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Recent Debate Over Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx has traits of both birds and reptiles, and has long been accepted as a fossil intermediate. Recently, the charge has been presented that Archaeopteryx is a forgery rather than a legitimate fossil. This has resulted in much research into the nature of the fossils of Archaeopteryx. Published in Origins v. 13, n. 1.

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The Little Ice Age

A period of unusual cold in the Northern Hemisphere extended from about 1450 to around 1850, known as the Little Ice Age. The causes are not well understood, but could have included variation in solar output and/or volcanic activity. Published in Origins v. 10, n. 2.

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Let the Wilderness be Glad?: The Apocalypse and the Environment

Because we are promised an earth made new, do we have the right to hasten the death of this one? In the years since college my questions have become more acute as I have learned about specific threats to the environment.

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The El Niño Event

El Niño is an interannual catastrophic event caused by massive amounts of warm water flowing in from the mid-Pacific instead of the more normal northerly warm current. These events have a 6-8 year cycle, Published in Origins v 10, n. 1.

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Climatic Changes and Changes in Populations

Climates have changed signficantly over time, resulting in movements of humans and other species. Published in Origins v. 9, n. 1.

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The “Australian Problem”

A review of the book, Ecological Biogeography of Australia. An exhaustive review of the geology, flora nad fauna of Australia. Published in Origins v. 8, n. 2.

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Precambrian Pollen in the Grand Canyon

In the early sixties, Clifford Burdick claimed to have discovered pollen of modern plant in Precambrian rocks. Dr. Chadwick has not been able to confirm Burdick's findings, however, he does point out that this type of irregularity has been reported by several traditional geologists and that these findings pose a challenge to one of evolution's fundamental tenets.

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Argentavis Magnificens: World’s Largest Flying Bird

A fossil bird from Argentina is now regarded as the largest known flying bird. Published in Origins v. 7, n. 2.

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The Organic Levels of the Yellowstone Petrified Forests

The normal accumulation of organic debris and the subsequent formation of humus and true soil which proceeds relentlessly on modern growth surfaces does not readily account for several of the phenomena seen in the organic levels of Yellowstone. Published in Origins v. 6, n. 2.

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Footprints in the Grand Canyon

The Coconino Sandstone has traditionally been interpreted as wind-deposited, but fossil trackways in this formation point to underwater deposition. Published in Origins v. 5, n. 2.

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Dinosaur Tracks and Giant Men

The Glen Rose region of the Paluxy River does not provide good evidence for the past existence of giant men, nor does it provide evidence for the coexistence of such men and the giant dinosaurs. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 2.

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The Spirorbis Problem

A tiny marine worm, Spirorbis, constructs a calcareous tube, and is often found attached to shells and debris in the ocean. Fossil Spirorbis are sometimes common in coal beds. Some have suggested Spirorbis lived in fresh-water habitats in the past, but this is highly unlikely. It is more likely that coal formed in marine waters during the Flood. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 1.

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The Ginkgo Petrified Forest

The Gingko Petrified Forest in western Washington state contains a large variety of petrified plant species, more than any other site known. The plants represent a mixture of tropical and temperate species that appear to have been transported and not grown in situ. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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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. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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Famous Fossils From a Mountaintop

Thousands of well-preserved Cambrian fossils are found in the Burgess Shale of Alberta, Canada. These Cambrian fossils are complex and diverse, in contradiction to the expectations of evolutionary theory. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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Unusual Fossils From a Mountaintop

This article is an update of the article, Famous Fossils on a Mountaintop (Origins v. 1, n. 1)

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