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121. Discussion [Aeon Journal $]
... experiences of our predecessors and their belief system as to causation. This is a major disservice to readers desiring to pursue knowledge of cosmological origins. Many of us have faulted the scientific community for ignoring the records of observations made by our predecessors. Items such as the ancient 360 day year, the "coincidence" of Martian and Earth identical spin rates and axis tilts, the existence of ancient drawings of live dinosaurs, etc., are all ignored and treated as if they were imagined by their recorders. Science, in adopting uniformitarianism, seems to have a faith construct not unlike the religious community in this regard. When recorded data cannot be valid as compared to the reference of currently popular theory, Science simply consigns the record to "mythology" and defines that body of literature as the product of human imagination, without basis in observational fact. Mr. Cardona mixes the observations recorded with the observer's comments concerning "cause" of the images viewed and then demands the reader accept his described "causes" as valid. He does this while telling us ...
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... . B. S. Haldane, who apparently could see contemporary marvels in the century-old work of a communist that he could not perceive in V .'s book. Furthermore, had not Marx and marxists been universally insistent upon the interconnection of all things with the ownership of the means of production and therefore all things were politicized and relevant subjects for investigation. Indeed, Deg, in his typically optimistic manner (he would pick up a redhot stove), had conceived of the true interests of marxist theory as residing in catastrophism, not uniformitarianism. Why he asked himself, sometime around 1978, did Marx and Engels so strongly endorse Darwin, fashioning the pattern for marxists to follow ever since (the heresy of Lysenko in the 1950's being a significant incident thereto)? Perhaps, he thought, the model of catastrophism did not give them a broad natural inclined plane for the progression of history; it defeats man's greatest works in an instant. It pays hob with the development of the pure but reversed Hegelian dialectic of thesis-antithesis-synthesis in the historical process. It depresses man's ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 6  -  03 Apr 2004  -  102k  -  URL: http://www.quantavolution.org/vol_02/cosmicheretics_5_15.htm
... ? On this point, Moore is puzzled. Bearing in mind the near-certainty of liquid water having existed on Mars within the last million years, it would be illogical to suggest that the craters [on its surface can be anything as ancient as those on the Moon, because of erosion. Therefore, on the impact hypothesis, we must assume that a tremendous bombardment took place in the geologically recent past which does not make sense. (110) The concept makes no sense only if one is committed to the scientific philosophy of uniformitarianism. It is perfectly sensible in terms of Velikovsky's catastrophic hypothesis and the evidence fits it perfectly. The question then arises about how Mars' atmosphere and water disappeared. Asks Duncan Lunan, [I t seems that in the relatively recent past --in view of the wind erosion working to conceal the evidence --there was liquid water on the surface of Mars and the atmosphere all over the planet must have been dense enough to permit it. The big question then arises, [W here has it all gone? (111) Discussing ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 6  -  05 Mar 2003  -  125k  -  URL: http://www.catastrophism.com/online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0102/william.htm
124. The Flood [The Velikovskian $]
... . (63) A bog, of course, like the deluge lakes of Africa, would be the last place in which an aquatic life form would survive before the bog became a mire of mud; therefore, if a tidal wave deposited whales on continents, they would have to be found in surface lakes, ponds and bogs, for example. However, whales would, more commonly, be found stranded on land. In Vestspitzbergen, Norway, a whale was discovered in the permafrost, a physical impossibility based on geological uniformitarianism. Permafrost is as hard as rock and will not allow a floating whale to enter it. D. L. Dineley and P. A. Garrett reported the following: The ice core of the moraine rises to about 20 feet above the high water mark and the dirt cover is probably about [three feet thick. Near the top of the ice core, and within the adjacent moraine, the bones and (now decomposing) flesh and [the skin of a whale were found. Melting of the ice and the ...
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125. homepage e-mail [Mythopedia Website]
... work of Richard Milton. Please note that the idea of biological evolution in general is not condemned, but merely the opinion that the mechanism of evolution must have been natural selection and survival of the fittest combined with mutations occurring at very slow rates. The interest of the rejection of Darwinism for the purposes of this website is the conclusion that only catastrophic forces could have formed the geological column and, likely, have stimulated and perhaps originated the evolution of life forms. dating and geology no slow deposit of the geological column: contra uniformitarianism If the geological column takes millions of years to form, why do we find trees, forty feet tall, in the vertical position of growth in coal-seams? A fossilised tree, in position of growth, was found in the coal measures at Blackrod in Lancashire. The original tree must have been surrounded and buried by sediment which was compacted before the bulk of the tree decomposed, so that the cavity vacated by the trunk could be occupied by new sediment which formed the cast. This implies a rapid rate of sedimentation around ...
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126. Untitled [Uncategorised]
... Editor's: Look At the Evidence [Pensee Ivr01 Palmer, by Trevor: Tektites, Wildfires and the Extinction of the Dinosaurs [Workshop W1987no1 Palmer, Trevor: Catastrophism and Evolution [Review V070a Palmer, Trevor: Cautious Revolutionary [Review V1987 Palmer, Trevor: Erratic Descent of Man [Review V1990 Palmer, Trevor: Late Pleistocene Extinctions: No Evidence for Plato's Atlantis [Workshop W1987no2 Palmer, Trevor: Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? [Review V1988 Palmer, Trevor: Towards A New Evolutionary Synthesis [Review V1989 Palmer, Trevor: Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution [Review V1996n1 Parker, Richard A.: Sothic Dating of the Twelfth and Eighteenth Dynasties [Kronos Vol0601 Parry, Thomas Alan: New Science of Immanuel Velikovsky [Kronos Vol0101 Paterson, A. M.: Giordano Bruno's View on the Earth Without A Moon [Pensee Ivr03 Paterson, A. M.: Role of Ancient Myths in Orthodox Natural Science [Kronos Vol0201 Paterson, A. M.: Velikovsky Versus Academic Lag (The Problem of Hypothesis) [Kronos Vol0302 Paterson, A. Mann ...
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... Quantavolution& Catastrophism by Alfred de Grazia (A right-click on the Media-Player (above) gives you additional options...) SOME STATISTICS ABOUT THE QUANTAVOLUTION VOLUMES CAN BE FOUND HERE! QUANTAVOLUTION& CATASTROPHE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES& The Q-C Test PART 1: Introduction to the series PART 2: The Q-C Test C-Test Instructions: Fifteen Propositions 01. Gradualism 02. Independent Effects. 03. Terrestrial Isolation. 04. Gravitational Accumulations. 05. Elaborative Polymorphism. 06. Lunar Capture. 07. Perennial Geological Flux. 08. Uniformitarianism. 09. Evolution. 10. Homo Sapiens Sapiens. 11. Increasing Consciousness and Self-awareness. 12. Cultural and Institutional Invention. 13. Religious Sophistication. 14. Macrochronism. 15. Cross-validation of Time and Events. Q-Test Instructions: Propositions 01. Quantavolution. 02. Holospherics. 03. Exoterrestrial Genesis. 04. Solaria Binaria. 05. Poly-episodic Catastrophes. 06. Lunar Explosions with Global Fracture. 07. Disturbed Geological Columns. 08.Exponential Apocalypses. 09. Species Mass Changes and Extinction. 10. Schizoid Humanization. ...
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... science are only partially false. It can, indeed, ensure a relative degree of control over terrestrial forces, but since a cosmic catastrophe occurred less than three thousand years ago, it cannot, despite all its claims to the contrary, assure us that the solar system will remain as stable in the future as it is at the present time. One of the primary responsibilities of science is to examine reality and report its findings to the collective. When-- with the adoption in the last century of the false dogma of uniformitarianism-- science ceased doing this, it ceased being true science and the scientists ceased being true scientists. We will explore elsewhere the reasons for this abnegation of responsibility. Nevertheless, like other control systems, science does supply the collective with the illusion of control. Once a control system is established in a literate collective, its administrative personnel- to the extent possible and considered necessary-- proceed to rewrite the history of the collective to bring it into harmony with the premises of the control system. Modern Science Rewrites History ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 4  -  05 Mar 2003  -  32k  -  URL: http://www.catastrophism.com/online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0202/077sin.htm
... (31) Thus we see in Kugler the triumph of preconceived ideas over open minded investigation of all available evidence-- the more surprising as Kugler could accept a mildly catastrophic interpretation of Plato to back up his contention that the disasters of Phaethon and Deucalion were caused by the fall of a meteorite, but was unable to see through the varying details of the accounts of Celsus and Manilius to their obvious similarity with the events mentioned by Plato. In the last reckoning, it seems, he was unable to escape the yoke of uniformitarianism:(32) the glimmerings of insight which can be seen in the treatment reported above remain, sadly, only glimmerings.-- A fitting close is provided by the passage from Timaeus so unfairly ignored by Kugler: the Greek sage Solon is talking with the Egyptian priests:(33)-- "Thereupon one of the priests, who was of a very great age, said: O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you. Solon ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 4  -  05 Mar 2003  -  69k  -  URL: http://www.catastrophism.com/online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0204/003kuglr.htm
... period where the practice of astronomy and capacity for accurate measurement are fully evident. Study of ancient astronomical knowledge has shown that, prior to the 7th Century B.C., calendars and other astronomical observations do not conform to uniformitarian cycles. To remain within the uniformitarian framework, ancient observations which describe a different order in the solar system are, of necessity, regarded as inaccuracies. Alongside the general evidence for advanced skills in quantification and measurement, this conclusion presents a striking paradox. From the viewpoint of behavioural science, itself grounded in uniformitarianism, continued use for millennia of inaccurate, non-adaptive applied astronomy to regulate agriculture runs counter to empirically grounded principles of learning. Under uniformitarian conditions, the annual cycle in the path of the sun alone bears consistent, direct relation to the sequence of seasons. It is the only observation necessary to time the year accurately. Conveniently, it is also the simplest to observe and measure. Correct knowledge of the tropical year should have been commonplace from earliest historical times. The judgment that knowledge of the tropical year as well as other ...
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