CRSQ Abstracts, 2015, Volume 52, Number 1 (Summer)

Using Analogies to Understand Worldview

Steven Chisham

This article uses analogies as explanatory aids to systematically understand the concept of worldview, along with its underlying principles and mechanisms. First, a mathematical analogy uses equations to describe the consequences of large-scale data flow in human cognitive processing. Anomalies like autism and extreme intelligence are used to illustrate the analogy's explanatory value. Then, a worldview is compared to advanced modeling and simulation programs to highlight worldview's predictive purpose. Finally, a summary of key findings from my first three papers is presented.

Carbon-14 in Colorado CO2 Gas Wells

John R. Doughty

Radiocarbon (carbon-14), with a half-life of 5730 years, is found throughout the geological record. The confirmation of this fact in the cases investigated in this paper further strengthens the youngearth creationist paradigm. This research broadens the information base by sampling two major CO2 gas fields in Colorado for their carbon-14 content. The results indicate that carbon dioxide data are consistent with that obtained previously from other CO2 and natural gas fields.

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Erosion of the Weald, Southeast England Part II: A Flood Explanation of the Mystery and Its Implications

John D. Matthews and Michael J. Oard

After describing the failures of uniformitarian geologists to explain the geomorphology of the Weald (Oard and Matthews, 2015), we now present an explanation using a Flood geology paradigm. Seven key geomorphological features of the Weald have to be simultaneously explained: (1) the volume of the erosion; (2) the pattern producing erosion surfaces, ridges, crenulations, and water and wind gaps; (3) evidence for river capture; (4) underfit water gaps; (5) range of dry valleys; (6) the origin of clay-with-flints; and (7) the origin of the duricrusts and sarsen stones. We identify the uniformitarian assumptions that have led to the failure of their theories. Replacing these assumptions with a Flood-geology model allows us to provide an explanation for these seven challenging features.

Imaginary Uniformitarian Thrusts

Michael J. Oard and Peter Klevberg

The explanation for “overthrusts” and “thrusts” is one of many challenges facing creation researchers. We evaluated the stacked thrusts in the Sun River Canyon, along the Rocky Mountain Front, about 100 km west of Great Falls, Montana, USA. We have examined four possibilities for these thrusts, and have eliminated the uniformitarian option of slow uphill movement of older strata over millions of years, because there is little broken rock or deformation at the contact. We also examined a paraconformity of 130 million years but saw no evidence for deformation or erosion, suggesting that this "missing time" is imaginary. At present levels, erosion would denude the continent to sea level in a maximum of 50 million years. This places constraints on the timing of thrusting. Absence of deformation or motion at bedding planes along the northeast shore of Gibson Reservoir also suggests that four proposed minor thrust faults do not exist.