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Volume 17, Number 1
Biogeography From A Creationist Perspective: II. The Origin And Distribution
Of Cultivated Plants
George F. Howe, Ph.D.
and Walter E. Lammerts, Ph.D.
A model is developed for
the origin and distribution of cultivated plants from the standpoint
of rapid creation, the fall, and the flood, and a post-flood dispersal
from the area of Asia Minor. It is assumed that each type of plant was
created separately but that crop plants vary as to the length of time
they have been under human cultivation.
Certain plants appear to
have been domesticated very early and it is proposed that these represent
forms which were cultivated before the flood and then propagated by
Noah and his descendents. Data from archaeology fit such a view in that
many crop plants are found to have been cultivated first in mountain
highlands in the mideast and only later elsewhere.Vasilov's "centers"
of crop plant origin are reevaluated as centers of post-flood agriculture.
Other cultivated plants
seem to have been domesticated more recently. It is assumed that these
were unknown to Noah as crop plants but were later brought under culture.
Ancestors for more cultivated plants are completely lacking, a fact
that supports creation rather than evolution.
The process of mutation,
selection, cultivation, hybridization and polyploidy are analyzed in
relation to the history and development of corn, wheat, apple, rose,
orchid, and strawberry varieties. While many very interesting modifications
have been achieved, there has not been any evolution of new species
that would persist under natural conditions.
The Human Lineage: Demurs
Chris C. Hummer, M.A.
is in a state of disarray. Recent fossil finds, biochemical studies
and evolutionary models based on living primates are contradictory to
one another and to older standard scenarios of human evolution.
Computer Simulation Of Large-Scale
Wave Motions Associated With The Genesis Flood
M. E. Clark and H. D.
The theory and numerical
methodology is developed whereby the dynamic processes associated with
large-scale wave motions in the context of a global flood can be delineated.
After a brief review of wave mechanics, the available analytical results
are given in synopsis. The basic computer algorithm, SOLA-SURF, is then
described and utilized to produce solutions to a series of problems
considered to be germane to Genesis Flood explanations. The results
of these simulations are presented in terms of the velocity fields and
the temporal sequencing of the free-surface configurations. Interpreations
of the results leads to inferences as to development of sedimentary
strata left by the passing of wave motions.
The Warm Earth Fallacy
Glenn R. Morton
An analysis of the assumptions
which must be made when ancient climate is inferred from the fossil
record reveals that one must accept the Principle of Uniformitarianism
and quite possibly the Theory of Evolution in order to determine the
climate. Under the assumption that the earth has undergone a world-wide
flood of a year's duration, it is impossible to determine what the pre-flood
climate was like. The implications of this are that all current flood
models which attempt to satisfy the warm earth criteria may be satisfying
a situation which never existed.
New Proton And Neutron Models
T. G. Barnes, D.Sc.
This article extends the
concepts developed in previous papers, alternatives to special theory
of relativity, to generate magnetic forces of sufficient magnitude to
replace the conventional concepts of the strong forces in nuclear physics.
The proton model consists
of a spinning sphere of extremely small radius and extremely high perimeter
speed, speed exceeding the speed of light. This speed is shown to be
permissible in a sphere with constant rate of rotation. The result is
a large magnetic flux and an intense magnetic field. This field provides
binding force attraction between protons.
The proton magnetic flux
induces a spin in an electron deforming the electron into a rotating
ring. The rotating electron ring encircles the spinning proton to form
a neutron. The magnetic force keeps the plus and minus charge apart.
This paper makes use of
published values of spin angular momentum, magnetic moments, and beta
decay energy. It also uses the classical laws of conservation of angular
momentum and energy and the equivalence of mass and energy.
The Shrinking Sun: A Creationist's
Prediction, Its Verification, And The Resulting Implications For Theories
Hilton Hinderleiter, Ph.D.
It is shown that the question:
whence comes solar energy, has a connection, which might not be suspected
at first, with the question of origins: did things evolve or were they
created? In view of this, the fact, noticed only recently, that the
sun appears to be contracting at a measurable rate, could prove to be
a major scientific embarassment for evolutionism.
Solar Neutrinos And A Young
Paul M. Steidl
The failure to find solar
neutrinos which should be a result of hydrogen fusion reactions in the
sun indicates that the sun is young. Further, the solar global osciallations
preclude the existence of fusin at all. The only viable alternative,
gravitational contraction, which has a comparatively short time span,
is indicated by actual observations of decreasing solar diameter.
The Canopy In World Mythology
Joseph C. Dillow, Th.D.
For many years creationists
have seen in the numerous ancient legends of a global deluge evidence
of a circumstantial nature for the flood of Genesis. It has not heretofore
been pointed out, however, that similar testimony exists for a "water
heaven" such as that described in Genesis 1:6-8. This suggests
another line of confirmation of the vapor canopy theory. In this particular
article an attempt is made to summarize this anthropological evidence
for the vapor canopy from various legends all over the world.
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