CRSQ 1978 Volume 15, Number 2


Solution And Deposition Of Calcium Carbonate In A Laboratory Situation III
Emmett Williams, Ph.D. and Richard J. Herdklotz, Ph.D.

Previous work on the conditions necessary for the rapid growth of speleothem-like structures in the laboratory has been reported. These results were discussed in relation to possible natural conditions. A tentative model for the formation of limestone caves ansd possible dripstone formation was proposed. Certain phases of the continued experimenal work are reported in this paper.

Was Ramapithecus The First Hominid
Chris C. Hummer

Ramapithecus is frequently put forth by evolutionists as the first hominid or first member of the family of man. This paper argues that the evidence for this position is extremely fragmentary and the scenario is fraught with problems. This paper argues that the evidence does not warrant the taxonomic status of "hominid" for Ramapithecus. Man appears in the fossil record suddenly and without ancestral form.

Cephalopods In The Creation And The Universal Deluge
John Woodmorappe, B.A.

The study of claims of Cephalopod evolution reveals many fossil-gaps; but the outstanding result is the discrediting of the Biogenic Law and the discovery of the large degree of similarity in forms considered to be unrelated by evolution. Much of the stratigraphic order (genetric; specific) ascribed to ammonoids is actually due to time-stratigraphic concepts and to taxonomic manipulations. Indeed, "condensed" sequences demonstrate rather mixing with cataclysmic burial. The known ecological positions of cephalopods independently fit together into a mutually contemporaneous ecologically zones coexistence. The actual stratigraphic order (ordinal; familial) owes its existence to the burial of these ecological zones in the Flood, while physical sorting during burial gave rise to interfamilial stratigraphic order.

A Solution To Seeing Stars
David M. Harris, B.Sc.

The question is sometimes raised: how distant stars, created only a few thousand years ago, could be visible even now, let alone at the Creation. Here a solution to the problem is proposed. The solution also offers an explanation of the red-shift of the light from stars, without any need of assuming that the universe is expanding.

Variation And Fixity Among Living Things. A New Biological Principle
Frank L. Marsh, Ph.D.

This article lists the processes of variation which occur among plants and animals, and shows that a true fixity exists in nature at the level of the basic type. The presence of discontinuities between basic types is shown; and a new biological principle is stated: the Principle of Limitation of Variation among Organisms. This principle may be stated as follows: processes of biological variation can go no further than to produce new variants within basic types already in existence.

Thermodynamics, Energy, Matter, And Form
H. L. Armstrong, M.Sc.

The dichotomy of matter and energy is very common in physical discussions. It is suggested here that both mater and energy are, in a sense, to be considered as the materials of things. An alternative dichotomy, then, is the old one of form and matter. Matter is conserved, forms are replicated; but neither matter nor form arises from nothing. The consideration, that forms arise only from pre-existing forms, is enough to reveal the impossibility of evolution. Thus, the arguments about forms may serve as a useful alternative to the common appeal by Creationists to the second law of thermodynamics.



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