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Volume 9, Number 3
A Statistical Analysis Of Flood Legends
James E. Strickling
Many flood legends have
survived from all parts of the world. Nearly al of them are variations
of the them in the Biblical account; however, in none of them is there
a purity of this theme. They all diverge from the Biblical account in
one or more aspects.
Most of the flood legends
fall into one or two general classifications. In one of these a favored
family is saved, and in the other the survivors vary in number and relationship.
Four of these aspects central to the Biblical account occur in varying
combinations throughout the legends in both classifications. Because
of the varying combinations, the individual legends cannot be categorized
as one specific type or another. However, a statistical analysis indicates
the purity of the Biblical account and reveals evidence of subsequent
upheavals having corrupted in varying degrees all other accounts.
The Cap Thrower Fungus
George F. Howe, Ph.D.
The daily cycle of growth
of Pilobolus filaments is discussed with emphasis on the manner
in which this fungus aims at the sun. Many of the spore masses are discharged
and glued on the leaves of distant plants because of an explosion in
each filament at about 9:00 A.M. If the leaf, with spores attached,
is consumed by a horse, the Pilobolus spores grow in the dung
and another crop of fungus filaments matures. A plan for the laboratory
study of Pilobolus is briefly discussed.
The lens system, biological
timing, ballistic aiming, missile firing, and attachment devices of
the Pilobolus are seen as unmistakable evidences of Divine creation
in the world of fungi.
Why Genetic Variation Between
New Guinea Communities?
(Migration - Dispersion Model
R. Daniel Shaw, M.A.
As members of small populations
migrating from a relatively large common source are subjected to premature
death through warfare, epidemic disease, and other unusual events, genetic
drift is greatly accelerated. Migration coupled with unusual events
is offered as the primary mechanism in producing genetic variation between
populations of New Guinea. This theoretical interpretation fits well
with the facts, presented in table form, and solves a distribution problem
of some complexity.
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