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131. Karl Popper and Evolutionary Theory (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... if it is admitted that it may be criticized and improved upon." In the 21 August 1980 issue, p. 611, Popper's letter to the editor asserted: ". .. . it does appear from your article .. .. that some people think that I have denied scientific character to the historical sciences, such as palaeontology, or the history of the evolution of life on Earth; or to say, the history of literature, or of technology, or of science. "This is a mistake, and I here wish to affirm that these and other historical sciences are in my opinion scientific in character: their hypotheses can in many cases be tested ...
132. Alternatives in Science: The Secular Creationism of Heribert Nilsson [Journals] [Kronos]
... by changing slightly one trait at a time over millions of generations. However, quite aside from the failure of genetics to contribute anything positive here, paleontology actually provides the refutation. According to Nilsson, the failure of uniformitarian geologists is not the failure of geology: A study of the history of past epochs, as written down in the palaeontological layers from several hundreds of millions of years, shows that no calm evolution can be read into the text, neither from a stratigraphical nor a palaeobiological viewpoint. Violent revolutions, biological cataclysms, must have happened at least sometimes. (p . 1211) The catastrophism of Nilsson is even more destructive than that of Velikovsky, and some ...
133. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... be in low concentrations- no matter how large the asteroid. But the Danish clays are composed of up to 10% extra-terrestrial material - far too high a value for the asteroid collision theory. Various ideas have been put forward to "rescue" the asteroid theory but none have met with any great success. Kerr wrote also that most palaeontologists would like a gradualist rather than a catastrophist cause for the terminal Cretaceous extinctions: however, the iridium etc is undoubtedly of an extraterrestrial (likely meteoritic) origin. There may be problems with the Alvarez asteroid theory but the evidence behind it does indicate the gradualists have a case to prove. NON-GRAVITATIONAL RINGS OF SATURN?- NATURE 4 ...
134. Comments [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... they have been to date. On these grounds I would be hesitant about publishing in such a journal. Nevertheless I wish it well and hope that my doubts are unfounded. You may like to know that my presidential address to our Geologists Association in March 1976, entitled "The Nature of the Fossil Record" will treat neocatastrophist themes in palaeontology. I prefer to use the term "neocatastrophism" -like "neodarwinism" ' - to distinguish it from the ideas of the Noachian deluge people (who are still around). Derek Ager * * * I am sorry about your hesitancy about publishing in such a journal'. I have read very little on Atlantis, but ...
135. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... 84, p.20; NATURE 307, p.733 Did birds evolve from dinosaurs twice? Difficult as it is to explain the development of flying birds from running reptiles by a slow process of natural selection, it now seems that neo-Darwinists must face the possibility that the process has happened more than once. C. McGowan, a palaeontologist in Canada, has been studying the embryological development of bones in the ankles of ostriches and a variety of flying birds. The ostrich ankle is apparently very similar to that of the theropod dinosaurs, from which it is thought, by some, that the birds in general evolved. But the ankles of flying birds develop differently from that ...
136. Prelude to Creation [Journals] [Aeon]
... spring,  even if latitudinal temperatures would have varied slightly from one another. Tropical and/or sub-tropical flora and fauna were thus able to thrive in Earth's northern region, even within the present Arctic circle, and the possibility exists that this flora and fauna originated in these regions before migrating to more southerly latitudes. Judging by palaeontological remains in Earth's geologic strata, this environment stretched back into the remote past, possibly as far as the Cretaceous Period, definitely as far as the Paleocene Epoch of the Tertiary Period. Exactly what situation prevailed before that remains to be examined, but since Earth is postulated to have been a satellite of proto-Saturn from its very onset, ...
137. Forum Part Two [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . He needs the saltationist approach to human endeavour, not the evolutionist approach. He needs to demonstrate extinction horizons (and that these are contemporary over a wide area of the globe) and to document the subsequent flowerings of culture in many different sites at one time (i .e ., adaptive radiations, to borrow a term from palaeontology). Since human cultures have risen and fallen without the assistance of cosmic bodies in other periods of history, and since developments, inventions, new concepts (and especially religions - there are plenty of modern ones) have likewise taken place irrespective of portents in the heavens, he needs to show something special about those in the Age ...
138. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... unless the world was spinning faster then. Of course, the Babylonian chronology may be in error, but they do not seem to have considered that. Seek and ye shall find New Scientist 4.11.95, p. 19, The Times 25.3 .96 A large gap in the earliest fossil record has always puzzled palaeontologists but radiometric dating of rocks in Namibia has conveniently shown the earliest Ediacara fauna to be millions of years younger than previously thought, bringing them to a date just before the Cambrian explosion. At the other end of the scale Russian scientists have suggested that using yet more corrections to the C14 dating methods used to date the Turin shroud place ...
139. Cosmological Considerations (Built Before the Flood) [Books]
... be considered as certain: even during the aeon of the predecessor of our present Moon, Man was already what he is now, an artist, a scientist, an observer and recorder of facts, a social and political being: in short, he was homo sapiens. This statement is well based on certain cultural remains, and certain palaeontological evidences, which seem to speak authoritatively for our view. And it is powerfully supported by the Myths those strangely persistent, and insistent, reports of deluges, and fire-hail, and world-wide catastrophe, which are current even among primitive' peoples. Though they may be frowned upon as witnesses, many of them contain certain statements of fact ...
140. Early Historic Man -- Catastrophism and Calendars [Articles]
... 450 km. The centre of this crater is formed by the Belcher Islands. This is the Er Richat Crater in the middle of the Sahara which was examined by two friends of mine, Prof. Cahieu of the Sorbonne, who retired now, and Prof. Monod who is one of the great pioneers of geology and even archaeology and palaeontology in the Sahara. He is 80 years old and at the moment he is again there, he is a wonderful man. This is the Vredefort structure in South Africa, 150 km. Around the rim, distinctive features of shock metamorphism have been found. This was taken by one of the satellites, Apollo XVI, and look ...
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