Shown below is an excerpt taken
from the ICR website. One of dozens of examples showing how creation "science"
is not science but pure religion trying
to lend scientific authority to its beliefs. Creationists use science
where they can, but invoke the supernatural to make accepted scientific
evidence conform to their interpretation of scripture.
Creationists do not accept
that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, thus they have claimed that radiometric
dating is wrong because radioactive decay rates have decreased over the
6000 years since creation. They have recently realized that this presents
a problem, since faster decay rates imply a temperature 6000 years ago
that would render the Earth molten! So here is their "scientific"
response to this problem. (Taken 7/15/01 from http://www.icr.org/pubs/imp/imp-290.htm
obstacle to accelerated decay is an explanation for the disposal
of the great quantities of heat which would be generated by radioactive
decay over short periods of time. For example, if most of the radioactive
decay implied by fission tracks or quantities of daughter products occurred
over the year of the Flood, the amount of heat generated would have been
excessive, given present conditions."
"At least one theory of cosmology has
been proposed which would compensate for this large amount of heat and
possibly even result in net volumetric cooling in places. Such theories
seem to ultimately to depend upon supernatural
intervention at the time of Creation, Fall, and the Flood. God's
intervention is explicitly stated in Scripture (II Peter 3:5,6 and
implied elsewhere). Although these theories have not been adequately explored
at this time, they could well result in an alternative explanation to many
processes in the earth and cosmos. The group is strongly committed to exploring
various ways in which data for large quantities of
radioactive decay can be explained within a young-earth time frame.
In this effort, the group is committed to a literal
interpretation of the Bible which honors God as Creator and Sustainer
of this world."
"This project has the
potential to revolutionize scientific thinking on radioisotope dating.It
also could go a long way toward turning the tide at the outset of the 21st
century away from old-age naturalistic evolution toward the young-earth,
God-honoring creation model. Many non-Christians and Christians alike are
convinced that radioisotope data justify the long periods of time needed
for evolution to occur. If this group can develop
a credible understanding of radioisotope data from a young-earth perspective,
many people would be more open to a reliance on a literal interpretation
of the Bible. Their faith would be bolstered and their confidence in God's
Their total lack of scientific
understanding is arrogantly expressed by their statement "potential
to revolutionize scientific thinking".
In other words, using supernatural intervention to explain a part of
their "theory" will result in a "scientific revolution"??!! Don't
hold your breath!!!