Creation Research Society Quarterly Vol. 50 No. 3 – Winter 2014

Articles

Adaptation of Endotherms to High Altitudes ……… 132
By Jean K Lightner

Clarifying Four Meanings for “Worldview” ……….. 141
By Steven Chisham

Critique of Modern Oort Comet Theory …………… 146
By Wayne Spencer

Were the Wind River Terraces
Caused by Multiple Glaciations?………………… 154
By Michael J. Oard

The Little Ice Age in the North Atlantic Region
Part V: Greenland ……………………………. 172
By Peter Klevberg, Michael J. Oard

Minutes of the 2013 Creation Research Society
Board of Directors Meeting ……………………. 191

Departments

Notes from the Panorama of Science……………….193

Letters to the Editor ………………………… 195

Media Reviews ……………………………….. 199

Instructions to Authors ……………………… 203

Membership/Subscription Application
and Renewal Form …………………………….. 205

Order Blank for Past Issues …………………… 206

Journal of Creation Vol. 28 No. 1 – 2014

PERSPECTIVES

3 Bark scorpion toxin loses its bite By Jean K. Lightner

6 Desert varnish grows much faster than geologists admit By Michael J. Oard

8 Fossilized insects show signs of stasis and rapid burial! By Johan Kruger

10 Precambrian rabbits-death knell for evolution? By Shaun Doyle

12 The meaning of the Great Unconformity and Sauk Megasequence By Michael J. Oard

16 More evidence for the reality of genetic entropy By Robert W. Carter

BOOK REVIEWS

18 The cosmological argument needs the law of causality By Ian Hodge

Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology (R.C. Sproul)
22 A fallacious philosophical work By Mary Beth De Repentigny

Darwin’s Pious idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong (Conor Cunningham)
26 Tetrapods from Fish? By John Woodmorappe

Gaining Ground: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods; 2nd edn (Jennifer A. Clack)
31 Answering atheist objections By Daniel Davidson

Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target (John C. Lennox)
35 Was Hitler a Christian? By Shaun Doyle

Hitler’s Christianity (J.P. Holding)
39 David Deutsch’s strange reality By Jim Melnick

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World (David Deutsch)
45 Darwin’s dirty fossil secret By John Woodmorappe

Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (Stephen C. Meyer)

LETTERS

50 The effects of large impacts during the Flood year By Johan Smit

REPLY: Michael J. Oard

VIEWPOINT

53 Structure, toledoths, and sources of Genesis By Frank DeRemer

PAPERS

59 Are cosmic rays affecting high-latitude winter cyclones? By Jake Hebert

68 Has Mars undergone one or more RATE episodes? By Ronald G. Samec

77 Early Church Fathers on creation, death and eschatology By Benno A Zuiddam

84 Perth area, Western Australia-Recessive Stage of Flood began in the mid-Cretaceous and eroded kilometres of sediment from continent By Tas Walker

91 Human genome decay and the origin of life By Alex Williams

98 Overdesign in the human being with a case study of facial expressions By Stuart Burgess

104 Relating the Lava Creek Ash to the post-Flood boundary By Michael J. Oard

114 Solar activity, cold European winters, and the Little lce Age By Jake Hebert

122 Beneficial mutations: real or imaginary?-part 1 By Alex Williams

 

Journal of Creation Vol. 27 No. 3

3 Post-Flood man continues to become smarter
» Michael J. Oard

4 Small genome size of Utricularia gibba problematic for evolution but not creation
» Jean O’Micks

7 Pulasr spin down ages in error?
» Ronald G. Samec

8 Inbreeding and the origin of races
» Robert W. Carter

11 Are EGGs all they’re cracked up to be?-a closer look at star formation
» Ronald G. Samec

12 The Flood-a designed
catastrophe?
» Shaun Doyle

13 The reinforcement syndrome ubiquitous in the earth sciences
» Michael J. Oard

17 ‘Evolutionary creation’-evolution rules supreme
» John Woodmorappe
» Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution (Denis
0. Lamoureux)

23 No keeper’s brother’
» Shaun Doyle
» Am I My Keeper’s Brother?-Human Origins From A Christian
And Scientific Perspective (Philip Pattemore)

29 Clearly perceived
» Rachael Denhollander
» Without Excuse (Werner Gilt, in cooperation with Bob Compton and Jorge Fernandez)

32 The big bang is Spackman’s God
» Johh Woodmorappe
» The Ant and the Ferrari: Lifting the Hood on Truth, Society and the Universe (Dr Kerry Spackman)

37 The Cambrian explosion in colorful, zoological context
» John Woodmorappe
» The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity
(Douglas H. Erwin and James W. Valentine)

40 The worldviews of law
» Daniel Davidson
» Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives
(Augusto Zimmermann)

44 God’s Word in human words
» Donald D. Crowe

45 Truman’s Coded Information Systems and Munevar’s Radical Knowledge
» Carl Anderson
» REPLY: Royal Truman

46 A developing schism in Flood geology
» Marcus Ross
» REPLY: Carl Froede and Jerry Akridge

49 Is the ‘Theory of Universal Information’ a weak theory?
» WernerGit

52 Is the ‘Theory of Universal Information’ a weak theory?-Truman replies
» Royal Trurnan

Creation Research Quarterly Vol. 50 No. 1

The Creation Research Society:
Fifty Years of Service, 1963-2013 …………………….4
Donald B. DeYoung and Kevin L. Anderson

40AR/39AR Calibration against Novarupta:
No Good Reason to Believe in Millions of Years……………….13
David E. Shormann

The Human Hand: Perfectly Designed……………25
Jerry Bergman

Creation and the
Fate of the Universe………………………………………. 32
Danny R. Faulkner and Robert Hill

Creation Vol. 35 No. 4

Feedback………………………….4

Editorial: The illogic of anti-creationism
Jonathan Sarfati…………………..6

Focus-creation news and views……….7

Katydid’s amazing ear design
Jonathan Sarfati…………………..12

Answering fools’ folly
David Catchpoole…………………..14

Blinded by evolutionary brainwashing
Warren Nunn and David Catchpoole
chat with PhD biochemist
Dr Ainsley Chalmers………………..16

Traffic clips wings
David Catchpoole…………………..19

‘The dingo’s got my baby!’
Carl Wieland chats with
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton…………21

Creation for Kids-seven ‘C’s’ of Gospel
History #4 Confusion
Russell Grigg……………………..24

The American Badger
Jacob Howard………………………28

Badgers on the Ark
David Catchpoole…………………..31

Faith can move mountains
David Catchpoole…………………..32

Lying (and more)-as a survival strategy
Philip Bell……………………….35

Baleen whales have unique sensory organ
Jonathan Sarfati…………………..38

No evidence for evolution and deep time
Dominic Statham……………………40

Eve created from Adam’s rib
Russell Grigg……………………..42

The pelican spider
Len de Beer……………………….45

Are the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets old?
Michael J. Oard……………………46

Sunstones and Viking magic
Philip Bell……………………….50

Tourist signs-Chapman’s Peak drive, Cape Town, South Africa
Tas Walker………………………..52

The violent volcanoes of lo
David F. Coppedge………………….54

Ancient Egypt confirms: Genesis is history
Carl Wieland………………………56

 

Journal of Creation Vol 27 No 2 2013

3    Variable radioactive decay rates and the changes in solar activity
» Andrew Sibley

5    The apparent age of the time  dilated universe-explaining
the missing intracluster  media in globular clusters

7    Raindrop imprints and the location of the pre-Flood/
Flood boundary  » Michael J. Oard

9    Non-Christian philosopher clears up myths about
Augustine and the term ‘literal’  » Lita Cosner and Jonathan Sarfati

11    Lunar formation-collision » REPLY: D. Russell Humphreys
12    More secular confusion aboutthe moon’s former magnetic field
» D. Russell Humphreys

14    More evidence Australopithecus was an extinct ape
» Michael J. Oard
15     Correctly (or incorrectly?) dividing the Word
» Daniel Davidson and Bret Kendall
» The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible (Robert J. Hutchinson)
19    Latin grammar could have ‘complexif1ed’ during its ‘prehistory’
» lan Crookston
» Sociolinguistic Typology: Social Determinants of Linguistic
Complexity (Peter Trudgill)

21    Another knowledgable  atheist acknowledges the inadequacy of materialistic evolutionary reductionism
» John Woodmorappe
» Mind and Cosmos:Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian
Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False (Thomas
Nagel)

23    Rewriting the days of Genesis
» AndrewS. Kulikovsky
»  Revisiting the Days of Genesis (B.C. Hodge)

29    Adaptationist speculations, and some experiments-not the power of evolution
» John Woodmorappe
» Evolution for Everyone (David Sloan Wilson)

33    Settling for Less
» J.P. Holding
» God’s Words in Human Words (Kenton L. Sparks)

37     If evolutionists inspired Scripture
» Lita Cosner
» Seven Glorious Days: A Scientist Retells the Genesis Creation
Story (Karl W. Giberson)

39    Do radioisotope methods yield trustworthy relative ages
for the earth’s rocks?     » Don Stenberg
» REPLY: John Baumgardner

39    Russell Humphreys’ cosmology
» Randy Speir
» REPLY: D. Russell Humphreys

43 The Flood/post-Flood boundary
» Marcus Ross » REPLY: Michael J. Oard

46    Global tectonics-clarity, not confusion
» Michael J. Oard » REPLY: John Baumgardner

48 A call for research into two areas
» Don Stenberg

50 The theological corruption of the Evangelical Church
» AndrewS. Kulikovsky

Journal of Creation Vol 27 No 1

3     The meaning of porous dinosaur eggs laid on flat bedding planes
» Michael J. Oard

5     Helium-3 capture in lunar regolith and the age of the moon
» Andrew Sibley

7     Meiotic recombination­ designed for inducing genomic change
» Jean K. Lightner

10     DNA and bone cells found in dinosaur bone
» Jonathan Sarfati

13     Sorting ‘early’ Homo
» Peter Line

16     Internal oceanic waves and sedimentation
» Michael J. Oard

19    The ends justify the means-the secret of science’s success
» Jerry Bergman
» Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science (Michael Brooks)

22         Dismantling the anti-Christian arguments from history
» Lita Cosner
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies
(David Bentley Hart)

25     Metaphors for mankind?
» Marc Ambler
Merchants of Despair. Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism (Kindle edn) (Robert Zubrin)

30     Godless universe untenable
Dan W. Reynolds
A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing (Lawrence M. Krauss)

36     Chance or more than chance?
John Woodmorappe
» The Logic of Chance: The Nature and Origin of Biological Evolution
(Eugene V Koonin)

39     Genesis confrrmed in clay
Dominic Statham
» The Authenticity of the Book of Genesis (Bill Cooper)

42     Engineering without an engineer, or shedding new light on feats in the junkyard of DNA
J. Gunter Grossmann
Evolution: A View from the 27 st Century (James A. Shapiro)

45     The Darwinian core, and fundamentally anti­ Christian character, of Nazism
John Woodmorappe
» Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview (Jerry Bergman)

50     Coded Information Systems
» Wayne Talbot
REPLY: Royal Truman

50     Asteroid impacts
» Robert G. Hunt
» REPLY: Michael J. Oard

53     Energy balance in Earth models
» William Worraker
» REPLY:  Don Stenberg

54 Starlight, time and the new physics
» Randy Speir
» REPLY John Hartnett

57     The Stele of Merneptah-assessment of the final
‘Israel’ strophe and its implications for chronology
» Patrick Clarke

65     Does the Genesis ‘dominion mandate’ in Psalm 8 only relate to Jesus as divine Messiah?
» Nathanael Lewis

68     The kiwi
Christine McDonald

71         Information Theory-part 4: fundamental theorems of Coded Information Systems Theory
>>    Royal Truman

78     Countering revisionism-part 2: Ernst Haeckel and his triple-woodcut print
>>    E. van Niekerk

85     Impacts and Noah’s Flood-how many and other issues
>>    Wayne Spencer

90     What do impacts accomplish in the first hour?
>>    Michael J. Oard

99     Global tectonics-clarity, not confusion
>>    John Baumgardner

107  Why was the UK once totally under water?
>>    John D. Matthews

114  Fossil jellyfish from the Pilbara, Western Australia
» Philip Worts

119  Geology indicates the terrestrial Flood/post-Flood boundary is mostly in the Late Cenozoic
Michael J. Oard

 

Journal of Creation Vol 26 No 3

PERSPECTIVES
3     Further evidence of only  one large lake Missoula flood
Michael J. Oard
5     New science on  the  young sun, and Earth migration
Wayne Spencer
8     ‘Feathered’ dinos-no feathers after all!
Jonathan Sarfati
11     The  power of evolution in ‘feathered dinosaurs’
Michael J. Oard
12     Mercury’s crust  is magnetized-more evidence for a young solar system
D. Russell  Humphreys
15     The  puzzle of disharmonious associations during the  Ice Age
Michael J. Oard

BOOK REVIEWS
18     The search for  meaning, and what it means
Daniel Davidson
A review  of Surprised by Meaning: Science1 Faith, and  How We Make Sense of Things by Alister E. McGrath
21     Dalai Lama-Nobel laureate Darwinism critic
Jerry Bergman
A review  of The Universe in a Single Atom
by Tenzin Gyatso
25     Who  is being divisive about creation?
Lito Cosner
A review  of Seven Days that Divide  the World
by John Lennox
29     A theistic paleontologist with  dubious theology and little better science
John Woodmorappe
A review  of Evolution and  Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist
by Robert J. Asher
34     A lesson in rational thinking
Andrew S.  Kulikovsky
A review  of An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming
by Nigel  Lawson

38     The authoritative dinosaur book
Brian Thomas
A review  of Dinosaur Challenges and  Mysteries
by Michael J. Oard

40     The Holocaust-Darwinists tried and found guilty
Jerry Bergman
A review  of Deadly Medicine: Creating the  Master Race
by Dieter  Kuntz (Ed.)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
43     Is the  earth still  underpopulated?
Anthony Smith. Reply: Andrew Kulikovsky
43   Creation and the  courtroom-what is the right strategy?
Shoun Doyle. Reply: Rachael Denhollander
45    An impact Flood submodel-dealing with issues
Rod Bernitt. Reply: Michael J. Oard
46     A new magnetic field theory and Flood model
Lance Reece.  Reply: Don Stenberg
47     Could most of the earth’s U, Th, and K have been in the mantle prior to the Flood?
John Baumgardner.  Reply: Don Stenberg

COUNTERING THE CRITICS
50     ‘Ancient’ coral growth layers
Robert W Carter
54     The evolutionary paradox of the Roraima pollen of South America is still not solved Emil Silvestru
60     Vas deferens-refuting ‘bad design’ arguments
E. van Niekerk

VIEWPOINT
68    Do radioisotope methods yield trustworthy relative ages for the earth’s rocks?
John Baumgardner
76     Recent challenges to natural selection
Phil Gaskill  and Brian Thomas
79     ‘The Queen of the South’ is ‘the Queen of Egypt’
David Austin
85     Egyptian coins in the time of Joseph
Patrick Clarke

PAPERS
92     William Robin Thompson-creation scientist
Jerry Bergman
95        Creationism and millennialism among the Church Fathers
Andrew Sibley
101     Information Theory-part 1: overview of key ideas
Royal Truman
107     Information Theory-part 2: weaknesses in current conceptual frameworks
Royal Truman
115     Information Theory-part 3: introduction to Coded Information Systems
Royal Truman
120   Is plate tectonics really occurring today?
Michael  J. Oard

CREATION Vol 35 No 1

Feedback…………………………………………………………………4
Editorial: Fragile faith
Don Batten ………………………………………………..6
Focus-creation news and views ……………………..7
Kauai’s silent nights
David Catchpoole…………………………………. 12
Original animal protein in fossils
Brian Thomas …………………………………………14
Buddha, science and Jesus
Carl Wieland talks to Pastor Steve Cioccolanti ………………………..17
Saving Titan
David Coppedge……………………………………20
Box jellyfish eyes surprise scientists
David Catchpoole………………………………….22

Creation for Kids-Seven ‘C’s’of Gospel
History #1 Creation
Russell Grigg………………………………………….. 24
The silky anteater
David. Catchpoole…………………………………. 28
Paricutin
Jonathan O’Brien ………………………………….. 32
The Incarnation
Jonathan Sarfati……………………………………. 34
Dazzling DNA
Don Batten…………………………………………. 38
Prioritizing people
Carl Wieland chats with environmental biologist Dr Douglas Oliver ……39
Understanding Death
Gary Bates……………42
The Singapore Evolution Garden
Tas Walker……………..45
Telling Tales
David Catchpoole………..46
Teenage mutant Ninja people
Gordon Howard…………..48
Another major link fails
Don Batten………………………51
How does the Bible teach 6,000 years?
Lita Cosner…………………..54
How cats drink milk
David Catchpoole…………….56