Is Genesis History?

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Interviewed Scientists & Scholars
Kevin Anderson, PhD

Kevin Anderson, PhD

MICROBIOLOGIST

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Steve Austin, PhD

Steve Austin, PhD

GEOLOGIST

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Steve Boyd, PhD

Steve Boyd, PhD

HEBRAIST

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Robert Carter, PhD

Robert Carter, PhD

MARINE BIOLOGIST

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Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Arthur Chadwick, PhD

TAPHONOMIST

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Danny Faulkner, PhD

Danny Faulkner, PhD

ASTRONOMER

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George Grant, PhD

George Grant, DLitt, DMin, PhD

PASTOR

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Paul Nelson, PhD

Paul Nelson, PhD

PHILOSOPHER OF SCIENCE

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Douglas Petrovich, PhD

Douglas Petrovich, PhD

ARCHAEOLOGIST

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Marcus Ross, PhD

Marcus Ross, PhD

PALEONTOLOGIST

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Andrew Snelling, PhD

Andrew Snelling, PhD

GEOLOGIST

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Kurt Wise, PhD

Kurt Wise, PhD

PALEONTOLOGIST

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Todd Wood, PhD

Todd Wood, PhD

BIOLOGIST

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Kevin Anderson, PhD
Kevin Anderson, PhD - Microbiologist

Expertise: Organic tissue
Movie focus: The implications of soft tissue in dinosaur bones

Dr. Anderson is currently Director of the Van Andel Creation Research Center, as well as project leader of the Creation Research Society’s iDINO project; an investigation of the preservation of tissue in dinosaur fossils. He obtained his PhD in microbiology from Kansas State University, and subsequently received post-doctoral training as a National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral Fellow. He has held university professorships, where he taught graduate-level molecular biology classes and served as the major advisor for several master’s and doctoral students. More recently, he was the director of laboratory research for a biotech energy company. He has published numerous articles in technical journals as well as presented at national and international science conferences.

His book Echoes of the Jurassic can be found here

Steve Austin, PhD
Steven Austin, PhD - Geologist

Expertise: Sedimentary geology
Movie focus: Layers of sediment laid down by the global flood

Dr. Austin is a field research geologist who has done research on six of the seven continents of the world. His research has taken him by helicopter into the crater on Mount St. Helens, by bush plane onto glaciers in Alaska, by raft through the Grand Canyon, on horseback into the high Sierra, by elevator into the world’s deepest coal mines, by SCUBA onto the Great Barrier Reef, by rail into Korean backcountry, by foot onto barren plateaus of southern Argentina, and by four-wheel drive into remote desert areas of Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Austin received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University in sedimentary geology. His books include: Grand Canyon: Monument to Catastrophe (1994) and Footprints in the Ash (with John Morris, 2003). Click here for papers and articles written by Dr. Austin.

Steve Boyd
Steven Boyd, PhD, ThM, MS- Hebraist

Expertise: Biblical Hebrew
Movie focus: Unique aspects of Genesis as a historical text

Dr. Boyd is a specialist in biblical Hebrew, Semitic languages, and Old Testament studies. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Drexel University, a Th.M. in Old Testament and Semitics from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Hebraic and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. He was a visiting professor at Capital Bible Seminary, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, and Northwest Baptist Seminary, and was a professor at The Master’s College sixteen years. He was on the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth research team; and he is the founder and director of the Cataclysm Chronology Research Group.

His books include Grappling with the Chronology of the Genesis Flood: Navigating the Flow of Time in Biblical Narrative (chief editor, 2014). Click here for publications and research projects of Dr. Boyd.

Steve Boyd
Robert Carter, PhD - Marine Biologist

Expertise: Genetics
Movie focus: The complexity of the genome

Dr. Carter obtained a BS in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He then spent four years teaching high school biology, chemistry, physics, and electronics before going to the University of Miami to obtain his PhD in Marine Biology. He successfully completed this program in 2003 with a dissertation on “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” While in Miami, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, performed well over 500 SCUBA dives, many of them at night, and licensed a spin-off product of his research (a patented fluorescent protein) to a biotech company. He is currently a senior scientist and speaker for CMI-USA in Atlanta, Georgia.

Click here for papers and articles written by Dr. Carter

Arthur Chadwick
Arthur Chadwick, PhD - Taphonomist

Expertise: Process of fossilization
Movie focus: Excavation of a large layer of dinosaur bones

Dr. Chadwick received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Miami in 1969. After re-training in geology and paleontology at University of California and University of Oklahoma, he has worked in the fields of taphonomy and sedimentary geology. His interests include basinal and suprabasinal sedimentologic trends, involving especially the analysis of paleocurrents and other directional structures, and he is developing a model for the taphonomy of dinosaur bonebeds. He is currently Research Professor of Biology and Geology at Southwestern Adventist University and Director, Dinosaur Science Museum and Research Center at Southwestern Adventist University.

Click here for papers and articles written by Dr. Chadwick.

Danny Faulkner
Danny Faulkner, PhD - Astronomer

Expertise: Astronomy
Movie focus: Tracking time, including the “light-travel time” question

Dr. Faulkner received his PhD in astronomy from Indiana University. He is distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster, where he taught astronomy and physics for over 26 years. Since January, 2013, he has been the staff astronomer at Answers in Genesis in northern Kentucky.

His books include Universe by Design (2004), The New Astronomy Book (2014), and The Created Cosmos: What the Bible Reveals about Astronomy (2016). Click here for papers and articles written by Dr. Faulkner.

George Grant
George Grant, PhD, DLitt, DHum - Pastor

Expertise: History and Theology
Movie focus: Importance of Genesis for our world today

Dr. Grant is the pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church (PCA), the founder of Franklin Classical School, the Chalmers Fund, and the King’s Meadow Study Center; and he is the author of more than five-dozen books. He served as an assistant to D. James Kennedy at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and taught at Knox Theological Seminary.

His books include Keystones: How Thomas Chalmers Mentored, Discipled, and Equipped Men through Scripture Memory; An Experiment in Liberty: America’s Path to Independence; and The Light of Life: The Gospel and the History of the Pro-Life Cause from the First Century to the Present. Click here for resources by Dr. Grant.

Paul Nelson, PhD
Paul Nelson, PhD - Philosopher of Science

Expertise: Philosophy of Biology
Movie focus: Identifying the two paradigms used to interpret scientific data

Dr. Nelson is currently a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. He is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for over two decades. After Dr. Nelson received his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.

His books include chapters in Mere Creation, Intelligent Design: Creationism and Its Critics, and Darwin, Design, and Public Education. Click here for papers and articles by Dr. Nelson.

Douglas Petrovich
Douglas Petrovich, PhD, ThM, MDiv - Archeologist

Expertise: Syro-Palestinian Archeology
Movie focus: The tower of Babel and the nature of ancient languages

Dr. Petrovich teaches Ancient Egypt at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Canada). He formerly was the academic dean and a professor at Novosibirsk Biblical-Theological Seminary (Siberia, Russia), as well as at Shepherds Theological Seminary (Cary, North Carolina), having taught over 30 different courses. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, with a major in Syro-Palestinian archaeology, a first minor in ancient Egyptian language, and a second minor in ancient Near Eastern religions. His research interests include biblical history and exegesis, Egyptology, and ancient Near Eastern history (including archaeology, epigraphy, chronology, and iconography).

His books include The World’s Oldest Alphabet: Hebrew as the Language of the Proto-Consonantal Script (Jerusalem: Carta, 2016). Click here for papers and articles by Dr. Petrovich

Marcus Ross
Marcus Ross, PhD - Paleontologist

Expertise: Vertebrate Paleontology
Movie focus: Formation of the fossil record during the global Flood

Dr. Ross currently serves as Associate Professor of Geology and Director of the Center for Creation Studies at Liberty University. After earning a BS in Earth Science from the Pennsylvania State University, he continued his studies with a MS in Vertebrate Paleontology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and earned a PhD in Environmental Science (Geoscience) from the University of Rhode Island.

His books include The Heavens and the Earth: Excursions in Earth and Space Science (with Gollmer, Whitmore, and Faulkner, 2016). Click here for papers and articles by Dr. Ross.

Andrew Snelling
Andrew Snelling, PhD - Geologist

Expertise: Geochemistry and Geochronology
Movie focus: Radioisotope dating and unique features of the sedimentary record

Dr. Snelling completed a BS in applied geology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, graduating with first-class honors in 1975. His PhD in geology was awarded in 1982 by The University of Sydney for his research thesis titled “A Geochemical Study of the Koongarra Uranium Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia.” Dr. Snelling worked for six years in the exploration and mining industries in Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory, variously as a field, mine, and research geologist. For over ten years, Dr. Snelling was a research consultant to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization for an international collaborative research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy which involved university and government research scientists from the USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Austria and Belgium. He is currently Director of Research for Answers in Genesis.

His books include Grappling with the Chronology of the Genesis Flood (editor, 2014) and Earth’s Catastrophic Past (2009). Click here for papers and articles by Dr. Snelling.

Kurt Wise
Kurt Wise, PhD - Paleontologist

Expertise: Invertebrate Paleontology, Geology, and Biology
Movie focus: Providing an overview of the history of life

Dr. Wise earned his BA in geology from the University of Chicago, and his MA and PhD degrees in paleontology from Harvard University. He founded and directed the Center for Origins Research at Bryan College and taught biology there for 17 years. He then led the Center for Theology and Science at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 3 years, before founding and directing the Center for Creation Research and teaching biology at Truett McConnell University for the last 7 years. His fieldwork has included research in early Flood rocks in the Death Valley region, late Flood rocks in Wyoming, and post-Flood caves in Tennessee.

Dr. Wise’s books include Faith, Form, and Time (2002) and Devotional Biology (in development).

Todd Wood, PhD
Todd Wood, PhD - Biologist

Expertise: Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
Movie focus: Diversification of animals according to created kinds

Dr. Wood has a BS in Biology from Liberty University in Virginia (1994) and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, 1999). Immediately following his PhD work at Virginia, Dr. Wood accepted a position as the Director of Bioinformatics at the Clemson University Genomics Institute (Clemson, South Carolina). After working for about two years at Clemson University, Dr. Wood accepted a faculty position at Bryan College (Dayton, Tennessee) in 2002. He is now president of the Core Academy of Science.

Click here for papers and articles by Dr. Wood