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31. Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... article has failed to assess the evidence presented by Velikovsky in support of Peter Warlow's "valid mechanism", the coverage of the history and development of pole shift theories should form useful background reading to Peter Warlow's book The Reversing Earth which is due out in January 1982. (We thank Mr I. K. Johnson for sending in this article with his comments.) Derek Shelley-Pearce Creationist Controversies BBC1 Everyman on "The Creationist Controversy", 29/11/81 Any prime-time "equal time" in the media for alternatives to Lyell and Darwin will be welcomed by catastrophists, but this 30-minute documentary on the new Creationist movement was an opportunity missed. The giveaway clue was its production as a religious programme in the Everyman series, rather than under the editorial control of BBC2's Horizon science documentary unit, which produced "The Death of the Dinosaurs". While not overtly biassed against either catastrophism or creationism, this presentation lacked any hard discussion of the issues involved. The ubiquitous Stephen Jay Gould (surely biology's answer to super-star Carl Sagan) maintained a loyalty to ...
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32. Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... due to the repression of this memory, transmitted from generation to generation as part of man's collective unconscious. It is repressed because of an unwitting decision to block out the terror of catastrophe. To support his arguments, Velikovsky delves into the history of science to show how the prevailing belief in past catastrophes, accepted by Plato, was overturned by the rigidly mechanistic Aristotelian system, which denied their possibility. Similarly, the geological catastrophist school of Buckland and Cuvier, that dominated the early 19th century, was swept aside by Darwin and Lyell, the founders of evolutionary science. Yet Darwin, on his famous Galapagos expedition, saw for himself the evidence for massive, sudden faunal extinction, and noted in his journal, "The mind at first is hurried into the belief of some great catastrophe, but thus to destroy animals, both large and small... we must shake the entire framework of the globe," But in Origin of Species, two decades later, he wrote "We may feel certain... that no cataclysm has desolated the ...
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... impact on the land and in the sea, and concluded that there should be abundant evidence of such impacts- if they happened- in the fossil record. Turning to this he showed how views of the geological record have come almost full circle since the 18th-century catastrophism of Cuvier, through its misuse by the creationists and the antithetical reaction of the scientific establishment, to the recent ideas, now voiced on several fronts, of mass extinctions caused by extraterrestrial bodies. Unfortunately, Darwin had linked his ideas of evolution to the uniformitarianism of Lyell, resulting in a gradualistic model of evolution to which the evolutionary biologists have tended to cling tenaciously. Dr Palmer outlined the beliefs of the Modern or neo-Darwinian Synthesis, and argued that even the powerful medical evidence against it, namely that nearly all mutations are harmful, can be allayed by the example of sickle-cell anaemia which shows that in some cases a side effect can be actually beneficial. However, palaeontologists have found little or no evidence for evolution by natural selection in the fossil record, which rather favours the arguments of opponents ...
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... abhorrence of "stasis" by the Darwinians. Science may be conceived of as objective in principle but its practitioners tend to be highly subjective. This being one of the wonders of the bicameral mind. One can nevertheless rest assured that these same repetitious polemics will be resurrected time and again to defend against any and all apparent inimical mythological or other "non-scientific" incursions into entrenched historical or established geological or paleontological scenarios. I highly recommend more than a perfunctory reading of Johnson-- a scientifically literate academic lawyer (a la Charles Lyell, who later became a renowned geologist as well as a defender and friend of Darwin) on the often spurious and largely ad hominem verbal arguments supporting Darwinism-- both as a textbook and as a reference work to get a leg up on the arguments used in the past as indicators of what will be applied in the future. Arguments-- not evidence-- are what win the brass ring. The only evidence Darwinists have so far are extremely old fossilized bones and, of course, more recently Steven Spielberg. ...
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35. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... Bookshelf METEORITES AND GEOLOGY Classics of Castastrophism Occasional reviews of non-current material BOMBARDED EARTH: An essay on the geological and biological effects of huge meteorite impacts by René Gallant (John Baker: London, 1964; out of print) ERIC CREW There was a brief mention of this book in S.I.S. Newsletter 2 (Sept. 1975) but I did not read it before The Reversing Earth by Peter Warlow. It came as a revelation and is truly described in the Introduction as an Earth-shaking book. It was written when most scientists followed Lyell and Darwin in their belief in uniformitarianism, mainly because this represented a liberation from the prevalent irrational style of religious teaching. It is extraordinary that this belief is still firmly held by many scientists today, although Gallant's book alone gives convincing evidence to the contrary, including calculations on the deflection of the Earth's axis and rate of spin due to impacts by giant meteorites. The author states: "It is now well established that at one time a year of 360 days was in use" and he rejects the idea of some ...
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36. C&C Review 1996:1: Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: C&C Review 1996:1 Texts Home¦ SIS Review Home Chronology& Catastrophism Review Journal of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies 1996:1 News 2 Articles Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution 4 Trevor Palmer reconsiders Darwin, Lyell and the great Victorian catastrophists The Homeric Question 14 When were Homer's epics written? Benny Peiser looks at Greek history Hazor and the anachronisms in the chronology of the Ancient Near East 21 Gunnar Heinsohn find strange anachronisms in the archaeology of Hazor. Shamir 27 Phillip Clapham asks whether this legendary substance was really 'something upstairs'? Einstein and Relativity 27 Alasdair Beal looks at the strange world of relativity theory. Notes and Queries 34 Tutankhamun radiocarbon dates Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology by R.M. Porter 35 Forum by R.M. Porter 35 Phillip Clapham responds to Forum in C&C Review 1994 (Vol. XCVI) Monitor by Jill Abery 40 Bookshelf by Jill Abery 48 Reviews 49 A Test of Time (David M. Rohl)- Reviewed by Geoffrey Gammon 49 When the Sky Fell (Flem-Ath) and The Sunken Kingdom ( ...
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37. Editor's Notes [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1996:1 Home¦ Issue Contents Editor's Notes Welcome to the first issue of the new-style Chronology& Catastrophism Review, which is planned to appear two or three times a year and replaces the old C&C Workshop and C&C Review journals. This issue contains a major reappraisal by Trevor Palmer of the contributions and thinking of Darwin, Lyell and the other major Victorian scientists in the middle of the 19 th century- developing the ideas outlined in his book Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution. Benny Peiser questions orthodox thinking about the dating and origin of Homer, and Gunnar Heinsohn asks some awkward questions about the archaeology of the Middle East, focussing on the site of Hazor. Phillip Clapham suggests a radical solution to the identity of the mythical substance shamir and I have included a brief review of current debate on Einstein's relativity theory. This issue also features a major review by Geoffrey Gammon on David Rohl's A Test of Time, a book which brings the New Chronology to a wider audience but has no proved highly ...
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38. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... showing titles for three Scientific American articles I thought you'd catch on that Runcorn's lunar magnetism model was the subject of the 12/87 one and add that citation in my piece to the one for the 1982 New Scientist, the one that Salkeld couldn't get hold of in time to discuss it. Yeah, I bet. C. Leroy Ellenberger, St. Louis, USA Noah's Deluge: Evidence in Australia? Dear Sir, As pointed out by Dr Velikovsky in Earth in Upheaval, p. 182, it was Sir Charles Lyell who first divided up the Tertiary Period (popularly known as the Age of Mammals) and spread it across millions of years. "Lyell first divided the Tertiary into Eocene, Miocene and Pliocene on the basis of percentage of living species represented in each series, there being very few in the earliest and a very large percentage in the latest series. Later the Oligocene was added by combining some of the uppermost Eocene with some of the lowermost Miocene.' (W. J. Miller: An Introduction to Historical Geography) ...
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39. Psychoceramics [Aeon Journal $]
... the triumph of the infinite universe." (27) But then, even Darwin had his competitive problems, as Alfred Russel Wallace-- himself a world traveler and naturalist-- had just published "Sarawak [Borneo Law" (1855), that contained all the essential ingredients of evolutionary theory except that of natural selection. But Wallace, who had published a previous series of seminal papers, was doing his work in southeast Asia, and a long, long way from England. Having read Wallace's latest submission Sir Charles Lyell and Joseph Hooker encouraged their friend Darwin to get a move on. But Darwin himself procrastinated until he received Wallace's "Ternate" manuscript (1858), which did outline natural selection in detail. With the help of Lyell and Hooker, Darwin managed to get his own hastily written paper presented before the Linnean Society-- the foremost prestigious scientific group of the time in England-- at the same meeting as the presentation of Wallace's essay-in-absentia. Darwin secured an inestimable coup and an assured place in history by contriving to read ...
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40. Towards a new Evolutionary Synthesis [SIS C&C Review $]
... only naturalist on board [17. Although very much an amateur at this stage, he had been introduced to speculations about evolution by the writings of his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), who had views similar to those of Lamarck, and by Robert Grant, while he was a medical student at Edinburgh. Then later, at Cambridge, he had learned much from his friendship with the botanist, J. S. Henslow. On the long years of the Beagle voyage he read avidly the Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell, who had developed James Hutton's ideas of uniformitarianism and slow changes over very long periods of time. Darwin was particularly excited by the second volume, which describes mutual wars of the different groups of animals and plants in their struggle for food and survival. This point was reinforced on his return from the voyage when, in 1838, he read Thomas Malthus on population [18. The Origins of Natural Selection By this time it is likely that Darwin had more or less formulated his ideas on evolution by natural selection, but ...
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