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1. 'No Impact': René Gallant (1906-1985) [Books]
... effect on him as a catastrophist'. First, and foremost, his war-time work had shown him a savagely catastrophic' view of life. How else could such a concentration-camp survivor view life? The English geologist Derek Ager ( ... was one of the first European works in this field. This paper will outline how and why Gallant became a catastrophist and will discuss, so far as the record allows, the making of his book and its impact, or ... , Nature , 1979, 282 :455-459.  . K.J . Hs, "Terrestrial catastrophy caused by cometary impact at the end of the Cretaceous", Nature , 1980, 285 :201-203 & Challenger ...
2. Forum Part Two [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1994 (Vol XVI) (Oct 1995) Home | Issue Contents Forum Part Two Was the Cambridge Conference a Flop?( Evidence for multiple catastrophes in historical times) the challenge, ... for all participants, its results appear to be less impressive, at least from the point of view of a catastrophist. In fact, neither the collapse of the Middle Bronze Age nor the destruction of the Late Bronze Age - ... addressed: 2. Either the conventional Near Eastern/Biblical chronologies are utterly wrong or the emergence of cosmic, catastrophe-ridden mythologies and civilisations in the Far East and the Americas are not related to a global catastrophe during the 3rd millennium ...
3. The Establishment of Gradualism [Books]
... From: Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution by Trevor Palmer CD Home | Contents CD-Rom Home Preface Chapter 1 The Context of Evolution: the Earth and its Surroundings Chapter 2 The Establishment of Gradualism Chapter 3 Challenges to Evolutionary Gradualism Chapter ... (also called uniformitarians) has been that they were true scientists, in marked contrast to their rivals, the catastrophists, whose ideas were dominated by religious dogma. However, the reputations of both groups have now been re-assessed in ... simplest and most obvious interpretation of what happened to prehistoric life" [9 : p. 23]. The catastrophism-uniformitarianism debate in early nineteenth century Britain Let us now look in a little more detail at the career of James Hutton ...
4. Society News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1992 No 1 (Aug 1992) Home | Issue Contents Society News SIS Autumn Meeting, Nottingham, October 10th 1992 11a.m . to 5p.m ., Trent Polytechnic ( ... Dr G. T. Meaden: Stonehenge and the Sacred Marriage' and Prof. I. Wolfe: A Catastrophist Reading of Western Cosmology' The 17th Annual General Meeting The AGM was again held at the Harlequin, Redhill and ... Next year there would also be the Cambridge Conference at FitzWilliam College on the theme: Evidence that Earth has Suffered Catastrophies of Cosmic Origin in Historical Times', plans for which were now well under way. Papers would be under ...
5. Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky [Books]
... , later retelling of the great dichotomy became even more simplistic. First of all, the two sides received names- catastrophism for the vanquished, uniformitarian for the victors. Names warp any remaining subtlety into neat packages. Secondly, the ... , of course, is an historian of science and is also aware of the damage that caricature or parody of catastrophist theory can do. It is merely a tactic of "cardboard[ing]" or stereotyping an opponent and ... for 19th century catastrophists. "Contrary to popular belief, no serious nineteenth century scientist- not even the most theological catastrophist- argued for the direct intervention of God in the earth's affairs. All accepted the constancy of natural law, God ...
... the Affair in its most recent phases, from the 60's to the 90's, and to describe the state of catastrophism today. The subject, as you will see, deserves a book. I will try to do it justice ... most lasting peace, and it, therefore, became them or him, all or nothing. After that, catastrophist psychology explains the specific events best. If he had maligned not only America-the-good, but its science, its rod ... to astronomy can be linked as parts of the same traumatized response, as symptoms of a syndrome we may call catastrophobia, which is the blind fear of disorder in the natural world. It seems to be the major hidden disease ...
7. Controversy: Catastrophism and Evolution, The Ongoing Debate, by Trevor Palmer (Review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home | Issue Contents Controversy: Catastrophism and Evolution, The Ongoing Debate by Trevor Palmer (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 1999, ... The main point of this chapter is to dispel the myth, prevalent among the scientific establishment, that 19th century catastrophists were purveyors of religious dogma and not scientists. Once this point is appreciated, the distinction between old catastrophism and ... are seen as fast or slow events, depending how one interprets the palaeontological evidence. The point is that the catastrophism-gradualism debate is couched in different terms for individual species (speciation events) and for the entire biosphere (mass extinctions ...
8. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... found. The fourth is known only from a herbarium specimen. The fifth is the recently discovered group. The catastrophic nature of volcanoes is unquestionable and it is also highly likely that canyons and rifts were formed in catastrophic conditions, ... comes to explaining the cause of the climatic revolution. Once again we have to lament a missed opportunity to express catastrophist theories in explanation of the archaeological evidence. The Hittites in Israel source: Biblical Archaeologist Vol. 44, No ... that of Velikovsky". Indeed it is. They, too, believe that Earth has been subjected to extra-terrestrial catastrophes-specifically large meteor bombardments - on a fairly regular basis. Theirs differs only in mechanism: catastrophes come when the Solar ...
9. Thoth Vol I, No. 1: January 25, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... [ Home ][ Home ] 0l.01 THOTH An Electronic Catastrophics Newsletter VOL I, No. 1 January 25, 1997 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Walter Radtke CONTENTS: WELCOME....... ... in the geological history of the earth and the psychological history of humankind. One of the basic problems we as catastrophists face in getting the catastrophic reconstruction considered seriously, especially those of us that are "Saturnists," is that ... that fundamentally challenge the current world view paradigm. If you understand and accept in general the theme of recent astral catastrophism- especially the Saturn myth reconstruction- the implications and ramifications of the reconstruction become enormous. The range and extent of intellectual ...
10. Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1996:1 Home | Issue Contents Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution by Trevor Palmer Professor Trevor Palmer is Head of the Department of Life Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics ... 1800. Despite what might have been expected from the dichotomy myth', he included Charles Lyell as well as catastrophists amongst their number: Science and theology were so much a single subject to many scientists of the period, like ... as it appeared to well-informed contemporaries, should not be underestimated. ' [8 : p. 40] The Catastrophism-Uniformitarianism Debate Charles Lyell attacked his catastrophist opponents for their supposed reliance on speculation and miraculous forces in volume 1 of his ...
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