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361. Comets And Catastrophes [Journals] [Pensee]
... he mentions that there is no explanation in condensation theories for the presence of complex hydrocarbon compounds in comet nuclei. Vsekhsvyatskii plots the distribution of all known comets against the logarithm of their periods. A comparison with the distribution near the parabolic limit derived from Oort's data demonstrates the absence of a steady state in the system of comets, thereby excluding uniformitarian capture models. (Incidentally, capture models often assume that comets originate somewhere outside the solar system and are attracted by the sun's gravitational field. Perturbations of the comets by Jupiter are thought to create orbital characteristics for the comets such that they are captured in orbits around the sun. But Chao-Ho-Sung (Ph. D. thesis, Yale ...
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... on time scales measured in centuries. When Mulholland insists that the capture of Mercury's spin by the sun and of that of Venus by the earth constitute evidence against recent near-collisions, he seems to be falling victim to what Rose (Pensee, Winter, 1973, p. 18) calls the "astronomers' dogma" --"the uniformitarian attitude that the solar system has for untold years been just as it is now." Mulholland says: "We do know something about the magnitude of the tides and the time required for them to be effective." The argument ignores the fact that tidal forces would be much stronger during close encounters. Furthermore, although a celestial-mechanical ...
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363. Myth and Method [Journals] [SIS Review]
... like to turn to an important line of criticism of it, forcibly expounded by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (The Velikovsky Affair, pp. 251 - 253): in summary, "( Velikovsky) has not only chosen his sources; he has even chosen what they shall mean." This line of argument has considerable appeal; it also has uniformitarian presuppositions. Look at it from the other side: if Velikovsky's cosmogony is anything like correct, and given reasonable assumptions about the states of cultural development of ancient peoples and about metamorphic processes operating on cosmogonic texts, might not the textual end-products look like what we actually find ? Consideration of the contrary lines of argument has led me to ...
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364. Focus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . Other major articles in the issue are David Griffard's Psychology and Ancient Astronomical Discovery and Ronald D. Long's Re-examination of the "Sothic Calendar". Taking his lead from Marshack, Griffard presents an extensively documented and provocative study of prehistoric cultures of the world, whose strong astronomical tradition fits poorly (up to the 7th century BC) with uniformitarian views or the learning models of behavioural science. Long's authoritative paper, reprinted from Orientalia 43 (1974), surveys the history and continuing problems of attempts at Sothic dating, raising serious doubts regarding the claims made for it. The issue also contains a study of the archaeology of Jericho by Dr Velikovsky and considerations of Peoples of the ...
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365. Focus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Dwardu Cardona's paper on "The Sun of Night" can be recommended as an adjunct to the Tresman/O'Gheoghan article in this issue. Besides book reviews, Kronos II:1 also documents correspondence between Glassboro and the "anti-Velikovsky camp" (Sprague de), and For the Record offers both amusing and stimulating reading on unlikely (to uniformitarians) finds of fossils and bones. All in all, an essential addition to the Velikovskian library. Volume II, No. 1, expected this winter, will be a special issue designed to redress the balance of the "inquisition" at the AAAS (reported in Pensée VII). POSTSCRIPT: This issue, timed to coincide ...
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366. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... This 53-page work is the first in a new publication series which will eventually cover the tablets containing the planetary omens of the Enuma Anu Enlil. Tablet 63, "The Venus Tablet", will be of particular interest to members following the researches of Dr Lynn E Rose and Raymond C. Vaughan, though the authors' approach is solidly uniformitarian. The study consists of a philological introduction and a discussion of the astronomical and textual problems, followed by a transliteration of the various texts. There is a short bibliography, which in passing indicates the variety of dates various experts have calculated from the data for the first year of Ammisaduqa's reign, ranging from 1581 BC to 1920 BC ...
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367. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... evolution: his belief in the Scala Naturae, which linked all forms of life in a graded series; his belief in the principle of plenitude, the idea that there were no gaps in the scale of life or, as we might say today, that all ecological niches must be filled; and the influence of Charles Lyell and his uniformitarian ideas. As with most biologists, from T. H. Huxley onwards, who have felt the need to criticise some aspects of evolutionary theory, Steven Stanley is conscious of the dangers of giving comfort to creationists; accordingly, The New Evolutionary Timetable includes the expected blast against creation science. Near the end of the book, Stanley ...
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368. ... in future issues [Journals] [SIS Review]
... importance of electricity in astronomy - a continuation of British physicist Eric Crew's major contributions to this field. Isaac Newton is well known for his work on gravitation, but not for his revised chronology of the ancient world. How does his historical work compare with Velikovsky's? Ancient standing stones and other astronomical markers - does the evidence square with a uniformitarian or catastrophist picture of the past? Velikovsky's theory of cultural amnesia - Malcolm Lowery reviews its status as a new development in psychological speculation. Radiocarbon data, collected by Tom McCreery, indicates a major climatic and sea-level change, accompanied by a widespread marine transgression during the Holocene period. McCreery assesses the data and suggests that here, at ...
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369. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... only 13 out of 21 Ammizaduga month-length observations were passed by Huber as "correct" (and this was after a substantial proportion of the available raw data had been discarded as being too unreliable to be worth including in the computation at all). The lunar observations can therefore scarcely be said to fit as well or as decisively as most uniformitarians will have hoped (as Huber appears to concede), though there is enough meat in them to permit their being seen as confirming or invalidating individual hypotheses. This finding is also important for the significance of the whole, however, for it is the lunar phenomena which essentially determine the "true starting point" of any particular year ...
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... Velikovsky - all are questionable, and all are being questioned. Over the years some of his specific proposals have been proved wrong. What remains, however, is the clear and certain truth that ancient texts, myths and legends contain testimony of destruction wrought by extra-terrestrial bodies; and that catastrophist models built on that foundation are superior to the uniformitarian and gradualist models which still prevail. Bernard Newgrosh, June 1994. \cdrom\pubs\journals\review\v1993cam\135earth.htm ...
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