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Volume 6, Number 3
A Christian Perspective On Chordate Morphology
Aaldert Mennega, Ph.D.
Structure and function are
intimately related, because they are rooted in the structural order
of creation. Embryology and anatomy are both based on a basic structural
and functional plan. How one interprets the morphologic data is determined
by one's basic life commitment. Anatomic and embryologic data can be
interpreted from the evolutionistic point of view, but the creationist's
explanation provides an alternative which is consistent both with the
confession that Jehovah is God, and with the world structure around
him. Examination of phenomena such as pharyngeal pouches, kidneys, human
tails and homology of organs provide a clear confirmation for biblical
A Problem Of Missing Links
At The Ultimate Primary Stage Of Evolution
Larry Butler, Ph.D.
Often evolutionary theory
has been criticized on the basis of missing links, but in rather imprecise
manner. Research in molecular biology results in quantitative contradictions
of chemical and genetic theories. A rationale for replacement mutations
is now under serious strain due to detection of complete absence of
intermediate forms of two alleles, i.e., missing links. Again ambiguity
of evolutionary hypotheses is exposed in as much as such theories lack
predictive value and thus are not truly scientific.
The Sisquoc Diatomite Fossil
Bernard E. Northrup, Th.D.
This paper provides a first
hand report of diatomaceous earth beds located in the Lompoc area of
Santa Barbara County, California. Although historical geologists have
maintained that these beds formed gradually over vast periods of time,
they actually provide striking evidence of catastrophic origin.
Here billions of delicately
sculptured glass cell walls of diatoms have been deposited in such a
way that fish were entombed with bones and even body organs intact.
Some fossil fish studied were trapped so that they lie parallel to the
bedding plane of the diatom matrix but many other fish extended across
the bedding plane. The latter fish (standing partly "on end")
must have been buried quickly or else that part not buried at first
would have decayed long before it could have been covered by a diatom
"snow." Fossils of various fish, sea birds,and whales also
indicate that the diatom material was deposited rapidly and catastrophically
rather than by gradual and uniform activity.
It is postulated that the
original diatom supply was first formed in cool waters after the flood.
A mechanism is proposed whereby the original diatom supply was redeposited
at the Lompoc site during a postulated post-Flood catastrophe involving
continental movement in the days of Peleg (Genesis 10:25).
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