ICR Research at a Glance

Investigating the science that confirms biblical creation

CET/Biological Design

Engineered Biological Design: developing an engineering-based model called continuous environmental tracking (CET) that emphasizes the incredible problem-solving abilities Christ designed into living creatures. It applies engineering principles to reveal how organisms successfully relate with their environments and with other organisms.

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Human Genome Project: disproving the myth that humans and chimps have 98% identical DNA

Chimp Genome Project: reconstructing the chimp genome without evolutionary assumptions


Refuting Milankovitch Project: exposing circular and inconsistent reasoning in secular methodologies

Pre-Flood Climate Project: reconstructing antediluvianconditions to confirm creation

Fossil Feathers Convey Color


Dinosaur Proteins Project: characterizing the nature and extent of short-lived fossil biomaterials like intact vertebrate proteins and elements such as radiocarbon found inside dinosaur and other ancient bones


Column Project: analyzing rock layers globally to reconstruct the stages of the Genesis Flood and explain why certain fossils are found only in certain areas, and to determine the approximate topography of the pre-Flood world

Keep Up to Date on ICR Research

Scientific research sometimes leads to unexpected but exciting conclusions. Stay abreast of ICR’s research results with updates on how our four sub-projects are progressing.

Meet the ICR Science Team

Who are the scientists engaged in ICR’s mission to conduct quality scientific research within the realms of origins and earth history? Meet the team of individuals who are applying their training and expertise to questions that impact our understanding of the Genesis account of creation, the Flood, and beyond.

Read the bios of the ICR Science Team.

A Legacy of Creation Science Research

For over 50 years, ICR has been the leader in scientific research from a biblical perspective, conducting innovative laboratory and field research in the major disciplines of science, as well as in ancient biblical studies. The institute’s mission has been to advance quality research that impacts our understanding of the creation model as described in Genesis.

Since ICR’s founding by Dr. Henry Morris in 1970, ICR scientists have endeavored to utilize their research to demonstrate the evidence for creation as understood in Scripture, with the ultimate goal of magnifying the Creator.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)

Learn more about the history of ICR.

Past ICR Research Projects


Distant Starlight Project: answering the question of how starlight can arrive within the biblical time frame

Intergalactic Structures Project: analyzing SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) data for patterns that challenge Big Bang assumptions


Radiometric Dating Project: exposing the errors in secular dating methods to negate deep time

Accelerated Decay Project: analyzing the conditions under which decay can be accelerated

Isotope Project: analyzing samples for intermediate half-life elements to refute deep time

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