Science, Scripture, & Salvation
By The Institute for Creation Research, Inc.
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Science, Scripture, & Salvation is a podcast that we hope will encourage you in your Christian faith by showing how scientific evidence supports the Bible, particularly the Genesis account. When we see that the first and most foundational book of the Bible can be trusted in all matters--including science--it builds confidence in the rest of the inspired Word all the way to Revelation.
Great insight into evidence for a recent creation. Clear and concise.
Really interesting science, with excellent references. A good tool for serious apologists.
Biblical and Scientific.by Clam cooker
Great science and biblical theology. Is in line with Genesis. A recent creation. Not billions of years. Share this and listen to it often. Keeps you grounded in Christ.
|1||CleanChristians and Conservation||Why should Christians care about conservation? What is the “dominion mandate”? And how can we best steward the resources God has given us? Zoologist and Research Associate Frank Sherwin describes the biblical and scientific reasons why Christians should take care of our planet. More...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanCommon Design or Common Descent?||Humans’ and chimpanzees’ many similar features are presented as one of the strongest evidences for evolutionary theory. But do these traits tell the story of evolution from an ape-like ancestor? What about the alternative view of design inference? Dr. Randy Guliuzza offers a clear-cut solution to the common design vs. common descent debate. More...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanBalancing Body Temperature||The 2018 Winter Olympics have arrived! Have you ever wondered how athletes can be out in the frigid temperatures and still sweat after finishing their events? Dr. Randy Guliuzza highlights the exquisite control mechanisms that balance body temperature even in such cold conditions. What a marvel! More...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanBeauty in Motion||We’re approaching the 2018 Winter Olympics. Are you looking forward to seeing great athletes go for the gold? When you watch snowboarders race down a hill—and they roll, twist, and spin—you’ll see evidence of the Creator’s clear design and engineering of the human body. Truly, athletes display beauty in motion. More...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanDo Billions of Years Fit with Genesis?||Many Christians think that if they can somehow find room in the Scriptures for billions of years then the conflict between Genesis and evolution will be solved. They might not admit it, but sometimes they desire an easy way out so they don’t have to investigate the sciences and Scriptures involved. Using his personal testimony as an example, Brian promises a fascinating and rewarding journey for those willing to examine the biblical and scientific evidence. More...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanWhat About Radioisotope Clocks?||Secularists claim that radioisotope ages “objectively and scientifically” confirm millions of years. But ICR scientists have carefully examined their claims and found flaws and holes in their processes. What do radioisotope clocks actually reveal about the age of rocks and, ultimately, the earth? More...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanDating Dinosaur Fossils||Age bias continually colors the interpretation of dinosaur fossils. Can we truly know a fossil’s age? How do we know secular analyses are flawed? Is there evidence that confirms dinosaurs lived recently? More...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanWhy Does Recent Creation Matter?||ICR scientists often talk about recent creation. But does the Bible really present this view? Should Christians discuss this issue with friends who think it doesn’t matter? Or should we leave the debate to philosophers, scientists, and theologians? Brian shares three reasons why recent creation really matters. More...||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanFull-Bible Christian||The latest polls reveal a disturbing trend. Younger generations are less likely to believe that humans descended from the first man, Adam, only thousands of years ago. More people believe the evolutionary alternative of humans originating from an ape-like ancestor millions of years ago. How should Christians respond to this news? What must believers do to maintain a logically consistent approach to Genesis and the rest of Scripture? More...||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanRefuting a Favorite Old-Earth Argument||In 2010, the BioLogos Foundation published an article that proposed “biblical and scientific shortcomings of flood geology.” Discover the background of this paper’s research, ICR scientists’ response, and solid biblical and scientific counterarguments for recent creation and the global Flood. More...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanHow Consistent Are Old-Earth Clocks?||One argument often made for an old earth is the professed agreement of age assignments from various dating methods. Is this “case closed” for the age-of-the-earth debate? Dig deeper and uncover the contradictions in dating methods. Discover the reasons why millions and billions of years are not scientific. More...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanGenesis Compromise Unravels the Bible||Christians who accept the idea of millions of years might not be aware that they’re holding to a logically inconsistent position. How can we find clarity in the obvious tension between Genesis history and secular scientists’ claims? Should we accept Genesis 1-2 as written? Find out why our understanding of the beginning is foundational for faith in Jesus. More...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanHow Theology Informs Science||Theology—formerly called “the queen of the sciences”—used to be held in high regard. However, skeptics like Lawrence Krauss continually make derogatory comments about theological topics. Why have many scientists discarded theology as irrelevant? Can we still find practical value in theology when conducting scientific research? More...||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanCelebrating a Broken Climate "Pacemaker"||There is strong geological evidence for one ice age. Yet, secular scientists published an iconic technical paper that detailed multiple ice ages over long periods of time. Why did they miss the mark? How does science confirm the creationist position? And what major global event caused this frigid climate change? More...||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanDinosaur Extinction via Asteroid?||Have you heard about the Chicxulub impact site in Yucatan, Mexico? Some scientists claim this site as the “smoking gun” of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. Is this a smoking gun or just smoke? What results can we glean from empirical research? More...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanWhat Was Homo naledi?||Scientists recently reported the discovery of a new human-like species called Homo naledi. Why is this important to Christians? Dr. Clarey clears up the controversy surrounding the latest “missing link” claim. More...||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanThe Created Sun and Moon||What does Scripture say about the sun and the moon? How do these two “great lights” rule the heavens? Dr. Jim Johnson describes the sun and moon’s impact on our planet, as well as their effects on plants, animals, and humans. He also sheds light on a historical controversy involving Galileo. More...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanDinosaurs Are Not Birds||Birds and dinosaurs are completely different kinds. God uniquely created both of them only thousands of years ago. Learn how to debunk the secular propaganda of dinosaur-to-bird evolution. More...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanRevealing the True Age of the Hawaiian Islands||Many textbooks teach that the Hawaiian Islands are millions of years old. How can we know their true age? Dr. Clarey digs out the truth from not-so-old Hawaiian rocks. More...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanDiscovering the Pre-Flood World||Can we know what the pre-Flood world looked like? How has Dr. Clarey’s cutting-edge megasequence research improved our understanding of the Genesis Flood? Uncover clues to Earth’s catastrophic past in this geological survey. More...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanSolar Eclipse and the Created Sun||Solar eclipses are astonishing sights. These astronomical events—and even the sun itself—reveal a lot about creation and our Creator. When will the next solar eclipse occur? And how can we view it safely? More...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
If ICR scientists are “real” scientists, then they should publish in respected, peer-reviewed, mainstream journals, right? In fact, many have.1 But mainstream journal editors’ zeal for naturalism can keep them from fairly analyzing contrasting views on origins—leading them to say “no” to quality creation science.
Science reviewers and journal editors serve as gatekeepers, closing the gate to prevent bad science from reaching the printed page. For example, they are right to reject a submitted article if its conclusions rest more on speculation than on results.2 But they can also close the gate for unscientific reasons.
Mainstream gatekeepers generally maintain a bias against God, His work, and His Word. They therefore can close the publication gate to science that confirms Scripture, regardless of the quality of that science. The problem peaks in historical disciplines where naturalist gatekeepers axe all challenges to their tightly held belief in billions of years of evolution.
Take geology, for example. Geologists fit observable rock features into an unobservable rock history. Naturalist geologists strongly favor rock histories that include millions of years, even if they must disregard evidence for recent rock origins.3 Gatekeepers exercise their anti-Bible bias when they reject manuscripts that challenge uniformitarianism—the belief that the rates and intensities of present processes like erosion, river flows, and seismic activity explain all of geology.
I once spoke with a creation geologist who submitted a paper about billions of straight-shelled nautiloid fossils entombed in a single limestone layer that spans several southwestern U.S. states. The mainstream editor replied that he rejected the paper because it implies that a no-longer-present process best explains this titanic rock layer. It seems he was uncomfortable with the idea that only a flood with enough force to affect the whole globe could leave that many sea creatures stranded on a continent beneath that much lime mud.
Another rejected manuscript included photos taken through a microscope of sharply angled sand grains. These convincingly reveal that deep and fast-moving water, not wind, deposited the Grand Canyon’s Coconino Sandstone.4 Wind abrasion should have rounded its sand grains. The Coconino also contains animal footprints, which only wet sand can preserve. But no mainstream journal was willing to print evidence that contradicts their dogma that a present process like desert wind formed this ancient sandstone.
The mainstream journal PLOS ONE published a paper describing the precise coordination between nerves, muscles, and finger motions in the human hand. Its Chinese authors wrote that this anatomy reflects “proper design by the Creator.”5 The evolutionary community revolted and forced the journal to retract the paper,6 which is available online.
Mainstream journals will sometimes publish a creation scientist’s results that deal more with straightforward observations than origins, like modeling the sun’s effect on global temperature or crafting algorithms to improve pacemakers. But these God-fearing authors generally keep a low profile. If they draw too much attention to the fact that they believe the Bible, then those gates could close. And creation scientists who take their salaries from naturalist-dominated institutions cannot obtain research grants unless they publish results.
Creation research would appear in mainstream journals if naturalist gatekeepers stuck strictly with data and logic. Instead, they also judge work based on evolutionary doctrines like millions of years and an infinite potential for creatures to change from one type to another. For this reason, ICR funds scientific research into origins questions that naturalists wouldn’t dare ask.7
- Access some of the ICR scientists’ peer-reviewed technical articles at ICR.org/events/speakers
- Other legitimate reasons to reject a submission include too few results, a lack of adequate experimental control, or other problems like internal contradictions.
- Find this evidence at ICR.org/recent-creation.
- For more on this subject, see Morris, J. 2010. The Coconino Sandstone: A Flood or a Desert?Acts & Facts. 39 (7): 15.
- Liu, M. J. et al. 2016. Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living. PLOS ONE. 11 (1): e0146193.
- Cressey, D. Paper that says human hand was ‘designed by Creator’ sparks concern. Nature. Posted on nature.com March 3, 2016, accessed July 12, 2016.
- Three main creation-based technical journals provide peer-reviewed outlets for ICR and other creation scientists. In order of longevity, these are the Creation Research Society Quarterly, Journal of Creation, and Answers Research Journal.
* Mr. Thomas is Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.
Cite this article: Brian Thomas, M.S. 2016. Do Creation Scientists Publish in Mainstream Journals?. Acts & Facts. 45 (9).