Some have tried to point to the monotremes as links between the mammals
and reptiles. That notion is challenged here; it is shown that the monotremes
are true mammals, albeit having certain peculiarities. They provide
no support for evolutionary theories.
AN ESTIMATE OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF EVOLUTIONARY THINKING
JOHN N. MOORE
This article is a critical examination of current evolutionary thinking,
as exemplified in statements by prominent evolutionists. Six points
especially noticeable in this thinking are (1) disregard of the grounds
of and limiting principles of scientific methodology; (2) equivocations
of the word "evolution"; (3) primary reliance on circumstantial
evidence; (4) extensive extrapolation; (5) dependence on error; and
(6) use of "cover words" as practiced by evolutionists.
VELOCITY EFFECTS ON ATOMIC CLOCKS AND THE TIME QUESTION
THOMAS G. BARNES and FRANCISCO S. RAMIREZ IV
The experimental and theoretical work of Herbert Ives is presented
as a logical alternative to Einstein's special theory of relativity.
Rotational experiments are shown to indicate a light-beating medium,
refuting thefoundations of special relativity. The relativity concept
of time dilation is replaced by physically produced clock rate reduction
when clocks move through the reference medium. The common sense concept
of time is upheld as a fundamental quantity of science. The philosophy
of relativism is shown to be detrimental to science.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF MATTERS SIGNIFICANT TO CREATIONISM
AND DILUVIOLOGY: REPORT 2
This report is not about one specific topic, but is a collection of
miscellaneous findings conveying a diverse body of information of interest
to Creationists and Diluvialists. It is thus a natural sequel to the
author's first anthology. Highlights of points concerning biological
evolution include: 1) fallacies in claims of life from non-life, 2)
lack of a proven driving mechanism; 3) the problem of "living fossils,
4) fundamental biologic phenomena not explained by evolution. The section
on "ancient reefs" further shows that. 1) ancient "reefs"
lack a reef network, 2) these deposits were cemented inorganically,
3) growth orientation is no proof of growth in situ over immense periods
of time. Previous Creationists' observations about "overthrusts",
such as lack of gouge, and perfectly conformable "thrust"
contacts, are confirmed. Over two hundred cases of anomalous fossils
are tabulated; and it is shown that such fossils typically do not show
morphological evidence of the "reworking" which has been invoked
to explain them. A final section on uniformitarianism notes evidence
to show that thick igneous and metamorphic rocks have formed and cooled
quickly; and illustrates the blinding influence of uniformitarianism.
CREATION, WHY AND HOW?
EVERETT H. PETERSON
In this article the question: Creation-Why? is examined; and it is
concluded, among other things, that the second law of thermodynamics
was put into operation as soon as Creation was complete. The question:
Creation-How? is also examined; and it is suggested that one of the
results of making creation subject to vanity (Romans 8:20) at the fall
ELECTROMAGNETICS AND THE APPEARANCE OF AGE
GLENN R. MORTON
Creationists have discussed how the light from distant stars, created
only a few thousand years ago, could be reaching us. An analogous question
is why no radioactive isotopes with half-lives less than many millions
of years exist naturally; apparently if any ever existed they have decayed.
Again, while it is no doubt true that there are many sources of error
in radiometric dating, yet there seems to be a certain consistency in
giving long ages. Creationists need to investigate all of these matters
carefully. In this article it is proposed that a change in the electrical
forces associated with elementary particles, possibly at the time of
the Flood, may provide a Creationist explanation for all of these points.