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31. Niagara Falls. Ch.10 Thirty-five Centuries Ago (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... From "Earth in Upheaval" © 1955 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents Niagara Falls When Lyell, on his trip to the United States, visited Niagara Falls, he talked with someone who lived in the vicinity and was told that the falls retreat about three feet a year. Since the natives of a country are likely to exaggerate, Lyell announced that one foot per annum would be a better figure. From this he concluded that over thirty-five thousand years were necessary, from the time the land was freed from the ice cover and the falls started their work of erosion, to cut the gorge from Queenston to the place it occupied in the year of ...
32. Comments [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... growing misunderstanding regarding uniformitarianism as a basic concept in geology seems at present to develop due to confusion of causes, processes and results. The leaflet issued to announce the publication of this magazine is a good example. It starts by trying to define uniformitarianism in terms of processes' operating at the same intensity and rate as now'. Charles Lyell, whom we still may consider as the founder of the concept of uniformitarianism, was well aware of the difference between causes, and the resulting processes and effects observable to geologists. Already the subtitle of his Principles of Geology leaves no doubt that Lyell is dealing with causes. He must have realized that the sea-level oscillations beautifully shown by ...
33. Collapsing Schemes. Ch.13 Collapsing Schemes (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... studies on the fossiliferous strata in the Paris area, where marine animals alternate with land animals; these strata disclosed that in the upper marine bed were many kinds of shell-bearing molluscs that still inhabit the waters of the sea, and that the deeper the stratum, the fewer the living forms of molluscs. Following the publication of Deshayes's work, Lyell devised a timetable of geological ages. The fossilized remains of ancient animals indicate changes in fauna in the course of time; Lyell's measurement of geological periods is based on such changes in the animal kingdom, especially among the shell fauna. He found that there has been in the Quaternary, or the age of man, not more than ...
34. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep... [Journals] [Kronos]
... ; it is not found in Europe or America save in zoological gardens where specimens of it wallow most of the time in pools, submerging their huge bodies in muddy water. Next to the elephant it is the largest of the land animals. Bones of hippopotami are found in the soil of Europe as far north as Yorkshire in England. Lyell gave the following explanation for the presence of the hippopotamus in Europe: "The geologist . . . may freely speculate on the time when herds of hippopotami issued from North African rivers, such as the Nile, and swam northward in summer along the coasts of the Mediterranean, or even occasionally visited islands near the shore. Here and ...
35. Sagan's fourth problem: Terrestrial Geology And Lunar Craters (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... the duration to a third or less of what had been assumed to be the proper figure. "I do not assert that Dr. Emiliani was correct. I only want to show that geological and biological projections into the past (like most extrapolations) have a precarious base and that a shift in chronology would shake the foundations on which Lyell and Darwin constructed their theories." 6 Thus, it is seen that the absolute dating of past events can give diverse results. Climate evidence Another example of climate changes that appears to be in accord with Velikovsky's claim that the climate changed twice once drastically 3,500 years ago and a second less drastic change 2,800 years ...
36. Imaginary and Expected Catastrophes: Apocalyptic Desire and Scientific Prognosis [Journals] [SIS Review]
... a geologist, sociologist and civil engineer [3 ]. For Diderot's Encyclopaedie he wrote the entries Déluge, Corvée and Société. The evolutionist dogma of an extremely slow, peaceful and uniformitarian development of cosmos and earth was still something for the future though no longer entirely absent from the scientific community [4 ]. The devastating impact of Charles Lyell [5 ] had not yet been felt. Students did not yet have to know by heart the new credo: All theories are rejected which involve the assumption of sudden and violent catastrophes and revolutions of the whole earth' [6 ]. Even George Cuvier's masterpiece of catastrophist geology [7 ], which Lyell wanted to wipe off ...
37. Extinction And Survival [Books]
... the species, is called phylogeronty, a word coming from the Greek phyl, meaning tribe, and geron, old man. This phenomenon is often advanced to explain the total disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Darwin's theory of slow evolution was the direct consequence of Lyell's, which rejects catastrophism in geological evolution. Lyell, nevertheless, himself wrote in his Principles of Geology: `It has been truly observed that when we arrange the known fossiliferous formations in chronological order, they constitute a broken and defective series . . . we pass, without any intermediate gradation from systems of strata, which are horizontal, to other systems which are highly inclined . ...
38. The Hippopotamus. Ch.3 Uniformity (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents The Hippopotamus in zoological gardens where specimens of it wallow most of the time in pools, submerging their huge bodies in muddy water. Next to the elephant it is the largest of the land animals. Bones of hippopotami are found in the soil of Europe as far north as Yorkshire in England. Lyell gave the following explanation for the presence of the hippopotamus in Europe; "The geologist . . . may freely speculate on the time when herds of hippopotami issued from North African rivers, such as the Nile, and swam northward in summer along the coasts of the Mediterranean, or even occasionally visited islands near the shore. Here and ...
39. Tiahuanacu In The Andes. Ch.6 Mountains And Rifts (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... . At some other time point a city was built there and terraces were laid out on the elevation around it; then in another disturbance the mountains were thrust up and the area became uninhabitable. The barrier of the Cordilleras that separates the Altiplano from the valley to the east was torn apart and gigantic blocks were thrown into the chasm. Lyell, combating the idea of a universal flood, offered the theory that the bursting of the Sierra barrier opened the way for a large lake on the Altiplano, which cascaded down into the valley and caused the aborigines to create the myth of a universal flood.10 Not so long ago an explanation of the mystery of Lake Titicaca and ...
40. Past, Present, and Future [Books] [de Grazia books]
... this example. Incongruous though they may appear at first sight, the suppression of the word "stratum," an election of the Geological Society, and the downfall of the English Tories were at one moment in history tied together. A uniformitarian English activist of 150 years ago, George Scrope put the first two together in letters to Charles Lyell, which George Grinnell, historian of science, has published. Following Lyell's election as President of the Geological Society, Scrope wrote (April 12, 1831), "By espousing you, the conclaves have decidedly and irrevocably attached themselves to the liberal side... Had they on the contrary made their election of a Mosaic geologist ...
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