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71. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 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 ...
72. C&C Review 1996:1: Contents [Journals] [SIS 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 ...
73. 1895 And 1950: The Time Was Ripe For A Heresy. Ch.17 Supplement (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... Newton and the orderly universe of Laplace to be correct. However, in the same year, by detecting the anomaly in the revolution of Mercury, always accumulating in one and the same direction, he threw the first doubt on the infallibility of these very laws. The theory of uniformity, as understood by Lamarck and Hutton and developed by Lyell, became the cornerstone of the Darwinian theory, and Darwin went so far as to say that anybody who was unconvinced by Lyell's teaching should refrain from reading the Origin of Species. The principle of uniformity, or the explanation of all past events in the history of the globe in terms of the processes in action in our own age ...
74. Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? [Books]
... has written: "Paralleling the experience of the dinosaurs on the land, large vertebrates in the ocean failed to make the transition to the Cenozoic Era. Most important was the disappearance of the mosasaur and plesiosaur reptiles and of the largest marine turtles" [2 : p. 137]. Nevertheless, Halstead, following in the tradition of Lyell and Geikie, tried to give the impression that catastrophist arguments were naive and driven by emotion, whereas gradualistic arguments were objective and had a firm scientific foundation: "The other brand of theory involves a careful consideration of all the evidence that can be accumulated, drawing both from biology and geology. These more synthetic theories tend to be ...
75. Global Catastrophes: New Evidence from Astronomy, Biology and Archaeology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 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 ...
76. Origins: Today's Science, Tomorrow's Myth, by James E. Strickling [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of creationism. On the other hand, Strickling does not find gradualistic evolution, as proposed by Charles Darwin and later by neo-Darwinians, any more convincing as an explanation of the history of life on Earth. He points out, correctly, that the fossil record shows evidence of abrupt transitions - but Darwin and his uniformitarian geologist mentor, Charles Lyell, argued that this was because the record was faulty, not because changes were sudden. The same dubious argument was repeated in the mid-20th century when the Modern Synthesis of neo-Darwinism was formulated. Strickling labels gradualistic Darwinism as The Great Lie' and creationism as The Great Mistake'. He then asks what is left and, with justification ...
77. Natural Evolution And Revolution. Ch.2 To Know And Not To Know (Mankind in Amnesia) [Velikovsky]
... use today, to almost all the geological periods- Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Cretaceous, etc. He also circumvented by silence the founder of mammalian paleontology and ichthyology, Georges Cuvier. These founders of earth science produced consistent data showing that catastrophic events on a global scale had repeatedly interrupted the flow of natural history. Darwin followed Charles Lyell, who was a lawyer by education and who argued the theory of uniformity not as a savant, but as a barrister; it was his book which Darwin read when he travelled on the H.M .S . Beagle and which, as he acknowledged, was his Bible. Obviously there was a psychological need in Darwin to ...
78. The Planet Earth, Prologue Ch.2 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... "many fruitless attempts" already made and he did not find himself able to offer a solution. "These ideas have haunted, I may almost say have tormented me during my researches among fossil bones."(2 ) Cuvier's theory of stabilized forms of life and of annihilating catastrophes was supplanted by a theory of evolution in geology (Lyell) and biology (Darwin). The mountains are what is left of plateaus eroded by wind and water in a very slow process. Sedimentary rock is detritus of igneous rock eroded by rain, then carried to sea, and there slowly deposited. Skeletons of birds and of land animals in these rocks are presumed to have belonged to ...
79. The Age Of Man In America [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... are all plausible scenarios, but no matter how plausible, they cannot be shown to be true beyond reasonable doubt. Equally plausible alternative scenarios can be invented with ease, and none has predictive power in the sense that it can show, a priori, that a given species or anatomical type was destined to go extinct."1 Charles Lyell, upon his realization that there had been a recent extinction of the giant animals suggested that the extermination via hunting by man "is the first idea presented to the mind of almost every naturalist."2 Eleven years later, Richard Owen claimed that in the Americas, the extinction could have come about through the "appearance of mankind ...
80. The Climate Hypothesis [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... support a diversity of plant eaters. These disrupted vegetational patterns, in turn, upset the longstanding, delicate balance in the ecosystem of grazing and browsing animals, perhaps affecting their reproductive behavior. Such massive upheavals of habitats, say the climate-blamers, led to the wholesale extinction of most of North America's large herbivores...."2 Lyell, as long ago as 1853, suggested that mammoths could simply migrate to escape the fierce arctic winters given present arctic conditions. "Whenever there is a continuity of land from polar to temperate and equatorial regions, there will always be points where the southern limits of an arctic species meets the northern range of a southern species; and ...
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