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Jay Wile

As a scientist, it is hard for me to fathom anyone who has scientific training and does not believe in God. Indeed, it was science that brought me not only to a belief in God, but also to faith in Christianity. I have an earned Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from the same institution.

My “Top Five” Reasons for Believing in a Young Earth (Part 1 of 6)

Having told you why I am skeptical of the idea of an ancient (millions or billions of years old) earth, I would like to give you some of the data that lead me to believe in a young earth. I…

October 28, 2015

Time and Creation

In my previous post, I quoted Clement of Alexandria. He said that the days of Genesis 1 were not 24-hour days. Instead, they were simply used to indicate priority. In the end, he said: And how could creation take place…

October 28, 2015

Clement of Alexandria on the Days of Genesis

I have mentioned before that sometimes young-earth creationists (I am one, by the way) seem to distort church history. They think that the early church was unanimous in its interpretation of Genesis 1. For example, one article claims: What did…

October 28, 2015

Debunking the Myth That Copernicus “Demoted” the Earth

It is a common statement made in many discussions of how Copernicus revolutionized our understanding of the universe. Goethe’s quote is a typical example: Of all discoveries and opinions, none may have exerted a greater effect on the human spirit…

October 28, 2015

Debunking the Flat Earth Myth

Since today is Columbus Day, I thought I would discuss a myth commonly associated with the man. I learned it in school, as did many others. It’s the myth that people in Columbus’s day thought the earth was flat. Highlights…

October 12, 2015

One Reason I am Skeptical of an Ancient Earth – Dr. Jay Wile

I hope to write a lot on this topic, as I find it fascinating. For my first entry, I thought I would outline one of the main reasons I have a hard time believing the earth is billions of years…

July 30, 2015

What is the Relationship between Christianity and Science? Ask These Two Scientists.

Even if you aren’t in need of a high school chemistry course, you might be interested in the way that I start and end my text, because it involves the views of two people who know more about science than…

July 16, 2015

Intact Proteins Found in Fossils That Are Supposedly 8-18 Million Years Old

Since 2005, there have been several discoveries of soft tissue in fossils that are supposedly millions of years old (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). From a young-earth perspective, this is interesting, because it is hard to understand…

July 6, 2015

Coral Islands Adjust to Rising Sea Levels

On October 17th, 2009, the cabinet of the Republic of Maldives held a meeting underwater. Outfitted with scuba gear and using hand signals to conduct the meeting, they signed a document calling on all countries to reduce their carbon dioxide…

June 4, 2015

Myth of a Christian Nation – A Book Review

This book is filled with an enormous amount of insight and truth. It contains some nonsense as well, but overall, it is well worth the read. The author’s thesis is that it is IMPOSSIBLE for ANY nation to be a…

April 19, 2015