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121. Thoth Vol. IV, No 3 Feb 15, 2000 [Thoth Website]
... . People drive on the other side of the street. Coffee's served in a different way. It can be upsetting and exciting at the same time. The same is true when you enter a new paradigm. Familiar ideas no longer work. Predicted outcomes are transformed into unexpected discoveries. Take, for example, the galaxies M81 and M82, shown here at NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day." Website: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000209.html The discussion presented with the picture explains that: "These two mammoth galaxies have been locked in gravitational combat for the past billion years." It concludes with the prediction that: "In a few billion years only one galaxy will remain." >From Halton Arp's viewpoint, a paradigm based on his observations of connections between high and low-redshift galaxies and quasars, this prediction is wrong. M81 is a parent to M82, not a warring sibling. And there is much more to M82 than the loser of a cosmic wrestling match. M82 is a disturbed galaxy with a dark notch on ...
122. Thoth Vol. VI, No 2 March 15, 2002 [Thoth Website]
... the intensity of the electric field between cloud and ground causes electrical breakdown of the air. The freed electrons are accelerated by the field toward the ground in the form of sinuous "stepped leaders." This is a weakly luminous process. On reaching the ground a conductive channel is now available between the ground and the cloud. The result is the brilliant arc of the "return stroke"- a bolt of lightning. The simplest and smallest sprites are single vertical columns named C sprites. Large collections of C sprites resemble a mammoth fireworks display. A subset of the sprites with tendrils --often the largest and most energetic --also exhibit upward branching toward the ionosphere, and are named carrots. Very large sprites with diffuse tops and lower tendrils extending down to altitudes of 30-40 km have been dubbed angels, jellyfish, and A-bombs. With maximum vertical extents exceeding 60 km, these giant sprites extend vertically three times farther than the largest thunderstorms. Long-lived species may also be present at lower altitudes-in the long tendrils that stretch down below the sprite's body to the cloud tops ...
123. Chronicles of Discovery [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... to Elisheva and children I am sure to find in Brontosaurus signs of mammalia. I me with Elisheva and Ruth in the museum, Saturday a week ago. The pelvis, the jaw and the legs without that I read any book about zoology at all or knew the signs of mammalia from the common sense only were for me the signs I found. Now I wrote the chapter about Brontos. (another animal too) as mammalia. During the week I read a chapter in one of the encyclopedias that there are extinct mammalia mammoth and mastodont. Mammoths that were found frozen and in condition of preservation in N.E. Siberia I could instantly explain: they were killed by the comet and their bodies were few hours later brought into the new polar circle. I read that Mastodont is a name given by Cuvier. I went to the geol. library and read Cuvier, one chapter. thus he begins: Mammoths were found in North, their corpses did not decay; they were killed just before their bodies were frozen. But they could not live in ...
124. The Great Debate [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... and animals will be engulfed by enormous tides and buried by avalanches of sand and volcanic ash and thus become entombed, undevoured and undecayed. That mass extinctions have recurred in the past is no longer even debated among paleontologists. The most recent extinction came at the close of the last Ice Age (which, incidentally, was once believed to have occurred 3.5 million years ago, but gradually the figure has been trimmed until it now reads 10,000 years ago-- and still questioned). Among its victims were the woolly mammoth, the mastodon, the sabre-tooth tiger, the super-bison, and many other large land mammals. Thousands of tons of torn and broken carcasses of these animals have been found above the Arctic Circle in Alaska and Siberia, heaped together with millions of shattered trees. In Alaska the conglomeration is known as "muck," and it is deposited across the entire northern part of the state, forming a frozen mass longer than the Atlantic seaboard from Newfoundland to Florida. Perhaps the most famous mass extinction occurred 65 million years ago. ...
125. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... which has made us capable of speech, one more feature in which we differ from our terrestrial cousins. Interestingly, one other terrestrial mammal shares some of our aquatic adaptations. The elephant is hairless and has a subcutaneous fat layer. Birth is attended by a 'midwife' elephant, just as with the whale and dolphin. In the latter instance the attendant is present to assist the young to the surface for its first breath. (That the elephant's fat layer might be an aquatic adaptation is a strong argument against that of the mammoth being an insulation against Arctic cold.) Persuasive as all these and many more facts are, Morgan does not leave us with just such circumstantial arguments. She also deals with the geological background as discussed by Leon P.La Lumiere Jr. of the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, U.S.A. At the relevant period, i.e. during the gap in fossil hominid history, vast areas of North Africa were transgressed by the sea. In the north and central Afar triangle (Ethiopia) the volcanic area of the Danakil Alps became ...
126. Noah's Vessel: 24,000 Deadweight Tons [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... Such informational light might be quite blinding! It might even result in the correction of the "dating" systems that produce such bizarre conclusions as 70 million year old Etruscan sandal prints, fossilized woven cloth in Precambrian granite and 18' tall animals freezing from falling into water that became ice. Such freezing requires a freeze rate of temperatures below -300 degrees Fahrenheit! It takes -40 degrees F to freeze a 4" thick salmon fast enough to prevent deterioration of the "gut". Scientists and Eskimos have dined in our generation on mammoth meat quick frozen millenia ago in the Arctic. These animals were feet not inches thick. The lack of public interest in the Ark site may not be "all bad". Religious "Ark hunters" have used dynamite trying to find 5000 year old wood! Exploration of the site should be by helicopter or airplane, using sophisticated, non-destructive examination methods. This author hopes that electronic exploration can be just as satisfying as climbing around on the Ark formation. It still would provide an enjoyable trip to a beautiful country and ...
127. Comments: on the First Issue [Catastrophism Geology $]
... where we do not know anymore what is 'natural' and what not, I do not know who sounds more preposterous, Freud or Velikovsky. Velikovsky's claims of a minus 3500 y.B.P. disaster should first of all be based on field evidence, which seems so far lacking. And if the supposed catastrophe was universal, why did monotheism only arise on the Nile or on Mount Sinai? The fact that Jews every year commemorate Passover contradicts the repression of a supposed traumatic experience. Mankind does have a memory- Eskimoes even remember the mammoth! Repression would seem typical only of the Age of Enlightenment: even a catastrophist like George Cuvier devoted a third of his geological volume to argue that myth has no value (2). Velikovsky cannot have it both ways: explaining monotheism with an Exodus cataclysm and leaving the possibility of other explanations open; valuating myth as a source of historical information and claiming that memory of historical catastrophes has been repre,ssed. I do not agree with you that V's "greatest contribution to catastrophism is his demonstration of the value of ...
128. Were All Dinosaurs Reptiles? [Kronos $]
... and he had the perseverance to finish the job. He had an eye for form and a sense of proportion. He had the good judgment to select a medium which has preserved his work."(24) Close to the picture of the dinosaur appears a drawing of an elephant attacking a large man. Elephants were not found in America when it was discovered by Columbus, but remains of elephants "are very common all over North America, and they are found from Alaska to Mexico. Three species are represented: the mammoth, the mastodon and the imperial elephant (elephas imperator) of California."(25) On the wall of the Canyon is the picture of the last species. The restored skeleton stands fourteen feet high. Next to these pictures an ibex is drawn; prehistoric pictures of the ibex, rather artistically executed, are also found in other places in the region of the Grand Canyon. "The interesting thing about this is that no ibex, not even fossil ones, have ever been found in America. These drawings would ...
129. Aster and Disaster: The Golden Age - II [Kronos $]
... aureal traditions, detail about fauna is as rare as it is about flora. The only generalization usually encountered is that those animals which are now predators (such as wolves and leopards) were then scavengers. If, as seems reasonable, we may equate the pre-lapsarian world of mythology with the pre-Holocene world of paleontology, it can be assumed that the faunal diversity of aureal times was considerably greater than that of our epoch. At any rate, much of the Pleistocene megafauna is now missing, including such imposing creatures as the Asian mammoth, the North American mastodon, the South American giant sloth, and the African "elephant bird". Nearly all aureal traditions portray a "condominium of beings", in which men and beasts lived together amicably, on a footing of intimacy and equality. Communication across species boundaries is depicted as having been easy, common, and effective. Both between and within species, in fact, communication seems to have been so intimate as to amount to communion. The behavioral chasm which we now observe between human beings and other ...
... Only such unreliable samples as these came from Nestor's palace. The dates they furnish tell us only when the trees were still alive and growing, not when they were felled, which, just as at Gordion, was probably centuries later. Before leaving the area, however, let us travel only 9 km. south of the palace to Osmanaga Lagoon at the head of Navarino Bay on Messenia's west coast, and we will find the kind of sample termed "ideal" by Kohler and Ralph (77), because, unlike mammoth trees, its life span is so very short. When pollen grains annually produced by flowering vegetation in the area around Pylos are dispersed by the wind, and land on the lake's surface, they "become waterlogged, and settle to the bottom, where they are buried by sediment" (78). This process has occurred for thousands of years. Two cores of the lake bottom were taken, the pollen identified and the stratified levels carbon-dated (79). We will concern ourselves only with the olive pollen from the ...
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