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191. De Grazian Discography (Reviewed) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 1950, whilst undoubtedly wrong in particulars, may well be more nearly correct than a raft of astronomers to whom all catastrophes, if they happened at all, were long ago and far away. If we conjecture that the thunderbolt' which steers the universe' (according to Heraclitus) is global catastrophe - particularly throughout the period of human evolution - then the implications for all areas of human knowledge are profound. The very mutations that led to our anomalously complex brains may have originated in global cataclysms. Given this, it was clear to the great synthesiser Velikovsky that a new perspective was needed in every discipline from the earth sciences to psychology and in all humanity's fumbling for meaning ...
192. Karl Popper and Evolutionary Theory (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... , the statement that there is at least one neutron, or that there is at least one human, is unfalsifiable in Popper's sense. But it is evident that these statements are not tautological. David Stove Traditional and Modern Philosophy University of Sydney To the Editor of KRONOS: The emphasis in your recent issue (VII:4 ) on evolution was most interesting. I would, if I may, like to make some comments. The question has to be asked whether evolutionary theory is, in fact, "scientific". One definition of scientific method has been delineated by philosopher of science, Karl R. Popper. In his classic, which dates to the mid 30's ...
193. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... pyramids of ancient Teotihuacan. This latest book is a readable account of what he sees as the ancient search for celestial order seen basically through both Old World and New World examples of ancient obsession with the planets, in particular, Venus. Natural Selection and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics are Dead The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution, by Stuart A. Kauffman. Oxford University Press (£ 75). Kauffman argues that the Darwinian view that natural selection could have produced the complex order in nature is inadequate. The new science of complexity suggests that complex dynamic systems are self organizing and that natural selection only has a small part in the subsequent evolution of organisms ...
194. Extinction. Ch.14 Extinction (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... species and genera in the closing Pleistocene [Ice Age]."3 In the woolly mammoth the genus of elephants achieved its evolutionary perfection; as was already shown by Falconer and known to Darwin, the teeth of the mammoth were superior to those of modern elephants; and in many other respects their adaptation was perfect. The theory of evolution had in the mammoth one of the best examples of a species evolving in the struggle for survival by adaptation. Stone Age man made drawings of it; possibly he even domesticated some of them. In the Neolithic (Stone Age) town of Predmost in Moravia bones of eight hundred to one thousand mammoths were found; their shoulder blades ...
195. Editorial [Journals] [Aeon]
... 1998) Home | Issue Contents Editor's Page Dwardu Cardona In the late 40s and early 50s, I was still being educated at Stella Maris College, run by the Christian Brothers of St. John de la Salle, in what was then a veritable bastion of Catholicism- the island of Malta. At that time, the very word "evolution" was simply anathema among my teachers, especially when applied to the so-called ascent of man. God, we were taught, created the first human with his own hands- and this was no shaggy beetle-browed brute waiting to rise to sophisticated modernity. It was therefore somewhat surprising when, not so long ago, Pope John Paul II ...
196. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... a few are found in nature - another example of basic patterns underlying all things. Scholars of Note New York Times 21.5 .02 and 25.5 .02 Stephen Jay Gould died in May 2002 at the regrettably young age of 60. Although never a full-blown catastrophist he did give the world the idea of punctuated equilibrium within evolution and the realisation that organisms often survived purely by chance and not due only to the selection of superior genes. A less well known name is that of the German Jesuit Athanasius Kircher who was born 400 years ago. A highly inventive polymath, he managed to get away with ideas that could be considered heretical at the time. He ...
197. The Saturn Theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , for Venus does not even vaguely resemble an eye', eight-pointed star', or flower'. Yet if Venus only recently appeared superimposed against the backdrop of Saturn/Shamash - as per the reconstruction offered by Talbott and myself, depicted in fig. 1 - its role as an eye' is explained at once. After further evolution of the polar configuration, Venus assumed a radiant appearance, sending forth streamers across the face of the ancient sun-god (see fig. 11). This situation is reflected in the latter two images in fig. 3 and accounts for Venus' role as a star' or luminous flower'. Figure 11 Streamers across the face of ...
198. The Doctrine Of Uniformity. Ch.3 Uniformity (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... This theory, first advanced by Hutton (1795) and Lamarck (1800), was elevated to its present position as a scientific law by Charles Lyell, a young attorney whose interest in geology was to make him the most influential person in that field, and by Lyell's disciple and friend, Charles Darwin. Darwin built his theory of evolution on Lyell's principle of uniformity. A modem exponent of the theory of evolution, H. F. Osborn, wrote: "Present continuity implies the improbability of past catastrophism and violence of change, either in the lifeless or in the living world; moreover, we seek to interpret the changes and laws of past time through those which ...
199. The Celestial Ship of North Vol. I [Books]
... else except his own brain. The origin and meaning of mythology have been missed altogether by these solarites and weather-mongers. . . Mythology was a primitive mode of thinking the early thought. It was founded on natural facts, and is still verifiable in phenomena. There is nothing insane or irrational in it, when considered in the light of evolution, and when its mode of expression by sign language is thoroughly understood. The insanity lies in mistaking it for human history and Divine revelation. Mythology is the repository of man's most ancient science, and what concerns us chiefly is this . . . when truly interpreted once more, it is destined to be the death of those false ...
200. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... simply adapted to prolonged cold and dark. In which case, why did they not survive the cold and dark supposedly produced by an impact at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary? Several fossils are giving palaeontologists problems. They appear to date from far earlier than their relatives in the north and some survive until much later. According to present ideas on dinosaur evolution they are in the wrong place and at the wrong time. Impermanent icecap Scientific American, March 1993, pp. 7-10 Researchers in Antarctica are viewing a growing body of evidence that the ice has fluctuated dramatically in the past few million years, vanishing outright from the entire continent once and from its western third perhaps several times. ' ...
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