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21. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... THE STRATIGRAPHICAL RECORD by D. V. Ager (Dent, 1973) JAN TERASMAE THIS REVIEW, ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR PENSÉE, WAS EXCLUDED FROM THE FIRST ISSUE OF "CATASTROPHIST GEOLOGY" FOR REASONS OF SPACE. IT WAS FORWARDED TO US BY HAN KLOOSTERMAN AND IS INCLUDED HERE BY KIND PERMISSION OF DR KLOOSTERMAN AND THE AUTHOR. The history of the natural ... IN ANCIENT HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY FROM BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE SPECIALISED IN MESOPOTAMIAN STUDIES AND WON THE JOHN HUMPHREYS MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ARCHAEOLOGY. PROFESSOR TERASMAE IS CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AT BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST CATHARINES, ONTARIO. GEOFFREY GAMMON, WHO GRADUATED IN HISTORY FROM LONDON UNIVERSITY, IS A SENIOR CIVIL SERVANT. HE IS CONVENER OF THE SOCIETY'S ... old as geology itself. These two philosophies offer incompatible interpretations of the earth's past, present and future, It has been claimed (1) that originally all scientists, including geologists, were catastrophists. In the middle of the last century, uniformitarianism became "fashionable", but in recent years some scientists have begun to question again certain aspects of uniformitarian ...
22. The Flood [The Velikovskian $]
... , p. 42. 23. Warren C. Hunt, "Catastrophic Termination of the Last Wisconsin Ice Advance: Observations in Alberta and Idaho," Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology 25 (1977): 468. 24. Ibid.7 25. Ibid. 26. Ibid., p 119. 27. Mark L. Lord and Alan E. Kehew ... forming immense lakes that would discharge their water, through passes, into rivers which would carve deep channels and leave ghost shorelines at higher elevations. This has already been confirmed by geological observation. According to Reginald Daly: [B eaches, all over the world, have been raised by forces shoving up from below. At each place the receding waters left ... may proceed non-linearly...the possibility remains open that the initial carving of the Great Sphinx may be even older than 9,000 years ago.... Privately, West's geologists suspect an even greater age for this remarkable Egyptian effigy.... This is required to produce the "advanced state of water weathering" they detect (in part, ...
23. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... , south of the Amazon, in a little canoe, for nine long days, passing rapids nearly all consisting of rhyolite. Back in Rio, I did some photo- geology and some reading, found that those same volcanoes north of the Amazon are arranged in large arcs, and I hypothesised that they represented giant caldera-volcanoes. Enthusiastically, I sent off ... one thing to learn from handbooks about plateau basalts and ice ages; it is altogether different to discover by oneself that there has occurred something very violent and big, in the geological past. I had my "revelation" when I was paddling down the Jamanxim river, south of the Amazon, in a little canoe, for nine long days, passing ... more lesson about the functioning of the scientific establishment. Immediately after reading MacBeth, I ordered Velikovsky's books. Now, my "conversion" from a more or less well-conditioned main-stream geologist to a catastrophist took place roughly in this period, 1973, but I cannot say that Velikovsky had a decisive influence on it, and I have not become what you might ...
24. Oberg's Unscientific Method [The Velikovskian $]
... Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona.(10) Spudis was also a member of the site selection team for Viking 2 to Mars. He is currently a member of the Lunar Geology and Geophysics Review Panel which evaluates proposals to the Planetary Geology Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He is a scientist. In fact, every article ... , Kelly Beatty, Andrew Chaikin [and Eric Burgess are all friends of mine, fine wordsmiths and popularisers, but they are not scientists and they are not primary sources of geological information (they would be astonished and appalled to see their books misused in this way); ditto the [Frederick I.Ordway and [Wernher von Braun book. In ... the fossil magnetic fields appear related to random impact events, not to the simultaneous imprinting of a unidirectional outside field. The lack of any general homogeneity has led [M oon geologists to reject the notion of any exterior cause such as the one Velikovsky predicted.(23) Oberg presented the same charge against Velikovsky's prediction as far back as July, 1980 ...
25. Quartered At Yale [Kronos $]
... carried high up on the Isle of Man, in the Irish Sea, and admitted that ice could not have transported them there. J. S. Lee, in his Geology of China( 1 939), described erratic blocks and at the same time the "general absence of ice-sculptured features" in northern China, or "two sets of facts ... polarizing quality, regards petroleum as originating from organic, not inorganic, matter." I could not make it clearer. So much for my appalling method. As to the geological aspect of the theory of Worlds in Collision, Longwell says: "Velikovsky raises anew the matter of 'erratic blocks'-- masses of rock that clearly have been displaced through ... of tens or even hundreds of miles from the localities of their origin. No problem that has confronted geologists seems to be more convincingly solved than this one. The 'erratics' occur only in areas that are known, on independent evidence, to have been covered with glacier ice in the geologic past.... Every essential link from effect to cause ...
26. Mars in Upheaval [Aeon Journal $]
... major problem with this concept is that the northern hemisphere is some three to five kilometers lower than the southern. Volcanism is, geologically speaking, one of the constructional forces of geology in that it builds up continents by adding material over the surface. Lava building up on the surface raises the level of a planet's surface; it does not lower it. ... regions is not parallel to the equator, but roughly follows a great circle inclined to it by about 50 o ." (17) It is proposed again and again that geological processes affect the northern hemisphere but not the southern. What uniformitarian scientists ask be accepted is that some process acts exclusively on one hemisphere-- the northern-- dividing the ... flood channels of Mars: In places the channels... extend northward for over 1000 kilometers. In places the channels are 150 kilometers across and contain numerous teardrop-shaped islands. Geologists have puzzled over the origin of these channels since they were discovered, in 1972. Originally there was considerable resistance to accepting the idea that they were formed by water erosion because ...
27. The Cautious Revolutionary [SIS C&C Review $]
... reputation for sparkle, perception, controversy and common sense. Gould is on the faculty of Harvard University, and is primarily a palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist, although he also teaches geology and the history of science. For relaxation he sings baritone with the Boston Cecilia Society, and has a liking for Gilbert and Sullivan as well as for Bach. His essays ... an extraterrestrial cause [10. Gould has always been prepared to offer some support to catastrophism. In one of his essays he writes, "Charles Lyell, the godfather of geological gradualism, had pulled a fast one in establishing the doctrine of imperceptible change. He had argued, quite rightly, that geologists must invoke the invariance (uniformity) of natural ... even though modern textbooks may give the impression that one side had won the argument conclusively. A typical example is the catastrophism- uniformitarianism debate. In Gould's opinion, "Most geologists would tell you that their science represents the total triumph of Lyell's uniformity over unscientific catastrophism. Lyell's brief won the victory for his name, but modern geology is really an even ...
28. Tektites, Wildfires and the Extinction of the Dinosaurs [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... concluded in favour of an impact rather than a volcanic cause after a mineralogical study of the C-T boundary clay[6, and Guy Leahy and his colleagues from the Department of Geology, University of Oregon, believe that "at the moment the asteroid impact hypothesis provides the most parsimonious explanation for changes in plant communities across the C-T boundary"[7. ... have resulted from the impact of an asteroid or comet, or from volcanic action. Which was it? Shocked quartz grains found by Bruce Bohor and colleagues of the U.S. Geological Survey seemed almost conclusive evidence of an impact at this time. Even staunch opponents of the impact hypothesis as Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, geologists Charles Officer and Charles Drake admitted ... the characteristics of these crystals were different from those known to have resulted from internal pressures during volcanic activity[1. However, they then went on to argue that there was insufficient evidence to conclude that the crystals could not in any circumstances have been caused by internal overpressures. In their view, the evidence as a whole was "in accord with the ...
29. Thoth Vol. IV, No 11 July 15, 2000 [Thoth Website]
... Amy Acheson The acceptance in the 1830's of James Hutton's uniformitarian principle, that "The present is the key to the past," has been hailed as the birth of modern geology, and James Hutton is considered the "father of modern geology." But "the present" to which James Hutton referred included not only the rock formations and fossils from ... 1797, long before Louis Agassiz convinced geologists that Europe had once been covered with glaciers. (Agassiz' paper was read before the November 4, 1840, meeting of the Geological Society of London, and his _Etudes sur les glaciers_ was published in the same year.) So the "present" in which James Hutton searched for keys to the ... geology." But "the present" to which James Hutton referred included not only the rock formations and fossils from which data was collected, but also the theories by which geologists made sense of the data they collected. For instance, although James Hutton was one of the first to suggest that erratics might have been transported by glaciers, he died in ...
30. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART VII: DIMENSIONS OF QUANTAVOLUTION: 31.The Recency of the Surface [Quantavolution Website]
... the queen of clockmakers. Quantavolution should be embarrassed to joke so, if science were not on some occasions a theatre of the absurd. One can reflect upon the history of geology when, blessed by the nihil obstat of Lyell, geologists would simply draw upon time without end to do away with complexities and perplexities. When Poulett Scrope prepared his famous studies ... system history. The evidence of Solaria Binaria is such that all previously existing tests offering macrochronic conclusions are either modified to suit our model, or declared invalid. With regard to geological and biological tests that assert long duration of processes, evidence is accumulating rapidly that quantavolutionary transformations are physically possible. Independent of historical argumentation, geological and biological time are collapsible in ... so, if science were not on some occasions a theatre of the absurd. One can reflect upon the history of geology when, blessed by the nihil obstat of Lyell, geologists would simply draw upon time without end to do away with complexities and perplexities. When Poulett Scrope prepared his famous studies of the volcanoes of Auvergne (France), his theories ...
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