Volume 22, Number 4
Sandstone And The Flood Environment
Terrigenous rocks, those that appear to have been formed on the land, seem incompatible with sediment deposition in the Flood environment. These include sandstones, gravels, and conglomerates. Concepts for reinterpreting these rocks are developed, based upon the evidence for diagenesis, the processes which cause alteration of sediments after deposition.
Insects Indicate Creation
A Creation Research Society (CRS) insect collection has been started. Qualified workers are invited to participate in the identification of these specimens and other phases of entomological research. There are outstanding evidences for design in dragonflies, click beetles, springtails, and other insects. Insects simply appear in the fossil strata without indication of an evolutionary ancestry. The paleontology, physiology, and anatomy of insects are fields ready for creationist study.
Flood And Post-Flood Geodynamics:
An Expanded Earth Model
Several creationist and non-creationist global tectonic models have been put forward to explain the distribution of continents, topographical features, floral and faunal dispersions. An Earth expansion geodynamics model appears to best account for the empirical data and the catastrophism of the Flood-Judgment required by Scripture.
Teaching About Origin Questions:
Origin Of Human Beings
In three previous "how to" articles on teaching about origin questions in a fair and just manner the author discussed (a) the nature of scientific activity in generation of inquiries by scientists, based upon some of the presuppositions of founders of modern science, who accepted belief in Eternal, Personal Creator God Who created all things (CRSQ 21:115-119); (b) identified that professional scientists deal primarily with inquiries to explain "present" natural phenomena resulting in the science of cosmology, for example in contrast to "Historical" Theories, which include evolution cosmogony (Evolution Model) and creation cosmogony (Creation Model) about the origin of the universe (CRSQ 21: 189-194); and (c) analyzed and critiqued the five stages of mechanistic, materialistic, reductionistic "chemical evolution" as basis for presentation of circumstantial evidence for a Creator origin of life on the earth as believed by Pasteur, Mendel, and many leading biologists who founded the biological sciences (CRSQ 22:20-25). This article contains discussion of contrasting basic conceptualizations regarding the origin of human beings.
This is the third article in the series entitled Nature: The Supreme Logician. In this article the supermind processes associated with the deductive-world model are discussed. The specific scientific object called the developmental paradigm is defined and its unique behavior is investigated. It is shown how this object and supermind processes deterministically generate the entire universe in which we dwell as well as the fundamental constituents of all material microphysical, macrophysical and large scale structures. It is shown that the deductive world model is a nontrivial grand unification. Two simple models are described that indicate some of the difficulties with uniformitarianism. Using the concepts of supermind choice and superuniform alterations it is proved that the linguistic concepts of random behavior and random cause are theory (i.e. discipline language) dependent and are not absolute in character.