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Volume 26, Number 4
Variables or Constants? An
Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D.
The creationist literature,
particularly from CRSQ, is reviewed concerning proposals that the radioactive
decay constant, permittivity of free space, or the speed of light changed
with time. Questions involving extrapolation, predictability, symmetry
and conservation are explored.
Changing Constants and Gravitation
Don B. DeYoung, Ph.D.
Implications of variation
in physical constants are discussed. Efforts to measure change in the
gravitational constant are summarized.
of C And Related Atomic Constants
Alan Montgomery, B.S.
The Setterfield thesis that
the speed of light (c) has decreased over time is examined from the
perspective of Statistical Hypothesis testing. The Student's t test,
the Mean Square Successive Difference (MSSD) test and the Run test show
strong support for time variance not only for 'c' data but also for
c-dependent quantities. No support is found for time variance for c-independent
quantities. An examination of statistical supports for T. Norman, G.
E. Aardsma, D. R. Humphreys, and R. H. Brown reveals some weakness in
the statistical supports for their arguments. In addition, some comments
are made considerations of Setterfield's theory.
Speed Of Light Statistics
R. H. Brown, Ph.D.
This is a response to the
Alan Montgomery article (CRSQ 26:138-42), and also a supplement to my
earlier article (Brown, 1988).
The Role Of Meteorites In
A Creationist Cosmology
William S. Parks, A.A.
A catastrophic origin for
meteorites is proposed, on a recent time scale. The model supposes the
explosion of a planet originally located between Mars and Jupiter, the
present asteroid belt. The idea is further connected with the Genesis
Flood event. The ideas are clearly speculative, but a starting point
for further discussion.
The Impact Of Modern Theories
Of Evolution Upon Western Intellectual Thought
Ellen Myers, M.A.
The two major theories of
evolution today are Darwinism and cosmic evolutionism. Because of the
major scientific difficulties besetting both theories, neither can offer
reliable guidance to man's thought and action. As a result, radically
different and mutually contradictory movements and social action programs
have arisen from these two theories.
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