metaphysical research programme


                          
“CEM Research and Polystrate Fossils” Abstract:
Since the discovery and excavation of the Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur along the banks of the Paluxy River in 1984, the Creation Evidence Museum has been involved in researching and excavating polystrate fossils. Recently Professor Ian Juby molded the splendid ten-foot Lepidophloios polystrate near Cookville, Tennessee, then replicated the phenomenon as a pillar display at CEM. Such examples demonstrate rapid and catastrophic sedimentary burial, as opposed to slow sedimentary accumulation as envisioned by the evolutionary community.
 Introduction:
“Polystrate” means “many layers.” The term refers to fossils that extend through two or more (often 8 to 10) layers of sedimentary rock. In The Collapse of Evolution, author Scott Huse wrote: “Polystrate trees are fossil trees that extend through several layers of strata, often twenty feet or more in length. There is no doubt that this type of fossil was formed relatively quickly; otherwise it would have decomposed while waiting for strata to slowly accumulate around it.” [1]
 I. Examples of Polystrate Tree Formations…
In The Creation-Evolution Controversy author R.L. Wysong wrote about an unusual polystrate tree, “This polystrate tree penetrates a visible distance of ten feet through volcanic sandstone of the Clarno formation in Oregon. Potassium-Argon dating of the nearby John Day formation suggest that 1,000 feet of rock was deposited over a period of about seven million years, or, in other words, at the rate of the thickness of this page annually! However, catastrophic burial must have formed the rock and caused the fossilization, otherwise, the tree would have rotted and collapsed.”[2]

Evolutionist William Fritz documented that “Deposits of recent mud flows on Mount St. Helens demonstrate conclusively that stumps can be transported and deposited upright. These observations support that some vertical trees in the Yellowstone “fossil forests” were transported in a geologic situation directly comparable to that of Mount St. Helens.”[3]
  II. CEM and Polystrate Research…
In July of 1984 the museum Director discovered the 40-foot long Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur and began its excavation on private property along the banks of the Paluxy River. Visitors came from as far away as China to observe the excavation. Most of the fossil bones and claws were deposited in the limestone matrix of the primary rock layer. However, many of the bones extended into the several inches of clay marl, and some of the claws and small bones actually extended into the next rock layer above.

By the late 1980’s our excavations had exposed the compressed fossil of a giant Lepidodendron club moss on private property. The compressed width of the coalified fossil measured 48 inches, and the root system extended 22 feet. Eight inches of the fossil were impressed into the base layer, most of the fossil continued up through the seven inches of clay marl, and four inches of the fossil extended into the rock layer above.

By 1995 our excavation team began excavating in Colorado where the museum Director discovered a dinosaur fossil bed on private property. The landowners gave to CEM a 30-foot Aracaria Pine at the fossil site. The normally “round” pine tree was compressed to an “oval” shape against the structure of its own form. Continuing excavations demonstrated that the numerous layers above the fossil compressed the horizontal tree while it was still pliable.
 III. Explanation…
The Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur fossil and the Lepidodendron plant fossil are polystrates in the Austin Chalk/Glen Rose Cretaceous sedimentary limestone formation that literally extends to every continent on Earth. This observation is documented in The Nature of the Stratagraphic Record and The New Catastrophism by evolutionist Derick Ager.[4]

The Morrison Formation in which the Colorado pine tree fossil (now on display at the Creation Evidence Museum) extends through Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Saskatchewan, Alberta, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho (600,000 sq. miles).[5]

The only plausible explanation for such “mud and water” deposition of sediment over vast areas of the globe is a world-wide flood described in the Biblical record. Polystrate fossils attest to this phenomenon, and our new polystrate pillar display demonstrates this dramatically.

[1] Huse, Scott M., The Collapse of Evolution, (Grand Rapids, MI; Baker, 1997), p. 96
[2] Wysong, R.L., The Creation-Evolution Controversy, (East Lansing, MI, Intervarsity Press, 1976), p. 366
[3] Fritz, William J., “Stumps Transported and Deposited Upright by Mount St. Helens Mud Flows,” Geology, 8[12]: 586-588
[4] Ager, D. The New Catastrophism (Cambridge University Press), 1993
[5] Morrison Formation, www.dinosaurs.com/de_4/5ca00c3.htm

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[cosa si nasconde dietro, questa truffa evoluzionista, della massonica comunità scientifica internazionale?] His admission here is more than the wonder of the universe and the impossibility of conceiving this as a result of blind chance. The bold admission is that of equating man (with past, present and future endowments) with the First Cause as having an intelligent mind to some degree analogous to that of man. Thus the First Cause was a natural universe with intelligence approximating that of modern man, and he Darwin) was the modern intelligence capable of conceiving that the universe in its disharmony had realized itself in the product of man. It is consistent then that Darwin could deny the existence of a personal God, but could call himself a "Theist." He had equated the mind of the universe with man. In this way the disharmony within himself was at harmony with a disharmonious universe.

His faith in the continued evolution of man in harmony with a disharmonious universe is expressed: "Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he is now...."42 But he, to his own satisfaction, removed God from that universe. In 1870 he wrote to J.D. Hooker, "My theology is a simple muddle [a term consistent with the 'disharmony' he felt within and observed without]; I cannot look at the universe as a result of blind chance, yet I can see no evidence of beneficent design, or indeed of design of any kind, in the details."43 His additional specific statement was: "Nor must we overlook the probability of the constant inculcation in a belief in God on the minds of children producing so strong and perhaps an inherited effect on their brains not yet fullv developed, that it would be as difficult for them to throw off their belief in God, as for a monkey to throw off its instinctive fear and hatred of a snake."44

It was consistent, then, with the developing mind-set of Darwin that he would write to Asa Gray: "I am bewildered. I had no intentions to write atheistically. But I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice."45 In his 1842 draft of The Origin, he had written, "It is derogatory that the Creator of countless systems of worlds should have created each of the myriads of creeping parasites and worms which have swarmed each day of life on land and water on the globe."46

It is specifically then for these reasons that Charles Darwin is the champion and patriarch of evolutionary thought. The Babylonians, Thales, Anaximander, Empedocles, Lamarch, Lyell, Spencer, Blyth, and even Darwin's own grandfather, Eraumas Darwin expressed essential components of the evolutionary theory. Alfred Russell Wallace actually committed the concept of adaptation by natural selection to writing before Darwin reduced his theory to wliting. Darwin, upon reading Wallace's paper, quickly wrote one of his own, and both papers were read at the same meeting of the Linnean Society in London in 1858 with Darwin and Wallace as coauthors. But Charles Darwin was destined to become the patriarch of evolutionary thought because he embodied the total concept of insecure man in harmony with a discordant universe. He entertained the idea of a supernatural Designer, but he ultimately reduced any concept of a supernatural deity to naturalistic causes and placed man as the ultimate product of a self-realizing universe. Darwin then expended his resentment toward the existence of a personal God, the inspiration of the Bible, and the practice of Christianity (including the person and followers of Christ).

Darwin's Phobias

Certain characteristics have been observed among phobic individuals. These characteristics are in evidence on a cross-cultural basis and are global in nature. What is more, their existence has been strongly suggested among those in remote and ancient cultures who left artifacts for the archaeologists to find and puzzling inconsistencies for the anthropologists to ponder.

Extensive consultation with persons possessing phobias and exhaustive research in the literature have produced specific insights into the nature of phobias. They include:

An inner assertion to be in self-control of all things, including events and circumstances already established.
A sense of irreparable loss of control in specific areas.
A resentment that circumstances, events or people are not behaving as the observer wants them to.
Emotional anxiety over loss of control.
Resentment toward the authority in charge of these circumstances and the removal (or retaliation) of symbols which represent that authority.
Mental exaggeration and preoccupation with selfjustification regarding the incubated resentment.
An intense desire to destroy available symbols of the overriding authority and, if possible, the authority itself.
An insatiable emotional appetite which ultimately establishes itself as the authority.
Manifests itself in fears and aversions which substantiate, and are related to, the innermost resentment from which the phobia springs.
Adopts discordant practices or ideas (holds that two mutually exclusive bodies of data can be simultaneously true - thus absolute truth does not exist) and delights in incubating others in a discordant experience.
Displays aversions and semantics of justification with intensity.
Imposes original bodily restrictions (or constrictions) to assert its revolt against uncontrollable circumstances.
Ingeniously incubates itself by arranging future circumstantial opportunity for expansion.
Takes delight in consuming resources at the expense of others.
Takes encouragement in the fact that others have similar phobias and disharmonies.
Recruits an ever-enlarging field of candidates (or ever-ascending category of important candidates) at which to vent resentment, and, simultaneously, deepens and reinforces its own commitment to itself.
Adopts a life-view consistent with itself.
These principles are essentially universal in scope. This researcher has personally observed the essential details of the above listed body of data on an international basis. In preparation for this paper a broad base of observation was necessary for extended periods of time. Specific objectives were kept in view, not the least of which was observation of phobic behavior as it affects outlook. Individuals and settings involved ranged from university classrooms to outback posts.

Specific countries visited with these objectives in mind included: the United States (over 20 states encompassing all demographic areas), Canada, Newfoundland, Mexico, Uruguay, New Zealand, Fiji, Debanon, Jordan, Greece, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Brazil, Trinidad, Samoa, Peurto Rico and Haiti. In some instances entire cultures were observed to practice phobic behavior.

There is, in embryo, a common discordant naturalistic experience, not unlike that of Charles Darwin, felt universally. His experience was enlarged.

It is, then, the conclusion of this author that Darwin experienced unithanatophobia (defined as: an obsession with universal death) and anisotrophobia (defined as: fear of designed structure in nature culminating in man). His experience and convictions expressed the idea of naturalistic evolution as a state of harmony with a discordant universe. As the crestal eddy in the ebb and flow of time produced new organisms, and disorder produced temporary order, i.e., speciation, all of life was one with a convulsing, discordant universe.

Darwin's Followers

It is this embodiment of special concepts in Darwin that has spawned a generation of modern enthusiasts. Carl Sagon begins his modern scenario with a reference to the sovereignty of God as equating with responsibility for evil: "If the play of the world is produced and directed by an omnipotent and omniscient God, does it not follow that every evil that is perpetrated is God's doing?"47 He then asserts: "The Cosmos is all there is, or was, or ever will be."48 "We are, in the most profound sense, children of the Cosmos."49 He insists that the Cosmos gave us birth and sustains us daily: "As the ancient mythmakers knew, we are the children equally of the sky and of the Earth."50 "Something in us recognizes the Cosmos as home.''51 "Some part of our being knows this is from where we came. We long to return."52 "Earth is our home, our parent. Our kind of life arose and evolved here."53 We are dependent on the sun, which "warms us and feeds us and permits us to see."54 "Our matter, our form, and much of our character is determined by the deep connection between life and the Cosmos."55 "Our ancestors worshipped the Sun, and they were far from foolish... If we must worship a power greater than ourselves, does it not make sense to revere the Sun and stars?...Hidden within every astronomical investigation, sometimes so deeply buried that the researcher himself is unaware of its presence, lies a kernel of awe."56 This ebb and flow in Darwin's concept is expressed by Sagon: "Even a small tendency toward retrenchment, a turning away from the Cosmos, adds up over many generations to a significant decline... Even a slight commitment to ventures beyond the Earth builds over many generations to a significant human presence on other worlds, a rejoicing in our participation in the Cosmos "57

In Evolution As A Religion: Strange Hopes And Fears author Mary Midgley relates strikingly familiar associations with Darwin's total experience among modern enthusiasts.58 Midgley relates the modern expression that evolution is often spoken of as an agent: it becomes personified as something that can choose, select and create. She reveals, "it is really not possible to make sense of the notion of evolution's steady, careful progress towards this goal without language so deeply teleological that it implies an agent... It must be an entity of notable supernatural powers."59 She quotes Richard Dawkin (from The Selffsh Gene) as writing: "[The gene] does not grow senile; it is no more likely to die when it is a million years old than when it is only a hundred. It leaps from body to body down the generations, manipulating body after body in its own way and for its own ends, abandoning a succession of mortal bodies before they sink in senility and death. The genes are the immortals... By dictating the way survival machines and their nervous systems are built, genes exert ultimate power over behavior."60

Extensions of Darwinism

Midgley goes on to quote Stephen Weinberg (from The First Three Minutes) extending one of Darwin's basic themes: "It is almost irrestible for humans to believe that we have some special relation in the universe, that human life is not just a more-or-less farcical outcome of a chain of accidents reaching back to the first three minutes... It is very hard to realize that this all is just a tiny part of an overwhelmingly hostile universe... The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.''61 Purposeful harmony in disharmony relates back to Darwin. Midgley continues by quoting Jocques Monod (from Chance and Necessity) as expressing the inner frustrations experienced by Darwin: "Man must at last wake out of his millinery dream and discover his total solitude, his fundamental isolation. He must realize that, like a gypsy, he lives on the boundary of an alien world; a world that is deaf to his music, and as indifferent to his hopes as it is to his sufferings or his crimes."62 As previously related, a basic tenet of Darwin's evolutionary thought is that superior races will eventually "eliminate" inferior races (reference 29). This selfish isolation tenet finds current expression in David Barash's Sociology And Behavior: "logic of evolution demands" that even behavior that appears to be for the benefit of others "be grounded in underlying selfishness."63 As Darwin's biographers agree, he was phobic, and phobias normally produce preoccupation with self.

The modern intellectual adherents to the concept of evolution have grouped themselves as "humanists". This humanistic identification, along with its basic evolutionary tenet have increasingly taken on a religious nature. Scientist John Little recently admitted: "Evolution is the creation myth of our age.... A belief in evolution is a religion in itself."64 The dean of contemporary scientific philosophers, Karl Popper (author of the currently most widely accepted definition of the term science") examined evolution and concluded: "I have always been interested in the theory of evolution, and very ready to accept evolution as a fact... I have come to the conclusion that Darwinism is not a testable scientific theory, but a metaphysical research programme."65 Biologist L. Harrison Matthews cautioned: "The fact of evolution is the back-bone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an unproved theory - is it then a science or a faith? Belief in the theory of evolution is thus exactly parallel to belief in special creation - both are concepts which believers know to be true but neither, up to the present, has been capable of proof."66 Professor of physics, H.S. Lipson at the University of Manchester observed: "In fact, evolution became, in a sense, a scientific religion; almost all scientists have accepted it and many are prepared to 'bend' their observations to fit in with it."67