AIG’s author is Danny Faulkner. Here’s their biographical information about him. They say he taught physics and astronomy until he joined AIG. His undergraduate degree is from Bob Jones University. His article is an excellent illustration of what we call the Creationist Scientific Method:
Danny has written this sort of thing before, for example, AIG: Spiral Galaxies Prove a Young Universe. A few excerpts from his new article should be sufficient. The bold font was added by us:
On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, NASA released the first close images of Pluto recently taken by the New Horizons space probe. What the photos revealed was a shock to conventional uniformitarian scientists who believe in a 4.5-billion-year-old solar system.
The scientists were shocked — shocked! What did they find? Danny tells us:
Over the past half century, planetary scientists have become accustomed to finding many impact craters on the surfaces of bodies in the solar system. However, from the preliminary photos of Pluto’s surface, these scientists have found far fewer craters than they expected. Earlier wide-field views of half of Pluto’s surface seem to indicate a few craters, but the first close-up region examined appeared to have no craters.
No craters? Egad! Let’s read on:
Craters appear to be the results of collisions with smaller bodies. Most scientists think that the solar system formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago, so they interpret craters in terms of their accumulation during that time.
Danny goes on at length discussing craters. We’ll skip that until we come to this:
With the exception of Io, every surface on solar system bodies that we had examined, planets, their satellites, asteroids, and even comets, appear to have impact craters, suggesting to most planetary scientists that they all have great age.
We don’t know why Danny bothered to mention that, because then he ignores it as he focuses only on Pluto:
Compounding this problem for a 4.5-billion-year age for the solar system is the fact that Pluto is located in a particularly crowded part of the solar system. Pluto orbits the sun in a region with many other large objects that are too small to be planets and are also orbiting the sun. … Therefore, Pluto ought to be undergoing impacts today at a higher rate than most other objects in other portions of the solar system.
Now we’ll skip to the end:
We may yet find a few craters on Pluto’s surface, but those would be inconsequential to the conclusions that we can draw. It is very clear that Pluto is young, far younger than the billions of years generally assumed.
Uh, not quite. It’s surface appears young, but there are a few possible explanations for that. This is the last of it:
While this is unexpected and hence unexplainable for evolutionists, this is something that we might expect if the universe is only thousands of years old as the Bible indicates. The preliminary results from the New Horizons space probe are good news indeed for the recent creation model.
Yes, Pluto is good news for creationists. The rest of the solar system — and the universe — is bad news, but they don’t want you to think about that.
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