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Volume 23, Number 4
The Non-Material Hypothesis
And Its Implications For Modern Science
William P. Riemen, Ph.D.
It is shown that modern
science has espoused a materialist hypothesis. This assumption leads
modern scientists to state unequivocally that they will reproduce evolution
in the laboratory, produce life from nonliving materials, produce machines
with conscious human-like intelligence and make the blind and deaf see
and hear. It is the contention of this paper that these conclusions
must be modified drastically if the non-material hypothesis that there
are forces in the universe that science cannot manipulate is assumed.
Five-Linked Food Chain Of
Frank L. Marsh, Ph.D.
Within southwestern Chicago
the food relations of a five-linked food chain of insects (a case of
hyperparasitism) was studied. The larva of the large Saturniid moth
Hyalophora (formerly Samia) cecropia (Linnaeus),
while feeding upon black willow, box elder, and wild black cherry, served
as the key industry for four successive links of hymenopterous parasites
(more accurately named parasitoids). The primary parasite was
the ichneumonid Spilocryptus extrematis (Cresson); the secondary
parasite was Aeonoplex smitthii (Packard); and the tertiary and
quaternary parasitic positions were held, respectively, by the chalcids
Dibrachys boucheanus (Ratzeburg) and Pleurotropis tarsalis
Contributing to the delicate
balance of this food chain were the tachinid fly Winthemia cecropia
(Riley) formerly W. datanae Tns.), two additional ichneumonids
Ephialtes aequalus (Provancher), and Hemiteles tenellus
(Say) and the chalcids Dimmockia incongruus (Ashmead) and Cirrospilus
Reference is made to an
assumed controversy throughout all the natural world between the Creator
and Satan. A brief discussion is also included suggesting how, from
a creationist viewpoint, a change in food in some animals from plant
sources to animal sources, may have occurred.
Creation Research Society
Studies On Precambrian Pollen - Part II: Experiments On Atmospheric
Contamination Of Microscope Slides
Walter E. Lammerts, Ph.D.
and George F. Howe, Ph.D.
In criticizing studies of
fossil pollen extracted from rock samples, positive results may have
been questioned or even discredited with the claim that various grains
on the slides are merely the result of atmospheric, non-fossil pollen
which contaminated the sample in the field or laboratory. Here we have
undertaken to assess the rate at which pollen grains will actually contaminate
exposed slides-with the goal of determining just how valid are the claims
that pollen contamination might routinely occur in the laboratory or
during field work.
Comets and Creation
Paul M. Steidl, M.S.
It is well known that comets
are fragile objects and cannot exist in the inner solar system for more
than a few hundred revolutions around the sun. Naturalistic theories
for their creation and maintenance are shown to be inadequate to explain
their continued existence if the solar system were really old. Evidences
for a young age for comets are presented.
Mississippian and Cambrian
Strata Interbedding: 200 Million Years Hiatus In Question
William Waisberger, M.S.,
George F. Howe, Ph.D., and Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D.
Two field trips were made
to study the supposed unconformity between Mississippian Redwall Limestone
and Cambrian Muav Limestone along the North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon.
Characteristics indicative of unconformable stratigraphic relationships
are described. Such characteristics were not observed along the Redwall-Mauv
contact line. Field evidence supports the belief that continuous deposition
of sedimentary strata occurred, one formation on another. Thus there
need not be any 200 million year depositional hiatus between the two
The Dilemma Of A Theistic
Evolutionist: An Answer To Howard Van Till
Thomas G. Barnes, D.Sc.
Regardless of the attack
of a theistic evolutionist, the gravitational contraction theory arguments
used by creationists are still valid. Some other young earth arguments
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