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Thousands...not Billions (DeYoung)

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"Evolutionary models for life, earth, and space are questioned today by a significant group of scientists worldwide. They are convinced that the earth and the entire universe are the result of a supernatural creation event which occurred just thousands of years ago, not billions of years."

  • Why do conventional methods for dating rocks differ so radically?
  • What does carbon-14 found in diamonds tell us?
  • Was there accelerated nuclear decay in earth's history?
  • Are the creation and Flood accounts genuine historic events?

These and many other questions are addressed in Thousands...Not Billions. This book summarizes eight years of research by the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) and a team of scientists, whose goal was to explore the age of the earth from a biblical perspective. The project title was Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth, or RATE.

The age of the earth is one of the most divisive topics today, much debated by scholars and laypersons alike. What one believes about the age of the earth goes a long way in determining world views. The Bible is explicit that the earth is young, but many people feel that science has proved our planet is more than four billion year old. Thousands...Not Billions provides a compelling challenge to Darwinian evolution.


Table of Contents: 

  1. A Brief History of Radiation Studies
  2. Overview of Radioisotope Dating
  3. Carbon-14 Dating
  4. Helium Retention in Zircon Crystals
  5. Radiohalos in Granite
  6. Fisson Tracks in Zircons
  7. Discordant Radioisotope Dates
  8. Radioiotope Dating Case Studies
  9. Theories of Accelerated Nuclear Decay
  10. A Proper Reading of Genesis 1:1-2:3
  11. RATE Conclusions  



Don DeYoung is chairman of the Physical Science Department, Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, teaching physics, astronomy, and mathematics. He is a graduate of Michigan Tech University (B.S., M.S., physics), Iowa State University (Ph.D, physics), and Grace Seminary (M.Div.) His writings have appeared in many periodicals, and he’s written 12 books on Bible science, including object lessons for children. He and his wife, Sally, have three married daughters.