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Volume 13, Number 3
Selection: Artificial And Natural
William J. Tinkle, Ph.D.
Conditions in nature are
such that some animals and plants thrive while others do not; indeed,
some even die. A common expression is that nature selects some to live
and discards others. Something of the sort does take place; but new
and improved types, leading for instance to the gradual development
of man from a single cell like the amoeba, natural selection brings
about the discarding of accidental cripples and abnormal individuals,
thus maintaining a standard.
The Ancients And Their Use
Erich A. von Fange, Ph.D.
The author maintains that
the division of history and prehistory into such divisions as the stone,
bronze, and iron ages, with subdivisions, is at best an over-simplification,
and at worst quite erroneus. For different materials were in use in
different places at thesame time; and even at the same place different
materials were in contemporaneous use for different reasons. Also, the
facts that iron rusts away, while bronze and stone do not, and that
the ancients, not being as wasteful as we, did not leave so much scrap
about, mean that archaeological samples may give a distorted picture
of the kinds of metals and other materials in use.
The re-interpretation of
history, proposed here, fits very well into the Scriptural chronology.
In the course of the investigation,
many curious facts are discovered about the ancient use of metals.
Who Came Before Columbus?
Stuart S. Seaman
Evidence of seveal kinds
is adduced to show that people from Europe or the Near East have come
to the Americas long befor ethe time of Columbus. The knowledge that
such things have happened may help in understanding how men spread throughout
the world after the Flood, or after the dispersion from Babel. At the
same time, the information found may throw light onto some puzzling
aspects of the archaeology of the Americas.
Cave Formation By Rock Disintegration
Douglas E. Cox
The processes generally
cited in theories of cavern formation are corrasion and solution. Neither
of these processes adequately explains the presence of cave fill in
many caves. A new concept in cavern formation involves a possible disintegration
process due to the release of former high pressure on sediments that
were being elevated form depths in which they were formed. This process
can account for the relationship of cavern plans to joint systems, the
generally horizontal development of caves, and other characteristics
besides accounting for the formation of cave fill in place. This avoids
the problem of explaining how cave fill can be transported into caves
from outside. Application of the toery of disintegration to problems
of origin of dome pits in caves is discussed, and the possibility of
this explanation of the formation of caves in non-carbonate rocks is
Roger W. Haines, Jr.,
This article is intended
as a critique of the whole doctrine of macroevolution, particularly
as the doctrine is commonly presented at schools and colleges. The well
known textbook, Physical Anthropology, by Lasker, is cited to
show how the doctrine is, in fact, presented. Citations from many authors
show that practically every assumption of the macroevolutionary doctrine
is, at best, questionable.
It will be understood that
this article is not intended as an attack on Lasker, nor on his book.
Rather, it is a criticism of the doctrine which the author assumed in
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