DESIGN IN THE HUMAN BODY
DAVID A. KAUFMANNExplanations of two examples of a pulley system, an example of a wheel and axle system, an example of lubricating disks in the joints, and an example of bone design are further evidence of a divine creation and militate against belief in the philosophy of chance combination of molucules-to-man evolution.
THE MAGNIFICENCE OF KINDS AS DEMONSTRATED BY CANIDS
HILBERT R. SIEGLERThe author speculates about the degree of excellence with which the Creator first endowed the newly created kinds (MIN), and suggests that one manifestation of this past glory was the genetic variability with which each "kind' was endowed. The canids are used as an example to demonstrate this potential for variability. The article proceeds to list the major categories of canids: 118 different breeds of domestic dogs and many types of mongrels, Pariah Dogs, Dingoes, and seven true wild dogs; four different species of jackals; five different species of wolves, among which the Gray Wolves and Coyotes are known to occur in a large variety of races; and at least 13 different species of Foxes. All four major categories of canids have been known to crossbreed. While evolutionists consider these many varieties as results of evolutionary processes at work, the author argues that these varieties "devolved" from superior created canids, but within the boundaries of the MIN, He also suggests that creationists begin to use the term "baramin" when referring to 'kind."
LEGENDARY EVIDENCE FOR THE CONFUSION OF TONGUES
JAMES E. STRICKLINGLegends about the flood are about universal; this fact is strong evidence to show that the Noachian Flood was universal. Some investigation has been made to see whether legends of a confusion of tongues, such as that recorded in Scripture as having happened at the Tower of Babel, are also universal, or at least widespread. While such legends have not been found to be so common as flood legends, there are some about a confusion of tongues, and they are found in significantly separated parts of the world. Of course, belief in the truth of Scripture does not depend upon such legends, yet such corroboration is interesting and worthwhile.
A. G. TILNEYThe fact that the first words of the Bible are "In the Beginning" is some indication of the importance which Scripture gives to beginnings. Here are collected some observations about some of the important beginnings: the beginnings of the world, of humanity, of Israel, and of the Church. Beyond all of these there is to be a new Beginning, which is still expected.
THE GENESIS FLOOD AND THE GEOLOGICAL RECORD
G. L. JOHNSONThe book of Genesis contains a detailed account of a great flood, apparently covering the entire earth. It is reasonable to ask how God caused this flood and what the geological data are to support the Genesis record. God, of course, could have created enough additional water to have covered the earth with a flood, and then annihilated the water afterwards. However, the assumption is made that God stayed within the bounds of the natural laws he had established at creation. This paper is an examination of what the Bible author related about the flood.
FOSSILS AND UNCERTAINTY
H. H. GRIMM
Three gross models are discussed briefly by which one might account for the generation of the fossil record. The models are concerned with the generation of the accumulated genetic complexity. They have features which exclude each other. It is contended that present observers have not and probably cannot find a way to make a choice between them based upon the fossil record alone. This impasse is likened to that in physics known as the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. The only known escape from this dilemma is a free-will choice between the options. The creationist point of view is one of these options, and has two very important strengths,: (1) It is consistent with the historical records such as the Bible. (2) It is consistent with the second law of thermodynamics.
FOSSIL MAN AND THE CREATION CONCEPT
HAROLD W. CLARKAnthropology is based on the evolutionary philosophy. Early discoveries in Europe were used to establish a "sequence of cultures" of prehistoric man which has been extended with variable success to other parts of the earth. Glacial deposits and cave remains correlated with the glacial "period' have been related to the "pluvials" of non-glacial regions again with variable success. This study contains a brief review of the discovery of Neanderthal Man, Pithecanthropus of Southeast Asia, and Australopithecus of South Africa. Evidence is given to show that these "races" were not evolutionary in nature, but degenerative. Earliest cities of the Middle East show a surprisingly high degree of culture. It is noted that early man, as he led a nomadic life, faced adverse conditions that resulted in deterioration, particularly of the skull features, but as they settled down and established an agricultural and urban civilization, these primitive characteristics disappeared. Discovery of modern-appearing skulls below "primitive" ones, or contemporaneous with them, disputes the claim that these crude fornu were the result of "evolution." It is suggested that anthropologists take a new look at the evidence, and align anthropology with the Genesis account of creation and the Flood. The creationist philosophy will give an interpretation that is superior to that of "evolution."
THE FLOOD AND THE ARK
J. E. SCHMICHThere are many questions which could be asked about the Flood, the greatest crisis which the human race has ever faced; and about the Ark, the means whereby some were saved. In this article the author attempts to answer some of the questions, and to suggest possible ways of investigating others.