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Volume 14, Number 1
The Catastrophic Deep-Freeze Of The Beresovka Mammoth
It is commonly held in historical
geology that Pleistocene extinctions were a gradual process lasting
over thousands or millions of years. However, frozen mammoth carcasses
found buried in the tundra muck give evidence leading to a different
conclusion. Of particular interest is the carcass of the Beresovka Mammoth
(1901). An analysis is presented of the temperature drop necessary at
the time of its death to leave the mammoth in the state of preservation
in which it was found. By using thermodynamic models of the mammoth,
it is demonstrated that the animal must have frozen to death in mid-summer
by being suddenly overcome by an outside temperature below -150oF.
Rapid Growth Of Dripstone
Larry Helmick, Ph.D.,
Joseph Rohde, and Amy Ross
assume that dripstone deposits, such as stalactites and stalagmites,
form slowly, while creationists would maintain that rapid rates of formation
must be possible. Here factors affecting the rate of formation of dripstones
are discussed. Hypothetical environmental conditions immediately following
the Genesis flood would be expected to produce rapid formation of dripstone.
Actual observations of rapid formation are reported. Therefore, the
creationist position is supported by theoretical as well as experimental
data relating to the rate of formation of dripstone.
The Rotation-Curve Of The
Virgo Cluster Of Galaxies
Gerardus D. Bouw, Ph.D.
The rotation-curve for the
Virgo cluster of galaxies and the so-called Southern extension is presented.
The two appear distinct in their radial velocity distributions and,
in addition there appears to be another grouping associated with NGC
4261. The masses of the two clusters are (1.3 +/- 0.2) x 1015
and (1.6 +/- 0.2) x 1014 solar masses respectively. The central
densities are (3.5 +/- 1.0) x 10-25 and (2.6 +/- 0.8) x 10-26
gm cm-3. The period of revolution of the two clusters about
each other is about 3.4 x 1011 years; more than ten Hubble
ages. This latter factor and the discovery of a previously unsuspected
shell wherein the numbers of direct and retrograde moving galaxies are
equal provide further damaging evidence against the prevailing modern
H. J. Massingham: Christian
W. J. Keith, Ph.D.
As the ecology movement
became prominent in the last few years, Christians have sometimes been
suspicious of it. However, since the aim of ecology is to make the world
a better place in which to live, or to keep it from becoming a worse
one, it would seem right for Christians to sympathize, and, if possible,
A good way to show that
something is possible is to show that it has been done. Thus the purpose
of this article is to show that it is possible to be a Christian and
an ecologist by recounting something about a man who has both.
Genetics And Creation Studies
Willem J. Ouweneel, Ph.D.
Modern creationists, with
few exceptions, have not given much attention to modern genetics. Yet
the study could be most useful. On the other hand, it reveals many difficulties
for evolutionists. Indeed, the subject might better be called, not evolutionary
genetics, as is sometimes done, but rather population genetics.
In this article much recent
work is mentioned. Difficulties are pointed out for both theories commonly
proposed from an evolutionary viewpoint: the classical theory and the
balance theory. But some points emerge which creationists have come
to believe on other grounds, for instance, that many creatures have
far more potential for variation than has been suspected until recently.
This can be seen to be a provision by the Creator, to allow creatures
to cope with changing conditions that might arise.
The Origin Of Termites
Vincent A. Ettari
New discoveries concerning
this dreaded insect confirm the opinion which creationists have always
held: that it is a special creation of God, not the result of evolution.
A Classical Foundation For
Thomas G. Barnes, D.Sc.,
Richard R. Pemper, B.S., and Harold L. Armstrong, M.Sc.
Electrostatics, the study
of the effects of stationary electric charges, is well established.
Electrodynamics, the study of what happens when the charges are moving,
has not been free from difficulties. The special theory of relativity
is commonly supposed to be used to bridge the gap between the static
and dynamic situations. However, that theory involves some notions,
such as the contraction of lengths and the dilation of times, which
are not well established experimentally. Moreover, it leads to some
seemingly absurd results such as the notorious twin paradox.
In the present article,
the authors use the idea of feedback, in which changing electrical fields
cause magnetic effects and vice versa. These facts have been established
experimentally for a long time. In that way a theory of what happens
with moving charges is established. The results agree with those from
the previous theory; but they are obtained in a way which seems physically
more meaningful, and which does not require one to assume effects for
which there is no experimental evidence.
Kames, Eskers, And The Deluge
Douglas E. Cox
Kames and eskers do not
seem to be forming in modern glacial deposits, and the origin of these
features is a baffling problem for geologists. A new concept of the
drift is suggested by a possible process of rock disintegration during
uplift of the continents at the end of the Deluge. Expansion effects
of this disintegration process can account for the formation of kames
and eskers. Many of their features fit this explanation, while the same
features are problematic in terms of the Glacial Theory. The concept
of the formation of drift by disintegration may help solve some problems
in creationist geology.
Interdependence In Macromolecule
Synthesis: Evidence For Design
Douglas B. Sharp, B.S.
Macromolecules in the cell
such as DNA, RNA, and proteins are interdependent for mutual synthesis.
Within the cell, proteins used for enzyme catalysis, structural components,
energy generation, and digestion of food, are produced through an amazing
manufacturing process, involving DNA as a template for the three types
of RNA (mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA), which in turn act as different components
in the synthesis and coding of each protein molecule. But, each step
in this complicated synthesis is catalyzed by an enzyme, which, since
it is a protein, would have had to be synthesized by the same process!
In other words, the end products of this reaction aid in the synthesis
of the starting components and catalyzes each reaction along the way,
making up a complicated series of interrelationships. In order to explain
life, then, the appearance of this entire machinery must be explained.
An Analysis Of The Post-Flood
James N. Hanson, Ph.D.
The world population growth
after the Noachian Flood is analyzed. Several independent mathematical
methods indicate that a population of many millions could have resulted
after 200 years starting from Noah and his family.
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