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141. Variations on a Theme of Philolaos [Journals] [Kronos]
... Earth around the Central Fire. There is no need whatsoever for the fixed stars to move. If the Pythagoreans had known about the phenomenon of precession, perhaps a very slow movement of the fixed stars would have been used to explain precession. But with the exception of a few people like Lockyer or de Santillana and von Dechend, most uniformitarians are extremely reluctant to say that precession was discovered any earlier than Hipparchus, who lived in the second century before this era. From a Velikovskian perspective, the ancients would have had greater motivation to study such matters as precession, but shorter intervals within which to do it. Precession is the sort of thing that is not likely to ...
142. A Tale Of Two Venuses [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... ? Well, it has two things to do with this discussion. First, it shows the lengths anti-Velikovskians will go to misrepresent and discredit his work, predictions and character. Second, it will be shown that even pro-Velikovskians with honorable intentions can miss a fundamental understanding of the evidence, when we interpret Velikovsky's catastrophic theory in terms of our uniformitarian education, and our deeply ingrained way of thinking of matters along uniformitarian lines. Dwardu Cardona in 1996 nicely summarized this question as "The Most Telling Problem." "It has, of course, been pointed out, even by Velikovsky's own adherents, that while Venus' atmosphere might have been distended enough to form a coma, ...
143. Cosmology And PsychologyY [Journals] [Kronos]
... their significance, the origin of myth and religion remains tantalizingly elusive and continues to provide one of the most intriguing problems in the study of man.(1 ) Despite the varied and monumental attempts to discover their true source, no single hypothesis has been universally accepted, for the simple reason that scholars have been unable to free themselves from uniformitarian dogmas which look for the solution in the common and the ordinary at the one extreme, or the excessively obscure at the other.(2 ) Recognizing that the solution is not to be found in the everyday events of life, recent works have turned to the celestial sphere and sought the answer in the awe-inspiring heavens. But even ...
144. Catastrophism and the Old Testament [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History XII:1 (Jan 1990) Home | Issue Contents (advertisement) Catastrophism and the Old Testament by: Donald Wesley Patten Uniformitarianism has ruled almost supreme for the last 100 years. However, with the advent of the space missions investigating the planets, and with our planet being littered with fossils indicating sudden deaths, catastrophism has slowly advanced to challenge uniformitarianism. It has risen with the help of pioneers like Donald Patten. His new book, Catastrophism and the Old Testament, ought to lead astronomers, cosmologists and others to re-examine their old ideas and theories, linked to the 200-year old nebular hypothesis. Don is inquisitive. He looks for ...
145. Resurrecting Genesis: Displacing the Failed Theory of Naturalistic Evolution, by John R. Hadd (Book Review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Accepting the special theory as valid, the answer must be no. The theory affirms that the Creator delegated some amount of life-shaping or life-forming authority to his creative nature. But what was the degree of delegation? ' Hadd's assumption and questions impose their own agenda. Theistic and naturalistic evolutionists believe delegation was virtually complete', he writes. Uniformitarianism then allows time for the mechanisms of microevolution to be extrapolated as far as necessary to account for any macro-evolutionary changes. But chapter 2 goes on to summarise the scientific arguments against traditional Darwinism and neo-Darwinism, stressing the vital role of informationencoded in DNA as the blueprint of design. DNA molecules are material, and so are susceptible to natural ...
146. Victory of The Sun [Books] [de Grazia books]
... its seismic movements, have been capped by the discovery that the Sun is at the least capable of withholding sunspots for most of a century. John A. Eddy, an astronomer from the National Center for Atmospheric Research's High Altitude Observatory, upon reporting about the historical facts of the Sun's quiescence, remarked, "we've shattered the principle of uniformitarianism for the Sun."[5 ] Afterwards, George B. Field, Director of the Center for Astrophysics at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory commented to the audience, "Maybe we've heard a turning point in the history of science." The period of quiescence, called the "Maunder Minimum," was ...
147. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... be suspect outside its own field" (p . 159). I did not become interested in Velikovsky through reading Leveson. The second time I read about Velikovsky was in 1973, in Norman MacBeth's Darwin Retried (1971: Dell, New York). He writes that when Velikovsky was attacked because in Worlds in Collision he had violated uniformitarian principles, "his response was admirable; . . . he disappeared into the library for several years. . . he marshalled the original field reports on a large number of phenomena that point inexorably to catastrophes." MacBeth's book is an excellent and clearly written criticism of neo-Darwinism. What he said about Velikovsky roused my interest even more ...
148. Catastrophist Geology Year 1 No 2 [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... Cramwinckel and Peter J.James. Ferralite events - a discussion L.J .Pons, Doeko Goosen, Peter Buurman, Johan B. Kloosterman, E.A .FitzPatrick, V.V .Dobrovolsky, V.Axel Firsoff and Clyde M.Stacey What has happened to Worzel's deep-sea ash? Johan B.Kloosterman Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism Alistair F.Pitty Horizontal Landslides during the 1960 Chile Earthquake Haroun Tazieff Mass movements in level areas Doeko Goosen Overnight Valley Formation in Sić Nicolau Johan B. Kloosterman Geological buzz-phrase generator Pete Kilroy The Yuty crater on Mars V.Axel Firsoff The Martian Deluge Johan B.Kloosterman Articles in other magazines Meetings, past and future Apophoreta - 2 ...
149. The Velikovskian Vol. III, No. 2 & 3: Contents [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... III, No. 2 & 3 (1997)Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur CONTENTS The Problem of the Extinction. The Age of Man in America. The Hunting or Blitzkreig Theory. The Climate Hypothesis. Arctic Tundra: Mammoth Steppe or Velikovskian Poleshift? The Environment and Preservation of the Mammoth. Radiocarbon Dating the Extinction. Poleshift. Uniformitarian or Catastrophist? Ice Age Theory. Poleshifts, Catastrophes and Myths. Did the mammoth live in Alaska and Siberia during the Ice Age? Pollen research emphatically denies this. Could the bones, tusks, and bodies of mammoths have been buried gradually and preserved in the tundra? Recent studies prove this could not have occurred. Did the ...
150. "Cenocatastrophism" [Articles]
... The most basic definition for "cenocatastrophism", thus, would be that it is a model for scientific inquiry which assumes that the earth has suffered catastrophes of global extent in recent times. "Catastrophism" itself, of course, is the name for a model which since the l9th century has existed in opposition to a rival, "uniformitarianism". When Velikovsky published Worlds in Collision uniformitarianism ruled the day. Now it no longer rules the day; the emergent scientific consensus that the dinosaurs were extinguished by a meteorite has left uniformitarianism itself a dinosaur among models. Without quite fully admitting it, science has moved on to the question, What kinds of catastrophism is it most ...
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