Creation Science and Impact Craters

Watch a video or glance through a picture book of the solar system, and you will see that many of the planets and moons show an abundance of impact craters. Secular cosmogonists have various hypotheses that fail to explain what is observed today, and creation scientists have their own hypotheses. Remember, scientists are not "neutral", they have their worldviews and presuppositions by which they operate.

Impact craters on surface of Saturn's moon Rhea, NASA / JPL
The article linked below has a creation scientist's perspective. He examined scientific papers regarding when the impacts occurred, probably during the fourth day of creation week. Creation scientists hold to their foundation in the Bible, but it is not just "GodDidIt" as many anti-creationists gleefully accuse. Rather, they want to know how God did it, and sometimes divine intervention is the best logical conclusion of the evidence ("We should hold to what Scripture reveals without compromise but yet not expect Scripture to explain all the details of how God created. This is why we can explore various possibilities logically and scientifically to see where they lead us). Like their secular counterparts, creationists will propose models and hypotheses, disagree, discuss and attempt to work things out. Wayne Spence, the author of this article, changed his own impact hypotheses after evaluating the work of other scientists. In addition, he contributes some questions and items for consideration. It is really quite interesting to see scientists work out theoretical science and theological stuff. Unlike the secularists, they are willing to be wrong and not as likely to simply assert poorly thought speculations as scientific conclusions.
The hypothesis that impact craters took place in the solar system on the fourth day of creation is evaluated. Both biblical and scientific aspects are considered. After seriously considering Faulkner’s proposal I am acknowledging the fourth day impacts hypothesis as a valid option for creationists. I am prepared to adjust my view of impact cratering to allow 1) for impacts before Noah’s Flood, 2) to allow for God protecting earth from impacts, and to allow 3) that God could have used impacts to form and shape solar system objects. Furthermore, this view has advantages over secular planetary science in explaining elemental abundances in the solar system.
To read the article, click on "Evaluating The Day Four Cratering Hypothesis".