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151. On the Disproportion between Geological Time and Historical Time Part One - Of Apes and Men [Journals] [SIS Review]
... armour-plated monster with underparts jagged like pot- sherds, that breathed fire and made the sea seethe like a pot' . Monkey Business in Asia The aforementioned evidence would seem to nullify the case for man's evolution from certain apes 2-3 million years ago. So, on what contrary evidence, presumably even more compelling, is that bizarre notion founded? What obliges us to believe such bad news about the human race? We begin with Charles Darwin himself. He was so convinced of the vastness of the geological ages and of the power of time and natural selection to create the world by accident, that he wrote his book The Descent of Man in ignorance of any ...
152. Ice Cores and Common Sense (Part II) [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... best. Yet Rose utterly disregards this distinction. He tells us that "investigators routinely bypass these damaged' or possibly contaminated stretches of core."19 He makes it clear that by "stretches" he means the entire "brittle zone" from Dye 3 and other cores. This is not merely stretching the truth. It is a bizarre fantasy. Rose claims that "Most of the middle stretch of the [Dye 3] core . . . from about 800 meters to about 1200 meters . . . does not come up to usable standards."20 This would come as quite a surprise to the scientists who in fact used it. For Rose, those thousands ...
153. Fingerprints of the Gods: do ancient relicts point to an advanced civilisation 15,000 years ago? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... type of design but one that is truly mind-boggling in terms of the engineering and the architectural problems involved in creating a wall like this. Some of these stones in Sacsayhuaman weigh more than 200 tons. Some five hundred family-sized cars in weight for a single block - and these massive stones are raised and put into position and cut into these bizarre jig-saw puzzle shapes almost as though it was no problem at all to the ancient builders. Again I find myself wondering why did they go to all that trouble? We find this phenomenon of huge blocks of stone in sites all around the world. Machu Picchu in the highlands of Peru, a profoundly astronomical site, one that is ...
154. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Scientist 27.1 .96, p. 52 A reader asks why all our theories assume that gravity alone is responsible for holding galaxies together. He notes that matter groups itself together on vastly different scales and different forces dominate at different scales and asked whether a completely different force might operate at the galactic level? This would save the bizarre postulating of all sorts of exotic matter which is needed at present to explain things which gravity cannot. Electric Sun New Scientist 3.2 .96, pp. 22-26, Scientific American Nov. 95, p. 20 Because violent geomagnetic storms can disrupt so much on Earth, scientists are investigating how to predict them. They are ...
155. Book Review/Thorne [Journals] [Aeon]
... professional interrelationships between any given number of such researchers, from the year Einstein postulated his special theory of relativity (1905) to the present, is perhaps as complex as any interaction between a similar disparate group of nuclear particles. As one might suspect, this is a tale about the people who do science, their vicissitudes, their often bizarre and unrestrained ideas, and the almost spastic fits and starts by which both theoretical and experimental physics underwent paradigmatic shifts in the accelerating rush of 20th century experience. The story itself actually begins far earlier, in 1783, when John Michell postulated, on Newtonian grounds, that corpuscular light could not emanate from a compact star as massive as ...
156. Heinsohn's Ancient "History" [Journals] [Aeon]
... serious historical source, though the narrative of events will be the poorer for doing so; and this obliges us to jettison much of the historical information transmitted by later writers who used him as an authority."  Yet this is the "authority" Heinsohn would have us follow in rewriting Persian history! One of Heinsohn's most bizarre arguments for identifying the Persian Mardoi with the Semitic Martu finds him referring to the Cyrus Cylinder, a famous bit of propaganda commissioned by the great King himself: "In the so-called Cyrus-Cylinder one can read in cuneiform that the Martu chieftains kneel before Cyrus to render their allegiance. Assyriologists consider their use of the word Martu' an anachronism ...
157. Reviews [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Thompson claim to have been suppressed, John Reader's Missing Links, and Roger Lewin's Bones of Contention, are not included in their bibliographies. (These controversies have also been covered in more recent books, such as Ian Tattersall's The Fossil Trail.) Apart from repeating outdated arguments, the interpretations of Cremo and Thompson are frequently dubious and occasionally bizarre - e.g . if a fossil has been said to have human-like characteristics, they tend to take this in absolute rather than relative terms, whereas the latter was usually intended. Thus, they claim that the 2 million-year-old Kanam fossil jaw, found in Kenya in 1932, was modern in form, mainly because its original discoverer ...
158. Venus, Mars ... and Saturn [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of the relevant data. General support for Velikovsky's claim came with the publication of Hamlet's Mill [7a] in 1969, a seminal work in the burgeoning field of archaeoastronomy. A major premise of that work is that the planet Saturn assumed an unusual prominence in ancient lore. De Santillana and von Dechend were among the first to recognise Saturn's bizarre association with the Pole and celestial kingship, for example [7b]. Moreover, although the authors offered a uniformitarian explanation for their findings - diffusion of prehistoric knowledge of the precession of the equinoxes - their researches point to the planets as central figures in ancient myth and religion: The real actors on the stage of the universe are ...
159. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... it caused a world wide catastrophic climatic event which resulted in mass displacement of peoples, the spread of the Black Death and the European Dark Ages. Keys noted that dendrochronologist Mike Baillie had found a major disturbance of tree rings in the 6th century, which indicated frost damage even in summer. This ties in with Roman accounts from Constantinople of bizarre weather around 535/536, a Japanese food shortage in 540 and Chinese records. Greenland ice cores appear to indicate a massive eruption at that time, and Keys traces it to Krakatoa in the Sunda Straits. On the Mongolian Steppes the increased cold made the horse-based economy difficult so vast waves of barbarians' swept westward where a cattle-based ...
160. The Dating of Hammurabi [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... of Abraham. The fact that Hammurabi's dynasty is commonly called the First Dynasty of Babylon by historians does not necessarily mean that the Babylonians called this dynasty by that title. The Chaldean historian Berossus in fact preserved a list of dynasties of Babylonia. In his history the total years for the First Dynasty is so inflated they remind us of the bizarre totals of the Sumerian king-list. One analysis of the Sumerian king-list indicates that for the pre-Flood kings the original numbering system used may have been decimal but was later misinterpreted as sexagesimal by a scribe. Some of the confusion in dating these kings derives from the chronological statements of the last king of Babylon, ...
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