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11. The Science of Evolution (Concluded) [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 4 (Summer 1983) Home | Issue Contents The Science of Evolution (Concluded)Bennison Gray II. GENETICS Perhaps nothing serves so well to distinguish Stansfield's The Science of Evolution (1977) from the books of Nilsson and Grassé as his unequivocal claim that "Scientists believe that the forces now operating in the world are those that have always operated (uniformitarianism), and that the universe is the result of their continuous operation" (p . 9). Not only does Grassé fail thereby to qualify as a scientist, no evidence against uniformitarianism could be used, because it fails to qualify as scientific. History is not allowed ...
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... rather suddenly, and not, as Darwin thought, by minute progressions from generation to generation. Huxley was correct in urging Darwin not to adhere so dogmatically to his belief that nature does not make jumps-natura non facit saltum.1 De Vries showed that variations are in the nature of jumps, and from this he developed the mutation theory of evolution. De Vries, while working on his theory, was as yet unaware of Gregor Mendel's investigations in genetics, already published as a paper in 1865, only six years after The Origin of Species. Mendel's work, unknown to Darwin and his followers in the nineteenth century, was rediscovered by De Vries and independently by E. Tschermak ...
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... From "Earth in Upheaval" © 1955 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents The Mechanism Of Evolution Natural selection-the Darwinian mechanism of evolution is simultaneously destructive and constructive. In the struggle for existence it eliminates all the unfit among the members of a species; and it destroys the species that cannot compete with others for the limited resources of livelihood. The winners in this struggle are those individuals that because of some characteristic-or favourable variation-have an edge over other competitors. "Under these circumstances favourable variations would tend to be preserved, and unfavourable ones destroyed. The result of this would be the formation of new species" (Darwin). As shown on previous pages, ...
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... it recognized.(1 )" A leading evolutionist recently observed that the great questions in evolutionary theory remain much the same today as they were in Darwin's time(2 ). Certainly this observation applies to the debate over the inheritance of acquired characters, commonly known as Lamarckism, after Jean Lamarck, author of the first systematic theory of evolution. The debate over the reality of Lamarckian ideas has raged for the better part of a century and a half and shows no signs of abating. Indeed, as I write, the controversy has been rekindled over the announcement of new experiments allegedly supporting the possibility of inheritance of acquired characters. In an attempt to understand the historical background ...
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15. Paradigm Lost? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... the theory that variations arise in a population by mechanisms unrelated to environmental pressures and natural selection then determines which form the basis of subsequent generations) has been at the centre of considerable debate over the past quarter century. There is still much uncertainty about the processes giving rise to the variant forms, and the level at which selection that affects evolution is supposed to operate. Also, it now seems that the course of evolution has been much less gradualistic than was realised when the Modern Synthesis of neo-Darwinism, uniting modern genetics and traditional Darwinism, was formulated in the 1940s. All in all, there is now a growing realisation that the Modern Synthesis as first formulated was, to ...
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... AND GEOLOGY OF OIL AND GAS Physical Chemistry of Oil and Gas; Sudden Deep Burial Hypothesis; Radioactive Age Measurements; Geographic Occurrence; Geologic Occurrence; Trap Reservoir Relations; Conclusions Chapter XIII OVERTHRUSTS, BASINS AND UPLIFTS Hydrostatic and Geostatic Pressures; Over-thrusting; Crustal Shortening Chapter XIV PALAEOMAGNETISM Theory of Palaeomagnetism; Crustal Movements and Palaeomagnetism Chapter XV LIFE, EVOLUTION AND THE FOSSIL RECORD Unsolved Problems of Life Science; Physico-chemical Aspects of Life Chapter XVI CRITIQUE ON EVOLUTION Time and Evolution; Fossils; Fossil Anomalies; Fossil Succession BIBLIOGRAPHY LIST OF PLATES View (northwest-ward) of an Arcuate Welt' at Wasatch-Uinta Juncture- Probably due to Southwest-ward (Ice Sheet-Driven) Overthrusts – PHOTOGRAPH BY J M HESLOP, ...
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... From: Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution by Trevor Palmer CD Home | Contents Chapter 5 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 The Erratic Descent of Man Trevor Palmer The molecular revolution The early 1980s saw considerable changes in our understanding of human evolution, as acknowledged by David Pilbeam, the Yale University palaeoanthropologist (investigator of fossil apes), in an article in Scientific American in 1984 [1 ]. In particular, it became apparent that the hominid line split ...
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... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1996:1 Home | Issue Contents Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution by Trevor Palmer Professor Trevor Palmer is Head of the Department of Life Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics at the Nottingham Trent University. He has written 3 books and is author/co-author of around 70 research papers and review articles. In Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution [1 ], written in 1992, I described how historians of science such as Anthony Hallam, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Huggett and Claude Albritton Jr. had, over the previous decade, demolished the prevailing myth of a dichotomy between scientific uniformitarianism and unscientific catastrophism. It was therefore ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 4 (Summer 1982) "Evolution, Extinction, and Catastrophism" Home | Issue Contents Alternatives in Science: The Secular Creationism of Heribert Nilsson Bennison Gray The memorable exchange of letters in KRONOS about the baleen whale found standing on its tail in a diatomaceous-earth quarry in Lompoc, California, concluded with Frederic Jueneman's lament (1977) that secular catastrophism is less heard of than is sacred catastrophism. Perhaps there will be some consolation in learning that secular creationism is hardly heard of at all. Yet it does exist. There are reasonable alternatives in science that the establishment never acknowledges. The increasing popularity of Biblical creationism as championed by the ...
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20. Cataclysmic Evolution. Ch.15 Cataclysmic Evolution (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... From "Earth in Upheaval" © 1955 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents Cataclysmic Evolution When, therefore, the earth, covered with mud from the recent flood, became heated up by the hot and genial rays of the sun, she brought forth innumerable forms of life, in part of ancient shapes, and in part creatures new and strange. -Ovid, Metamorphoses (trans. F. J. Miller) An enormous expansion of radioactivity in bygone ages was postulated by various theorists as an explanation of great oscillations in climate in the past; the thermal effect of widespread radioactivity is likewise claimed as a motive force by the author of the modern version of ...
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