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41. Science Frontiers Books [Science Frontiers Website]
... book, he brought together all of the available evidence on recent catastrophic flooding on the earth: the bone caves, the Siberian mammoth carcasses, the masses of fresh moa bones in Australia, and host of other geological and biological puzzles. Most of Howorth's attention, however, is focussed on the mammoths and their recent demise. This book is one of the classics of catastrophe literature. Evolutionary Geology and the New Catastrophism G.M. Price. 1926, 352 pp., $18.95p Price was an early catastrophist at a time when uniformitarianism ruled with an iron fist. He systematically and rationally presented some of geology's major anomalies-- particularly in stratigraphy. Chapter titles include: The Modern Onion-Coat Theory;"Deceptive Conformity"; Upside Down; Extinct Species; Skipping; Graveyards; Degeneration; Fossil Men. Price was a creationist, but his book is devoid of theology. The Aerial World G. Hartwig 1886, 560 pp., $26.95p Iven though this title is over a century old, it is still a pleasure to read. Its 37 chapters ...
42. Untitled [Science Frontiers Website]
... book, he brought together all of the available evidence on recent catastrophic flooding on the earth: the bone caves, the Siberian mammoth carcasses, the masses of fresh moa bones in Australia, and host of other geological and biological puzzles. Most of Howorth's attention, however, is focussed on the mammoths and their recent demise. This book is one of the classics of catastrophe literature. Evolutionary Geology and the New Catastrophism G.M. Price, 1926, 352 pp., $18.95p Price was an early catastrophist at a time when uniformitarianism ruled with an iron fist. He systematically and rationally presented some of geology's major anomalies---particularly in stratigraphy. Chapter titles include: eThe Modern Onion-Coat Theory; *" Deceptive Conformity"; *Upside Down; eExtinct Species; *Skipping; eGraveyards; oDegeneration; *Fossil Men. Price was a creationist, but his book is devoid of theology. The Aerial World G. Hartwig, 1886, 560 pp., $26.95p Iven though this title is over a century old, it is still a pleasure to read ...
43. Species Stability Is A Real Problem [Science Frontiers Website]
... evolutionist would expect. Instead, they remain un-changed until they become extinct. This striking aspect of the fossil record is not predicted by neo-Darwinism-- and there is the rub! (Williamson, Peter G.; "Morphological Stasis and Developmental Constraint: Real Problems for Neo-Darwinism," Nature, 294:214, 1981.) Comment. In neo-Darwinism, evolution unfolds by small accumulated changes, the causes of which may be chemicals in the environment, nuclear radiation, and other "stresses." Neo-Darwinism goes hand-in-hand with geological Uniformitarianism, both of which are favored philosophically by scientists because slow change is more amenable to scientific explanation. The large sidewise steps of punctuated evolution are difficult to explain in terms of known "forces." In this context, the radical concepts of directed panspermia and the impact of viruses on evolution may be important! From Science Frontiers #19, JAN-FEB 1982.© 1982-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political ...
44. Nature, Hypothesis, and the Big Bang [Science Frontiers Website]
... Maddox, Nature's editor, while trying to encourage alternatives to the Big Bang on one hand, has been most fierce in suppressing Benveniste's infinite-dilution research and cold fusion, although perhaps with some justification. Irony #2. In their conclution, Arp et al remark: "Geology progressed favour-ably from the time Hutton's principle of uniformity was adopted, according to which everything in geology is to be explained by observable ongoing processes." They then suggext that cosmology and cosmogony might well adopt such an outlook! Hasn't geology actually been imprisoned by uniformitarianism? Reference. The cosmological problems posed by Arp are found throughout our catalog: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos. To order, visit: here. From Science Frontiers #72, NOV-DEC 1990.© 1990-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political conspiracy (CIA, FBI, JFK, MI5, NSA, etc) Homeworking.com. Free resource for people thinking about working at home. ABC dating and personals. ...
45. The Whale-on-its-tail Fossil [Science Frontiers Website]
... of years to form as the tiny skeletons sink slowly to the sea floor. At Lompoc, however, embedded in the thick layer of diatomaceous earth is the fossil of a large whale apparently standing on its tail. How could this whale fossil have maintained its position and integrity over hundreds of thousands of years as it was buried millimeter by millimeter? Wouldn't the bones have been quickly scattered? Creationists have pointed to this whale as proof that the Lompoc diatomaceous-earth deposit was formed catastrophically, interring the whale almost instantaneously, and burying doctrinaire uniformitarianism at the same time. (Creationists want to "shorten" geological time to fit Biblical schedules.) But was the whale really entombed on its tail? Creationist geologists studied the Lompoc deposit and put a different slant on the story but not on its ending. "Contrary to some reports that have circulated, the 80-90 ft (24-27 m) long fossilised baleen whale found in April 1976 in an inclined position in a diatomite unit in the Miguelito Mine at Lompoc, California, was not buried while 'standing on its tail ...
46. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... , Box 107, Glen Arm, Maryland 21057. The ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky offer challenges to current scientific thinking in many disciplines, so it is only to be expected that Velikovskians will find much material of interest in the Sourcebook Project, which aims at "the collection, organisation and publication of information about unusual phenomena and curious features of the natural world... to challenge science with data not easily explained (or not explainable at all) in terms of current scientific theories." Strange Planet deals with geology, hence Uniformitarianism, Evolution and the theory of ice ages come under scrutiny, using material from the scientific literature of the past 130 years. Three-quarters of the articles collected here come from the mainstream of scientific publications, Nature, Science and the Bulletin of the Geological Association being well represented, the remainder being culled from what Nature has termed "the pseudo scientific and unscientific literature" such as New World Antiquity and the heretical works of Donelly and Velikovsky. Interestingly, of the four extracts from books, two (on the formation of coal ...
47. Canepa: Book Review [Aeon Journal $]
... comets seems to have been divided between those who sought cometary genesis within the Solar System and those who vouched for an interstellar one. Although the Oort cloud hypothesis is the most easily defensible, this conflict remains unresolved to this day. The degree of ignorance concerning comets which the authors discuss is startling. Erroneous views of the nature of comets can be documented from Aristotle to Tycho Brahe's time. Consider also the unwillingness to accept the possibility of meteorites striking the Earth up until the 18th century. The authors also discuss the dogma of uniformitarianism, with its hundred-year hold on science, and admit that, despite some consensus, we are still left with many enigmas and awkward facts. Over 500 pages long the book offers a compendium of the various cometary theories that have sprung up through the years with ample references to past works on the subject. If the work can lay claim to a basic theme, it would have to be that the subject of comets is froth with emotional disagreements. The authors themselves seem to have reached one definite conclusion in that, while ...
48. Focus Overseas [SIS C&C Review $]
... , Caixa Postal 41.003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "A magazine....dedicated to the study of discontinuities in Earth history." The second issue of this journal reached subscribers in the UK as we were about to go to press. It is now announced as a biannual publication, not a quarterly, as stated in No. 1, published in June 1976, and this issue is accordingly dated December 1976. The overseas airmail subscription continues to apply to four issues. The first full-length paper, "Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism", sets the tone of the journal: taken from Alistair Pitty's textbook, Geomorphology, it discusses in a low- key manner the current interest in a "non-uniform if not catastrophic element" in geological change. Tacitly confessing to a belief that violent versions of current geological processes may explain certain evidence which baffles the "Establishment", the author makes plain that by "catastrophism" he understands "accelerated uniformitarian events"- how far accelerated can be seen in his lamentable suggestion that more than one Noah, seeing the ...
49. The Twelfth Planet: by Zecharia Sitchin [Kronos $]
... by Zecharia Sitchin (Stein and Day, New York, 1976; 384 pages, $12.95) Reviewed by Roger W. Wescott Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics Sitchin writes well. His book has good graphic illustrations. His scholarly sources- including the works of such orientalists as Henri Frankfort, Thorkild Jacobsen, and Samuel Kramer- are of high quality. And his contention that our solar system has undergone drastic changes in its planetary composition is refreshing to any reader willing to view natural history from a standpoint other than one of rigid uniformitarianism. Once these acknowledgements have been made, however, it is difficult to find much to commend in The Twelfth Planet. Sitchin is a dogmatist. His favorite expressions are such phrases as "without question" and "there can be no doubt," which, regrettably, he applies to the most questionable assertions and the most doubtful interpretations. I do not fault Sitchin either for maintaining that the solar system contains one more planet than those that are generally recognized or for claiming that human civilization was brought to Earth by ancient ...
50. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... Occasional reviews of non-current material BOMBARDED EARTH: An essay on the geological and biological effects of huge meteorite impacts by René Gallant (John Baker: London, 1964; out of print) ERIC CREW There was a brief mention of this book in S.I.S. Newsletter 2 (Sept. 1975) but I did not read it before The Reversing Earth by Peter Warlow. It came as a revelation and is truly described in the Introduction as an Earth-shaking book. It was written when most scientists followed Lyell and Darwin in their belief in uniformitarianism, mainly because this represented a liberation from the prevalent irrational style of religious teaching. It is extraordinary that this belief is still firmly held by many scientists today, although Gallant's book alone gives convincing evidence to the contrary, including calculations on the deflection of the Earth's axis and rate of spin due to impacts by giant meteorites. The author states: "It is now well established that at one time a year of 360 days was in use" and he rejects the idea of some historians that this was due to lack ...
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