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1. The Animal that Changed the Course of World History: The Mammoth [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... rather, climatic changes permitted the formation of extensive ice features). The elephantids had to adapt to the new environment, something they accomplished very successfully. They populated various climatic zones from the Tropics to the Arctic. Elephantine diaspora was world-wide, and their species were now many. But only one of them lived in the Arctic belt, Mammuthus Primigenius. During Pleistocene times there were four glacial periods interrupted by temporary warm in-between periods. During the first two glacial periods Archidiscodons, an elephantine ancestor, little by little, converged into mammoths. Most likely this occurred only in the Riss period, that is, about 220,000 years ago, bringing about the appearance of the true mammoth. It probably happened in northeastern Asia. When Riss was followed by another interglacial period, the mammoths moved northward behind the retreating glaciers and survived quite well until the glaciers returned. The fourth (and last-- so far!) glacial period started some 75 thousand years ago. That was the "golden age" for mammoths; they occupied the vast territories of ...
2. Mammoth Update: A Reply to Ellenberger (Forum) [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 4 (Summer 1982) "Evolution, Extinction, and Catastrophism" Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Mammoth Update: A Reply to Ellenberger To the Editor of KRONOS: May one whose name was mentioned several times in a letter to your journal,(1) about the Frozen Mammoth Controversy, reply to the points made in that letter? [Leroy Ellenberger remains unconvinced that mammoths were able to tolerate extreme cold, and his argument rests heavily on Neuville's observation that the skin of these creatures lacked certain "oil-glands" and on John White's sweeping statement that such glands are possessed by every extant arctic animal.(2) The modern arctic fauna are a diverse grouping including not only those accustomed to aquatic or semi-aquatic conditions (cod, whales, seals, polar bear, eider duck), but others able to tolerate an extremely cold, though mainly dry environment (musk ox, caribou, arctic hare, arctic fox, lemming, ptarmigan).(3) White's rash generalization does not encompass every arctic animal ...
3. The Problem of the Frozen Mammoths [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. I No. 4 (Winter 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents The Problem of the Frozen Mammoths Dwardu Cardona Much has been written concerning the frozen mammoths of Siberia. It is not the intention of this paper to summarize the abundant literature on the subject but rather to correct some misconceptions which have arisen due to certain carelessness in the treatment of the subject by past writers. It has been stated that the remains of as many as 100,000 mammoths have been retrieved from the Siberian muck.(1) Statements such as" absolutely countless numbers"(2) and "tens of thousands of mammoths"(3) have given the false impression that that many mammoths have actually been found frozen in the Siberian tundras. In point of fact less than 100 frozen mammoths have been discovered to date. Hapgood writes of "eighty-odd mammoths;"(4) Schuchert and Dunbar state that "there are records of fifty-one Siberian occurrences;'(5) while Farrand asserts that "there have been at least 39 discoveries of ...
4. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... , however, argues that a larger G in the past implies a larger Earth radius. The converse of this prediction is worth thinking about, namely a smaller G being compatible with a smaller Earth radius. Dr Velikovsky has postulated a smaller G, for example, during the Age of the Dinosaurs.- NATURE 30/4/81, p. 739-43 Mammoth Prejudice Two readers, C. W. Ikin and D. A. Parry, have reported to us some of Adrian Berry's writing on the subject of elephants and mammoths. He wrote: "A vast amount of nonsense has been talked about the extinction of the mammoth. One British 'scientist' recently suggested, for example, that the discovery of dead mammoths in permafrost, with their flesh, and even their cells, intact, was evidence that they were overwhelmed by the sudden onset of an Ice Age- as if they couldn't simply migrate southwards when the climate turned cold!" Note the placing of the word 'scientist' in inverted commas, denigrating the status of a man daring to ...
5. The Mammoths' Demise - a correct solution requires more facts [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1999:1 (Jul 1999) Home¦ Issue Contents The Mammoths' Demise- a correct solution requires more facts by Gordon P. Williams The disappearance of the mammoths from the tundra of Northern Russia and Siberia has produced many explanations from professionals and amateurs. The purpose of this paper is to introduce new facts into the debate. The most convincing argument against Lyell's uniformitarianism, which has had a controlling influence on nearly all geological explanations, comes not from his contemporaries but from the works of the Greek Philosophers and Roman poets. This evidence was cited by Thomas Burnet in his argument in support of the Mosaic chronology [1. 'They say, The Poles of the World did once change their situation, and were at first in another posture from what they are now, till that inclination happen'd; This the Ancient Philosophers often made mention of, as Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Diogenes, Leucippus, Democritus [2; as may be seen in Laertius, and in Plutarch; and the Stars, they say, at ...
6. Late Survival Of Mammoths [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 87: May-Jun 1993 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Late Survival Of Mammoths Many a sensational article has been written about how the Siberian mammoth population was deep-frozen by a sudden climate change due to a shift in the earth's poles or some other catastrophic event circa 10,000 years ago. But now, Russian scientist A. Sher and two colleagues claim that a dwarf version of the wooly mammoth survived on Wrangel Island, 120 miles off the Siberian coast until about 3,700 years ago. The Wrangel Island dwarf mammoths stood only about 2 meters high and weighed 2 tons. The British mammoth expert, A. Lister, said he was not really surprised at this discovery, because many islands supported dwarf versions of mainland animals during the Ice Ages. (Crenson, Matt; "A Mammoth Discovery," Dallas Morning News, p. 22A, March 25, 1993. Cr. L. Anderson. Also: Bower, B.; "'Dwarf' Mammoths Outlived ...
7. DWARF MAMMOTHS IN ANCIENT EGYPT? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 95: Sep-Oct 1994 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Dwarf mammoths in ancient egypt? Dwarf mammoths may have survived in northeastern Siberia into historical times. (SF#87) Given this possibility, B. Rosen wonders whether the ancient Egyptians might have known of them. He points to some evidence that they might have. For example, one scene painted on the tomb of one pharaoh represents tributes brought from afar to Egypt, including a parade of exotic animals. One of these animals is an obvious bear. This animal would have intrigued the pharaoh because bears and ancient Egyptians did not coexist. Just as exotic to the pharaoh would have been the miniature elephantid following just behind the bear in the painting. It was about the same size as the bear. Since this elephantid was depicted with large tusks, it was definitely not an immature. It also displayed the peculiar domed skull typical of mammoths and which is absent on African elephants. Could it have been a ...
8. The Velikovskian Vol. III, No. 2: Contents [The Velikovskian $]
... No. 2 Texts Home¦ Velikovskian Home The Velikovskian The Journal of Myth, History and Science Vol. III, No. 2 (1997) Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur CONTENTS The Problem of the Extinction. The Age of Man in America. The Hunting or Blitzkreig Theory. The Climate Hypothesis. Arctic Tundra: Mammoth Steppe or Velikovskian Poleshift? The Environment and Preservation of the Mammoth. Radiocarbon Dating the Extinction. Poleshift. Uniformitarian or Catastrophist? Ice Age Theory. Poleshifts, Catastrophes and Myths. The Extinction of the Mammoths (303pp) by Charles Ginenthal, is a special double-issue of the Velikovskian. Did the mammoths live in Alaska and Siberia during the Ice Age? Pollen research emphatically denies this. Could the bones, tusks, and bodies of mammoths have been buried gradually and preserved in the tundra? Recent studies prove this could not have occurred. Did the poles of the Earth shift, and is there fundamental evidence to prove this? Yes! Plant geography presents solid support that the orientation of the poles was less oblique when the mammoths ...
9. The Velikovskian Vol. III. Nos. 2-3 [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1997:1 (Sep 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents The Velikovskian Vol. III. Nos. 2-3 The Extinction of the Mammoths (303pp) by Charles Ginenthal, is a special double-issue of the Velikovskian. Did the mammoths live in Alaska and Siberia during the Ice Age? Pollen research emphatically denies this. Could the bones, tusks, and bodies of mammoths have been buried gradually and preserved in the tundra? Recent studies prove this could not have occurred. Did the poles of the Earth shift, and is there fundamental evidence to prove this? Yes! Plant geography presents solid support that the orientation of the poles was less oblique when the mammoths roamed the Arctic. The Extinction of the Mammoths outlines and explains the historical evidence and views of science on these problems and many, many others. It explores the scientific research over the past twenty-five years from numerous fields, and goes well beyond to expose the inept and contradictory data that indicates that gradualism has failed to explain this extinction. Evidence rarely analyzed is introduced that ...
10. Catastrophism and the Mammoths- III (Vox Populi) [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. XI No. 3 (Summer 1986) Home¦ Issue Contents Vox Populi Catastrophism and the Mammoths- III To the Editor of KRONOS: THE MAMMOTH IN ICE AND SNOW When it comes to the significance of Neuville's observations concerning the apparent lack of sebaceous glands in the skin of the mammoth, my critics are divided. Leroy Ellenberger repeats his earlier belief that, because the creature lacked such glands, its other apparent morphological adaptations to a glacial climate are inadequate to categorize it as an arctic animal. Elsewhere, however, he relents a little: "Whether or not the mammoth was truly adapted to life in present arctic conditions will likely never be proven beyond the shadow of a doubt,"(63) Dwardu Cardona, on the other hand, agrees with me in that the oil-gland argument constitutes a "red herring", and writes that this matter, as well as that concerning the mammoth's woolly coat, ought never to have been raised. But since Ellenberger has developed the cold-adaptation controversy further, some additional comments are ...
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