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51. Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution [Journals] [SIS Review]
... kinds of animals and plants, by God's hand. Lyell rejected so non-scientific a hypothesis (as did James Hutton before him), and replaced it with the notion that geological processes proceeded gradually - all geological processes. In his major work, Principles of Geology, Lyell said that abrupt transitions in the geological record would one day be shown ... was therefore somewhat surprising to find, a year later, the respected science journalist, Roger Lewin, writing: At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the great French geologist and naturalist Baron Georges Cuvier proposed what came to be known as the Catastrophe theory, or Catastrophism. According to the theory, the abrupt faunal changes geologists saw in ...
52. The Establishment of Gradualism [Books]
... their rivals, the catastrophists, whose ideas were dominated by religious dogma. However, the reputations of both groups have now been re-assessed in books such as Anthony Hallam's Great Geological Controversies [1 ], Stephen Jay Gould's Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle [2 ], Richard Huggett's Cataclysms and Earth History [3 ] and Claude Albritton's Catastrophic Episodes ... : "Charles Lyell, the godfather of geological gradualism, had pulled a fast one in establishing the doctrine of imperceptible change. He had argued, quite rightly, that geologists must invoke the invariance (uniformity) of natural laws through time in order to study the past scientifically. He then applied the same term - uniformity - to an ...
53. The Ring of Truth by Isaac Vail [Books]
... of Isaac N. Vail (1840-1912) represents an important milestone. In the unification of artificially compartmentalized sciences. Here we find a valiant attempt to weave the sciences of Geology, Astronomy, and Anthropology into a single tapestry. That there may be errors of commission and omission should not be allowed to detract from the insight of this brave ... THOUGHT TO BE A LAYER OF SOLID HYDROGEN The geologic column presents many facts that are not understood. This is plainly evidenced by the fact that some of the most eminent geologists disagree in their interpretation. There is a series of ages ranging from Archaen time, to the post-glacial or recent period. Hardly any two geologists agree either as to ...
54. Catastrophism and Uniformity: A Probe into the Origins of the 1832 Gestalt Shift in Geology [Books]
... : Recollections of a Fallen Sky, Edited by Earl R. Milton Home | Issue Contents Catastrophism and Uniformity: A Probe into the Origins of the 1832 Gestalt Shift in Geology George Grinnell History Department McMaster University *This article has been subsequently published in Kronos: A Joumal of Interdisciplinary Synthesis (Kronos Press, Glassboro, N.J . ... 1(4 ): 68-76 (Winter 1976)./P "I think any argument from such a reported radical as myself," Charles Babbage wrote to the geologist Charles Lyell on May 3,1832, "would only injure the cause, and I therefore willingly leave it in better hands." Charles Babbage (1792-1871) ...
55. The Origins of Modern Geological Theory [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. I No. 4 (Winter 1976) Home | Issue Contents The Origins of Modern Geological Theory George Grinnell * This paper was first presented in May of 1974 at the Symposium titled Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia held at the Univ. of Lethbridge (Alberta). Foreword "I think any argument from such a ... radical as myself," Charles Babbage wrote to the geologist Charles Lyell on May 3, 1832, "would only injure the cause, and I therefore willingly leave it in better hands." Charles Babbage (1792 - 1871) was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (1828-39) at the time, a dabbler in geology, theology, and ...
... Cuvier BY M. Cuvier, PERPETUAL SECRETARY OF THE FRENCH INSTITUTE, PROFESSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, WITH MIJYERdLOGICdL NOTES, AND AN ACCOUNT OF CUVIER'S GEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES, BY PROFESSOR JAMESON. TO WHICH ARE NOW ADDERS, ^ ?" ', *; I OBSERVATIONS ON THE GEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA; ILLUSTRATED BY THE ... propriety of investigating facts before they construct their systems. The cause of this strange procedure may be discovered, . THEORY OP THE EARTH. 6? by considering that all geologists hitherto have either been mere cabinet naturalists, who had themselves hardly paid any attention to the structure of mountains, or mere mineralogists, who had not studied in sufficient ...
57. Catastrophist Geology [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... From: Catastrophist Geology Year 1 No. 1 (June 1976) Home | Issue Contents Catastrophist Geology Han Kloosterman A magazine to be dedicated to the Study of discontinuities in Earth history Circulated among the participants of the Charles Lyell centenary symposium, London. Uniformitarianism holds that the processes governing the Earth's organic and inorganic past were the same as ... apparent today, and that they operated then at the same intensity and rate as now. When they consider this definition thoughtfully, many geologists realize that they do not really agree with it. Too many events in the Earth's history do not fit a uniformitarian system - enormous calderas, plateau basalts, ice ages, alpine nappes, bone breccias ...
58. James Hutton: A Non-inductive, Theological Catastrophist [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... Lyell. With the acceptance of their doctrine came a historical revision in science- from catastrophism to uniformitarianism- that directed research along gradualist paths which admitted no major violent breaks in the geological record. The concept, in 1950, was so deeply entrenched that, when Immanuel Velikovsky offered his catastrophic theory in Worlds in Collision it was met with a belligerent ... as, for example, to explain away a 1300-foot beach in the Andes mountains and other high beaches elsewhere, without numerous intermediate beaches between them and the sea, the geologist and geophysicist critics ignored this evidence in unison- thereby denying the facts to themselves. Velikovsky's correct celestial predictions, which ran counter to the prevailing expectations of the astronomical community ...
59. Sinking and Rising Lands [Books] [de Grazia books]
... a great lunar eruption, and build hypotheses and information upon it. The legendary voices are worth an audience. Alexander Kondratov, a Soviet linguist and compiler of legendary and geological evidence of the sinking of lands, writes [2 ]: China's oldest myths tell of a war between the god of fire and the god of water at the ... of a boat, while in the west it flew into the air like a boat's stern. Since then all the rivers in China have flowed eastwards. Kondratov inquired of geologist Yuri Reshetov concerning this myth and received the following in reply: Geological, geophysical, paleontological, archaeological and anthropological studies have shown that up until at least the middle ...
60. Confusion Breeds on Assumptions [Journals] [SIS Review]
... two distinct major catastrophes – the Deluge, which ended the Paradisical Age, and the Flood, which ended the Golden Age and ushered in the Modern Age. He uses geological and mythical evidence to show that the first catastrophe was due to the destruction of a world mountain and the second was due to an axial tilt. My investigation into ... in their shapes. While the erosion and decay of the land-forms within a continent are the objects of geomorphology, continental land-forms in their entirety are the traditional field of the geologist. After attending university and taking papers to the third stage in geomorphology, I could not understand why the principles of geomorphology could not be applied to continental forms. ...
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