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Andrew A. Snelling, B.Sc.(Hons), Ph.D.
Answers in Genesis USA
Dr. Andrew Snelling, one of the world’s most respected creation scientists specializing in geological studies, joined Answers in Genesis in 2007 as the organization’s new director of research, and also as a speaker for layperson and technical audiences. The addition of Dr. Snelling has further confirmed AiG’s effort to meet the highest standards in its research in creation studies.
Dr. Snelling, who spent considerable time serving as a consultant in developing the AiG Creation Museum’s large flood-geology room, becomes AiG’s first full-time Ph.D. in the field of geology. Dr. Snelling earned his PhD degree in geology from the University of Sydney in Australia.
Dr. Snelling has extensive experience working in the mining industry in Australia. One of his main areas of research has been the study of methods used in dating rocks, a key area of research for groups like AiG, which are convinced of a young age for the earth. Snelling’s research, for example, has shown different radioisotope dates on the same rock samples. In addition, Dr. Snelling’s research has indicated that radioactive decay rates must not have been constant in the past, citing the halos in rock crystals, which clearly show radioactive decay was accelerated in the past.
Dr. Snelling’s research has demonstrated that a global flood more than 4,300 years ago explains most rock layers and fossil deposits found around the world. Building from this foundation, Dr. Snelling has made predictions as to what should be found if a catastrophic global flood actually happened (e.g., the existence of extensive rock layers).
Andrew A. Snelling, B.Sc.(Hons), Ph.D. (Geology) was for many years Geologist, Senior Research Scientist and Editor of the CEN Technical Journal (now Journal of Creation) at Creation Science Foundation (now Creation Ministries International), Brisbane, Australia. He still lives in Brisbane, but from 1998 worked for the Institute for Creation Research, USA, where he was an Associate Professor of Geology. Since 2007 he has been working for Answers in Genesis USA as Director of Research.
Andrew completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Geology with First Class Honours at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, and graduated a Doctor of Philosophy (in geology) at The University of Sydney, for his thesis entitled A geochemical study of the Koongarra uranium deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Between studies and since, Andrew worked for six years in the exploration and mining industries in Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory variously as a field, mine and research geologist. Full-time with the Australian creation ministry from 1983 to 1998, he was during this time also called upon as a geological consultant to the Koongarra uranium project (1983–1992).