Professional, peer-reviewed papers about a biblical creationism from the perspective of a recent creation and global Flood within a biblical framework.
Genesis 1:1 and the Doctrine of Creatio Ex Nihilo (Part 1): A Lexical Analysis of the Phrase אֵת הַשָּמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ
In the debate over the proper interpretation of Genesis 1:1, the key issue is over the meaning of a compound phrase.
The Debate over Classification of Archaeopteryx as a Bird
Based on several findings, no reason remains for Archaeopteryx to be classified as anything other than a bird.
Java Man: A Creature Between Apes and Humans, an Extinct Ape, or a Primitive Man?
Details of the Java man fossils were discussed as well as the problem of creating a species from a few bone fragments.
Facts Cannot Be Ignored When Considering the Origin of Life #1: The Necessity of Bio-monomers Not to Self-Link for the Existence of Living Organisms
The required automatic self-linking of monomers for abiogenesis is incompatible with the genetic information coding and decoding system that is necessary for life.
The Evolution of Asexual to Sexual Reproduction: The Queen of Evolutionary Problems
The evidence is overwhelming and widely recognized by evolutionists that evolution by small steps cannot bridge the transition from asexual to sexual reproduction.
Revising Hominin Baraminology with Medoid Partitioning and Fuzzy Analysis
Creationist disagreement over the status of hominin fossils is unlikely to be resolved here, but Reeves’s recommendations bring alternative tools to baraminology that have not been applied.
Evolution of the Vertebrate Kidney Baffles Evolutionists
An unbridgeable gap exists between the simple urinary system used in invertebrates and the far more complex kidney system used in all vertebrates.
Theistic Evolution: A Response to Wayne Grudem, Making the Same Errors He Opposes in Others
Grudem is making the same biblical and theological errors that theistic evolutionists make. To be biblically consistent, he must abandon his old-earth position.
The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: The Deceptions Continue
The Grand Canyon, Monument to Ancient Earth? rejects the truth of Genesis regarding the Flood and the age of the earth.
Louis Agassiz and Alexander Winchell: Two Case Histories of Creationists Who Illustrate That Rejecting Genesis Influences the Acceptance of Racism
Theories that attempted to harmonize evolution and the Scriptures gave birth to, and perpetuated, a form of scientific racism based on Darwinism.
Inerrancy and Biblical Authority: How and Why Old-Earth Inerrantists Are Unintentionally Undermining Inerrancy
The old-earth signers of the CSBInerrancy unintentionally violated their own principles of interpretation and unintentionally undermined the inerrancy and the authority of Scripture.
Remembering Spillover Erosion of Grand Canyon
We should remember an important fact—creationist and evolutionist thinking about spillover continues to make a significant contribution to our understanding of erosion of Grand Canyon.
Effects of the Fall on the Physical Creation: A Biblical Analysis
To interpret the natural world through the lens of Scripture, one must have a correct understanding of the Fall and its effects on the physical creation.
Heat Problems Associated with Genesis Flood Models—Part 3: Vapour Canopy Models
The biblical and scientific arguments for a pre-Flood vapour canopy do not support the theory.
To the Ark, and Back Again? Using the Marsupial Fossil Record to Investigate the Post-Flood Boundary
There is no debate as contentious as the post-Flood boundary issue within creation science.
Testing the Predictions of the Young-Earth Y Chromosome Molecular Clock: Population Growth Curves Confirm the Recent Origin of Human Y Chromosome Differences
The timescale for the human Y chromosome family tree has been a source of sharp disagreement within the creation/evolution debate.
Problems with the U-Pb Radioisotope Dating Methods—3. Mass Fractionation
The evidence for grossly accelerated radioisotope decay during a past cataclysmic event such as the Genesis Flood has been well established.
Lithostratigraphic Correlation of the Coconino Sandstone and a Global Survey of Permian “Eolian” Sandstones: Implications for Flood Geology
The cross-bedded Coconino Sandstone (lower Permian, Arizona) is often used as a “type” ancient eolian sandstone.
An Evaluation of Astronomical Young-Age Determination Methods I: The Solar System
Evaluating 25 astronomical arguments for recent origin for the solar system found some to be wanting and others appear to be sound.
Heat Problems Associated with Genesis Flood Models—Part 2: Secondary Temperature Indicators
The Genesis Flood produced drastic geological changes involving extremely energetic processes which also generated an enormous heat load.
The Challenge of Fossil Forests for Creationist Research
The central issue among creationists is whether any purported fossil forests are truly autochthonous.
How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 3
The study looks at delineations and definitions of יוֹם in Scripture, and in lexical and other sources.
How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 2
There is a considerable disconnection between lexicography regarding יוֹם and the formation of creation theology.
How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 1
There is a considerable disconnection between lexicography regarding יוֹם and the formation of creation theology.
Critical Analysis of Hugh Ross’ Progressive Day-Age Creationism Through the Framework of Young-Earth Creationism
The most important part of the debate between views on creationism is about the presuppositions of each group and their biblical hermeneutics.
Responding to Lightner’s Comments on Natural Selection: Points of Agreement and Disagreement
My paper was criticizing what Guliuzza has publicly written in which he denies the reality of natural selection: a claim that he has never publicly retracted.
Dubious Claims About Natural Selection
This brief examination of Jason Lisle’s paper highlights that misunderstanding about natural selection is more prevalent among creationists than he suggests.
Testing a Flat-Earth Prediction: Is the Moon’s Light Cooling?
Flat-earthers often claim that moonlight has a cooling property. I present the results of three independent experiments that test this claim.
Refuting Dubious Claims Regarding Natural Selection
Randy Guliuzza has made some controversial claims regarding the cause and nature of adaptation of organisms to their environment. We examine his claims.
Response to “Still No Replacement of Darwin: A Reply to Nathaniel Jeanson’s Response to My Review of Replacing Darwin—The New Origin of Species”
Frello’s recent critique is helpful progress in our discussion, and it argues for the strength of the science in Replacing Darwin.
Still No Replacement of Darwin—A Reply to Nathanial Jeanson’s Response to my Review of Replacing Darwin—The New Origin of Species
I used to think that when creationists talk about creation and evolution as a clash between worldviews, they were wrong. Jeanson has helped me change my mind.
Fossil Grove and other Paleozoic Forests as Allochthonous Flood Deposits
Fossil Grove offers multiple evidences in support of a huge forest biome floating atop the world’s pre-Flood oceans.
Living Evidence of a Global Catastrophe: How Microbial Biogeography Supports Noah’s Flood
The biblical account of Noah’s Flood provides an update to modern microbial biogeography and modern creation apologetics.
Creationists frequently quote Hubble to the effect that he inserted the cosmological principle to avoid stark realties about the universe that his data implied.
A Light and Electron Microscopic Study of the Palo Verde Tree of the Desert Southwest
The palo verde tree is well known to residents of the desert southwest and Mexico, yet there are few studies of it in the technical literature.
Heat Problems Associated with Genesis Flood Models—Part 1: Introduction and Thermal Boundary Conditions
The Genesis Flood produced drastic geological changes involving extremely energetic processes which also generated an enormous heat load.
Response to “No Replacement of Darwin: A Review of Replacing Darwin—The New Origin of Species”
Ironically, Frello has actually done me a great favor; his review ends up bolstering my original claims.
No Replacement of Darwin
Jeanson takes on a formidable task: To show that the theory of evolution is wrong, and to replace it with biblical creation. To make it short: Jeanson fails.
A Test for Quasar Cosmological Redshifts
The hypothesis that extragalactic redshifts are cosmological is strongly supported. I encourage fellow recent creationists to abandon their doubts that extragalactic redshifts are cosmological.
The Case for Cosmological Redshifts
Many recent creationists appear to oppose the Hubble relation, the expansion of the universe, and/or cosmological redshifts of quasars.
The Origin of Beauty: Contrasting the Handicap Hypothesis and Design Theory
Why should there be such “gratuitous beauty”? The plethora of extravagant biological characteristics prominently call out for an explanation.
Are Old Supernova Remnants Really Missing? Re-Evaluating a Well-Known Young-Universe Argument
There are old supernova remnants and stage three supernova remnants have been identified. Therefore, this may not be a good argument for recent origin.
Likely Discontinuity Between Humans and Non-Human Hominins Based on Endocranial Volume and Body Mass with a Special Focus on Homo naledi—A Short Analysis
According to the evolutionary concept of encephalization, endocranial volume increases from more primitive species to more developed ones.
Response to “Reply to ‘Response to ‘On the Creationist View on mtDNA’.”
I am pleased to see that the young-earth creation (YEC) critic, Stefan Frello, seeks to continue our exchange of ideas.
Reply to “Response to ‘On the Creationist View on mtDNA’.”
This is a short reply to Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson’s response to my comment to his work on human mtDNA.
The Stegosaur Engravings at Ta Prohm
Artwork at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple appears to depict a dinosaur. Though the engraving is “stegosaur-like,” this interpretation has been criticized.
Time Dilation Cosmological Models: Exegetical and Theological Considerations
In conjunction with efforts to resolve the light travel time problem, creationists have in recent decades proposed a variety of new cosmological models.
Problems with the U-Pb Radioisotope Dating Methods—1. Common Pb
Problems remain in the interpretation of the measured Pb isotopic ratios to transform them into ages.
Phenomenological Language and Semantic Naïveté
Denis Lamoureux seeks to resolve perceived contradictions between science and Scripture by persuading that Scripture is not inerrant.
Further Evidence That Homo naledi Is Not a Member of the Human Holobaramin Based on Measurements of Vertebrae and Ribs
This study provides further evidence that Homo naledi is indeed not a member of the human holobaramin, but related rather to australopiths.
The Case for Dark Matter
We ought not to dismiss the observational science for dark matter over fears of the misuse of dark matter in historical science.
Is the Cambodian Stegosaur-like Carving Another Argument Creationists Should Not Use?
A bas-relief carving from the 12th–13th century Ta Prohm temple in Angkor, Cambodia is hailed as a possible depiction of a recently living stegosaur.
Determination of the Decay Constants and Half-Lives of Uranium-238 (238U) and Uranium-235 (235U), and the Implications for U-Pb and Pb-Pb Radioisotope Dating Methodologies
Without accurately known decay half-lives, all radioisotope ages cannot be accurately determined or be considered absolute ages.
Scriptural Geology, Then and Now
The place of the biblical Flood in the geological record remains one of the most hotly debated issues among creationist geologists today.
The Nature of the Neo-Darwinian Evangelicals’ Criticism of Young-Earth Creationists
If we do not understand the dimensions of the war we are engaged in, we are already halfway to theological and historical oblivion.
Molecular Structures Shared by Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Show Signs of Only Analogy and Not Homology
Until now there have been two basic theories on the evolution of cellular complexity.
A Critique of Scientific Explanations of Belief and Unbelief and the Conflict between Evolution and Creationism
The recent claim that “conflicting networks” in the brain that explain belief and unbelief in God cannot be true.
An Exponential Decay Curve in Old Testament Genealogies
The lifespans of Old Testament people born after the Flood reveal a numerical pattern known as an exponential decay curve.
The Last Week before the Flood
While attempting to elucidate the general chronological profile of the events of the first week, we hope to answer two specific significant questions.
Comments on Ussher’s Date of Creation
Ussher’s date of creation of October 23, 4004 BC appears to rely upon two questionable assumptions.
On the Origin of Eukaryotic Species’ Genotypic and Phenotypic Diversity
This study shows that created heterozygosity, together with natural processes that are observable, is sufficient to account for species’ diversity.
The Lost World of Adam and Eve: A Response
This paper contends that Walton has given a magisterial authority to the ANE mythic texts in order to interpret the Genesis accounts.
Worldview Bias and the Origin of Hebrew Worship
Secularists claim that similarities between Israel’s worship and that of other nations in the OT prove Israel’s worship was rooted in its neighbors religion.
Can One Astronomically Date the Flood within the Hydroplate Model?
Dr. Danny Faulkner analyzes Dr. Walt Brown’s determination of the date of the Flood within his hydroplate model using the orbits of two comets.
A Reply to Bruce Gordon’s Biblical Critique of Young-Earth Creationism
Dr. Gordon recently published a critique of the claims of young-earth creation. This reply is to the biblical criticisms in his paper.
A Biblical Creationist Cosmogony
The cosmogony proposed is consistent with all creationist understandings of the biblical texts and has no light-travel time problem.
Scientific Evidence Indicates Natural Selection and Brain-Based Education Conflict with Human Nature
Children have an innate, natural, intuitive, and unlearned tendency to reason about the world as biblical creationists do.
Thoughts on the Goodness of Creation: In What Sense was Creation “Perfect”?
This paper contends that there is no real biblical evidence to suggest that the second law was inoperable prior to the curse.
An Evaluation of Plasma Astronomy
Dr. Faulkner examines the claims of one proponent of plasma astronomy, Donald Scott.
Does Natural Selection Exist?
How did the modern diversity of life arise from the created kinds of Genesis 1 and from the kinds taken on board the Ark? Did natural selection play a role?
A Proposal for a New Solution to the Light Travel Time Problem
Danny R. Faulkner, AiG–U.S., lays groundwork for the beginning of a new solution to the light travel time problem.
The Dwarfs are for the Dwarfs: Stanley Fish, The Pragmatic Presuppositionalist
Literary theorist and prominent public intellectual Stanley Fish is a self-described “antifoundationalist”—someone who believes that truth is relative to one’s “interpretive community.”
Astronomical Distance Determination Methods and the Light Travel Time Problem
Some recent creationists have attempted to address the light travel time problem indirectly with an implied appeal to a small universe.
The Importance of an Historical Adam
In secular culture it is common to view the biblical history of Adam as a story, myth, or a parable but this is now also becoming the standard interpretation for many within the evangelical community.
Bibliography of Creationist Astronomy
This is an introduction to, and announcement of, a new compilation of articles, papers and letters to the editor on creationist astronomy which has been placed on this journal’s website.
An Analysis of the Dodwell Hypothesis
Danny R. Faulkner, AiG–U.S., examines the Dodwell hypothesis, that the earth underwent a catastrophic impact in 2345 BC that altered its axial tilt and then gradually recovered by about 1850.
A Response to Peter Enns’s Attack on Biblical Creationism
This paper overviews the recent work of Peter Enns, The Evolution of Adam.
Did Death of Any Kind Exist Before the Fall?
Death, whether animal or human, physical or spiritual, is a consequence of man’s disobedience toward his Creator and an intrusion into His “very good” creation.
Comprehensive Analysis of Chimpanzee and Human Chromosomes Reveals Average DNA Similarity of 70%
A common evolutionary claim is that the DNA of chimpanzees and humans are nearly identical. Modern DNA research is showing much higher levels of discontinuity.
A Further Examination of the Gospel in the Stars
While well intended, the gospel in the stars is fraught with problems, and Christians are discouraged from using it.
Evolutionary Psychology: Why It Fails as a Science and Is Dangerous
Christians and the public at large cannot afford to accept what they are being told about themselves from the perspective of evolutionary psychology.
Creation Date of Adam from the Perspective of Young-Earth Creationism
This article reveals how young-earth creationists have concluded the approximate age of Adam and to explain the reason for a 6,000 year range between both groups.
Is Young-Earth Creationism a Bad Choice?
Any understanding of Scripture that excludes or indicts the divine Himself is necessarily flawed and false.
Mammalian Ark Kinds
Information on the class Mammalia was evaluated in an attempt to get a realistic estimate of what mammalian kinds would have been represented on the Ark.
The Unbeliever at War with God: Michael Ruse and the Creation-Evolution Controversy
The evidence to be considered will indicate that a fear of God and afterlife play a major role in the psychology of unbelief, and that points toward the realism of Scripture.
Review of John Lennox’s Book Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science
Lennox reasons that the church has been wrong in the past over its interpretation of Scripture in light of scientific discovery, and that those holding to a young earth are wrong again.
What Makes Us Human, and Why It Is Not the Brain: A Creationist Defense of the Soul: Reply
To depart from Scripture at any point is neither safe nor right. Thus Estabrook’s discussion of my paper (Joubert 2011) in which he expressed his difficulties with my defense of the soul is welcome.
What Makes Us Human, and Why It Is Not the Brain: A Creationist Defense of the Soul: Discussion
Certainly there is more to humans than a complex brain architecture from which a mind would seem to emerge. However, this reader has two difficulties.
Understanding the Nature of Scripture, of Jesus, and the “Dis-Ease” of Theistic Evolutionists (BioLogos)
The apologetic suggests that BioLogos should consider that the ultimate source of their “dis-ease” is the nature and character of the Creator.
An Evaluation of the Myth That “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution”
I reviewed both the textbooks used for life science classes at the college where I teach and those that I used in my past university course work.
Genome-Wide DNA Alignment Similarity (Identity) for 40,000 Chimpanzee DNA Sequences Queried against the Human Genome is 86–89%
To provide a global set of analyses, large-scale comparative DNA sequence alignments between the chimpanzee and human genomes were performed with the BLASTN algorithm.
What Makes Us Human, and Why It Is Not the Brain: A Creationist Defense of the Soul
A Christian view of the world entails that science is not a Christian’s ultimate or sole source of knowledge and the physical world is not the only world there is.
Untangling Uniformitarianism, Level II: Actualism in Crisis
Although the term uniformitarianism was not introduced until 1832, the concepts that Lyell so cleverly fused together had already been operating in the nascent discipline of geology for some decades
Determining the Ark Kinds
This research effort provides information necessary for the best possible reconstruction of the animal kinds preserved on the Ark for the Ark Encounter.
Adam, Free Choice, and the Cause of Sin: A Creationist Response to a Christian Evolutionist
This paper will show that Christian professor Daniel Brannan’s arguments are based on faulty premises regarding Adam’s constitutional nature, the nature of Adam’s perfection and Adam’s free choice.
Response to Comments on “How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees”
The author believes that his use of the Y-chromosome comparison example was misinterpreted and desires to clarify.
Emergentism and the Rejection of Spirit Entities: A Response to Christian Physicalists
Emergentism defies commonsense; there is also no scientific evidence that something material could produce an entity of a kind radically different from itself.
Created Kinds and Essential Natures: A Biblical and Philosophical Response to Evolutionists
Assuming that “natural kind” is a merely biological rather than metaphysical would be a mistake, resulting in Christians having difficulty evaluating and correcting rival views to created kinds.
An Examination of Augustine’s Commentaries on Genesis One and Their Implications on a Modern Theological Controversy
Few individuals in church history are as popular as Augustine of Hippo. Old-earthers claim him as support for figurative interpretations of Genesis 1. But what did Augustine really say?
How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees
When evaluating comparisons between genomes using DNA sequence, it is important to understand the nature of how that sequence was obtained and bioinformatically manipulated before drawing conclusions.
The Human Retina Shows Evidence of Good Design
Darwinists try to disprove the argument from design by providing examples of what they claim are poor design.
Where in the World Is the Tower of Babel?
This biblical story is believed by many to be the record of a real historical event that took place after the worldwide Flood, at a time when the earth’s population still lived together in one place.
Toward an Accurate Model of Variation in DNA
The Bible’s description of created kinds implies an information model which uses variables. The findings in this paper show that a model which uses variables forms a basis for understanding biology.
Beyond Distant Starlight: Next Steps For Creationist Cosmology
On both large and small cosmic scales there is a diverse range of trends, patterns, and phenomena that beckon some kind of explanation.
The Geology of Israel within the Biblical Creation-Flood Framework of History: 2. The Flood Rocks
The sedimentary strata that cover most of Israel are an obvious record of the Genesis Flood.
Anisotropic Synchrony Convention—A Solution to the Distant Starlight Problem
Clear biblical teaching is that the universe is only a few thousand years old, so we should only be able to see objects within a radius of 6,000 light years.
The Geology of Israel Within the Biblical Creation-Flood Framework of History: 1. The Pre-Flood Rocks
Understanding the geology of Israel would provide background to biblical events, and potential insights as to where and how they happened.
Is the Sodium Chloride Level in the Oceans Evidence for Abiogenesis?
This paper examines this assumption and ﬁnds the evidence shows that the levels of salinity in seawater and human blood are markedly different.
Baraminological Analysis Places Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, and Australopithecus sediba in the Human Holobaramin: Discussion
A discussion on a previous ARJ paper in regard to Australopithecus sediba and its classification.
Why Orthodox Darwinism Demands Atheism
A conflict exists between modern neo-Darwinism and orthodox biblical Christianity.
A Proposed Bible-Science Perspective on Global Warming
Media coverage of global warming has been increasing for over twenty years. Oddly, the church has had little to say on the issue and has made scant use of Scripture to evaluate the alleged problem.
Baraminological Analysis Places Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, and Australopithecus sediba in the Human Holobaramin
This present study should end charges against creationists that classification of australopiths as human or ape is arbitrary and meaningless.
Inherit the Wind
Although the play was widely believed to be an accurate synopsis of the historical trial, often called the Trial of the Century, it grossly distorted the actual events of history.
Of the nine terms associated with uniformitarianism, seven can be replaced or eliminated, which refutes the accusation that diluvialists do not understand uniformitarianism.
Fraud and Forgery in Paleoanthropology
A review of the history of paleoanthropology leads to the conclusion that the discipline is far less objective than that for physics, chemistry, or even biology.
Systematic Theology Texts and the Age of the Earth
In the past few decades there has been a growing controversy in society and in the Church over evolution and the age of the earth.
Towards a Creationary Classification of Mutations
Mutations are normally classified according to their proximal effect on an organism’s fitness, whether beneficial, deleterious, or neutral.
Fungi from the Biblical Perspective
Fungi are intriguing organisms with a wealth of diversity in their morphology and ecology. Determining the fundamentals of their biology from a biblical perspective is a daunting but achievable task.
More Abundant than Stars
Microbes form a life-sustaining organosubstrate on earth and contribute to our understanding of geology, ecology, and biology.
A Brief History of Intolerance in Modern Cosmology
A review of some recent well-documented cases of intolerance in the cosmology field illustrates a common problem in science. Many relate to the Big Bang theory.
Metaphysical development in Hebrew biblical texts is especially elucidated through a series of word studies with a shifting emphasis that each cross-pollinates the others.
The Origin of Oil—A Creationist Answer
The dominant view of the origin of oil amongst western oil companies until 1969 was that it was due to the decay of living matter. Now other views are making themselves heard.
Radiocarbon Ages for Fossil Ammonites and Wood in Cretaceous Strata near Redding, California
Measurable radiocarbon has been detected in fossils from the earliest days of radiocarbon dating. When these data are put in perspective, their deadly significance to uniformitarianism is apparent.
Bacterial Attenuation and its Link to Innate Oncolytic Potential
Although bacteria have been mainly recognized as disease causing agents, there are abundant scientific evidences that bacterial pathogenicity is not the major biological function of bacteria.
Mars, a Testament to Catastrophe
The unlikely geographic relationship between these gigantic features suggests a cause and effect relationship between them. This implies a global Martian catastrophe comparable to the Genesis Flood.
An Apology and Unification Theory for the Reconciliation of Physical Matter and Metaphysical Cognizance
Because one is tangible and the other intangible, the physical and metaphysical are generally treated separately. But this dichotomy is illogical.
Microbes and the Days of Creation
The world of germs and microbes has received much attention in recent years. But where do microbes fit into the creation account?
The topic of Creationism on Answers Research Journal
Creationism, broadly speaking, is the belief that God created the universe out of nothing. Creation happened when God created the world, while “creationism” is the belief in such an event. Biblical creationism, also known as “young-earth creationism,” is the belief that the world was created in six ordinary days around six thousand years ago (Genesis 1; Exodus 20:11). Biblical creationism also usually entails the belief that Noah’s Flood was global in extent. This was the dominant and traditional position of the church for the first nineteen centuries of church history until Darwin’s theory of evolution gained acceptance in the broader culture and church. Credentialed scientists who hold to biblical creationism are sometimes referred to as creation scientists or maliciously as “pseudo-scientists.”
Biblical creationism maintains the Bible as God’s inspired Word (2 Timothy 3:16–17). These autographs are inerrant in whatever subject they address. Creationism also entails the goal to understand the author’s intended meaning of a text for the original audience, a hermeneutic method sometimes referred to as historical-grammatical interpretation. This is not necessarily a “literal” interpretation but rather an attempt to pay attention to the plain meaning of a biblical passage—interpreting historical narrative as historical narrative, poetry as poetry, and so on.
In addition, biblical creationism is particularly interested in the creation vs. evolution debate. Creationism affirms that God specially created animals and mankind during a literal Creation Week. In creationism, neither the various living kinds of animals, plants, etc. nor mankind were products of biological evolution. Instead, God made all living things about six thousand years ago according to Genesis and other supporting passages in the Bible.
The aim of the research papers in Answers Research Journal (ARJ) is to consider biblical creationism topics from the starting point of a recent creation within the biblical framework. These professional, peer-reviewed papers address issues related to creation, creationism, and how biblical understanding relates to other areas of science. This journal considers creationism in the light of natural selection, evolutionary creation, theistic evolution, biblical interpretation, cosmology, the age of the earth, the fossil record, the uniqueness of man, and other areas within a biblical framework.