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Volume 23, Number 4
March, 1987

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 Insects

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 (Ashmead).

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 inimicus (Gahan).

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 formations.

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 are discussed.


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