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11. Response to Critique by Leroy Ellenberger [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... . These are valid concerns. We will not knowingly present any model of planetary catastrophism that violates Newtonian mechanics. We suggest that Ellenberger's conclusions are a result of incomplete analysis, premature conclusions, and careless attention to "details." We believe his conclusions reflect static rather than dynamic thinking. Such "mental gridlock" is not uncommon where uniformitarianism traffics. We will present the unraveling process of Mars' orbit. Once, Mars was in orbit resonance with Jupiter at 6:1 (six orbits of Mars on the average precisely equaled one Jupiter orbit). Simultaneously, the orbit of Mars was in 1:2 resonance (722 vs. 361 days) with the Earth's ...
12. Ballochroy, Kintraw, and Mackie (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... Scotland [KRONOS IV:3 , pp. 23-55] and am impelled to write to you because of various inaccuracies and misconceptions which they contain. The major misconception of course is that my original article in Pensée was written to prove or disprove any particular hypothesis. The second paragraph stated: "It is important that everyone- catastrophists, uniformitarians and don't knows' alike- understands the purpose of this article. It is to review the evidence as impartially as possible, and to try to decide whether this can be explained only on uniformitarian assumptions, or whether it can also fit a catastrophic theory but less well, or whether it in fact fits such a theory better. ...
13. Actualism in Geology and in Geography [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... From: Catastrophist Geology Year 1 No. 1 (June 1976) Home | Issue Contents Actualism in Geology and in Geography W. J. Jong See notes 1 and 2. The great geological controversies of the first half of the 19th century are usually described as ending in the rejection of catastrophism and diluvialism and the victory of uniformitarianism, or actualism as it is called on the Continent. The names of HUTTON and PLAYFAIR in Britain, Of VON HOFF in Germany and, somewhat later, those Of PREVOST in France and LYELL in England are linked to the latter theory, whereas WERNER, CUNIER and BUCKLAND, among others, are quoted as protagonists of catastrophism. Thus ...
14. CLASHING MAGNETIC FIELDS [Journals] [Aeon]
... the significant fundamental of Earth history. Unfortunately, in our conformist society, rejection of the nebular hypothesis must be achieved in the privacy of the reader's own intellectual circle, and outside the halls of academia. Modern Science, in mistakenly advocating the nebular hypothesis, tends to cloud error with complexity in a desperate pursuit of faith in gradualism and uniformitarianism. Conversations in the language of buzz words such as "billions and billions of years" and specialty jargon discourage inquiry and relegates truth to the hinterlands of scientific thought. ANCIENT MARS AND EARTH ORBITS A very different planetary orbital relationship between Mars and Earth is the subject of a book entitled Catastrophism and the Old Testament (1988) written ...
15. Prehistory and Earth Models [Books]
... of geologic time, considerable new information and experimental results of IGY were coming to the forefront, suggesting that continental drift may no longer be an unacceptable theory but rather a fairly well-supported one. This all tended to generate further interest and belief in the original contention. The big question in the author's mind was: how were geologic time and uniformitarianism going to survive an established continental drift, which would seem to strike at the very foundations of Historical Geology? ' Geologists had previously postulated the concept of growing continents, and their models of sedimentation depended on this concept. Now they were confronted with a permanent, previously unbroken- prior to the split of Pangaea - granitic crust that ...
16. Catastrophist Geology [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... From: Catastrophist Geology Year 1 No. 1 (June 1976) Home | Issue Contents Catastrophist Geology Han Kloosterman A magazine to be dedicated to the Study of discontinuities in Earth history Circulated among the participants of the Charles Lyell centenary symposium, London. Uniformitarianism holds that the processes governing the Earth's organic and inorganic past were the same as those apparent today, and that they operated then at the same intensity and rate as now. When they consider this definition thoughtfully, many geologists realize that they do not really agree with it. Too many events in the Earth's history do not fit a uniformitarian system - enormous calderas, plateau basalts, ice ages, alpine nappes, bone ...
17. Long Term Violation of Uniformitarianism Demonstrated by Fossil Discoveries in Polar Regions [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1991 No 2 (Jan 1992) Home | Issue Contents HORIZONS Long Term Violation of Uniformitarianism Demonstrated by Fossil Discoveries in Polar Regions (An address to be read in absentia for the November 1991 Haliburton seminar) Notwithstanding his documented shortcomings, Immanuel Velikovsky, more than any other individual, was the catalyst for the revival of catastrophist thought in the space and earth sciences since World War Two. The Alvarez paper of 1980 sparked the productive phase of modern catastrophism, with ordinary scientists publishing findings that supported a hypothesized catastrophe of meteoric or cometary collision at the K-T boundary. Over 80 scientific reports support this disruptive event of 65 million years ago. ...
18. The Signature of Catastrophe (Reinterpreting the Geological Record) [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon I:2 (Feb 1988) Home | Issue Contents The Signature of Catastrophe (Reinterpreting the Geological Record)James E. Strickling FOREWORD Our geology and anthropology textbooks today boldly declare the credo of uniformitarianism: "The present is the key to the past." In most scientific forums today the rule is that no theory will be entertained that does not rest on this principle. And the credo is not restricted to terrestrial science: Dwardu Cardona comments that "modern astronomers, who should know better, also look up at the sky and what they do not see there, they believe could never have existed. What doesn't happen now, they have the ...
19. Marx, Engels, and Darwin [Books] [de Grazia books]
... From: The Burning of Troy, by Alfred De Grazia Home | Issue Contents CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Marx, Engels, and Darwin More research is needed to delineate the attitudes of Karl Marx and Frederick (or Friedrich) Engels towards the Uniformitarian and Catastrophist paradigms of the nineteenth century, and to explain why the two men chose to align themselves with the Uniformitarian rather than the Catastrophist mode of thought. After all, were they not complete revolutionaries? The term "paradigm" has been popularized by Thomas Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962; 2nd ed., Chicago, U. of Chicago Press, 1970). The term embraces much of the theory and discussion ...
20. Planetary Worship [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... to time, people like Chris Boyles find it necessary to question this verity. What is even more surprising is that Boyles can bring himself to state that the astronomical origin of the major gods of antiquity is a premise that has been "pulled out of a hat'.(1 ) Derek Shelley-Pearce criticized Boyles for "too easily accepting the uniformitarian premise" to the contrary.(2 ) Yet Boyles is no uniformitarian when it comes to cosmic catastrophic events, especially when he admits that such events "are more likely to instigate a myth-making process".(3 ) Thus Boyles seems to have placed himself in the incongruous position of accepting tales about gods as pertaining to planetary ...
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