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141. Genesis and The Origin of Species. C&C Review 2002:1 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... pattern of behaviour. After that digression, let's get back to the paper.) The next section is about Charles Darwin's life: the fact that he was a grandson of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), who'd already published Zoonomia (written according to Trevor Palmer in rhyming couplets). Erasmus had thought through ideas which we would now call evolution, although that isn't the word he used, so his grandson must have got it from him. I've tried to summarise Darwin's theory, distinguishing with quotations what Darwin actually wrote as opposed to what his followers today would like to think that he wrote. Then there's the Modern Synthesis', combining Mendel's work with Darwin's. Gavin de ...
142. Internet Universe: Free book previews [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... dedicated specifically to showing the important roles insects have played in mythology, and is a comprehensive and readable survey of insect myths from around the world. The book ranges from older, better-known insect myths such as sacred scarabs to new unpublished subjects such as insects as examples of parallel mythology. The Ascent of Mind, Ice Age Climates and the Evolution of Intelligence by William H Calvin. Publ. Jan 2001, 324 pages, ISBN: 0-595-16114-6. $19.95. Daniel C. Dennet's description of this scientist's travelogue: "How did the mind evolve? It takes a scientist of extraordinary breadth who is also a master storyteller to sketch the boundaries of this mega-narrative, and ...
143. Book Review [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Principles of Geology , first published in 1830, which established the Uniformitarian thesis as the accepted orthodoxy of geology - that the forces which shaped the surface of the earth throughout its history are the same which we see at work today. Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus, and Jean Baptiste Lemarck are given their full credit as the intellectual forebears of evolution; but evolutionary theories widely accepted throughout the Hellenic and Roman worlds, and recorded by Diodorus of Sicily in the second-pre-Christian century, are overlooked. In scientific theory, as in the Book of Ecclesiastes, there is nothing new under the sun. Richard Leakey is, of course, the son of Louis and Mary Leakey, famous for ...
144. Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1988 No 1 (May 1988) Home | Issue Contents Reviews Origins: Today's Science, Tomorrow's Myth (An objective study of Creationism, Evolution and Catastrophism by James E. Strickling, Jr. Published by Vantage Press, 1986 This book is an attempt to mount a critique of modern evolutionary theory and of the Creationist explanation of the past. The author does this by first outlining a number of criticisms of Darwinism, many of which have been used by Creationists. He then takes the Creationists to task by questioning their interpretations or reading of the parts of Genesis on which certain of their arguments are based. Having shown that both these ...
145. Syllabi for Quantavolution [Books] [de Grazia books]
... The final examination will consist of brief essays upon several of a list of questions that will be distributed well in advance. Calendar of Lectures (Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M .) INTRODUCTION 1. February 4 REVOLUTIONARY PRIMEVALOGY: The science of first ages as products of abrupt, large-scale, intense events; evolution and uniformitarianism, catastrophism; the intimate relation of nature to humanity. 2. February 11 AGES OF CHAOS AND CREATION: The timetable of revolutionary changes; great world cycles; rise and fall of civilizations. SECTION I 3. February 18 HUMAN TIME AND REAL TIME: Concepts and measures; how scientists defeated the theologians and created an ...
146. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... "once freed from the conventional view that extinction is a gradual, impossibly complex process, we will find other mechanisms as good as, or better than, the impact of comets and asteroids." What mechanism can he have in mind? Has he been reading (re-reading) Earth in Upheaval? Symonds on "A fitter theory of evolution" is less speculative. He summarises the results of experiments with the bacterium E. coli which show it mutating in both a random and also a seemingly non-random (hence non-Darwinian) fashion. The latest, and key study by Barry Hall, a geneticist from the University of Rochester, New York, requires the bacterium to mutate in ...
147. Forum [Journals] [Aeon]
... Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. (1744-1829) I wonder if Cochrane is aware why Karl Popper so consistently resisted strong pressures to kowtow to Darwin as "a great scientist," or even to acknowledge him as a pukka scientist at all. It was because his eyes had been opened by reading Butler's critiques of Darwin. His own notions of how "evolution" works were essentially Butlerian, and in view of the present situation, it must be said that his choice was a rather prescient one. (2 ) The significant and apparently paradoxical fact about these Butlerian defensive mutations is that they seem too obviously "intelligent" to attribute to mere Lamarckian mechanisms- and yet, on the other ...
148. The Saturn Thesis [Journals] [Aeon]
... "? Yes, in more ways than one. Just consider the money we've spent on the space program, predicated on theoretical frameworks that will never survive. Or the incalculable sums we invest annually in tools of learning- books and institutions and teachers, all passing on tenets about the past, the nature of the solar system, the evolution of the earth, the origins of man, the emergence of civilization, the birth of the first ritual, literary and artistic traditions- all fundamentally rooted in uniformitarian error. Or the billions in funding of research institutions around the world seeking to penetrate the mysteries of the past, institutions that are, in fact, chasing chimeras. ...
149. Catastrophes and the History of Life on Earth [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2005 (Sep 2005) Home | Issue Contents Catastrophes and the History of Life on Earth Trevor Palmer Historical Perspective Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the gradualistic paradigm, championed in the previous century by Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin, had seemed beyond challenge. As envisaged by Darwin, biological evolution proceeded in a slow and stately fashion, through the mechanism of natural selection. As he himself put it, It may be said that natural selection is daily and hourly scrutinising, throughout the world, every variation, even the slightest; rejecting that which is bad, preserving and adding up all that is good; silently and insensibly ...
150. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... one of the larger satellites of Jupiter. The first, "Lineament and polygon patterns on Europa" by D.C . Pieri gave some pictures of the Europan surface that to our untutored eyes look very much like those of Phobos the Martian satellite (see WORKSHOP 3:3 p.15-6). The second paper discussed "thermal evolution" - whatever that may mean, and the third discussed the idea that the surface may be cracking due to "thermal evolution". We would be grateful to hear from anyone capable of commenting critically on these papers, for there does not seem to be any discussion of catastrophist ideas for the cracked surface of Europa, in stark ...
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