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Danny Faulkner received his Ph. D. in astronomy from Indiana University, and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Since 2013, he has been the astronomer at Answers in Genesis. Dr. Faulkner serves on the board of directors of the Creation Research Society, and he is the editor of the Creation Research Society Quarterly. He has published four books on creation and astronomy, as well as numerous articles in the creation literature.
It has been nearly twenty years since the previous review of the state of creation astronomy. Since then, much progress has occurred in developing a creation model of astronomy, and some of the recommendations of that earlier review have been carried out. Both the number of papers on astronomical topics published in the creation literature and their depth of coverage have increased tremendously. There has been less concern with criticism of evolutionary ideas as creationists have begun to develop their own models of astronomy. While emphasis on indicators of recent origin is not as great as it used to be, that continues to be a topic of discussion. The number of proposed solutions to the light travel time problem has doubled. New cosmologies have appeared. We have debated the interpretation of craters within the framework of six-day recent creation. The discovery of many extrasolar planets has shed light both on the difficulty of the naturalistic origin of planetary systems and the uniqueness of earth. Creationists are divided on the existence of dark matter and the cause of cosmological redshifts. I offer recommendations for future study.
Astrophysics and Astronomy
Light travel time problem, cosmology, redshifts, quantized redshifts, dark matter, craters, extrasolar planets
Faulkner, D.R. 2018. The current state of Creation Astronomy II. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, ed. J.H. Whitmore, pp. 36–45. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship.