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Volume 37, Number 4
March, 2001
Abstracts


The Maximum-Power Stimulus Theory For Muscle

Joseph Mastropaolo, Ph.D.

The maximum-power stimulus theory was valid without exception or failure for a variety of sports on land, in the water and in the air, for a range of competencies from quadriplegics to elite athletes of both genders, and in age brackets from childhood to old age. It proved more potent and efficient than rival theories including hormonal stimulation, like anabolic steroids, and permitted achieving national or world ranking status in mere weeks whereas rival methods of training had failed for years. The theory simplified and unified maximal muscle performance and solved enigmas that go back 2500 years to the first Olympic Games.

There are links to physics and chemistry as well as physiological mechanisms known from biochemistry. The theory functions by the arousal from DNA of unmanifested muscle proteins that provide structural and functional advantages within 24 hours. It permitted mathematical modeling and predicted objectively, accurately and reliably. It illuminated allied theoretical questions like specificity of training, overtraining, and the limits of muscle performance. From the first series of successful experiments in 1967 identifying the hypothesis, there were numerous opportunities to discover exceptions or weaknesses or some conceivable link to “evolution,” but none were found. As far as the numerous experiments over a span of 25 years could determine, the theory objectively, validly and reliably explains a complex, quickly reactive design that is universal and the antithesis of “evolution.”

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Abraham Trembley and the Hydra

Arthur Manning

Abraham Trembley studied and experimented with the hydra, a small, fresh water animal, in the eighteenth century. The methods of locomotion used by this simple animal are complex, giving evidence for an intelligent Designer. An overview of Trembley’s discoveries and experiments is presented. Also included is a discussion of his outstanding methodology, as a result of which he is today regarded as the “father of experimental zoology.” Trembley’s role as an educator is also considered, as well as the influence of his religion on his work.


Lack of Evidence for Subduction
Renders Plate Tectonics Unlikely

Part II—Extension Dominant at "Convergent Subduction Zones"

Michael J. Oard

Instead of areas of massive convergence, extension predominates at subduction zones. The lack of geological and geophysical evidence for subduction calls into question the plate tectonics paradigm. The paradigm of vertical tectonics provides an alternative to plate tectonics.


A Critique of the Literary Framework View of the Days of Creation

Andrew S. Kulikovsky

The Literary Framework view of the days of creation is becoming increasingly popular among evangelicals today. Advocates hold to a non-concordist view of Genesis and modern science and attempt to demonstrate that Genesis 1 was never intended to communicate scientific truth or literal history. Although they still affirm that the characters and events of Genesis 1 are historical, they deny that such events actually occurred in the way Genesis appears to describe them. This paper focuses in particular on the Literary Framework views of Meredith G. Kline and Henri Blocher, and demonstrates that such views have no exegetical or theological basis whatsoever. In addition, a defence of the traditional, literal, historical interpretation is also presented.


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