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2021-11-17 00:00:29


Walter Edward Lammerts (September 25, 1904 - June 4, 1996) was a scientist , geneticist , horticulturist from the United States . He has a PhD in genetics , and is well known as a prominent creator of new hybrid roses. It reportedly produced 46 new varieties of roses between 1940 and 1981, including the famous Queen Elizabeth . Twenty-five percent of his roses were chosen by the All-America Rose Selections for years at the top of their rankings. As a result of their efforts, the " American Rose Society " created a new kind of rose known as the Grandiflora group . However, the greatest success achieved in the new rose varieties has been the deep pink Grandiflora rose 'Queen Elizabeth' which was voted the world's favorite rose 'The World's Favorite Rose' in 1978. It would not be appropriate to say that Walter Lammerts is one of the fathers of the modern creation science movement . He was the first president of the Creation Research Society (CRS) (the first creationist organization in the United States) , which was founded by 10 scientists in 1964. Dr Lammerts was also the editor of the Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ) 1964 -1968. Most notably, he was an active researcher for several decades in the biological sciences and geological sciences , and much of his work was published in the CRSQ.


He graduated from Riverside Polytechnic College in 1922. He earned both his BS and Ph.D. in horticulture from the University of California , Berkeley. In 1935, he was hired by Viveros ' Armstrong Nurseries ' and established research facilities of plants of the company. He was a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1940 to 1945 and during that time he helped Knotts Berry Farm establish its berry growing program . In 1956 Dr. Lammerts investigated thrust such as the Lewis "thrust" in Glacier National Park (CRSQ 3 (1): 61-62), and later the Glarus "thrust" near Schwanden, Switzerland.  In a series of papers in the CRSQ magazine volumes Volumes 2 , 4 , & 6 Walter Lammerts presented data that is highly detrimental to the idea that mutations could have provided the means of change that would have allowed evolution to occur . He also did an extensive study of the finches of the Galapagos Islands at the California Academy of Science, which is published in CRSQ 3 (1): 73-79. The strong religious beliefs of Walter E. Lammerts prompted him to form the Creation Research Society (CRS) which is a Christian research group dedicated to creation science in the 1950s after becoming a matter of that The American Scientific Membership was falling under the influence of theistic evolution . It was originally appointed to the Creation Research Advisory Committee in February 1963, and led by Walter E. Lammerts and Wiliam J. Tinkle with the help of Henry M. Morris . The committee initially consisted of ten creationists: Lammerts, Tinkle, Morris, John W. Klotz, Frank Lewis Marsh , Edwin Y. Monsma,Duane Gish , Wilbert H. Rusch, John J. Grebe, and R. Laird Harris . The CRS was formed in late June 1963, with the original advisory committee being the new society's "steering committee," with Karl W. Linsenmann, David A. Warriner and John N. Moore joining at that time. Around the same time, Morris hired Harold S. Slusher, Thomas G. Barnes , Willis L. Webb, and later Clifford L. Burdlick. Lastly, Paul A. Zimmerman joined. By the end of the year it had expanded to approximately fifty members. Members with at least a master's degree or equivalent were eligible to be voting members. [ 4 ]


The earliest written record of the song is under the name "The Lucky Farmer's Boy" in an 1832 catalogue of street ballads printed in London by James Catnach. In 1857, the compiler of a book of "Songs of the Peasantry of England" wrote; "There is no question that the Farmer's Boy is a very ancient song; it is highly popular amongst the north country lads and lasses. The date of the composition may probably be referred to the commencement of the last century... The song is popular all over the country, and there are numerous printed copies, ancient and modern." Frank Kidson the English musicologist and folk song collector wrote in 1891, "Even now, the popularity of 'The Farmer's Boy' is great among country singers". Although he said that there was little variation in the text, he included three melodies and a fourth in an appendix, none of which is the most widely known one today.

The Baptist Church at Little Leigh where Thomas Fownes Smith preached. He is said to have been the original "Farmer's Boy"

A legend in Little Leigh, Cheshire, suggests that the song is based on the life of the Reverend Thomas Fownes Smith (1802-1866) and was written by his brother-in-law, Charles Whitehead (born 1792). Smith was the minister at Little Leigh Baptist Chapel for more than 30 years, where a plaque in his memory is located on the inside rear wall.It is one of three folk songs traditionally sung by participants ahead of the Haxey Hood, a traditional mob football game held annually in North Lincolnshire at Epiphany

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