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31. Ice Core Evidence [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... Vol 2 No 4 (1994) Home | Issue Contents Ice Core Evidence Charles Ginenthal The debate over ice core data has spanned many years. I have reexamined the record and analysed the evidence in terms of Velikovsky's scenario. What I have found is that his critics, who have raised this ice core evidence, have based their objections on uniformitarian concepts and have ignored Velikovsky's scenario. In reality, the data supports Velikovsky's catastrophic scenario and contradicts the uniformitarian interpretation completely. In 1977, R. G. A. Dolby sent an article to the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Review (SISR), submitting the view that, if Velikovsky's Venus catastrophe had occurred, then volcanic and cometary ...
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... Moon can substantiate Velikovsky's hypothesis. As shown earlier, Velikovsky wrote a book on these aspects of his theory. Macbeth tells us, "Velikovsky's opponents pointed out that he was talking about events that qualified as catastrophes, transcending anything that is now going on in scale and violence. They declared that this put Velikovsky out of court because the uniformitarian doctrine provided no room for such events. Velikovsky, who .. .was rather innocent as to Anglo Saxon geological theory, was surprised at this reaction and at the violent feelings he had aroused. His response was admirable; without extensive public recrimination, he disappeared into the library for several years and complied a book called Earth in ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 85  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/ginenthal/sagan/s04-fourth.htm
... about 23,000 years. Occurring along with the precession of the equinoxes and the advancement of the perihelion are the changes in obliquity and in orbital eccentricity. Obliquity has a cycle of about 42,000 years, and orbital eccentricity has a cycle of about 100,000 years. All of this is based, of course, on uniformitarian retrocalculation. THE MILANKOVITCH THEORY The possibility that such factors caused climatic changes in the past was discussed by several nineteenth century writers, first by John Herschel (1830), and then by Joseph Adhemar (1842) and James Croll (1864 and 1875). Simon Newcomb (1876) severely criticized Croll for paying insufficient attention to the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 85  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol1202/059ice.htm
... to uniformitarianism- that directed research along gradualist paths which admitted no major violent breaks in the geological record. The concept, in 1950, was so deeply entrenched that, when Immanuel Velikovsky offered his catastrophic theory in Worlds in Collision it was met with a belligerent outcry of passion. What Velikovsky had revived was the old debate which, in establishment uniformitarian circles, was regarded as settled for all time. Every piece of evidence presented by Velikovsky in Earth in Upheaval to support his concept was explained away by his uniformitarian opponents as they invoked ad hoc gradualist models. When this could not be done, as, for example, to explain away a 1300-foot beach in the Andes mountains and ...
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35. Chaos and Creation by Alfred de Grazia [Books] [de Grazia books]
... .S .A . Printed in India by Manmohan S. Bhatkal at Popular Book Depot Printing Division, Dr. Bhadkamkar Marg, Bombay 400 007. To Ami Hueber Chaos and Creation An Introduction to Quantavolution in Human and Natural History By Alfred de Grazia © 1981 Metron Publications Princeton London Bombay Contents Forward Introduction: Quantavolution vs. Evolution The Uniformitarian Resistance; Quantavolution by Catastrophe Chapter One: Cosmic Instability Impacts on Earth; The Cleavage of Mars: A Particular Case. Chapter Two: High Energy from Space Heavy-Body Impacts: Seismism and Volcanism; Fire and Gases; Dense Fall-Out; Pandemonium and Darkness; The Battle over Time; The Quantavolutionary Column; The Exponential Principle; Revolutionary Integration ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 81  -  25 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/chaos/index.htm
36. A Third Alternative [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 1 (Fall 1977) Home | Issue Contents A Third Alternative [The following letter, dated April 5, 1977, was sent to Professor Paul Kurtz, Editor of The Humanist, in response to an issue of The Humanist that championed uniformitarian evolution by natural selection as the only alternative to creationism. The quotation at the very end of the letter is from Professor Kurtz' own statement on behalf of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal; see The Humanist, May/June 1976, page 28. Otherwise, the letter is self-explanatory. As this issue of KRONOS goes to press, the letter has ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 81  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0301/074third.htm
37. Mars in Upheaval [Journals] [Aeon]
... , the scientists who conducted this study, P. E. Schultz and A. B. Lutz-Garihan, claim that the projectiles that made these elongated craters had to be in orbit around Mars. (10) This is exactly what the debris and Maruts would have been doing as they moved along with and orbited around Mars. Nevertheless, uniformitarian scientists would argue that the elliptical Martian craters are billions of years old and thus deny Velikovsky's hypothesis. We, however, will show that Mars' craters could not have ages of even millions of years or hundred of thousand of years, but are only a few thousand years old at most. And this will be based on uniformitarian ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 81  -  30 Jul 2008  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0104/060mars.htm
38. Ice Age Milankovitch Cycles Or Epicycles [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... From: The Velikovskian Vol 4 No 4 (1999) Home | Issue Contents PART II Ice Age Milankovitch Cycles Or Epicycles Charles Ginenthal Mewhinney's next effort is to demonstrate to his readers that Ice Ages are brought about by small uniformitarian changes in the orbit and axial tilt of the Earth over long stretches of time and not by sudden recent catastrophes as theorized by: Velikovsky.59 After all, if Ice Ages are the gradualistic result of these small Milankovitch patterns then there can be little or no case as support for the concept of Velikovskian cataclysmic Ice Ages. However, before beginning to deal with Mewhinney's evidence, I wish to present a small discussion of this theory and how ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 81  -  27 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0404/02ice-age.htm
39. Puzzles of Prehistory [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... all, the species sapiens. In this essay, I will focus primarily on that part of prehistory which covers the period of human existence. But, because our species, like all others, is embedded in a space-time matrix, I will draw, as need arises, on the records of both the pre-human and the human past. UNIFORMITARIANISM AND PREHISTORY For the past century-and-a-half, evolutionary theory has been dominated by the school of thought known as uniformitarianism, or actualism. Uniformitarians contend that the rule of intellectual parsimony (better known as "Occam's razor") is best satisfied by the assumption that the forces which molded our planet and its inhabitants in the past are no different ...
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40. The Problem Of The Extinction [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... much mythologized, in the name of science, to such an extent that popular novelists can do it with the same believability and authority as Ph.D . archeologists."10 Such an admission and condemnation from a researcher working in the field is, at the very least, refreshing to those who, like myself, deeply question the uniformitarian approach to this problem and reject their gradualist interpretations of the mammoth extinction outright. When a study carried on for two centuries is apparently leading nowhere, perhaps it is time to rethink the question from an entirely different construction of the causes. And I emphasize that the debate over this extinction is as volatile as ever, perhaps more so ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 77  -  27 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0302/01problem.htm
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