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111. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: ATMOSPHERICS: 7.Fire and Ash [Quantavolution Website]
... brush fires, but which to de Grazia seemed to have been associated with holospheric catastrophe and world-wide conflagration and/ or incredibly heavy ash fall-out. J. Lamar Worzel of Lamont Geological Observatory (Columbia University) published important findings in 1969, entitling them "Extensive Deep Sea Sub-Bottom Reflections Identified as White Ash." [15 The analyzed deep sea cores came ... observed, the older rock-strata show almost no calcination -except that metamorphics, granites, igneous rocks, and perhaps limestones themselves are sign of heavy thermal activity. Until very recently, geologists, like archaeologists, have been incurious about thin beds of ashes. An alerted surveyor, Heladio Agudelo, wrote this author (Oct. 4, 1977) saying, " ... heath or forest fires, during a particularly dry spell, would probably do so without requiring any special mechanism." [1 Even to speak of a universal conflagration gives a geologist cause to blush, as Derek Ager, the author of these lines, remarks in another context. Without the "special mechanism", forest fires, started by lightning, ...
112. Kintraw and Bibby (Forum) [Kronos $]
... than indulge in destructive and ill-informed criticism. J. S. Bibby, Macaulay Institute for Soil Research Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Scotland REFERENCES W. C. Krumbein, Journal of Geology 47 (1939). P. W. Harrison, Journal of Geology 65 (1957). S. B. McCann, Geol Mag., Vol. XCVIII, ... I did in my original article- that comparison of the Kintraw deposit with those from Broadlaw is not consistent with normal petrofabric comparisons, for both Broadlaw and Kintraw represent totally dissimilar geological environments. Had Bibby and MacKie wished to compare the Kintraw fabric with similar types, they should have excavated other stone horizons in the Kintraw area especially since this region abounds in ... different from the meaning imposed on it by Bibby. We accept that in routine investigations of pebble deposits, given the time limitations on the field geologist and the vast experience of geologists in this field, long axis investigation alone would suffice to show the direction of the streams depositing the pebbles, particularly when corroboration can be obtained from other sources. However these ...
113. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... is a geophysicist, though the subtlety of distinction is perhaps a little lost on many of us. He spoke to us about revolutions in the Earth sciences, outlining events in geology during the 70s which eventually overturned old views and led to a completely new world view, despite the powerful resistance of the establishment. Our speaker suggested that a look at how ... John Milsom finished by a consideration of the role of catastrophe in geology. He had the feeling that many in SIS consider all geologists to be uniformitarians, whereas in fact most geological evidence is seen as having accumulated in a short time and much, though not all, is catastrophic, albeit local. He suggested that it is unnecessary to see catastrophe in ... split and drifted apart. In particular Wegener, studying palaeo-climate, could only make sense of his facts by proposing that continents had moved. He was rejected and 30 years ago geologists still laughed at the idea because they considered it mechanically impossible. Evidence collected to show that it must have happened was simply dismissed. Many heretics were based in the southern hemisphere ...
114. An Unexplained Arctic Catastrophe [SIS C&C Review $]
... von Toll on New Siberia and the Circumpolar Tertiary Flora', Geogr. Jl., vol. xvi, pp. 95-99. Lyell, C. 1870, Elements of Geology, London, p. 215. Scharff, R.F., 1899, The History of the European Fauna, London, vii+ 364pp.; see p. 163. ... the dinosaurs 65 million years ago but is unable to provide acceptable answers and explanations for a comparable catastrophe which, according to C 14 dating, happened geologically very recently, in geological parlance 'just yesterday'. It should also be emphasised that geologically and botanically the 'dinosaur extinction' datum compares favourably with the similar one (Pleistocene/Holocene) under discussion, ... and in some permafrost areas subsoil layers exist which are alternately 'frozen and not frozen, the latter being maintained at a higher temperature by circulating underground water' [28. Russian geologists have termed such areas 'taliks' [29. Taken as a whole, the scale and singularity of the permafrost 'formation' is so great that Mel'nikov and Grave have urged that ...
115. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... with an orbit entirely within that of the Earth. This may mean there are a whole lot more out there; they are difficult to see and not previously expected. The geology of Mars New Scientist 6.6.98, p. 6 New images from the Mars Global Surveyor appear to show traces of a sea shore and ponds and an equatorial region rich in haematite ... thousands of pigeons to home safely on October 5th 1998. GEOLOGY Tectonic problem Science Frontiers No. 118, Jul-Aug 98, p. 3 Theories of plate tectonics nicely explain many geological facts but the usual explanation for how the plates move relies upon the unproven theory that they are pushed along on a slowly, and steadily moving conveyor belt of magma due to ... to have opened. Unfortunately for the theory, rocks have now been found close to the ridge which date from 140 Myrs. Magnetic problem New Scientist 22.8.98, p. 20 Geologists can work out the changing positions of Earth's land masses by analysing the direction and strength of the magnetic field which is frozen into molten rocks as they solidify. Recent work indicates ...
116. Solar System Studies (Part 2) [Aeon Journal $]
... planet-sized bodies? It is assumed that this belt has not been there more than a few millennia or it would have been blown away long ago by the Solar Wind. Earth geology over the last 600 million years indicates there were a number of paleobiotic eras of different lengths with all but the present era lasting for tens of millions of years. The interfacing ... pole? The small dimensions of this shift indicate the pull was short term (as in centuries to millennia) rather than eons. Furthermore the effect is relaxing, and in geological terms the distorting influence must have been remarkably recent. This explains the successively higher beach lines found above sea level along Hudson Bay and the rising bottom of the north Atlantic, ... is the splitting up of the Pacific plate which is not yet complete. This split has propagated south along the Emperor seamounts, then easterly along the Hawaiian Island chain. Many geologists believe these structures have formed because the bed of the Pacific Ocean is sliding over a stationary hot spot in Earth's mantle. The commonly-theorized presence of such hot spots defies the insulating ...
117. Velikovsky In Collision [Kronos $]
... the month and the year lengthened, the axis of rotation changed-- and much else besides. In the evidence offered in Worlds in Collision for the theory, archaeology, geology and palaeontology play a minor part. Velikovsky's survey of the evidence from these fields for his theory is given in Earth in Upheaval, published in 1955. The book which he ... revised chronology not only can resolve long-standing historical enigmas, but produces uniquely good "fit" among Egyptian, Jewish, and other ancient eastern histories. This new version of eighteenth-century geological catastrophism has been developed with extraordinary ingenuity by its author. It has led him to novel suggestions on an almost incredible range of subjects: from the identity of the Queen of ... of capitalism. And the professional astronomers raised a gale of derision and denunciation that is blowing intermittently still. I do not know of any such reaction by historians, archaeologists, geologists or palaeontologists to Earth in Upheaval. But it is perfectly safe to assume that if there are no such, it is because these specialists shared the astronomers' estimate of the ...
118. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... fracture zones in sedimentary basins across Australia. Another discovered running across North America is less than half as long. Catastrophic break through New Scientist 13.7.91, pp. 55-56 Professor of geology Derek Ager, admitting that catastrophism in all fields of geology is now the accepted thing, although still a laughing matter not so long ago, tells the tale of American geologist ... seems possible, and even probable, that such linked mutations arise almost simultaneously and hence instantaneously. Thus not only must evolutionary timescales be reviewed radically, but so also must any geological timescales that rely on those of the Darwinist/neo-Darwinist stamp. 'Symonds article ends: "...biologists need no longer be alarmed at the mere notion of directed mutagenesis, for ... would dictate that at this depth the rock should flow easily and have long ago disappeared. Yet the roots of others which should still be there cannot be found. The more geologists learn the more they have to explain. Doomsday takes off New Scientist 7.9.91, pp. 48-53; The Washington Post 27.1.91 and The Houston Chronicle 1.10.90 Near-Earth asteroids and the risk ...
119. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART TWO: GEOLOGICAL ISSUES: CHAPTER TWELVE: A FAILED EXCURSION TO THE CAVES OF AQUITAINE [Quantavolution Website]
... . Lacking access and resources, an outsider could only work with the printed materials, a few visits, and a deductive theory bringing to bear the general materials of archaeology and geology. Could not some authoritative scholar, long versed in the intricacies of Aquitanian archaeology, emerge in due course to say, "Dear colleagues, we must review and reevaluate the ... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS THE BURNING OF TROY By Alfred de Grazia Part Two: Geological Issues CHAPTER TWELVE A FAILED EXCURSION TO THE CAVES OF AQUITAINE When the Ninth Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences announced an excursion to the paleolithic sites of Southwest France, I joined up. It was September 1976. The ... ? I can understand the images carved into rock, but the paint that outlives them and the paint laid on flat- what preserves it? There must be good answers. Geologists and specialists on paints have visited the caves by the hundreds. How stupid I am not to figure out why! Just as I felt stupid when I stood at a headland ...
120. Recent Origin and Decay of the Earth's Magnetic Field [SIS C&C Review $]
... does not know the state of the earth's main magnet until he knows its magnetic moment, it appears that the uniformitarian never employs the earth's magnetic moment in his development of historical geology. His efforts tend toward direct extrapolation from rock magnetism, a local and very complex palaeomagnetic phenomenon. But anyone familiar with the frailties of that data knows that one can never ... literature speak for itself: "J. W. Graham (1949) found some sedimentary rocks of Silurian age which were reversely magnetised. He was able to identify the precise geological horizon over a distance of several hundred miles by the presence of a rare fossil which only existed during a short geological period. He found that some parts of the horizon were ... . A. A. Meyerhoff and Howard A. Meyerhoff: "The New Global Tectonics: Age of Linear Magnetic Anomalies of Ocean Basins". American Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin Vol. 56 No. 2 (Feb. 1972), p. 337. 11. T. G. Barnes: "Electromagnetics of the Earth's Field and Evaluation ...
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