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Challenging the Creed: Doubts About Plate Tectonics?

A review of the book, New Concepts in Plate Tectonics. The theogy of plate tectonics is questioned on geological grounds. Published in Origins v. 21, n. 1.

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Incomplete Ecosystems

The fact that animals need plants poses a problem for the evolutionary model, since the record of past life sometimes reveals non-viable ecosystems. Published in Origins v. 21, n. 1.

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An Alternative Explanation of Oceanic Magnetic Anomaly Patterns

The oceanic patterns of magnetic anomalies are thought to be one significant evidence supporting the general notions of plate tectonics. Arguments are presented suggesting that important characteristics of the anomaly patterns could be due to the measurement process itself rather than being a direct reflection of geomagnetic reversals and plate movement. Published in Origins v. 20, n. 1.

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Dusty Evidence

A review of the book, Moondust and the Age of the Solar System. Published in Origins v. 20, n. 1.

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The Puzzle of the Petrified Trees

It is unwarranted to assume a priori, as in the past that all upright petrified trees had grown in the place where they are now found. The transport of trees and their deposition in an erect stance is not as unlikely or as rare as might be expected. Upright fossil trees within the geological column are compatible with a Flood model. Actually, when all factors are considered, a catastrophe involving water and many floating trees is a more satisfactory explanation for their origin.

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Annotations from the Literature

A collection of short commentaries on scientific papers published in 1991, covering topics such as Permian trees, molecular genetics, epigenetics, inheritance of paternal mtDNA, water and formation of petroleum, water in mantle rocks, impacts, Ordovician volcanism, molecular phylogenies of ratites, termites, cichlids and sabertooths, osteocalcin in dinosaur bones, fossil flowers, origin of life, Precambrian predation, stromatolites, Cambrian Explosion, quality of fossil record, rapid speciation, tree biogeography, Miocene ape, fossil dermopteran, Asian marsupial, dinosaurs, mammal-like reptile. Published in Origins v. 19, n. 2.

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An Age-Old Question

A review of the book, The Age of the Earth. Presents the standard interpretation of radioisotope data. Published in Origins v. 19, n. 2.

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Clastic Pipes and Dikes in Kodachrome Basin

The pipes and dikes in Kodachrome Basin have come from the sedimentary layers below, and raise interesting questions regarding the amount of time involved in their formation. Published in Origins v. 19, n. 1.

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Interpretation of Radiocarbon and Amino Acid Age Data

Dates calculated from radiocarbon and amino acid racemization show conflict. Analysis of the discrepancies and use of a radiocarbon conversion published earlier, some inferences are drawn regarding the cooling of the earth after the biblical flood. Published in Origins v. 18, n. 2.

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Fresh Bread; Old Fossils

Biomolecules decompose rapidly enough they are not expected to last for millions of years. Discovery of biomolecules in fossils is difficult to reconcile with the purported ages of these fossils, and suggests the ages are much younger, as expected in a biblical worldview. Published in Origins v. 18, n. 2.

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The Santana Formation

The unnatural mixture and the rapid stratigraphic shifts of fauna seem to require catastrophic water transport into the area. The large geographic extent precludes a local event. Creationists suggest that a world-wide flood could produce results as seen in the Santana Formation and is a better explanatory model.

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Correlation of C-14 Age with the Biblical Time Scale

This is an attempt to develop a methedology for converting carbon-14 ages into real time in a biblical context that fixes the date of the global flood at about 5,000 years ago. A table is provided of sample converted ages. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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Testing Time

A review of the book, Absolute Age Determination. An authoritative description is provided of the methods of age-dating used to estimate the age of the earth. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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The Implications of the Oklo Phenomenon on the Constancy of Radiometric Decay Rates

The approach outlined in this paper suggests that the radiometric age assigned to the inorganic minerals associated with a fossil is more a reflection of the characteristics of the source of this inorganic material than an indication of the age of the fossil. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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A Post-Flood Ice-Age Model Can Account for Quaternary Features

A model of an ice age caused by the Genesis flood is summarized. It proposes solutions to a number of ice-age problems. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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A Catastrophe With an Impact

Geologic features of the KT boundary present interesting evidence relating to possible causes of the mass extinction. The widespread existence of the boundary clay has been interpreted as evidence for a worldwide event at the boundary. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 1.

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Reversal of Earth's Magnetic Field

A recent report that the earth's magnetic field must have reversed within a period of several months stimulates interest in the question of multiple magnetic reversals in the geological record and how much time is required for them to occur. Published in Origins v. 16, n. 2.

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More Than a Revision

A review of the book, Principles of Isotope Geology. An authoritative description of radioisotope dating and use of stable isotope ratios. Published in Origins v. 16, n. 1.

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Expanding Earth?

A few scientists advocate an expanding earth as an alternative to plate tectonics. Although there are some phenenomina not well explained by plate tectonics, the expanding earth theory is not a satisfactory replacement. Published in Origins v. 16, n. 2.

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Those Gaps in the Sedimentary Layers

The layers of sedimentary rock that we see over the surface of the earth usually appear as parallel features that are often spread over wide areas. What does not appear to the casual observer is that between some of these layers major portions of the geologic column are missing. Published in Origins v. 16, n. 2.

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