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Volume 14, Number 3
The Attenuation Of Visible Radiation In The Vapor Canopy
Jody Dillow, Th.D.
A common objection to the
vapor canopy theory has been that an extensive vapor blanket would attenuate
all incoming starlight. In the following discussion, a vapor canopy
model containing vapor amounting to forty feet of precipitable water
is proposed. The physics of the maintenance of this amount of water
has been developed and will be the subject of a later publication. The
scattering coefficient of the vapor canopy is calculated and some approximations
are made on the visibility in the pre-flood heavens. In conclusion,
some suggestions are made regarding the effect on ancient mythology
of the change in the appearance of the sky after the flood.
James E. Strickling
Evidence is presented to
show that the sage Imhotep, of Egyptian monuments and literature, may
have been the same person as Joseph of the Bible.
Pillars, Polystrate Formations,
Douglas E. Cox
Three kinds of column-like
formation are discussed. There are columns of unconsolidated material,
often differing from their surroundings, embedded in sand or drift.
There are pillars of consolidated material, often sandstone, embedded
in rock. And there are free-standing solid pillars.
It is proposed that all
of these kinds of pillars, and also potholes, are to be ascribed to
one cause: disintegration following the release of pressure as the material
was raised out of the water at the end of the Noachian Flood. It is
hard to believe that sedimentary processes could have caused these formations;
hence the cross stratification, often found with them, can not be an
effect of sedimentation.
Some reasons are suggested
why the study of these formations may be especially worth while to a
Genetics Favors Creation
William J. Tinkle, Ph.D.
While Charles Darwin and
the naturalists were speculating about vague tendencies in heredity,
Gregor Mendel was learning from his own research the scientific laws
which govern the passing of genes from parent to offspring. This paper
points out how these laws do not agree with the speculations of the
A Simple Geometrical Model
For Comparing Pre-Flood And Post-Flood Geomorphology
James N. Hanson, Ph.D.
A simple model, based on
Gen. 1:9, Ps. 104:6-8, Gen. 7:11 et al., for comparing the geometric
disposition of land and sea of the of the pre-Flood, Flood time and
post-Flood worlds, is developed and evaluated. Numerical evaluation
of this model provides estimates of: the energies associated with the
Flood and "the fountains of the great deep," the change in
the earth's radius, and the changes of the depth of the ocean and heights
of the continents. A discussion follows, on the application to: global
ice formation, continent building, the frozen mammoths, the rotation
of the earth on its axis and the accuracy of the King James Version
translation of Ps. 104:8.
A Plea For Caution About
Chris C. Hummer, M.A.
The well known skull 1470,
found by Richard Leakey, has been cited by many Creationists as evidence
that man appears in the fossil record as early as other hominids, and
that when he does appear he is fully man. However, the skull has ape-like,
as well as man-like, features. The author urges that Creationists be
very cautious in using this skull as evidence; for if it should be decided
later it is not a human skull after all, they would have been leaning
on a broken reed. It is suggested also that there is other evidence
which Creationists should consider, and which they might find to be
more conclusive and more helpful.
Skull 1470 - A New Look
John W. Cuozzo, D.D.S.
The skull 1470, which Leakey
found a few years ago in Kenya, has puzzled both evolutionists and Creationists.
For it is much more human in many ways than anything which evolutionists
had expected to find from as long ago as they believed it to be. On
the other hand, there were some ape-like features. Reasons are presented
here for believing that the ape-like features may be due to environmental
happenings to the skull after its owner's death. Thus the owner may
well have looked very much like a present-day man.
Certainties, Less Than Certainties,
It is suggested that Creationists
may work more efficiently by noting that there are some doctrines about
which they are certain, others which admit some uncertainty. Those which
are firmly based on Scripture, and are matters of faith, are certain;
there is no need of research to establish them, although corroboration
may be satisfying.
About other points, which
may for instance be mentioned only incidentally in Scripture, one feels
less than certain. About these, sincere believers can and do reach different
conclusions. Experimental research may throw light onto these matters;
and, of course, so may further Bible study.
At the opposite pole from
certainly - or, rather, it is certainly false - is the dogma of evolution.
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