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171. Concepts of Collective Memory [Articles]
... original idea is that the flowering somehow or the expression somehow of urges that are born into the system, they come with the cells, they come with the structure of the body and they flower anew in each generation in a developmental way and are really primarily at their most basic level a product, in Freud and Jung's thinking, of biological evolution. Jung went so far as to say that the collective unconscious, with which we are primarily concerned, is not a question, for him at least, of the repression of the collective unconscious contents as such, they were never conscious to begin with, that they took form very gradually over uniformitarian standard time and that they ...
172. Wonderful Life [Journals] [SIS 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 ...
173. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... by the world's only natural nuclear reactor, in Gabon, Africa, was thought to be constant but new measurements show that Alpha had decreased. Although a varying speed of light would contradict Einstein and undermine much of traditional physics, some physicists would welcome it as explaining some of their problems. It also appears that physicists are way behind the biologists when it comes to mathematics. Data are interpreted using mathematics which are 100 years old and based on certainty, whereas biologists, who recognise that they are dealing with uncertainty all the time, have a modern approach to statistics. A growing number of physicists are also beginning to query the work of astronomers and their assumption of the big ...
174. Revelation and Catastrophe during the Christian Era: a Basis for Historical Interpolation and Future Extrapolation. [Journals] [SIS Review]
... with the ornamental apocalyptics of any ancestral sage. Celestial Chaos From about the middle of the nineteenth century, the authority of the established Church gave way in official eyes to the authority of empirical Science. Thus, when the providential view of the universe could no longer be sustained by a purely theological argument, the uniformitarian view of geological and biological evolution (as introduced by Lyell and Darwin respectively) gained in ascendancy and the idea of cosmic catastrophes fell into scientific disrepute. Initially there was an undercurrent of political correctness' associated with the uniformitarian view as Science established its power (chiefly in the hands of Huxley and his acolytes) and the divine component of natural philosophy was ruthlessly ...
175. Botanical Fantasies [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... following: "` The point to stress, ' according to Ginenthal, `is that large trees should never be able to grow on islands north of the Arctic Circle. As explained by Ivan T. Sanderson, `pieces of large tree trunks of the types [found] do not and cannot live at those latitudes today for purely biological reasons. The same goes for huge areas of Siberia. ' Why does Ginenthal say `never'? The earth is several billion years old, and in that time it has experienced many periods of climate warmer than today's. To find trees growing in the Arctic, you just have to go back far enough - upwards of three ...
176. The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond (Radius 1991, also in paperback) Theme: How the human species changed, within a short time, from just another species of big mammal to a world conqueror, and how we acquired the capacity to reverse all that progress overnight. ' Jared Diamond is a very orthodox biologist, so one looks in vain for even a faint whiff of catastrophism in this book. Nevertheless it has much to recommend it as a sobering counter-balance to many of the wilder catastrophic theories. Those wishing to explain any facet of human behaviour as directly caused by recent catastrophies would do well to read this book and weigh their theory against ...
177. The Recency of the Surface [Books] [de Grazia books]
... which it refers, does not constitute definitive disproof of the validity of long-time chronometry. However, it does permit us to entertain a short-term model of solar system history. The evidence of Solaria Binaria is such that all previously existing tests offering macrochronic conclusions are either modified to suit our model, or declared invalid. With regard to geological and biological tests that assert long duration of processes, evidence is accumulating rapidly that quantavolutionary transformations are physically possible. Independent of historical argumentation, geological and biological time are collapsible in theory and in the laboratory. Astronomers figure time in light-years over vast distances, but this is a convenience, not a measure of history. Empirical tests are, however ...
178. Myth, Mandala, and the Collective Unconscious [Journals] [Kronos]
... ; that instinctive trends toward certain mental patterns had developed through adaptive evolution and continue to function as "aboriginal, innate, and inherited shapes of the human mind."(4 ) Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, maintained that unconscious phenomena traced primarily to a complex of sex instincts whose basic quality and pattern of development is inherent in the biological nature of the individual. Freud chose the Oedipus drama to characterize the complex he considered to be the nucleus of human personality and cultural development.(5 ) For its component elements of parricide, incest, and castration (among others) one finds parallels in the king-of-heaven drama as well. In relating catastrophism to psychology and particularly to ...
179. Focus [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... , later published in collaboration with Sepkoski,(2 ) which appears to have set off a major intellectual earthquake. Raup and Sepkoski correlated the dates of known extinctions of species on Earth and concluded that mass extinctions have taken place with a regular periodicity of 26 million years. The improbability of regular periodicity of any kind being a function of biological evolution itself led them to suspect an extraterrestrial cause. Palaeontologists are not agreed on the role of outside influences on extinctions or the mode and rate of evolution. Some still hold fast to a Darwinian gradualistic model influenced only by slow geological and climatic changes, but there is a growing following for the punctuated equilibrium model of irregular bursts of ...
180. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... (tr.), Saint Augustine: The City of God against the Pagans (I-VII; Loeb Classical Library'; London: William Heinemann, 1972) arXiv.org e-Print archive http://arxiv.org/ arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. Full text articles are also available. Study of the anomalous acceleration of Pioneer 10 and 11 http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0104064 Authors: John D. Anderson, Philip A. Laing, Eunice L. Lau, Anthony S. Liu, Michael Martin Nieto, Slava G. Turyshev. Journal-ref ...
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