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201. The Velikovsky Affair [Books] [de Grazia books]
... of propositions that must be seriously considered by the sciences and humanities. A reading of the book apparently positions one reasonably to annoy many scientists encountered in classrooms, professional meetings and cocktail parties. When my attention was first drawn to the sociological and legalistic aspects of The Velikovsky Affair in 1962, my interest in the substantive problems of catastrophism and uniformitarianism, or revolutionism and evolutionism, was that of a charmed spectator. However it was not long before a question began persistently to intrude upon my mind: Was there only misguidance and foolishness in the jungle-buried history of catastrophist thought or was there lurking in it an alternative model of cosmogony? ' I have pursued now for over a decade ...
202. Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... effects of such catastrophism. At the same time, tectonic theory's biggest weakness is the ad hoc nature of the theories produced to explain the initiation and forces involved in plate movements. It is here that Velikovsky's catastrophism could come into its own. It goes without saying that time scale is a point of radical differences, but here the usual uniformitarian assumptions only overlie a theory which can survive without then. For those who wish to approach the subject of plate tectonics in order to assess the strengths and weaknesses of catastrophic theories in geology (such as in Earth in Upheaval) I can thoroughly recommend The Making of a Continent. The book is written by a layman for laymen and ...
203. Revelation and Catastrophe during the Christian Era: a Basis for Historical Interpolation and Future Extrapolation. [Journals] [SIS Review]
... prefer not to be associated with the ornamental apocalyptics of any ancestral sage. Celestial Chaos From about the middle of the nineteenth century, the authority of the established Church gave way in official eyes to the authority of empirical Science. Thus, when the providential view of the universe could no longer be sustained by a purely theological argument, the uniformitarian view of geological and biological evolution (as introduced by Lyell and Darwin respectively) gained in ascendancy and the idea of cosmic catastrophes fell into scientific disrepute. Initially there was an undercurrent of political correctness' associated with the uniformitarian view as Science established its power (chiefly in the hands of Huxley and his acolytes) and the divine component ...
... necessarily the case, samples can become contaminated and give incorrect dates. So what is billed as an unbiased scientific tool actually leaves considerable room for "interpretation" of the data. It events similar to those described by Velikovsky did occur, then one would expect the production rate of carbon 14 to have varied. It might vary even during uniformitarian periods, but variations during catastrophic times should certainly be expected. Some of the catastrophic events were of short duration, so the change in carbon 14 production caused by these events may not be large compared to changes caused by a process of longer duration. The catastrophe produced a major permanent change in the rate of carbon 14 production, ...
205. Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... alternative explanation to either the neo-Darwinian or the Creationist view points. The objections to the neo-Darwinian synthesis are cited briefly by the author. These include the fact that mutations are mostly disorderly fluctuations of genes, and don't start new lines. The survival of the fittest really only means the survival of those that survive. Fossil dating is predicated on uniformitarian, evolutionary assumptions, and there are doubts about the uniformity of radioactive decay rates. The recent concept of punctuated equilibrium is seen by Strickling as a hopeful sign, but he asks its proponents to accept the sudden emergence of new and completely integrated life forms at these times of dis-equilibrium. Strickling then conducts a critical appraisal of Creationist views ...
206. The Nature of Venus' Heat [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... . The early greenhouse model was promoted by Carl Sagan in 1960 and 1962. (2 ) In 1970, S. I. Rasool and C. de Bergh added the "runaway" aspect to the model. (3 ) Thus, the runaway greenhouse theory was born and was expected to explain the high temperature of Venus by straightforward uniformitarian processes. This model worked its way into both scientific thought and nearly every astronomy textbook, becoming the only other theory about Venus' high temperature besides the catastrophist model presented by Velikovsky, in spite of the fact that 20 years after the runaway greenhouse model was proposed, Werhner von Braun openly admitted that "scientists would like to be ...
207. Chaos and Creation [Books] [de Grazia books]
... both that Venus was known to be an orderly planet before the fifteenth century and at the same time that the Babylonians lacked the ability to make correct observations of Venus before 747 B.C .[ 44] Again, in my opinion, Bentley is proving that the skies were disorganized by the Venusian incursions, yet he was led by uniformitarian presumptions to believe that Hindu astronomers were incompetent before that time. All over the world, a Venus calendar came into being with the incursions of the goddess. This could only mean that the Earth's motions were sufficiently altered to institute a new order of the years and months. Confirming Velikovsky's circumnavigation of cultures on the calendric changes, the ...
208. Astronomical Theories and Ice Ages [Articles]
... it, the geology, they were a bit stuck on, but of course there were people like Charles Lyell, there was Hutton, and various others, who had suggested that the basic geology must be based on the premise that what we see happening today, is what must have been happening in the past, they had this nice uniformitarian idea, there was no reason why things should have changed drastically, so we have to look for mechanisms which fit in with this sort of thing that we see today, like rivers eroding the land a little bit, the sea washing away the coast a little bit, and so on. So that all the geological features that ...
209. In Defence of Higher Chronologies [Journals] [SIS Review]
... reign (20 years later) he would lose vast numbers of men because of mice entering his camp near Pelusium, when he was preparing to attack Sethos of Egypt, and chewing through their bowstrings, quivers and shield-straps during the night, allowing Sethos and his amateur army to slaughter them the next day. (Those mice are a typical uniformitarian pipe-dream . According to Velikovsky, the real reason so many soldiers died was that Earth almost collided with Mars that night.) Clearly, Herodotus is talking not about something that happened to the Persian Darius II Ochos but about something that happened to the Assyrian Sennacherib, nearly 3 centuries earlier than Heinsohn places the debacle. ...
210. Index of Titles
... Evolution Catastrophism and Evolution Catastrophism and the Compulsion to Meaning Catastrophism and the Internet Catastrophism and the Mammoths - I Catastrophism and the Mammoths- III Catastrophism and the Mammoths - II Catastrophism and the Old Testament: The Mars-Earth Conflicts (Review) Catastrophism and the Old Testament Catastrophism and the Old Testament: The Mars-Earth Conflicts by Donald Wesley Patten Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism Catastrophism And Ancient History Catastrophism And Planetary History Catastrophism Archive Project, The Catastrophism! CD: Your help needed Catastrophism! Catastrophist Geology Catastrophist Reading of Religious Systems, A Cattigara - Legend and History by Stan Hall Causal Relationships: Freud, Stekel and Velikovsky Causal Source for the Climatic Changes at 2300 BC, The Causal Source for the Geological ...
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