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Volume 9, Number 2
The Geologic Age Of The Mississippi River
(With a Presentation of Basic Factors Pertaining to Age-Estimates of
Benjamin Franklin Allen
river system is the longest in the world, measuring some 4,221 miles
in length. In flood season flat-land inundation below Cape Girareau
has always been a problem. About 1850 congress ordered General Andrew
A. Humphreys to make a survey of the whole area, which was completed
and published in 1861.
The English geologist, Charles
Lyell, promoter of the Principle of Uniformitarianism, had made superficial
examination of the river and delta, and gave the river system an age
of 60,000 years, on the basis of a total depth of the the delta of 528
feet. Humphreys showed these measurements to be erroneous, and that
the actual depth of the delta was only 40 feet. Below that was the blue
clay layer and below that marine fossils, indicating that antedating
the river was a marine estuary intruding far up into what is now the
lower Mississippi River flood plain.
Therefore, using Lyell's
formula for age computation, Humphreys got an age of about 4620 years
or approximately the time of the Flood of Noah. It is logical to believe
that most of the present river drainage systems of the world were born
at the close of the Flood.
There are less data for
computing the age of other major rivers of the world, but the data available
seem to concur with the age of the Mississippi River.
If the river were as old
as many uniformitarian geologists believe, the whole Gulf of Mexico
would have been filled with sediment in some 10,000,000 years.
Boundaries Of The Min: An
Analysis Of The Mosaic Lists Of Clean And Unclean Animals
Arthur J. Jones, M.Sc.
The Mosaic food lists are
analyzed in detail and exhaustive lists of the genera covered by each
Hebrew name are presented. The author shows that the min generally
lie at the family level (superfamily, family, subfamily) in current
classification systems. An annotated bibliography is provided.
Brassy Serpents Assigned
Role Of Guinea Worms
Willard L. Henning, Ph.D.
Many facts are presented
to establish the position that the brazen serpents which bit the children
of Israel in the wilderness of the Arabian desert were literal venomous
snakes, and not guinea worm attacks as stated in some parasitology textbooks.
The miracle of instantaneous healing from a look at a brass snake on
a pole is readily understood in light of John 3:14,15.
On Assumptions And Their
Relation To Science
Gary L. Schoepflin, M.S.
The fact that everyone has
a set of "accepted assumptions" is established and its relevance
to science dealing with origins is explored. It is suggested that the
failure to recognize incompatible sets of "accepted assumptions"
results in much futile discussion of purported "evidence"
for a particular view. Ample evidence is cited showing that confirmed
evolutionists are so on philosophical. No conceivable theoretical difficulties
in biology will convince them otherwise! An implicit plea is made that
everyone repudiate the thought that his personal view is the only possible
rational one! To paraphrase Sidney Smith, the primary object of this
paper is not to tell men things they don't know, but to remind them
of what they are constantly forgetting!
The Smyrna Fig Requires God
For Its Production
Oscar L. Brauer, Ph.D.
Small wasps, male and female,
are hatched in a caprifig in closed cells. The male wasp gnaws out of
his cell. He then gnaws a hole in the cell of the female and fertilizes
her whom he has never seen. The female emerges from her cell and in
leaving the fig to accomplish her mission in life she becomes covered
with pollen. She enters the fruit fig attempting to lay her eggs, but
the fruit fig is built so she cannot lay her eggs, but in exploring
the fig she pollinates the fruit-producing fig.
A young wasp lies dormant
in a caprifig all winter, but hatches at the exact time to lay her eggs
in the summer crop of caprifigs which is necessary to pollinate the
fruit. This all requires exact timing which means God controls it.
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