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Volume 11, Number 4
Was Evolution Really Possible?
Moshe Trop, Ph.D.
The theory of evolution
was propounded by Charles Darwin, who claimed about 100 years ago that
all existing life on earth - animal and vegetable - developed from lower
creatures, in a continuous chain of adventitious processes. The first
life forms - the living cell - had come forth supposedly out of non-living
material. Despite widespread acceptance of this doctrine in scientific
and lay circles, it contains much that is imaginary and it will not
stand critical examination in the light of modern science.
Evidence For The Existence
Of An Intelligible Genetic Code
Loyd Y. Quinn, Ph.D.
Research results are presented
that strongly support the Creationist viewpoint. The genetic code, which
evolutionists consider to be the highly degenerate product of random
mutations, has been shown to function as the blueprint for the three-dimensional
structure of proteins. This code is generally accepted to be universal,
and the way it is translated into proteins by ribosomes is basically
identical from the most "primitive" microorganisms to man.
Scientific evidence is reviewed for a self-correcting genetic code which
edits out mutational errors under normal conditions.
The genetic code has been
shown, by scale model building of antigen and antibody reactive sites
to be capable of distinguishing between "self" and "not-self"
This demonstrated orderliness
in the genetic code indicates that it was formulated as an intelligible
code by the Creator.
Perpetuation Of The Recapitulation
Glen W. Wolfrom, M.S.
Recapitulation, or the biogenetic
"law" is shown to be held in disrepute by many biologists.
Evidences from embryology as well as logical implications of the "law"
if it were true are used to show that recapitulation cannot be a valid
biological principle. Quotations from several modern textbooks are given
to illustrate that some biologists are unwilling to reject in toto
the views of Haeckel, in spite of the evidence to the contrary. In fact,
many authors continue to refer to fishlike gill slits in mammalian embryos,
thereby perpetuating the myth of recapitulation.
Is A Fixed Chronology Of
Egypt Back To c. 2000 B.C. Mistaken?
Donovan A. Courville,
Scientists should always
check the reliability of their instruments. Examples of what happens
from failure to check are well known. At one time several astronomers
believed that they had found rings around some of the outer planets
besides Saturn, but an optical defect in their telescopes was involved.
Again, Huxley's "Bathybius" arose from a flaw in techniques.
Creationist scientists use
Scripture as an instrument, so to speak. Scripture is taken to be reliable.
If any error is found in Scripture, then some doubt could be cast on
other parts. This would be especially true were errors to be found in
the historical and chronological parts of Scripture.
Such errors have been claimed,
on the grounds that the chronology of Scripture disagrees with other
chronologies, especially that of Egypt, which many claim has been determined
by astronomical methods. It is shown here that there is abundant reason
to believe that the Scriptural chronology is valid, and that chronologies
which disagree are really based, not on astronomy, but on questionable
Lichens: A Dilemma For The
William J. Cairney
Lichens are a class of organisms
in which a fungus and an alga live together in an association frequently
cited as the classic example of symbiosis. Only certain fungi and certain
algae form lichens. No naturalistic means has been found for supposed
evolutionary development of such an association, and attempts to synthesize
lichens from component organisms have usually led to death of the algae.
Where lichenization has actually occurred in the laboratory, conditions
have been carefully and intelligently contrived to bring about the association.
The creationist view of the lichen association is the one which best
fits the lichen data.
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