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A New Journal on Catastrophism

A new journal, Catastrophist Geology, has begun publication. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 2.

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Tracing the Tales

A review of the book, The Two-taled Dinosaur. Dinosaurs, and other fossils, can be interpreted in more than one way. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 2.

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Is a Yak a Buffalo?

A review of the book, Variation and Fixity in Nature. The nature of created kinds (baramins) is discussed and evaluated. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 2.

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Do Rabbits Chew the Cud?

Rabbits have a mechanism for re-processing food after it has fermented in the cecum. This is functionally equivalent to the cud-chewing of cattle, in which fermented food is redirected so that the nutrients produced by bacterial action can be utilized by the mammal. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 2.

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Does Evolution Qualify as a Scientific Principle?

The claim that evolution is a "principle of science" is refuted by its lack of prediction, its status as unfalsifiable, and the logical circularity of some of its most important claims. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Reactions

Reactions to the article, The Chemical Composition of the Earth's Original Atmosphere and to the article, Homologies. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Organization and the Origin of Life

The application of the laws of physics and chemistry to the question of the origin of life poses some very basic questions and answers which are evaluated by the author. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Does God Play at Dice?

Humans certainly seem to have free will, but how then can God see the future? The statistical nature of quantum theory offers the possibility of unpredictable, chance events. Perhaps God has voluntarily given up some of His ability to see the future in order that free will is possible. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Biology Book Battles

The book, Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity, has been adopted as a textbook in several schools, to which some parents, and evolutionists in general, have objected strongly on the basis that it teaches a religious view of origins. The matter is being fought out in the courts. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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A Reference on Creationism

A review of the book, Scientific Creationism (Public School Edition). A science textbook with creationist sympathies would be a valuable contribution. This book, although many will find it useful, comes short of the goal. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Clastic Dikes

Clastic dikes form when unconsolidated sediments are forced upward into overlying sediments by the weight of the accumulating sediments. Some clastic dikes intrude into layers supposedly many millions of years younger, indicating that the underlying sediments remained unconsolidated for unexpectedly long periods of alleged time. Such features challenge the conventional geologic time scale. Published in Origins v. 4, n. 1.

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Zeal and Hoaxes

Bad arguments undermine one's credibility. It is more important to be accurate than to be able to prove one's position. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Reactions

Commendations on recent articles. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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The Chemical Composition of the Earth's Original Atmosphere

There appears to be no persuasive evidence that the atmosphere has ever differed substantially from its present composition. The presence of oxygen in the earth's original atmosphere would have a dramatic inhibitory effect on the synthesis and accumulation of organic molecules and would virtually rule out the possibility that life arose in this way. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Anomalous Ages for Meteorite Impacts and Tektites

Major tektite falls in Australia in strata as young as 5700 years old according to radiocarbon dating have called in question both the fission-track and the K-Ar methods of dating which assign these identical tektites an age of about 700,000 years. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Can the Christian Afford Scientific Research?

Yes, the Christian may very well have time for research. Because of his sense of urgency and because he considers all his resources as valuable gifts and not to be wasted, the Christian will be more careful about his reasons for research. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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The Third National Creation Science Conference

The Third National Creation Science Conference offered much excellent material, but the creationist movement must set and follow the highest scientific standards and screen out questionable or needlessly controversial material if it is to gain the attention and full respect of sympathetic non-creationists. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Conference on the Origin of Life

The Mars Viking Landing failed to find evidence for life on Mars. The Lander found carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere but no organic material in the Martian soil. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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One Side of the Question

A review of the book, How Life Began. The view presented is a kind of theistic evolution. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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Geological Changes and Time

A review of two articles: On the Survival of Paleoforms, and The Tempo of Geomorphic Change. The scientific data of both papers indicate that much greater caution is warranted in approaching questions regarding the length of time involved in the past history of the earth. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 2.

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