Volume 27, Number 3
Volume 27, Number 3
EUPHORBIA ANTISYPHILITICA (THE CANDELILLA PLANT) DEMONSTRATES PROVIDENCE, DESIGN AND TYPOLOGY IN CREATION
GEORGE E. HOWE AND EMMETT L. WILLIAMS
Wax produced by candelilla stems is useful in many ways. These stems also show a complexity of design that fits with the creation view of origins. By analyzing candelilla and other plants in the genus Euphorbia, it can be seen that the Creator has produced many different stem and leaf patterns within the same type, as evidenced by the unique inflorescence called a cyathium.
THE THREAT FROM THEISTIC EVOLUTION
PAUL A. ZIMMERMAN
The so-called position of theistic evolution destroys sound Biblical interpretation and renders a Christian unable to objectively evaluate the evidences against the theory of evolution.
THE IMPERATIVE OF NON-STATIONARY NATURAL LAW IN RELATION TO NOAH'S FLOOD
JOHN R. BAUMGARDNER
Massive tectonic changes must have been associated with Noah's Flood if the Flood and its after effects are correlated with the record of fossils in the earth's sedimentary rocks. The required tectonic changes include the sinking of all the pre-Flood ocean lithosphere into the mantle, the formation and cooling of all the present-day ocean lithosphere, and displacements of the continents by thousands of kilometers. Such large-scale tectonic change cannot be accommodated within the Biblical time scale if the physical laws describing these processes have been time invariant.
RADIOHALO EVIDENCE REGARDING CHANGE IN NATURAL PROCESS RATES
R. H. BROWN
Radiohalos provide a direct comparison of the results of identical physical processes that occurred over a period encompassing a large fraction of Earth's history. Accordingly they can demonstrate changes in natural process rates, i.e., in basic physical law, that occur too slowly to be demonstrated by observations made during the epoch of modem science, or that occurred episodically before the development of modern investigative capability. The identifiability of radiohalo rings with the alpha-particle sources that produced them together with the sharpness of these rings indicate that radioisotope half-lives over a range of 21 orders of magnitude have not varied by more than a factor of two during the time the geological formations of the Earth which contain radiohalos have been in existence, and probably over the entire time represented by geological formations. A plausible further deduction from this evidence is that there has been no significant variation in the nuclear long-range force, the nuclear short-range force, or the electrical interaction force during this time interval.
CRITIQUE OF "RADIOHALO EVIDENCE REGARDING CHANGE IN NATURAL PROCESS RATES"
ROBERT V GENTRY
The conclusion of the previous article (Brown, 1990) that the sharpness of halo rings established the constancy of radioactive decay rates is examined and rejected. The conclusion is found to rest on uniformitarian assumptions, the validity of quantum mechanics at all past times, and on the view of the relation between "miracles" and scientific considerations. Lastly, some comments are made on some faulty claims relative to the proximity of Po and U halos and on the implications of the darkness of halo rings and/or densitometer studies.