RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Want to dig deeper into the science behind the biblical view of origins? Check out our list of recommended resources and published papers

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Genetic Entropy – Available at GeneticEntropy.org

Genetic entropy is the systematic breakdown of the internal biological information systems that make life alive. Genetic entropy results from genetic mutations, which are typographical errors in the programming of life (life’s instruction manuals). Mutations systematically erode the information that encodes life’s many essential functions. Biological information consists of a large set of specifications, and random mutations systematically scramble these specifications—gradually but relentlessly destroying the programming instructions essential to life. This is essentially evolution going the wrong way. Natural selection can slow down, but cannot stop, genetic entropy on the population level.

 

Contested Bones – Available at ContestedBones.org

New hominin fossil discoveries are being made all time. These so-called "missing link" fossils are often promoted to the world as compelling evidence for ape-to-man evolution. Meanwhile, the actual experts in the field (called paleoanthropologists) call into question almost every major claim that is made, including the ancestral status of Lucy's kind, Australopithecus afarensis, and the latest findings, such as Australopithecus

sediba and Homo naledi. Unfortunately, the full controversy is not being widely communicated to students and the general public. Does the fossil record truly reveal an ape-to-man progression? Why haven't we been told the full story of these hotly contested bones? 

Replacing Darwin – Available at Answersingenesis.org

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is considered one of history’s most influential books and has become the foundation of evolutionary biology. But what if Darwin was looking at the same evidence today using modern science; would his conclusions be the same? Science has come a long way since Darwin made his claims in the 1800s. Several remarkable scientific discoveries have been made that shed new light on the earth's origins. In addition, much of the evidence Darwin presented for his argument no longer seems like clear evidence for evolution. Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson documents the newest discoveries, refutes Darwin's claims, and presents a compelling alternate explanation for the origin of species.

 

Understanding Genesis – BibleScienceInstitute.com

There are many opinions and subsequent interpretations on the Book of Genesis. What did the author of Genesis intend and how can we possibly know, or is the important thing only what the Bible “means to you”? In this book, Dr. Jason Lisle answers questions such as:​ Is there one correct interpretation of the Bible, or are there many? How does one identify the various types of biblical literature, and how do the rules of interpretation handle each type – poetic, prophetic, historical, etc.? Discover why alternative positions are rationally impossible. Unlock a powerful understanding of God’s Word and equip yourself with a reasoned defense against those who distort the Word of God.

 

Creation Basics & Beyond – Available at ICR.org

Fortunately, you don’t need a doctorate in science to understand the basic lines of scientific evidence that surround the creation-evolution controversy. Nor do you need a theological degree to understand the basic theology and moral implications of creation. Written and reviewed by experts, Creation Basics & Beyond offers a thorough, yet understandable, introduction to the basic questions involved in the creation-evolution debate. Organized in short, readable chapters, this book demonstrates that not only does the scientific evidence not support evolution, it strongly confirms the biblical account of creation. 

Are Humans Related to Chimps? – AnswersinGenesis.org

One of the biggest debates in evangelical Christianity today is whether Adam and Eve were real people. Sadly, many believe that genetics has proven that humans and chimps share a common ancestor disproving the existence of an original couple specially created by God. Geneticist, Dr. Georgia Purdom addresses three major evolutionary arguments used to support common descent that have been invalidated by recent genomic studies: 1) the claim that human and chimp DNA is 98-99% similar; 2) the claim that human chromosome 2 is a result of a fusion event in a hypothetical chimp-human common ancestor; and 3) claims of so-called "shared mutational mistakes" in chimp and human genomes.

Radioactive & Radiocarbon Dating – AnswersinGenesis.org

Few people who claim that radiometric dating proves the earth is billions of years old really understand the underlying assumptions. Using simple illustrations, Dr. Snelling examines these assumptions. Though this topic can seem intimidating, Dr. Snelling boils it down to laymans level and walks the viewer through a basic understanding of the process used to date rocks and fossils. Using simple illustrations, the assumptions used to arrive at dates are exposed as faulty—and the evolutionary timescale along with them. Then, through several lines of evidence, including carbon-14 found in diamonds and fossils, the inconsistent nature of radiometric ages is revealed.

Carved in Stone: Geologic Evidence of the Flood – ICR.org

Genesis records the history of a worldwide watery cataclysm that destroyed almost all land-dwelling creatures and completely reshaped Earth's surface. Cultures around the world retain the memory of this great deluge, but secular geologists insist it's a myth—there never was a global flood. But they've never looked at the rock record across multiple continents simultaneously. Geologist Dr. Timothy Clarey does just this in Carved in Stone. With an oil industry background, Dr. Clarey utilizes his understanding of oil well and seismic data to see what the rock strata reveal about Earth's past. Many people will be surprised by what he finds. 

Evolution's Achilles' Heels DVD – Creation.com

Visually stunning animations and dramatic footage help to show how the theory’s supposed strengths are, in fact, its fatal flaws—Evolution’s Achilles’ HeelsLike no other work that we are aware of, fifteen Ph.D. scientists collaborated to produce a coordinated, coherent, powerful argument. All of of the contributors received their doctorates from similar secular universities as their evolutionary counterparts. Each specialist in a field relevant to the subject: Natural selection, origin of life, geology, genetics, radiometric dating, the fossil record, cosmology, and ethics. Evolution's Achilles' Heel directly demolishes the very pillars of the belief systems that underpins our now-secular culture—evolutionary naturalism. 

Creation Magazine – Creation.com

A unique quarterly 56-page full-color family magazine. Creation magazine has subscribers in over 110 countries around the world and has had a huge impact on the lives of many. With no paid advertising, every page of Creation magazine is chock-full of powerful ammunition to intelligently discuss nature, history, science, the Bible, and related subjects. When you subscribe to our print edition, you also receive the digital version of the magazine If you subscribe to our digital edition of the magazine, it will be sent directly to your laptop, iPad, tablet, and even your smartphone, giving you access to your favorite magazine on the go! 

TECHNICAL PAPERS 

 

Anderson K.L., Is Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics an Appropriate Example of Evolutionary Change? CRSQ 4(4):318-326, March 2005.

Bergman J., Does gene duplication provide the engine for evolution? Journal of Creation 20(1):99–104, April 2006.

Buggs R., How Similar Are Human and Chimpanzee Genomes? 2018. 

Carter R.W., A new look at an old virus: patterns of mutation accumulation in the human H1N1 influenza virus since 1918, Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, 9:42, 2012.

Carter R.W. et al., An overview of the independent histories of the human Y-chromosome and the human mitochondrial chromosome. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, ed. J.H. Whitmore, pp. 133–151, 2018. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship.

Jeanson N., A Young-Earth Creation Human Mitochondrial DNA “Clock”: Whole Mitochondrial Genome Mutation Rate Confirms D-Loop Results, Answers Research Journal 8:375–378, 2015. 

Rupe C. and Sanford J.C., The Most Famous Evolution Experiment of All Time Shows that Evolution Goes the Wrong Way, 2015.

Sanford J. et al., Selection Threshold Severely Constrains Capture of Beneficial Mutations, In: Marks II R.J. et al., (eds) Biological Information – New Perspectives (pp 264-297), 2013.

Sanford J. et al., Can Purifying Natural Selection Preserve Biological Information?, In: Marks II R.J. et al., (eds) Biological Information – New Perspectives (pp 264-297), 2013.

Sanford J. et al., The Waiting Time Problem in a Model Hominin Population, Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 12:18, 2015.

Snelling A., The Cause of Anomalous Potassium-Argon "Ages" for Recent Andesite Flows at Mt. Ngauruhoe, New Zealand, and the Implications for Potassium-Argon "Dating". Published in: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Creationism, R.E. Walsh (editor), pp. 503–525, 1998.

Tomkins J.P., How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in ComparativeGenomics of Humans and Chimpanzees.” Answers Research Journal 4:81–88, 2011.

Tomkins J.P. and Bergman J., Genomic monkey business—estimates of nearly identical human–chimp DNA similarity re-evaluated using omitted data, Journal of Creation 26(1):94–100, April 2012. 

Tomkins J.P., The Human Beta-Globin Pseudogene is Non-Variable and Functional, Answers Research Journal 6:293–301, 2013.

Tomkins J.P., Comparison of 18,000 De Novo Assembled Chimpanzee Contigs to the Human Genome Yields Average BLASTN Alignment Identities of 84% Answers Research Journal 11:205–209, 2018. 

Tomkins J.P., Combinatorial genomic data refute the human chromosome 2 evolutionary fusion and build a model of functional design for interstitial telomeric repeats. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, ed. J.H. Whitmore, pp. 222–228, 2018. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship.

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