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71. Conclusion (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... positions at universities for those who support Arp], distortion and misquotation of the written word, rewriting of history..."11 This begins to sound all too familiar. Against such venality what chance has any new idea? This is science today The view that a comet may have struck the Earth and caused the extinctions of the dinosaurs has also led to vilification all around. The New York Times reports; "The impact of a large comet may or may not have killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But as the debate over dinosaur extinction rages on, personal rancor is increasingly clouding scientific issues. "Scientists on both sides of the argument agree that it ...
72. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... increase in the number of people now solving the televised picture, but no similar increase in those solving the other (non-televised) picture. Dry Bones that should have been Wet source: NEW SCIENTIST 6.10.83, p.3 Recently uncovered in a Wiltshire quarry was "a unique cache of fossils that challenges established theories about dinosaurs and the prehistory of southern England". The fossils included remains of trees, plant spores and animals and were very abundant: also there was the disconcerting find of some teeth thought to be those of Iguanodon and Diplodocus. The quarry in which they were found, and in particular the sand in which they were deposited, was previously ...
73. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... in the correspondence columns of The Guardian, which argues against the standard view that classical Greek civilisation was the product of the conquest of the Greeks by vigorous Indo- Aryan peoples from the north. Bernal notes, instead, that the Greeks derived their ideas from the Egyptians, and he traces the history of the Aryan conquest idea. The Dinosaur Heresies by Robert Bakker. Reprinted in paperback by Penguin (Harmondsworth, 1988). Nearly all you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs: were they cold or warm blooded, could they run, what is their relationship to the birds, and how do they fit with the Gould/Eldredge ideas on punctuated equilibrium'? Well illustrated ...
74. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... several months of darkness each year. McMillan also seems to have been aware of this problem, for Time reports him as saying that "it may be that they shed their leaves and just stood dormant until it became light again, and then grew like mad." [sic] One is also reminded of the finding in 1985 of dinosaur bones in the Arctic which were "almost like modern bone" (New Scientist 22.8 .85, p.18: reported by us in Workshop 6:3 , pp.22-23). At variance with McMillan's dating is that of James Basinger, palaeobotanist at the University of Saskatchewan. He gives the stumps and logs ...
75. 'No Impact': René Gallant (1906-1985) [Books]
... modest claim to some priority in it, must be accepted. Gallant then discussed the reactions of the Earth's crust to meteorite impact. From his demonstration of the widespread evidence for such impact structures on Earth, Gallant now advocated that must have had some biological and geological consequences'. One of these was to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Here Gallant quoted H. Linger, a Swiss palaeontologist writing in 1961, in his support. Finally Gallant wrote that the survivors of such events would not be the fittest' merely the luckiest'  . This was an obvious allusion to his life in Dachau. Gallant also accepted Continental Drift but Velikovsky's theories, he ...
76. Comets And Catastrophes [Journals] [Pensee]
... great variation in climatic conditions," "great seismic effects," "extensive lava flows," and the "scattering of ocean water over land areas." Many animal and plant types must have become extinct. "It does seem possible and even probable," writes Urey, "that a comet collision with the Earth destroyed the dinosaurs and initiated the Tertiary division of geologic time." So Urey offers a set of data which, to his mind, calls for a catastrophic interpretation. And, needless to say, he does not acknowledge either H. H. Nininger's (Out of the Sky, 1952, Dover reprint, 1959, p. 294) or ...
77. Catastrophist Geology [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... they consider this definition thoughtfully, many geologists realize that they do not really agree with it. Too many events in the Earth's history do not fit a uniformitarian system - enormous calderas, plateau basalts, ice ages, alpine nappes, bone breccias, the sudden appearance of diversified life at the close of the Precambrian, the abrupt extinction of dinosaurs and ammonites, and so on. In a uniformitarian system the sedimentological and paleontological records are contradictory; if we assume uninterrupted sedimentation, we have to accept catastrophes in evolution; if we do not accept catastrophes in evolution we have to postulate major gaps in the sedimentary record. We can of course, by retrograde extrapolation over millions of ...
78. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... eruption of Mount Changbai which plunged the world into a wintry gloom coincides with the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles describing a hitherto unknown plague of wildfire'. Sounds in the sky New Scientist 11.1 .97, p. 18 Meteors crashing into Earth's atmosphere create ripping and rumbling noises as well as fireballs and probably occur at least once a month. Dinosaur nursery overcome New Scientist 22.3 .97, p. 13 Thousands of dinosaur nests containing eggs have been found in southern France. The site dates from near the end of the Cretaceous period and appears to have been a tropical plain at the time. Cretaceous began and ended with a bang New Scientist 29.3 .97 ...
79. Evidence of Careenings of the Globe [Books]
... rhinoceroses have not been reported, when and if they have been found by hunters and trappers. Nevertheless, a great number of smaller animals must have become exposed on the surface through tundra landslides caused by summer rains that, unable to penetrate the frozen tundras, flood extensive land areas. In regard to the remains of mammoths, mastodons, dinosaurs, and other prehistoric animals now being found at widely scattered areas of the earth, at many different latitudes, and in successive earth formations, three facts stand out: First, the fact of their total destruction. Second, the fact that the last members of the species died suddenly while in a condition of good health. Third ...
80. The Impact of Impact! Notes on the implications and the reception of "IMPACT! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids" by Gerrit Verschuur [Journals] [SIS Review]
... has changed significantly in the last few years. As a direct result of the Comet SL9 impact, an almost endless stream of conference proceedings, research papers and new books on Near Earth Objects' ( 'NEOs') and the impact hazard has been published. One of the most noticeable changes from the 1980s (which focused primarily on dinosaurs and mass extinctions in geological time), is the growing interest in and risk assessment of the cosmic threat to civilisation. Moreover, a number of archaeologists, climatologists and planetary geologists have begun to search for possible impact events during the mankind's historical and prehistoric periods. This new recognition of historical catastrophism is the result not only of SL9 ...
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