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... into interplanetary space would not be a difficult job for the restless giant. The consequent radiation storm on Earth might be terribly effective. All in all, two thousand years into the Solarian Age, and despite all the attempts during that time by philosophers, theologians, and scientists to discover an eternal orderliness in the skies, it is not given to us to believe that the heavens have settled down forever. In a strictly logical sense, we must however agree with the founder of uniformitarian thought, James Hutton, he who influenced Lyell and thus Charles Darwin. Writing in 1795, he declared: "In examining things present we have data from which to reason with regard to what has been; and from what has actually been, we have data for concluding with regard to that which is to happen hereafter." [20 In their simple and elegant abstraction, his words are no more than both quantavolutionist and evolutionist require. For in newly "examining things present we have data" of particles and waves, turbulent heavens, mobile rocks and ocean basins ...
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92. CHAOS AND CREATION: Bibliography [Quantavolution Website]
... S. I. S. R., No. 2 (Autumn), 32-4. de Luc, M. (1790), 10th letter to La Metherie, "On the History of the Earth, from the time when that planet was penetrated by light, until the appearance of the Sun..." 37 Journal de Physique, Part 2, 332. Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, trans. by R. C. Trevelyan, The University Press, Cambridge (Eng.) (1937). Lyell, Charles (1831), Principles of Geology, Vol. I.; (1832), Vol. II.; (1833), Vol. III., Murray, London. Ma, Ting Ying H. (1943), "Alteration of Sedimentary Facies on the Ocean Bottom and Shortness of the Period of Diastrophism after a Sudden Total Displacement of the Solid Earth Shell," II Oceanographica Sinica, Fasc. 1 (September), the Author, Yungom, Fukien, China.---- ...
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... Russian Judaism and finally to the individual, we will be able to perceive that everything Velikovsky wrote, his scientific and psychological books as well as his historical reconstructions, may derive from this single over-riding nexus. If true, this will place the Velikovsky story in a significant new light. To deduce Velikovsky's stance vis-a-vis Judaism, we begin with a number of conditions that exerted strong pressure upon him. The first and most obvious is the scientific climate in Europe in the last half of the nineteenth century. In a word, if Lyell and Darwin were correct about the history of geology and biology, the Bible was false. If speculation about the size and age of the universe, the distances of stars and the structure of heavenly systems was correct, the Bible was false. To those who believed that science and mathematics would provide a mechanistic deterministic concrete description of all events and beings, the Bible was false. It therefore need hardly be said that anyone growing up in the first decades of the 20th century and being exposed to current classical science and history ...
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... there were a number of notable developments. In 1975 Lewis Greenberg and Warner Sizemore started to publish the journal Kronos. For some reason they were regarded by our Editors as competition and we by them likewise, which is rather sad because we were all trying to do the same thing. Also in 1975 there was apparently the centenary of Lyell's discovery of uniformity. A celebration was held in London and a Dutch geologist called Johann Kloosterman went there with a whole batch of leaflets knocking the bottom out of geology theory, showing that what Lyell had intended didn't square with the evidence he had collected. Kloosterman eventually produced a journal called Catastrophist Geology which regrettably only appeared for 4 issues. Another loss was Pensee, which folded in 1975. This was sad from any point of view because it was a very well produced magazine and was the benchmark for all that we published. We aimed to emulate them because they had quite a good mix of academic presentation, speculative articles, culling from papers that were supportive or of interest to Velikovskians and catastrophists, a good letters ...
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... , turbotite, or what? If the wind god, Aeolus, blew at once all around the world, many sediments would be displaced, losing their local cyclone scars in the process and letting no new strikes penetrate deep into the new strata. But perhaps the Earth's surface has spent 99.9% of its time in a peaceful state with a quiet atmosphere. Such quiescence contradicts uniformitarianism as much as it does catastrophism; that is, I have used above the present "quiet" state to reconstruct the past, as Hutton and Lyell recommended. Yet even so, estimates resulting therefrom would be much more impressive than present conventional history gives one to understand. A final possibility is that the sedimentary rocks of the Earth are much too young to have experienced all that is supposed to have happened. That is, if the Earth were 100,000 years old, much of its surface would perhaps not have been scarred by tornados (or meteoroids). Ancient legends speak of a large role for winds. The sacred book of Buddhism, the Visuddhi-Maggia, says ...
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... meter may be at a typical location, the column will reach the average depth of sediments in about 1350 years, under uniformitarian suppositions. With a negatively exponential fall-out, cepola would have once fed more quickly than he does today. So the ocean bottom cannot be older than 1350 years, and ethology becomes the queen of clockmakers. Quantavolution should be embarrassed to joke so, if science were not on some occasions a theatre of the absurd. One can reflect upon the history of geology when, blessed by the nihil obstat of Lyell, geologists would simply draw upon time without end to do away with complexities and perplexities. When Poulett Scrope prepared his famous studies of the volcanoes of Auvergne (France), his theories might be liberated from temporal restraints, such that a recent commentator on his work, Rudwick, could refer to "unlimited drafts upon antiquity" as his necessary and useful tool [2. Continuing until today, the time scales have been even more expanded, much more, so that many a geologist has felt free to mount his facts ...
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... may be maintained that transitional forms, such as reptiles with half developed wings or hominids that spoke but poorly, never existed (Rodabaugh, p119). All orders of mammals appear with their "basic ordinal characters" (Simpson, 1944, p106). Many of the plant species, it is believed, are replicas of other species (=> polyploids), differing almost entirely in size alone, with the physiology and behavior appropriate to giantism and dwarfism [73. That the horse, a favorite instance of evolution since Lyell, has evolved its peculiar configuration by means other than genetic realization seems unlikely. The millions of years authorized to complete this series of changes (among others) are unnecessary and probably even insufficient unless supported by a theory of genetic realization, a position that has forced its way into contemporary evolutionary thought to evade the constraints of ever greater stretches of time and of evolution by random mutation under uniform Solar system conditions. The problems of explanation that remain are historical and technical, inasmuch as a common electrical process is followed in all ...
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... of the duration of human becoming. We still have not heard the stories-- we shall not call them legend-- told by the scientists who have worked with the rocks, the bones, and the artifacts composing the under-ground history of mankind. NATURAL SELECTION Doubts about the efficacy of a ladder of evolution begin with questions about the means of constructing the ladder, that is, the machine of natural selection. Charles Darwin titled his influential work The Origin of Species by Natural Selection. Although his mentor, the geologist Charles Lyell, had employed the word "evolution" since 1832, Darwin did not use the term in his own book that came 27 years later. An "unfolding" of new traits was certainly implied, in biology as in geology, especially since Darwin thought (rather vaguely, it seems) that new traits emerged from within individuals as they competed for survival within their species and with representatives of other species. On the other hand, Darwin used the term "natural selection" 414 times, and "selected" or " ...
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... Bonaparte and Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein, first of all a success of the opinion thunderstorms of the times. To repeat a theme of the first chapter of this book, Charles Darwin argued often on a post hoc ergo propter hoc basis: where organic variation existed, it must have been preceded by something less advantageous, and what brought about the change would be called "natural selection." Natural selection was more than a name to him; it was a reality, even a dogma. Influenced explicitly by Lyell who saw long, uniformitarian processes of change in the rocks of the earth, and inspired by Malthus who saw famine, war and disease as always ready to cut down a surplus population to viable proportions, Darwin could examine one form of instinctive behavior after another in animals and purport to find in their variations "consequences of one general law leading to the advancement of all organic beings,-- namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die." [22 This was the principle of " ...
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... ). Marcel Proust (1867-1922) for his mastery of time in all of its unconscious aberrations beneath the ticking of the "clockwork universe." Remembrance of Things Past (7 vols., 1913-7). Besides these authors, to whom distinct chapters of the intended monograph are devoted, occur other intellectual figures who are to be treated in the proposed research. They include Shakespeare, John Bunyan, John Milton, and Voltaire in Chapter I; Newton, Fontanelle, Locke and Hume in Chapter II; Hutton, Lamarck, Lyell, Cuvier, Buckland and Agassiz in IV. Boulanger, rarely mentioned, is discussed in Chapter VI; he combines scientific catastrophism (comet and flood); a theory of the origins of religion in real-world fear; a theory of collective amnesia; and the use of the myth from suppressed traumas- all in an unprecedented manner. For some time now (one may argue) the theory of the Unconscious has been turning against the U paradigm. For it has been bringing to the fore unassimilable, uncomfortable, anxiety-producing material ...
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