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161. Earth In Upheaval. File III (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... . The deserts of Arabia, Sahara, and Gobi were covered by forests and pastures, and man's neolithic relics and rock drawings show how recently these wastes were richly watered and were inhabited. The remains of whales are found on mountains; fig trees and corals are found in polar regions, and signs of ice in Equatorial Africa. Widespread extinctions in America occurred "virtually within the last few thousand years."(2 ) I gave the history of the theory of catastrophism versus the theory of gradualism and evolution. The Agassiz theory of the ice ages was originally also a catastrophist theory. Agassiz spoke of the sudden arrival of the ice cover seizing the mammoths in Siberia. ...
162. Victory of The Sun [Books] [de Grazia books]
... . One may be a staunch supporter of the control of population- believing with reason that overpopulation is itself a kind of catastrophe- and, too, one may dread, with all reason again, a nuclear war. It is nevertheless of some consolation to consider that the reproducibility of the species amounts to an ultimate mechanism of escape from extinction in chaos and war. A woman of fifteen can reproduce. Thereupon, the arithmetic of survival is simple : a surviving couple can generate a population of billions in a thousand years, under conservative theoretical assumptions. So effective is this challenge of life to the principle of entropy that one must credit somewhere in the dim past an evolutionary ...
163. Catastrophism and the Mammoths - I (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... the specimens with which we are concerned are, exclusively, the frozen remains of the woolly mammoth - i.e ., Mammuthus primigenius - a creature which cannot be shown to have existed earlier than the penultimate glaciation of Europe (240,000-200,000 B.P .) and which, along with other animal species, became extinct at the end of the geological division known as the Pleistocene.(6 ) The locality of their deep-frozen corpses is, of course, the permafrost zone of the present Arctic Circle.(7 ) In addressing the problem of the frozen mammoths, it may be considered legitimate to include other polar regions and other species and, indeed ...
164. A Personal Report on, and Irreverent Look at, the World Conference 'Planetary Violence in Human History' Portland, Oregon, January 3-5, 1997 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , they were ashamed of what they had done. Are we going to do the same again? One expression of Clube's sticks in my mind: the fear that we recognise as religion'. He spoke of the difference in outlook between US and UK astronomers: Americans worry about asteroids, British about cometary interaction. Robert Dunlap: Mass Extinctions'. Dunlap makes documentaries. He had a dream that Earth was struck by a large object and started reading about Velikovsky. He showed the first few minutes of his documentaries on the extinctions of dinosaurs. This was highly unsatisfactory because we got the lead-in but no development or conclusions. The films showed the correlation between impact craters and ...
165. Science Frontiers 1977-1978 [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... because the radiohalos in coalified wood from Jurassic and Triassic formations, supposedly millions of years old, suggest ages of only a few thousand years. (Connor, Steven J.; "Radiohalos in Coalified Wood: New Evidence for a Young Earth", Creation Research Society Quarterly, 14:101-102, 1977). HOW REAL ARE BIOLOGICAL EXTINCTIONS IN THE FOSSIL RECORD? Much has been made by catastrophists of the apparent wholesale extinctions of many forms of life from one geological period to another. Some uniformitarians have been arguing all along that these so-called extinctions are more apparent than real. The present study supports this view with its study of world-wide records of the Triassic-Jurassic transition period. ...
166. Lithological and palaeontological stratigraphy [Books]
... volcanism at work. Rejection of evolution would be absurd, but it is equally absurd to deny that from time to time in the past, cosmic catastrophes may have disturbed the operation of slow evolution. It has been shown in this book that cosmic catastrophism cannot be ruled out and that it is a simple and logical way of explaining sudden extinction. If this be accepted, it follows that lithological and palaeontological stratigraphy must not be confused. The method of dating sedimentary layers in terms of the slow extinction of the organic remains they contain has not the absolute character that is sometimes attributed to it. The deposition of sediment and that of fossilized remains are two processes which are completely ...
167. Has Science Got it Wrong? – Remarks on the Arctic [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS C & C Review 2004:1 Incorporating Workshop 2004:2 (May 2004) Home | Issue Contents Has Science Got it Wrong? – Remarks on the Arctic Evidence of the Great Pleistocene Extinction Derek S. Allan When asked what they understand by the term Ice Age' most people seemingly believe it to have been an era when continuous icesheets blanketed Arctic regions intercontinentally down to approximately latitude 30 degrees N in America and latitude 50 degrees N in Europe. The resultant bleak landscape is also often imagined (especially by artists) as having hosted isolated stands of coniferous trees and large quadrupedal mammals like the yak, the Hairy Mammoth, and the Woolly Rhinoceros hunted ...
168. The Cosmic Serpent by Victor Clube and Bill Napier [Journals] [Kronos]
... . Somehow the popular press missed the point that the Alvarez' discovery provided a classic example of a successful scientific prediction- the ultimate test of any theory. The first half of this book is a comparatively low-key discussion of the Earth's place in the Galaxy, the nature of comets, and the possible role of cometary impacts in causing mass extinctions of life on Earth, triggering ice ages, and producing geological changes such as reversals of the Earth's magnetic field. But having established their credentials and their theme, Clube and Napier then proceed to the heart of the matter. The authors argue that in recent prehistory a major comet, or comets, was deflected into the inner part ...
169. Book Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... on the mud', can really be explained by creatures of the surrounding forests that had accidentally fallen down swallow holes' and been carried down by floods of a subterranean river that has long since disappeared. ' Even on Attenborough's time scale, they are recent at 40,000 years, and their demise bears a strange resemblance to the extinction of the northern hemisphere Pleistocene mammals - huge animals suddenly dying out in unexplained circumstances, with piles of remains washed up in caves. For simplistic explanations, however, it must be hard to beat that of the jellyfish impressions in the Ediacara Sandstones of the Flinders Ranges in southern Australia - stranded on the beach, baked in the sun ...
170. Geological Genesis [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... polar ice-caps, and an overall decrease in the mean global temperature. The remnants of surviving flora and fauna, possibly already undergoing massive mutation due to radiation effects, would explosively adapt to a whole range of entire new conditions. Observations The geological boundary between the Cretaceous and the Tertiary periods marks a radical change in conditions on Earth. Massive extinctions of life took place, including entire major groups and an estimated 70% of total species . The boundary is marked physically by a world-wide thin layer of clay which chemical analysis has shown to be considerably enriched in several elements, notably iridium, over and above the levels normally found on Earth. The obvious explanation for ...
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