Young earth creation science advocates have made a mountain out of a molehill in their use of radioactive halos to support their cause. However, when you look at the truth behind their claims, you see major problems.
Geologist Tom Bailleul takes a look at the main proponent of these claims, Robert Gentry, and his website, halos.com. He shows that for the claimed polonium haloes there is no good evidence they are the result of polonium decay as opposed to any other radioactive isotope, or even that they are caused by radioactivity at all. Gentry is taken to task for selective use of evidence, faulty experiment design, mistakes in geology and physics, and unscientific principles of investigation and argument style.
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In addition, J. Richard Wakefield has done an analysis of Gentry's evidence as well. It also reveals major problems with Gentry's work and conclusion. The Geology of Gentry's "Tiny Mystery" may be read by clicking here.
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about old earth creationism, see
Old Earth Belief,
or check out the article
Can You Be A
Christian and Believe in an Old Earth?
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