Core Academy of Science

exploring the hardest problems in creation

 Core Academy of Science nurtures the next generation of faithful, Christ-like creation researchers to explore the hardest problems in creation.  Are you a student interested in creation research as a career?  Core Academy is for you!

Creation Events

We invite you to enjoy one of our premier getaway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.   Our retreats challenge the mind and refresh the soul.


Research Internships

Students, are you interested in a career as a researcher or college professor?  Learn about creation and gain valuable experience in an internship.


Education & Lectures

Discover our educational resources for high school and college, or hear one of our special lectures on topics related to creationism.


Library & Archives

Uncover the history of Christian thought on creation and evolution with our special resources.  Visit our library or search online.


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Looking ahead to Africa

  Sometimes God moves in surprising ways. Our mission at Core Academy is to nurture the next generation of faithful, Christ-like creation researchers to explore the hardest problems in creation. […]

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Discover the origins of humanity this fall in St. Louis!

Have you ever wondered about the geology of the Garden of Eden? Or wanted to know more about Adam’s descendants through the human fossil record? This workshop is something you’re[…]

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The Hardest Problems in Creation

Core Academy of Science encourages young Christian scholars to explore the hardest problems in creation. Engineers sometimes classify problems as easy, hard, and impossible. Easy problems are trivial because they can be solved merely by applying known principles. Impossible problems cannot be solved no matter how hard we try. Hard problems are the problems in between that require the most work but yield the greatest rewards. Sometimes hard problems are accumulations of many easy problems, and sometimes they turn out to be impossible. When a hard problem is solved, though, it is widely celebrated.

For Christians and especially young-age creationists, understanding creation has many “hard problems.” Evidences of the great age of the universe and earth can be difficult to explain. Likewise with evidences of evolution. Creationists reject the conventional explanations that involve millions of years and humans evolving from animals, but alternative explanations that satisfy our scientific curiosity and our desire to remain true to the revealed Word of God are much rarer and not widely accepted. It is much easier to focus on the detection of error rather than the more difficult discovery of truth….

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Contact Information: Dr. Todd C. Wood Core Academy of Science 345 California Avenue P.O. Box 1076 Dayton, TN 37321 Website: Email: Phone: +1(423) 428-7811

Who is Dr. Todd Wood?

Dr. Wood is a creation scientist and active researcher with multiple published works. His heart is to encourage and mentor the next generation who desire to answer the hard questions surrounding creation.


Dr. Wood has a BS in Biology from Liberty University in Virginia (1994) and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, 1999).

Creation Events

Challenge your mind and refresh your spirit at one of our creation events.  Spend the weekend with friendly people, curious scholars, and passionate teachers.  Learn what it’s like to explore the hardest questions in creation.

Smoky Mountain Creation Retreat

February 21-23, 2020 Spend time with colleagues tackling the hardest questions while relaxing in the Smoky mountains of Pigeon Forge, TN.

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Roger W. Sanders Memorial Scholarship

The Sanders Scholarship is targeted to support students and professors working on their own independent research projects. Our goal is to provide the financial resources to help even more professors carry on Dr. Sanders’s work of mentoring the next generation.

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Our Team

Together, the Core Academy team has forty years of experience in creation research, twenty years in education, and nearly sixty scientific research publications.  We have the expertise and know-how to guide you to an exciting career as a research scholar.

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