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40, Number 1
The Wright Brothers' Airplane Compared to Insect Flight
Arthur L. Manning
The Wright brothers' activities in inventing the airplane are set forth.
They include library research, conscious imagining of a solution to flight's
demands, kite experiments, communication with experts, glider experiments,
experiments with a wind tunnel, and propeller design. Then the aerodynamics
of insect flight is considered, demonstrating their superb sophistication.
It is concluded that since human flight was in fact the result of such
a high degree of intelligent planning, certainly the Creator's design
is even more directly obvious in the origin of insect flight.
The Saguaro National Park (east)
Mylonites, Ultramylonites, and Cataclasites: Evidence in Support of the
Carl R. Froede Jr., George F. Howe, and John
Saguaro National Park (east) is located
on the eastern side of Tucson, Arizona. It encompasses both the Tanque
Verde Ridge and most of the Rincon Mountains. The park affords a wonderful
opportunity to examine a relatively untouched desert environment dominated
by Saguaro cactus. We examined the western portion of the Park (defined
by the area along Loop Drive) to better understand rocks defined as mylonites,
ultramylonites, and cataclasites. In Arizona, these metamorphic rocks
are found in the Basin and Range province and are associated with metamorphic
core complex mountains. The Saguaro National Park (east) provides an excellent
setting to examine these unique shear-altered rocks and understand the
processes involved in their formation. Our preliminary assessment indicates
that tectonic processes formed these rocks during the Genesis Flood.
Flood Geology of the Crimean Peninsula
Part II: Conglomerates and Gravel Sandstones of the Demerdji Formation
Alexander V. Lalomov
Conglomerates and Sandstones of the
Demerdji Formation assigned to the Upper Jurassic comprise the third major
stratigraphic sequence of the Crimean peninsula (southeast Europe, Black
Sea coast). The basement of the Crimean sedimentary sequence consists
of highly metamorphized rocks assigned to Precambrian and/or Paleozoic
erathems. The second structural floor consists of folded sandstones and
shales of Tavrick and Eksiordian Formations. The conglomerate contains
exotic clasts with the probable source area located in the Ukrainian Crystalline
Massif, up to 400 km to the north. This formation has numerous features
that demonstrate its formation in a vigorous hydraulic regime. Hydraulic
parameters derived from grain analysis suggest ranges of hydraulic conditions
during the Flood, and erosion of the underlying flysch indicates a strong
variation of hydraulic conditions during the main phase of the Flood.
To the extent that these Crimean formations are typical of other geosynclinal
settings, they can be used to interpret sedimentary sequences in other
La Brea Tar Pits: Evidence of a Catastrophic
According to the traditional view,
the La Brea Tar Pits were pools of entrapment for unwary animals. This
view fails to account for a variety of anomalies, including the disarticulation
and intermingling of skeletal parts, the lack of teeth marks on herbivore
bones, the absence of soft tissues, the inverse ratio of carnivores to
herbivores, the numerical superiority of water beetles among insect species,
and water saturation of wood debris. An alternative theory assuming a
catastrophic flood is a better explanation of the data. This theory can
apply to other late Pleistocene fossil sites, where similar anomalies
occur. Fossil deposition by catastrophic flood seems to be global in scope.
These considerations provide strong confirmation for the young Earth-Flood
model of geologic history.
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Helioseismology: Implications for the Standard Solar
Jonathan F. Henry
Helioseismology, the study of solar vibrations, has revealed
a higher degree of homogeneity in the sun than is commonly assumed. This
is contrary to the standard solar model (SSM), in which the sun is assumed
to be segregated into a core region and radiative and convective regions
which do not experience significant mixing with the core. Furthermore,
a degree of solar homogeneity and concomitant mixing implies a lower core
temperature than is typically assumed, which in turn means that significant
helium production may not be occurring in the sun. Deuterium produced
via hydrogen fusion therefore may not be consumed in producing helium.
The deuterium abundance of the interstellar medium appears to be consistent
with the possibility that deuterium is not consumed in the sun via helium
production, but escapes into interplanetary space due to the sun's homogeneity.
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