Dr. Andrew Snelling, one of the world's most respected Creation Scientists specializing in geological studies, joined Answers in Genesis in 2007 as the organization's new director of research, and also as a speaker for layperson and technical audiences. The addition of Dr. Snelling has further confirmed AiG's effort to meet the highest standards in its research in Creation studies.
Dr. Snelling, who spent considerable time serving as a consultant in developing the AiG Creation Museum's large flood-geology room, becomes AiG's first full-time Ph.D. in the field of geology. Dr. Snelling earned his PhD degree in geology from the University of Sydney in Australia.
Dr. Snelling has extensive experience working in the mining industry in Australia. One of his main areas of research has been the study of methods used in dating rocks, a key area of research for groups like AiG, which are convinced of a young age for the earth. Snelling's research, for example, has shown different radioisotope dates on the same rock samples. In addition, Dr. Snelling's research has indicated that radioactive decay rates must not have been constant in the past, citing the halos in rock crystals, which clearly show radioactive decay was accelerated sometime in the past ( See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGej0GQF5TQ
Dr. Snelling's research has demonstrated that a global flood more than 4,300 years ago explains most rock layers and fossil deposits found around the world. Building from this foundation, Dr. Snelling has made predictions as to what should be found if a catastrophic global flood actually happened (e.g., the existence of extensive rock layers).
Radioisotope dating has been used by the evolutions as the cornerstone of an old earth age and evolutionary theory. Not so says Dr. Snelling. See why Radioisotope dating is not all its cracked up to be.
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Dr. Andrew Snelling
B.S. Applied Geology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, First Class Honours Ph.D. Geology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Geological Society of Australia
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Geological Society of America
Geological Association of Canada
Mineralogical Society of America
Society of Economic Geologists
Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
Association of Exploration Geochemists
Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Creation Research Society
More of Dr. Snelling's bio here: http://creation.com/andrew-a-snelling