Many features of modern
science reflect some of Aristotle's scientific views, i.e., reasoning
from within nature, the eternality of the material universe, the oscillating
universe concept and pantheism. The attempted synthesis of the
Biblical world view and Aristotelianism is reviewed.
Life: A Fossil Interpretation
(Minisymposium on Orogeny - Part I)
This paper and the five
which follow make up a CRS symposium on orogeny which is the study of
the origin of mountains. Because of their influence on local climate,
mountains have helped to govern the associations of plants and animals
which have survived in any particular region, as widely evidenced from
the fossil record. Which species lived where after the Flood and
during postFlood times has to some major extent been controlled by the
formation of the world's mountain ranges. It is extremely impotant
that Flood geologists wishing to explain biogeography past and present,
give deep thought to such questions as how and when mountains arose.
In the second paper of the symposium a creationist meteorologist has
written how mountains modify climate and presently dictate patterns
of vegetational distribution. Next, three earth scientists and one geologically-trained
theologian have prepared four very different creationist interpretations
of how the Creator synthesized mountains.
and Leeside climate: An Indicator of Change
A. Nash, M.S.
There is substantial evidence
that significant changes have occurred in the plant distribution found
today in the American West and other mountainous regions as compared
to those of earlier times. My purpose in this paper is to summarize
the ways in which existing mountains modify climate on their own slopes
and on leeward land masses nearby, possibly accounting for the observed
patterns of plant distribution. an alternative suggestion is also
L. Lillo, M.A.
This article provides thoughts
on the Enlightenment by seventeenth and eigteenth centruy writers and
the belief by a modern writer that the world is headed toward a dark
period in history. The Age of Enlightenment has been described
by scholars as a period of great intellectual awareness with emphasis
on the experimental method in science. What has not been emphasized
is that some leaders of the Enlightenment were creationists. Another
fact brought out in the article is that a surprising number of modern
day scientists are turning toward God, reversing a trend toward endarkenment.