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161. On Fermor's article on ante-diluvian climate [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the idea that a warm climate is evidenced by "fossil evidence that in preglacial times there were warmer conditions in high altitudes [sic] and wetter conditions in present-day deserts." (I'm sure latitudes was meant, not altitudes.) This argument, explaining the presence of corals and coal deposits under the polar ice-clad regions, is the Uniformitarian theory and unfortunately is still in vogue. The same theory has been disputed by several Uniformitarians, notably Hapgood (Path of the Pole, Chilton, 1970, Chap. 3), whose theory of a wandering pole and lithospheric displacements explain all the facts better than the orthodox theory. The work done on fossil corals refutes the idea ...
162. The McMaster University Symposium - June 1974 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... overheard and from questions put in the formal sessions, it also attracted a few Biblical fundamentalists, astrologers and devotees of pseudo-scientific beliefs like ley lines and world-wide megalithic cultures; the interventions of these caused some squirming among the relatively orthodox professionals present. The aim of the symposium was to focus debate on problems of fundamental importance for the catastrophic and uniformitarian viewpoints and much of the first two days was taken up with the problem of reconciling modern celestial mechanics with a cataclysmic solar system, perhaps the main obstacle among astronomers to treating Velikovsky's ideas seriously. The arguments here have to consist in essence of assuming that the mathematical explanation of modern observations can be extrapolated into the past and can reliably ...
163. Catastrophism and the Old Testament: The Mars-Earth Conflicts by Donald Wesley Patten [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Nergal, a Destroying Angel and a Celestial Cherub. October was Bul to Phoenicians and Marchesvan to the Hebrews. Baal and Ashtaroth worship formed the core of the cosmic pantheism of the Phoenicians and .. the Canaanites'; Ashtaroth, derived from the Chaldean Ishtar, was Venus. In Chapter 1, Patten acknowledges just 4 World Views: Uniformitarians, Fiat Creationists, Theistic Evolutionists and Planetary Catastrophists. He contrasts shortcomings of the first three with the planetary catastrophists as summarised above. Note 6 to chapter 1 admits: Some planetary catastrophists have concluded that a rainbow of planets such as Saturn, Venus and Mars .. wrought catastrophes on the Earth during the last 12,000 years ...
164. For the Record. . . [Journals] [Kronos]
... tabulae rasae.... The totality of the biological sciences can only make sense through this concept of evolution by metamorphosis adaptive radiation, and stability [while] there can be little doubt that the conditions during the great exterminations were those of cataclysmic change and catastrophe." In his concluding remarks, Lippman showed that even a supposedly conservative uniformitarian as Loren Eisely, "has pointed out [that] the rapid fading out of archaeological evidence of tools in lower Ice Age times. . . suggests that the evolution of the human brain was far more rapid than that conceived of in early Darwinian circles. At that time it was possible to hear of Eskimos spoken of as possible ...
165. Changing Sea Levels [Journals] [Aeon]
... satisfactory. It is no wonder that, while orthodox theories concerning the development of Earth in historic times are just as speculative, confusion rules the day. Geologists and the dependent sciences that have been developed on the basis provided by geologists have been set on a false path. The decision taken by Charles Lyell to pursue the path leading to uniformitarianism was a political one, taken in opposition to the short term of the Mosaic chronology. Any effort to interpret the movement of Earth's crust in terms of catastrophic events was effectively stifled by the Geological society's refusal to publish anything even hinting at a catastrophic or Biblical base. What follows is based on macrogeomorphology and explains how physical forces, ...
166. Sirius and Saturn [Journals] [SIS Review]
... analyses [1 ] that Raymond C. Vaughan and I carried out remain solid but our orbital analysis of the Ninsianna observations is far from complete. That has been Vaughan's view all along; I was the one who jumped the gun with the 0.1eccentricity. Nonetheless, the Ninsianna observations are of critical importance, for both catastrophists and uniformitarians. The uniformitarians see retrocalculation of an early- or mid-second-millennium fit for the Ninsianna observations as settling the chronology of W. Asia during the entire second millennium. For catastrophists, a non-uniformitarian explanation of these observations, placing them in, say, the 9th or 8th century, would show Velikovsky's scenario to be on the right track. ...
167. A Comprehensive Theory on Aging, Gigantism and Longevity [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... into the pool of data, however, the authors think it appropriate to address, head on, some rather nebulous- but certainly widespread- objections to any hypothesis as heterodox as the one herein presented. Many readers will automatically reject any thesis sharply incompatible with the ever popular theory of evolution. Many evolutionary traditionalists will dislike our attitude on uniformitarian doctrine, the motto of which is " 'the present is the key to the past." Too, a large number of well-educated readers whose concepts have been formed by humanism will instinctively dismiss writers who, for earth-history purposes, take ancient literature seriously, especially the Bible and its associated Hebrew sources, such as the historian Josephus ...
168. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... energy is examined and found wanting, and he points out that there are some scientists who find this mechanism inadequate to account for terrestrial volcanism, too. The pattern of cratering on the major (or Galilean) moons of Jupiter is examined, and it is pointed out that the observed pattern is exactly the opposite of that expected following an Uniformitarian evolutionary model for solar system formation. He points out that under the increased Jovian gravitational attraction, the innermost satellites ought to exhibit the greatest degree of cratering, and the outermost the least degree. Exactly the reverse is the case. He concludes that this contradiction can only be explained if all the Galilean satellites have a recent origin such ...
169. Focus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and Kronos is now the major American journal in the field. Contents of the two issues of Vol. II are indicated on the accompanying sheet; papers in No. 1 deserving of special mention are: - The Birth of Venus from Jupiter (reprinted from the Yale Scientific Magazine) and the article following, which shoots down a few uniformitarian dogmas; Ransom's summing-up of lunar evidence (a chapter from the book reviewed in Bookshelf); Rose's paper setting the record straight as to what can and what cannot be proved by rotational resonances; and Isenberg's stimulating article bringing a Hindu deity into the Velikovskian discussion. In No.2 , we are given a valuable introduction to the ...
170. Authors Preface [Books]
... 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 Darwinism were thus as much a liberation from religious dogmatism as a step towards comprehension of the processes of evolution of the Earth and its living creatures. Uniformitarianism, however, did not completely supersede Catastrophism. The twentieth century saw a revival of it. Several new theories were proposed. Amongst the `rebels' we may cite H. Horbiger, his follower, H. S. Bellamy, G. M. Price, I. Velikovsky, O. Kelly, and F. Dachille ...
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