Friday, February 21, 2014

Astronomy, the Big Bang and Comets - Dr. Danny Faulkner with Mike Riddle

Astronomy and the Big Bang

In this session Mike interviews Dr. Danny Faulkner (Ph.D. Astronomy) from Answers in Genesis. Dr. Faulkner answers many questions that Christians need to understand about the Big Bang which includes: "Is the Big Bang compatible with the Bible?", "How scientific is the Big Bang?", "What are some of the major problems with the Big Bang?", and why we should start with the Bible, which has never changed, as our authority.

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Astronomy and Comets

In this video Danny Faulkner (Ph.D. Astronomy) answers the following questions. 
  • What are comets?
  • What makes up a comet?
  • How do comets differ from meteors?
  • How fast do comets travel?
  • Why are comets good evidence for a young earth and solar system?
Dr. Faulkner concludes by addressing the issue of star formation and why stars do not form by naturalistic processes.

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Danny R. Faulkner
Professor of Astronomy (United States)

Dr. Danny R. Faulkner has a B.S. (Math), M.S. (Physics), M.A. and PhD (Astronomy, Indiana University). For over 25 years he was on the faculty of the University of South Carolina Lancaster, where he taught physics and astronomy. He was Chair of its Division of Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health (2009–2012). Dr. Faulkner retired as a full professor and now holds the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. In January, 2013 he joined Answers in Genesis and its Creation Museum full time. He has published more than a hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals. So far, Dr. Faulkner has published one book, Universe by Design.


  • B.S., Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, 1976
  • M.S., Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 1979
  • M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1983
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1989


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