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131. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Dating Method source: Nature 337 (1989), p. 213 Bones are notoriously difficult to date by radiometric methods because of contamination by younger material in their environment as they weather. Two researchers claim to have made a breakthrough by analysing amino acids from bones in varying states of decay and conclude that the degree of contamination by 'environmental amino acids can now be clearly followed', even though they later admit that bones found in the same stratum are often preserved to different degrees. Interestingly, an example given is that of a mammoth bone 'known to be about 11,000 years old' which gave amino acid dates of only 3,000-4,000 years. Presumably the 'known' age is derived from radiocarbon measurements: it would be interesting to await developments and see if the latter are now to be thrown out of the window. Diamond Dating Anomalies source: Nature 337 (1989), p. 207 In contrast to bone diamonds are supposed to be 'protected almost indefinitely against interactions with the surrounding mantle'. Although some diamonds 'are known to be ...
132. Focus [SIS C&C Review $]
... frozen mammoths in Siberia. Fred Hoyle co-authored a paper in 1979 which was very scathing about the Milankovitch theory, and in which the observation was made that if a reindeer falls down a crevasse in Greenland- in the coldest conditions on Earth- and stays there, it will start to putrify. To freeze the mammoths, a quite noticeably catastrophic scenario is proposed: that a large comet came by the Earth and dumped quantities of dust into the atmosphere- which would result very shortly in freezing rain and the swift demise of the mammoth. [See "Ill Wind", SISR IV:1, 1979, p.3.- Eds.Peter Warlow then quoted material from his forthcoming book on the Ice Ages. In the Fens of East Anglia there are millions of buried trees, sheared off about 3 feet above ground level. Some trees are over a hundred feet long and the trunks 2 to 3 feet in diameter. Mysteriously, they lie facing mainly in one direction, the north-east. Trees are to be found in a similar condition in the North ...
133. On Mankind in Amnesia [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... come to be high in the mountains, and how is it that they are found in the tropics? It can be claimed, as some one wrote me recently, that the mammoths perished because of slowly-approaching ice. Well this ice that advanced and retreated over tens of thousands of years, as the present-day Ice Age theory has it not the glacial theory of its originators, like Louis Agassiz, but how it was re-worked in terms of uniformitariansm cannot possibly account for the sudden death, most likely by asphyxiation, of the vast mammoth herds that roamed the Siberian plains at a time when the climate differred radically from what it is today. Such facts are a stumbling block for uniformitarianism, which means the theory that nothing happened in the past that we do not observe happening in our own age. But this is not a philosophical, or even a logical approach, that nothing could have happened in the past that does not happen today. This is an escape. This is what in psychoanalysis is called repression not to see, explain away, not to ...
134. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... subsequent fall of ash these corpses would have been left as evidence of a 'mass extinction'. A book titled Recent Vertebrate Carcasses and their Palaeobiological Implications gives as another an example the sudden onset of a cold north wind in the Gulf Coast of North America in the winter of 1924-25 which caused cattle to move to the warm lakes and estuaries which were engulfed in fog. One and a quarter million cattle died in the mud, creating a carcass assemblage covering 200,000 square metres. This sort of event hardly explains away the mammoth or mastodon extinctions, but it does show that one has to be careful in interpreting fossil assemblages. Wonderful Life source: Daily Telegraph 22.1.90, p. 14 Stephen Jay Gould's recently published book with the title Wonderful Life, his discourses on the animals of the Burgess Shale deposits of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, seem to have captured the imagination of the press. No wonder, for here are some of the oddest, weirdest, and seemingly least well adapted for life on Earth creatures you have never seen. The title of ...
135. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... and are proof for Bakker that these creatures were the survivors, 130 million years ago, of a global catastrophe which killed off all or most of the larger dinosaurs of the time. It is interesting to see the late Jurassic/early Cretaceous extinctions viewed (in orthodox circles) as part of a global event... or is this an incorrect report? Problem of Frozen Mammoths sources: New Scientist 28.7.90, pp. 47-51; National Geographic August 1990, p. 28 Dale Guthrie, author of Frozen fauna of the mammoth steppe, gives new insight into the problem of the frozen mammoths. He points out that the frozen carcasses are actually mummies, freeze dried by the natural desiccation processes pertaining to soil in icy conditions. 'Frozen mammoths are as desiccated as an embalmed pharaoh...', are invariably found buried in earth ('there is no evidence that these animals fell into glacial crevasses'). The evidence points to a rich, steppe vegetation 'circled the top of the globe like a grassy collar', capable of supporting vast herds of ...
136. QUANTAVOLUTION: COSMIC HERETICS: Part 1: Chapter 3: CHEERS AND HISSES [Quantavolution Website]
... widely believed that scientists took up their pens en masse to castigate Macmillan Company when it published Worlds in Collision. In 1983, when Leroy Ellenberger delved into the appropriate files he found only twenty-one of such letters. The favorable correspondence received by Deg and the ABS in 1963 and 1966 exceeded the unfavorable mail received by Macmillan Company in what the Company regarded as a massive assault upon its integrity and its ability to do business with scientists. The gutless behavior of well-intentioned institutions is proverbial; Senator Joe McCarthy and a few assistants reduced the mammoth State Department and other agencies of the Federal Government to terrorized submission around the same time. Some figures in the forefront of scientific method in the social sciences, then or later, responded to the issue forcibly, a "most interesting" from Herbert Simon; "used to very good teaching purposes" from Bernard Barber; "both fascinating... and important... a splendid account," from Hadley Cantril; "beautifully makes the point about the psychology of scientists... grateful" from James C ...
137. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 02: HIGH ENERGY FROM SPACE [Quantavolution Website]
... the frozen mammoths is related to sudden atmospheric change. To freeze a large mammal so quickly and completely that even the mouth and stomach contents contain half-chewed and undigested plants requires quick-freeze conditions found today only in freezer-factories processing fresh foods for indefinite cold storage [15. So indeed the mammoths have been preserved up to this time. Quite possibly, the cold front introducing an abrupt climatic change penetrated first as pockets of space gas at temperatures found only in outer space. A related possibility is a vacuum-chill incident; the congested lungs of one mammoth implies this. The most likely time for the death of the great animals would be during the early Jovean age, about 3500 B. C. There, both deluge and temperature conditions were extreme. The several writers who have advocated a sudden axial tilt as the sole and sufficient cause cannot be correct [16. DENSE FALL-OUT In all large-body encounters and minor extra-terrestrial invasions there will occur fall-outs of dense material. Dust, stones, brimstone, ash, micro-tektites, oils, and other material will descend with or without water ...
138. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 6: THE URANIANS [Quantavolution Website]
... should be stressed) prior to the widespread desert conditions found in many parts of the world where ice-age theory has said that ice was absent (the Siberian tundra, the Sahara, Australian. and Western American arid zones, the Gobi Desert, etc.). It becomes difficult then to handle statements by anthropologists such as Michael Coe when he writes that "men continued to live throughout the most dessicated zones of North America. Species after species of large game animal perished not long after its [the dessication's onset- mastodon, mammoth horse, camel, giant bison, ground sloth, deer, wolf, etc.- but the Indian survived." [29 Or the statements of numerous experts to the effect that the Magdalenian hunters of the Late Paleolithic Age flourished next to the ice caps and glaciers but then were driven out by a betterment of climate, from which their food supply, the large cold-weather animals, fled. Climatic change, for better or worse, it seems, can drive out men and animals. Actually, it may be better ...
139. Interdisciplinary Indiscipline [SIS C&C Review $]
... (op. cit. [16), p. 140.39. This alternative is offered as soon as the arrested rotation idea has been introduced, i.e., Worlds in Collision, part I, chapter I, 'On the Other Side of the Ocean' (main text and footnote) 40. B.C.Y. [author's initials: The Remote Antiquity of Man Not Proven: Primeval Man Not a Savage (Elliot Stock, 1882), p. 9. A footnote identifies the source as Winchell: Epoch of the Mammoth, p. 93 41. Ibid, p. 10. A footnote identifies the source as Dawkins: Cave Hunting, pp. 39-41 42. Asimov: op. cit., p. 55 quoting Worlds in Collision, part I, chapter II, 'Naphtha' 43. Asimov: op. cit., p. 58 quoting Worlds in Collision, part I, chapter VI, 'Ambrosia'. [The hydrocarbon/carbohydrate issue is also taken up by Greenberg (op. cit. [16), p ...
140. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART IV: CRUSTAL TURBULENCE: 18.Sinking and Rising Lands [Quantavolution Website]
... whose age and authenticity is much disputed, claims a general Atlantis-type sinking of a prosperous civilization of the Fryas between the North Sea and the Baltic, where frost was rare and fruit trees blossomed. There came a summer of darkness, great earthquakes, a spitting of fire from newly bursting mountains, a general holocaust, an obliteration of rivers, and huge floods that advanced to cover most of the land. Whole islands were newly formed by the bones of dead cows and sand (one is reminded of the Siberian islands formed of mammoth bones). The survivors were subjected by invading Finnish bands (just as the Hyksos invaded Egypt after the Exodus) [3. The Caribbean peoples talk of an "Antilla," now sunk beneath the ocean. The Pacific Ocean and American peoples of the Southern Hemisphere say that once a continent existed where now stand a few islands amidst a great deep sea. The perplexing books of Churchwarden concern this continent of "Mu." Legends of the Greeks speak of a drowned Aegean Sea, and the ancients believed the Mediterranean ...
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