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61. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... instance, to some delightfully artistic cartoons. Pictures of the gods in their celestial boats depicted upon the Senmut and other ceilings prompted some new observations, and a lively interchange of ideas with the audience. Peter's article dealing with these and related subjected has just appeared in the 1987 Review. Dr Trevor Palmer spoke next, on the subject of "Nemesis for Evolution Gradualism?": a fuller account of his talk will appear in article form in future SIS publications. He gave a detailed summary of the various trends towards catastrophism in palaeontological thought over the past few years. Ever since Alvarez it had become almost respectable to view mass extinctions as caused by extra-terrestrial bodies. If the trend continued then the establishment might become more open to the idea of more recent catastrophes. Unfortunately, the lively and interesting discussions which started up had to be curtailed due to lack of time. OVERSEAS PUBLICATIONS SERVICE Catastrophism and Ancient History Vol. X (1988)- four issues per year Subscription orders for vol. X (1988) are now being taken at £8.50. ...
62. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... of them would be tipped over into wild and unpredictable behaviour by catastrophe conditions? Neutrino Puzzle source: New Scientist 21.4.88, p.30 Japanese scientists have provided confirmation that only a third of the neutrinos from the Sun that "should" reach the Earth actually do arrive. This implies that "physicists do not properly understand some of the processes in nuclear physics". Note, they won't admit they could be completely wrong. Mammal Rethink source: New Scientist 21.4.88, p.31 The paucity of early mammal fossils in South America had hitherto led palaeontologists to decide that mammals must have evolved in North America and migrated south. Now all is changed due to finds at one of the richest sites in the world for fossils of the late Cretaceous period. Many species of primitive mammal new to science now lead them to believe the exact opposite. How easy it is to make a complete about-turn on the evidence of just one site! How many other theories are hopelessly "up the creek" because relevant evidence awaits recognition? Oceans of Cometary Origin? sources: Iowa City Press ...
63. Catastrophist Geology [Catastrophism Geology $]
... THE COMING GEOCHEMISTRY Editorial board: Johan B.Kloosterman geologist Rio de Janeiro Charles Finkl pedologist Fort Lauderdale, USA Doeko Goosen pedologist Enschedé, Holland Alistair Pitty geomorphologist Hull, Great Britain Peter Gretener geophysicist Calgary, Canada Peter Chadwick geologist/psychologist Glasgow, Great Pritain Pietro Passerini geologist Florence, Italy Albert V.Carozzi sedimentologist Urbana, USA Board of advisors: V.Axel Firsoff astronomer Glastonbury, Great Britain Horace C.Dudley physicist Chicago, USA Manoel Nunes Pereira anthropologist Rio de Janeiro Roger W.Wescott linguist/prehistorian Madison, USA Correspondents: Ewoud H.Bon exploration geologist Amsterdam David J.Thomas palaeontologist Osweqo, USA G.W.van Oosterhout chemist nelft, Holland R.n.van Everdinpen hydrogeologist Calgary, Canada C.Eugène Wegmann geologist Neuchitel, Switzerland In evaluating an MS submitted for Duhlication the followinq criteria are used, separately or together: a) does it study discontinuities in Farth history? b) does it clarify what catastronhist qeoloqy is about? c) does it focus on subJects neglected or tabooed in the main stream geological journals? Cover: Photomicrograph of thin section of dunite (nicols //) from the Gardiner intrusion, E. Greenland. Dendritic ...
64. Punctuated Darwinism? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . Each geological period is characterised by an initial explosion of its characteristic life forms, of which many become extinct by the end of the epoch. Catastrophe, the creator of new types There has been much discussion in recent years about the possibility of massive extraterrestrial catastrophes to explain the extinctions at major geological boundaries, and even those of a more conventional disposition usually revert to ideas of altered climate, sea level etc even though these are supposed to have occurred as a result only of slow tectonic movements of the Earth's crust. No palaeontologist could deny that, whatever the cause, there have been periods of extinction and that, significantly, these are followed by what is often termed 'adaptive radiations' of new forms. So instead of the gradual unfolding of the evolutionary tree, with the evidence of many missing links, we see instead the sudden emergence of a plethora of new types, indicating a vast new genetic 'explosion', which heads inevitably towards mass extinction yet again. The fossil record is usually interpreted, on the evolutionary tree basis, as showing the ...
65. Catastrophist Geology [Catastrophism Geology $]
... Please send checks in favour of Johan B.Kloosterman to the above address. Editorial board: Johan B.Kloosterman geologist Rio de Janeiro Charles Finkl pedologist Fort Lauderdale, USA Albert V.Carozzi sedimentologist Urbana, USA Peter Gretener geophysicist Calgary, Canada Pietro Passerini geologist Florence, Italy Doeko Goosen pedologist Enschedé, Holland Board of advisors: V.Axel Firsoff astronomer Glastonbury, Great Britain Horace C.Dudley physicist Chicago, USA Manoel Nunes Pereira anthropologist Rio de Janeiro Roger W.Wescott linguist/prehistorian Madison, USA René Thom methematician Bures-sur-Yvette, France Correspondents: Ewoud H.Bon exploration geologist Amsterdam David J.Thomas palaeontologist Osweqo, USA R.n.van Everdinpen hydrogeologist Calgary, Canada C.Eugène Wegmann geologist Neuchitel, Switzerland Oscar P.G. Braun geologist nRio de Janeiro George Choubert geologist Paris Leendert Krook geologist Amsterdam In evaluating an MS submitted for Duhlication the followinq criteria are used, separately or together: does it study discontinuities in Earth history? does it clarify what catastronhist qeoloqy is about? does it focus on subJects neglected or tabooed in the main stream geological journals? Cover. Triassic fossils, after A. de Lapparent, 1883: Traité de Géologie. I. ...
66. Comets, Meteorites and Earth History [SIS C&C Review $]
... Sir Fred Hoyle and myself, comets are crucially important to our thinking because they contain the ancestors of meteorites and, in our view, the incipient life of the Solar System." Possible evidence for an exoterrestrial origin for life is that traces of complex eukaryotic cells have been found which may be as old as those of any simple prokaryotic cell, suggesting that one could not have evolved from the other on Earth. Although this is controversial on the basis of published evidence Professor Wickramasinghe showed a series of slides prepared by the German palaeontologist, Hans Pflug, which indicated the presence of nucleated eukaryotic cells in sections of sedimentary rocks from the Isua series in the west of Greenland dated at 3830 million years before the present. Chemical analysis of the structures has revealed the same types of organic molecules as found in much more recently fossilised material. The next series of Professor Pflug's slides were even more dramatic, showing structures in sections from the Murchison Meteorite startlingly similar to known bacteria and microfungi Again, the results of chemical analysis were consistent with them being just that. ...
67. Fossil Radioactive Bones [Catastrophism Geology $]
... possible origin of the Solnhofen limestone. I. Proc. Koninkl. Ned. Akad. Wetensch. B-75: 2. Diggle W.R., Saxon J., 1965: An unusually radioactive fish from Thurso, Scotland. Nature 208: 5008. Donovan e.a., 1974:A stratigraphical revision of the Old Red Sandstone of northeastern Caithness. Trans. Roy. Soc. Edimb. 69/8. Miller H., 1841: The Old Red Sandstone; or, new walks in an old field. Edinburgh. The Palaeontological Association International Symposium on the Devonian System (PADS 78), September 1978. Romer A.S., 1966: Vertebrate Paleontology. 3rd Ed., Chicago Univ. Press. Saxon J., 1979: lhe fossil fishes ot the North of Scotland. 3rd Ed., Caithness Books. Schindewolf O.H., 1977: Neocatastrophism? Catastr .'Geol. 212: 9-21. Velikovsky I, 1955: Earth in Upheaval. Doubleday. ...
68. Stories of Radioactivity and Mutations [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... rise to DNA mutations. Not wishing to suggest the agent, I have used the general term 'radiation' in my previous article to describe the cause of mutations which accompanied each episode and which left no apparent geological trace. The term could cover the full range of electromagnetic radiation, beginning with heat, and could also include any type of short lived radioactive radiation. But the lack of geological trace does not mean that there is only supposition for proof of radiation. Velikovsky has adequately argued his ideas on evolution from the geological and palaeontological viewpoints [2. However, he did not choose to place a strong emphasis on evolution in his first major work [3, which was from the viewpoint of the ancient, human written record. It is from this area which I believe he derived his greatest strength and from which proof, although weak, is offered of there having been a type of mutation causing radiation present during the last episode. Thus, I will attempt to address the issue from that direction by pointing out a very few stories taken from the ...
69. Wonderful Life [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1991 No 1 (July 1991) Home¦ Issue Contents REVIEWS Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould (Hutchinson Radius, 1990) Subtitled 'The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History' this is a fascinating book for biologists, probably completely obscure for traditional historians, but with an intriguing message for catastrophists. The Burgess Shale is a small fossil-rich area high in the mountains of a national park in the Canadian Rockies. It was discovered in 1909 by Charles Doolittle Walcott, America's greatest palaeontologist and administrator. The nature of history as discussed by Gould in this book is primarily the immense span of geological time and the manner in which life evolved on Earth, and of greatest importance is his discussion of how the interpretation of this one collection of fossils has drastically altered our modern views of the evolutionary process. The book is at once a detailed description of a fantastic collection of invertebrates from the dawn of multicellular life, the equally exciting story of the personalities involved with them and a philosophical treatise on the nature of life. ...
70. Showers of Glass [SIS C&C Review $]
... and isotopic signature. Consequently since the tektites apparently produced from the Ries Crater would have come from sediments only a few tens of metres thick, there should be no problem with the idea that tektites could also have been formed from the relatively thin layers of sedimentary material lying on the ocean beds. This removes a remaining serious objection against the impact melting hypothesis: one does not have to produce a crater on land to be able to account for tektite fields. Although tektite fields have been correlated with major hiatuses in the geological and palaeontological records (Workshop 3:1, p. 18; 3:3, p. 18), Smith does not allude to this evidence in his catastrophist summary. This is perhaps surprising for it is good evidence. He comments that: "... the cometary impact hypothesis is no less exotic a mechanism for the production of tektites than is lunar volcanism. But somehow it does seem less so these days". He then remarks on the "remarkably cool" reception the scientific community gave the Alvarez et al ...
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