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Volume 19, Number 2
September, 1982
Abstracts


Prehistory And The Tower Of Babel

Everett H. Peterson

In the absence of written records, archaeological finds are open to various interpretations. Answers proposed to such questions as "Where was the cradle of civilization?" and "Who built stonehenge and similar monuments and when?" will depend on one's suppositions. This paper examines Genesis chapters 10 and 11, and concludes that all people have their roots in Babel; that 100 years after the Flood, approximately 12,000 highly civilized, intelligent, knowledgeable people spread out from there; that they carried with them a religion based on the stars and a compulsion to build monuments.


The Life And Philosophy Of Matthew Fontaine Maury, Pathfinder Of The Sea

John R. Meyer, Ph.D.

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us. Ecclesiasticus 44:1

"There is a river in the ocean: in the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows; its banks and abottom are of cold water, while its currents is of warm; the Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream. There is in the world no other such majestic flow of waters. Its current is more rapid than the Mississippi or the Amazon, and its volume more than a thousand times greater." From The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury.

It is a rather poorly understood fact that many of the founding fathers, of what we know today as modern science, were individuals who believed that natural world was understandable because the Creator endowed it with order and tus evidences the handprint of design. The accomplishments and philosophy of Matthew Fontaine Maury "pathfinder of the sea" and "father of modern oceanography" are little known today even in creationist circles. However, in the middle of the last century he was considered by many to be the foremost scientist in North America and there was hardly a civilized country untouched by his work and reputation.

The purpose of this paper is to document the life and work of Matthew Fontaine Maury, demonstrating that his allegiance to Scripture and his theistic world view were the basis for his outstanding achievement which revolutionized the science of oceanography and meteorology and significantly advanced astronomy.


Variation And The Fourth Law Of Creation

Colin Brown

By the fourth law of creation, it is meant that living beings reamin within their kinds, although limited variation is allowed. Various aspects of this, one of the most important principles of biology, are examined in this article.


Fossil Succession

Glenn R. Morton, M.S.

The problem with the order in which different fossil groups appear in the geologic record has always been a difficult one for Creationists. Many facts are left untouched by the usual paleoecological explanation of the fossil record; and these are noted. An explanation of the fossil succession as a partial capturing of the repopulation of the world following the flood is presented.


Electric Theory Of Gravitation

Thomas G. Barnes, D.Sc, Harold S. Slusher, D.Sc, G. Russel Akridge, Ph.D., and Francisco S. Ramirez IV, B.S.

Independent positive and negative partial fields of equal value are assumed to be associated with every source mass. These complimentary electric fields behve like dormant fields with a net zero field strength except in the region of a proton or electron. A mass upon which these fields are impressed contains an equal number of protons and electrons. Even a neutron is assumed to contain a proton and electron. The impressed partial fields exert a combination of attraction and repulsion on protons and electrons embedded in that mass. A nonlinearity in the region of each of those charges tilts the balance such that the net electric force is one of attraction that meets the conditions of a gravitation force. The theory is then extended to include additional properties of the dormant field, such as a "medium" to take the place of Maxwell's luminiferous ether and a feedback medium in electrodynamics. This unification of electromagnetic theory and gravitation also includes gravitational radiation.



Radiocarbon: Ages In Error

Robert E. Lee

"It may come as a shock to some, but fewer than 50 percent of the radiocarbon dates from geological and archaeological samples in northeastern North America have been adopted as 'acceptable' by investigators". J. Ogden III.

Discusses problems that have made radiocarbon unreliable, from ancient carbon-14 levels and contamination to abuse of reported ages. Illustrates effect of faulty chronology on genuine knowledge, with Ernst Antevs as example. Drastic change in attitude is essential, if radiocarbon is to become a valid means of dating the past.

 


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