THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE
DONALD B. DEYOUNG and JOHN C. WHITCOMB
The currently popular theory of the origin of the universe held by
the vast majority of astronomers involves a gigantic explosion of matter
and energy aboutfifteen billion years ago (the "big bang"
theory), with subsequent cosmic expansion and evolution. The authors
examine this cosmogony from both scientific (empirical) and Biblical
(exegetical) perspectives, and conclude that it does not fit the facts
of general and special revelation.
THE CREATIONIST AND NEO-DARWINIAN VIEWS CONCERNING
THE ORIGIN OF THE ORDER PRIMATES COMPARED AND CONTRASTED: A PRELIMINARY
DENNIS W. CHEEK
After some consideration of the philosophical cautions which should
be observed in any scientific discussion, the fossil evidence having
to do with primates is reviewed. It is concluded that there is no real
evidence to show either that the primates evolved from anything else,
or that man evolved among them. The Scriptural view, that man and these
other creatures were created separately, is fully as much in accord
with the evidence, and is more credible on other grounds.
ON THE VERTICAL MOVEMENTS OF THE EARTH'S CRUST
DOUGLAS E. COX
One of the major problems facing the Creationist is how to account
for the source of the waters of the world-wide flood described in Genesis.
The possibility of a major source of these waters existing within the
earth, immediately below the earth's crust, is explored in this article.
This hypothesis can explain the extensive geologic evidence for vertical
uplift, that should be taken into account in any geophysical model of
the earth's interior.
HOW THE FLOOD ALTERED THE EARTH
EVERETT H. PETERSON
Based on a new interpretation of the Biblical Fountains of the great
Deep, this paper presents a new theory of the construction of the earth's
original crust and the changes that have been wrought in it. It is proposed
that in the beginning, a layer of water separated two layers of crust.
That layer of water was the Deep. The ocean basin floated on that water,
supplying the pressure to operate the fountains. To initiate the Flood,
God personally produced the deep-sea trenches and the crevice in the
crust down the middle of the mid-ocean ridge, in order to force the
waters of the Deep to the surface.