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271. Reversals of the Earth? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... same. Both the Polynesians and the Hopi have used rote-learning, a method that can be (and has been) staggeringly effective even via a chain of people who don't understand the message. The psychologists' party trick of passing a message round a group of people, ending up with a garbled version of the original - so beloved by uniformitarians who use it to explain away those unlikely and impossible legends - is totally inapplicable to rote-learning. The Polynesians know that - they can still steer by the stars with confidence despite the psychologists' "proof" to the contrary. The Hopi, and many other groups of people living with the old ways, know it too. Only ...
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... and 5 maps. It was, as its subtitle made clear, "An Essay". It first surveyed the palaeontological and evolutionary records and rightly asked, if one represented the Earth's history by the length of a year, but of which geology and palaeontology occupied 364 days 23 hours and 59 minutes, and the observed facts [of uniformitarianism] only 60 seconds, how could any extrapolation from this be sound? [64] . It then surveyed the historical evidence for meteoritic impacts and the frequencies of giant' meteorite falls. It pointed out that Catastrophism by meteorite impact was not at all incompatible with slow evolution [65] . Repeatedly Gallant affirmed the fundamental fact' ...
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... Earth, and they have then sketched in those details permitted by the astronomers' general outline. The astronomers inform these other disciplines that Earth has been substantially undisturbed on its orbit for billions of years, and that whatever changes may have taken place on Earth are traceable exclusively to causes of the sort that we see operating today. This is uniformitarianism: the unproved assumption that the only factors that could have operated in the past are the factors that we see operating today. The other disciplines have meekly accepted this uniformitarian thesis, and have done so without seriously examining the evidence or the lack of evidence. It has become standard operating procedure to divert one's critical eye from everything but ...
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274. The Scars Of Mars Part II [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... decade, Voyager has photographed dark, rocky rings which are not visible with a telescope, surrounding both Jupiter and Uranus. Once it seemed that only Saturn had experienced a fragmentation, exhibiting the ice rings to prove it. Now it appears that Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Mars have twice experienced fragmentations. This bodes poorly for the uniformitarian theory of planet origin. Catastrophism. If Mars once had an orbit farther out than its current orbit, it could easily have had that same orbit with part of it closer in than its current orbit. Figure 1 illustrates the conclusion of the Seattle research team with regard to catastrophic implications. Evidence is being amassed to substantiate the theory ...
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275. The Olympian Rulers [Books] [de Grazia books]
... There is no noticeable distinction between the types of craters found on Moon and Mars and those of Mercury. Again this is a surprising finding, considering how differently placed the three bodies are in relation to the Sun and to the asteroidal belt. A single bombardment- why it should be "single" is difficult to understand even from a uniformitarian viewpoint-is postulated to have devastated the planet [50]. Again Bruce C. Murray may be quoted, as representing so frankly the puzzles confronting solar system evolutionists : "The bombardment could have originated...with a single object perturbed to pass near the earth or Venus from an initial orbit beyond Jupiter, Tidal disruptions on the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 16  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/chaos/ch09.htm
276. CHZ and Solar System Stability [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... another dilemma. Scientists tell us that, based on the crater counts on Mars' surface, we are looking at a surface that is 3 to 4 billion years old. (21) We have also been told that the river systems on Mars are 3 to 4 billion years old. (22) However, any analysis based on uniformitarian erosional processes fails to correlate the ancient impacts with ancient river systems. The problem has to do with crater sizes and counts on the Martian surface. David Morrison and Tobias Owen touch upon this problem: Mars has fewer large basins than the Moon, in spite of its much larger surface area. What does this mean? One possibility ...
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... marked by provincial secession, local insurrection, and feuding between rival power centers. After this catalog of errors, it may be well to emphasize the strengths of Jaynes' argument, which are many and impressive. First of all, that argument is, in Adam Makkai's phrase, a "paradigmbuster." It breaks the mold of implicit uniformitarianism which has, since the nineteenth century, imprisoned Orientalists and historians quite as effectively as explicit uniformitarianism has imprisoned astronomers and paleontologists. In each case, the result has been an unjustified assumption that both the physical world and the human mind have remained essentially the same since the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, and that such changes as are ...
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278. Floods and Tides [Books] [de Grazia books]
... in somewhat the same seesawing position as Bretz of Scablands fame. Let us take up the Indian case first. Here, on the one side, are the true catastrophists, religious or scientific, who say that the Indus civilization was wrecked by the mid-second millennium Venusian events - mostly earth movements and tidal floods. In full opposition, the uniformitarian extremist would be one scholar (Fairservis) who deems the Indus culture to have declined because of economic extravagance and poor ecological practices, until finally the Aryans of the northern plateau could swoop down upon the remains [14]. The area under discussion is of great size. The influence and interconnections of the Indus and probably pre-Indus culture ...
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279. Cosmic Instability [Books] [de Grazia books]
... 1773) in their attempts to show that the mean planetary distance would always stay within bounds and that collisions were nearly impossible. Laplace (1749-1827) in 1784 declared that planetary inclinations and eccentricities must remain small [20]. Laplace had guessed 10 million years as the duration of the present stability, a soothing enough figure to unleash the uniformitarians to pursue time enough on Earth for sedimentation, surface changes, and evolution of life to occur. Or so they thought. With a present Earth-age estimate of some 5 billion years, 500 times greater than his 10 million years, there might have been 500 world collisions in Earth history, and another may be just around the corner ...
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... have specialized; they want to know more than anyone else about that given specialty. And the result is that they don't know very much about other areas that may have a bearing on their specialty. And all of these people go their separate ways, accepting without question the overall framework that blankets them all, and that overall framework is uniformitarianism. It takes someone of tremendous scope, such as Velikovsky, to even question that which he has done. GREENBERG: To reinforce this, I would like to say that, if Velikovsky is right, then his theories are not only recognized as being right but he is recognized as an extraordinary man. So there are two things ...
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