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New Nutty Nuclear Creationist

Postby Brian Jordan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:57 am

South African nuclear physicist is biblical literalist and creationist. He also seems to be a bit of a minor polymath - but spot the odd one out
Dr. Brandon van der Ventel is a nuclear physicist with a Ph.D. from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University, where he currently teaches theoretical nuclear physics. Van der Ventel’s specialties include biological systems, physics education, and computational physics.
None of this leaves him in any doubt about the errancy of evolutionary theory
In an interview with Christian News Network, van der Ventel explained why—as a physicist—he firmly believes the literal, historical interpretation of the Bible’s creation account. The theory of evolution, he explained, is scientifically unsubstantiated.

“The final arbiter of any theory must be based on the strength of its description of physical reality,” he said. “It is in this respect that the theory of evolution fails dismally.”

Not only is the second law of thermodynamics “a powerful argument against chemical evolution,” van der Ventel stated, but the very dating methods evolutionists cite are mostly supported by assumptions—not physics.

“Physics can also play a role when it comes to the sticky question of dating certain objects,” he noted. “It is important to understand that dinosaur bones, for example, are not found with a time stamp attached to them. Every publicized age is based on certain assumptions and conflicting radioactive dates are commonplace.”

On the contrary, the Bible’s creation account logically explains both physical reality and the nature of God, van der Ventel said.
http://christiannews.net/2015/08/03/nuclear-physicist-declares-science-will-never-contradict-the-bible/
BTW an awful cynic on the freethinker.org.uk site suggested he might be angling for a job at a US religous university :-)
http://freethinker.co.uk/2015/08/10/nuclear-physicist-is-a-hard-core-creationist/If you must, you can also read a fawning article by Sarfati on the CMI site http://creation.com/brandon-vd-interview
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