Creation and Science Resources

Evolution, interpreted as degrees of change over time, is a fact accepted by all educated Christians, including Seventh-day Adventists, with the qualification that these changes are limited to very low levels of functional complexity (also known as “microevolution”). However, the Darwinian concept that more complex biomachines, to include all living things, evolved from the same common ancestor over hundreds of millions of years by random mutations and natural selection is not science. Such “macro” evolution has never been demonstrated nor is such a story statistically tenable this side of a practical eternity of time. We therefore believe that the Darwinian hypothesis for the origin and diversity of life on this planet should have been abandoned long ago in the face of the continually mounting evidence that is more and more favorable to the biblical hypothesis of origins. For these reasons we believe that the biblical model is the more empirically rational model given the scientific evidence that is currently available.

Seventh-day Adventist Fundamental Belief 6 affirms the Genesis account of creation in six days. And since the biblical record indicates that life on this planet originated thousands of years ago, rather than billions of years ago, we are linking to a few resources that provide some of the evidence that demonstrates the biblical creation model to be a rational explanation of the origin of life on this planet.

Scientific Evidence for Creation of this Earth Thousands of Years Ago

Sites Dealing with Science and Creation:

  • Science and Scripture – Adventist scientist Ariel Roth attempts to reconcile the authority of science and Scripture. Includes information about books, videos and discussions related to the controversy between the Bible and modern science.
  • Earth History Research Center – Multi-lingual site sponsored by Southwestern Adventist University includes technical scientific papers dealing with various aspects of origins as well as information in simple question-and-answer format.
  • The Emperor Has No Clothes – Naturalism and The Theory of Evolution – Sean Pitman deals with the statistical problems of the theory of evolution from genetics to geology, which suggests a recent creation as the most reasonable solution to the question of the origin of life on this planet.
  • Creation and Science articles at the Geoscience Research Institute are mostly scientific papers, with some being more readable than others. Check out the sub-section of “Commentaries on Creation and Science,” which includes quite a number of published articles.
  • A Creation Perspective – David Plaisted presents evidence that life is young with emphasis on populations genetics. Includes a testable theory of creationism and a precise boundary between micro and macro evolution.
  • Creation – Darwin Revisited British Adventist site bills itself as “An Adventist Perspective on the Evolution/Creation Debate”
  • Earth Science Associates: Fingerprints of Creation – Robert V. Gentry sees the polonium halos in granite as evidence for a young earth. Overinterpretation of Radiohalos – Critique of Gentry’s work by members of the Geoscience Research Institute
  • In the Beginning – Principles of the evolution-creation debate are examined through the eyes of college students as they visit significant sites and interview authorities in the field in this multimedia series of 13 episodes.
  • Mike’s Origins Resource: Creation Science, Prophecy, Biblical Evidence – Molecular geneticist uses scientific and biblical evidence to investigate origins. Topics include pseudogenes, ancient DNA, biological time clocks, Carbon 14, flood geology, solar system, world history chart, prophecy.
  • Scientific Theology: Online Book by Paul Giem – Develops a theology modeled on science and suggests corrections in current scientific thinking in areas such as origins of life. The most helpful section is probably the  coverage of radiometric dating. HTML and PDF format.

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Creation Resources for Kids

Theology of Creation

Materials for Teachers and Others Interested in the Science of Origins

Links to Other Sites Relevant to Science and Creation

Please note that these are not Seventh-day Adventist sites and provide an overview of various viewpoints, including opposing evolutionary viewpoints.

  • GlobalFlood.org online home of Dr. John Baumgardner’s work related to the Genesis flood, in which he demonstrates how his hypothesis matches observable data.
  • Discovery Institute  – Leaders in the Intelligent Design movement. Most of these do not promote a “young earth” in line with the biblical record, but they provide some of the best anti-evolution arguments from a scientific perspective. They also produced Icons Of Evolution, a video that asks some serious questions about  Darwinism.
  • In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood by Dr. Walt Brown, a mechanical engineer. This online book (also available in hard copy) proposes a scientific model for the mechanics of the world-wide flood and how it may account for the geology we see today.
  • Tas Walker’s Biblical Geology. An engineer who went back to university to study geology, Tas Walker presents a geological history model based on the biblical record of a world-wide flood.
  • Institute for Creation Research. Includes popular as well as peer-reviewed research section.
  • Creation Ministries International articles related to science and creation from a young-earth perspective. Publishes Creation Magazine – unique quarterly 56-page full-color family magazine focuses on God’s creation, suitable for K-12 students. Also publishes Journal  of Creation, an in-depth, peer-reviewed comment, reviews and the latest research findings that relate to origins and the biblical account of Creation, the Flood and the Fall. 3 issues per year
  • Creation Wiki -free encyclopedia from a creationist perspective.
  • Creation Research Society - Professional organization of trained scientists and interested lay persons committed to scientific special creation. Publishes a popular bi-monthly magazine called Creation Matters, with online archives, as well as a peer-reviews journal, the CRS Quarterly, with selected articles available online.
  • True Origins archive, a creationist response to the anti-creationist www.talkorigins.org
  • Creation Science Movement British site described as the the oldest creationist movement in the world. Includes book reviews and archive of online journals.
  • Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin with a 50-page introduction by creationist Ray Comfort. (PDF file)
  • Answers in Genesis – Very readable, popular creation science site that promotes the idea that not only this earth but also the whole universe is only thousands of years old. Includes much good material, but has sometimes tended to accept spurious evidence in favor of a young earth.
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  1. "Evolution, interpreted as degrees of change over time, is a fact accepted by all educated Christians, including Seventh-day Adventists, with the qualification that these changes are limited to very low levels of functional complexity (also known as “microevolution”)."

    Does this mean we should believe the evolution theory? !!!?

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    • Hello. I'm a Sabbath School teacher and former athiest. Please allow me to help you to understand this issue. Micro evolution is many species decending from two parents. Two of every "kind" were on Noah's Ark, not two of every species. For example, two dogs with a complete set of genetic information (maybe wolves) from which all of today's dogs decended. This invloves an information loss, not a gain. For instance, both the chihuahua and the great dane decended from two original dogs, but the chihuaha would not have the height genes of the great dane. This is different to macro evolution, also known as molecules to man evolution. That process would need masses of new genetic information to turn a single celled creature into every living thing on earth. There is no known process by which living things get masses of healthy new genetic instructions. Mutations turned out to be damaged genes that cause deformities (hence movies like Total Recall), and such creatures can't compete against their non-mutated relatives, so they die out. Cutting edge science supports micro evolution, which is completely Biblical. It does not support macro evolution, and neither does scripture. The SDA church rightly believes in micro evolution, but rejects macro (molecules to man) evolution.

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  2. This will dispell the teachings of evolution,which the higher institutions of learning are being mislead not knowing that the world,and humanity were a creation of God.

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