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251. Ice Fields of the Earth [Books] [de Grazia books]
... however, that extensive simultaneous volcanism, as well as the ice ages, points to exoterrestrial forces impinging on Earth. The solution must be catastrophic, it appears, but must take a special form, which elsewhere we have called Solaria Binaria. If it is consolation to the reader, explanations of "the ice ages" have generally been bizarre and fantastic. Nothing less may be expected of our theory here, unless, of course, the reader is conversant ahead of time with our work. It is not unreasonable, we argue, to postulate a primordial age, as recent as 14,000 years ago, when no ice caps existed. The Earth would have been ...
252. Canyons and Channels [Books] [de Grazia books]
... also receiving far less water to give to the sea. The underseas box-like, sluice-like channels ended their careers as turbulent rivers within perhaps two thousand years. They have not filled with sediments. Gross, in his Oceanography, says that submarine canyons would soon fill up if they were not being emptied by turbidity currents. Geology has invented some bizarre mechanisms to circumvent catastrophism and here is one of them: turbidity currents. They have never been actually observed; they are "intermittent;" they are caused by earthquakes; they have speeds of 20 km/hr; they account for anomalous continental sand and fossils found on the ocean floor. A rare study assigns them credit for ...
253. The Dawnseekers: the First History of American Paleontology by Robert West Howard [Journals] [Kronos]
... in water, and that water itself is the basic substance of all reality. Anaximander taught that the human animal had once passed through a fish-like stage during its historical development from water to land, but he held the fundamental element to be unknowable. Heraclitus' cosmology emphasized change or becoming as the essential characteristic throughout nature. And in his bizarre explanation to account for the origin of organisms as a result of the haphazardly coming together of free-floating organs, Empedocles anticipated Darwin's major evolutionary principle of "natural selection" or Spencer's concept of the "survival of the fittest"; like Darwin and Spencer, Empedocles had realized that an organism must adapt to its environment in order to survive ...
254. Sediments [Books] [de Grazia books]
... to the supposition not only of a Pangea in which sediments and life forms might readily become worldwide but also, and perhaps more important, of species that never reached their potential limits, suggesting forceful interruptions of their spreading. Further, it implies worldwide equal conditions for even very special kinds of sedimentation and rocks to form. He illustrates the bizarre differences in depth of the deposits of the same age in separate regions both near and distant, pointing out, for example, the one foot of Jurassic sediment in Sicily in contrast to the 15,000 feet of one Jurassic zone's sediment in Oregon . Since they do not form on mountains, sediments, which can ...
255. The Velikovskian Upheaval: A Temporocentric Challenge [Journals] [Kronos]
... ; emphasis supplied) lamented: It would have amazed the Victorian steadfasts of science how confused some of our attitudes towards science still are. Instead of the logical world they hoped for and tried to work in there is a discernible tendency for the public and even some practitioners of science to turn their backs on science and become preoccupied with the bizarre and the magical.... People who are receptive to, or who disagree with, yet tolerate Velikovsky's interpretations give no indication of a personal loyalty to science; they focus upon inquiry and are therefore prepared to acknowledge validity for claims counter to their own perspective. They do not adhere to the notion of "science" being ...
256. Heretics, Dogmatists and Science's Reception of New Ideas (Part 2) [Journals] [Kronos]
... Time?" New Scientist (14 September 1978), p. 780. See also MacKie, "A challenge to the integrity of science?" New Scientist (11 January 1973), pp. 76-77. This is an excellent summary of the critical reception of Worlds in Collision. This article makes his review of SCV seem more bizarre. Four letters, including one from British critic P. Lancaster Brown appeared 25 January, pp. 210-11. 114. I. Velikovsky, "Afterword," KRONOS III:1 (1977), pp. 18-31 (p . 21). 115. L. E. Rose and R. C. Vaughan, " ...
257. The Inconstant Heavens [Books] [de Grazia books]
... scientists regarded as a publishing catastrophe. It stirred up all sorts of vituperation, especially among astronomers who, it may be recalled, behaved as though they had been stung by a hornet from outer space. '[ 47]. One should peruse the literature of the hundred years that followed Copernicus's work, to assemble an equivalent collection of bizarre and ridiculous arguments used in the refutation of a theory. To cite one of the best publicized instances: a popular argument against Copernicus was that if the Earth moved, human beings would be thrown into space; similarly, the mimeographed memorandum distributed by the Harvard Observatory, and later several other astronomers, contended that if the Earth's rotation ...
258. Bob Forrest and Venus As A Comet In World Mythology [Books]
... as well as Mesoamerica! If the objective reference behind the goddess' epiphany was a comet-like body, however, the imagery appears perfectly coherent, comets being known as "dragon-stars" since time immemorial. Some scholars, with Forrest, have sought to distinguish between the goddess as dragon and the goddess as planet when attempting to account for the bizarre references to the fire-spewing monster. Thus, while admitting that a serpent-dragon would be a fine manifestation of comet (55) and that Inanna/Ishtar was described as a dragon, Forrest concludes that the goddess as dragon was a personification of the earth! (56) Such an interpretation is wholly unwarranted, however, for the Sumerian ...
259. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... /Cretaceous extinction boundary. No high concentrations of the rare earth metals (iridium etc) have been found at/near such large craters, so if they were present they must have been vaporised at impact. Double Dawn Explained source: New Scientist 15.1 .87, p.21 "Scientists in the US have explained a bizarre reference in an ancient Chinese text to two dawns in one day". They have used a computer program to retrocalculate total eclipses of the Sun, and they reckon that at a place called Zheng on 21 April 899 BC there would have been a total eclipse just after dawn. Following the eclipse the onlookers would have seen a " ...
260. A Holographic World [Journals] [Kronos]
... have assembled our information into islands, an archipelago of disconnected data. Our great institutions have evolved in virtual isolation from one another. Not realizing that our species evolved in cooperation, we have opted for competition in work, school, relationships. Not understanding the body's ability to reorganize its internal processes, we have drugged and doctored ourselves into bizarre side effects. Not understanding our societies as great organisms, we have manipulated them into "cures" worse than the ailments. Sooner or later, if human society is to evolve- indeed, if it is to survive- we must match our lives to our new knowledge. For too long, the Two Cultures- the esthetic ...
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