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Volume 13, Number 4
Audience Response: Teach Creation And Evolution
David J. Rodabaugh, Ph.D.
Creationists have held that
creation and evolution should both be taught in the public schools.
Indeed, they believe that teachers have a moral responsibility to teach
both sides of the subject of origins. At a recent presentation of creation
at a major university campus the audience was invited to respond to
several questions. The overwhelming response was that both creation
and evolution should be taught in the public schools. This was the opinion
of the students considered separately, the faculty considered separately,
and those who were from the community. These responses support the contention
that creation and evolution should both be taught in the public school.
Reversals In The Fossil Record:
The Latest Problem In Stratigraphy And Evolutionary Phylogeny
Marvin L. Lubenow, Th.M.,
Evolutionists have often
asserted that evolutionary change is irreversible. In fact, that assertion
has the status of a law, called Dollo's Law. However, a search of the
literature shows that the evolutionists are being forced more and more
to admit that, according to their presuppositions, there have been reversals.
Once that admission is made, attempts to resolve the order of strata
by supposed evolutionary changes in fossils become very questionable.
The matter of reversals in the fossil record is an unreported controversy
among paleontologists. Even the minority of paleontologists who recognize
the fossil evidence for reversals are very obtuse regarding the implications
in stratigraphy and phylogeny, both of which have been developed on
the concept of the irreversible nature of the fossil record of evolution.
Solution And Deposition Of
Calcium Carbonate In A Laboratory Situation II
Emmett L. Williams and
Richard J. Herdklotz
This article is the second
in a series of interim reports on attempts to produce cave-like CaCO3
structures, i.e., simulated stalactites and stalagmites, in the laboratory.
The effects of such things as differences of temperature, and acetic
acid in the water, were investigated. It was found that it is indeed
possible for limestone to be dissolved, and the CaCO3 later
precipitated, very quickly.
It is evident that this
matter of dripstone must be investigated in conjunction with the process
of formation of caves, and also the formation of limestone. Some suggestions
are made about these matters; clearly more research is needed.
God Does Not Deceive Men
Lewis H. Worrad, Jr.
Those who hold the doctrines
of uniformitarianism and evolution usually do so because of such things
as the fossil record, or other supposed evidence for a very old earth.
Those, moreover, who want to combine evangelical Christianity and uniformitarianism
may argue that if the earth is not very old, God would be deceitful
in making it appear so. It is maintained here, however, the God does
not deceive men; it is much more likely that they deceive themselves.
Moreover, the essence of deceitfulness lies in the intent. God, in creating
the world as it is, did not make it thus for the purpose of deceiving
men, but for very good reasons, which, of course, may or may not be
apparent to men at the present.
Could The Flood Waters Have
Come From A Canopy Or Extraterrestrial Source?
Robert E. Kofahl, Ph.D.
Various tentative models
for an atmospheric canopy of water in vapor or other form, as well as
proposed extraterrestrial sources of water or ice, have had four purposes
in the overall creation-flood model of origins. These have been explanation
of a pre-flood semitropical climate, provision of substantial waters
for the flood, explanation of glacial action and catastrophic freezing
after the flood, and possible reduction in the pre-flood rate of carbon-14
production. The usual aim has been to provide explanations which involve
only natural forces without divine miraculous intervention. Critical
analysis of these models shows that the provision of a substantial part
of flood waters or of ice either from a canopy or form extraterrestrial
sources is impossible apart from special divine miraculous intervention.
All of the models fail to meet the requirements of the laws of physics
and/or physiology. Preliminary guidelines for the quantitative modeling
of a limited water vapor canopy are offered.
What About Dendrochronology?
Harry V. Wiant, Jr., Ph.D.
The field of dendrochronology
is reviewed and probable sources of error, especially for the bristlecone
pine chronology, are indicated.
Heart Mountain Revisited
Clifford L. Burdick, D.Sc.
At the Heart Mountain formation,
Wyoming, and at other places, strata are in the wrong order, according
to the uniformitarian view, supposedly older rocks being on top of supposedly
younger ones. Such formations have been ascribed to the overthrusting
of older rocks over the younger. However, at many of these formations,
including Heart Mountain, there is no physical evidence for such sliding;
nor is there any proof that such motion is mechanically possible. Some
recent investigation has again failed to provide any evidence that Heart
Mountain was overthrusted; but there is evidence that a normal vertical
fault was involved.
The Importance Of Creation
In The Christian Message
T. Robert Ingram, D.D.
In recent times the topic
of creation has been stressed very little in Christian preaching, or
in the Christian message generally. In early Christian preaching, on
the other hand, it played a very important part. The author points out
that to neglect creation is to weaken the Christian message, and that
various doctrines can really be understood only when the fact of creation
is taken into account.
Of Adipose Tissue In Animals
David A. Kaufmann, Ph.D.
A review of the supposed
phylogenetic development of adipose tissue in invertebrates and vertebrates
is presented. In invertebrates, lipid-storage tissue is absent in the
sponges and coelenterates. There is some evidence of such tissue in
Echinoderms, a speculated possibility in Annelids, Mollusks, Crustaceans
and Arachnids, and well-developed tissue in Myriapods and insects; but
no distinct adipose tissue in Cephalochords.
In vertebrates, the poikilotherms
have only traces of adipose tissue, the liver performing a lipid-storing
function. Fishes, amphibians, and reptiles have little or no highly
developed white adipose tissue. Carnivores have very little white adipose
tissue, while hibernating animals have large amounts of lower-developed
brown adipose tissue.
These observations do not
correlate with the prediction of the mega-evolution model of a graded
increase in quantity and quality of tissues with advancement up the
so-called evolutionary ladder of life.
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