Volume 18, Number 2
THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE
DONALD B. DEYOUNG and JOHN C. WHITCOMB
The currently popular theory of the origin of the universe held by the vast majority of astronomers involves a gigantic explosion of matter and energy aboutfifteen billion years ago (the "big bang" theory), with subsequent cosmic expansion and evolution. The authors examine this cosmogony from both scientific (empirical) and Biblical (exegetical) perspectives, and conclude that it does not fit the facts of general and special revelation.
THE CREATIONIST AND NEO-DARWINIAN VIEWS CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF THE ORDER PRIMATES COMPARED AND CONTRASTED: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS
DENNIS W. CHEEK
After some consideration of the philosophical cautions which should be observed in any scientific discussion, the fossil evidence having to do with primates is reviewed. It is concluded that there is no real evidence to show either that the primates evolved from anything else, or that man evolved among them. The Scriptural view, that man and these other creatures were created separately, is fully as much in accord with the evidence, and is more credible on other grounds.
ON THE VERTICAL MOVEMENTS OF THE EARTH'S CRUST
DOUGLAS E. COX
One of the major problems facing the Creationist is how to account for the source of the waters of the world-wide flood described in Genesis. The possibility of a major source of these waters existing within the earth, immediately below the earth's crust, is explored in this article. This hypothesis can explain the extensive geologic evidence for vertical uplift, that should be taken into account in any geophysical model of the earth's interior.
HOW THE FLOOD ALTERED THE EARTH
EVERETT H. PETERSON
Based on a new interpretation of the Biblical Fountains of the great Deep, this paper presents a new theory of the construction of the earth's original crust and the changes that have been wrought in it. It is proposed that in the beginning, a layer of water separated two layers of crust. That layer of water was the Deep. The ocean basin floated on that water, supplying the pressure to operate the fountains. To initiate the Flood, God personally produced the deep-sea trenches and the crevice in the crust down the middle of the mid-ocean ridge, in order to force the waters of the Deep to the surface.