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Volume 12, Number 4
POST FIRE REGROWTH OF ADENOSTOMA FASCICULATUM
H. AND A. AND CEANOTHUS CRASSIFOLIUS TORR. IN RELATION TO ECOLOGY
Regrowth of two important chaparral shrubs (Adenostoma fasciculatum
H. & A. -chamise, and Ceanothus crassifolius- buck brush) has been
studied after five different fires in the vicinity of Newhall, California.
It is clear that chamise seedlings are regularly important in regeneration
of chamise populations after fire, even though preexisting chamise plants
can resprout from their crowns. It is found, on the other hand, that
populations of buck brush frequently do not regenerate after fire despite
the great buck brush potential for seedling growth. This problem is
briefly examined although no immediate explanation is apparent.
GEORGE F. HOWE
CREATION AND CREATIVITY - REMARKS ON THEIR PHYSICAL
JERZY Z. HUBERT
In this article, the author discusses such questions as: "What
is meant by Creation?"; "What is meant by calling a person
creative?"; and "How can creation be reconciled with the laws
of conservation as they are considered in physics?" It is concluded
that on the human level, creation consists of giving a form to matter
which already exists. Thus, what is called creation on the human level
does not conflict with the laws of conservation. With respect to a level
higher, human beings can see that both the matter and the form for it
could be created; and this is the kind of creation described in Genesis.
ANOTHER THEORY OF GRAVITATION:
AN ALTERNATIVE TO EINSTEIN'S GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
THOMAS G. BARNES AND RAYMOND J. UPHAM, JR.
The second of Einstein's two relativity theories, his general
theory of relativity, is a theory of Gravitation. Its wide acceptance
and his original fame may be attributed largely to the presumed verification
of predictions that he made relative to three effects in astronomy.
Now, however, it turns out that all three of these effects should have
been expected from other considerations; they can be shown to follow
from more conventional physical analyses without the need for his theory
and its rather drastic "nonphysical" concepts. A theory of
gravitation is developed in this paper that follows the same analytical
form as that which has proved to be so successful in electric theory,
namely the form of Maxwell's four field equations in his electromagnetic
theory of light. This theory yields all of the applications known from
Newton's theory of gravitation plus the "expected" dynamical
effects of gravitational waves and radiation, minute effects that Newton
failed to provide for. If this new theory of gravitation is accepted,
it will greatly alter the foundations of modern cosmology. Although
the predicted gravitational radiation effects have the same order of
magnitude as Einstein's, there is enough difference in value that if
these effects are ever measured with sufficient accuracy this theory
may be the "winner" This theory has not yet been completely
explored; but it appears to be a satisfying alternative to Einstein's
general theory of relativity; with much greater physical plausibility.
DARWIN DENIED: THE SUPERSTITION OF STOCHASTIC SUCCESSION
ROBERT W. BASS
The scene is a meeting of experts to discuss the reality,
or otherwise, of UFO's. The narrator is a physical anthropologist whose
avocation is exobiology. Pictures, allegedly to be of the crew of a
UFO, have just been shown. As the curtain rises, the narrator is commenting
on the pictures.
THE USE AND ABUSE OF ASTRONOMY IN DATING
DONOVAN A. COURVILLE
The science of astronomy is of double interest
to Bible-believing Creationists; for it has applications both to cosmology
and cosmogony, and also to chronology. In both of these fields, however,
not only uses, but also abuses, are possible, and, indeed, common.
Abuses in cosmology and cosmogony usually involve unwarranted
extrapolation of data from the present to the remote past, or maybe
to remote distances.
Abuses having to do with chronology usually involve
mixing unwarranted assumptions in with the astronomical data, or in
accepting one out of several possible interpretations of a record,
and ignoring others.
In this article the author has examined several dates
supposedly established by astronomical data. The dates are mostly
from Egypt, and obtained by the Sothic method. In fact, these alleged
results are very questionable; and alternate interpretations do not
lead to conflicts with Scripture, when Scripture deals with Egyptian
DEPOSITION OF CALCIUM CARBONATE IN A LABORATORY SETTING
E. L. WILLIAMS, R. J. HERDKLOTZ, G. L. MULFINGER, R.
D. JONSONBAUGH, AND D. L. PIERCE
This account is an interim report. The purpose of the
work is to investigate experimentally, under laboratory conditions,
the precipitation of calcium carbonate dissolved in water. Such information
is important to interpretations of dripstone formations, in caves
and elsewhere, with regard to the age of the formations.
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