Volume 15, Number 4
Volume 15, Number 4
Marine Life And The Flood
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
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
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
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
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.