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Emil Silvestru

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Emil Silvestru is a Young earth creationist geologist (with an actual PhD from ‘Babeş-Bolyai’ University[1]) and karstologistWikipedia's W.svg. He appears to be creationism's only karstologist, in fact.[2]


Silvestru was employed by Answers in Genesis,[3][4] and stayed on the Creation Ministries International side during the split. Silvestru is a signatory of Creation Ministries International's list of scientists alive today who accept the biblical account of creation and participated in their movie The Voyage that Shook the World.[5] Silvestru is a "Seminar Lecturer" at CMI Canada, writes for the Journal of Creation and Creation Magazine, and has produced several DVDs.[1]


Silvestru has written for the existence of the Roraima pollen paradox, which supposedly proves the existence of a young Earth, and against the validity of radiometric dating, which actually proves the existence of an old Earth.


Creation Ministries International writes of Silvestru's transition to creationism:[6]

‘Once I became a Christian,’ Emil says, ‘I knew I had to "tune up" my scientific knowledge with the Scriptures.’ [....] Although philosophically and ethically I accepted a literal Genesis from my conversion, at first I was unable to match it with my “technical” side.

E-mail discussions with qualified creationist geologists, creationist books, Creation magazine and especially the TJ helped him realise what he calls two ‘essential things’:

1: Given exceptional conditions (e.g. the Genesis Flood) geological processes that take an extremely long time today can be unimaginably accelerated.

2: The Genesis Flood was global, not regional.

‘These factors were immensely important in my conversion and my Christian life. I am now convinced of six-day, literal, recent, Genesis creation. That doesn't mean that there are not still some unanswered problems, but researching such issues is what being a scientist is all about.’"

It's interesting how someone can "ethically" accept a literal Genesis and then become convinced of its scientific truth.

In Carl Wieland's interview of Silvestru, Silvestru wrote that:[7]

Silvestru writes of a time when he "was wading through a narrow gorge" and "massive boulders began falling":[7]

PWith the walls less than 4 m [13 feet] apart, and me waist deep in water, there was very little chance I would survive. Yet, it happened. All this made me understand that it was unfair to attribute my survival to my good reflexes … as a scientist I had to accept that “somebody upstairs” loved me. I started attending my wife’s church regularly, and on one apparently ordinary evening in church, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior.

Indeed, scientists routinely accept supernatural guidance for their successes.

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Silvestru is also a global warming denier.[8]

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