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Volume 6, Number 2
Eight Years After: Effect of The Genesis Flood
Charles A. Clough, Th.M.
Because the book, The
Genesis Flood, by Whitcomb and Morris has been such an outstandingly
controversial call for Biblically-based historical science, criticism
against it since its publication in 1961 is of direct interest to believers
in the Flood as "an historic event world wide in its extent and
effect." Study of its main points and logical development versus
negative criticism reveals that it remains unscathed by eight years
of controversy. The Christian camp is more clearly divided than before
in the face of the realization that only two options are left: altering
present geology or totally removing the Bible from history.
Creationistic Botany Today:
A Progress Report
George F. Howe, Ph.D.
The field of creationistic
botany is like a stately forest that long ago experienced fire and now
has begun to sprout again. The fire in this analogy is a destructive
blaze that was ignited by Charles Darwin and others over 100 years ago.
In the wake of this ideological holocaust, only a few lonely voices
were heard to speak a message different than the monotonous cracklings
of "natural selection" and "survival of the fittest."
These creationistic botanists stood something like thick-bark trees
that escaped the raging of the flames. Now the fire has flickered and
the air has begun to clear so that a regrowth of a new and better concept
is seen upon the scientific horizon.
This article is presented
as a survey of the creationistic revival in scientific botany. It is
like a field trip into the present landscape of theoretical science.
It is intended to show at once the vigor of various research avenues,
and to designate the areas that yet need to be replanted if a balanced
forest of creationistic concepts is to flourish. If this essay encourages
only one new person to embark upon a creationistic study of plants (to
sow new seeds where soil has long lain fallow) it will have been written
to some avail.
The Lewis Overthrust
Clifford L. Burdick, Hon.
The Lewis Overthrust, famous
structural geological feature, extends from Glacier National Park in
Montana some 350 miles north into Alberta, Canada; is from 15 to 30
miles wide; and is believed to have been thrust eastward some 35 miles.
This is often referred to in texts as a classic example of a large overthrust,
but only one of many such observed throughout the world. Evidence for
such overthrusting usually offered, is the inverted order of the fossil
sequence in the strata, according to the assumed evolutionary advance
of biological life during the geological ages, and so contained in the
time-stratigraphic rock sequences from older to younger rocks.
In the case of the Lewis
Overthrust rock formations, the so-called "older" algal fossils
are confined to the Precambrian Belt series of rocks, which lie above
the so-called younger Cretaceous rocks, so correlated because of the
index Cretaceous fossils they contain.
Such confidence have paleontologists
and stratigraphers had in the correctness of their evolutionary hypothesis
that in many cases little effort has been spent in examining the physical
evidences accompanying such overthrusting.
Some field work has been
performed during the summer of 1968 in attempting to overcome this deficit.
So far such investigations have failed to turn up any pronounced evidence
to uphold the hypothesis of a Lewis Overthrust. Photographs of contact
lines indicate that the Precambrian strata were water deposited on top
of the Cretaceous.
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