By whose authority? For all our lives, we have been trained to appeal to authority, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We learned to trust our teachers and parents, […]
If we want to test the timeline proposed by Young-Earth Creationists (YEC’s), we need not look far back in geological time. Given that the accepted and documented age of the Earth is […]
Corals are among the most valuable indicators of past climate conditions, due to their sensitivity to water depth, temperature, and acidity. We can infer from the age and depth of […]
Part and parcel to the ‘Flood Geology’ paradigm is the proposal that Noah’s Ark ran aground in the high mountains of Turkey near the end of a recent global flood—an inference made from […]
What is the advantage of using Argon-Argon (39Ar/40Ar) dating over the conventional Potassium-Argon (K-Ar) method? How does it work, and is it reliable?
There are many laws that govern the peculiarities of everyday life, of which Murphy’s Law is the best known. But in my engagement with those teetering within the creationism debate, I’ve […]
“The writing on the wall” It was a Friday afternoon like any other. Katrina pulled into the driveway promptly at 4:30 PM upon returning from her weekly exercise class and a much […]
Last Monday, I briefly discussed the origins of oceanic crust and why it contradicts the young-Earth paradigm. Prior to that, I summarized how multiple ice ages have been recorded in Siberian speleothems, […]
Over the past decade, a new generation of paleontologists has been refining its techniques to recover something that should have been lost forever: remnants of soft tissue. The preservation of soft anatomy, such […]
Andrew Snelling overviews 64 years of research on the decay of 87Rb, only to show that we know its decay rate very accurately. Therefore, radiometric dates are likely trustworthy.