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11. The Afar Triangle As the Nether Reaches of Eden and Babel [Journals] [Aeon]
... at a time when Hess was still far less persuaded than Velikovsky was about horizontal movements of continents. But a catastrophic movement of continents or of crustal plates is one thing; the gradual drift that had been espoused much earlier by ... apparently correlated with those continental movements (4 ) , and no doubt the uniformitarian picture should be replaced with a catastrophist model, in which both geological and biological changes may be sudden and discrete and intermittent, rather than slow and ... be overlooked that those same near-collisions and related Velikovskian circumstances could nonetheless have produced horizontal movements of continents. Any such catastrophically-initiated horizontal movements would of course be quite different from the slow and steady drift that is espoused by the scientific establishment ...
12. Catastrophism and Evolution [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:2 (Dec 1998) Home | Issue Contents Catastrophism and Evolution http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sis/controv.htm Controversy. Catastrophism and Evolution: ... .2 Myth, cosmogony and pre-nineteenth century catastrophism. 2.3 Evolution or extinction?: conflicts between French catastrophists and gradualists in the years following the Revolution. 2.4 Across the Channel: Hutton and his legacy. ... .5 Natural theology and diluvialism in early nineteenth century Britain. 2.6 The catastrophism-uniformitarianism debate in the 1830s and beyond. 2.7 Lamarck, Darwin and evolution. 2.8 From Darwinism to neo-Darwinism: short, ...
13. Challenges to Evolutionary 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 ... Chapter 3 Challenges to Evolutionary Gradualism Trevor Palmer From catastrophism to neocatastrophism We saw in chapter 2 that the nineteenth century catastrophists and uniformitarians used essentially the same methods, putting science before religious dogma; in consequence, both groups came under ... give the impression that one side had won the argument conclusively. A typical example, of course, is the catastrophism-uniformitarianism debate. In Gould's opinion: "Most geologists would tell you that their science represents the total triumph of Lyell's ...
14. The AAAS Affair: from Twenty Years After [Books]
... mind actually held, for Velikovsky, was our repressed collective and racial memories of interplanetary near-collisions and the resulting global catastrophes that have occurred within historical times. It is arguable that Velikovsky went well beyond Freud in this matter. For ... that their children never strayed from the straight and narrow. Most importantly, no one foresaw that the resistance to catastrophist historiography would grow more entrenched with the passing years. But the A.A .A .S . Affair ... cripples the critics. VELIKOVSKY NOT A CATASTROPHIST? I once told Velikovsky that in a sense he was not a catastrophist- and he did not disagree. For he certainly did not start out to be a catastrophist. And he never ...
15. The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... From: Proceedings of the First Seminar of Catastrophism and Ancient History (1983) Home | Issue Contents The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes Donald W. Patten Introduction Join me in imagining the following scene. In a rural setting ... Earth's is 23 ½ degrees. A uniformitarian astronomer will judge this to be an enigmatic, mysterious coincidence. A catastrophist astronomer might suppose it is a reflection of the angle made by the trajectory of Mars with the Earth's ecliptic plane ... at the time of the most recent fly-by. This concept lessens an enigma which might otherwise remain unresolved. It should not be overlooked, moreover, that the two planets, Mars and Earth, have rotation rates which are very ...
16. Syllabi for Quantavolution [Books] [de Grazia books]
... PRIMEVALOGY: The science of first ages as products of abrupt, large-scale, intense events; evolution and uniformitarianism, catastrophism; the intimate relation of nature to humanity. 2. February 11 AGES OF CHAOS AND CREATION: The timetable ... the theory; problems of validations; practical uses; the politics of science; a new science. II THE CATASTROPHIST TRADITION IN THE HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES: ITS PERSISTENCE, RECENT DEVELOPMENT, AND EFFECTS UPON THOUGHT AND BEHAVIOR (A ... the Historicity of Catastrophes;" "Sources of Catastrophic Expectations in Certain Human Subjects;" "Statistical Frequency of Catastrophe-relevant Literature, 1900-1982, in Nature and Science magazines;" "Creation-time according to various Religions, Sects, and ...
17. Catastrophes and the History of Life on Earth [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2005 (Sep 2005) Home | Issue Contents Catastrophes and the History of Life on Earth Trevor Palmer Historical Perspective Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the gradualistic paradigm, championed ... . In contrast to this notion of extinction through competition, as new, improved species gradually developed, nineteenth century catastrophists such as Adam Sedgwick, William Buckland and William Whewell, saw the extinction of species as evidence of episodic global ... the future of our civilisation, we must fully understand the nature of the problem. Never have there been more catastrophe-related issues to discuss, and never has it been clearer just how vital it is that we do so, setting ...
18. The Rise of Blood Sacrifice [Journals] [Aeon]
... origin of these sacred procedures remained equally enigmatic. Though well documented, the textual and archaeological sources which point to catastrophic preconditions for the emergence of a sacrificial elite, are only rarely taken into consideration by students of religion. This ... (University of Oxford) and William Napier (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh), published The Cosmic Serpent: A Catastrophist View of Earth History. Without subscribing to Velikovsky's cosmology, Clube and Napier offered- as they later termed it ... exchange for a service of healing (or salvation) by the elimination of panic and anger through sacrificial release of catastrophe-inflicted aggression. Typically, the ritual was arranged as a combat with living impersonators of colliding celestial bodies. Between the ...
19. Zetetic Scholar Nos. 3 & 4 April 1979 [Articles]
... forces on a large scale were the principal agents in shaping the Earth. Though presently thought to be discredited, catastrophism has considerable foundation in the development of scientific thought. Indeed, this interpretation of the Earth's record was considered respectable ... the eighth century B.C .17 Making these points puts Velikovsky in the camp of those who are called catastrophists, those who believe that some kind of violent forces on a large scale were the principal agents in shaping the ... extract); J.B . Kloosterman: "Apophoreta" on anomalous high radioactivity in fossil bones, in Catastrophi_st,Geolo r (ed. J.B . Kloosterman), Year 2, No. 2 ...
20. Clockwork [Books] [de Grazia books]
... animals and plants of 1973. The validity of received evolutionary theory must become minor, while the heavier reality of catastrophic change and origin of species by potentiation comes forward. It was inevitable that Deg should end up in defiance of ... the dust would settle. He was made uneasy by a lurking contradiction in V. s position. The great catastrophist seemed to be putting aside catastrophism in ordering the centuries. In early 1972, William Mullen had written in Pensée ... so are also obscure. Granted that my offhand remarks should carry little weight, surely some scholar who understood the catastrophe-culture-history interfaces must have read and disputed this part of the reconstruction of history. When Velikovsky was writing this book with ...
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