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Volume 21, Number 4
Darwin's Religious Beliefs
John W. Klotz, Ph.D.
In his autobiography entitled
Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character prepared
by Darwin for his children there is an extensive section on the development
of his religious views. Though Darwin never intended the autobiography
for publication, it was subsequently edited and published by his son,
Sir Francis Darwin. In editing, Sir Francis Darwin omitted the section
on his father's religious views and instead presented them as brief
quotations accompanied by his own summary. The original handwritten
autobiography is in the Cambridge University library. The author has
used this manuscript as the basis for much of this article. In his early
life Darwin was a committed Christian. Later, he was much influenced
by his father who expressed his skepticism quite openly. Another factor
was Darwin's understanding of the Genesis account as teaching fixity
of species so that when he became convinced that new speciews could
arise he came to believe that the Bible was unreliable. Thus, as he
grew older he left the camp of orthodox Christianity and became an agnostic.
Ice Ages: Thy Mystery Solved?
Part III: Paleomagnetic Stratigraphy And Data Manipulation
Michael J. Oard, M.S.
This part completes the
discussion of dating deep-sea cores by examining the new method of paleomagnetic
stratigraphy. Too many unsolved problems exist to objectively date ocean
sediments by magnetic reversals. Other possible mechanisms that may
cause reversals in rocks or sediments are discussed. The dated oxygen
isotope fluctuations are statistically analyzed for the controlling
frequencies by power spectrum analysis. The predominant cycle matches
the exceedingly weak eccentricity cycle in the Milankovitch theory.
Even though this is claimed to prove the theory, it has caused even
more serious problems. The question naturally arises of how order can
be generated from the chaos of uncertainties and problems to produe
their consistent results. It is shown that extreme bias in the astronomical
theory has caused the manipulation of data by various means, and the
"reinforcement syndrome" acts like a traffic policeman to
keep data and researchers in order.
The Legacy Of Duyvene De
Wit For Creationist Biology: Part III - The Comonomic Philosophy: A
Christian Alternative To Evolutionism
Magnus Verbrugge, M.D.
This is part III in the
series of articles dealing with the life and philosophy of science of
Duyvene De Wit, a Dutch biologist. This part specifically focuses on
how De Wit was influenced by the writings of Herman Dooyeweerd.
Transformer Analogue Of The
Thomas G. Barnes, D.Sc.
A classical electromagnetic
model of the hydrogen atom was introduced in the author's previous paper,
A Unified Theory of Physics (CRSQ 21:56-62). The model consists
of a spinning spherical proton and a revolving electron ring. Spectral
radiation results from resonant vibrations of the electron and proton.
The model behaves like a transformer in which there is no ohmic loss.
The proton spin and the electron ring rotation form the primary and
secondary currents. The mutual inductance stores some of the atom's
energy. One of the forces required to establish the stable state and
to yield the required free-vibrational frequencies is supplied by an
interaction between the primary and secondary currents. Its computation
involves the gradient of the mutual inductance, the variation of mutual
inductance with distance.
Teaching About Origin Questions:
Origin Of The Universe
John N. Moore, Ed.D.
In the first article in
this series (CRSQ 21:115-19) the author stated a positive, scientifically
objective alternative to the "conventional wisdom" of a mechanistic,
materialistic origin of the universe and life on the earth, and an animalistic
origin of human beings. He listed support data, and demonstrated the
validity of Total Creationism and Total Evolutionism as contrasting
viewpoints about origins: (1) the former a set of ideas based upon belief
in Eternal , Personal Creator God, Who created all things, (2) the latter
a contrasting set of ideas based upon the belief that all things derived
from some Eternal, Impersonal Matter-Energy condition. Further he contrasted
inquiries about the present involving scientific hypotheses and
theories, and inquires about the past involving unnatural singularities
and speculation about what "could have been" or what "might
have happened." This article contains discussion of specific examples
and illustrations of the above points as applied to teaching about the
origin of the universe.
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