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Volume 16, Number 2
An Analysis Of Darwin's Natural Selection - Artificial Selection
Randall R. Hedtke
It is pointed out that Darwin
based his case very much on an alleged analogy between the facts that
in nature some creatures have more offspring than others, and that a
breeder arranges for creatures of the kind which he wants to have more
offspring. In other words, he drew an analogy between the alleged natural
selection, and selection as practiced by a breeder. However, the two
cases are quite different in many respects, and there is no true analogy.
Hence Darwin's arguments prove nothing.
Creation, Evolution, And
James E. Strickling
Two contrasting world-views,
Creationism and uniformitarianism, have long been opposed one to the
other. More recently a third opinion, which might be called secular
catastrophism, has gained many adherents. An attempt is made here to
investigate how these three world-views differ, and in so doing to draw
some distinction whch may be helpful in discussing the matter.
John Woodmorappe, B.A.
The use of radiometric dating
in Geology involves a very selective acceptance of data. Discrepant
dates, attributed to open systems, may instead be evidence against the
validity of radiometric dating.
A systematic and critical
review of dating applications is presented; emphasis being placed on
the geologic column. Over 300 serious discrepancies are tabulated. It
is, however, demonstrated that most discrepant results are not published.
Discrepant dates capriciously relate to petrography and regional geology.
Neither internal consistencies,
minereal-pair concordances, nor agreements between different radiometric
dating methods necessarily validate radiometric dating.
The large spread of values
for igneous and metamorphic rocks (especially of the Precambrian) may
indicate artificial imposition of time-values upon these rocks.
Atlantis And The Flood
Clifford L. Burdick,
It is suggested that the
story of Atlantis, about which there has been so much speculation, may
have originated in a tradition of the Flood which still existed in Egypt
in Plato's time.
Evolution And Fluctuations
- A Creationist Evaluation
Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D.
Fluctuations are examined
as a possible mechanism for molecules-to-man evolution. Dissipative
structures offer promise as good models for certain existing nonequilibrium
systems, but fail as proper models for origins. Often they are used
as tools to avoid, in theory, the consequences of degeneration processes.
The major problem with the evolutionary hypothesis is the lack of an
explanation of how the universe moved out of the initial equilibrium
condition. The use of fluctuations to accomplish the task appears unrealistic.
Creation of the original order is a sensible alternative.
The Species Concept in
Lyell's Principles Of Geology
G. H. Harper
Lyell's book had also something
to say about biology; and his views on that subject are investigated
here. It turns out that he was not much of a Darwinian as is often supposed;
in fact, his doctrine was more like the one now commonly called Progressive
Creation. Creationists who have not read the work may be surprised to
find that some of his arguments and illustrations may still be useful
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