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Not so blind
D. Lumsden, Ph.D
Structural and operational
principles underlying the organization of the vertebrate retina and
bacterial flagellar apparatus are reviewed in the context of William
Paleys classic intelligent designer vs. Richard Dawkins
contemporary "blind watchmaker" interpretations of biological
origins and diversity. The significance of inverted retinal microanatomy
and retinocytophysiology is diagnosed. In the process, Dawkins
riposte to Paley is refuted. The second example is more contemporary.
In terms of biophysical complexity, the bacterial rotor-flagellum is
without precedent in the living world. To the micromechanicians of industrial
research and development operations, it has become an inspirational,
albeit formidable challenge to the best efforts of current technology,
but one ripe with potential for profitable application. To evolutionists,
the system presents an enigma; to creationists, it offers clear and
compelling evidence of purposeful intelligent design.
of geological origins theories: part 1 -- the Haymond interbeds, Marathon
Howe, Ph.D., and Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D.
In this paper we demonstrate
that rock sections, settling tank experiments, fossil reevaluations,
and paradigm changes have been the basis for producing several different
and conflicting theories concerning the origin of interbedded sandstone
and shale strata known as the Haymond flysch. We show that when new
models arise, old geological explanations may still remain viable. Debate
and uncertainty ultimately prevail and this is perhaps the way it ought
to be, since no one can observe ancient origins.
evidence for creation: design in the human body
The human body is designed
for precise, efficient functioning. In our human realm, creative inventors
and engineers design and develop simple and complex machines that perform
work more efficiently. A review of examples of pulley systems, wheels
and axles, friction-reducing sacs within joints and compression/tension
abilities of bones in the human body is presented. The functional superiority
of the human brain over lower animals is cited. Since designs infer
a designer, an unbiased observer would have great difficulty denying
the rationality of inferring that these highly designed mechanisms in
the human body had to be designed by an outside, suprahuman intelligent
agent (Logos), the Creator.
of Charles Darwin on the English Victorian writer, Thomas Henry Huxley
Jay E. Long,
The writing of Charles Darwin
on evolution had a profound effect on the writings of some of the English
Victorian writers, especially Thomas Henry Huxley. This article presents
a brief summary of that effect]
Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania: an introductory creationist
Williams, Ph.D., Eugene F. Chaffin, Ph.D., Robert M. Goette, Ph.D. and
John R. Meyer, Ph.D
The origin of Pine Creek
Gorge in Pennsylvania is discussed from a young earth perspective as
well as from a uniformitarian viewpoint. Field work in the region of
the gorge is presented. Uniformitarian and creationist conjectures on
the formation of the Appalachian Plateau, where the gorge is located,
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