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Volume 32, Number 1
June, 1995
Abstracts


Wernher von Braun: The Father of Modern Space Flight–A Christian and a Creationist

Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.

The life and work of Wernher von Braun, the father of modern space flight, is reviewed, focusing on his achievements and his creationist world view. A staunch supporter of creationism, he openly made his views known about his conclusion that the universe is clearly designed by an all-powerful God and that the creationist world view should be taught in the schools alongside the evolutionary world view. His life shows evolutionists that creationism is an entirely adequate explanation for the reality around us, and that a theistic world view, where God is not only the Creator but also Sustainer, is a defensible position.


Late Cretaceous Epeiric Sea or Retreating Floodwater?

Carl R. Froede, Jr., B.S., P.G.

The uniformitarian Middle to Late Cretaceous seaway of North America serves as an interesting feature in earth’s past. Much paleontological work has been performed and many environmental reconstructions have been attempted to determine conditions during this time. What does this period of time hold for young earth creationists? This paper examines the uniformitarian Cretaceous seaway within the young earth Creation/Flood model and suggests that this seaway did exist, but only as Flood waters slowly receded from the North American continent.


A Review of Claims About Archaeopteryx in the Light of the Evidence

Ernst Lutz, Ph.D.

Archaeopteryx has widely been claimed to be the outstanding piece of evidence for macro-evolution in general and for evolution from reptiles to birds in particular. But while it is the oldest known bird and also an interesting mosaic containing some features also found in reptiles, there is neither evidence of a lineage from reptiles to Archaeopteryx nor from it to any living birds. Further, and also most importantly, natural selection is inadequate as a possible mechanism to explain the descent of Archaeopteryx. In view of the evidence, science has oversold the case for Archaeopteryx as a transitional form.


Methodology for Analysis of Science Teaching Materials From a Creationist World View

Steve W. Deckard, Ed.D., Richard L. Overman, Bryan A. Schneck, Candace B. Dixon, and Robert E. Brook

This article introduces a methodology for analyzing science materials for evidence of creationist content. The Institute for Creation Research tenets were used as a basis for the analysis. A field test of the methodology as used on four Christian publishers’ science texts is presented.


Providence Canyon, Stewart County, Georgia–Evidence of Recent Rapid Erosion

Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D.

In 10 years of observing the erosion of unconsolidated sediments at Providence Canyon State Park in southwestern Georgia, it is concluded that catastrophic events are more devastating or ruinous than slow, gradual processes. More erosional work was accomplished during a catastrophe than that observed in previous and later years of "normal" erosion. Also the evidence of a catastrophic erosional and depositional event can be obscured by later "normal" erosional processes.


Polar Dinosaurs and the Genesis Flood

Michael J. Oard, M.S.

Many dinosaur fossils have recently been discovered at polar latitudes. Warm-climate vegetation is also found at these latitudes. However, general circulation climate models consistently show that mid and high latitude continental areas would be very cold in winter during the Cretaceous and early Tertiary. This contradictory information is difficult for the uniformitarian scientist to explain. The creationist model offers at least three possible solutions to this mystery. One solution is especially emphasized because it also provides a possible solution to two creationist problems: 1) billions of dinosaur tracks found around the world and 2) dinosaur nests with newly hatched baby dinosaurs. Both of these events occurred on top of thousands of meters of Flood sediment. It is proposed that a strip of land, roughly paralleling the continental divide of North America, was temporarily exposed during the first 150 days of the Flood.

 

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