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101. A Fire not Blown [Books]
... The hoopoe with its erectile crest was particularly useful when its attention was drawn to earthquake light and changes in electromagnetic states. Its cry was thought to resemble the Greek opopa, I have seen. Augurs must also have watched the quail, Greek ortux, light finder. Ankh, live, and sankh, make to live, are the origin of the Latin sancio, sanctify, a word whose original meaning was to make to live. Sanctus, holy, means literally having been brought to life'. The ankh was the most powerful of amulets and hieroglyphs in ancient Egypt. Its hieroglyph is described as a sandal tie with loop. Why this should mean life' has ...
102. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Review Vol V No 2 (1980/81) Home | Issue Contents Bookshelf edited by Brian Moore A Choice For Life SPACE TRAVELLERS: The Bringers of Life by Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe (University College Cardiff Press, 1981; £8 .95) THE: ORIGIN OF LIFE by Clair Edwin Folsome (San Francisco & Oxford: W. H. Freeman, 1979; £9 .20 hardback, £4 .40 paperback) TREVOR PALMER Books written by Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe can be relied upon to be lively, unorthodox and thought-provoking, as readers of their previous offerings, Lifecloud and Diseases from Space (both reviewed in ...
103. Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of the period of the earth's initial formation, when presumably conditions would have been very different from those of today? The modern geologist indeed believes that he has access to some rocks dating from such a primitive period. But Hutton denied the possibility of our ever locating any truly primitive' rocks. He held that if ever there was an original formation of the earth, it is outside the scope of our investigations; we can perceive only an indefinite cycle of similar events, with no vestige of a beginning - no prospect of an end'. ' [3 : p. 46] Moreover, as Bowler went on to argue, Hutton's view of the world was not ...
104. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... somewhere so might not the catastrophic imagery of the psalms have been based on V's scenario ? Well, of course, there is always the possibility that it might have been, but since there is no repeated mention of anything like a passing super-comet in the psalms, a rather more likely hypothesis is that the various strands of imagery had their origins in the ordinary phenomena of earth and heavens- the storms, the earthquakes, the floods and the volcanoes that would have taken place even without V' s planetary scenario, and which phenomena still impress us even today. As we have seen, the psalms do pile metaphor on metaphor, and draw their imagery from a wide variety ...
105. Part III: The Legends [Ragnarok] [Books]
... and so he replies, "On yonder mountain top," or "In yonder cave." The story has come down without its geography, and a new geography is given it. Again, an ancient word or name may have a signification in the language in which the story is told different from that which it possessed in the original dialect, and, in the effort to make the old fact and the new language harmonize, the storyteller is forced, gradually, to modify the narrative; and, as this lingual difficulty occurs at every fireside, at every telling, an ingenious explanation comes at last to be generally accepted, and the ancient myth remains dressed in ...
106. The Origin And Evolution Of Stars [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... From: The Velikovskian Vol 4 No 3 (1999) Home | Issue Contents The Origin And Evolution Of Stars Charles Ginenthal Some individuals may assume that stellar evolution is so well understood and appears to explain quite well the history of stars that we do not need a new model of this process. In spite of this belief, I. S. Shklovskii has characterized the understanding of stellar formation with the remark that the "star formation problem" is still in the "realm of pure speculation."129 Simon Milton calls the star formation process "almost a total mystery."130 Regarding the formation of stars, Sir John Maddox, Editor Emeritus at Nature, says ...
107. Falling Dust and Stone [Books] [de Grazia books]
... From: The Lately Tortured Earth, by Alfred De Grazia Home | Issue Contents PART TWO: EXOTERRESTRIAL DROPS Reasoning from exoterrestrial exploration and the shapes and chemistry of the Earth's crust, and with a strong assist from early human legends, the origins of some material of the Earth's surface is assigned to fall-outs. They range from invisible gases to giant meteoroids. The geophysical column commonly displays exoterrestrial products and their effects. We stop short of using exoterrestrial fall-out like a magician pulling everything out of a hat. If still we appear extreme, it is well to recall that the physicist Alfven theorized that the Moon was at first a much larger aggregate which broke up, showering upon ...
108. The Erratic Descent of Man [Books]
... and its lumbar vertebrae like a gibbon's [1 ]. Proconsul fossils are well-known from sites in East Africa [1 ,3 ,17,57,58, 60-63], but similar hominoids were present throughout Africa, from Arabia to Namibia, by the end of the first half of the Miocene [64,65]. The origin of these first hominoids, the supposed ancestors of present-day apes and humans, is somewhat obscure, because sediments dating from the 10 Myr between Aegyptopithecus and Proconsul are very scarce in Africa . However, there is then a more or less continuous record to about 13 Myr ago. About 17 Myr ago, the collision between ...
109. Quartered At Yale [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. II No. 3 (Feb 1977) Home | Issue Contents Quartered At Yale Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright © 1977 by Immanuel Velikovsky "Quartered at Yale" is a section from the Memoirs to Worlds in Collision. The Memoirs, a documented history of the origin of Worlds in Collision and its reception from 1946 to 1953, was put together by Velikovsky in the fall of 1954, and is not published. * * * Four Yale professors united their forces to disprove Worlds in Collision. Together they prepared an article for the American Journal of Science published at Yale. The editor, Professor Chester R. Longwell, himself a geologist and one of the ...
110. Viva Lamarck: Renewed Discussion on the Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics [Journals] [Aeon]
... early proponent of evolutionary views, offered the following portrait of Lamarck's final years: "attacked on all sides, insulted even by odious jests, Lamarck, too indignant to respond to such cutting epigrams, submitted to the insult from them with a sorrowful patience. "( 17) Indeed for all practical purposes Lamarck's theory was ignored until Darwin's Origin of Species made evolution a household word. At that time various writers began to call attention to Lamarck's pioneering role in evolutionary thought, foremost among these being Samuel Butler and Ernst Haeckel.(18) Why, it is necessary to ask, were Lamarck's views so offensive to the ears of his contemporaries? Here we can only offer ...
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