Tag : dating methods

Grand Canyon

Math, Assumptions, Dating Methods, and the Grand Canyon – Katherine Loop

On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon, I was reminded of how misunderstood dating methods have become. We hear dates quoted as fact so often that they’re held up as mathematical fact. Few understand that the answer to a…

November 7, 2016

The Bible and the Age of the Earth [Part I]

The Bible and the Age of the Earth [Part I] by Bert Thompson, Ph.D. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Part II of this three-part series appeared in the September issue. Part III appeared in the October issue.] In the current controversy over creation…

October 31, 2016

Believe it or not—the earth is young! – Tas Walker

Believe it or not, methods to ‘date’ the earth as being very old just don’t add up. For a start, the various methods contradict one another, and are often contradicted by the evidence itself. For example, wood from sandstone near…

January 20, 2016

Western culture and the age of the earth: Review of The Dating Game: One Man’s Search for the Age of the Earth by Cherry Lewis Cambridge University Press, 2000 – Tas Walker

I enjoyed Cherry Lewis’s fascinating biography of Arthur Holmes (1890–1965), the English geologist famous for his work on radioactive dating and the age of the earth. It traces how ideas about the age of the earth changed over one man’s…

October 25, 2015

Believe it or not—the earth is young! – Tas Walker

Believe it or not, methods to ‘date’ the earth as being very old just don’t add up. For a start, the various methods contradict one another, and are often contradicted by the evidence itself. For example, wood from sandstone near…

October 17, 2015

The Sociology of Science and Evolution

There is wisdom in a multitude of counselors (Pr. 19:20), yet at the same time we can be negatively influenced by our social group (1 Cor. 15:33).   The sociology of science is real and researchers are often pushed to…

October 13, 2015

BioLogos and the age of the earth: Pushing an anti-biblical doctrine – Shaun Doyle & Tas Walker

Recently, BioLogos published an infographic entitled “How do we Know the Earth is Old?” Many Christians have wondered what to make of this poster since BioLogos presents itself as an association of evangelical Christian academics committed to harmonizing science and…

September 14, 2015

Adam Could Write!

Could Adam write?  Were Adam and Eve capable of writing as soon as they were created?  Could they read the mark of Cain?  First, keep in mind that Adam was made perfect and was very intelligent. He named all the…

September 8, 2015

How Dating Methods Work – Dr. Tas Walker

Addressing the students, I used a measuring cylinder to illustrate how scientific dating works. My picture showed a water tap dripping into the cylinder. It was clearly marked so my audience could see that it held exactly 300 ml of…

August 30, 2015

Assumptions and the Age of the Earth – Dr. Michael Houts

Assumptions and the Age of the Earth by Michael G. Houts, Ph.D. [EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was written by A.P. staff scientist Dr. Houts who holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and serves as the Nuclear Research…

August 25, 2015