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Volume 15, Number 4
Marine Life And The Flood
E. Norbert Smith, Ph.D.
Stenohaline plants and animals
could not have survived a global homogeneous flood. Since salt water
is more dense than fresh water, a situation in which dense salt water
is overlaid by less dense fresh water is stable. Stenohaline organisms
might have served the flood by inhabiting extensive pockets of salt
water lying underneath the predominantly fresh-water deluge. Brine pockets
have been described in recent literature. A simple experimental model
showed the plausibility of a heterogeneous flood.
A Consistent Christian-Scientific
View Of The Origin Of Life
Duane T. Gish, Ph.D.
It is shown that any attempt
to account for the origin of life in a naturalistic way runs into insurpable
difficulties. The only way in which it is possible to give alleged accounts
of the origin by natural means, in textbooks for instance, is to take
good care not to notice those difficulties. The only view of origins
which is free of such difficulties is that which ascribes the origins
to the action of the Creator.
The Story Of Evolution In
E. Theodore Agard, Ph.D.
and Charles D. Howes, Ph.D.
The story of evolution,
as it is commonly presented, is put into a literary style similar to
that of the Biblical account of creation. The days of creation are replaced
by "ages" of evolution. The role of "time" as the
medium in which faith is exercised to bridge the supernatural gaps in
the evolutionary theory, is emphasized by the use of "Tempus",
the Latin word for time, as if it were the name of a god. When the two
accounts are thus compared in similar literary forms, evolution appears
to be no more scientific than creation. It is therefore suggested that
there is abundant evidence for a creation-based "scientific"
theory of the origin of this earth and of the life upon it. The indications
are that such an approach could have a better scientific structure than
evolution. The details could readily be worked out if the same level
of financial support could be obtained for the creation approach.
Polyamino Acid - The Missing
M. Trop, Ph.D.
It is established that simple
chemicals, under influences such as electrical discharges, can combine
to form such organically important structures as amino acids. Evolutionists
have often proposed some such reaction as the beginning of life.However,
the amino acids are neither life nor are they sufficient for life. It
would be necessary to have them polymerized into polyamino acids. Several
schemes for such polymerization have been proposed; but it is shown
that there are strong reasons to doubt that any of them ever happened.
One suggestion, in particular,
has been that hydrogen cyanide, formed under primitive conditions, polymerized
to form complicated molecules which were at least on the way to forming
parts of living things. However, a closer investigation shows that there
is no evidence that the result of the polymerization - if such it be
- is the production of molecules of the kinds necessary for life.
Unthinking Homo habilis
Chris C. Hummer, M.A.
The taxon Homo habilis
has recently re-entered the evolutionary scenario of human origin. It
has unfortunately been also entered into by some creationists. The evidence
is poor, fragmentary, uncertain and fraught with controversy. Evolutionists
assign the material to Homo because they think it evolved into
Homo, not because of what the creature looked like. Creationists
should not accept such a taxonomic assignment without first analyzing
the evidence and the taxonomic philosophies of evolution. In reality,
the small-brained, primitive creature looks like an australopithecine.
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