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Creation's Tiny Mystery
Appendix: Radiohalos in a Radiochronological and Cosmological Perspective

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Radiohalos in a Radiochronological
and Cosmological Perspective

Robert V. Gentry*
Columbia Union College
Takoma Park, Maryland 20012

If the earth was created, it is axiomatic that created (primordial) rocks must now exist on the earth, and if there was a Flood there must now exist sedimentary rocks and other evidences of that event. But, if the general uniformitarian principle is correct, the universe evolved to its present state only by the unvarying action of known physical laws and all natural phenomena must fit into the evolutionary mosaic. If this fundamental principle is wrong, all the pieces in the evolutionary mosaic become unglued. Evidence that something is drastically wrong comes from the fact that this basic evolutionary premise has failed to provide a verifiable explanation for the widespread occurrence of Po halos in Precambrian granites, a phenomena which I suggest are in situ evidences that those rocks were created almost instantaneously in accord with Psalm 33:6,9: "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." I have challenged my colleagues to synthesize a piece of granite with 218Po halos as a means of falsifying this interpretation, but have not received a response. It is logical that this synthesis should be possible if the uniformitarian principle is true. Underdeveloped U halos in coalified wood having high U/Pb ratios are cited evidences for a Flood-related recent (within the past few thousand years) emplacement of geological formations thought to be more than 100,000,000 years old. Results of differential He analyses of zircons taken from deep granite cores are evidence for a recently created, several-thousand-year-age of the earth. A creation model with three singularities, involving events beyond explanation by known physical laws, is proposed to account for these evidences. The first singularity is the ex nihilo creation of our galaxy nearly 6000 years ago. Finally, a new model for the structure of the universe is proposed based on the idea that all galaxies, including the Milky Way, are revolving about the Center of the universe, which from Psalm 103:19 I equate with the fixed location of God's throne. This model requires an absolute reference frame in the universe whereas modern Big Bang cosmology mandates there is no Center (the Cosmological Principle) and no absolute reference frame (the theory of relativity). The motion of the solar system through the cosmic microwave radiation is cited as unequivocal evidence for the existence of an absolute reference frame.

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Figure 1. The scale for all photomicrographs is 1 cm = 25.0 μm, except for (h') and (r'), which are enlargements of (h) and (r).

(a) Schematic drawing of 238U halo with radii proportional to ranges of alpha particles in air.

(b) Schematic of 210Po halo.

[(c) Schematic of 214Po halo.

(d) Schematic of 218Po halo.]

(e) Coloration band formed in mica by 7.7-Mev 4He ions. Arrow shows direction of beam penetration.

(f) A 238U halo in biotite formed by sequential α-decay of the 238U decay series.

(g) Embryonic 238U halo in fluorite with only two rings developed.

(h) Normally developed 238U halo in fluorite with nearly all rings visible.

(h') Same halo as in (h) but at higher magnification.

(i) Well-developed 238U halo in fluorite with slightly blurred rings.

(j) Overexposed 238U halo in fluorite, showing inner ring obliteration.

(k) Two overexposed 238U halos in fluorite, showing outer ring reversal effects.

[(l) More overexposed 238U halo in fluorite, showing outer ring reversal effects.]

(m) Second-stage reversal in a 238U halo in fluorite. The ring sizes are unrelated to 238U alpha particle ranges.

(n) Three 210Po halos of light, medium, and very dark coloration in biotite. Note the difference in radius.

(o) Three 210Po halos of varying degrees of coloration in fluorite.

(p) A 214Po halo in biotite.

(q) Two 218Po halos in biotite.

(r) Two 218Po halos in fluorite.

(r') Same halos as in (r) but at higher magnification.

(Reprinted from ref. (2) by permission of the AAAS.)

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