Copyright 1995 by the CREATION RESEARCH SOCIETY (CRS), Inc.
   *Creation Research Society Quarterly*, Volume 32, Number 2
                        (September, 1995)
note: Article titles are in quotes. 
      Abstracts are enclosed by [[ ]].
"The Acceptance of Evolution and a Belief in Life on Other Planets." 
by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D., pp. 71-77.
[[ Our belief structure highly influences our explanation and 
conclusions concerning ambiguous stimuli.  When it was accepted by 
most Westerners that humans and all life were direct creations by 
God, if other worlds existed and had life, it must have also been 
created by God.  Acceptance of non-theistic evolution indicated that 
if life evolved on earth, it could likewise have evolved elsewhere.  
This life could be either a "lower" or "higher" level than 
humankind, or an entirely different kind based on a non carbon 
molecule.  If many kinds and types of life exist elsewhere in the 
universe, their visits to earth become a real possibility. Today, 
some exobiologists such as Carl Sagan and others have postulated 
that it is highly probable that life exists in many far off places 
in the universe.  This paper hypothesizes a relationship between 
public belief in evolution and the number of claimed sightings of 
UFOs.  Before the late 1940s, there were almost no reports of UFOs.  
The acceptance of evolution, the first famous claimed sighting in 
1947, the American space program, and the fear of invasion from 
foreign powers with advanced technology (especially the former 
Soviet Union) have all contributed to the phenomenal number of 
claimed UFO sightings since 1947. ]]
"Honor to Whom Honor... Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873)." by 
Trevor J. Major, M.Sc., pp. 82-87.
[[ Matthew Fontaine Maury achieved considerable respect in the 
middle of the nineteenth century for founding the science of 
oceanography.  His mappping of the world's major ocean and wind 
currents for the benefit of sailing ships earned him the title 
"pathfinder of the Seas."  Other fields, such as meteorology, 
navigation, and ordnance, also profited from his methodical and 
inventive mind.  Although largely forgotten outside his native 
Virginia, Maury endures in Bible-science literature as a credible 
scientist who took a literal view of Scripture.  According to one 
common story, Maury's reading about the "paths of the sea" in Psalm 
8:8 led him to discover ocean currents.  Although various aspects of 
this legend fail historical scrutiny, Maury held strongly to the 
view that the Bible and science were in perfect harmony.  For modern 
creationists, he represents a successful scientist who eschewed the 
modernistic trend to divide secular and biblical knowledge. ]]
"A Proposal for A Creationist Geological Timescale." by Carl R. 
Froede, Jr., B.S., P.G., pp. 90-94.
[[ The uniformitarian framework for the origin and age of the earth 
began over 200 years ago with the writings of Scottish geologist 
James Hutton.  Since that time uniformitarians have been defining 
and refining their model in an effort to reconstruct earth history 
from purely physical processes.  Many young-earth creation 
scientists have attempted to integrate the biblical record with that 
proposed by the uniformitarians.  This has resulted in confusion and 
disbelief in the biblical account provided in Genesis one.  This 
author proposes that an integration between the uniformitarian model 
and the creationist model will not work; rather, it is proposed that 
a framework be constructed which is based squarely on the biblical 
young earth creation/flood model.  By creating our own timescale we 
can then follow the timeframes outlined in the biblical account.  
Field work should be performed and all relevant and appropriate 
geologic information should be examined to futther substantiate the 
creationist timescale.  Using our own timescale will then allow 
creationists to examine the stratigraphic record without unrealistic 
presuppositions, and should result in a more accurate account of the 
earth's geologic history. ]]
"Mid and High Latitude Flora Deposited in The Genesis Flood, Part I: 
Uniformitarian Paradox." by Michael J. Oard, M.S., p. 107-115.
[[ Paleofloras from mid and high latitudesindicate a warm, equable 
climate for the "mesozioc" and "early Tertiary."  Especially 
interesting are the warm-climate "forests" and subtropical fauna 
found on Axel Heiberg and Ellesmere Islands near 80 deg. N. 
latitude.  Computer simulations indicate the Cretaceous and early 
Tertiary climate would be quite cold in winter at high latitudes and 
at mid latituudes within continental interiors.  Several possible 
explanations for this unifomitarian paradox are reviewed and shown 
to be inadequate.  This presents another contradiction to the 
uniformitarian paradigm in which it has been suggested that there 
was a temperate and long lasting "Tertiary" period. ]]
= "_Australopithecus ramidus_: The Oldest 'Hominid' Yet?" by Kevin 
P. Peil, pp. 99-101.
= "Thunder Eggs: Evidence for Subaqueous Deposition? (Big Bend 
National Park, Texas)." by Carl R. Froede, Jr., pp. 101-104.
= "Reprinted CRSQ Volume 21." by Emmett L. Williams, pp. 104-106.
= "Would the Oceans Have Boiled in a Global Flood?  A Further Answer 
to Mr. Yake." by Carl R. Froede, Jr., p. 70.
= "Greenhouse Conditions in Antediluvian Times?" by Carl R. Froede, 
Jr., p. 79.
= "Could the Bristlecone Pine Have Survived a Catastrophic Flood?" 
by Bruce J. Taylor, p. 80.
= "Dendrochronology and Biblical History." by Harald Heinze, p. 81.
= "Beneficial Mutations?" by Jerry Bergman, p. 88.
= "Reply to Bergman." by Lane P. Lester, p. 88.
= "The Puzzle of a Persistent Ammonite." Bill Waisgerber, p. 88.
REVIEWS (reviewer)
= "Systematic Theology:  An Introduction to New Testament Doctrine." 
by Wayne Grudem, 1994. (Jerry Bergman) p. 78.
= "Powerhouse Christian Tape and Book Series." (Jerry Bergman) p. 
= "Why I Believe in Creation." by A.J. Monty White, 1994. (Don B. 
DeYoung) p. 106.
= "God's Own Scientists: Creationists in a Secular World." by 
Christopher P. Toumey, 1994. (Jerry Bergman) p. 115.
= "The Creationist Movement in Modern America." by Raymond A. Eve 
and Francis B. Harrold, 1991. (R. Brown) p. 117.
= "Not A Chance -- The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and 
Cosmology." by R.C. Sproul, 1994. (John K. Reed) p. 118.
= "Editors' Comments." by Eugene Chaffin and George Howe, p. 67.
= "In Memoriam:  Wilbert S. Rusch, Sr." by Emmett L. Williams, p. 
= Copy-n-Share:  "How Do We Know What We Know?" by Lane P. Lester, 
(after p. 92).
= "Keyword Index to Volume 31." by Glen W. Wolfrom, p. 95.
= "Minutes of 1995 Creation Research Society Board of Directors 
Meeting." by David A. Kaufmann, p. 97.
= "Resources for Research and Publication -- Lab Director's Report." 
by John R. Meyer, p. 98.
This photograph by Willis E. Keithly, shows the curved, transparent, 
outer cell walls of the _Oxalis_ epidermis which helps to focus 
light for photosynthesis.  See p. 70 for additional information.
The First Amendment to The Constitution of the United States of 
America reads:
   Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of 
   religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or 
   abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the 
   right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition 
   the Government for a redress of grievances.
In effect, many public schools in America have established a state 
sponsored religion in the classroom, a religion in which 
evolutionism is accepted and creationism rejected.  Many scientists 
actively promote this religion.  For example, *Science* recently 
published a letter to the editor (McInerney, 1995) protesting the 
use of a headline titled "Did Darwin get it all right?"  The 
evolutionist who wrote the article expressed the fear that 
"Creationists will distort the headline to meet their needs."  
Although the letter writer claims "I do not propose censorship," the 
views expressed in the letter seem to advocate suppression of any 
remarks which question Darwin or his modern equivalents.  Through 
the use of the peer review process, editorial discretion, and other 
means, we avoid distortions in *CRSQ*.
This September 1995 issue (Volume 32, Number 2) contains two very 
clear but technical treatises covering geological research.  Carl 
Froede, Jr. lays a solid foundation upon which to develop a 
creationist time scale as a counterpart to the uniformitarian eras, 
periods, etc.  Michael Oard reviews a vast body of literature 
concerning "fossil floras" (beds of fossil plants) which has been 
interpreted widely as support for long periods of climatic change in 
the Cenozoic Era.  Oard shows severe problems relating to the 
uniformitarian interpretations involved.
In addition to its delightfully readable shorter features such as 
letters, reviews, Copy-n-Share, and Panorama Notes, this issue 
contains two somewhat nontechnical articles.  Jerry Bergman 
describes a fascinating and convincing correlation between UFO 
citings and the rise of the evolutionary worldview.  Trevor Major 
reintroduces readers to Matthew Fontaine Maury, a God-fearing and 
biblically-oriented scientist whose statue is on Monument Avenue in 
Richmond, Virginia.  A photograph of that statue was featured on the 
cover of the September, 1982 issue of *CRSQ*.  Maury was a pioneer 
in the science of oceanography as well as a significant personage in 
the history of Virginia and the United States.
Note the new CRS book addition, p. 67.  We hope this first item in 
the series of CRS Readers will encourage other authors to produce 
short, "user friendly" volumes on creation themes for students.  
Authors should send manuscripts for such books to the new 
Publications Committee chairman.
In the June 1995 issue of *CRSQ* (p. 6), we communicated a need for 
members to promote and widely circulate the journal.  Adding to that 
thought here, we wish to note that *CRSQ* is not only one of the 
"best kept secrets" of creationist publication but it is also a 
monumental bargain.  A member pays $5.00 for each issue of *CRSQ*.  
But it costs about $3.75 to print that copy and then additional 
charges for mailing.  This means that the membership fee covers very 
little more than the actual cost of printing and circulating the 
quarterlies.  Other expenses of running the Society (such as 
conducting the annual board meeting, secretarial wages, and the 
like) are largely covered by direct contributions to CRS.  We hereby 
encourage readers to view CRS as a worthy investment in the balanced 
representation of true science in the context of biblical knowledge.  
When you renew your membership or when you order books and back 
issues, consider sending a generous contribution to the General Fund 
of CRS.
Eugene Chaffin and George Howe
McInerney, J.D.  1995.  Darwin in the headlines.  Science 268:624.
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