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48, Number 3
Could Magnetic Monopoles
Cause Accelerated Decay?
Bruce Oliver, Eugene Chaffin
We study the effect of superheavy magnetic monopoles on nuclei
such as Aluminum-26 and Potassium-40, to see if the rate of beta
decay is enhanced by the nearby passage of a magnetic monopole. Following
an idea of Carrigan (1980a, 1980b), we consider the possibility
that monopoles are trapped in the earth’s interior by a balance between
gravitational and magnetic forces from the earth’s fields. Magnetic
reversals such as those considered by Humphreys sent the monopoles
to the surface during the Genesis Flood, causing nuclear decay rates
to seem to accelerate. We use theory developed by Lipkin in the 1980s
to treat the theory of perturbation of the decay rates by the monopoles.
We show that the monopole velocities attained during a field reversal
are sufficient for them to escape during the Flood, but not large enough
to produce tracks in rocks and minerals similar to fission tracks.
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Biogeography: A Creationist Perspective
Biogeography, or the distribution of plant and animal life, is an
important topic in helping to determine the origin of different
life-forms. Creationists and evolutionists have tried to reconcile the
geography of life with how they believe history unfolded, the latter far
more than the former. While evolutionists argue that biogeography
demonstrates their worldview, nothing could be farther from the truth.
The evolutionary argument consists of ad hoc rationalizations and ruling
out of alternative theories by straw-man argumentation. Furthermore,
the creationist view, when presented fairly, provides a much simpler and
compelling explanation for the geography of life.
The Little Ice Age in the North Atlantic Region
Part III: Iceland
Peter Klevberg, Michael J. Oard
The first two parts of this series (Klevberg and Oard, 2011a, 2011b)
introduced methods of studying past climate change, the historicity
of the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age, and the importance
of the Little Ice Age in understanding climate change and constraining
climatic models. The reasons for concentrating on the North Atlantic
region include the richness of the historiography for the period and
the utility of the geography in studying climatic constraints on the inferred
postdiluvial ice age. Nowhere is the historiography richer or the
geographic setting better for this than Iceland. This paper summarizes
observations of climate change in Iceland from Landnám to the present
and the contemporary glacial fluctuations.
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