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Volume 30, Number 1
Adapted or Preadapted: A
P. V. Vorpahl, D.V.M.
The examination of more
than seven years of veterinary medical records indicates that the environment
is overtly antagonistic to the species with which it interacts. Preadaptation
to the environment rather than adaptation would seem more consistent
with survival, even within the narrowly defined niche of domestication.
The Role of Stellar Population
Types in the Discussion of Stellar Evolution
Danny R. Faulkner, Ph.D.
Stars can be grouped into
two general types called population I and population II. The criteria
for classification include space velocity, location in the galaxy, composition,
differences in distribution on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, integrated
color, and the presence of nearby dust and gas. The current evolutionary
theory of stellar evolution and galaxy formation succeeds in giving
a qualitative explanation for the population types. In establishing
a creation model of stellar (and galactic) astronomy, it is important
to keep in mind the two different populations.If an alternate model
is to be taken seriously, then the observed population types should
be explained in a very plausible fashion.
Evolutionism: An Oxymoron
E. J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
The concept of evolutionism--creation
by evolution--is an illusion of the intellect and an exercise in illogic.
It is a fundamental contradiction, an oxymoron. For creation means genesis
from nothing, from nothingness, from the void, whereas evolution means
that there must be a starting point, a point of reference or point of
departure, from something. This paper attempts to expose this logical
The History of Hesperopithicus
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
The discovery and controversy
surrounding Hesperopithecus haroldcookii and its importance in proving
evolution is recounted. An extensive review of the statements of its
supporters reveals the role that preconceptions played in interpreting
the evidence. The account provides an important lesson today for the
need of neutral observers to carefully evaluate the empirical evidence
for new ideas, especially those that are related to the field of origins.
Additional Information on
the Freiberg Human Skull Composed of Coal
Wayne Friar, Ph.D.
Information available on
the Freiberg East German skull is summarized. There is no evidence that
this artifact contains fossil bone. The skull is not a fossilized human
head; nor is it a carving. It was molded by somebody using particles
of brown coal and other materials probably prior to the summer of 1813.
Therefore it has little or no significance in creation/evolution considerations.
There even is a suggestion that it was a late eighteenth or early nineteenth
century hoax sculptured as "evidence" that humans existed
before the Genesis Flood.
Comment on the Breached Dam
Theory for the Formation of the Grand Canyon
Michael J. Oard, M.S.
A post-Flood breached dam
theory for the formation of the Grand Canyon requires greater amounts
of precipitation than at present. This requirement is likely met by
a rapid Ice Age model following the Flood. Although the dam breach theory
may be correct, at least five geological problems challenge its validity.
Fossil Wood of Big Bend National
Park, Brewster County, Texas:
Part I -- Geologic Setting
Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D.
and George F. Howe, Ph.D.
Fossil wood was collected
from the Dawson Creek area of Big Bend National Park with the intent
of performing certain chemical tests on the material. The geologic formations
in which the wood was found are described in this part of the report.
A model based on the flood is offered for the origin of these formations.
The importance of bentonite in the preservation of the silicified wood
is discussed. Applications to a catastrophic model are suggested throughout
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