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171. Book Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... close to them to be significant, and add evidence that "something" of cosmic importance occurred in the eighth century BC. Alan Hooker [Mr Hooker is surely correct when he considers the arguments for the adoption of the year 786 BC as the time of the establishment of the hypsomata to be weak. Based as they are on established uniformitarian premises, they are bound to be weak from a catastrophist point of view. One suspects, quite simply, that the original reason for the adoption of the hypsomata, together with the zodiac itself, was the occurrence of the last major catastrophe involving the planet Mars. This would also be sufficient to explain, of course, the ...
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172. Don't Rock The Ark [Journals] [Kronos]
... fact that the whale is standing on end as well as the fact that it is buried in diatomaceous earth would strongly suggest that it was buried under very unusual and rapid catastrophic conditions. The vertical orientation of the whale is also reminiscent of observations of vertical tree trunks extending through several successive coal seams. Such phenomena cannot easily be explained by uniformitarian theories, but fit readily into an historical framework based upon the recent and dynamic universal flood described in Genesis, chapters 6-9. Larry S. Helmick, Ph.D . Professor of Chemistry, Cedarville College, Ohio C&EN Letters March 21, 1977: SIR: Dr. Helmick, how dare you imply that our geology ...
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... extraterrestrial spacecraft. I mention this merely to show that the four creatures pose an awkward problem for any hypothesis other than that of pure symbolism) (L .) The Planets in Ginzberg. It is an awkward fact for V- and one that he doesn't mention in WIC- that every direct reference to Venus in G is consistent with uniformitarian principles insofar as none of them even so much as hint at a former catastrophic lifestyle for it or any of the other planets. As we saw in (0 ) above (p .40), Venus and Mars, far from being destructive agents, were seen as protective regulators of the earth's heat. As for the birth ...
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... just as surely as it operated thousands and millions of years ago; the same principle of falling bodies on Earth holds true for planets remaining in orbit today just as they have for billions of years. The time formulation to which modern scientists give unswerving allegiance receives its validation in what has come to be known as the doctrine of uniformity. Uniformitarianism, William R. Farrand (quoted by Macbeth, 1971:115-116; emphasis supplied) explains, is "the geologist's concept that processes that acted on the earth in the past are the same processes that are operating today, on the same scale and at approximately the same rates." The doctrine emphasizes permanence, stability, and ...
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175. Forget Amnesia [Journals] [Aeon]
... eased barriers to awareness of cosmic catastrophe. Over the past five hundred years, the dominant intellectual battleground pitted science versus religion. Plainly, science won. Science is the voice of authority, leaving only a limited turf where religion pontificates. In this struggle, however, science, too, suffered casualties, or at least truth has. Uniformitarianism is an icon of science because, in the grand campaign against religion, uniformitarian postulates undermined Biblical creationism. In the final round, Darwinism dealt religion a coup de grace that banished unscientific Biblical miracles from rational discourse. Darwinism emerged from the fray as the grand champion, though continually in need of patchwork to accommodate new discoveries. The ...
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176. The Mesoamerican Record [Journals] [Pensee]
... cf. Velikovsky, 1950: 253-4); some of the renovations to propitiatory planetary cult; and the final abandonment to the collapse of a theocracy whose self-proclaimed power to regulate celestial events had been proven manifestly lacking. A yet more sophisticated explanation of these destructions, renovations and abandonments exists which in a sense bridges the gap between the present uniformitarian school of Mesoamerican archaeology and the emerging interpretation of the school of catastrophism. That is that they were all grounded in the familiar Mesoamerican rituals based on large cycles of time. The practice of ritual mutilation, applied to everything from elaborately carved stelae to simple household objects, is well-known among both the lowland Mayas of the Classic Period and ...
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177. Velikovsky: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow [Journals] [SIS Review]
... as information filtered back from the moon landing and related scientific discoveries, I could see the flow of evidence moving in Velikovsky's direction: rising thermal gradients; hydrocarbons; magnetic anomalies. Most importantly, now that I had viewed human history through catastrophist eyes there was no turning back. Prior to reading Velikovsky, I had often wondered how the uniformitarian scenario I learned in school could have produced the militant cultures and frenzied, blood-rite sky religions that characterise much of human society. Velikovsky explained it all. I wrote him a semi-apologetic letter and was again invited to his home. In the years that followed I became an ardent advocate of his ideas but it was not until 1977 that ...
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... late prehistoric cultures. A sudden climate change to its present desert condition around 3,000 years ago indicates a shift towards a more equatorial position. Even the erosion of the Sphinx appears to corroborate a sudden change of climate from wet to dry during ancient Egyptian history, around 1500 BC, not as interpreted by some, following aspects of uniformitarian dating, at the end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Similar evidence of such change during historical times is to be found in Mesopotamia and across to China and the evidence for radical chronological down-datings of civilisations only serves to reinforce this recent date for catastrophic axial shift. Ginenthal considers the various theories for the causation of ...
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179. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... In addition, the boundary is rich in organic carbon and nitrogen indicating sudden massive plankton death followed by acid rain. Climatic flips source: New Scientist 9.6 .88, p. 48 At last someone has started to consider mathematical catastrophe theory' in relation to at least one other science. Ultimately it will surely be realised that uniformitarianism can no longer rule in any discipline. The breakthrough comes in climatology where researchers have suggested that the Earth's climate may have two or more stable states for any given set of conditions, e.g . with a particular concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere Earth may be stable with or without an ice cap. As the CO2 level ...
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... had not been eternally fixed in space and time. Searching for a scientific (empirico-rational) explanation, he rejected all religious interpretations of creation and destruction. To account for the marine objects at the tops of hills and high mountains far removed from the sea, his mind leaped ahead of contemporary thought to embrace conceptions of both geological catastrophism and uniformitarianism as well as anticipating the theory of biological evolution (ideas that are still hard for some thinkers to accept even today). In the layers of mountain stone, Leonardo da Vinci studied the fossilised evidence: various marine shells, sea snails, oysters, corals, scallops, cockles, crabs, cuttlefish, traces of worms, and ...
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