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Science Against God?

Scientists commonly object to the idea that God might be active in nature because this would interfere with scientific inquiry. This may be true for a capricious god, but it is not true for the rational God of the Bible, and scientists need not fear that this God will prevent science from advancing. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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Reactions

Reactions to initiation of the journal, and to the article . Published in Fossil Tree Orientation in the Chinle FormationOrigins v. 1, n. 2.

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An Evaluation of the Use of Growth Lines in Geochronometry, Geophysics, and Paleoecology

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. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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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. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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A Philosophic Rationale for a Creation-Flood Model

In our efforts to aid honest people in gaining confidence in revelation, the one thing that will make the difference is a demonstration that in the practical world of research, flood geology works! Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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Research Fellowship Program

Ten fellowships have been awarded for research into various questions of interest to the Geoscience Reseach Institute. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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The Teaching of Creation and Evolution in the State of Tennessee

The state of Tennessee had a law banning teaching of origins that denied the biblical story of creation. This law was repealed by the state legislature in about 1967, but was soon replaced with another bill requiring equal time for creation. This bill still awaits final action. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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The Del Norte County Survey

A survey of citizens in Del Norte County, California revealed that a strong majority favor inclusion of creation in the public school curriculum. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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Literature reviews

A review of the book, Darwin Retried: An Appeal to Reason. the evidence for evolution is so weak it should not be considered a valid theory. Creation is not favored either. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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Literature Reviews

A review of the article, Non-Poisson Distributions Observed During Counting of Certain Carbon-14-Labelled Organic (Sub)Mono-Layers.Small anomalies in counting C-14 disintegrations are probably explained by the experimental conditions and do not offer help for reducing the chronology based on C-14. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 2.

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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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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.

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Why a Publication on Origins?

Origins is a new journal, aimed primarily at the Seventh-day Adventist educator, with the goal of rightly representing the Creator and His relationship to the created world. Published in Origins v. 1., n. 1.

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Towards the Development of a General Theory of Creation

A general theory of creation is proposed, consisting of ten postulates derived from divine revelation and informed by observations of the created world. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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Rationalism, Empiricism and Christianism as Philosophical Systems for Arriving at Truth

The use of the scientific method in the context of the philosophical system of christianism has advantages over its use in empiricism. The unity of truth makes the position of the scientific method within a system which encompasses all truth the more reasonable and reliable alternative. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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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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California Science Textbook Controversy

EDITOR’S NOTE: Original pagination for this article was p 29-34. 

The teaching of creation in science classrooms has become a hot political issue in California, involving the California Department of Education, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the National Academy of Sciences, and the creationist community. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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Bible-Science Association Meets in Milwaukee

The first large, public creationist convention ever held in the United States convened in the Holiday Inn Central in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 10-13, 1972. The object of this gathering was to strengthen belief in the Genesis account of creation through scientific disciplines. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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Flood Models Studied

The Bible-Science Subcommittee of the Biblical Research Committee of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists met a year ago to begin the development of an adequate flood model. Such a model proposes to correlate the Biblical description of the flood with geological and paleontological evidence. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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