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... of Princeton University in January 1965 for study and discussion of my work. Such groups sprang up on other campuses, too. Today, the groups studying in the physical and geophysical fields find a centre in Cosmos& Chronos, Physical Sciences Division, P.O.B. No. 12807, Fort Worth, Texas 76116. This group is directed by Dr. C ... its publication and for two decades, was required reading in the palaeontology course of Professor Glenn Jepsen. H. H. Hess, Chairman of the Department of Geology (later Geophysics), told me that he knew Earth in Upheaval by heart; he debated it with me at the first open meeting of "Cosmos and Chronos", which he founded ... to attribute the layer to a world-wide volcanism or perhaps to the fiery end of bodies of cosmic origin. (3) And when occasionally I was confronted with entire faculties of geophysicists (as in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1967) who would claim that all signs of catastrophes resulted from local events, I would refer to the findings of Heezen or Worzel ...
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... 10, 1966. 6. Ibid. 7. B. P. Luyendyk, J. D. Maudie, and C. G. A. Harrison, Journal of Geophysical Research 73, 5951 (September 15, 1968). 8. R. L. Larson and F. N. Spiess, Science 163, 68 (3 January 1969 ... rules the minds of earth scientists with more rigidity than the generalities of uniformity ever could. Since these interlocking notions are likely to be the last bastion of defense for geology and geophysics against the barbarous ideas of Velikovsky, one may reasonably wonder: What is all this business about a succession of magnetic polarity cycles? The great stampede to embrace sea-floor spreading and ... ." In line with the idea of magnetic anomalies portraying stress patterns in the earth's crust, we may note several supportive observations of recent years: (1) Stanford University geophysicists Sheldon Breiner and Robert L. Kovach reported in 1967 the results of a two-year search for piezomagnetic effects-- changes in magnetic susceptibility and remanent magnetism due to elastic deformation- ...
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... mutually consistent solutions to several problems in geophysics in addition to those pointed out by Velikovsky. As complementary assumptions, therefore, they show promise as the basis for a wide ranging geophysical working hypothesis. Electric Convection and the Earth's Polar Moment of Inertia Several years ago, Sagan stated that the most serious objection to Velikovsky's conclusion that the Earth's rotation was slowed on ... that this charge is actively imposed on our planet by the demands of an electrified cosmic environment. As we shall see, these premises suggest mutually consistent solutions to several problems in geophysics in addition to those pointed out by Velikovsky. As complementary assumptions, therefore, they show promise as the basis for a wide ranging geophysical working hypothesis. Electric Convection and the ... it may be that the latter effect is more pronounced than the former. In any event, the problem bears careful study. At the beginning of this essay I suggested that geophysicists of every persuasion might profit from the adoption, as a working hypothesis, of the complementary assumptions premised here. But in support of this suggestion our discussion has been confined entirely ...
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... the "isochron plot" theory. It is quite possible that when considered from the point of view of interplanetary catastrophism such ignored results may be highly relevant, even indicative of geophysical processes outslde the framework of belief of subscribers to uniformitarianism. 15. M. A. Lanphere, G. J. Wasserburg, A. L. Albee, G. ... atomic clocks, as instanced by the techniques first described in this paper, are indeed in chaos and that we must question the basic soundness of various sciences such as cosmology, geophysics and in fact the earth sciences in general. Radiocarbon Dating Radiocarbon dating is a measurement of the age of dead matter by comparing the radiocarbon content with that in living matter. ... are necessary to make explicit an understanding of the evidence of the rocks as presented by Earth Scientists. Consequently, geological eras have parameters measured in hundreds of millions of years. Geophysicists believe that Africa and South America, originally one continent, broke apart over 100 million years ago. From that time onwards, these two continents have been separating from one another ...
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... B. Baldwin, The Measure of the Moon (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963), Chapter 8. 61. L. B. Loeb, Journal of Geophysical Research 71, (October 15, 1966): 4711. 62. The postulated Mars-Moon potential difference of 10 12 volts, spanning an interplanetary gap of 5000 km (5 ... : 538. 109. G. Eglinton, et al., Scientific American (October, 1972): 81. 110. A. J. Hundhausen (Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics 8 [November, 1970: 729) lists, as the only positively identified ions in the solar wind, 1 H+, 4 H ++, ... that volcanism is due to rifting of the Earth's crust, which permits the establishment of "permanently open conduits" along which molten rock can rise from the mantle. Currently, geophysicists connect volcanism with "continental drift" and "plate tectonics," but it is difficult to do the same with Martian volcanism. Velikovskian catastrophism, supported by historical documentation, ...
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... planet with a partially molten core could generate a magnetic field, D. Gubbins analyzed the way such a field could be produced. He was able to show, based on geophysical concepts, that, for a planetary-sized dynamo of low viscosity, only a slight, angular velocity was required for the Coriolis force to dominate the momentum balance, a trait of ... magnetism, they have been able to rationalize all the observations." [T he nature of the source of planetary magnetic fields still remains one of the principal unsolved problems of geophysics. (1) The geophysicists' rationalization to explain planetary magnetism can be seen in how several findings, contradictory to the theory, were made to fit the dynamo hypothesis. ... example, most dynamo theorists expected that Mercury, which rotates on its axis in about 58.6 days --which is quite slow, and is a massively small, internally cold planet --would not possess any magnetic field whatsoever. Clark R. Chapman explains, Perhaps most surprising of all was the discovery that Mercury has a dipole field, resembling a weak version of our ...
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... now) 10,000 feet of old continental glaciers? Just a refresher for you temporary Haliburtonians listening to this epistle: uniformitarian astronomy and geology stipulate no meaningful changes in basic geophysical parameters during the last 400 million years. Among these parameters are the length of the day (which has been slowly increasing over geological time), the tilt of the Earth's ... In the Antarctic example above, the same point on the Earth's surface had a thermal equilibrium that varied by 90 degrees Fahrenheit on an average annual basis. Part of the standard geophysics of the Earth holds that solar energy incoming to the planet favours the equatorial latitudes, especially 10 degrees north and south of the equator. Humid tropics regulate themselves at about 90 ... leave the morass of this endless dissertation, along come the alligators and crocodiles! Fossils of these crocodilians have been found in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, dating from the Eocene. Geophysically, a hot Arctic is ruled out if one holds to uniformitarianism. But let us suppose such an ecosystem did exist. How would the crocodilians fare? Dr. Basinger, ...
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... to imagine any possible conditions of climate in which these plants could grow so near the pole, deprived of sunlight for many months of the year." [4 Even the geophysical difficulty was recognised early: "It is much more difficult to think of a cause which will raise the temperature of polar regions by some 30 degrees Fahrenheit or more, while ... . This thermal differential is tremendous. An example quoted from the 1979 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Macropedia, Volume 13, page 263, illustrates the thermal limits of uniformitarian geophysics. North Cape, Norway, 71 degrees north latitude, is at sea level, and is moderated by the Gulf Stream which keeps northern waters free of ice hundreds of miles ... south coast of Ellesmere Island. Turtles and other remains were dated to the early Eocene, 55 MYA. George Hobson, former director of Canada's Polar Continental Shelf Project and a geophysicist, noted that 55 MYA the Arctic was tropical; that 'even when it was a steamy jungle, they would have 24 hours a day of sunlight or darkness' [17 ...
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... currents. The effects of ripping some 50 kilometers in depth off of most of the Earth's surface were conjectured to be utterly destructive of the biosphere. Today much new geological and geophysical evidence can be adduced from an examination of the Earth and Moon, tending to support the terrestrial origin of the Moon and the connection between lunagenesis and continental break-up and movement. ... the presence of pebble drift and till, and of glaciers or high mountain freezing may be referred to dense material fall-outs such as were discussed earlier. "In the whole of geophysics," Defant once wrote, "there is no other law of such clarity and certainty as that there exist two preferred levels in the Earth's crust." [6 Continents ... Ridge and eastwards from the East Pacific Rise at the same time. These are not contradictory motions, so far as the theory of lunagenic tropism is concerned. Most geologists and geophysicists today are satisfied that the heat generated and in part used to move the dozen plates of the world around is not so great as to make life impossible today or for a ...
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... of a textbook on the thermodynamics of the atmosphere at the time he proposed his version of continental drift. His writings reveal him to be thoroughly at home in the treatment of geophysical data. He wrote throughout his life on geophysical subjects, and his articles were published in geophysical journals. His ideas were considered important enough to be discussed by geophysicists in every ... of the world. If that does not identify Wegener as a geophysicist, then nothing can, and we must all retire to bedlam." (5) But what of the non-scientist, the amateur? Should he also be rejected solely because of his lack of credentials? Velikovsky once remarked that "Science is not licensed." Stephen Jay Gould recently ... Alfred Wegener, the earliest proponent of continental drift. "A great deal of nonsense has been written concerning Wegener's profession. It has been extensively argued that he was not a geophysicist but a meteorologist and that this was in some way a reason to reject his theory when it came to be internationally debated in the 1920's. Wegener was already the author of ...
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