From: Vernon Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Aug 11 2002 - 18:01:18 EDT
Name: Thomas Griffith Vernon Jenkins
Born: April 1928 in Gorseinon, South Wales, UK - a stone's throw from
Moriah Chapel, Lougher, which featured so prominently in the 1904
Early experience as a musician: sang in the choir of the local Anglican
church; elevated to organist in the early 1940s while the regular
appointee served in the wartime forces.
In 1946 began studying mining engineering at Cardiff University, and
graduated in 1950 with a BSc(Hons).
Undertook a period of Directed Practical Training with the National Coal
Board - intended to lead eventually to management of one of the local
collieries. However, a period of ill-health interrupted these plans and
instead I became a lecturer in the Mining Department of the Glamorgan
Technical College (now the University of Glamorgan).
In 1966 the College acquired its first computer - an IBM 1130 having
16Kb core storage backed by 0.5 Mb interchangeable disk cartridges - the
whole outfit filling a large air-conditioned room! I immediately set
about learning some FORTRAN, and eventually in 1968 obtained an external
MSc with a thesis entitled "Flow-balancing: a computer-assisted
technique of fluid network analysis."
On the basis of this work I was able to make a lateral move to the
Department of Mathematics and Computing - specialising particularly in
computer graphics and numerical control. I remained there as Senior
Lecturer until my retirement in 1987.
Various musical activities have accompanied my academic career.
Following my marriage in 1951 I obtained the post of organist at the
Presbyterian Church of England, Roath, Cardiff, and in 1971 became
accompanist to the University Hospital of Wales Music Society Choir. In
addition, I have musical links with the local Jewish community.
My wife and I became committed Christians in 1977 and together began
attending a local evangelical church - where we remain. We have been
blest with three children (two girls and a boy) and a total of ten
grandchildren - ages ranging from 10 to 22.
This brief account of my life would be incomplete if I were to remain
silent regarding my interest in Bible numerics. It all began in 1987
following my reading of one of Ivan Panin's tracts which a Christian
colleague had placed on my desk. Some original discoveries quickly
followed - in particular, those concerning the marked geometrical nature
of many of the phenomena attending the Hebrew of the Bible's opening
verse. I have little doubt that these matters (detailed on my website)
have a significant role to play in the working out of God's purposes in
Finally, let me say that my progress from teenage evolutionist to mature
creationist is now complete. I firmly believe that our current
generation of scientists operate in a world fashioned by themselves - a
world bearing little resemblance to reality. One has to ask, What hope
is there of determining the truth concerning origins and destinies when
those in pursuit of these goals appear to prefer to operate with one eye
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