Copyright 1996 by the CREATION RESEARCH SOCIETY (CRS), Inc.
   *Creation Research Society Quarterly*, Volume 33, Number 1
                          (June, 1996)
note: Article titles are in quotes. 
      Abstracts are enclosed by [[ ]].
"A Biblical Christian Framework for Earth History Research: Part I -- 
Critique of the Naturalistic-Uniformitarian System." by John K. Reed, 
Ph.D., pp. 6-12.
[[ An honest appraisal of historical geology must recognize that 
interpretations of earth history include elements other than 
scientific investigation.  These interpretations are more properly 
evaluated by primary, formal tests for internal consistency between 
their extrascientific foundational principles (axioms) and 
conclusions.  Failure of these formal tests automatically invalidates 
any system of interpretation, prior to empirical evidence.  Success in 
passing formal tests does not guarantee success in field 
interpretation; it only provides the framework within which successful 
models of earth history may be constructed.  The application of this 
method to the underlying naturalist-uniformitarian paradigm of modern 
historical geology shows it to be invalid because it fails tests of 
internal consistency when comparing its conclusions to its axioms in 
the following areas: the nature of the cosmos, of man, and of history.  
Thus, a valid model of geologic history cannot be generated within the 
naturalist-uniformitarian system. ]]
"Devonian Fish and Amphibians and the Gene-Theme Model." by Colin 
Brown, pp. 13-15.
[[ Certain fish and amphibians from Devonian rocks share common 
features.  Line after line of this fish evidence for evolution, 
however, has been removed with the uncovering of new data.  One main 
linking candidate remains, but even this is now on the verge of 
collapse, leaving my creationist alternative view of why they share 
features (the gene-theme model) emerging as the strongest contender 
for fulfilling the role as the answer to why there are shared 
features. ]]
"The Phantom Bridge Exposed: The Latest Turtle Attack." by Randall L. 
Martin, M.D., pp. 15-17.
[[ Do turtles have common ancestors that evolved many turtle-like 
traits before they acquired shells?  So claim recent papers by Michael 
Lee published in _Science_ and _Natural_History_.  An artist's 
conception of lizard-to-turtle progression was demonstrated and 
published by this author; but only one photograph of a skeleton was 
documented.  Forty-five lizard-like creatures were divided into seven 
groups each and similarities were delineated.  Yet Lee's technical 
paper stated that the "evidence uniting captorhinid ... with turtles 
is shown to be weak."  No statistical significance is demonstrated.  
In fact the author of these theories admits to a lack of objectivity 
and to the embarrassment of persistent gaps in the continuum of life. 
"Fountains of the Great Deep: The Primary Cause of the Flood." by 
Allen Roy, pp. 18-22.
[[ A word study of "ma'yan" (fountain, KJV) found in Genesis 7, 8 
shows that the word would there be better translated "reservoir."  It 
makes more sense that a container would be broken up than a jet of 
water.  The reservoir that contains the deep (global oceans) is the 
oceanic depressions on the crust of the earth.  It is the crust that 
was broken up causing massive tectonic movement and associated tsunami 
catastrophe -- i.e., The Flood. ]]
"Impact Events within the Young-Earth Flood Model." by Carl R. Froede, 
Jr., B.S., P.G., and Donald B. DeYoung, Ph.D., pp. 23-34.
[[ Terrestrial impact craters have been identified from the Earth's 
surface and subsurface.  Currently, the most significant subsurface 
example is the Chicxulub Crater on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.  
Many uniformitarians propose this impact crater as initiating events 
which culminated in the demise of the dinosaurs at the Cretaceous-
Tertiary boundary.  We propose, instead, that most Earth cratering 
events occurred during the Flood Event Timeframe as a result of 
impacts with extraterrestrial objects.  Impact collisions reached a 
maximum during the Flood, exponentially decreasing thereafter.  We 
also propose that the collision objects may have originated from the 
disintegration of a planet in the region of the asteroid belt. ]]
"Slippery Phylogenies: Evolutionary Speculations on the Origin of 
Frogs." by Ron Calais and A.W. Mehlert, pp. 44-48.
[[ The fossil record is examined for evidence of the origin of frogs.  
While much diversity is found, little is discovered which would 
indicate that skeletal and muscular features of frogs were derived 
from other types of organisms.  The anuran mode of locomotion and the 
molecular evidence for frog phylogeny is also reviewed.  The apparent 
meaning of the Genesis "kind" is examined in relation to frogs, toads, 
and other amphibians. ]]
"The Geologic Column and the Flood of Genesis." by Henry M. Morris, 
Ph.D., pp. 49-57.
[[ The history of the geologic column is reviewed along with various 
diluvialist interpretations of the meaning of the rock record.  
Biblical and scientific evidence are cited which lead to the 
conclusion that most of the geologic column was laid down during the 
Genesis Flood. ]]
= "Rapid Canyon Formation through the Cliff Sapping of Unconsolidated 
Clastic Sediments: Examples from the Southeastern United States." by 
Carl R. Froede, Jr., pp. 39-43.
= "Hairy Pterosaurs (_Sordes pilosus_) -- A Progress Report." by Colin 
Brown, p. 57.
= "CRSQ Volume 24: A Look Back." by Emmett L. Williams, pp. 58-59.
= "Editors' Comments." by Eugene F. Chaffin and George F. Howe, p. 5.
= "Photo Essay: The Log That Has Been through More Than One 
Fossilization 'Mill.'" by Emmett L. Williams, p. 5
= "Keyword Index to Volume 32, 1995-96." by Eugene F. Chaffin, pp. 60-
= "Index of Articles and Panorama Notes, Volume 32, 1995-96." by 
Eugene F. Chaffin, pp. 62-63.
= "Index of Departments, Volume 32, 1995-96." by George F. Howe, pp. 
= "Matthew Fontaine Maury Not a Young Earth Creationist." by Robert 
Lewis Baty, p. 22
= "Reply to Baty Concerning the Views of Matthew Fontaine Maury." by 
Trevor J. Major, p. 22
= "Deceitfulness and the Appearance of Age." by John Baab, p. 34.
= "Retired Geologist Believes in Biblical Inerrancy." by Walter G. 
Peters, p. 35.
= "Life on Other Planets." by Alan Donnelly, p. 67.
= "Christmas Greetings from the Founder." by Emmett L. Williams, p. 
= "Comment on 'Proposal for a Creationist Timescale (CRSQ 32:90-97).'" 
by Tas Walker, p. 68.
= "Catastrophic Shoreline Changes." by Brian R. Rucker, p. 68.
= The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know about Human 
Evolution, by Ian Tattersall. 1995. (Kevin P. Peil), p. 36.
= Fingerprint of the Gods, by Graham Hancock, 1995. (Kevin P. Peil), 
p. 36.
= God's Own Scientists: Creationists in a Secular World, by Christopher 
P. Toumey. 1994. (Wes Harrison), p. 37.
   We are happy to include, in this first issue of volume 33 of the 
*Creation Research Society Quarterly*, articles related to the origin 
of amphibians and turtles.  The authors critique the current thinking 
of paleontologists regarding evolution of frogs from amphibians, 
amphibians from fish, and turtles from reptiles.
   Dr. Henry Morris needs no introduction to creationists, having been 
one of the major personalities in the modern revival of belief in 
accuracy of the creation.  Dr. Morris provides, in this issue, some 
important and thought provoking ideas about where the boundary between 
Flood rocks and non-Flood rocks might be drawn.  Also in this issue 
there is an article analyzing the term "fountains of the deep" in 
Scripture.  Whether all the theologians agree with the conclusions or 
not, we think that this article will help to clarify the issues.
   In recent years science journals have continually brought up the 
impact theory for the mass extinction at the Cretaceous-Tertiary 
boundary.  Now we present an interesting article by Don DeYoung and 
Carl Froede discussing the realitites from a creationist viewpoint.
   Please notice the special offers on books and back *CRSQ* volumes 
advertised in this issue, valid until December 31, 1996.  We hope 
readers will take advantage of the savings on these important books.  
They can help to present the creationist worldview to those who need 
to hear about it.
                         Eugene Chaffin, Ph.D., and George Howe, Ph.D.
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