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311. Dr. Robert Schoch: Voices of the Rocks [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... . XIV plus 258 pages and 27 photographs. Synopsis: What does science have to say about the evidence of lost civilizations? A noted scientist makes a case for the next great paradigm shift in the continuing history of civilization. Review of Voices of the Rocks from Amazon.com: Everything changes. The great 19th-century battle between catastrophists and uniformitarians seemed to end with the notion of global cataclysms being dismissed as a back door to the supernatural. But the catastrophist theory has gradually become more and more plausible, so that now, less than a hundred years later, it is widely believed that mass extinctions are linked to meteor strikes. Geologist Robert M. Schoch believes that if ...
312. A Call To Action [Journals] [Pensee]
... consideration in reality. Even if it were true, it must be remembered that the time-span involved may be decades or indeed centuries. We have by no means reached the stage of computerizing scientific value-judgments; nothing happens automatically in science when egos and reputations are at stake. 2. Another assumption is that if an old theory (such as uniformitarianism) is false, it would have been exposed before now, especially with the information explosion of the past few decades. This is the past tense of the first attitude. Actually, the rush of new data has piled up more problems and encouraged more specialization and less willingness to place evidence in larger patterns. This in itself has ...
313. Failure of a Concept? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Osorkon II. Elsewhere he points to a "remarkable prodigy of uncertain nature somehow connected with the Moon" and a calendrical reform, in a text of Shoshenk III that is notoriously difficult to interpret (II, viii: "The Reforming of the Calendar"). Third, there is the shadow clock of Fayyûm that apparently defies a uniformitarian explanation (II, vii: "The Shadow Clock"), and Marx adds the point that the Libyan period, a time of weakness and disorder, suits the "unsafe century" of the Mars catastrophes. [* NB - Velikovsky's tentative suggestion that the "flood [i .e . river] of Egypt" of ...
314. Editorial [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... it captured the public imagination. It feels like we're still waiting for catastrophism to re-capture the public's imagination. The word catastrophism' was first coined byWilliam Whewell in his "Review of Lyell's Principles of Geology," vol. II, in Quarterly Review, Vol. 93, March, 1832: 103-132 [for an historical account, see Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution by Trevor Palmer in C&C Review 1996:1 ] People tend to prefer to visualise ideas. Velikovsky showed in Worlds in Collision that mythological stories and images could hold the key to our catastrophic past. But it seems that a bunch of ambiguous archaic drawings weren't quite enough to capture our imagination in the ...
315. "VELIKOVSKY AND THE RECENT HISTORY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM" [Journals] [Pensee]
... " really constant? (Most likely not, according to Dr. John Lynde Anderson.) Could planetary orbits have reversed their order of distance from the Sun in historical times? (Yes, if you are listening to Prof. Robert W. Bass, celestial mechanician.) Do the megalithic monuments in the United Kingdom bespeak catastrophes or uniformitarianism? (More research is needed, says Scotland's Dr. Euan MacKie.) Do the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations and folklore show evidence of Velikovskian catastrophes? (The case is good, claims Dr. William Mullen.) "Catastrophism has in recent years emerged as an interesting and respectable alternative to theories based on a uniformitarian viewpoint of planetary ...
316. Noah's Flood: Mars Flyby [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the Tibetan Plateau was uplifted at this flyby time- including the Himalayas, the Trans-Himalayas, the Kun Luns, the Tien Shans, the Nan Shans, and the Hindu Kish ranges. The Himalayas, on the southern flank of this uplift region, 1400 miles long, were upthrusted in less than 30 catastrophic minutes (not 150 million serene uniformitarian years). Both electrical induction and tides on spheres behave according to the inverse of the distance cubed law (not the distance squared). Thus, if oceanic tides were 4800 feet high at the highest place on the Earth at the 15,000-mile perigee, those tides were also: 600 feet high with Mars at 30, ...
317. S.I.S. Spring Meeting, 1983 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... it to then spread by very rapid natural selection and dominate the hominid population. "The whole process for humanization and acculturation throughout the world, would be short under these conditions.... probably under a thousand years". A rapid scenario for human evolution along these lines requires a much shorter time-scale than that demanded by gradual, uniformitarian, Darwinian evolution, and the long-term radiometric dating techniques (all of which de Grazia holds in the gravest doubt). Though hesitating to provide a guesstimate' for such imponderable quantities, he did speculate that tens of thousands, rather than several millions of years, would suffice to account for the human fossil record. He illustrated ways ...
318. Quantavolutions [Books] [de Grazia books]
... a terrible impression burned in upon the very substance of human memory."[1 ] Because catastrophism is a word that excites emotion and connotes only destruction, the present work and the series to which it belongs prefers the more general idea implied in the word quantavolution. The concept allows a more peaceful invasion of the realms of gradualism, uniformitarianism, evolution, and anthropology. I do not mean this book to be violent and bloodcurdling. We have far too much of such stimulus today on television, in movies and in other books and magazines. I even go so far as to say that the Earth system has been settling down - this without conclusive evidence. But facts ...
319. Perilous Planet Earth [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... Catastrophism dominates for centuries, but then gives way to gradualism: 1. Mythology, religion and catastrophism; 2. Hutton: fact and fiction about the origins of modern gradualism; 3. Cuvier and Lamarck: choosing between extinction and evolution; 4. Natural theology and Noah's Flood: the high-water mark of catastrophism; 5. Catastrophism, uniformitarianism and idealist philosophy; 6. Lyell triumphant: gradualism dominates geology; 7. Darwin and evolution; 8. After the Origin: the triumph of evolutionary gradualism; Section B: From 1900 to 1979: Gradualism reigns supreme: 9. Neo-Darwinism: the Modern Synthesis; 10. Phyletic gradualism; 11. Gradualist perceptions of human evolution ...
320. Precursors of Quantavolution [Books] [de Grazia books]
... into an awkward position where, on the one hand, he was extolling the observations of ancient catastrophists of religion and natural history but disdaining the multitude of their descendants who were equally impressed by ancient catastrophism; he lost sight of most of the world's people when accusing mankind of a collective amnesia of ancient catastrophes, focusing his mind upon the uniformitarian intelligentsia of modern times. He was loath to draw sustenance from and give thanks to the long line of Christian defenders of the historical and catastrophic accuracy of the Bible, whose works on subjects such as evolution and geology were, for their times, as good as his own in Earth in Upheaval. He was unfriendly to religiously committed ...
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