A/Prof John Hartnett

Dr John G. Hartnett received both his B.Sc. (hons) and his Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia. He has now retired but remains an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, developing ultra-stable clocks. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He writes topical articles on biblical creationist science, particular on astronomy and cosmology. He maintains his own blog BibleScienceForum.com.

John is an effective communicator on the relevance of creation and the Bible and has developed cosmological models to explain the creation of ’the heavens’ during creation week. These models also seek to explain the question of how we can see distant starlight from sources that are millions of light-years away, in a young universe, which the Bible infers is only 6,000 years old. He has co-authored the book Dismantling the Big Bang that reveals the scientific and philosophical weaknesses at the core of big-bang thinking. It shows that the cosmological evidence points to a biblical view of history. John’s most recent book, Starlight, Time and the New Physics, is a bold new answer to the distant starlight issue.


John speaks part-time for Creation Ministries International, and has contributed to the Journal of Creation (formerly TJ).

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