Creation research is an ongoing and active field, with technical articles published regularly. There are many organizations that publish scientific creationist research, including:
- The Journal of Creation, published by Creation Ministries International
- Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism
- Answers Research Journal, published by Answers in Genesis
- The Institute for Creation Research
Creationists value and encourage peer review in their articles, as this helps to ensure integrity and quality in representing the data. Even though creation scientists do not always agree, it facilitates good debate which helps to strengthen creation models.
Recently, researchers have published many important papers that help push model-building forward. John Whitmore has spent decades studying the Coconino Sandstone and published “Lithostratigraphic Correlation of the Coconino Sandstone and a Global Survey of Permian ‘Eolian’ Sandstones: Implications for Flood Geology” in 2019. Todd Wood’s focus is in baraminology–specifically hominid baraminology. Recent papers of his include “A survey of Cenozoic mammal baramins.” Matthew McLain studies paleontology and dinosaurs, with a 2018 paper titled “Feathered dinosaurs reconsidered: New insights from baraminology and ethnotaxonomy.” In astronomy, Danny Faulkner summarized the recent status of creationism in this field in his article, “The current state of Creation Astronomy II.”
These are but a few of the many scientific papers published in the past few years in young-earth creation science. Not only is creationist research growing, but so is education. It is crucial that we continue to promote active research and encourage the next generation to do the same.
Curriculum and resources for kids K-12 have increased, as this need is recognized. The Core Academy of Science encourages young Christians to study creation and pursue excellence, as do many other organizations.
Cedarville University has been teaching young-earth creation in its science classes, including within the geology program which began in 2009. The Master’s University, in addition to their life science programs, just added geology and paleontology majors—all from a YEC perspective. Many other Christian universities are also teaching biblical creation.
There are undoubtedly “hard problems” in creationism, and we need more people to help explore these topics. Areas such as the Flood’s heat problem, biostratigraphy, biological similarity, Precambrian history, Pre-Pangaean plate tectonics, diversification mechanisms, distant starlight, and the growth of seemingly in-situ structures in the fossil record that appear to require the passage of time are all necessary to examine more closely. We need to be actively model-building and pursuing new ideas, as this is a fascinating world worth studying.