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40, Number 4
The Geology of the Kansas Basement: Part II
John K. Reed
The identification of deficiencies and errors in the presuppositions
and methods of uniformitarian natural history should be accompanied by
an empirical reinterpretation of geological data within the Biblical worldview.
The wealth of geological and geophysical data demands a systematic replacement
of the ruling paradigm by creationist explanations of the rock record.
Such a reinterpretation is underway for the geology of Kansas, and the
first step in that project addresses the basement. The erosional contact
tween the crystalline basement and overlying sediments can be interpreted
as the erosional basal Flood boundary. The exception to this interpretation
is found at the Midcontinent Rift System, a complex of basalt flows and
adjoining sedimentary basins. This feature is interpreted as the tectonic
basal Flood boundary, marking tectonic disruption associated with the
Flood onset, with both basalt flows and sedimentation occurring between
the onset of the Flood and its marine inundation of the region.
Why Mammal Body Hair Is an Evolutionary Enigma
Mammal body hair is a complex structure that involves several basic parts,
including a shaft, a root, and a follicle. The most common theory currently
in vogue is that hair evolved from reptile scales. Although both scales
and hair preserve well in the fossil record, especially in amber, no evidence
of hair evolution has been found after more than a century of searching.
Another problem is that all primates have thick, coarse hair called fur,
and explanations as to how this fur was lost in human evolution are deficient
The Evolutionary Basis of Eddington's Solar Modelling
Jonathan F. Henry
In the early 1900s Arthur S. Eddington established the current theoretical
basis for the operation of the sun and other stars. Generally, Eddington
asserted that main sequence stars generate energy under a condition of
hydrostatic equilibrium without contraction. Eddington is one of the more
significant solar theorists of the last hundred years. His assumptions
are firmly fixed in modern models such that they are often believed to
be beyond reasonable doubt, virtually on a par with basic laws of physics.
Further, his Quaker background is sometimes emphasized in a man
ner which obscures the evolutionary presuppositions which he acknowledged
as the basis of his theorizing. Scientifically, Eddington is better described
not in terms of his Quaker background but as a convinced evolutionist.
Evolutionary bias rather than scientific objectivity has been the driving
force in stellar modelling since Eddington. Whether conventional solar
fusion has been disproved or alternative solar energy sources have been
confirmed is not addressed.
An Examination of the Odessa Meteor Craters
(Ector County, Texas, U.S.A.)
Within the Context of the Young-Earth Flood Framework
Carl R. Froede Jr., and Joseph Hurt
The Odessa Meteor Craters are located in West Texas (U.S.A.). The site
is approximately five miles southwest of the town of Odessa, Texas in
Ector County. The locale consists of five impact craters with the largest
being approximately 550 feet in diameter and 103 feet deep. The impact
event is viewed by uniformitarian scientists as having occurred between
10 to 50 thousand years ago. At the largest crater, the meteor penetrated
Cretaceous-age limestone and underlying clastics creating a raised rim
of considerable relief. In the intervening time erosion has removed much
of the elevated rim and nearly filled the cra
ter with sediments. The eroded nature of each of the impact craters suggests
that they formed near the end of the Flood Event Timeframe while Floodwater
was still slowly withdrawing from the North American continent. Fossils
of Ice Age megafauna found within some of the craters suggests that they
may have provided a source of drinking water. However, once the creatures
entered the depressions some could not escape and they perished. Today,
only the largest crater retains any visible expression of its catastrophic
origin as the smaller craters have been filled with sediments.
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