Volume 4, Number 3
Volume 4, Number 3
Sedimentation And The Fossil Record: A Study In Hydraulic Engineering
Since the fossil record in sedimentary rocks of the earth's crust supposedly provides documentary evidence of organic evolution throughout geologic time, it is of considerable importance to know how these fossil-bearing sediments were originally deposited. A study of these phenomena in light of modern knowledge of sediment hydraulics and fluid mechanics indicates that the sediments must have been laid down very rapidly, even catastrophically, rather than slowly over long ages. Furthermore, the evidence favors one single major depositional epoch rather than a large number of individual and localized sedimentary catastrophes spread over great expanses of time.
The Origin Of The Blue-Green
Blue-green algae are fascinating microorganisms which have an astounding cellular complexity all of their own. An illustrated discussion of cell structure, spores, and reproduction in blue-green algae is presented.
Fossil remains of blue-green algae are quite similar to living forms. Arguments from homology to parallelism show that in different aspects blue-green algae variously resemble red algae, green algae, Zea mays, or bacteria! Most evolutionists believe, however, that bacteria and blue-green algae have evolved from a close common ancestry. Much evidence is presented here from writings of Pringsheim and other workers to show that there are great differences in spores, pigments, biochemistry, and movement between bacteria and blue-green algae. These differences are strong evidence in support of the view that the various kinds of blue-green algae and bacteria were separately created.
A Summary Of The Monera
During the second half of the previous century evolutionists tried to fill up the gap between matter and life by creating the group of the Monera. Defined as being extremely simple the Monera were assumed to support or even to prove spontaneous generation. Detailed descriptions of various Monera by foremost research workers overflowed the scientific literature.
However, little by little the Monera were discerned to be fallacious or false to the definition. In addition, prolonged research showed that even the most simple Protista are in fact inconceivably complex. Thus the gap between mater and life has widened and by that creationism proves to be justified on this issue.