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Research Projects

Logos Research Associates facilitates the formation of teams of scientific experts and the funding of innovative scientific research that is not being conducted anywhere else. We are also committed to sharing the result of these research projects through our video broadcasts and the outreach of our Associates and Ambassadors. 

LogosRA provides a unique opportunity to directly donate to projects that believers understand to be important to the advancement of creation science research and to further the Kingdom of God. Donating directly to projects helps close the funding gap of existing projects or provides initiation of additional research in newly discovered areas. Creation scientists typically don’t receive conventional grants, and it can be difficult for these scientists to get their research funded.

When you give a tax-deductible gift to LogosRA, you directly support the advancement of creation science. Every gift makes a difference. Explore our current research project summaries below and donate now to your favorite! 

Besides donating securely online or by mailing a check to the address below, gifts of stocks, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from traditional IRAs, Donor-Advised Funds or adding LogosRA to your will are tax-savvy ways to support our mission. Need more information? Contact us at logosresearchassociates@gmail.com.

GENERAL FUND

Provides funding for all organizational operations.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship grants for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing technical degrees to advance creation research in the physical, earth and life sciences or other related fields. These scholarships will help train up the next generation of Christian scholars in the truths of Genesis.

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DYNAMIC TOPOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA DURING THE FLOOD

This research initiative will apply the 3D spherical geometry Terra program to investigate the surface height dynamics (dynamic topography) associated with the rapid plate tectonics of the Flood.  

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MEASUREMENT OF RADIOCARBON LEVELS IN NATURAL DIAMONDS

The goal of this research initiative is to measure accurately the radiocarbon levels in 21 research diamonds from several different mines and alluvial settings in Africa. We expect the results from these analyses to match the astonishing findings of the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) project, published in 2005, that documented C-14 levels above the instrument background in the majority of the diamonds tested.

MEASUREMENT OF HELIUM DIFFUSION IN ZIRCON AT LOW TEMPERATURES 

The most powerful line of experimental evidence supporting the RATE conclusion that billions of years of accelerated nuclear decay occurred during extremely brief episodes in the earth’s past involved the careful measurement of the helium diffusion rate in zircon crystals extracted from drill core from granitic basement rock in northern New Mexico.  Because the implications of this finding are so profound, there is obvious motivation to confirm it for other rock formations.  Additional zircon  crystals have been isolated from different rock samples and are ready to have the helium diffusion rates measured in this project.

SANDSTONE DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

Significant geologic work has been accomplished on the cross-bedded Coconino Sandstone that compiles data for the marine origin rather than the aeolian origin of this formation. This data includes outcrop observations, microscopic thin section study (presence of mica, angular K-feldspars, dolomite, angular sand grains, and poor sorting), paleocurrent directions, paleontology, zircon crystal provenance, parabolic recumbent folds, and cross bed angles. Additionally, hydraulic flume experiments in the laboratory have studied the development of sand bedforms. This project will focus on similar field, laboratory and office research studies for other cross-bedded sandstones in the Western US and expand our understanding of their depositional environments.

PRE-FLOOD AND POST-FLOOD BOUNDARY INVESTIGATIONS

The pre-flood and post-flood boundaries are an important topic for a variety of reasons such as an accurate flood chronology, post-flood environments for humans and animals recolonizing the world, and post-flood animal diversification. Generally, creation scientists believe the post-flood boundary is either near the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) or the Neogene/Quaternary (N/Q) boundaries. Our research team members bring expertise in K/Pg and N/Q post-flood boundary interpretations, boundary criteria, geomorphology, catastrophic plate tectonics and biostratigraphy. These research projects will overlay different data sets and attempt to resolve the conflicts through field/office research and move the many different interpretations toward a more comprehensive consensus of the flood boundaries.

PALEOZOIC DEEP CELL PROJECT

This ongoing research has primarily focused on the discovery of soft tissue structures in vertebrate fossils that are geologically far older than the dinosaurs.  Continuation would include fossils from the Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian.  This project would represent the earliest known vertebrates found in the fossil record.  At face value this would seem absurd as the earliest fossils would be so old that no organic bio-structures could possibly have survived.  Animals from the Paleozoic would have been alive long before the North American Continent even existed.  However, if most of the fossil deposition occurred during the Great Flood then it should be possible to uncover evidence of unexpected preservation.  Studying the early fossils at the cell level should answer several important questions. 

Please make your check payable to Logos Research Associates and mail to:

Logos Research Associates

PO Box 1701

Port Salerno, FL 34992

Logos Research Associates is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our tax ID # is 26-3702038. All gifts are tax-deductible within the United States. Funding decisions are at the discretion of the LogosRA Board.

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