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Volume 8, Number 3
Probability And Left-Handed Molecules
James F. Coppedge
The mystery of stereo-selectivity
in proteins is examined. The history of efforts to explain this strange
phenomenon is traced from Pasteur to the present. Conversations with
a number of prominent scientists regarding the current status of knowledge
on this problem are reported. Probability theory is applied to the change
production of a minimum set of protein molecules for the smallest theoretically
possible living entity with only left-handed protein components.
The odds against this happening once among all the protein molecules
that ever existed on earth are evaluated. Comparison of the naturalistic
and creationist positions is examined regarding this mystery.
Monoglaciology And The Global
William A. Springstead,
Scientific data affirming
the Genesis account of a global flood have been increasing in recent
years. There is likewise evidence for a serious reappraisal of the classic
views on glaciation in the Northern Hemispheres. There is the need to
reconsider the earlier and older views of the monoglaciologists. Such
views are quite favorable to the concept of a world wide deluge.
The Ice Age, scientifically
termed Pleistocene or Quaternary, was the last geological epoch and
the most carefully studied time of continental glaciation. Its express
nature, causes, and duration are crucial factors for postulating one
or several glaciations, and for the evidence supporting the global flood.
postulate continental ice caps, the ice caps are thought to have been
much smaller in extent and to have been accompanied by marine transgression,
floating ice and other fluviatile elements. Like polyglaciologists,
monoglaciologists adhere to the belief that the ice disappeared about
8-10,000 years ago. But unlike polyglaciologists, monoglaciologists
hold to a drastically shorter period of glaciation.
This paper will primarily
with the Pleistocene period of time. The weaknesses of classic polyglaciology
and the increasing plausibility of once discarded monoglaciology will
be considered in detail. The conduciveness of the theory of monoglaciology
will be considered in detail. The conduciveness of the theory of monoglaciology
to the Biblical revelation of a world wide flood will be shown.
Pleiotropy: Extra Cotyledons
In The Tomato
William J. Tinkle, Ph.D.
Aristotle noted that living
things develop according to type. If we are to ascribe development of
kinds to natural selection we must believe that the plan of an organism
is incomplete and tenuous; so much so that among the chance variants
there are some which are superior to their parents, along with others
which are inferior. Yet among the variants which are hereditary, nearly
all are inferior and this study describes such a strain. The data favor
the idea that the type is important.
A tomato plant with an extra
cotyledon might be considered an advantageous type but in these observations
it was found to be inferior in germination, rate of growth, and resistance
to frost. A few morphological peculiarities were noted.
One Man's View On The Teaching
Of Origins In The Public School Science Classroom
Richard Bliss, M.S.
The teacher in public school
must avoid coercion and unfair dogmatism in the presentations of origins.
Students should be given empirical data bearing on origins and then
be allowed to examine alternatives to the evolution concept. This objective
might be achieved in part if student teachers were asked to write about
arguments opposing evolution during their own college preparation.
It is also suggested that data regarding competitive theories be collected
into an appendix or addenda for use with all types of textbooks and
"A Law Of Biological
A "Law of Biological
Conservation" is developed in the context of the well-known Laws
of Thermodynamics. It is asserted in this Law that the total information
implicit in all living creatures at a given instant cannot exceed the
total information coded upon all the genes of their cells. As a corollary
of such a law, it becomes obvious that creation requires a Creator because
the information implicit in these living beings today cannot exceed
the total amount of information of all kinds which was required to specify
the whole of the original creation. Evolutionists should face this issue
and consider its implications.
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