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There are a number of Creation scientists involved in the study of chemistry. One of the founding fathers of chemistry was creationist Robert Boyle to whom Modern chemistry owes enormous gratitude for his work, writings and research. Boyle loved God’s truth, which helped him see the grand errors of alchemical theory that were hindering the development of what is now scientific chemistry.
Radiometric dating utilizes the decay rates of certain radioactive atoms to date rocks or artifacts. Uniformitarian geologists consider this form of dating strong evidence that the Earth is billions of years old. But new research by creationists has revealed a large number of problems with radiometric dating. In some cases such as Carbon-14 dating, radioactive dating actually gives strong evidence for a young Earth. Other methods such as Potassium-argon dating and Isochron dating are based on faulty assumptions and so unreliable as to be useless.
Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was a devout Bible-believing Christian who is considered to be the father of modern chemistry. He was born in County Waterford in Ireland on January 25, 1627. In Boyle's day, alchemy was more popular than true chemistry, being a medieval chemical philosophy looking to change common metals into gold, find a panacea (something that can cure every illness), and make an elixir that gave long life and everlasting youth. Chemistry is more the study of what substances are made of and their properties.
Although Robert Boyle believed in the possibility of the transmutation of metals, he made great contributions towards science, and through his work he advocated the scientific experimental method.
An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that, in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle. - Francis Crick (Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine), Life Itself, Its Origin and Nature (1981), p. 88.
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- A cool solution to waste disposal A group of physicists in Germany claims to have discovered a way of speeding up radioactive decay that could render nuclear waste harmless on timescales of just a few tens of years. Physicsweb. July 31, 2006