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Volume 20, Number 4
March, 1984

Abstracts


THE ADULT COMMON FROG RANA TEMPORARIA L.: A LINKOLOGICAL EVALUATION

GERALD H. DUFFETT

Fossils of allegedly ancient frogs show that adult frogs have always resembled frogs. Therefore, the bulk of this article considers evidence which is intra-somatic and ecological, rather than comparative and evolutionary. It is based firmly upon Biblical principles and has potential, which only computers can help biologists to achieve in the quest for the full appreciation of the 'design-linkage,' that is the observed evidence for Special Creation.Although water appeared before dry land, creationists may safely assume that adult frogs were formed first and not spawn or tadpole stages.


THE CARBON PROBLEM

GLENN R. MORTON

The sheer quantity of carbon in the form of coal and oil, in the earth's crust, seems to offer problems for any young-earth view of origins. Here possible solutions are considered, in particular, the possibility of an at least partly abiogenic origin, and the possibility that the deposition continued for some time after the year of the Flood. There is also the question of carbon in the form of carbonates, which needs some consideration.


THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WORDS AND THE ALPHABET

ERICH A. von FANGE

Just as long-buried artifacts can provide clues about the history of their former owners, so languages, and the symbols with which they are written, can help to throw light onto ancient matters. It is noted that there is no trace of an evolutionary origin for the alphabet, any more than there is for language. As is well known, many ancient peoples used their alphabet also as a system of numerals. Moreover, there seem to be connections between the alphabet and the calendar, which suggests that the forms and arrangement of the letters owe something to astronomy.


THE WORD

ROBERT A. HERRMANN

This article gives a summary of completed research into some of the logical processes required to accept and investigate such concepts as Divine creation, the miraculous and continual sustaining of our present developing universe. These logical concepts are directly related to Scriptural quotations. By applying new and powerful tools from applied mathematical logic it is established that all such concepts are absolutey rational and follow describable rational patterns.

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