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1. Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis [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 4 Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? Chapter 5 The Erratic Descent of Man Chapter 6 Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis Chapter 6 Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis Trevor Palmer Darwinism challenged and defended We have now reached the point where some analysis of the current state of evolutionary biology must be attempted. In chapters 4 and 5 we looked in detail at whether fossil and other evidence from the past decade has strengthened the view prevalent up to that time that evolution proceeds in ...
2. The Science of Evolution (Part I) [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 3 (Spring 1983) Home | Issue Contents The Science of Evolution (Part I)Bennison Gray The frequency with which denigrators of Velikovsky are found in the ranks of vociferous evolutionists suggests the desirability of examining the current state of the art in the science of evolution. The journal Skeptical Inquirer is well known for its indiscriminate attacks on catastrophism and creationism. Less well known is the new little journal Creation/Evolution, founded by some of the very same skeptics for promotional purposes. The editorial statement introducing the first issue (Summer 1980) states that the journal is "dedicated to promoting evolutionary science". That an established science ...
3. Metamorphic Evolution [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... From: The Velikovskian Vol 4 No 2 (1998) Home | Issue Contents Metamorphic Evolution Charles Ginenthal One of the main issues related to Velikovsky's theory of "Cataclysmic Evolution"1is that, although he properly pointed out that the fossil record did not show gradual change from species to species, with long lineages, the mechanism for multiple mutations seems to prove mutations are inadequate or impossible to generate new species. Innumerable experiments have been carried out with fruit flies, but all the mutations of that organism have never produced anything but mutated fruit flies. As Jeremy Rifkin pointed out: "If there were any lingering doubt as to the incredible tenacity of species2, experiments with the ...
4. The SIS Evolution Debate Continued [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1991 (Vol XIII) Home | Issue Contents Forum 1. The SIS Evolution Debate Continued The current SIS evolution debate has its origins in the pages of C & C Workshop when Trevor Palmer (Workshop 1989:2 , p. 33) commented on Jill Abery's short article Punctuated Darwinism? ' in Workshop 1989:1 , pp. 17-19 and questioned the concept of catastrophic periods of mutation'. His comments on the role of ecological niches were taken up by David Salkeld and formed the basis for a Forum' section in Workshop 1990:1 , pp. 14-15, together with Trevor's response. In turn, this brought a ...
5. Catastrophism and Evolution [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Review Vol VII Part A (1985) Home | Issue Contents Catastrophism and Evolution Trevor Palmer Dr. Palmer graduated from Cambridge University in 1966 and obtained a Ph.D . from London University in 1973 for research in the field of inborn errors of metabolism. This work stimulated his interest in the origin and evolutionary consequence of genetic mutations. He is the author of Understanding Enzymes (1981) and of over thirty research papers concerned with inherited disorders. Currently, he is Principal Lecturer in Biochemistry at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham. Although it remains probable that natural selection is a major evolutionary mechanism, it no longer seems likely that evolution proceeds in an even-paced manner ...
6. Catastrophism and Evolution [Articles]
... SIS Meeting 29th October 1983 (afternoon session) Catastrophism and Evolution Trevor Palmer Although it remains probable that natural selection is a major evolutionary mechanism, it no longer seems likely that evolution proceeds in an even-paced manner. Species tend to appear rapidly, by geological standards, and may eventually disappear again equally abruptly, showing few morphological changes in between. On occasions, mass extinctions of species have taken place, to be followed by the rapid appearances of new species to fill vacant ecological niches. Astronomical evidence suggests that at least some mass extinctions are likely to have resulted from the impacts of comets or asteroids upon the Earth, while geological and palaeontological evidence is consistent with the extinctions ...
7. Scientific Prehistory [Books]
... . Trap-reservoir relations and time of formation of oil sah domes, chalk, carbonates and reefs; Unconformity and fault traps; Conclusions; Chapter XI Palaeomagnetism 212-220 "Natural" and "Thermal" Remnant Magnetization,NRM and TRM. They melt' at "Curie temperature"; NRM as a chronometer; Palaeo-magnetism and continental shift. Chapter XII Evolution vs. Creation. 221-235 Theory of Evolution described by protagonists (they are bitter toward creation); Wald's dilemma of no mechanism for organic evolution; Weisskopf's non-science to overcome evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics, entropy. They get around entropy only by coining new word, "neg-entropy', not by any semblance of science. ...
8. 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 4 Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? Chapter 5 The Erratic Descent of Man Chapter 6 Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis 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 criticism from biblical fundamentalists. Catastrophists and uniformitarians alike believed that God had created the laws of nature, and was now ...
9. 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: The Ongoing Debate. A book by Trevor Palmer, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Controversy puts the reader at the forefront of the scientific revolution against traditional views of evolution. The champion of alternative views, Catastrophism, declares that sudden cataclysmic events, such as meteor showers, cause mass extinctions followed by rapid bursts of new species - in direct opposition to the Modern Synthesis of neo-Darwinism, the offspring of Darwinism and Genetics, which maintains that evolution is ...
10. Towards a new Evolutionary Synthesis [Journals] [SIS Review]
... that presented to fellow scientists. Take, for instance, the renowned evolutionary geneticist, Ledyard Stebbins of the University of California, Davis. His book, Darwin to DNA, Molecules to Humanity [1 ] is aimed at the non-specialist. It is well-written and full of good things, the distilled wisdom of 45 years thinking about and teaching evolution, but it is bland. It seeks to impress the layman by revealing how much we know about the subject. To some extent the book shows that the author has kept pace with recent developments in evolutionary theory, but he has placed himself in a straight-jacket by trying to play down any hint of controversy. He accepts that evolution ...
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