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171. QUANTAVOLUTION AND CATASTROPHE: PART 5: The Scope of Quantavolution [Quantavolution Website]
... declaring that all events are subject to the core events of quantavolution. LIST OF ENTRIES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF QUANTAVOLUTION AND CATASTROPHE (Copyright Metron 1997) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A aa Aar Gorge Aaron Aaron's rod abacus Abell, George D. Abell-35 nebula aberrational Earth forces Abery, Jill abiogenesis abiotic compound ablation aboriginal humans aborigine Abraham abrupt transform absolute zero absorption Abydos abyss, oceanic Acadian disturbance acanthode Acapulco Bay acceleration accelerator acclimatization accretion by comet accumulation, precipitate accumulator, bioenergy achondrite acid rain acid-base reaction acoustics acquired immune deficiency syndrome (¦ aids¦) Acropolis actinide elements action at a distance action, unit of actor, acting Adam& Eve Adams, R. M. C Adams, Walker S. Aden, Gulf of adhesion (bonding) adiabatic process Aditi Adityas administration Adonis Adrastus of Cyzicus adrenal gland Adriatic Coast Adriatic Sea Adriatica adsorption Aegea Aegean region aegis Aeneas Aeon aeon, eon aerial photography aersol Aeschylus aesthetics aether, ether Afar Depression affection Afghanistan Africa African Rift ...
172. Interdisciplinary Indiscipline [SIS C&C Review $]
... criticisms are cited elsewhere as definitive rebuttal. Thirdly, he is extremely well known as a populariser of science and a frequent explorer, oft-lionised, of interdisciplinary areas. I hope that some of the material in my notes will be of more general interest. In particular I would refer the reader to the information in notes 2 (worlds not necessarily in collision), 3-7& 52 (statistical fallacies), 15 (a 'respectable' Velikovskian scenario), 17 (the problem of the satellites of Mars), 32-35 (Lexell's comet) and 40-41 (stalactites). To recap: the intention here is not to defend Velikovsky's work as such, either in detail or in large. It is to expose some particularly unscholarly interdisciplinary work. Guarding the Guardians Several big names among the popularisers of science have used their established platforms to snipe at Velikovsky. Probably the unkindest was Patrick Moore, who lumped him with a veritable bedlam of cranks in Do You Speak Venusian [6. There was neither a recognisable summary nor any attempt at meaningful criticism, merely a ...
173. Thoth Vol. I, No. 14 May 21, 1997 [Thoth Website]
... questions: Is the sky we observe today the same sky experienced by the first stargazers?---- From: Ron Baalke <BAALKE@kelvin.jpl.nasa.gov>: Douglas Isbell Headquarters, Washington, DC May 9, 1997 (Phone: 202/358-1753) Lynn Chandler Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (Phone: 301/286-9016) Sally Pobojewski University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Phone: 313/647-1844) RELEASE: 97-92 HYAKUTAKE X-RAYS SHOW ABILITY TO MONITOR COMETS AND SOLAR WIND A supercomputer simulation of Comet Hyakutake's interaction with the solar wind demonstrates that resulting X-ray emissions can be used to monitor comets and solar wind phenomena, NASA- funded researchers write in today's issue of "Science." The simulation was conducted using an Earth sciences supercomputer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. The results match and explain March 27, 1996, observations of Comet Hyakutake by Germany's ROSAT satellite, the first detection of X-ray emissions from any comet. The model also supports a leading theory for how the X-rays are generated. ...
174. Electric Universe: A Cosmology for the 21st Century [Thunderbolts Website]
... that the Universe is electrically neutral — that electricity does not “do anything” in space. It is a perverse stance given the overwhelming importance of electricity in our lives and space probes ’ discovery of electrical phenomena everywhere they have gone. The most dramatic recent discoveries have consistently challenged the interpretations of conventional theorists on this point. At the same time, they have fostered considerable interest in an alternative hypothesis — the Electric Universe. In the study of comets, for instance, researchers have been so confounded by unexpected discoveries that conventional comet theory no longer exists! Yet comets are still touted as "Rosetta Stones" allowing us to decipher the formation of the solar system. The “dirty snowball” hypothesis, considered theoretical bedrock for decades, has failed resoundingly at predicting comet behavior and, more recently, comet composition. The most dramatic surprises began in 1986 with the discovery of negatively charged ions in the coma of Comet Halley, the signatures of energetic electrical activity, and the absence of water on the nucleus. In subsequent years, comets have produced a ...
175. The Countdown to a New Celestial Hazard [Aeon Journal $]
... and it was the Irish-Estonian astronomer Opik in the 1960's who first indicated that the Oort cloud was the likely source both of short-period comets and of Earth-crossing (i.e. potentially catastrophic) asteroids. Somewhat later, the American astronomer/geophysicist Urey was to associate short-period comets with mass extinctions and geological boundaries but a more general theory, combining both these proposals, was not obviously excluded. This led two British astronomers, Clube and Napier, to the suggestion that disintegrating large comets were mostly responsible for sustaining both the near-Earth asteroid and short-period comet populations and for controlling most aspects of terrestrial catastrophism (climate, orogeny, geomagnetic reversals, plate movements, mass extinction, biological speciation, etc). As a natural corollary of this thesis, a recent very large comet which was probably responsible for the Taurid meteoroid complex, was instanced as the most evident exemplar of the process by which the present near-Earth asteroid population was replenished and through which the Earth (and civilization) was currently experiencing catastrophism on a ten or twenty thousand year timescale. Some of the implications of this ...
176. Angel & Catastrophism Part II [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... planets as angels. Whether or not the appearance and disappearance of angels seem too much like something out of 'Star Trek', we cannot nevertheless leave such possibilities out of account. Finally, it is becoming equally clear to the catastrophist that the idea of the 'serpent' and the 'Fall' are associated with an apparent falling of a cometary body from the sky. All the features associated with the devil are clearly in evidence here. The horns have been demonstrated as a universal mythological feature in connection with the aspect of an approaching comet. It must be remembered, however, that horns in mythology- Biblical or otherwise- are an ambivalent feature since they are associated both with gods and devils. In spite of Hyam Maccoby's letter in S.I.S Review Vol. II, No. 4, in which he plays down the idea of Moses as a 'horn-god' on the basis that the Hebrew 'Quarnaim' can equally mean 'rays of light', nevertheless there is good evidence for looking into the question more closely especially since much later in Kings 22:11 we ...
177. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... a gramophone record. Dr Fred Scarf is refreshingly honest about the situation: "We assume the atmosphere of Venus is static, and that it's all from outgassing, not volcanoes. The rings of Saturn are the way they've been for millions of years, not that stuff is falling in now. And, of course, none of that is true. "Io's volcanoes were not supposed to exist either, but once you see something like that, it gives you the strength to think of everything changing as you watch it. Comet Catastrophes source: Astronomy February 1982, p. 63 In an interesting theory, which bears some resemblance to that of Clube and Napier, Dr J. G. Hills of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Astrophysics Group postulates that the Solar System may have had close encounters with passing stars. This sort of event he thinks may have happened nine times in the history of the Solar System: such a close encounter would release comets from the (also theoretical) Oort cloud of comets thought to be on the outer reaches of ...
178. The Nature and Scale of an Exodus Catastrophe Reassessed [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review (1994) "Proceedings of the 1993 Cambridge Conference" Home¦ Issue Contents The Nature and Scale of an Exodus Catastrophe Reassessed John J. Bimson Trinity College, Bristol Introduction "In the middle of the second millennium before the present era... the earth underwent one of the greatest catastrophes in its history. A celestial body that only shortly before had become a member of the solar system- a new comet- came very close to the earth. "... Mountains fell and others rose from level ground; the earth with its oceans and continents became heated; the sea boiled in many places and rock liquefied; volcanoes ignited and forests burned. "The length of the day altered; the polar regions shifted, the polar ice became displaced into moderate latitudes, and other regions moved into the polar circles." In these and other passages in Worlds in Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky boldly sketched the cosmic drama which he believed engulfed the Earth in the 15th century BC (Velikovsky 1950: 60, ...
179. The Extended Habitation Zone [SIS Internet Digest $]
... ). Could a brown dwarf in our solar system also exhibit eccentric behaviour? Surprisingly perhaps, a small brown dwarf could actually move directly through the solar system without disrupting the other planets. Computer simulations have shown that a planet as massive as 10 Jupiter's would have no discernible effect upon the other planets if it moved among them (15). Let us imagine for a moment that a brown dwarf moved through the solar system and became a visible phenomenon in the heavens. Perhaps the brown dwarf has an orbit similar to a comet, for instance. Brown dwarfs shine with a red flame, despite their name. They are also known to be more active when in the company of a parent star. In a way, our dark ember would be re-lit during this close passage by the Sun, akin to a 'perihelion' transit of a comet. It would 'flare up', becoming ever brighter as it approached the Sun. This red star's corona or 'halo' would be subject to the Solar Wind, and would be swept back from the Sun ...
180. A NEARBY RING OF COMETS? [Science Frontiers Website]
... seeable cosmic objects. But there may be another cloud of comets that we can view directly. It is called the Kuiper Cloud (after G. Kui per). It is concentrated in the plane of the ecliptic just beyond the orbit of Neptune. Like the Oort Cloud, the Kuiper Cloud has not been seen yet, but we just might be able to with today's equipment! Its existence is hypothesized from the parameters of a different group of comets-- the so-called "short-period" comets, as exemplified by 76-year Halley's Comet. About 120 short-period comets have been discerned so far; and our computers now tell us that they cannot have originated in the Oort Cloud. Something closer and concentrated on the ecliptic is required. Thus the Kuiper Cloud or Belt was born. It is thought to be composed of debris left over after the formation of the solar system. (Kerr, Richard A.; "Comet Source: Close to Neptune," Science, 239:1372, 1988.) Just before the referenced Science article appeared, a piece ...
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