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141. Intensity, Scope and Suddenness [Books] [de Grazia books]
... be possible to discover a true exoterrestrial deluvial sediment by, if nothing else, the exclusion of all other explanations from related features. Sometimes fossil lake and sea basins are detected and, rarely, a sudden displacement of waters from the bed is the subject of comment. The "outrageous hypothesis" of Bretz governing the sudden emptying of now extinct lakes in a barrier-bursting flood of northwestern U.S .A . - the Channeled Scablands - is a case in point. Where one lake is emptied, exoterrestrialism is doubtful. If "2+ bodies of 100 km 3 of water were abruptly displaced at the same time," exoterrestrialism would be indicated, possibly an axial tilt ...
... the activity of Vesuvius has rarely died down for long. In 1670 eruptions burst out simultaneously from fifteen different points of a fissure from the summit to the base. Its lavas have consisted for long of leucitic basalt, but the conglomerate strata of Somma indicate a former felspathic composition with a change of crater. Whence this leucitic basalt? The extinct volcanoes of Campi Phlegraei have almost uniformly produced felspathic or trachytic lavas. It might justly be said of Vesuvius that she ejects lava in a higher state of incandescence than formerly and as she grows older becomes more potent. Before quitting the neighbourhood of Vesuvius it should be noted that here is found a system of extraordinary volcanic energy and complication ...
143. Scientific Prehistory [Books]
... is commendable and a real challenge. He supports his thesis with valid quantitative analysis. The book may also serve as a source book. It represents many years of research. ' The author concludes his book by pointing out an interesting paradox: "The catastrophic character of continental drift in an ice cap model is probably the key to major extinctions in terrestrial life; survival not extinction becomes the paradox in the catastrophic model." The Beal review brought enough favorable comment to promote this book, even a request for a copy by a rare books dealer in London. "The Creationists"Dr. Ronald L. Numbers gave, in this book, a story of vigorous debates ...
144. The Mammoths, Prologue Ch.2 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... perished. The mammoth belonged to the family of elephants. Its tusks were sometimes as much as ten feet long. Its teeth were highly developed and their "density" was greater than in any other stage in the evolution of the elephants; apparently they did not succumb in the struggle for survival as an unfit product of evolution. The extinction of the mammoth is thought to have coincided with the end of the last glacial period. Tusks of mammoths have been found in large numbers in north-east Siberia; this well-preserved ivory has been an object of export to China and Europe ever since the Russian conquest of Siberia and was exploited in even earlier times. In modern times the ivory ...
145. Aeon Volume IV, Number 4: Contents [Journals] [Aeon]
... the lost universe of the ancients" which has been proposed in lieu of the planetary theory. Page 13 The Milky Way Ev Cochrane reviews ancient lore concerning the Milky Way and comes to the conclusion that the present stream of stars in the night sky known by that name was not the subject of such lore. Page 39 The Reality of Extinctions The extinction of prehistoric fauna due to celestial bombardment has now captured the imagination of scientists and laymen alike. Yet Peter Michael James is of the opinion that, while these extinctions were the result of catastrophic events, they were caused by an entirely different mechanism. Page 67 Whence Homo? Man's family tree is examined by James Strickling who ...
146. Comets And Catastrophes [Journals] [Pensee]
... scattered over Earth's surface, but also for the catastrophic breaks between major geological periods. He cites as possible effects of these collisions "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 ...
147. Towards a new Evolutionary Synthesis [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 000 years, a very short period in geological time), the animals would be the size of a large elephant. With that, and a token nod to Gould, Eldredge and Stanley [2 ], he leaves the subject, as if all the apparently abrupt changes in the fossil record involve nothing more complicated than size. Mass extinctions are almost totally ignored, more space being given to the subsequent adaptive radiations. Of course, evolution can proceed for millions of years (according to generally-accepted dating) without being influenced by a mass extinction, but when one occurs, from whatever cause, the whole course of evolution is changed [2-4]. To discuss evolution without ...
148. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Sept. that: "Many well-qualified scientists of the highest standing would today accept many of [Bishop Samuel] Wilberforce's criticisms of Darwin .. . Today it is the conventional neo-Darwinists who appear as the conservative bigots." And Professor A. Hallam told the BA that, whatever the merits of a cometary hypothesis to account for the mass extinction of many life forms at the end of the Cretaceous period, there are striking relationships to be found in the geological record between mass extinction phases and changes in sea-level. What price now the Lyell and Darwin orthodoxies of 1950? Just as Velikovsky predicted, his astral catastrophism has entered the leftiest halls of science - through their back doors ...
149. Earth has Flipped Over in Space Many Times [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... says a British scientist. These polar reversals, which take as little time as one day to happen, explain many geological and archaeological mysteries that puzzle scientists. According to physicist Peter Warlow in the Journal of Physics (A , 10 November 1978), polar reversals- also called pole shifts or axis shifts- explain ice ages and animal extinctions. Mammoths, for example, have been found frozen intact in the Arctic, perfectly preserved. One in Siberia was standing upright with undigested summer vegetation still in its mouth and stomach. Yet today the treeless Arctic could not support the vast herds of grazing mammoths and other animals whose bones have been found there by the hundreds of thousands ...
150. Collapsing Tests of Time [Books] [de Grazia books]
... feet of Wyoming shale pirouhetted among many layers of annual varves ; a "4000 year-old" log ensconced in a "billion year-old iron deposit of Labrador;" a fossil 80-foot skeleton whale poised upright amidst some "million years" of diatomaceous (organic) deposits ; a fossilized set of startled extinct "bullheads" in English lower Old Redstone marking millions of years ; a 100-foot diameter boulder nestling in a large pure clay deposit in Timor ; a house-high muck of smashed bones in Alaska ; human bones and sophisticated artifacts amidst extinct animal remains and Tertiary fauna under California lava  ...
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