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Volume 22, Number 3
The Role Of Creation Research
In Modern Biology
E. Norbert Smith, Ph.D.
The research to be performed
by creationist biologists is discussed. A new biological taxonomy is
needed. Plants and animals are not evolving but are already adapted
for their particular ecological niche.
The Water Of Life
Don B. DeYoung, Ph.D.
The solid, liquid, and vapor
states of water are discussed from a design perspective. Many physical
properties of water such as heat capacity are described and compared
with other materials. The importance of the hydrogen bond is emphasized.
Implications of water's behavior regarding, evolution, the hydrologic
cycle, and the anthropic principle are summarized.
On The Importance Of Philosophy
In The Origins Debate
Ralph E. Ancil, M.S.
The importance of philosophy
in the origins debate, in addition to empirical science, is underscored.
This is done first by outlining some historically older philosophical
issues in the areas of epistemology and ontology which allowed for the
subsequent acceptance of modern day evolutionism. Secondly, the effect
of some of these views on thought in general and in relation to some
aspects of biology, physics and origins in particular is examined. Finally,
the nature of the origins debate and the limits of science are considered.
It is concluded that the origins debate do involve questions of philosophy
and that empirical science alone cannot resolve the issue.
Language And Science
Robert A. Herrmann, Ph.D
This is the second article
in the series entitled Nature: The Supreme Logician. This article
discusses various notions associated with the language of science. In
particular, the concept of a rational description, hypotheses, indirect
verification, theories, scientific speculation, discipline languages,
Mill induction, improper theories, and the notion of a model are discussed.
The concept of falsifiability and hypothesis modification are delineated.
One of the major features of our discussion is an introduction to what
applied mathematical modeling truly signifies, and an investigation
into the unscientific methods, such as absolute randomness, that are
ad hocly utilized to reject totally acceptable alternative scientific
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