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Volume 14, Number 2
Volume 14, Number 2
Was Noah's Ark Stable?
The article deals with the question, "Would Noah's Ark survive the cataclysmic forces of a world-wide flood?" The procedure followed is that which is followed by naval architects in modern ship design. Initially the weight and contents of the ark are evaluated. Then, by way of calculations, the ability of the ark to remain upright in high winds (up to three times hurricane force) is investigated. The results of these calculations are evaluated on the basis of modern practice, including the U.S. Coast Guard Regulations. The conclusion drawn from the investigation is that the ark was extremely stable, well able to withstand the forces hurled against it in the flood.
For the first third of this century most creationists held to the concept that there was no general sequence to the fossils, but that they were arranged into the "geological column" simply to support the theory of vast ages of time. More recent studies suggest that there is a general sequence, although not in such detail as the evolutionists hold. In order to explain this orderly arrangement, the ecological zonation theory has been proposed, and has been accepted by many creationists. According to this theory the fossil "zones" are the remnants of the original life zones of the antediluvian earth.
Some questions and problems are discussed, and answers suggested.
The Crisis In Radiocarbon
A comparison of radiocarbon dates obtained from Egyptian archaeological samples and from contemporary tree growth-rings shows significant discrepancies over an extended period of time. On geophysical grounds, however, a single calibration curve for the whole of the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth is predicted. Further, there is no justification for suspecting tree growth-rings used for calibration to be contaminated in any way. The author concludes that the discrepancies are due to chronological errors in assigning ages to the Egyptian samples and the dendrochronological samples, and shows that that calibration before about 500 B.C., may be justifiably questioned. Additional C-14 calibration anomalies resulting from measurements of a number of dendrochronological samples are also discussed to indicate, that if they are correct, the fundamental principles of the dating method require revision.
Mystery Of The Radiohalos
Current physical laws may not have governed the past.
Earth's primordial crustal rocks, rather than cooling and solidifying over millions or billions of years, crystallized almost instantaneously.
Some geological formations thought to be one hundred million years old are in reality only several thousand years old.
What Will They Say In 10,000
It is shown herein that evolutionists increase their estimates of the earth's age exponentially. Conclusions are given on the assumption that this trend will continue.
Galaxy Clusters And The Mass
Various proposals which have been proposed to resolve the so-called "missing mass" or "mass anomaly" in galaxy clusters are reviewed here. Basically, these hypotheses can be broken down into two types of proposals: the missing mass hypotheses and the missing physics ideas. The presence of the mass anomaly has been used, in the past, in support of a young cosmos. The validity of such an approach is reviewed.
Seventeen Problems For Evolutionists
This article is mainly a survey and review of portions of the literature of particular interest to creationists. As a teacher the author found that textbook authors present evolution as an assured fact, and rarely mention any problems or objections which might be raised. But there are many problems, which, in the author's opinion, are fatal to the dogma of evolution. Some of those problems are presented and discussed.