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Comments on the Fossils of Dinosaur Ridge
Edmond W. Holroyd, III
The details of the strata associated with dinosaur bones and footprints
and fossil plant matter in a hogback west of Denver are indicative of
rapid burial. Physical evidence for millions of years of deposition
of the Morrison and Dakota formations at this location is lacking. This
paper summarizes interpretations that are shared with some of the public
during monthly open house tours of the site.
Hydrothermal Vents at Deep Sea Spreading Ridges: Modern-Day
Fountains of the Deep?
J. San Miguel, M.S.
Deep sea hydrothermal vents associated with mid-ocean spreading ridges
have implications for both creationists and evolutionists with regard
to origins of terrestrial massive sulfides, geochemical flux into ocean
waters, heat flow, and dating of mid-ocean rifting events.
Erosion of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River Part
III--Review of the Possible Formation of Basins and and Lakes on Colorado
Plateau and Different Climatic Conditions in the Past
Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D. , John R. Meyer, Ph.D.,
and Glen W. Wolfrom, Ph.D.
The possible formation of of basins and lakes on the Colorado Plateau
is discussed. The likelihood of different climatic conditions (more
precipitation) in the past is explored. All of these factors are related
to a post-Flood model of the formation of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado
The Biological Theory of Atavism: A History and Evaluation
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
The history of the biological atavisms, the theory that some individual
animals, including humans, at times revert back to an earlier evolutionary
type, was reviewed. In the case of humans, many behavioral scientists
believed that the atavism response caused persons to revert in a major
way, both physically and mentally, to their animal origins. Many criminologists
once adopted this theory to explain crime, and partly for this reason
it influenced public opinions and official policy. The "criminal
physical type" stereotype is still very much with us, even though
the theory of atavism as a causative factor in criminal behavior has
been empirically disproved. Examples of so-called atavism are discussed,
including extra fingers, nipples, and various body abnormalities such
as extreme levels of body hair. It is concluded that no known biological
atavism mechanism is sufficient to account for this phenomenon. The
probable causes are genetic malfunctions, hormonal problems, or diseases.
The research is reviewed that shows why the concept of atavisms has
today, like its relatives the vestigial and nascent organ theories,
now been discarded.
Correlation of C-14 Age With Real Time
Robert H. Brown, Ph.D.
A quantitative relationship is derived by which a C-14 age may be translated
into a real-time equivalent that is consistent with the chronological
data given in the Bible and also with C-14 age data for historic events.
Two applications of this conversion formula are given that remove anomalies
in the C-14 age estimates for the lifespan of a frozen mask ox carcass
from Alaska, and dung accumulation rates in a Grand Canyon cave that
served as a ground sloth den.
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