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Volume 9, Number 1
June, 1972
Abstracts


Darwinism Is Physical And Mathematical Nonsense

Howard Byington Holroyd, Ph.D.

In this article, new and vastly important evidence is presented concerning the mechanical theory of organic evolution which was popularized by Charles Darwin and developed by his followers; and it is shown, far beyond any reasonable doubt, that this theory is nothing more than physical and mathematical nonsense.

The great error of the Darwinians suggests that a suitable place in history for Darwin should be a word added to our vocabulary for a scale of errors which goes as follows: little boo-boo, boo-boo, small error, error, big error, colossal error, and now far larger, Darwinian error, which is the Mount Everest of errors. To say, "Some one made a Darwinian error," means that the person was as wrong as possible in a matter of great importance.

During the past two thousand years, the mechanical theory of organic evolution was the darwinian error, the highest peak, in a whole mountain chain of great and related errors, which includes the philosophy of materialism, making H-bombs, parts of the theories of both Capitalism and Communism, and some other things.

It is a fact of history that Darwin's The Origin of Species, published in 1859, started a vast revolution of thought in Western culture. At that time, critics were not well prepared to refute Darwin's arguments on which he had spent years of time. His attack came as a complete surprise. Some say he exploded a bomb-shell, and the result was that he and his followers won the first battle. But then the made the serious and most common error of thinking that they had won the war; they nearly abandoned research on weapons, and even allowed the old ones to rust.

Now it is time to start the counter-revolution. During uneasy years of peace, due to the efforts of quite a few people, a new and greatly improved weapon has been invented; indeed a multi-megaton "intellectual H-bomb" has been designed. This time it will be the Darwinians who are surprised, and this time they will lose the war.


Flora And Fauna Of The Galapagos Islands

John W. Klotz, Ph.D.

The author discusses, the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. Particular attention is given to finches, tortoises, cacti, and iguanas. It is concluded that Darwin was probably right regarding the origin of unusual plants and animals he found on the Galapagos Islands, but wrong in his conclusions (and observations since) proved evolution.


Progress Report On Grand Canyon Palynology

Clifford L. Burdick, Hon. Ph.D.

During 1964 and 1965, while I was doing work in the Department of Geochronology at the University of Arizona (with special application to paleobotany and palynology), we did a research project in the Petrified Forest of Arizona. We had especially good results with fine microphotographs of many species of Chinle formation conifers. Thus encouraged, Dr. Kremp next initiated some research in the Grand Canyon in palynology.

Considering the wide sections of Paleozoic Era Periods visible of the geologic column, there are all too scanty arrays of macrofossils to demonstrate the evolutionary succession of life. Since microfossils, that is pollen and spores are many times more numerous, it is a well conceived enterprise to check the fossil plant life by means of the spores.

Samples were taken by the instructor and turned over to this author to process in the laboratory. The schistose formations from the Permian, the Mississippian, the Cambrian, and the younger Precambrian produced a variety of spores, but the predominant type of spore from all the ages tested was the vesiculate conifer. Such results were deemed by some as out of order, according to current paleontological thought.

Accordingly the Creation Research Society sponsored a repeat research project in the Grand Canyon, and also encouraged a corollary project sponsored by Loma Linda University of California. Samples processed by the University of Arizona produced negative results, due to defective technique. On a tour of the canyon sponsored by the Bible-Science Association, Drs. Bullis, and Arthur Chadwick of Loma Linda took rock samples and processed them in their Loma Linda laboratories.

At this writing their results practically duplicate the work formerly done by Burdick.


Uniformitarianism, Probability And Evolution

A. J. ("Monty") White, Ph.D.

The author has endeavored to show that Lyell's Uniformitarianism Hypothesis is not only the philosophy governing the study of Geology, but also that which governs Cosmology and Chemical Evolution. He then considers the formation by chance of a small protein 100 amino acids long, containing 20 different amino acids in a definite sequence from a "primeval soup" where all the Earth's hydrospheric water molecules have been replaced by these 20 different amino acids. The author uses the laws of probability to show that the odds of forming such a small protein by chance in the last 1010 years are 1067 to 1 against. In light of this conclusion, the complex nature of DNA is then briefly discussed with reference to the genetic code. Finally the author concludes that in order to avoid confusion, science must only be studied in the light of God's revelation to man.


Biological Oddities That Are Unaccountable By Evolution

Oscar L. Brauer, Ph.D.

Evolution theorists strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. After noting some similarity of structure between two different families of animals, they immediately assume some ancestral relation-ship. They jump at some little factor such as "survival of the fittest" and neglect a thousand factors that are not explainable by this assumed process. To account for the hundreds and hundreds of unique things in the human body by anything like evolution is absurd in the extreme. It is impossible to provide a plan, a driving force, or a direction to the evolution theory. Accordingly, this view is unable to account for certain highly designed systems in the animal world. Four well-designed adaptations in the animal world are examined. Creation evidence is seen in oilbird sonar, hare tracking, vulture tool use, and chuckwalla escape behaviors.


Young Age Vs. Geologic Age For The Earth's Magnetic Field

Thomas G. Barnes, D.Sc.

The rapid decay of the earth's magnetic field, predicted by the rigorous theoretical treatment of Horace Lamb and confirmed by 130 years of real time measurements, is presented as strong evidence that the earth's magnetic field is thousands and not millions or billions of years old. Attempts to substantiate a "geologic age" for the earth's magnetic field through a hypothesized self-excited dynamo to sustain the magnetic field are shown to be futile. Paleomagnetic "evidence" for reversals in the earth's magnetic field is shown, by references to the technical literature, to be fraught with inconsistencies and incapable of providing acceptable evidence for a long age for the magnetic field.


A General Analysis Of The Biblical "Kind" (Min)

Arthur J. Jones, B.Sc.

The biblical term min ("kind") is examined with regard to its etymology, form, and usage. It is shown that min is a strict classificatory term denoting definite "units of creation" and not a term signifying merely that "like begets like." The article concludes with a general analysis of the Mosaic lists of clean and unclean animals as a preliminary to an investigation of the taxonomic extent of the min.


Could There Be Life On Other Planets Of The Solar System

Oscar M. Erpenstein

The author considers life as we are familiar with it on the earth. The conditions under which such life exists are discussed, and then compared with whatever conditions, that might be suitable for such life, are to be found on the other planets of the solar system.

 

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