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Creationist, evolutionist square off

IN BRIEF

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By CHRIS SALATA
Before a charged audience of 2,000, a creationist
and an evolutionist, both recognized authorities in
their fields, squared off for debate in Hill Auditorium
Wednesday night.
Both men, University anthropology Prof. C. Lorin
Brace and Dr. Duane Gish of the California-based In-
stitute for Creation Research, came prepared to give
the audience an abundance of documented evidence
supporting their respective positions.
BUT IN -THE end, it seemed, few minds were
changed.
Brade drew almost all of his evidence for evolution
from studies of the pre-historic human fossil records.
He cited his own field work in China as well as that of
other noted and respected anthropologists.
Gish reached into different areas of science for
evidence in support of creation theory. He said the
laws of thermodynamics, molecular biology, scien-
tific probability and anthropology all show that
"evolution theory is untenable."
GISH ARGUED "there is no natural law that sup-

ports the evolutionary process of self-transformation
from disorder to order, from chaos to cosmos."
The laws of nature support just the opposite, he
said. "It is totally irrational to believe the same laws
that are working toward entropy and randomness are
the same laws that suggest an ordered universe," he
said.
Brace presented a series of slides, with commen-
tary and interpretation, showing a progression of
fossil records from around the world to support the
theory of evolution.
He said the observable evidence of the fossil recor-
ds is "pretty continuous" and not full of the "huge
gaps" that Gish and other creationists claim. He said
the fossil records show living beings evolving at a
rate of "1 percent change every 1,000 years.'
"This evidence is as effective as anything available
at demonstrating why evolution has to be considered
a fact," Brace said.
GISH SAID molecular biology could not be used to
support evolutionary theory. The probability of the
more than 2,000 enzymes known to be crucial for life

becoming arranged in the proper sequence is "the
probability of one in 10 with 40,000 zeroes at the end,"
he said.
Gish called this irrefutable proof that the universe
was not created in a natural, mechanical way. "It
had to be created by a supernatural being," said
Gish.
Gish disagreed that the fossil records support
evolutionary theory. He said, it is full of "huge gaps"
that can not be explained away.
. GISH SAID fossil records show "no evidence of an-
cestors for worms, jelly fish, or sea urchins. There is
not a single transitional form betweeninvertebrate
and vertebrate forms of life. Fish just appear- com-
plete," he said.
Brace contended, however, that "the evidence is
there; we have the transitional forms in the fossil
records; all one has to do is look," he said.
Both Brace and Gish called the theory of the other
un-scientific. They accused their opponent's theory of
being based on faith and not open to verifiable scien-
See CREATIONISM, Page 5

Complied from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Purolator robbed of $2 million
BRENTWOOD, Pa.- Two men posing as FBI agents overpowered an ar-"
med guard at a Purolator Armored Inc. center and escaped with more than
$2 million in cash, the FBI said yesterday.
Special Agent Jeff Kimball said the men, dressed in trench coats and snap
brim hats, ducked into the building in suburban Pittsburgh about 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday as an electric garage door was closing.
"They identified themselves as agents, showed some form of ID, and were
able to get close enough to the guard to grab him," said Kimball. "They did
not show any weapons."
Kimball said the guard's hands were handcuffed behind his back and his
eyes and mouth were taped. The guard was the only person in the building.
No one was hurt in the robbery, he said.
"They brought in a vehicle. We have no idea what kind it was," Kimball
said. "They proceeded to hit the vault, which was open."
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rules on naming spies
WASHINGTON- The Senate passed 90 to 6 yesterday a bill making it a.
crime for journalists to publicly identify U.S. covert intelligence agents,.
even if the information comes from open records.
The Agent Identities Bill was strongly supported by the Reagan ad-
ministration and the CIA, both saying it was needed to protect undercover.,
agents from public exposure and possible attack by terrorists.
"I am afraid it is going to be declared unconstitutional," said Joseph
Biden of Delaware, who voted against the measure, despite general support
for the need to block publication of agents' names.
Biden led an unsuccessful fight over, several months to make it more dif-
ficult to prosecute individuals, including journalists or authors, unless it
could be proved they deliberately set out to disrupt intelligence operations.
The bill now goes to a House-Senate conference committee. The House had7
passed an even tougher version.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are expected to.,,,
challenge the legislation as a violation of free press protections of the First.
Amendment.
OPEC defends base price
VIENNA, Austria- As oil ministers gathered for an emergency meeting,.",
two OPEC leaders said yesterday that the cartel should resist pressures to'.
cut its base price of $34 a barrel.
Mana Saeed Oteiba, chairman of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
countries and oil minister of the United Arab Emirates, told reporters his
country was "willing to go all the way to defend the $34 benchmark" at the
OPEC meeting opening here today.
OPEC's price structure is under pressure from the worldwide oversupply
of oil and from price cutting by non-OPEC producers such as Britain and'-"
Mexico.
Analysts say production and prices should be cut to correct the imbalances
on the world oil market.
Fort Wayne flood threatens dike
FORT WAYNE, Ind.- Volunteers struggling to save their city from a wall
of water yesterday reinforced a soggy 15-foot-high dike that leaked flood-
water during the night, chasing hundreds more people from their homes.
With heavy rains in the forecast, work began on a secondary dike along a
critical area of the Lakeside subdivision, part of the eight-mile system of
dikes protecting this river city of 170,000 people.
Mayor Winfield Moses said the old dike, built after the flood of 1913, was as
soft as toothpaste from the flooding which began last weekend.
"It's like rebuilding the pyramids," Moses said. "But if we lose the dike
and do not have a secondary line of defense, a wall of water will sweep
through the area, causing the destruction of hundreds of houses.
"We would have a flash flood the likes of which this city has never seen."
The three rivers that converge in Fort Wayne dropped overnight from a
level of 25.93 feet to 25.57 feet, but no one would predict if the high level
reached at 1 a.m. was the crest.

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Friday, March 19, 1982
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I'm gonna teach you a coupla
things that'll 1) impress your friends,
and 2) maybe lose some friends.
All you need is good eyesight, a
little dexterity, and three essentials:
a pool table, pool cue, and some,
Lite Beer from Miller.
CHEAP SHOTS
Here's a goodie. I call it the
"Cheap Shot' Place a ball on the
edge of the corner pocket. Then,
take a half-dollar and lean it against
the side rail at the other end of the
table. (if you don't have a half-dollar,
you can always write home to your
parents: they'd love to hear from you.)
Tell your friends you're gonna

supposed to lose money
doing trick shots-just win
Lite Beers.
drTuE COIN TRICK
his one drives people nuts.
Place a ball on the head spot. With the
chalk, make a circle around it, approx-
imately 8" in diameter. Then put a quar-
ter or half-dollar on top of the ball. (Yes,
you can use the same one from before,
or you can write home to your parents
again.) Place the cue ball behind the
foot line and have your friends

by Steve Mizerak
try to knock the coin out of the circle.
Chances are, they won't be able to
(this is a good time to work on your
Lite Beer and act smug).
When you shoot, do one of two
things: hit the object ball head-on
with follow-through so the cue ball
knocks the coin out, or hit the cue
ball very, very slowly so the coin rolls
off the object ball.
TABLE MANNERS
Now for simple table etiquette.
After you've "hustled" your friends,
you gotta keep 'em. So do what I call
"Clearing the Table'' Simply offer to
buy the next round of Lite Beer.
They'll all clear the table fast and

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