ARTICLES IN OPPOSITION TO CREATIONISM

Lorence G. Collins

There are seventeen articles in this web site that discuss various aspects of creationists' theories concerning literal readings of the Bible or supernatural explanations, and each of these is demonstrated to have originated by natural processes or to have a modern science interpretation. Among these articles are three that present my own Christian philosophy, numbers 8, 11, and 12. Choose a link to each article.


  • 1. Bogus "Noah's ark" from Turkey exposed as a common geologic structure

  • 2. Does the Bible contradict accepted biological concepts?

  • 3. Are Po halos in coalified wood evidence for the Noachian Flood?

  • 4. Polonium halos and myrmekite in pegmatite and granite

  • 5. Review of the article: "The thermal erasure of radiohalos in biotite" by Mark Armitage and Ed Back (Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal, v. 8, n. 2, 1994, pp. 212-222)

  • 6. The geology of Gentry's "TINY MYSTERY" by Richard Wakefield

  • 7. Creationist geologic time scale: An attack strategy for the sciences by Donald U. Wise

  • 8. Salt, Pepper, and Blah

  • 9. Critique of article by Mark Armitage, "The effect of thermal stress on radiohalos in biotites," American Laboratory, November, 1997, v. 29, no. 22, p. 25-33, by Kurt Hollocher

  • 10. Equal time for the origin of granite - A miracle!

  • 11. Christianity and science - are they contradictory?

  • 12. A challenge from a person holding a Th.D degree

  • 13. Time to Accumulate Chloride Ions in the World's Oceans, More Than 3.6 Billion Years: Creationism's Young Earth Not Supported

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2006, vol. 26, no. 5. Sep-Oct issue, p. 16-18; 23-24, and is presented here by permission of the editor as a PDF file.

  • 14. Critical analysis of: "Catastrophic granite formation: Rapid melting of source rocks, and rapid magma intrusion" by Andrew J. Snelling

  • 15. Yes, Noah's Flood May Have Happened But Not Over the Whole Earth

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2009, vol. 29, no. 5. p. 38-41, and is presented here by permission of the editor as a PDF file. This article uses metric units (meters, kilometers). The same article without figures is article #18 but with Imperial units (feet, miles).

  • 16. The Noachian Flood: Universal or Local?

    This article was originally published in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 2002, vol. 54, no. 3. September issue, p. 170-183, and is presented here by permission of Carol Hill as a PDF file.

  • 17. Flood Geology and the Grand Canyon: A Critique

    This article was originally published in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 2009, vol. 61, no. 2. June issue, p. 99-115, and is presented here by permission of Carol Hill as a PDF file.

  • 18. Yes, Noah's Flood May Have Happened But Not Over the Whole Earth

    See article #15 for two figures.

  • 19. Creationism versus evolution. A personal story

    This is a lecture (1 hour and 23 minutes long) that Denis Lamoureux tells about his life voyage of being raised in a Catholic family who interpreted the Bible literally, to becoming a dentist and an atheist, to becoming an evangelical Christian and young-earth creationist completely opposed to Darwin's evolution model, and finally to an evolutionary Christian who strongly supports evolution as the way in which God did His creation. His presentation is very well done with many good illustrations about his life and with documentary evidence. He has Master's and Ph.D degrees in theology, a Ph.D degree in evolutionary biology, and a Doctor of Dentistry degree.

  • 20. Origin of Polonium Halos

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2010, vol. 30, no. 5. p. 11-16 and is presented here by permission of the editor as a PDF file.

  • 21. "Polonium Halos" Refuted. A Critique of "Radioactive Halos in a Radioactive Chronological and Cosmological Perspective" by Robert V Gentry

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2010, vol. 30, no. 5. p. 17-20, 25-26 and is presented here by permission of the editor as a PDF file.

  • 22. Humphrey's Young Earth Helium Diffusion "Dates"

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2010, vol. 30, no. 5. p. 27-32 and is presented here by permission of the editor as a PDF file.

  • 23. A supposed cast of Noah's ark in eastern Turkey


  • 24. Pleistocene Continental Glaciers: A Single Ice Age Following a Genesis Flood or Mutiple Ice Ages?

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2011, vol. 31, no. 5. p. 1-11, and is presented here by permission of the editor as a PDF file.

  • 25. The Defeat of Flood Geology by Flood Geology: The ironic demonstration that there is no trace of the Genesis Flood in the geologic record.

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2011, vol. 31, no. 3. p. 1-11, and is presented here by permission of the editor and Phil Senter as a PDF file.

  • 26. More Geological Reasons Noah's Flood Did Not Happen

    This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2012, vol. 32, no. 6. p. 1-11, and is presented here by permission of the editor as a PDF file.

  • 27. The Geologic Column and its Implications for the Flood.

    This article was originally published in TalkOrigin Archive and is presented here by permission of Glen Morton, December 22, 2012, as a PDF file. It is cited as a reference in article #26.

  • 28. Calming of the wind and waves by Jesus or the calming of frantic disciples by Jesus? (Mark4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25; Matthew 8:23-27)

     


    For a link to a website that includes articles that are pro-evolution but give both sides to the creation-evolution viewpoints, see: Senior seminar

    For a link to a website that expresses a view of a Christian that opposes creationism, see: http://www.theistic-evolution.com/index.html. His section on "My story" is particularly interesting.

    For a link to a website authored by a person who was a believer, became an atheist, but changed his mind and decided that there is a Creator, see: http://www.geocities.com/skepticsweb/. He offers some challenging thoughts to both the Christian and the atheist. His essay "Apology" is especially meaningful.

    For a link to Benjamin Tepolt's website critique of the comic book "Big Daddy?" coauthored by Jack Chick and Kent Hovind, see: http://www.punkerslut.com/critiques/chick/bigdaddy.html

    For a link to debate over the evolution versus intelligent design models, see: http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/nhmag.html.


    For more information contact Lorence Collins at: lorencec@sysmatrix.net

  • Dr. Lorence G. Collins
    Department of Geological Sciences
    California State University Northridge
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