Dr Robert W. Carter
Speaker/senior scientist, Creation Ministries International (USA)
- 2003 University of Miami, Ph.D. Marine Biology
- 1992 Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Applied Biology
- Between my undergraduate and graduate work, I spent four years teaching high school science at a large college-prep school in NW Georgia. In addition to my teaching load (including AP biology, chemistry, physics, and electronics), I spent the winter months coaching the swimming and diving teams and the summer months running the outdoor high adventure program.
- In 1996, I was awarded the three-year Maytag doctoral fellowship by the University of Miami. When that expired, I received a one-year fellowship from the Institute for Marine Science. While working on my PhD, I designed and performed many experiments in marine ecology and genetic engineering and helped to develop new protocols for the rapid cloning of fluorescent protein genes. The green and red fluorescent proteins my coworker and I cloned from hard and soft corals were used to create transgenic zebrafish. We patented one of these protein genes and licensed it to Promega, Inc. under the trade name ‘Monster Green’.
- From 2001-2004, I helped design and build an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals at UM’s Experimental Fish Hatchery. During these years I also performed over 500 research dives on the shallow coral reefs of the Florida Keys and Bahamas. Many of these were done at night to study the mass coral spawning episodes that happen at specific times during the warm summers.
- I spent two years after obtaining my PhD working for an engineering company, mainly focused on impact mitigation for the Key West Harbor dredging project (since the channel runs right through the coral reef).
- Upon leaving Miami, I was hired by the Institute for Creation Research to help on their GENE project. While there, I wrote computer programs to analyze human genetic data and managed to get one publication on this work into the secular literature.
- In 2006, I was hired by Creation Ministries International as a scientist, speaker, and writer.
Secular Publications and Patents
- Carter RW, Sanford, JC (2012) A new look at an old virus: mutation accumulation in the human H1N1 influenza virus since 1918. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 9:42 | doi:10.1186/1742-4682-9-42.
- Carter RW (2007) Mitochondrial diversity within modern human populations. Nucleic Acids Research 35(9):3039–3045.
- Gibbs PDL, Carter RW, and Schmale MC (2007) Fluorescent Proteins from Aquatic Species. US Patent #7,291,711.
- Carter RW, Schmale MS, and Gibbs PDL (2004) Cloning of anthozoan fluorescent protein genes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 138:259–270.
- Carter RW (2003) Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins. PhD Dissertation. University of Miami.
- Manica A, Carter RW (2000) Morphological and fluorescence analysis of the Montastraea annularis species complex in Florida. Marine Biology 137:899–906.
Creationist papers and articles
- Where was Eden? Part 1—examining pre-Flood geographical details in the biblical record
- Where was Eden? Part 2—geological considerations—examining pre-Flood geographical details in the biblical record
- Textual traditions and biblical chronology
- The biblical minimum and maximum age of the earth
- Reply to David Austin on The Biblical Minimum and Maximum Age of the Earth
- Is the Septuagint a superior text for the Genesis genealogies?
- How old was Cain when he killed Abel?
- Mary: the biblical woman behind the cultural legend
- Extensive mixing among Israelites and non-Israelites in biblical history (Journal of Creation 31(3):112–118, 2017)
- Extensive mixing among Israelites and non-Israelites in biblical history, reply to a letter from James Denning (Journal of Creation 32(2):58, 2018)
- The genetic history of the Israelite nation (Journal of Creation 32(1):114–129, 2018)
- Genetic entropy and human lifespans
- More evidence for the reality of genetic entropy
- Reply to Earl Rodd on on More Evidence for the Reality of Genetic Entropy
- Fitness and ‘Reductive Evolution’
- Mutations, and why you shouldn‘t marry your cousin
- Mutation accumulation rates are consistent with biblical creation
- Genetic Entropy and Simple Organisms
Human genetic history
- The Non-Mythical Adam and Eve! Refuting errors by Francis Collins and BioLogos
- Modelling biblical human population growth
- The genetic effects of the population bottleneck associated with the Genesis Flood
- Inbreeding and the origin of races
- The Neutral Model of evolution and recent African origins
- Could Adam and Eve have given rise to all the ‘races’?
- Y-chromosome Adam and Cambrian explosion
- Are women genetically superior to men?
- A gentle answer; and the latest on “mitochondrial Eve”
- Genetics questions answered
- Skin colour surprises
- Is ‘mitochondrial Eve’ consistent with the biblical Eve?
- The chimpanzee Y chromosome is radically different from human
- Blue eyes mutation (Creation 40(3):26–27, 2018)
- Effective population sizes and loss of diversity during the Flood bottleneck (Journal of Creation 32(2):124–127, 2018)
- Sanford, J. and Carter, R., In light of genetics … Adam, Eve, and the creation/fall, Christian Apologetics Journal 12:51–98, 2014.
- The ‘Eve’ Mitochondrial Consensus Sequence (6th International Conference on Creationism, 2008)
- Adam and Eve, designed diversity, and allele frequencies (8th International Conference on Creationism, 2018)
- An overview of the independent histories of the human Y chromosome and the human mitochondrial chromosome (8th International Conference on Creationism, 2018)
Genetic design and information
- Barcodes, unclean animals, and skeletal mutations
- The four dimensional human genome defies naturalistic explanations
- Splicing and dicing the human genome: Scientists begin to unravel the splicing code
- Can mutations create new information?
- The slow, painful death of junk DNA
- CMI scientific blunder?
- Genetics questions answered
- Can biologically active sequences come from random DNA? (Journal of Creation 31(3):82–89, 2017)
Cloning and genetic engineering
- Human Cloning?
- Mammoth clones coming to a zoo near you
- Gene editing babies? A dangerous, pointless experiment
- Human/animal hybrids?
- Are Neandertals pre-Flood people?
- The Neandertal mitochondrial genome does not support evolution
- Taking a crack at the Neandertal mitochondrial genome
- Neandertal genome like ours (There may be Neandertals at your next family reunion!)
- The Painted Neandertal: Ancient cosmetics are upsetting evolutionary stories
- Coral: The animal that acts like a plant, but is an active predator, and makes its own rocks for a house
- ‘Ancient’ coral growth layers
- Reply to Daniel Jackson on ‘Ancient’ coral growth layers: yearly or monthly?
Apologetics, how to think
- How to think (not what to think)
- Why CMI rejects ‘conspiracy’ theory
- Emulating the mind of Christ in an age of misinformation
- Slaying yesterday’s dragons
- Five concise responses to atheistic arguments
- Time: The Great Enabler
- CMI ministers in the Caribbean
- Which of the physical sciences does CMI believe in?
- We are less than dust (Creation 40(3):24–25, 2018)
Refuting fallacious thinking and bad science
- Why the Universe does not revolve around the Earth: Refuting absolute geocentrism
- Refuting geocentrism response
- Refuting flat earth nonsense
- A direct test of the flat earth model: flight times
- Total eclipse of the brain
- Silicon based bugs: Scientists discover the first silicon-based life forms … in their imagination!
- The weird and wonderfully-designed sawfish
- Platypus thumbs its nose (or bill) at evolutionary scientists
Darwin and Darwinism
- Do these skulls prove common ancestry between apes and humans?
- Darwin’s Lamarckism vindicated?
- Darwin’s dying legacy
- NCSE Gives ‘Favorable’ Review of The Voyage the Shook the World
- Genetics and geographical distribution
Interviews (both by and of Dr Carter)
- NASA scientist comes face to face with his Creator (Interview of rocket scientist Dr Henry Richter)
- From Atheism to Christ (Interview of molecular biologist Dr Yingguang Liu)
- Geneticist praises the Creator (Interview of ICR scientistDr Jeffrey Tomkins)
- Aerospace Engineer professes creation (Interview of Dr Dewey Hodges)
- Corals, genes and creation (Interview of Dr Carter)
- Evolutions’ Achilles’ Heels: A unique new book and DVD expose evolution’s fatal flaws (Interview of Dr Carter and Gary Bates)
- Reading evolution into the scriptures (review of Adam and the Genome: Reading scripture after genetic science, by Dennis R. Venema and Scot McKnight)
- Finally setting the record straight—Christian views on the historicity of Adam through the ages (review of The Quest for the Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics, and Human Origins by William VanDoodewaard)
- A troubling thesis—Nicholas Wade pushes an old view of the origin of races (review of A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, by Nicholas Wade)