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Volume 16, Number 4
March, 1980
Abstracts


Insect Flight: Testimony To Creation

Stephen Butt, M.S.

The evolutionists propose utterly different schemes, alike only in their implausibility, for the origin of flight among insects. As the saying is, when they differ so they can not all be right, but they could all be wrong.

Creationists, on the other hand, can view the great variety of methods of flight among insects as evidence of the Creator's skill, in giving His creatures equipment to make them fit for the style of life to which He assigned them.


Cellular Origins And The Three "Primary Kingdoms": A Critique

Kevin L. Anderson

By use of two-dimensional electrophoresis of a cell's rRNA a 'fingerprint' of the cell can be produced. This "fingerprint" indicates the existence of a large difference between what has been termed "prokaryote" and "eukaryote". In fact, some select groups of organisms thought to be prokaryote are no more prokaryote than eukaryote. Thus three "primary kingdoms" have been proposed by evolutionists for these basic cell types.

Such a strong difference in the reproduction system of these three cell types indicates that any evolutionary history would have to be at a simple level with an extremely early divergence. As a result of this, the evolutionary model for the cell must consist of three coexisting paths rather than the classical single pathway.

In view of this a creation model would appear to fit more precisely with available data.


Is The Destruction Of Plants Death In The Biblical Sense?

John W. Klotz, Ph.D.

Some have attacked the historicity of the account in Genesis by disagreeing with St. Paul's statement that death entered the world through sin. They say that death is part of the natural order, that both plants and animals died before man came onto the scene, and that even the consumption of plant matter as food involves the death of the plant, or of cells. The author examines this argument, and suggests that plants are not alive in the same sense that animals are, and that in that case the destruction of parts of a plant need not involve death in the Biblical sense.


Evidence Against Evolution Found In A Geology Text

Walter E. Lammerts, Ph.D.

This study arose out of a series of letters from a geologist who is evidently a theistic evolutionist. In them, he placed great faith in the index-fossil system of dating stratified rocks. Accordingly, I decided to find out just what a modern historical geology book has to say about the basis for dating the various formations from the Cambrian on up to the Pleistocene. I found "Evolution of the Earth" one of the clearest and most straightforward in defining the problems involved in dating each formation; also it has a remarkably fine series of illustrations. I should recommend the book to any Creationist who wishes to become acquainted with modern geological concepts, and to understand just what phenomena must be explained by a really adequate Flood geology theory of the stratified rock formation.

It will be understood that in criticizing the usual evolutionary doctrines, I am not attacking "Evolution of the Earth" or its authors. I am pointing out weaknesses in the usual theory, which are in fact admitted in the book.


Jupiter's Galilean Moons

Garth Russell Akridge, Ph.D.

The Voyager, in March, 1979, found live volcanoes on one of Jupiter's Galilean moons, and the different patterns of cratering (or lack of craters) on the four of them. These findings point to a recent creation of these moons, and thus disagree with the usual evolutionary ideas about the origin of the Solar System.


An Anthology Of Matters Significant To Creationism And Diluviology: Report I

John Woodmorappe, B.A.

This report focuses on points of interest to Creationists and Diluvialists, gleaned primarily from the geological sciences.

The main topics mentioned include: biological evolution; the need of apologetics and consequences of a lack of apologetics; the lingering influence of Charles Lyell; examples and types of mixing of fossils in the geological time scale; the subjectivity of fossil species and genera; the artificiality of the geological column; evidences that many alleged ancient fossil reefs are in fact not reefs; critiques of uniformitarian claims about sedimentary environments; miscellaneous evidence against the validity of the geological column; and the way in which errors, similar to those in geology, can arise in archaeology.


Several Significant Discrepancies Between Theistic Evolution And The Biblical Account

Richard Niessen

It is the purpose of this article to demonstrate that it is impossible to accommodate theistic evolution to the Biblical account of creation. Furthermore, as many publications of the Institute for Creation Research (as well as others) have shown, all the real scientific data support literal Biblical creationism, so that such compromises are self-defeating, as well as dishonoring to God's word.


The Tower Of Babel

James E. Strickling

It is argued that more than Scripture actually says has commonly been read into the account of the Tower of Babel. In particular, Scripture does not say explicitly that the diversity of languages began there instantaneously. An interruption of the faculty of speech, followed by dispersion, would, it is suggested, have been enough; diversification of languages would then have followed.


The Bishop Of Oxford: Not So Soapy

Richard Wrangham, Ph.D.

The great debate of 1860 is remembered chiefly for the victory of Huxley over Wilberforce. But does Wilberforce deserve to be remembered as a failure?


Evolutionistic Defense Against Thermodynamics Disproved

H. L. Armstrong, M.Sc.

Evolutionists, when confronted with the principles of thermodynamics, and especially the second law, often resort to two defenses: that increase of order goes on spontaneously in crystallization; and that the receipt of energy from the Sun somehow changes the matter. It is shown here that neither of these contentions is valid. So it is impossible, in the light of established physical principles, that the order in the world around us could have arisen spontaneously from chaos.

 


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