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21. Chaos and Creation by Alfred de Grazia [Books] [de Grazia books]
... ]. He was here mistaken; hardly had he laid down his pen, when human remains were found alongside the bones of extinct mammoths. By contrast, the upcoming scientists of the last century argued that the world's history was long and evolutionary. On their side were those who were to become the treasured ancestors of science today - Charles Lyell (1795-1875) in geology, Charles Darwin (1809-1882) in biology, Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) in astronomy, and Lewis H. Morgan (1818-1881)as well as the versatile communist, Friedrich Engels (1820-1895),in sociology and anthropology. The new group came to dominate scientific circles and scientific thought. The catastrophists disappeared ...
22. Confusion Breeds on Assumptions [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , the disappearance of Atlantis, the twelve tasks of Hercules and the original Flood mythology. In fact, there is so much in the records that comparative mythologists are thoroughly confused. To discover the cause of this confusion I looked at the foundation of geological theory and in an article by George Grinell [2 ] found that it rests with Lyell, the leading geologist of the early 19th century. By his brief foray into the political arena in support of his friend Scrope, in promoting the aims of the Liberals against the ruling Conservatives, Lyell used his position as President with the London Geology Society to further Hutton's Gradualism', later to become known as Uniformitarianism, which relegated ...
23. What is Uniformitarianism and how did it get here? [Journals] [Horus]
... might have in the affairs of men. This last point was one that preoccupied many in the nineteenth century; in addition to scientific curiosity and the drive to discover the real nature of things, the truth of the Biblical story was directly connected to a highly political issue: the legitimacy of the Monarchy. Almost thirty years earlier, Charles Lyell had paved the way with the publication of his Principles of Geology, in three volumes, between 1830 and 1833. Geology was in its infancy, but Lyell and others had labored diligently to lay the foundations of the new science and, to the extent that success is the approval of later generations, they succeeded with honors. In ...
... those who came to take the thermal waters. Suddenly a large fissure opened up with a thunderous noise, emitted flames, and discharged pumice, as well as un-melted blocks of lava and ashes. The volcano then thrown upon the site in a day and a night continued to burn fiercely and had a funnel-shaped crater on its summit. (Lyell, Principles of Geology, II, p. 124.) The phenomena of this new volcano was accompanied by a tidal wave and the shores of the bay were permanently altered. I suggest that a considerable meteor, which might or might not have been attracted to Monte Somma, but missed it, and was certainly drawn down to ...
25. Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages by Trevor Palmer. [Journals] [SIS Review]
... that raged in the eighteenth and nineteenth century between the religious scientists, who accepted that the Earth and man's history was moulded by catastrophes brought about by the will of God, and the newer approach that was based on the idea that all changes take place slowly by mechanisms observably now. In geology this gradualism' approach is normally credited to Lyell and in biology it is credited to Darwin. Whilst giving full credit to their achievements, Palmer brings out the intensity of the debate and the contributions made by many scientists on both sides. To have gathered all this information in one book is a major achievement. There were, for me, many surprises. To give but one ...
26. Changing Sea Levels [Journals] [Aeon]
... us with very speculative scenarios, is satisfactory. It is no wonder that, while orthodox theories concerning the development of Earth in historic times are just as speculative, confusion rules the day. Geologists and the dependent sciences that have been developed on the basis provided by geologists have been set on a false path. The decision taken by Charles Lyell to pursue the path leading to uniformitarianism was a political one, taken in opposition to the short term of the Mosaic chronology. Any effort to interpret the movement of Earth's crust in terms of catastrophic events was effectively stifled by the Geological society's refusal to publish anything even hinting at a catastrophic or Biblical base. What follows is based on ...
... that it has continued in such a condition, except for a comparatively thin crust, as geologists teach, is quite another. The only reason for this assertion is that geologists cannot otherwise explain away earthquakes or volcanoes, and yet, by trying to account for one set of phenomena they create another infinitely more incapable of explanation. Sir Charles Lyell, writing nearly a century ago, and as a geologist the greatest authority, did not accept the incandescent core theory. Far from it. "There are no proofs of a secular decrease of heat accompanied by contraction. On the contrary, La Place has shown by reference to astronomical observations made in the time of Hipparchus, that ...
28. A Firmament. Ch.2 To Know And Not To Know (Mankind in Amnesia) [Velikovsky]
... catastrophism does not sound persuasive or even remotely scientific; the catastrophists of the nineteenth century were operating with geological and paleontological evidence, not with theological argument. Eiseley followed the quote from Gillispie with the statement: "Slowly the accumulation of geological information began to lead back toward the pathway pursued earlier by James Hutton..." And Charles Lyell, who was born in the year Hutton died, "saw no evidence of world-wide catastrophes. He observed, instead, local disconformities of strata, the rise and fall of coast lines, the slow upthrust of mountain systems." But if Lyell (who relied mainly on observations of others) did not see such evidence, Eiseley ...
29. 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 those 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 ...
30. Radiocarbon Dating The Extinction [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... serving to radically distort and obscure our picture of...antiquity."9 In fact, this accusation of seeing uniformity as opposed to catastrophe goes back to Lyell's day. "[ Adam] Sedgwick and his friends believed that the plain evidence to be seen in the field demanded explanation in terms of occasional episodes of great violence. Lyell, they argued, had to explain that evidence away by assuming for example that there were vast unrecorded tracts of time that created an illusion of sudden violence. The catastrophists, not the unifor2rritarians, claimed to be the plain no-nonsense empiricists in this debate... [A ] cartoon by [Henry] De La Beche makes the ...
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