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1. Forum Part Two [SIS C&C Review $]
... to mention disasters in later times- are any longer associated with cosmic catastrophes. According to Bernard Newgrosh's conclusions on the conference, evidence seems to exist for just one single global catastrophe:- 'perhaps the only large event in the historical period. [...As Bob Porter notes, the end of the Early Bronze Age is the only instance ( ... : SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1994 (Vol XVI) (Oct 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Part Two Was the Cambridge Conference a Flop? (Evidence for multiple catastrophes in historical times) the challenge, set by Benny J. Peiser "But the derivative from an impact will give you many local causes which are detectable. The trouble has ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1994 (Vol XVI) (Oct 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Part Two Was the Cambridge Conference a Flop? (Evidence for multiple catastrophes in historical times) the challenge, set by Benny J. Peiser "But the derivative from an impact will give you many local causes which are detectable. The ...
2. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... in the year 687, then its Gregorian date becomes 16 June, and if Winter does not quite come in summer, at least the flood takes the Egyptians by surprise. Catastrophe apart, there may be evidence of calendar change here, or of a chronology other than Clapham's. Even the orthodox date of 876 BC for Osorkon's flood still has an unseasonable ... , France* This presumably "anchors" the date for the 23 (?) Dynasty to a considerably earlier date than that argued by Mr Clapham.- M.J.S. Kentish Catastrophes- a Reply to MacKinnon Dear Sir, The formation of chalk beds and their characteristics are of considerable interest. They are presented in the literature as a good example of sediments ... are fully consistent with uniformitarian principles. By contrast, MacKinnon writes (Workshop 4:3, pp. 37-8) that they are testimony in support of catastrophism on a massive scale. This letter is intended to provide some critical comment on MacKinnon's argument, and also to raise some other questions which may enable the topic to be discussed further. MacKinnon is ...
3. The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... , something comes along. That "something" might be a freight train; it might be the occasional passenger train. On such an occasion we have the makings of a catastrophe. If robots were to drive cars over this railroad crossing repeatedly for months and for years there would be repeated occasions of catastrophes at this particular site. Moreover, if one ... From: Proceedings of the First Seminar of Catastrophism and Ancient History (1983) Home¦ Issue Contents The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes Donald W. Patten Introduction Join me in imagining the following scene. In a rural setting a car is being driven by a robot across a not-very-busy railroad crossing. The robot neither hears nor sees nor understands oncoming trains ... From: Proceedings of the First Seminar of Catastrophism and Ancient History (1983) Home¦ Issue Contents The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes Donald W. Patten Introduction Join me in imagining the following scene. In a rural setting a car is being driven by a robot across a not-very-busy railroad crossing. The robot neither hears nor sees nor understands oncoming trains ...
4. A Catastrophist Reading of Religious Systems [SIS C&C Review $]
... . In my opinion, because I accept Velikovsky's theory in general, I believe it is these fears together which oppress mankind, and that they have inhabited us from the first catastrophe our ancestors witnessed. I will call them the Triple Terror (for the individual, the species and the world), and it is in this light that I will carry ... reconstruction of specific events. I will try to show that each of the world's successful religions and cosmologies can be explained as a collective unconscious response to collective ancestral experience of Velikovsky-type catastrophes, of times when the world seemed about to end, and that out of the fears that these events generated have come our pictures of the natural and numinous worlds which enthral ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1994 (Vol XVI) (Oct 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents A Catastrophist Reading of Religious Systems by Irving Wolfe [* Original paper presented at the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Tenth Annual Seminar, Haliburton, Ontario, November 1991. Revised and expanded Feb. 1992. This is the first of a pair ...
5. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... no way of reconciling his 'celestial billiards' with the laws of physics as currently known. Contrast this reaction to that which has greeted the evidence from which Velikovsky had adduced his catastrophe ideas. The past is catastrophic, he declared, because man's collective memory in the mythology of many nations tells us this is so. This aspect of his thesis was not ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1992 (Vol XIV) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Ia. Comet catastrophes: a new synthesis?- the challenge, set by Bernard Newgrosh It is now 42 years since Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision first saw print and whilst his ideas generated debate, controversy and even furore, they are still no nearer to ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1992 (Vol XIV) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Ia. Comet catastrophes: a new synthesis?- the challenge, set by Bernard Newgrosh It is now 42 years since Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision first saw print and whilst his ideas generated debate, controversy and even furore, they are still no nearer to ...
6. William Comyns Beaumont: Britain's most eccentric and least known Cosmic Heretic [SIS C&C Review $]
... [7,8,9. De Grazia [10 lists Beaumont's main ideas as follows: 1. The geology of the world's surface is largely catastrophic. 2. The catastrophe was caused by a cometary collision. 3. All geological formations were shifted as a result. 4. Cosmic lightning played a major role. 5. Hydrocarbons were present in ... seems bizarre even to his most ardent opponents, it was recently raised in a paper by Robert Stephanos [1. Hardly anybody has questioned the originality of Velikovsky's ideas of planetary catastrophes in historical times. While some critics have said that Velikovsky was mean with his acknowledgements of earlier catastrophists [2 and others have argued that the claims of Velikovsky's originality were spurious ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1996:2 (May 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents William Comyns Beaumont: Britain's most eccentric and least known Cosmic Heretic Did Immanuel Velikovsky knowingly present ideas someone else had developed many years earlier as his own? While this question seems bizarre even to his most ardent opponents, it was recently raised in a paper ...
7. Doomsday: The Science of Catastrophe by Fred Warshofsky [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 4 (Summer 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Doomsday: The Science of Catastrophe by Fred Warshofsky (Reader's Digest Press, 1977; Pocket Books, N. Y., 1979, 260 pp. $2.25) Reviewed by Roger W. Wescott Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics Drew University, Madison, N ... severe ever to have occurred: p. 148. (The Velikovskian view is not merely that the earthquakes of the Martian and Venusian [as well as earlier-- LMG catastrophes must have been more severe than those of our time but that at least some of them must have been of an entirely different order of magnitude, constituting earth-shocks-- that ... ultraviolet radiation, sudden heating, and (most effectively) shock waves. And, on pp. 146-152, he deals arrestingly with the most topical of all matters relating to catastrophism: the likelihood of wide-spread physical disturbances on Earth in the near future. Noting that both earthquakes and volcanic eruptions increase every seven years, when our planet's two librations, the ...
8. Response to Critique by Leroy Ellenberger [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... of Venus here. It is far from certain, but it might be that Mars manipulated the perihelion of Venus to this last exit position, the position of the final Venusian catastrophe. Perhaps this placement is due to reasons more insightful than the uniformitarian idea of "just by chance." Perhaps Mars was a celestial manipulator. Reason seven comes not from ... to me are indicative that Venus had a modest, yet significant, role in that ancient star wars scenario. Step II. The Role of the Earth-Moon System We have studied catastrophes as they are described and dated throughout the Old Testament. That study has revealed two patterns. One is that Mars flybys (or "Angel of the Lord" visitations) ... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History XII:1 (Jan 1990) Home¦ Issue Contents Response to Critique by Leroy Ellenberger Donald W. Patten Introduction I wish to express several notes of appreciation. First, I am grateful for the opportunity made available for this forum by Catastrophism and Ancient History and its editor. Mr. Ellenberger's objections and my defense ...
9. Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution [SIS C&C Review $]
... science journalist, Roger Lewin, writing: 'At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the great French geologist and naturalist Baron Georges Cuvier proposed what came to be known as the Catastrophe theory, or Catastrophism. According to the theory, the abrupt faunal changes geologists saw in rock strata were the result of periodic devastations that wiped out all or most extant species ... . actualism, and concluded that it must have a vast age. He continued: 'This position was a major innovation, and because modern geologists still tend to be suspicious of catastrophes, Hutton has been hailed as a founding father of the science... Yet one aspect of Hutton's system shows that we cannot treat him purely as a scientific geologist. ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1996:1 Home¦ Issue Contents Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution by Trevor Palmer Professor Trevor Palmer is Head of the Department of Life Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics at the Nottingham Trent University. He has written 3 books and is author/co-author of around 70 research papers and review articles ...
10. James Hutton: A Non-inductive, Theological Catastrophist [The Velikovskian $]
... changes are slow and find a global contradiction to it, the belief system comes into play and the evidence is ignored. What would create such a global phenomenon except a global catastrophe? The catastrophe has to be of either internal or external origin. To date, only Charles Hapgood has suggested an internal mechanism that, if valid, could generate the world's ... , he and other geologists have suggested that these raised beaches are only local in origin and unrelated to the others. However, Reginald Daly saw through this uniformitarian scheme to limit catastrophes to unique, local events. It is derived from the theory that these beaches, all over the world, have been raised by forces shoving up from below. At each ... with respect to the doctrine of uniformity, promulgated in the last century by James Hutton and Charles Lyell. With the acceptance of their doctrine came a historical revision in science --from catastrophism to uniformitarianism --that directed research along gradualist paths which admitted no major violent breaks in the geological record. The concept, in 1950, was so deeply entrenched that, when Immanuel ...
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