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Volume 34, Number 2
September 1997
Abstracts



AN OVERVIEW OF THE GEOMORPHOLOGY OF ARIZONA (VAN ANDEL CREATION RESEARCH CENTER REPORT NUMBER 1)

CARL R. FROEDE, JR., GEORGE F. HOWE, JOHN K. REED, JOHN R. MEYER, and EMMETT L.WILLIAMS

The recently established Creation Research Society Van Andel Creation Research Center (CRS/VACRC) located in Chino Valley, Arizona provides an excellent working laboratory for Young-Earth Creationist studies. An important component for many studies to be conducted from this facility is a general knowledge of the geomorphology of the state and region. Arizona can be divided into three general provinces: 1) the Colorado Plateau Province, 2) Transition Zone or Central Mountain Province, and 3) the Basin and Range Province. The CRS/VACRC lies within the Transition Zone/Central Mountain Province, With a general knowledge of the geomorphology of the state we can then better understand how the Arizona terrain and topography are affected from a climatic, floral, and faunal perspective. We can also initiate studies into how these geomorphological provinces were originally formed and developed within the constraints of the Young-Earth Flood Model.

CRSQ (34) pp. 68-74


THE FLOOD EVENT/ICE AGE STRATIGRAPHIC BOUNDARY ON THE UNITED STATES SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL PLAIN

CARL R. FROEDE, JR.

With the introduction of two creationist geological timescales, it is imperative that we begin to consistently interpret the stratigraphic record within the constraints of the Biblical narrative. Young-Earth geoscientists should develop Biblically-based geologic concepts and conduct field work to substantiate those interpretations. With this in mind, three sections within the Southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States are examined in an effort to define its strata within the construct of a creationist stratigraphic column. A broad-based concept is suggested to differentiate which strata reflect Floodwater deposition and which were formed during the single post-Flood Ice Age. It is further suggested that the boundary separating these sedimentary deposits (and their associated Timeframes) would be found at the termination of marine deposits and the institution of terrigenous (i.e., freshwater) deposition.

CRSQ (34) pp. 75-82


PREDATORS AND PARADISE, ONE MORE TIME

P. V. VORPAHL

Without question, God's intended diet for His perfect creation was vegetarian. A re-examination of man's moral failure, God's foreknowledge, and the chronology of Earth's sixth day may aid in understanding both the form and function of the predatory animals in the less-than-perfect world in which we live. CRSQ (34) pp. 84-85 MARK TWAIN AND ORIGINS DON B. DEYOUNG* Received 20 September 1996; Revised 14 December 1996 Abstract Mark Twain wrote many statements on the topics of Biblical history, creation, and evolution. Some of his well known quotations are here compiled and documented. Twain poked fun at both creation and evolution with equal wit. Some of his critiques from a century ago are quite contemporary. Unfortunately, at the close of his life Twain displayed a strong hostility toward the Creator. CRSQ (34) pp. 86-91 TAXONOMY OF PRIMATES CELEDONIO GARCÍA-POZUELO-RAMOS Received 17 June 1996; Revised 10 February 1997 Abstract The membership criteria for grouping organisms into baramins are not the same, or of the same importance for all re-searchers. The hybridization criterion for existing animals is the most common and explanatory, because it supposes the integration of practically every criterion proposed by the different authors. Taking the basic criterion of hybridization and getting support from the other criteria, I propose a baraminology for the Primate order.

CRSQ (34) pp. 93-102


MORE HUMAN-LIKE TRACK IMPRESSIONS FOUND WITH THE TRACKS OF DINOSAURS IN THE KAYENTA FORMATION OF ARIZONA: PART I: MAPPING, DESCRIPTION, AND COMPARISON TO DINOSAUR TRACKWAYS

JEREMY AULDANEY, PAUL O. ROSNAU, EDWIN BACK, AND NORMAN DAVIS

This is a two-part presentation of research on the quasihuman ichnofossils (supposed human tracks) found in strata with the tracks of dinosaurs near Tuba City, Arizona. The material for study was collected on field trips made on June 21-27 and October 15-18, 1990 and June 1-6, 1995. This project is a continuation of previous research at Site 2. We give some corrections concerning tracks at Site 1 (See Rosnau, Auldaney, Howe and Waisgerber, 1989a, b). Photographs, maps, descriptions, reevaluations and additional discoveries at the two main ichnofossil areas at Site 2 (H6 and H7) are presented for the first time. We compare contemporary human trackways and dinosaur trackways to the quasi-human ichnofossils in the "Downhill Trail." The results indicate the humanoid ichnofossil impressions match modern human tracks and not dinosaurs for size, stride and shape. In an appendix we present corrections concerning certain tracks. In Part II we will present evidence from photomicrographic analysis. We will compare modern human tracks to quasihuman ichnofossils and describe additional newfound humanoid tracks at Site 2. We will present the authors' updated conclusions and answer criticisms of our work.

CRSQ (34) pp. 115-128

 

 


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