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191. On the Need for "Serious Scientific Meetings" [Journals] [Pensee]
... , had at least responded to the one major discussion of that subject vis-a-vis Velikovsky (L . Rose, "Babylonian Observations of Venus," Pensee, Winter, 1972-73), he might have furthered the current evaluation of Velikovsky's work, if only by acknowledging Rose's contentions and rebutting them. Instead, he brought to the tablets those very uniformitarian assumptions Rose had discredited, and, to no one's surprise, emerged with uniformitarian conclusions. Would any scholar, addressing any other man's work in similar ignorance of the central contributions of others, have escaped with his reputation intact? Begging the Question 2) Any person attempting to criticize a theory must first get into that theory, see ...
192. Assyrians, Sodom, and Red Herrings [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... years. To accept this one would have to accept the first half of Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision- the52-year Venus close-contact cycles, but reject the second half- the 15-year Mars cycles. Why should we, when Velikovsky's thesis is argued with impressive documentation, and Sanders has yet to produce any at all? (3 ) Sanders assumes the uniformitarian, conventional, dating of Assyrian chronology, based on the supposed "eclipse" that has been back-calculated to 763 B.C . and is therefore assumed to have happened and described in the limmu list. To put it mildly, this is unsubstantiated assumption. The catastrophist literature over the past five years has several valid challenges to this ...
193. Sothic Dating Redux (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... , a muddle of Censorinus, a muddle of the concept of arcus visionis (see also his 1950 work, page 7), a muddle of the apparent motions of Sirius, and a muddle of the Canopus Decree, then he has done little to inspire our confidence in his authoritative pronouncements regarding other matters. On the general subject of uniformitarian pronouncements regarding ancient evidence, see my discussion in KRONOS IV:2 , pages 39-43, which I also consider applicable here. One final point: it is too late to ask Velikovsky why he did not cite Parker; it is not too late to ask Parker why he has never cited Velikovsky. Perhaps the answer to both questions ...
194. William H. Stiebing, Jr., and Immanuel Velikovsky [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... Worlds in Collision appeared with its prediction about Mars, stated that ". .. when men arrive [on Mars] after an eight month voyage through space, they will wander over a gently sloping landscape and by enormous numbers of eroded, flat-bottomed craters." (81) And, surely, the basis of these predictions made excellent uniformitarian sense. If, as was clearly observed, Mars experienced dust storms for "thousands of millions of years," everything on the planet would be annihilated. The mountains would be eroded down to hills, the rocks ground to sand, the craters would all be softly rounded basins. The entire planet would be sand, sand and ...
195. Evidence of Careenings of the Globe [Books]
... Cataclysmists," or "Catastrophists." They held to the inherited, then accepted, theory that the main changes observable in the earth's surface were the results of an adjusting power different from what is now commonly understood as The Laws of Nature. In the view of the newer school of thought, represented by those referred to as "Uniformitarians," the workings of natural, uncbanging, explainable forces could account for all of the changes in the surface of the globe. Since then, the scientific world has become, in its beliefs, wholly uniformitarian; the cataclysmic theory of geological changes through the caprice of nature has been gradually abandoned. The missing link, which kept ...
196. Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... with one of six bursts of extinction that spanned about 1 Myr . 0 Myr Cenozoic QUATERNARY 2 TERTIARY 65 CRETACEOUS 144 Mesozoic JURASSIC 213 TRIASSIC 248 PERMIAN 286 Late CARBONIFEROUS Palaeozoic 360 DEVONIAN 408 SILURIAN 438 Early ORDOVICIAN Palaeozoic 505 CAMBRIAN 590 PRECAMBRIAN Figure 1. Table of the geological periods, with approximate dates using the potassium-argon method and uniformitarian assumptions. A periodicity in extinctions? The fossil record as a whole is too poor for it to be known with any certainty when individual species became extinct, but the picture becomes a little clearer, in statistical terms, if taxonomic families (groups of species) are investigated instead. Jack Sepkoski of the Department of Geophysical Sciences, ...
197. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... "the world also is established, that it cannot be moved"), Ps.96:10 (" the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved") and Ps.104:5 (" who laid the foundations of the earth that it should not be removed for ever") are all distinctly uniformitarian in outlook. Incidentally, in passing, uniformitarian views are also expressed about the heavens. See, for example, Ps.89:37 ; Ps.104:19 ; Ps.148:6 . Needless to say, V quotes none of these either. Finally on V's use of Ps.114 on WIC p. ...
198. Planetary Identities: I, The Concept of Deity [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... by his previous mild exhortation' [1 ]. Nor was I lumping' him with Bob Forrest when I stated that, on the matter of planetary identifications, the latter had raised near-identical objections [2 ]. Had I so wanted to lump' him, I would not, inter alia, have also stated that Boyles is no uniformitarian when it comes to cosmic catastrophic events' [3 ]. So why am I returning to this old battleground? The debate Boyles instigated with his original comments concerning the planetary identities of the ancient deities [4 ] has since drawn Derek Shelley-Pearce [5 ] and Bernard Newgrosh [6 ], besides myself, into the fray. ...
199. World Ages Archive [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... C . has supposedly ushered in an era whence the "rational" or "modern" mode of scientific inquiry had, throughout much of the ancient world, at last replaced the more "primitive" and "pre-logical" belief of the ancients in the cyclical flow of nature and history. The angry planetary gods had been replaced by the uniformitarian, or orderly, understanding of the cosmos. The author convincingly argues that, with Western civilization's attempts to discredit Pre-Socratic literature as viable scientific sources, modern scholarship has been led astray for millennia. Contents: Part I - 4,413 BCE to 2,730 BCE: Ch. 1: The Formative Period. Ch. 2 ...
200. The Greenland Ice Cores [Journals] [Kronos]
... continue to avow that when they are able to drill in the right places with the right drill they too will have their hundreds of thousands of years. One is reminded somehow of Berossus and Manetho! THE WISCONSIN There are many reasons for studying ice cores (and other stratigraphical records), but one of the principal reasons that appeals to uniformitarian geologists is that the ice cores may be a source of chronological and other information about the more recent ice ages. These investigators have some interest in historically dated events, such as volcanic eruptions, but the impression one gets is that the main appeal of volcanic eruptions is that they serve as corrective benchmarks for the more recent parts of ...
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