|MEET DOC SMITH
Dr. Smith, NOT in his natural habitat
E. Norbert Smith, Ph.D. has wrestled over 200 wild alligators for blood samples and to attach sophisticated multichannel radio telemetry transmitters. While in college he put radio transmitters into rattlesnakes and has studied sloths in Brazil, sea turtles in the Cayman Islands and many other wild animals. Dr. Smith taught life science, optometry and electronic courses nearly 20 years in secular universities and understands the conflict between modern science and the Bible. Evolution often raises doubts about the account of Creation in the Bible and can result in weakening the faith of believers. Some must first accept God-the-Creator before finding God-the-Savior. These essays are NOT be for everyone, but may prove vital for some.
SCIENCE BACKGROUND Dr. Smith has a Bachelorís degree in Biology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK, Masters degree in Biology from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Texas Tech. He has published over 200 technical papers in three distinct areas. He has written scores of papers on physiological and behavioral thermoregulation of alligators and other reptiles and the cardiovascular response of wild animals to fear and the relation to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (check out his online book Passive Fear,) He has also written about the design and application of sophisticated multichannel radio telemetry systems. He has studied and published research papers dealing with alligators, rabbits, squirrels (fox and gray), woodchuck, opossums (American and Brazilian), and sea turtles at the Cayman Islands, box turtles, soft-shelled turtles, sloths and a host of other wild animals. He has taken blood from over 200 wild alligators (up to 700 pounds) and still has all his body parts...no small feat. Until recently he wrote road stories about his adventures as a truck driver for a British online Newsletter. These road tales relate humorous situations he encounters on the road: Road Stories His research has been showcased in Science News, the Today TV show and an hour-long TV documentary by the British Broadcasting Company, A Smile for the Crocodile. He has also written many popular electronic how to articles and childrenís stories for Ranger Rick and Highlights magazines. He wrote a screenplay that has aired on a TV program about miracles and angels.
Dr. Smith in his natural habitat atop a 200 pound alligator. This photo was taken during the BBC filming of a TV documentary, A Smile for the Crocodile featuring Dr. Smith.
CREATION INVOLVEMENT: He was reared Baptist and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the tender age of 7. He has published numerous scientific apologetics in the area of Creation and the Biblical Flood and served as a member of the board of directors for the Creation Research Society, CRS for several years. He taught a graduate course on Invertebrate Paleontology at the Institute for Creation Research, ICR. He has given numerous lectures at secular and Christian high schools, churches and universities.
THESE ESSAYS: Dr. Smith leads an online Science and the Bible small group. He had 70 people enrolled the first semester and the group has now grown to over 100 members on 6 of the 7 continents. These essays have grown out of that group interaction. God has recently given Dr. Smith a vision for reaching new Christians in the former Soviet Union and other regions of the world via the Internet. After 70 years of godless evolution and materialism new Christians, especially those with an interest in science must now rethink much of the science they have learned and fit it into a Biblical framework. In April 2002, Dr. Smith gave up his Covenant truck and returned to his farm in western Oklahoma. He then delivered fuel in a 22-wheel double tanker truck. In December 2,003 he retired to a life of leasure gardening, writing and small group ministry. This website is an outgrowth of the online Bible study from New Life Church. The beat goes on.
Doc Smith's old truck in South Texas
The truck drove most recently. If it don't have 22 wheels it is not a real truck!