14-year-old publishes in science journal

(prepared in 2006, based on a 2003 item by Mike Matthews)

Among the avid readers of TJ [now Journal of Creation] is a 14-year-old high school freshman C.W. Nelson of Michigan, USA, who recently had a paper accepted.

Literally hundreds of scientists and experts all over the world have submitted papers to the Journal and regardless of an author's age or occupation, all get the same fair opportunity to be properly ‘peer reviewed’ by other experts in their field. And Warren's paper ‘made it’.

‘Population bottlenecks’ and the Flood

Warren's interesting and well-written paper was on the topic: ‘Does the recently mapped human genome offer evidence for population bottlenecks found in the Bible, such as Noah's Flood and the Tower of Babel?’

Despite his youth, Warren's article shows a substantial familiarity with the recent literature in the field of genetics. He understands the evolutionary arguments, and ev’aluates them skillfully from a creationist viewpoint.

Warren says his interest in creation/evolution began as a nine-year-old, when he attended a creation lecture. He says that after reading a lot of creation literature, ‘I discovered that true science supported the Bible, and that also, if you assume that the Bible's history is right, then all of the evidence we observe today fits perfectly with that framework-like the genetic evidence discussed in my [Journal of Creation] article. And this is especially significant because the Bible predicts its existence, while evolution requires the invention of theories to explain it. Evolution really is quite malleable and can be shaped to fit almost any evidence. It is often said that theories should be tested by their predictions. Well, the Bible certainly passes that test!’

Warren is a delightfully humble 14-year-old, a straight A student with some big dreams for the future. He says, ‘I would love to get a Ph.D. in some field within molecular biology-perhaps biochemistry, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics or something of that nature. What's for sure is that it is my dream to teach science, at either the high school or college level. I'd also like to do some laboratory research, possibly in the field of chemical evolution or some autoimmune diseases.’

Warren's three-page article appeared in June 2003, and you can read it right here on this website-it's called ‘Genetics and Biblical Demographic Events’.

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Published: 20 February 2006