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141. Darwin's Dangerous Idea: A Critique [Journals] [Aeon]
... the world with fools.") Dennett, like Darwin, begins his sequential essays somewhat in the middle of his theme and works his way toward both ends. And, it might be pointed out in retrospect that the current Darwinian arguments have been weaving a complex virtual web from which nothing can conceivably escape. This has taken on some bizarre applications in its concept. Pope John Paul II, who recently made it known that it is all right for Catholics to believe in the theory of evolution as long as it also takes special creation into account. (Illustration by Charles Hogarth.) In 1941, Argentine essayist Jorge Luis Borges wrote his now classic short tale, " ...
142. The Perception of Continuity and Discontinuity [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... of an "essential tension" in scientific research between the jolt given to our conceptual structures by innovation and the security provided by loyalty, tradition and co-operation. Boring (1955) has pointed out in a slightly different way the two-sidedness of all non-structural factors involved in producing and maintaining ideas: loyalty this time contrasted with dogmatism, creativity with bizarrity; constructive attention to detail with escapist obsession with minutiae. The concepts of continuity and discontinuity are essential contrasts, the opposite poles of which are ignored at peril, Considered perceptually, it is necessary to detect finer and finer differences between items (J .J . Gibson, 1966; E.J . Gibson, 1969) and ...
143. Electric Stars in a Gravity-Less Electrified Cosmos [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Gravity The scientific response to Velikovsky is not an exception: it is a typical example of how science works. When you want to know what science is about, watch what scientists do. Never believe what they say they do! And that's a very important lesson which everybody should dwell upon. Astronomy is a discipline which has produced many bizarre fantasies over its long and illustrious history, such as inter-rotating planetary spheres, to name just one. In the 1970s astronomers discovered many "violent" processes in the cosmos, processes seemingly releasing immense amounts of energy. I think Mr Warlow's tippe-top demonstration can be used to provide another example of the point I am making. Given a ...
144. Quantavolutions [Books] [de Grazia books]
... an abundance of evidence of at least the one great Flood of Noah in which the whole world was deluged and inundated. Indeed, we should see so many marks of catastrophe that we would have to invent several such floods and conflagrations, and comets to explain the complex piling up of ruin upon ruin, fossil upon fossil, and their bizarre collection and combinations. Practically every extensive ancient document and legend known to us from around the world would repeat the same kind of catastrophic history and lend support to the testimony of our eyes and the voice of religious and social authorities. We might have been granted different, or additional, heroes of science, too: the brave Spanish ...
145. Hatshepsut and the Queen of Sheba: A Critique of Velikovsky's Identification and an Alternative View [Journals] [SIS Review]
... date, and recounts the strange adventures of an Egyptian sailor who survives shipwreck and lives for four months on a distant island. The island is inhabited by a benign talking serpent who describes himself as "Lord of Punt", and who correctly predicts that the sailor will eventually return safely home on another Egyptian vessel. Although the tale contains bizarre fictional aspects, it is reasonable to assume that its geographical and chronological framework reflects the real experiences of travellers to Punt. The significant details for the location of Punt are as follows. The ill-fated voyage apparently took place on the Red Sea ; the products of the island, or of the serpent's realm as a whole ...
146. Untitled [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... Kings 16:34), therefore was NOT "the city resettled by the Jews on their return from the Babylonian exile" (Cardona), but the Late Bronze city. Cardona's claim that "Hiel's city . . . has (emphasis on "has" added by Cardona) to be identified with Iron Age Jericho" is utterly bizarre. For the authoritative EAEHL notes (Vol. II, p.564) that "no trace of an Iron Age occupation" in the ninth century (in other words, in the Iron II period) has been noted. The extensive Iron Age city is conventionally dated to the seventh century, in other words, the Iron ...
147. The el-Amarna Letters (Concluded) (Ages in Chaos) [Velikovsky]
... servant of Shalmajati that water be given for the sake of his life. Further: let my lord, the king, as there is no wood, no water, no straw, no earth, no place for the dead, let the king, my lord, care for the servant of Shalmajati that life be given to him. Bizarre conjectures were published to explain the meaning of that perplexing name Shalmaiati. Without taking into consideration the contemporaneous account of Shalmaneser, who in his eighteenth Year received tribute from Tyre and Sidon, the change in the over-lordship of Tyre is easily misunderstood. Shalmaiati could not be another name of the pharaoh, because Abimilki called himself Pharaoh's servant and ...
148. Anomalous Occurrence of Crocodilia in Eocene Polar Forests [Journals] [SIS Review]
... as the site of the most northern dinosaur fossils in the world. Amateur historian Randall Osczevski told a Canadian-Chinese crew of paleontologists that Strathcona fjord (79 degrees NL) on the west coast of Ellesmere Island was a possible dinosaur site. So the binational team's second visit to the Arctic resulted in the recovery of such fossils as duck-billed dinosaurs, bizarre toothed birds, and the teeth of ancient sharks. Once again, the dinosaur remains were juvenile hadrosaurs. The age of the fossils was 75 million years . In a personal communication at a Calgary lecture on June 9th, 1992, Dr Dale Russell stated that the 1989 Arctic field season resulted in no dinosaur discoveries. ...
149. Anomalous Occurrence of Crocodilia in Eocene Polar Forests Part Two [Journals] [SIS Review]
... One, section 1.14) poses a severe challenge to conventional earth science, as growing conditions essential to plant survival would have been fatal to loricates. 2.2 Diurnal Thermoregulation Of Crocodilians Living crocodiles and alligators regulate their body temperatures via a complex repertoire of daily behaviours dating back to the Triassic. These responses are not programmed for bizarre ecosystems like our postulated Eocene polar Everglades, with months of steady temperatures (without day/night cycles) in summer and winter accounting for at least half the year. Counting extinct forms, reptiles have occupied all the habitats which today are filled with mammals, except that reptiles are excluded from polar regions by the impossibility of hatching their ...
150. Worlds In Collision And Recent Finds In Astronomy. Ch.17 Supplement (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... with large cometary masses. Actually, in January 1950, an explosion observed on Mars was interpreted (by Opik) as a collision with an asteroid; clouds of dust of continental dimensions rose and screened surface features of the planet. O. Struve of Yerkes Observatory, reviewing the achievements of astronomy during 1950, wrote that "by a bizarre coincidence" in that year "a deluge of sound papers" on "collisions within the solar system" followed on the heels of Worlds in Collision. There are two theories concerning the origin of lunar craters. Their size is enormous-nothing comparable is known on earth. According to one theory, these craters are the result of a collision ...
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