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31. Neocatastrophism? [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... eras. What distinguishes fundamentally the "neocatastrophism" as proposed by myself from Cuvier's catastrophism is that we do not assume any complete, worldwide destruction of entire life systems followed by new creations. IV. The Cretaceous-Tertiary Faunal Discontinuity The events on the Cretaceous-Tertiary divide have often been judged somewhat onesidedly from the point of view of the extinction of the dinosaurs. The causes to be taken into consideration in this connection have latterly been discussed by A.F . de Lapparent and Fig. 3 The faunal turn at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary. R. L'Avocat (1955, pp. 939 ff) and A. Romer (1961). Yet the dinosaurs represent only one aspect of ...
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32. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... southern hemisphere but industrial pollution has had the opposite effect in the northern hemisphere. And Another Catastrophic Find!sources: New Scientist 29.10.87, p.25; New Scientist 12.11.87, pp.28-29 There is a report that Canadian and Chinese palaeontologists working in the Gobi Desert have come upon a veritable dinosaur treasure trove. Two new dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period have been identified, one of which is larger than any previous dinosaur find. "Other finds included dinosaur eggshells and footprints, fossilised turtles, the oldest crocodiles from China, small plant-eating dinosaurs, a forest of upright fossilised trees and mammal-like reptiles." There is no comment on ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 65  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1987no2/25monit.htm
33. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and the pieces to end up where they have is not easily explicable by plate tectonics. Part of Antarctica was shaped by a massive volcanic event so possibly the earlier continent was split by a rising mantle plume of molten magma but 20 Myrs after the new continent is supposed to have reached its polar position it still supported forests, ferns and dinosaurs, indicating that its climate must still have been temperate at the very least. (No one seems to find the light regime of 6 months darkness a problem!) One of the fossils includes a relative of the Chilean Araucarian pine standing upright in its fossil bed. 34 Myrs ago an ice sheet apparently developed at long last, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 64  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1997n2/39monit.htm
34. Geological Genesis [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... limit of size. Pangaea's forests contained giant lycopods, horsetails and pteridophytes, trees over 100m in height. Today the survivors of these primitive groups are mostly small plants; the tallest fern is only 20m high and height is only achieved by the conifers and flowering plant trees with specially strengthened trunks and good root systems [26]. The dinosaurs included the largest terrestrial animals the world has ever known. Some weighed more than 80 tonnes, as much as 20 large elephants, but old views that they were slow, clumsy animals have been superseded by evidence that they were fast, active and probably warm-blooded [27], [28]. The weight of an animal's body ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 63  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1993no1/09geol.htm
35. Genesis and Extinction [Books] [de Grazia books]
... earlier forms that failed to appear in the old fossil record, or evacuees from other zones of life. The first would seem logical but we are given to believe that first the old die out and then the new appear. This is an aspect of the problem of missing transitional forms. Yet it seems inexplicable. Should not the dying dinosaurs and mutated mammals appear in the same strata? If heavy radiation is killing off one form but creating another, the stratigraphic gap should be inconsiderable, or the old and new forms should grade continuously into one another. It should not require more than several centuries to prove the fitness of a new form and to find it in numbers ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 63  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/lately/ch27.htm
36. The Cautious Revolutionary [Journals] [SIS Review]
... that old information may be explained in surprising new ways."). He has a wide general knowledge of arts and sciences but carries his learning lightly (" I am tradesman, not a polymath. What I know of planets and politics lies at their intersection with biological evolution."). Subjects range from immense but perhaps not-so-dumb dinosaurs to the mite which dies before it is born, and it is a pleasure to travel the highways and byways of evolutionary theory with so knowledgeable, relaxed and witty a guide. He discusses, more in sorrow than in anger, the suspicion that Teilhard de Chardin may have been involved in the Piltdown conspiracy. He argues against Richard ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 61  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1987/45revol.htm
37. The Continuing Ica Mystery [Journals] [SIS Review]
... men are shown using what appear to be scientific instruments, such as telescopes; other scenes, which at first glance might seem to be bloody sacrificial rites, appear on closer examination to be highly sophisticated operations on human organs including the heart and brain; and most surprising of all, some stones show human beings in the company of unmistakable dinosaurs, including recognisable specimens of brontosaurus, triceratops and stegosaurus. Of particular interest to catastrophists are the large number of stones which display an almost obsessional interest in the heavens, depicting constellations, stars and planets. Many feature enormous comets (one of which appears to be hurtling earthwards) and celestial dragon-like monsters, being keenly observed by the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 61  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0604/092ica.htm
38. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... than it is today and therefore the frozen bits were not near the equator as thought. Bearing in mind that this was supposed to be around 800 Myrs ago, it isn't really too great a breakthrough in establishment thought - but how did the Earth's axis get the tilt? New Scientist 14.2 .98, p. 21 Hadrosaur dinosaurs lived in North America and Asia but now a tooth has been found in Antarctica. Geologists are trying to build an imaginary land bridge for the creatures to migrate across! Tectonic jigsaw won't fit Science Frontiers No 116, Mar-Apr 98, p. 3 The picture of tectonic plates fitting neatly over the Earth's surface has come up against some ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 60  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1998n1/37monit.htm
39. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Another Iridium Extinction source: SCIENCE 226, p.437 Yet another anomalously high concentration of iridium has been found - in sedimentary rocks of the Canning Basin in NW Australia, dated to c.365 Myr ago and coinciding with a major extinction horizon at the boundary between the Frasnian and Famennian ages of the Devonian period. Slow Death for Dinosaurs source: NEW SCIENTIST 20/27.12.84, p.27 The idea that the extinctions at the end of the Cretaceous Period were caused by a sudden, catastrophic single event, and in particular by an asteroid strike, is under increasing fire (see our last update, WORKSHOP 5:3 , pp.30-31 ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 60  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/vol0602/29monit.htm
40. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1996:2 (May 1997) Home | Issue Contents Monitor NEWS Scientific Mafia strikes again BBC science programme, details unknown. Geologists and palaeontologists Charles Officer, Tony Hallam and Professor Dewey MacClean (Virginia Polytechnic Institute) revealed an unpublicised background to the current popular theory of the demise of the dinosaurs following a massive impact off Yucatan. They say the theory achieved prominence not only because of its exciting appeal but also because its originator, Luis Alvarez, was a Nobel prize winning physicist with tremendous scientific clout. MacClean and Officer believe massive volcanism is a more likely cause of the extinction. Alvarez threatened to wreck MacClean's career and orchestrated a ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 54  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1996n2/31monit.htm
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