The Spirorbis Problem
Harold G. CoffinGeoscience Research Institute Origins 2(1):51-52 (1975). A marine spiral tubeworm, called Spirorbis, is usually overlooked by beachcombers and collectors because it is only about 3 mm in diameter. This worm secretes a hard tube of calcium carbonate around its body which is coiled like a miniature snail and could easily be mistaken for one. It does not crawl around in mud, but attaches…
Science Against God?
Ariel A. RothOrigins 1(2):52-55 (1974). editorial Many scientists sincerely feel that there is a serious conflict between scientific methodology involving ideas of natural cause and effect, repeatability and predictability, and the concept of a God who can overrule in nature and thus negate these ideas. This conflict is considered so serious that at times the statement is made that a scientist…
An Evaluation of the Use of Growth Lines in Geochronometry, Geophysics, and Paleoecology
Conrad D. ClausenAssistant Professor of Biology Loma Linda University Origins 1(2):58-66 (1974). Related page | REACTION | Growth lines found in several invertebrates show promise of serving as a basis for many avenues of investigation. Their value as an independent method for geochronometry is presently questioned, while other methods of using them are being developed. INTRODUCTION…
The Fountains of the Great Deep
The words "burst forth" correspond to the words "were opened" and the expression "the fountains of the great deep" corresponds to the "windows of the heavens." This chiastic parallelism indicates that the waters below the ground came forth as the waters above the ground broke loose.
A Philosophic Rationale for a Creation-Flood Model
Leonard R. BrandChairman, Department of Biology Loma Linda University Origins 1(2):73-83 (1974). Related page | REACTION | Patterns in the progress of science provide a sound basis for the need to develop new ideas. The application of this principle to the development of a creation-flood model is elucidated. All too often science is viewed as a collection of objective scientists:…
The Ginkgo Petrified Forest
Harold G. CoffinGeoscience Research Institute Origins 1(2):101-103 (1974). Related page | UPDATE | Along the western edge of the Columbia River Plateau, next to the Cascade Mountains, a unique state park has been created. The Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, located in the State of Washington, is found in a panorama of hills and plains gashed by dry canyons and watercourses. The dark…
The Genesis Genealogies as an Index of Time
The age of the earth and the antiquity of man are of no particular theological import in and of themselves, though theologians have become interested in the subject because of the purported discrepancy between the biblical view of these periods and that now held by most modern scientists.
Why a Publication on Origins?
Ariel A. Roth Origins 1(1):4-5 (1974). EDITORIAL Another new journal? Why? The presentation of a new publication can evoke a multitude of reactions ranging from admiration to disdain. It may raise questions regarding purpose, philosophy and usefulness. It can create a degree of suspicion which may be mingled with the fear that man's already vast fund of information is being recast into a different…
Towards the Development of a General Theory of Creation
Berney R. NeufeldAssistant Professor of Biology Loma Linda University (1) Origins 1(1):6-13 (1974). INTRODUCTION A succinct statement of the general theory of creation has long been needed to provide the basis for its discussion and development. An attempt is made herein to provide such a statement. Creation theory is presented as a series of postulates derived from the Creator's revelation…
Rationalism, Empiricism and Christianism as Philosophical Systems for Arriving at Truth
Conrad D. ClausenAssistant Professor of Biology Loma Linda University Origins 1(1):14-21 (1974). Two philosophical systems rationalism and empiricism established as methods for arriving at truth have vied for favor during the past 2500 years. Sense perception is the ultimate authority in empiricism. Reasoning is mainly inductive and knowledge is conceived of as probable but not certain…
Fossil Tree Orientation in the Chinle Formation
Trees were measured at nine locations in two general areas in Arizona and Utah. Preliminary data show very strong orientation of logs at most sites.
Famous Fossils From a Mountaintop
Harold G. CoffinGeoscience Research Institute Origins 1(1):45-47 (1974). Related page | UPDATE | The following is one of a series of talks on creation prepared for broadcast. In 1910, a pack train was struggling up the steep Burgess Pass in the Canadian Rockies not far from the world-famous Lake Louise in Banff National Park. A horse stumbled over a block of dark rock. Something in…
Theological Dimensions of the Christian Doctrine of Creation
Only in confrontation by God in Christ and only in commitment to him through faith does the meaning of creation come Only in the experience of re-creation in Christ can we truly confess that we believe in God the Father almighty, the maker of heaven and earth.
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