----------------------------------------------------------- Copyright 1995 by the CREATION RESEARCH SOCIETY (CRS), Inc. ----------------------------------------------------------- *Creation Research Society Quarterly*, Volume 32, Number 1 (June, 1995) ARTICLES: ^^^^^^^^ note: Article titles are in quotes. Abstracts are enclosed by [[ ]]. "Wernher von Braun: The Father of Modern Space Flight -- A Christian and a Creationist." by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. pp. 7-10. [[ The life and work of Wernher von Braun, the father of modern space flight, is reviewed, focusing on his achievements and his creationist world view. A staunch supporter of creationism, he openly made his views known about his conclusion that the universe is clearly designed by an all-powerful God and that the creationist world view should be taught in the schools alongside the evolutionary world view. His life shows evolutionists that creationism is an entirely adequate explanation for the reality around us, and that a theistic world view, where God is not only the Creator but also Sustainer, is a defensible position. ]] "Late Cretaceous Epeiric Sea or Retreating Floodwater?" by Carl R. Froede, Jr., B.S., P.G. pp. 13-16. [[ The uniformitarian Middle to Late Cretaceous seaway of North America serves as an interesting feature in earth's past. Much paleontological work has been performed and many environmental reconstructions have been attempted to determine conditions during this time. What does this period of time hold for young earth creationists? This paper examines the uniformitarian Cretaceous seaway within the young earth Creation/Flood model and suggests that this seaway did exist, but only as Flood waters slowly receded from the North American continent. ]] "A Review of Claims About _Archaeopteryx_ in the Light of the Evidence." by Ernst Lutz, Ph.D. pp. 18-21. [[ _Archaeopteryx_ has widely been claimed to be the outstanding piece of evidence for macro-evolution in general and for evolution from reptiles to birds in particular. But while it is the oldest known bird and also an interesting mosaic containing some features also found in reptiles, there is neither evidence of a lineage from reptiles to _Archaeopteryx_ nor from it to any living birds. Further, and also most importantly, natural selection is inadequate as a possible mechanism to explain the descent of Archaeopteryx. In view of the evidence, science has oversold the case for _Archaeopteryx_ as a transitional form. ]] "Methodology for Analysis of Science Teaching Materials From a Creationist World View." by Steve W. Deckard, Ed.D., Richard L. Overman, Bryan A. Schneck, Candace B. Dixon, and Robert E. Brook. pp. 25-27. [[ This article introduces a methodology for analyzing science materials for evidence of creationist content. The Institute for Creation Research tenets were used as a basis for the analysis. A field test of the methodology as used on four Christian publishers' science texts is presented. ]] "Providence Canyon, Stewart County, Georgia -- Evidence of Recent Rapid Erosion." by Emmett L. Williams, Ph.D. pp. 29-43. [[ In 10 years of observing the erosion of unconsolidated sediments at Providence Canyon State Park in southwestern Georgia, it is concluded that catastrophic events are more devastating or ruinous than slow, gradual processes. More erosional work was accomplished during a catastrophe than that observed in previous and later years of "normal" erosion. Also the evidence of a catastrophic erosional and depositional event can be obscured by later "normal" erosional processes. ]] "Polar Dinosaurs and the Genesis Flood." by Michael J. Oard, M.S. pp. 47-56. [[ Many dinosaur fossils have recently been discovered at polar latitudes. Warm-climate vegetation is also found at these latitudes. However, general circulation climate models consistently show that mid and high latitude continental areas would be very cold in winter during the Cretaceous and early Tertiary. This contradictory information is difficult for the uniformitarian scientist to explain. The creationist model offers at least three possible solutions to this mystery. One solution is especially emphasized because it also provides a possible solution to two creationist problems: 1) billions of dinosaur tracks found around the world and 2) dinosaur nests with newly hatched baby dinosaurs. Both of these events occurred on top of thousands of meters of Flood sediment. It is proposed that a strip of land, roughly paralleling the continental divide of North America, was temporarily exposed during the first 150 days of the Flood. ]] OTHER SELECTED FEATURES: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LETTERS ------- = "The Kouznetsov Controversy." by Don B. DeYoung, p. 10. = "Surficial Replacement of Dinosaur Bone by Opal in Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas" by Carl R. Froede, Jr., p. 11. = "Silica in Living Organisms." by Emmett L. Williams, p. 11. = "Objections from Science to Global Flood." by Bill Yake, p. 12. = "Criticisms of the Universal Flood Based on Unknowns: A Reply to Mr. Yake." by William Waisgerber, p. 21. = "Plant Survival, Floating Debris, and Soil: An Answer to Yake." by Michael J. Oard, p. 22. = "Where Are the Flood Waters? A Reply to Mr. Yake." by Carl R. Froede, Jr., p. 23. = "Seed Sprouting, Research, and the Global Flood." by George F. Howe, p. 23. REVIEWS ------- = "Diatoms to Dinosaurs: The Size and Scale of Living Things." by Chris McGowan, 1994. (Carl R. Froede) p. 16. = "Biblical Creationism." by Henry M. Morris, 1993. (Don B. DeYoung) p. 16. = "Darwinism: Science or Philosophy?" symposium proceedings ed. by Jon Buell and Virginia Hearn, 1994. (Wayne Frair) p. 17. = "Wrinkles in Time." by George Smoot and Keay Davidson, 1993. (Don B. DeYoung) p. 17. = "Voyage to the Planets." by Richard Bliss and Don B. DeYoung, 1994. (Clifford L. Lillo) p. 24. = "Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy." by Hugh Ross, 1994. (Danny R. Faulkner) p. 43. = "The Great Ice Sheet and Early Vikings in Mid-America." by Orval Friedrich, 1993. (Clifford L. Lillo) p. 44. = "Starlight and Time: Solving the Puzzle of Distant Starlight in a Young Universe." by D. Russell Humphreys, 1994. (Emmett L. Williams) p. 45. = "Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos." by Dennis Overbye, 1992. (Don B. DeYoung) p. 46. = "The Hidden History of the Human Race." by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, 1994. (Peter Line) p. 46. = "Creation Scientists Answer Their Critics." by Duane T. Gish, 1993. (Emmett L. Williams) p. 60. = "Creation: Facts of Life." by Gary Parker, 1994. (Wayne Frair) p. 61. OTHER FEATURES -------------- = "Dedication to David Boylan." by Don B. DeYoung, p. 5. = "Instructions to Authors." = "Editors' Comments." by Eugene F. Chaffin and George F. Howe, p. 6. = "Resources for Research and Publication -- Lab Director's Report." by John R. Meyer, p. 28. = "Title / Author Index to Volume 31 of CRSQ." by George F. Howe, p. 58. COVER PHOTOGRAPH ---------------- This photograph by Emmett Williams shows a contact between the Providence and the Clayton (caprock) Formations at Providence Canyon, Stewart County, Georgia. Rapid erosion here is a tribute to the great changes that catastrophic events can accomplish in a very short time. The two boys in the center of the photograph lend perspective. See page 29 for this fascinating research report. EDITORS' COMMENTS ----------------- In a narrow sense, scientists sometimes view their subject as the study of phenomena which can be analyzed by using experimental procedures. 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