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Our Miraculous Planet Earth

This article explores the Bible’s teaching on God’s wonderful creation and examines whether our miraculous planet Earth was created relatively recently or some time before the Creation week got underway.

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New and Improved?

This is a review of the book Origin by Design. Published in Origins n. 59.

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Time, Faith, and Fossil Whales

Currently evolutionary geology explains the fossil record as the result of slow processes and change occurring over long periods of time. However, an increasing number of rock formations and fossil occurrences previously interpreted within such an evolutionary framework must be reinterpreted as the result of rapid, or even catastrophic, processes operating on a different time scale.

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A New Look at the Genesis 5 and 11 Fluidity Problem

Since the nineteenth century, OT scholars have generally expressed the opinion that the genealogies in Gen 5 and 11 contain generational and chronological gaps and thus cannot be used, as James Ussher did, for chronological purposes. Such a view, however, is troubling to some scholars, mostly young-earth creationists, who insist that Gen 5 and 11 clearly present a continuous and no-gap genealogy.

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Recent Developments in near Eastern Chronology and Radiocarbon Dating

This article provides a state-of-the-art appraisal of ancient Near Eastern chronologies in Mesopotamia and Egypt. It focuses on recent developments in both fields by assessing the current astronomical and historical bases for these chronologies and addressing the relative nature of chronology before the second millennium B.C. It documents the trend over the past sixty years to shorten the historical chronology of the Near East. Published in Origins n. 58.

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Time Dependency of Radioisotope Decay

A review of the book, Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth. Published in Origins n. 52.

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Unique Enigmatic Helium

Attempts to account for the He-4 in Earth's atmosphere on the basis of diffusion of radiogenic helium from the crust and thermal loss to outer space yield unreasonable models. Published in Origins v. 25, n. 2.

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Literature reviews: Are Radioisotope Dating Methods Reliable?

A review of the book, The Mythology of Modern Dating Methods. Published in Origins v. 25, n. 2.

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A Natural Union

Review of the book, Scientific Theology. Published in Origins v. 24, n. 2.

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Fossil Reefs and Time

Ancient fossil reefs are considered to be a challenge to the biblical concept of creation. But do these fossil reefs really negate the biblical account of beginnings? Published in Origins v. 21, n. 2.

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Dusty Evidence

A review of the book, Moondust and the Age of the Solar System. Published in Origins v. 20, n. 1.

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An Age-Old Question

A review of the book, The Age of the Earth. Presents the standard interpretation of radioisotope data. Published in Origins v. 19, n. 2.

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Interpretation of Radiocarbon and Amino Acid Age Data

Dates calculated from radiocarbon and amino acid racemization show conflict. Analysis of the discrepancies and use of a radiocarbon conversion published earlier, some inferences are drawn regarding the cooling of the earth after the biblical flood. Published in Origins v. 18, n. 2.

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Fresh Bread; Old Fossils

Biomolecules decompose rapidly enough they are not expected to last for millions of years. Discovery of biomolecules in fossils is difficult to reconcile with the purported ages of these fossils, and suggests the ages are much younger, as expected in a biblical worldview. Published in Origins v. 18, n. 2.

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When Assumptions Cease to be Assumptions

Assumptions may eventually become so widely accepted they are no longer recognized as assumptions but take the status of truth. Two examples that relate to origins are assumptions of abiogeneis and long ages. These points should not be assumed but tested if one wants to discover truth. Published in Origins v. 18, n. 1.

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The Antediluvians

Genesis 3-6 tells of the experiences of some of the earliest members of the human race. Form an evolutionary approach to biology, geology, or biblical studies, the "antediluvians" cannot be historical figures. A more direct reading of the biblical text, on the other hand, indicates that the author of these narratives and lists understood them to be historical individuals. Published in Origins v. 18, n. 1.

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Correlation of C-14 Age with the Biblical Time Scale

This is an attempt to develop a methedology for converting carbon-14 ages into real time in a biblical context that fixes the date of the global flood at about 5,000 years ago. A table is provided of sample converted ages. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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Testing Time

A review of the book, Absolute Age Determination. An authoritative description is provided of the methods of age-dating used to estimate the age of the earth. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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The Implications of the Oklo Phenomenon on the Constancy of Radiometric Decay Rates

The approach outlined in this paper suggests that the radiometric age assigned to the inorganic minerals associated with a fossil is more a reflection of the characteristics of the source of this inorganic material than an indication of the age of the fossil. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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More Than a Revision

A review of the book, Principles of Isotope Geology. An authoritative description of radioisotope dating and use of stable isotope ratios. Published in Origins v. 16, n. 1.

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