Volume 26, Number 3
Volume 26, Number 3
Are Human And Mammal Tracks
Found Together With The Tracks Of Dinosaurs In The Kayenta Of Arizona?
Part II: A Field Study
Of Quasihuman, Quasimammalian, And Dinosaur Ichnofossils Near Tuba
Part II: A Field Study Of Quasihuman, Quasimammalian, And Dinosaur Ichnofossils Near Tuba City
Possible tracks of humans, mammals, and dinosaurs were located, mapped, and studied in rocks of the Kayenta Formation at seven localities within two study sites near Tuba City, AZ. Several fossil bones, teeth, shells were located and tentatively identified as representing phytosaurs, lizards, and the mollusc genus Unio. The dinosaur prints are ascribed to Dilophosaurus and other genera. The quasihuman tracks are discussed in relation to various criteria. Each author has written his own estimation of the possible authenticity of the supposed human tracks.
Critical Thoughts And Conjectures
Concerning The Doppler Effect And The Concept Of An Expanding Universe
- Part II
The main yardstick by which galactic distances are measured is based on the determination of the "absolute magnitude" of various star types, galaxies, and quasars. The "apparent magnitude," or actual brightness of the object is compared with its assumed "absolute magnitude" and a distance is derived. Moreover, evolutionary astronomers rely on a parameter known as the Hubble constant which is considered to relate the redshift of an object to its distance. This constant assumes that redshifts are mainly Doppler effects, and that its reciprocal, in conjunction with other constants (e.g., the cosmological constant L and the deceleration parameter qo), gives the age of the universe. With the abandonment of the idea that redshifts are purely Doppler effects, the Hubble constant is discredited and attempts at deriving the age of the universe based on redshifts are shown to be of no consequence in the real world.