Reasons to Believe

RATE Study

  • Comments on the RATE Project

    Over 100 years ago, scientists discovered radioactivity and began realizing the potential of dating different objects using radioactive materials contained within them. They have since developed … more

  • Introduction to the Creation-Date Debate

    There are a wide variety of types of creationists in Christianity. By types we mean different interpretations of the days in Genesis. Two overarching views are young-earth and old-earth creationism. … more

  • Puzzling Rocks

     It’d be like attempting to fit a child’s ten-piece puzzle with the tiny pieces of a complex jigsaw puzzle. While the pictures might be the same, pieces made using a 2:1 scale would … more

  • Historic Age Debate: Beginning of Time

    Previously, we noted that the church has unanimously taught the doctrine of creation ex nihilo throughout its history (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4). This was considered fundamental doctrine and … more

  • RATE's Radiocarbon: Intrinsic or Contamination?

        The ICR (Institute for Creation Research) recently spent eight years on a project known as RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth). The RATE team claims the results have yielded … more

  • White Dwarfs Deliver Better Creation History

    A window that enables astronomers to rigorously test the biblically predicted big bang creation model. 1Thanks to a new set of measurements on burnt out stars—known as white dwarfs—that … more

  • Radiometric Dating - A Christian Perspective

    Dr. Wiens has a PhD in Physics, with a minor in Geology. His PhD thesis was on isotope ratios in meteorites, including surface exposure dating. He was employed at Caltech’s Division of … more

  • Avoiding a Dangerous Trap

    Have you ever wondered why most Christian astronomers reject a young-universe interpretation of Genesis? The answer has to do with Scripture and theology, as well as with science. In my book … more

  • Responses to Young Universe "Answers"

    Those who hold the young universe view have offered the following statements to answer questions about this theory. After each statement is a response.

    Statement 1: The astronomical distances may not … more

  • The Dynamics of Dating


    by Dr. Roger C. Wiens

    Bewildered, Janet watches her son gaze in awe at the dinosaur exhibit. A sign tells her that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is millions of years old. But last Sunday, her … more