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71. Comets Contagion and Contingency [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... ,5 ,6 ]. Although Velikovsky and Hoyle and Wickramasinghe have mounted very different attacks on accepted cosmology, in particular the inspiration for the two theories (historical in the case of Velikovsky and astronomical for Hoyle and Wickramasinghe) is quite different, the theories have curious similarities. Both of these extraordinary cosmologies attack accepted theories of evolution and palaeontology, both accept the possibility of extra-terrestrial life (although this has differing degrees of importance for the two theories), both have led the authors to make successful predictions about other members of the solar system (Venus, Jupiter and the moon in the case of Velikovsky, Halley's comet in the case of Hoyle and Wickramasinghe), and ...
72. Obituary: Derek Scott Allan (1917-2000) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... crustal shift. Deciding that additional research was needed on the geophysics, Derek withdrew his manuscript. In the mid-1970s Derek moved to Iffley, in east Oxford, where he spent hours in the university libraries and corresponded with authorities like S.K . Runcorn, Adrian Scheidegger and Carl Sagan. On the mammoths' front, he investigated geologically-recent palaeontology and on the cartographic' front the geography and associated myths' of classical literature. Derek meticulously recorded his library trawlings' in a series of foolscap notebooks. Invitations arrived for lectures on those maps' and he produced superb slides to illustrate his talks. Derek had noticed this writer's name as the contributor of a chapter on South American ...
73. Genesis Research & Education Foundation [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... medical, agricultural & environmental concerns. As well as primary research, we provide multi-media presentations & field expeditions for the public, and educational equipment, training & support for students. Our facilities include a laboratory, museum & computer rooms; multi-media resources, a library & an archive. We have a growing collection of biological, geological, palaeontological & archaeological artifacts. Our current research interests include: (1 ) The evolution of co-adapted gene complexes, with special reference to the discontinuous nature of both living and fossil taxa. (2 ) Mathematical theories of the nature of space-time and its relation to matter and energy. (3 ) The New Chronology of the Third Intermediate Period ...
74. The Waters that Never Really Parted [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... water from all seas thousands of km in hours. Accumulated momentum or slop would have drowned every last square cm of such islands as Hispaniola, Malagasy, and New Zealand, destroying unique, insular, isolated, and antique endemic fauna which in cases can be traced to the Oligocene. This did not happen. Taxonomic, zoogeographic, and palaeontological analysis of the endemics within the broader situation of other geographical distributions of groups of species, would set a lower limit upon the deduced approach of the visitor to Earth, hardly closer than in the order of 60 to 70 Earth radii, or about 400,000 km, similar to the Earth to Moon distance. Even this would ...
75. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... " reach the Earth actually do arrive. This implies that "physicists do not properly understand some of the processes in nuclear physics". Note, they won't admit they could be completely wrong. Mammal Rethink source: New Scientist 21.4 .88, p.31 The paucity of early mammal fossils in South America had hitherto led palaeontologists to decide that mammals must have evolved in North America and migrated south. Now all is changed due to finds at one of the richest sites in the world for fossils of the late Cretaceous period. Many species of primitive mammal new to science now lead them to believe the exact opposite. How easy it is to make a complete ...
76. A Few Question Marks [Books]
... matters are not quite so simple; complicated techniques are involved in the search for the answers to many difficult problems. Some of them will be examined in the course of this book. The question now arises whether in fact the doctrines that are professed nowadays represent the unfolding of events as they really happened. Geology (and it's appendant, palaeontology) is a science. The methods used by science are of two kinds: (a ) Induction, whereby general conclusions are arrived at from observation of particular facts. (b ) Deduction, whereby general conclusions are drawn from clearly established principles which are either demonstrable or accepted as axioms (a self-evident proposition which may be taken for ...
77. Punctuated Darwinism? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... has been much discussion in recent years about the possibility of massive extraterrestrial catastrophes to explain the extinctions at major geological boundaries, and even those of a more conventional disposition usually revert to ideas of altered climate, sea level etc even though these are supposed to have occurred as a result only of slow tectonic movements of the Earth's crust. No palaeontologist could deny that, whatever the cause, there have been periods of extinction and that, significantly, these are followed by what is often termed adaptive radiations' of new forms. So instead of the gradual unfolding of the evolutionary tree, with the evidence of many missing links, we see instead the sudden emergence of a plethora of ...
78. The Book Case [Journals] [Kronos]
... local bookstore or library; or write to Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N. Y. 11535. The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs by Adrian J. Desmond. Available from The Dial Press, New York, N. Y.; 238 pages plus index. In hard cover only. $12.95. "A Revolution in Palaeontology"- highly recommended. The Sirius Mystery by Robert K. G. Temple. Available from St. Martin's Press, Inc.,175 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 10010. In hard cover only. $ 10.95. The latest and one of the best of the many books to deal ...
79. The Variables in Climatic Evolutions [Books]
... This is perfectly understandable when it is realized that the science of climatology needs contributions from so many and varied sources of information that it is inconceivable that a single human brain could appreciate all the varied aspects of such an important question. Many books have been written on the subject and many more will yet be published. The geologist, the palaeontologist, the zoologist, the botanist, the archaeologist, the prehistorian, the anthropologist, the astronomer, and many others. all have something to say towards solving the problems posed by palaeo-climatology. Each discipline brings its own criteria to bear on a single aspect of the various problems. The conclusions arrived at by one discipline often conflict with ...
80. Authors Preface [Books]
... , doubted the reality of catastrophism in the latter part of his life. So did Strabo (64 BC- AD 21). Notwithstanding the evolutionary ideas put forward at the end of the eighteenth century by Lamarck and Saint-Hilaire, theories of catastrophism prevailed till the middle of the nineteenth century. The authority of Cuvier (the `father of palaeontology') and Linnaeus made it an article of faith for their time, till Lyell and Darwin brought about its downfall. The belief that divine intervention was the cause of the global destructions and of successive creations' (necessary to explain the continuity of life) was the great weakness of the nineteenth century's `catastrophists'. Lyellism and ...
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