Creation and Genesis: A Historical Survey
Andrew S. KulikovskyAnalysis of the historical development of doctrines and theological motifs is a crucial but often neglected element of the interpretive process. Such investigations protect the interpreter from making the common mistake of reading later ideas back into the biblical text. This survey outlines the major views on Creation and the age of the earth advocated by Christians and Jews throughout history. I also analyzed the influence of scientific naturalism and evolutionary theory on biblical interpretation. Although the survey is by no means exhaustive, it is, nevertheless, intended to be a fair and faithful representation of the major views and their adherents.
Lack of Fossil Evidence for Arthropod Evolution Is a Major Difficulty for Neo-Darwinism
The fossil record of the phylum Arthropoda is a major problem for neo-Darwinian evolutionism. No clear fossil evidence for arthropod evolution has ever been uncovered, even though millions of arthropod fossils have been found. The record as a whole clearly shows stasis or persistence of types, not progressive evolution from one order to another. A large proportion of all living and extinct animal species are members of the phylum Arthropoda, and the critical lack of fossil evidence for macroevolution of the entire phylum of Arthropoda favors creation.
Polystrate Fossils Require Rapid Deposition
Michael J. Oard and Hank Giesecke
Polystrate fossils are one of numerous evidences for the rapid deposition of strata, as opposed to the uniformitarian belief in slow deposition over millions of years. They are briefly described from the Joggins Formation, Nova Scotia; Yellowstone National Park, Montana and Wyoming; Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Washington; the Geodetic Hills of Axel Heiberg Island; the Lompoc diatomite, California; and a diatomite from Peru. Uniformitarian geologists usually ignore polystrate fossils or claim that they represent only local rapid deposition, but they rarely supply any supporting evidence. A new location with polystrate petrified trees is described from open-pit coal mines in Alaska. About twenty upright trees at many different levels support rapid deposition of the strata there. The upright trees can be explained by the creationist log mat model, and evidence from the coal mines supports that interpretation.
The Range of Sizes of Galactic Supernova Remnants
The traditional creationist model allows a very brief time for the growth in size of galactic supernova remnants. In this statistical study, I determine the expected range of supernova remnant sizes that have up to 6,000 years of expansionary growth. I show that the resulting size ranges are compatible with the published characteristics of the population of galactic supernova remnants that are of known size. Hence, the range of sizes of these supernova remnants is compatible with a creationist assumption that the galaxy is young.