----------------------------------------------------------- Copyright 1995 by the CREATION RESEARCH SOCIETY (CRS), Inc. ----------------------------------------------------------- *Creation Research Society Quarterly*, Volume 32, Number 2 (September, 1995) ARTICLES: ^^^^^^^^ 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. ]] OTHER SELECTED FEATURES: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ PANORAMA NOTES -------------- = "_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. LETTERS ------- = "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. 87. = "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. OTHER FEATURES -------------- = "Editors' Comments." by Eugene Chaffin and George Howe, p. 67. = "In Memoriam: Wilbert S. Rusch, Sr." by Emmett L. Williams, p. 78. = 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. COVER PHOTOGRAPH ---------------- 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. EDITORS' COMMENTS ----------------- 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. 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