. In 1979-80 the CSA joined forces with another organization founded by Ken Ham and John Mackay. Wieland turned over control of Ex Nihilo over to the new CSF. In 1987 he became acting director of CSF and expanded it into other territories of the Commonwealth of Nations. CSF first changed its name to Answers in Genesis, a name it held for many years until Ken Ham and his colleagues parted ways with Wieland and his associates. After the split, Wieland continued as head of the Australian organization, now known as Creation Ministries International.
In April 1986 in the Australian “outback”, while moving from Adelaide to Cairns, Carl Wieland was in a head-on collision with a fully laden fuel tanker at a combined speed of 180 km/h (110 mph). He lost one eye, and had one significantly shorter leg by the time the doctors put it back together. In the next seven years he underwent 56 reconstructive surgeries, often with bone taken from his lower rib. During this time he learned that the rib is the only bone in the human body that will grow back once removed, as long as the covering membrane is left intact. He has used this fact in talks to point out that Adam didn’t need to spend the rest of his life with a defect! (Source: CreationWiki.org; GNU Free Documentation License.)
Dr. Wieland has kindly permitted CSHOF to reprint this biographical sketch from the CMI web site.
Dr Carl Wieland is in great demand as a speaker on the scientific evidence for Creation/Flood, and its relevance to Christianity. Able to hold audiences (both academic and lay) with his knowledge, easy-to-listen-to style, and ever-present humor, he has lectured extensively in Australia and internationally.
Dr Wieland is Managing Director of Creation Ministries International in Brisbane, Australia. This ministry organization (which started as Creation Science Foundation, then Answers in Genesis) produces the family magazine Creation (now going to subscribers in over 100 countries), which he founded in 1978.
Carl has authored numerous articles in both Creation magazine and the associated in-depth Journal of Creation (formerly TJ). He has made major contributions to several creationist books including The Creation Answers Book, and is author of Dragons of the Deep: ocean monsters past and present plus the compact booklet Stones and Bones.
His most recent books are Beyond the Shadows: making sense of personal tragedy, which concerns his experiences leading up to and following a head-on collision at highway speeds, and the blockbuster One Human Family: the Bible, science, race and culture. This 378-page classic, illustrated in full color, is a culmination of his life’s work—to see some of the review acclaim, and read sample sections, go to www.OneHumanFamily.ME or www.OneHumanFamily.US.
Although his formal qualifications are in medicine and surgery (from Adelaide University in South Australia), Carl has not practised in the medical profession since 1986. He is a past president of the Christian Medical Fellowship of South Australia.
- The Creation Answers Book, (edited by Don Batten) with David Catchpoole and Jonathan Sarfati (available in Albanian, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Russian and Spanish). See index of online chapters and free chapter study guides.
- Stones and Bones
- Dragons of the Deep: ocean monsters past and present
- Beyond the Shadows: making sense of personal tragedy
- One Human Family: the Bible, science, race and culture
- ‘Lost world’ animals—found!
- Standing firm: A leading scientist’s life shows how ’radical’ ideas can lead to the greatest breakthroughs (interview with Dr Raymond Jones)
- Love is more than skin deep: A chat with Dickson and Cynthia Unoarumhi
- ‘He made the stars also’: Interview with Creationist Astronomer, Dr Danny Faulkner
- It doesn’t take a rocket scientist … An interview with missle researcher Joe Sebeny
- Bird evolution flies out the window: Carl Wieland talks with anatomist [Retired 2000] Professor David Menton, who reveals some exciting new thoughts on that controversial ‘early bird’, Archaeopteryx
- Review of Lee Spetner’s book Not By Chance!
- Beetle bloopers: Even a defect can be an advantage sometimes
- The evolution train’s a-comin’ (Sorry, a-goin’—in the wrong direction)
- Speedy species surprise: The rapid appearance today, of new varieties of fish, lizards, and more defies evolutionary expectations … but fits perfectly with the Bible
- Superbugs not super after all (antibiotic resistance)
- Your appendix … it’s there for a reason
- Radiometric dating breakthroughs
- Furry little humans?
- Bears across the world …
- A Beatle’s search for God?
- ‘Hanging Loose’: What should we defend?
- Living for 900 years (available in Spanish)
- Living (and eating) like a caveman?
- Our brain: Do we use only a small portion of it?
- Message Mania—Deciphering the human genome: what does it mean?
- The lies of Lynchburg: How U.S. evolutionists taught the Nazis
- Aping humans
- Sensational dinosaur blood report!
- The ultimate machine: Interview with human anatomist Dr David Kaufmann
- Bridges and bones, girders and groans (available in Spanish)
- Has an ape learned to talk? (available in Spanish)
- Golden Numbers: Mysterious numbers in nature
- Probing the earth’s deep places
- Refuting Richard Dawkins on evolution
- Pollen Paradox
- Oil not always a ‘fossil fuel’
- A challenge to traditional cultural anthropology
- Fish scales in the Cambrian?
- Variation, information and the created kind
- Speciation Conference: Good news for creationists
- At last: A good mutation?
- Diseases on the Ark (Answering the critics)
- Decreased Lifespans: Have We Been Looking in the Right Place?
- The religious nature of evolution
- Lost World of Mutants Discovered
- Latin Lizards: Logos vs Lottery
- A shrinking date for ‘Eve’ (available in Spanish)
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall—Which is the Strangest Theory of All?
- Why a fly can fly like a fly
- Review of Jonathan Weiner’s evolutionary book: The Beak of the Finch: Evolution in Real Time
- Review of Edward Larson’s evolutionary book: Summer of the Gods
- Review of Mark Noll’s compromising evangelical book: The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
- Review of Richard Milton’s anti-Darwinist book: Shattering the Myths of Darwinism
- Review of Charles Officer and Jake Page’s book: The Great Dinosaur Extinction Controversy
- Cuddly cold-cures counter critics (koalas and their diets)
Dinosaur blood cells, blood vessels and proteins
- The ‘giant footprint’ of South Africa
- Evolutionist questions CMI report—Have red blood cells really been found in T. rex fossils?
- Still soft and stretchy: Dinosaur soft tissue find—a stunning rebuttal of ‘millions of years’
- Doubting doubts about the Squishosaur
- Dinosaur soft tissue and protein—even more confirmation! Mary Schweitzer announces even stronger evidence, this time from a duckbilled dino fossil, of even more proteins—and the same amazingly preserved vessel and cell structures as before.
- Fascinating four-chambered fossil find! (Medical X-ray scans reveal the structure of a fossilized dinosaur’s heart!)
- Dino proteins and blood vessels: are they a big deal?
- Big bangs on the earth-or big belches? New discoveries and new theories put a different spin on impact-extinction links
- Swedish trees older than the universe?
- Fossil squid ink that still writes!
The Indonesian ‘Hobbit’ lady and other ape-man stories
- Soggy dwarf bones: An Indonesian island reveals the existence of an extinct group of pygmy humans
- Hobbling the Hobbit? Indonesian scientists reject the hype about ‘Flores Man’
- Hobbit bone wars: Professor says new analysis on ‘stolen bones’ confirms ‘hobbit’ just a small, sick human
- Not another (yawn) ‘ape-man’
- Skull wars: new ‘Homo erectus’ skull in Ethiopia (available in Spanish)
- Homo erectus misunderstandings? (response to a critic of above article)
- Ethiopian ‘earliest humans’ find: A severe blow to the beliefs of Hugh Ross and similar ‘progressive creationist’ compromise views
- Redating Leakey’s Ethiopian human finds: more problems for compromise
- Toumai ‘ape-man’ suffers another blow
- The ‘Lucy Child’
- Speech, music—and Neandertals
- National Geographic unveils ‘Wilma’ the Neandertal lady
- Curved spines and pregnant primates
- Ardipithecus again
- Ark ‘hominids’
- Not the Flintstones—it’s the Denisovans
Environmentalism, Earth Day, Global Warming
- Hot Potatoes: Is there a ‘creationist view’ on genetically modified foods?
- Earth Day: Is Christianity to blame for environment problems?
- Global warming: what is ‘the creationist view’?
- ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’—a movie review
- Researcher speaks up on pressure to conform
- Running out of puff: Low oxygen may have medical benefits—implications for the ‘Vapor Canopy’ model
Vaccination, disease, medicine
- Vaccines and Genesis
- Are vaccines biblical, safe or effective?
- Surrogate Mothering and IVF: are they biblical?
- Evolution—‘a science that’s leading to cures’?
- Is evolution really necessary for medical advances?
- SARS and evolution: A new virus—doesn’t that show evolution?
- More musings on our ‘useless’ appendix
- Adam and the immune system
- Swine flu—Is it evidence of evolution?
- Infections, prions and evolution
- Cryonics, the soul and immortality
- Wrangling over rib regeneration
Importance of biblical creation
- Apartheid, racism, and biology
- The Bible and interracial marriage
- Immigration, culture, and Christ
- CMI’s views on the Intelligent Design Movement
- Dawkins and Eugenics: A leading high priest of evolution reveals its ugly side
- Ancient Near Eastern cosmogonies and Genesis 1
- Animals and Auschwitz!
- Creation among the coconut palms
- Helping the Needy—with Creation?
- The launch of Creation Ministries International—South Africa
- Evolution’s evangelist
- Linking and feeding
- Sound bites vs sound science
- Loving the Bible too much?
- Caged lions … And the young generation in the church
- Conversions in the land of the rising sun
- ‘Go to hell, creationists!’
- The Darwin Anniversary
- World atheist convention rejects Australian creationist debate challenge
- The Wisdom of God: Jesus or a created thing?
- Avatar and the ‘new’ evolutionary religion: A movie review
- Errors in the Bible?
- Polarized reaction to atheists’ refusal to debate CMI
- Justifying apostasy: A formerly well-known Australian pastor goes off the rails—and tries to persuade others to follow. A review of From Faith to Reason, by Brian Baker.
- Bald heads and talking snakes
- Blind fish, island immigrants and hairy babies
- Ancient Near Eastern cosmogonies and Genesis 1
- What a relief …
- Childbirth pains and human consciousness
- Are Christians ‘atheists’ with respect to other religions?
Why are there bad things such as pain and death in the world?
Mutations and natural selection
- ‘Fast mouse evolution’ claims: Creationists should get excited
- Steve Jones and the ‘end of human evolution’
- Creationist article ‘saved my favourite cow’
- New eyes for blind cave fish?
- The giraffe’s neck: Icon of evolution or icon of Creation?
- Breathtaking new frog surprise
- The Human Genome Project: how should we view it?
- National Geographic backs down—sort of!
- Blast from the Past (Prof. Blasius, director of leading natural history museum, denounced Origin)
- Bacterial mutations plus biblical geology
- Rapid tomcod ‘evolution by pollution’? Yeah, right … and wrong
- Poison-resistant tomcods and the meaning of ‘evolution’
- The Year the Water Dragon Roared
- Is evolution to blame?
- Is Christianity ‘for whites only’?
- Creation articles stir deep thinking
- Noah’s Ark, or … what?
- The (long) road to Indonesia
- Bring on the hecklers?
- Brain chemistry and the fate of the personality after death
- The brain—brainier than believed before
- Robots will not take over the world
Origin of life, Cosmology
- Life from space? Unlikely … Let’s wait and see
- Huff and Bluff: Can ‘quantum magic’ save chemical evolution?
- Speed of light slowing down after all?
- A new age of quantum madness
- It’s about time: Secular researchers agree: creationist helps develop the most precise clocks in the universe
- Infinity through dark glasses