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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mysterious Radiohalos and the Genesis Flood

From my perspective, the geological mystery of radiohalos seems to have dropped by the wayside. These circles are tiny, and you need a microscope to see them. They baffled scientists for several years, until it was determined that they were caused by radioactive decay discoloring the rock.

Radiohalos are best explained by conditions during the Genesis Flood.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Alessandro Da Mommio (CC BY-SA 4.0)
When Dr. Robert Gentry published his work on polonium radiohalos as evidence for recent creation, secularists frantically tried to dismiss his work and preserve their uniformitarian views. Owlhoots will still dig up "refutations" and dismiss the subject, but the fact remains that radiohalos are a problem for secular dating methods, as shown by creation science research. The best explanation for their existence and their puzzling placement in the geologic column is the environment caused by the Genesis Flood.
Radiohalos result when enough charged particles, such as α particles (4He, helium-4 nuclei), are transmitted through a material to cause damage by displacing the molecular structure of the material along the path of the charged particles. Out of the common radioactive decay emissions, α particles have the highest linear energy transfer to any material they pass through, because they are larger, have a higher electrical charge, and are more massive. This means they cause more damage over a shorter distance in a given material than either beta (β) or gamma (γ) radiation.
To read this rather technical article in its entirety, click on "Radiohalos: Nature's Tiny Mysteries". There are several web articles available in the references section for those who have a notion to do more in-depth reading.

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