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31. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... golden spike" principle, problems of the fossil record, catastrophism and uniformitarianism. It is a provocative book based on examples drawn from his own extensive experience in stratigraphic and palaeontological research. It challenges some of the basic principles of geology and in doing so brings into clear focus the need to examine and re-examine the record and re-interpret it in ... at the end of the Mesozoic". Ager's discussion of the fragmentary nature of both the sedimentary and the fossil records confirms what has already been commonly accepted by stratigraphers and palaeontologists. We know that many gaps exist in the stratigraphical record, which are gradually being filled by new information. Under the chapter heading of "catastrophic uniformitarianism", ...
32. Velikovsky and his Critics by Shane Mage [Books]
... hypotheses were tested by Velikovsky, not merely against the myths themselves but, even more. against a great array of historical, archaeological, literary, astronomical, geological and palaeontological facts and records. Everywhere he found not refutation but strong confirmation of Plato. From his analysis there irresistably emerged an entirely new account of human history This reconstruction, ... and irrelevant to. the time they were last intensely heated, the entire technique of radiometric dating is at best highly dubious. for all its present veneration by geologists, palaeontologists and archaeologists. Like any technique, this one can be no more valid than its underlying presupposition: that presently-observed statistical rates of radioactive decay (" half-lives-) ...
33. Lithological and palaeontological stratigraphy [Books]
... III | IV | Chap 3: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | Chap 4: I | II | III | IV | Chap 5: I | II | III | IIII | PART IV : Appendixes I | II | III | IV | Acknowledgements | Notes And References | III Lithological and palaeontological stratigraphy `Nature gives no reply to a general inquiry. She must be interrogated by questions which already contain the answer she is to give; in other words, the observer can only observe that which he is led by hypothesis to look for', wrote Sir Ray Lankester in 1880.23 `We stand before the Earth like ...
34. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 50 hardback) TREVOR PALMER Dr Trevor Palmer is Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry in the Department of Life Sciences, Trent Polytechnic. Interdisciplinary science, as readers of this journal know only too well, has its own special problems. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the field of evolutionary studies, which links geneticists and systematists on one side with palaeontologists on the other. The relationship has never been an easy one, and indeed started off on the wrong foot. Charles Darwin, having become convinced of the facts of evolution and of natural selection as a plausible mechanism, then decided for various complex reasons, but unnecessarily, to link his ideas with a gradualistic model. In the ...
35. Scorpion Fossils: An Enigma [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon V:3 (Dec 1998) Home | Issue Contents News Flash Scorpion Fossils: An Enigma Tania ta Maria Two close-to-perfect scorpion fossils, complete with claws and stingers, showed up in blocks of building stone sold to contractors in Ontario, Canada. Palaeontologists from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), in Toronto, traced the blocks to a quarry in the Bruce Peninsula where another fossil was discovered by a quarry worker. A fourth showed up among the exhibits at the visitors' centre in Fathom Five National Park, at Tobermory. The quarries of the Bruce Peninsula have yielded other fossils including trilobites, nautiloids, various shells, and eurypterids- all of ...
36. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... undirected) doubts regarding the validity of many aspects of gradualistic evolution. However, natural selection rather than gradualism is the true hallmark of Darwinism. After he had proposed variation by adaptation as the means by which species can attain an ever-widening spread of characteristics, Darwin invoked natural selection to explain two well-attested and established phenomena - extinction and diversity. Palaeontological evidence of the extinction of vast numbers of species was explained by Darwin as their failure to compete with surviving species. This idea is now widely discredited: far too much of the evidence points to extinction by catastrophes which were wide-scale, perhaps global in their scope. It is not known whether those catastrophes were of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origin ...
37. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1997:2 (Apr 1998) Home | Issue Contents Bookshelf Jill Abery Life: An unauthorised biography by Richard Fortey, Harper Collins, 1997, £20 A palaeontologist takes us through the history of life on Earth, looking not just at the course of evolution but the history of ideas about evolution. Fortey believes chance survival after catastrophes was a greater force in evolution than slow steady natural selection and, in fact, the greatest amount of natural selection has probably been between different palaeontologists fighting behind the scenes for the acceptance of their individual theories. Fortey mentions the changing ideas about the role of comets in evolution, how Hoyle and ...
38. Fossil cemeteries [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... of real catastrophes which in a short time exterminated large numbers of animals and plants. Their remains form whole strata of the earth's crust and may be called fossil cemeteries or fields of corpses. (. . .. ) Cemeteries of reptile corpses of Cretaceous age are known in North America and East Africa. In Mongolia recent expeditions of the Palaeontological Institute of the U.S .S .R . Academy of Sciences have also discovered in various places accumulations of bones of Cretaceous pangolins and even their nests with eggs, and in other places accumitilations of remains of Tertiary mammals. Similar cemeteries of Permian reptiles and amphibians are known in South America and in Germany. Accumulations of remains ...
39. Michael Cremo: Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... they were indistinguishable from those of modern man, homo sapiens sapiens, even though we have only been around for the last 100,000 years. As might be expected, the academic community ignored the implications of the humanlike footprints found by Mary Leakey. The situation was made all more complex when it was announced in the mid 1990s that palaeontologists in South Africa, led by Ron Clarke, had uncovered at Sterkfontein the skeleton of what they took to be the oldest ancestor of the human race. A member of the species known as Australopithecus, this hominid stood upright and had toes one and half times larger than those of modern man. Furthermore, his very long big toe ...
40. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... inland at the time. The researchers believe annual migration was unlikely and that, therefore, the biota lived under circumstances with no modern counterpart'; everything simply adapted to prolonged cold and dark. In which case, why did they not survive the cold and dark supposedly produced by an impact at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary? Several fossils are giving palaeontologists problems. They appear to date from far earlier than their relatives in the north and some survive until much later. According to present ideas on dinosaur evolution they are in the wrong place and at the wrong time. Impermanent icecap Scientific American, March 1993, pp. 7-10 Researchers in Antarctica are viewing a growing body of evidence that ...
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