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Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth


This is the first of two publications serving as the public report of technical data for the eight year research project by the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) entitled Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE).  This first volume contains over 467 pages of core content.  This volume avails important information regarding careful, scholarly research that specifically deals with the age of the earth and argues from the scientific data that the age of the earth can just as easily, if not more accurately, be interpreted in terms of thousands of years and not millions or billions as alleged by uniformitarianists.  The book occasionally refers to the “evolutionary” view, wherein it is referring to the “uniformitarian” view.  This volume is technical in nature, dealing with a detailed scientific analysis.  It does not attempt to address Darwinian biological evolution, but rather is dedicated to the study of the age of the earth from both a scientific and a biblical analysis.  It presents current, advanced scientific research that exhibits a compelling case for interpreting various radioisotope dating data points in terms of a young earth.  One of the critical hypotheses that it puts forth is accelerated nuclear decay as a scientific explanation for observable phenomena found within various specimens (i.e. radio halos).  The volume does present a considerable amount of biblical information and exegetical considerations.  It consistently demonstrates a six day literal understanding of creation according to a normal literal interpretation of Genesis.  A valuable resource, whose helpfulness may be limited to the advanced cosmology student.

Vardiman, Larry, Andrew Snelling, and Eugene Chaffin, eds.  Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth.  Vol. 1.  El Cajon, CA: Institute for Creation Research, 2000.

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