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... difficulty in answering the question as if a student should inquire whether he ought to take up first a treatise on Chemistry, or one on Natural Philosophy, subjects sufficiently distinct, yet inseparably connected. On the whole, while I ... .. . 519 CHAPTERS XXXI. XXXII. Causes of earthquakes and volcanoes Theory of central fluidity of the earth Chemical theory of volcanoes Causes of permanent upheaval and depression of land. BOOK III. (CHAPTERS XXXIII to L. ... from his office. "f Kirwan De Luc. Kirwan, president of the Royal Academy of Dublin, a chemist and mineralogist of some merit, but who possessed much greater authority in the scientific world than he was entitled by ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 952  -  20 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/lyell/geology.htm
12. New Fashions in Catastrophism [Books] [de Grazia books]
... experimental science. I did discover that no sure blocks confront a set of distinctions among ash- heaps of varying chemistry, origins, duration, quantity. A crucial test is possible. We need an interdisciplinary team- archaeologists, ... that might have exploded or collapsed nearby. Although perhaps none has done so, it appears to me that a chemical examination of these beds of ashes of the different centers of exploration in Asia Minor and the Middle East might tell ... , origins, duration, quantity. A crucial test is possible. We need an interdisciplinary team- archaeologists, chemists, geologists, zoologists, geographer, engineer, mythographer, and maybe even a social theorist or methodologist. Then ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 934  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/heretics/ch09.htm
... not obvious to everyone, but illustrations of it abound. For instance, a famous theory in the development of chemistry was that of phlogiston. Phlogiston, the "material" of fire, was- logically enough- thought to ... was released (or transferred to another substance). This concept made possible a great number of valid generalizations about chemical reactions, and predictions of new reactions that also turned out to work. The theory was "verified" by ... chemists in many experiments. Nevertheless, the theory is now universally regarded as wrong, in part because the hypothetical substance phlogiston would have negative weight, an attribute as close to utterly impossible as one can get. 90 Beyond Velikovsky ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 926  -  04 Dec 2008  -  URL: /online/no-text/beyond/06-right-wrong.htm
... the Nitro-Nobel Medal given on the 50th anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel for the best work in the physical chemistry of high explosives; he has also received the highest award given by the American Chemical Society, and his monograph ... the physical chemistry of high explosives [24] was one of their publications. To my mind, he is a very brilliant physical chemist, and I think that, if his theory of gravity is correct, he deserves another ... prize.* [* Mention of Melvin Cook reminds me that there is a point on which I do have a difference of opinion with Dr Roy - not in the field of celestial mechanics, but in the area of radioactive ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 926  -  06 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0601to3/69celes.htm
... " We seem compelled to ascribe the difference in the composition of the limestones to a vital rather than to a chemical or physical cause." With all due deference to high authority, I must ask, Is this question settled ... as well as the nitrogen and hydrogen, in numerous compounds, enormously swelled its volume, so that a modern chemist speaking from his laboratory, makes the claim that if that atmosphere pressed on the earth in proportion to its depth ... refractory compounds, as gilsanite, graphite, etc. All the residual compounds, such as remain last in the chemist's retort, are simply these more refractory compounds. Nature left these residuals as the asphalts, graphites, etc. ...
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16. Evolution from Space [Articles]
... life is perhaps THE most interdisciplinary question in the whole of science. Traditionally, it connects biology, geology, chemistry and physics, but I shall endeavour to show you today that it must encompass also subjects such as epidemiology, ... It is generally assumed that life first appeared on Earth perhaps 3.9 billion years ago as a result of chemical evolution producing complex structures from simple starting materials. However, the arguments to support this are largely speculation following a ... . In the case of the phlogistic theory of chemistry, for many years after certain decisive experiments to the contrary chemists tried hard to defend the view that a mystical component called phlogiston was involved in the phenomenon of burning. There ...
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... of a scientific fact that runs counter to common sense. There are many other examples. Take the bread-and-butter of chemistry, the periodic chart of the elements (Fig. 12), so useful because the properties of the elements ... correlations, and the semantics of causation is used as a shorthand description of correlations. I tell my students that chemical reactions occur, in part, "because" an atomic shell containing eight electrons has great stability. That is ... sequence H2S, H2Se, H2Te, H2O; water is "out of line." Of course, we chemists understand "why" these anomalies exist; there are quite ready and straightforward explanations. Boiling points depend on the ...
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18. Obituary: Melvin Cook (1911-2000) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , who died in October 2000, was born in Utah in 1911. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Utah University and went on to Yale in 1934, where he received a PhD in physical chemistry in 1937 ... Medallion. Dr. Cook received several other awards, including the E. V. Murphree Award of the American Chemical Society in 1963 and the Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists in 1973. As well as his ... , Dr. Cook was also Director at the Institute of Metals and Explosives Research and made important scientific contributions in the fields of flotation, adsorption of gases on solids, universal gravitation and detonation-generated plasma. He had over 200 scientific ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 894  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v2001n2/63melvin.htm
19. A Life's Work? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... him into contact with not only the world of rocks and mines where they are used but also the frontiers of chemistry and plasma physics. (He is particularly proud of his Nitro-Nobel Gold Medallion, awarded in 1968 for work on ... idea of what is on offer: A particle-light theory of quantum mechanics, A simple classical model treatment of the chemical bond, Classical models and many-electron atoms, Bond energy in diatomic molecules from the force constants, nuclear distances and ... model theory, Unification through Lorentz transformations to realms of simple harmonicity and reciprocal space and the tantalising Quasi-lattice model of plasma and universal gravitation. The last of these includes (p . 324) the observation that G is dimensional ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 880  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1994/52earth.htm
20. Life Itself: Accident or Design? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... much more difficult than I, and most other people, envisioned, ' says Miller, now a professor of chemistry at the University of California at San Diego." Horgan then goes on to discuss why this is so, ... published in a modest two-page article in Science, seemed to provide stunning evidence that life could arise out of simple chemical reactions in the primordial soup'. Pundits speculated that scientists, like Mary Shelley's Dr Frankenstein, would shortly conjure ... chemistries based on silicon rather than, as now, carbon. This is the suggestion of Graham Cairns-Smith, a chemist at the University of Glasgow, and his idea is discussed, in varying amounts of detail, in Origins, ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 872  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1991/63life.htm
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