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61. Poleshift [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... .. it is much more difficult to think of a cause which will raise the temperature of the polar regions by some 30 F. or more, while leaving that of the equatorial regions almost unchanged, and so bring about an approach to the distribution of climate zones during the warm periods."8 This is the very same point Lyell raised when he suggested the climate had been more hospitable in the arctic for mammoths to live there, and is the same concept behind the mammoth steppe which attempts to accomplish this warm climatic condition. Even Benjamin Franklin, looking at the evidence, conceived that a poleshift was necessary. "It is remarkable that elephants now inhabit naturally only ...
62. Reexamination of the Foundations [Journals] [Pensee]
... of astronomy and geology, hitting at those very sensitive spots which were never empirically established. Uniformitarianism in geology was basically a political doctrine; it was never one that was verified empirically. Any suggestion that uniformitarianism is not scientific- Velikovsky does suggest that- is very embarrassing. Scientists cannot answer directly, they can only answer by attacking Velikovsky the way Lyell attacked the catastrophists of his day: by discrediting their person. The same thing is also true of astronomy, which likewise has some very weak points at its foundations. One of those weak points happens to be the gravitational constant, which was deduced as much for theological reasons as for empirical reasons... We can't say for ...
63. Prehistory and Earth Models [Books]
... have since been found widespread over the earth. Some of them look surprisingly like human hands, although we now know that it is the left hind foot that looks like a right hand. Early conjectures assigned them to apes or baboons, but in 1841 Sir Richard Owen convinced his colleagues that they were made by early amphibians. In 1855 Lyell produced a restoration of an animal making the tracks. It was not then known that early amphibians were not at all like frogs in body build, so Lyell sketched a gigantic frog. He could not believe that a left foot could look like a right hand, so he had the frog cross his feet at every step as he ...
64. Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... 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 ...
65. Darwin In South America. Ch.3 Uniformity (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... theology from Christ College, Cambridge, went in December 1831 as a naturalist on the ship Beagle, which sailed around the world on a five-year surveying expedition. Darwin had with him the newly published volume of Lyell's Principles of Geologv that became his Bible. On this voyage he wrote his journal, the second edition of which he dedicated to Lyell. This round-the-world voyage was Darwin's only fieldwork experience in geology and paleontology, and he drew on it all his life long. He wrote later that these observations served as the "origin of all my views." His observations were made in the Southern Hemisphere and more particularly in South America, a continent that had attracted the attention ...
66. The Geological History of the Earth [Books]
... may have come about. Ever since the time of the British geologist James Hutton,2 it has been accepted that no agencies other than those observable nowadays, have in the past produced changes in the Earth's crust. `The present provides the key for the understanding of the past is the theme elaborated in great wealth of detail by Charles Lyell (179T-1875) in his Principles of Geology (1830-3). The agencies which alter the Earth's surface are classified as external or epigene and internal or hypogene. (a ) The former include rain, water, tend, and temperature changes. Flowing waters slowly cut valleys through rocks by mechanical and chemical action and by solution. The ...
67. Lithological and palaeontological stratigraphy [Books]
... words, by examination of the sequence of the different geological layers, we know that a particular stratum is older than what underlies it and younger than the overlying one; that once upon a time the sea covered what is now dry land or covers what was formerly a continent, but we do not know why or how it happened. Lyell has pronounced that everything has happened very slowly and that only the forces which we can see acting today have shaped the world in the past. Those forces are erosion, slow sedimentation, and volcanism. This principle still rules -geology today. Darwin added to it the principle of the survival of the fittest in the struggle for the daily ...
68. Nuclear Geological Dating [Books]
... geological thought students of the Earth have endeavoured to devise a method for the measurement of the absolute age of rocks and the Earth as a whole. A large number of diverse approaches led to a large number of diverse results. Nineteenth-century geologists differed widely in their opinions.They could be classed in three groups: the uniformitarians, led by Lyell, believed that the age of the Earth was essentially infinite; a more moderate group, influenced largely by Darwin, held that the age of the Earth was several hundred million years; but the revolutionists, under the leadership of Lord Kelvin, had the shortest and most accurate estimate, 24 million years, established on the basis of ...
... , in the case of the creation of Monte Nuovo in 1538, which was accompanied by a simultaneous and permanent raising of the sea beach at Puzzuoli, as also an earthquake, fire, a muddy and black shower, ashes and lava, the death of birds and fishes, the latter thrown up on the new formed beach. (Lyell, Principles of Geology, I, p.326.) Sometimes these beaches consist of naked volcanic rocks, but they are usually marked by gravel and sand. Old grass-grown raised terraces may be traced for miles along the shores of Scotland, about 25 feet above present sealevel, as well as three pronounced terraces in the Grampians, ...
70. Catastrophist Geology [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... Albert V.Carozzi, Murry S.Gerber Coldwater Carbonate Sedimentation C. Prasada Rao Cratonic Stability and Rapid Erosion Events Charles W.Finkl Jr Anomalistics - a New Field of Interdisciplinary Studies Roger W..Wescott Science Frontiers 1977-1978 William R.Corliss Apophoreta 6 Haroun Tazieff The next issue will be a special volume on George Cuvier and Charles Lyell - a History of Misunderstandings and Distortions, with articles by Charles Deperet, Louis Delaunay, Pierre Termier, Henshaw Ward, Chr.B .Beringer and Johan B.Kloosterman. Also forthcoming: a special issue on The Alchemy of Rocks - the Transmutation of Elements in Geology, with contributions by George Choubert, P.A . ...
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