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221. Arctic Tundra Mammoth Steppe Or Velikovskian Poleshift? [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... lean weight, it take;, a proboscidean, such as a mammoth, twice the energy to walk or stand. In more gracile ungulates, such as caribou, however, walking requires only 20% increase in energy over standing."42 What Lyell suggested over 100 years ago was ignored for that same 100 or more years until uniformitarians finally understood a colder arctic environment would not be ecologically salubrious for large herbivore mammals. Therefore, Lyell's concept was dusted off and refashioned to create an environment that is totally different from anything known that exists today or at any other time. The thesis of a warm arctic was developed by R. Dale Guthrie.43 What Guthrie has ...
222. Discussion Questions From the Floor [Journals] [Aeon]
... In the recent geological past there have been numerous volcanic explosions of massive size in the North American northwest, and there is, to my knowledge, no consistent evidence of their registering in the cores that have been taken. It will also be clear to any objective observer that a host of imaginable meteorological episodes (though not fitting neatly into uniformitarian assumptions) could eliminate by melting whole centuries, or even millennia of the presumed recent record. So while the only ice core reference to volcanic dust seems to be one major event circa 1,500 B.C . 150 years, even this needs to be treated cautiously.-. I have never claimed that Dr. U ...
223. The Recency of the Surface [Books] [de Grazia books]
... striking the ocean floor. This would amount to a column of 730 meters in 1000 years, assuming that inedible waste and compression cancel each other out. Since the ocean sediments average one kilometer, and our live precipitation meter may be at a typical location, the column will reach the average depth of sediments in about 1350 years, under uniformitarian suppositions. With a negatively exponential fall-out, cepola would have once fed more quickly than he does today. So the ocean bottom cannot be older than 1350 years, and ethology becomes the queen of clockmakers. Quantavolution should be embarrassed to joke so, if science were not on some occasions a theatre of the absurd. One can reflect ...
224. 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 ...
225. The Garden, the Fall and the Restoration [Articles]
... Velikovsky's book Mankind in Amnesia will go into that from his point of view but there will be others who take variations on that." Shane Mage: "In Worlds in Collision, Plato was cited on numerous usually crucial concepts. The first that he cited seemed highly catastrophist, but in context they also appear highly allegorical and subject to uniformitarian as well as catastrophist representations. Was Velikovsky justified in relying on the authority of the founder and fountainhead of Western thought? The problem is aggravated by Plato's repeated warnings against any simplistic or literal approach to his writings. For instance, in the dialogue with Phaedrus, Socrates says that anyone who thinks that he has left any substantial knowledge ...
226. The Devil's Advocate [Books] [de Grazia books]
... From: Chaos and Creation, by Alfred De Grazia Home | Issue Contents CHAPTER ELEVEN The Devil's Advocate 1 January 1980 Dear Professor de Grazia: I have now read your manuscript, "Chaos and Creation," in its entirety and have a number of criticisms to offer. You asked me to comment upon the work as a "uniformitarian," which I suppose you can call me, but naturally I feel that I am judging the material on grounds of science and scholarship, rather than upon the basis of what is non-uniformitarian. As a matter of fact, I should say that I have found some points of agreement with your work, and, if I do ...
227. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... slopes above Spirit Lake by a giant water wave are being deposited on the lake bottom, some in an upright position. Future research of this phenomenon may give more insight into the catastrophic formation of coal, which similar upright trees have sometimes been found. It will be interesting to see how much publicity is given to such facts by the uniformitarian establishment. Flight - A Double Miracle?sources: NEW SCIENTIST 15.3 .84, p.20; NATURE 307, p.733 Did birds evolve from dinosaurs twice? Difficult as it is to explain the development of flying birds from running reptiles by a slow process of natural selection, it now seems that neo-Darwinists must ...
228. Mulholland: "A Celestial Mechanician Whose Name is Almost Synonymous with High Precision" [Journals] [Kronos]
... with the fact that he does not understand how the solar system could have arrived at its present state if there were near-collisions within the historical past. Perhaps his understanding would be improved if he would carefully read Velikovsky's own discussions of these matters as well as some of the supporting literature, rather than just repeat the same old tired dogmas of uniformitarian astronomy. Mulholland repeatedly claimed, both in his paper and in the discussions, that contemporary celestial mechanics takes into account electromagnetic factors. But when it came down to specifics, he was overly eager to reject such factors, and was not even aware of relevant developments within his own field. When Velikovsky mentioned the discovery by Danjon that ...
229. Ejections, Resonances, and Inversions [Journals] [Kronos]
... A planet only one tenth as massive as Earth could not easily effect a capture. Suppose that eight small satellites of Jupiter are captured asteroids. Then Mars, with a mass only 1/2950 that of Jupiter, has done extraordinarily well to have been able to latch onto two such bodies . . ." (52) From a uniformitarian point of view, neither theory seems adequate to account for the presence of these two celestial boulders around Mars. Yet a theory can be formulated which dictates that these two objects of unknown origin have been circling Mars for millions of years. Actually, the lack of probability of capture as illustrated by Richardson only holds true on a uniformitarian ...
230. Solaria Binaria [Books] [de Grazia books]
... that any deductions about Jupiter are likely to apply to the other gaseous type planets, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. An event in one of these may also be linked to events in others, so the problem of cosmic catastrophes is that much simpler." THE STACKED BINARY SYSTEM Up to the moment, catastrophists and uniformitarians have conducted their debate on the premise that the planes have always orbited close to the plane of the ecliptic. Whenever catastrophists have invoked planetary or cometary deviations to explain titanic encounters, they have assumed them to occur on or about the imaginary line that defines the orbit of the planet Earth about the Sun. Thus, Venus is said ...
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