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39, Number 2
Physics and Paleys Watch
Jerry Bergman and Don B. DeYoung
review of particle physics illustrates the energy-matter relationship
in nature and describes the building blocks of the physical world. Particle
physics research reveals that matter is far more complex than scientists
imagined just decades ago. This poses a major challenge to naturalistic
interpretations of the origin, existence, and maintenance of the universe.
Various theories have been developed to account for the living
world, including natural selection and genetic drift, but these mechanisms
are not applicable to the inorganic world revealed by particle physics.
The failure of naturalism to explain the universe has resulted in a revival
of Paleys watch hypothesis. It has also resulted in new attempts
by philosophical naturalists to deal with these discoveries. This includes
the blind watchmaker hypothesis, an attempt to show how a universe that
looks like it was created by intelligence actually came into being spontaneously.
However, evidence shows that the universe, and especially the earth, was
clearly designed to support human life.
A Partnership for Life
(A Van Andel
Creation Research Center Report)
George F. Howe and Mark H. Armitage
is the first in a series of papers in which we discuss lichens growing
on rocks at the Van Andel Creation Research Center, (VACRC), Chino Valley,
Arizona. We introduce lichens in general, dealing with their nature, size,
growth rate, morphology, distribution, physiology, taxonomy, reproduction,
and laboratory growth in this paper. We also analyze aspects of the origin
of lichens from both the creationist and macroevolutionary perspectives.
Lewis Marsh: His Life and His Legacy
early decades of the twentieth century, history was awaiting a new champion
in the creationist movement. The call was answered by a hard- working
farm boy with a penchant toward science. He obtained a good education
and assumed leadership in the creation movement, becoming a science professor,
prolific writer and speaker. He recommended the term baramin for
the created kind and persistently promoted the concept of discontinuity
as contrasted with evolutionary continuity. His scholarship was important
inside and outside scientific communities.
Bridge, Virginia: Origin Speculations
Emmett L. Williams Ph. D.
Bridge, Virginia is a striking geologic structure, and this paper presents
a model for its development within a young earth framework. A brief review
of uniformitarian conjectures for the origin of the bridge is given. The
latter employ erosion by fluvial processes over long periods whereas the
creationist model requires erosion by a large volume of water in a short
Feasible Same-Site Reappearance of the Tigris-Euphrates River System after
the Global Flood
who recognize the reality of the global Flood have always appreciated
its destructive and erosive power, and have accordingly concluded that
the antediluvian Tigris and Euphrates Rivers were obliterated. So long
as river courses had been understood as forming as the result of shallow-crustal
processes, such deductions are entirely consonant with available evidence.
New geologic evidence, however, indicates that the courses of major rivers
are governed by deep-crustal features. This opens up the serious possibility
that the postdiluvian Tigris-Euphrates River system has reappeared at
or close to the location and trend of its antediluvian counterpartall
despite the deposition of thousands of meters of Flood sediment. New geologic
evidence undercuts the claim of compromising evangelicals that the retention
of antediluvian place-names necessarily implies a local flood instead
of a global one.
Evaluation of the Human Skeletal Remains and Artifacts Found in the Tomb
of the Eagles on the Orkney Islands
Lawson L. Schroeder, J.C. Campbell, and George H. Latta
Tomb of the Eagles is formally known as the Isbister Chambered Tomb. It
is located north of Scotland on the remote southeast coast of South
Ronaldsay Island, one of the Orkney Islands. The tomb was
minimally excavated in 1958. When thoroughly excavated in 1975, a significant
collection of human remains, artifacts and animal bones was discovered.
This study of the Isbister remains summarizes the state of health
enjoyed by the people who lived on this island more than 4000 years
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