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101. Stephen J. Gould And Immanuel Velikovsky: Essays In The Continuing Velikovsky Affair [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... should be permitted to look dispassionately at the relevant evidence. As Wolfe suggests at the end of a fascinating historical excursus, Velikovsky is merely the most recent of the scientists and scholars who have been treated badly "because they doubted the eternal safety of the earth." Cicero in the century before our era, Newton in the seventeenth, Lyell in the nineteenth, and the anti-Velikovsky faction in the twentieth, have all tended to regard their catastrophic opponents as demented, evil or plain stupid. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to investigate it. Had Velikovsky been properly treated when his book came out? Were his arguments to be taken seriously? A conference ...
102. Velikovsky on the Formation of Coal [Journals] [Pensee]
... all sections of the book and a relationship has been established between the development of coking properties and marine influences operating during deposition, decomposition and/or metamorphism. Coal: Its Formation and Composition, pp. 14-17. Velikovsky, in a comprehensive review of the geological literature of the last 170 years, throws doubt upon the validity of the Lyell geological law of uniformity for the earth and the Darwinian law of evolution, through continuity, for plants and animals. The theory of uniformity, or of gradual changes in the past measured by the extent and nature of changes observed in the present, implies the gradual crumbling of the earth's crust by wind, sun and rain, and ...
103. Part II: The Comet [Ragnarok] [Books]
... out a hole, as in the case of Lake Superior, nine hundred feet deep. And, if it did this, why were not similar holes excavated wherever there were ice-sheets - to wit, all over the northern and southern portions a general cause produce one of the globe? Why should there be only local results? Sir Charles Lyell shows 2 that glaciers do not cut out holes like the depressions in Which the Great Lakes lie; he also shows that these lakes are Dot due to a sinking down of the crust of the earthy because the strata are continuous and unbroken beneath them. He also calls attention to the fact that there is a continuous belt lakes, ...
104. Benoît De Maillet (1656-1738): A Forerunner of the Theory of the Desiccation of the Mediterranean Sea [Journals] [SIS Review]
... would have to be attacked, according to Voltaire, since his transformist ideas, which dispensed with divine action, would end in materialism. These transformist ideas would germinate some years later in thinkers such as Buffon , Hutton , Lamarck  and Chambers , reaching the transformist drama's catastasis with Lyell  and Darwin . The Telliamed is a good example of the persistence of certain ideas about nature throughout the centuries. We can find both the Flood and the fall in sea level firstly in ancient cosmogonies and mythical-religious traditions . From Mesopotamian civilisation to Jewish-Christian culture, through the Egyptian world and the ...
105. A Comprehensive Theory on Aging, Gigantism and Longevity [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... under our thesis with an analysis of the fossil record. Since this essay departs rather drastically from the classical interpretation of time- of counting years by the millions between sequences of strata- a brief outline of the authors' reinterpretation of time is included. The accepted time column remains essentially "fossilized" or unchanged since the time of Charles Lyell, circa 1840-1850. It is divided into three macro-categories: Archaeozoic, Proterozoic, and Phanerozoic time. Phanerozoic time is the life-containing period and hence the period in which we are presently interested. Phanerozoic time is further subdivided into Paleozoic (paleo- ancient; zoic- Iife containing), Mesozoic (meso- middle or intermediate), ...
106. The Hunting Or Blitzkrieg Theory [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... ? Guthrie makes this explicit in that, "Two...[small] mammals [are] now extinct in Alaska. American badger... and black-footed ferrets..."64 He makes it clear, "Humans would not likely have hunted these two small carnivores to extinction [in Alaska]."65 Charles Lyell understood the impossibility of exterminating small rodent-like animals. In discussing the extinction of the post-Pliocene fauna he stated, "we know how tedious a task it is in our times, even with the aid of fire-arms to exterminate a noxious guadruped...."66 Badgers and ferrets have been hunted by man but were not eradicated from ...
107. Loess [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... channeling hypotheses in one direction among a wide range of plausible alternatives. Its restrictive effects have been particularly severe for those geologists who succumb to Lyell's rhetorical device and believe that gradual change is preferable (or even required) a priori, because different meanings of uniformity are necessary postulates of method. Again and again in the history of geology after Lyell, we note reasonable hypotheses of catastrophic change, rejected out of had by a false logic that brands them unscientific in principle.256 Howorth long ago wrote about these and other inherent problems with the glacial theory, and aptly understood that its acceptance was decidedly based on the reluctance of Nineteenth Century geologists to accept the catastrophist theory as an ...
108. Karl Popper and Evolutionary Theory (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... .. I shall resist a detailed discussion here except to say that if Davis were to be fined a modest 100 dollars for every inexcusable error committed in this relatively short piece of less than 450 words, then he would have to survive at least a solid month or two without income. Capitalizing on Davis' mentioning "the geologist Charles Lyell", who replaced catastrophism with his uniformitarian view of nature, William J. Douglas of Rockville, MD observed: Davis speaks of "the uncomfortable grain of truth" in Velikovsky's thinking. But surely he should not object to getting some facts straight. Charles Lyell was not a geologist, but a lawyer, and his Principles of ...
... pillars which rained down on the site where we now see Staffa.3 He will recognize that in these remarkable parts was not merely a fall of volcanic stones like the sandstones of Avebury, but that we find the very core or heart of a celestial body which collapsed here, of which Staffa was perhaps the remaining nucleus. Sir Charles Lyell, a great geologist, describes how at Spitzbergen, near the North Pole, icebergs were cut into innumerable columns extending hundreds of feet through ice and snow, forming mostly hexagonal cubes. The cause was polar magnetization set in motion by immense magnetic electrons released by the sun's rays, thus providing the force which operates the earth's diurnal motion ...
... down. It is quite impossible that these great ranges like the Himalayas, the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the Cordilleras could have built themselves up by any system of the earth's core shrinking, whence an earthquake, and the "crumpling Up" of hi115 and mountains. We have the evidence of La Place, and the opinion of Lyell, that there has been no evidence of contraction for over 2 000 years, whereas evidence in other directions point to the earth as having increased its orbit, which means expansion in size and weight. Those interesting ranges of South America, the vast Cordilleras, perhaps in part the youngest volcanic range in the world, are almost entirely ...
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