24, Number 2
on an Expanding Earth
(Minisymposium on Orogeny - Part II)
Glenn R. Morton, B.S.
The expanding radius model of the earth after the Flood is offered as a mechanism for orogeny. Contiental uplift with ocean basin subsidence after the Flood does not seem probable. The flood process lasted much longer than one year.
Mountains - A Tidal (Astronomical Flyby) Phenomenon
Donald W. Patten, M.A.
The Earth and four other planets (Mars Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus) give evidence of having been hit by fragments of bodies and/or capturing fragments in ring systems such as the icy rings of Saturn. In the case of Mars, 91 percent of its craters, including all of the largest, are on one side of the planet. This suggests that (a) 82 percent of its craters occurred on one day, and (b) those fragments which missed Mars became the asteroids. But, paying attention to the perihelions of the 15 largest asteroids, whose average is 239,000,000 miles from the Sun, the implication is that the fragmentation occurred when Mars was in another orbit. The flybys of Mars caused mountain uplifts on the earth.
Reflections in My final Year as President of the Society
Wilbert H. Rusch, Sr., M.S.
Biology textbooks for classroom use are discussed. A history of the Creation research Society (CRS) and an evaluation of its work as seen by an old warrior is presented.
The Law of Symmetric Variation and the Gene-Theme Model
Organisms remain within their respective Genesis kinds since they obey the Law of Symmetric Variation. This is the fourth in a series of biological laws suggested by Brown (1982a) and it will be explained fully, along with the term Gene-Theme Model. The evidence for the latter will be discussed in conjuction with the fossil record.
Convergent Evolution - Do the Octopus and Human Eyes Qualify
H.S. Hamilton, M. D.
The eyes of the higher Cephalopods particularly those of the octopus, are compared with the human eye to try to determine whether they are legitimate examples of that rather vague, innocuous evolutionary principle of convergence. Some similarities and differences are explored with the conclusion that in the created order we observe similar over-all blue prints being used for similar purposes, with the necessary modifications for special conditions and/or environments, the eye of the octopus and that of man being one example.