After becoming a Christian he quickly realized that the ‘millions of years’ interpretation, so common in geology, was not compatible with Genesis. ‘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.’
According to Dr. Silvestru, radioactive dating is wrong; he is "now convinced of six-day, literal, recent, Genesis creation" and that "currently prominent creationist modeling of the post-Flood Ice Age is an important tool in understanding the karst in a young-earth framework".
- Given exceptional conditions (e.g. the Genesis Flood) geological processes that take an extremely long time today can be unimaginably accelerated.
- 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.’"
To wrap it up, a little piece of blatant misinformation. Asked if he
experienced any ridicule or persecution because of his strong stand on Genesis creation
, I guess back in Romania, Dr. Silvestru says:
"Not really, for two main reasons. First, after so many years of almost compulsory atheism/evolutionism, most people welcome biblical creationism as a breath of fresh air. Second, God has granted me a professional status that practically bars any attempt to ridicule my creationist convictions."
It is true that religion has gained quite some ground since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe; but I don't think that you can make a blanket statement like "most people welcome biblical creationsim as a breath of fresh air". In fact, most of the people I know, even those who are much more sympathetic toward religion then I am, would definitely not consider bibilical creationism a breath of fresh air.
Regarding his "professional status that practically bars any attempt to ridicule" his creationist convictions - well, here is one.
It is also true that they are ridiculous enough by themselves.