Volume 11, Number 3
GOD'S PERSONALITY REVEALED BY NATURE
WILLIAM J. TINKLE
It seems that, in nature, no sooner is a rule formulated than an exception is identified. Sexual reproduction, for instance, is the rule among the higher living beings; yet parthenogenesis occurs occasionally. If the nature of living beings were controlled by some mechanical process of selection, it would be hard to see why there should be so much variety. But since creationists hold that the nature of living organisms is due to a Creator who might be considered an Artist and likes variety, all of this variety in nature is what should be expected. In fact, it might be one of the predictions of the Creationistic viewpoint that the more closely nature is examined the more variety will be found. At the same time, these facts show that the Creator is not a machine-like being, but one to whom personality may be ascribed.
A QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON OF THE CARBON IN
THE BIOMASS AND COAL BEDS OF THE WORLD
HARRY V. WIANT, JR.
Calculations indicate the quantity of carbon contained in the coal beds of the world is 4.9 times greater than that in the present biomass on the earth, but only 1.4 times that which would be present if all land area were as productive as the tropical forests of today. The order of magnitude of these comparisons support the creationist's position.
LET'S DEFLATE THE BIG-BANG HYPOTHESIS
ROGER L. ST. PETER
The hypothesis that the universe is the product of a BIG BANG about ten billion years ago is challenged from several standpoints. It is shown to be in conflict with Einstein's special theory of relativity, and counter to the law of the conservation of mass-energy. In addition to this, semi-Newtonian calculations are submitted which indicate that the so-called PRIMORDIAL FIREBALL would vigorously collapse rather than violently explode. The gravitational collapse is irreversible by any known natural process, and a BLACK HOLE results. The big bang hypothesis is seen to fail as an explanation of the general expansion of the universe inferred from the galactic red-shift phenomenon.
SOME THOUGHTS ON THE CREATION OF TIME
A. J. "MONTY" WHITE and PHILLIP J. BARKLEY
Christians are sometimes bemused by some of the questions asked by others. Such questions as, "Did God have a beginning?" "When did God begin to exist?", and such like. The authors suggest such questions are nonsensical.
THE LEBZELTER PRINCIPLE: A GENERATIVE IDEA
ARTHUR C. CUSTANCE
Lebzelter observed that a wide variation in physical appearance is often found in small groups of people living in comparative isolation, accompanied by a marked conservatism in cultural development. The cause for this variation in physical type is well understood and results from inbreeding: the reason for the cultural conservatism lies in the community's small margin of survival. Early human remains bear ample witness to both, a fact which precisely reflects just such a situation as must have existed immediately after the Flood and the subsequent rapid dispersion.