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281. A Revised Astronomical Chronology for Egypt [Articles]
... better. If I left it here, somebody would get up and say, you've forgotten the second assumption because the assumption I have dealt with is that the calendar had not been reformed, I am saying it was reformed. If we think that we are now travelling in a bus, I have just made the first stop, all uniformitarians get off here, you can take something home with you, you can have the new chronology without catastrophe. Going on from there, however, we have to deal with the possibility of catastrophes that changed the motions of the Earth. This is where I deprecate Velikovsky's own approach that, just because we have those things, we ...
282. Why Pensee? [Journals] [Pensee]
... not-too-distant future will see other journals springing up in response to the great diversity of such research now underway). However, our coverage will broaden to encompass evidences for and against catastrophism in general; new investigations throwing light on the recent history of the Solar System, including Earth, and on man's past; in-depth examination of the underpinnings supporting uniformitarianism and conventional evolutionary theory; and bold efforts to spotlight scientific misbehavior and delineate the nature of the scientific process. We are aware of a tension between two ideals: on the one hand, we seek to keep the contents of Pensee within reach of the non-specialized reader who lacks extensive scientific training; on the other hand, as our ...
283. Fingerprints of The Gods [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... precluded the whole book from being accorded the serious consideration merited by some of its other sections. However, that apart, it seems to me that the possibility of cyclical near-extinctions of life in global cataclysms is an area of science which merits further study and wider dissemination of existing information. The battle for supremacy between the protagonists of Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism in the nineteenth century was lost by the catastrophists in an era when Darwinian biology needed a concept such as uniformitarianism to be able to make inroads into the then current scientific paradigm of catastrophism. However, in my view, modern day catastrophists, starting with Velikovsky, have unearthed an array of observations, legends, myths and hard scientific ...
284. C&C Review 1988 Issue (Volume X): Contents [Journals] [SIS Review]
... An Integrated Model for an Earthwide Event at 2300 BC: Part III, the Geological Evidence 11 In the third of his series of articles examining the evidence for a major disruption at or around 2300 BC, Moe Mandelkehr has amassed a wealth of geological data in support of his thesis. His impressive catalogue of data constitutes a challenge both to uniformitarians (who have to explain the disruptions) and to catastrophists (who have to indicate their source). David Rohl & Bernard Newgrosh: The El Amarna Letters and the New Chronology 23 A successful revised chronology for the ancient Near East must take into account the evidence of the El Amarna Letters. This paper re-examines their witness and compares ...
285. Sun 13 July Abstracts [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... need for reassurance in respect of salvation from a predicted cosmic threat. But if sophistry fails, the human condition seems to be one in which secularists and hedonists in the name of condition seems to be one in which secularists and hedonists in the name of truth, beauty and freedom will commonly respond by pursuing such as millenarianism, utopianism and uniformitarianism, even as a recipe for revolution. With the "establishment' of such "enlightenment" it is a moot point of course whether English (n =2 ) will be the vehicle through which the knowledge and experience of western civilisation are transmitted beyond the next dark age. 9:45 Prof William Mullen, Bard College The ...
286. Sea Level Changes [Journals] [SIS Review]
... during the Ice Ages. However, sea level changes may not have been so great if other factors are taken into account such as tectonic uplift and land subsidence. Plate movement is another factor. For example, if Europe is moving away from North America, this may have involved episodes of enhanced or rapid spread, in contrast to the uniformitarian idea of continuous slow drift. Plate movement not only buckled hills and mountains and raised shorelines but caused the subsidence of land in some regions, as a result of stretched plates. This has historically affected the North Sea basin and may lie at the root of the sea level rises which occurred in the late Roman period. The geology ...
287. Celestial Rings [Journals] [Aeon]
... 1 ) involving rings alone; (2 ) involving rings in conjunction with planets; and (3 ) involving rings in conjunction with comets. I can't tell which of the three explanations he himself prefers. Still on page 30, Zemel refers to dark matter in rings. Clearly, this is not the same "dark matter" that uniformitarians invoke to provide gravitational cohesion to galaxies. But I can't tell whether this matter is supposed to be plasma, dispersed dust, or something else. I look forward to his response to these questions. Henry Zemel explains: It seems that my dyslexic terminology did not escape the discerning eye of an experienced linguist. Professor Wescott is correct ...
288. Confusion Breeds on Assumptions [Journals] [SIS Review]
... that it rests with Lyell, the leading geologist of the early 19th century. By his brief foray into the political arena in support of his friend Scrope, in promoting the aims of the Liberals against the ruling Conservatives, Lyell used his position as President with the London Geology Society to further Hutton's Gradualism', later to become known as Uniformitarianism, which relegated catastrophism to the background. Many articles were re-written without their catastrophic content, while others were widely ridiculed. The outcome was that stories in mythology that were worthy of investigation were denied completely because they were totally irrelevant to the accepted geological timescale. This tacit ban is still being applied, mainly by peer review reluctant to ...
289. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Galileo versus the Pope. Science is shown to be as bedevilled by human foibles as any other subject. Night Comes to the Cretaceous by James Lawrence Powell, WH Freeman, $22.95 This is an account of the evidence for a massive impact at the end of the Cretaceous and how it has transformed modern geology from a geocentric uniformitarianism to a discipline which considers the role of cosmic catastrophe in the history of the Earth. Lost Civilisations of the Stone Age by Richard Rudgely, Century, £17.99 Rudgley brings together evidence from archaeology, anthropology and ancient history to argue that Stone Age people were more advanced in their technological and exploratory achievements than they have been ...
290. Perilous Planet Earth – Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages, by Trevor Palmer (Book Review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... there must be something wrong with it, and there is. It is one more attempt, and a good show, to sneak the overwhelming new paradigm of quantavolution into Victorian England. I cannot recommend it as a record of the history of the scientific movement of the fringe in its valiant and often mad efforts to crack the barriers of uniformitarianism – it is too incomplete and strenuously current for that. The author came late upon the battleground, when most of the corpses had been carried off. It ignores most rough passages of the stresses in science, that are still occurring, without the full climax in sight, thus serving as a kind of Sunday School version of neo-catastrophism ...
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