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... than that for the lithosphere, despite a theoretical escape ratio of about 104. Perhaps the answer may be found in a non-steady rather than a steady state solution in which helium-4 is still increasing and in which the relatively high ratio of helium-3 to helium-4 in the atmosphere compared with that in the lithosphere may be the result of terrestrial accretion of meteoric materials which are known to have occluded helium with a very high ratio of helium-3 to helium-4 (up to 0~3 ). This leads, however, to an anomalous' atmospheric chronometry which is, on the other hand, in approximate agreement with the chronometry one obtains from the radiocarbon data (above) and the annual uranium ...
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82. Megalithic Circles and Star Charts [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 8 kilometers long and 80 meters wide located approximately 800 meters to the north of Stonehenge I. It is also worth mentioning that three other megalithic structures were constructed in Ireland at about 3100 BC – at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The obvious approach to this problem is to wave my arms gently in the air and proclaim the possibility of meteor stream encounters earlier in time. This is an obvious argument, but without any substantiation, it is also a weak, bordering on meaningless, argument. Fortunately, an Australian astronomer, Dr. Duncan Steel, has gone a long way towards providing that substantiation. He has recently generated a paper aptly entitled Before the Stones: Stonehenge ...
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83. On The Origin Of Tektites [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. II No. 1 (August 1976) Home | Issue Contents On The Origin Of Tektites Dwardu Cardona In a previous article, "Tektites and China's Dragon,"(1 ) I offered some corroborative evidence in support of the notion that tektites might owe their origin to meteoric impacts and/or interplanetary discharges which took place on the Moon during some of the cosmic catastrophes described by Immanuel Velikovsky in Worlds in Collision. Needless to say, the belief in the lunar origin of tektites did not originate with me. Dr. Dean Chapman, aerodynamics specialist at Ames Research Center, among others, had long held that tektites were lunar fragments which had ...
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84. The Oceans [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... process Gould earlier "Rare events: throughout geological time, events that are rare by human standards but common on a geological time scale, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and storms, produced widespread sediment deposits. This is increasing evidence for a few truly rare but significant events such as the . . . collisions between the Earth and large meteoric or cometary bodies."28 If a large meteorite or comet landed in the ocean it would cause the sediments in it to be re-deposited in a totally different manner than plate tectonics theory predicts. In fact, Dewey J. McLaren presented just this hypothesis for the Devonian period .29 The point to stress is that Gould never directly ...
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... quarry. Ren knew enough about explosives to be able to advise the quarry manager on how to avoid these minor catastrophes and he did not hesitate to do so". As the work of another meteoritic pioneer, the English mineralogist Leonard James Spencer (1870-1959) shows, the legacy of the First World War similarly helped in the understanding of meteor craters. Spencer specifically compared his meteor craters with mine and shell craters from La Boiselle and Aisne [31] . Third, the war gave Gallant a knowledge of, and interest in, the earth's surface features. This was a natural result of his life as a pilot. His experiences are again mirrored by another pioneer in meteoritics ...
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... yet upon another consideration he seems obliged to give some reason how the elements came into this disorder; seeing he supposeth, that, according to the order of nature, the water should lie above the Earth in a sphere, as the air doth above the water, and his fire above the air. This he toucheth upon in his Meteors, but so gently and fearfully, as if he was handling hot coals. He saith the sea is to be consider'd as the element, or body of waters that belongs to this Earth, and that these waters change places, and. the sea is some ages in one part of the Globe, and some ages in another ...
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87. Thoth Vol III, No. 2: Jan 31, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... most extensive analysis of the ancient traditions surrounding meteorites is that of Judith Bjorkman. Bjorkman showed that the ancient Babylonians, among others, held surprisingly sophisticated views about the nature of meteorites. Bjorkman summarized her findings as follows: "The texts show that the peoples of the ancient Near East knew of and were able to describe shooting stars, meteors, fireballs, meteor showers, and comets. They were also aware of the extra- terrestrial origin of meteorites, including iron meteorites." While there are many points of interest in these ancient texts, not the least of which is the association of meteorites with eclipses of the Sun, we are primarily interested here in reports concerning ...
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... From: Aeon I:3 (1988) Home | Issue Contents The Solar System and Electro-Gravitic Theory Charles Ginenthal If electro-gravitic theory is correct it should, in addition to the celestial phenomena described and delineated in "The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion," also clearly explain the behavior of comets, meteors, asteroids and natural satellites. Can the theory account for the unusual rotational and orbital characteristics of these bodies left unexplained by traditional celestial mechanics? And most importantly, are the explanations of the theory self-consistent and in accord with observational data? We have previously concluded that small bodies such as comets, when characterized by relatively large electromagnetic fields, will pursue highly elliptical orbits. ...
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... . a dream about Satan falling out of the sky in the form of a great stone which threatened to crush him. The story that St Patrick banished serpents from Ireland has often been ridiculed. Snakes were not part of the fauna. However Patrick did banish (the worship) of serpents (and dragons) = comets (and their meteoric parts). Christianity replaced paganism after he died. He is thought to have dictated The Confessions when he was elderly and they may have been edited after his death. This is pertinent in view of the opening lines, ' .. . and the Lord brought over us the wrath of his anger and scattered us among many nations ...
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90. Science Frontiers 1977-1978 [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... beam from an Aldis lamp revealed luminescent organisms in the sea. After 45 minutes, both milky sea and spurious radar echoes disappeared together. [Why should radar echoes and bioluminescence be connected? Ed.] (Richards, A. W.; "Radar Echoes and Bioluminescence", Marine Observer, 48:20, 1978). METEORIC NIGHT-GLOW During some intense meteor showers, such as the Leonids in 1866 and the Bielids in 1872, observers noted a faint diffuse glow of the night sky in the direction of the meteor shower radiant. The glows were aurora-like but no sunspot or magnetic activity was noted. A New Zealand scientist, W. J. Baggaley, has ...
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