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411. The Races Of Homo Sapiens [Journals] [Kronos]
... group of white-skinned people known as the Ainu. These people are a major anthropological enigma. They are thousands of miles from any possible Caucasoid relatives. Their origin is a complete mystery.(9 ) Yet, wherever any of these people came from, the accepted timescale for the development of their color differences fits comfortably within the framework of uniformitarian dogma. We are assured that: "The differentiation of white, yellow, and black races took place over a period of half a million years by mutation."(10) The pigmentation responsible for skin color serves a definite purpose. In equatorial regions, a higher concentration of pigmentation protects the skin from damage by solar ultraviolet ...
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412. Our Tilted Earth [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... has precluded mythology and the ancient recordings being accepted as relevant because the source is considered too recent, they give a strong indication as to where to look. Both provide information worthy of further investigation. An Extract From Ancient Records. Thomas Burnet [2 ], writing in the late 1600s before the geological timetable was established to suit the Uniformitarian School, found the following observation or doctrine among the Ancients': They say, The Poles of the World did once change their situation, and were first in another posture from what they are now, till that inclination happen'd; this the ancient Philosophers often make mention of, as Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Diogenes, Leucippus, Democritus ...
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413. Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... facts of our celestial history and that maintaining faithfulness to these facts is more important than any retrospective analysis of what is and what is not possible according to current scientific fashions. Biology James Strickling presents a useful assessment of the Darwinian hypothesis in issue No.3 and demonstrates the unacceptability of natural selection and speciation according to the conventional principles of uniformitarian theory. Astronomy Contributors under this heading include Charles Ginenthal, Earl Milton, Frederick Hall, Roger Ashton, Frederic Jeuneman and Robert Driscoll. Ginenthal proposes his Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion; his exposition of the role played by the two forces gravity and electro-magnetism appears to succeed in explaining why some orbits are more elliptical than others, why ...
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414. Ice Fields of the Earth [Books] [de Grazia books]
... would give a false impression of heavy ice caps having been removed. Further the weight of the Wisconsin ice cap would have been 3.10 23 grams and 10 33 ergs of heat would have been required to melt it. The melting would have taken at least 30,000 years, yet there is near to a consensus even among uniformitarian geologists that the ice cap disappeared rapidly, catastrophically. And the arctic land rising, mentioned earlier, appears to have begun only 10,000 years ago. Why I do not accept Donnelly's theory despite its brilliance has to do with the correlative evidence going far off the straightforward discussion of ice ages. Some of the reasoning emerges when ...
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... Louis Agassiz- never doubted that what they observed was the result of repeated cataclysms in which the entire globe partook. Actually, Charles Darwin, observing the destruction of fauna in South America, was convinced that nothing less than the shaking of the entire frame of the Earth could account for what he saw. But the introduction of the principle of uniformitarianism by Charles Lyell, a lawyer who never had field experience, and the acceptance of it on faith by Charles Darwin, are a psychological phenomenon that I observed again and again. Exactly those who, like Darwin, witnessed the omnipresent shambles of an overwhelming fury of devastation on a continental scale, became the staunchest defenders of the principle ...
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416. On Morrison: Some Further Remarks [Journals] [Kronos]
... through a ten-kilometer crust to sunlight reaching the surface, so that he appears to win both arguments. RCV ] This seems an oversimplification unworthy of acceptance at anything like face value. Geophysicists do not treat the formation of a planetary crust on a hypothetical, molten body in any such simple fashion, even when theorizing that eons of time and uniformitarian presumptions are the proper limiting parameters. Radioactivity is apparently present on Venus very much as on Earth, or more so; "A gamma-ray spectrometer [on board Venera 8 ] indicated the surface soil to be relatively rich in potassium, uranium and thorium. ' It contained 4 percent potassium, 0.0002 percent uranium and 0. ...
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417. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... . It is then only a small step to postulate the rapid, catastrophic, production of natural coals. Earthquake Electrics?sources: NATURE 304, p. 21 NEW SCIENTIST 21.7 .83, p. 190 Serious consideration is at last being given to the possible role of influences of an extra-terrestrial nature in terrestrial earthquake causation. Uniformitarian principles usually consider as sufficient the stresses built up in the crust by plate movements due to the convection currents in the underlying mantle. However, not all earth-quakes can be explained in terms of plate tectonics, and over the years it has been variously suggested that the outside influence of solar and lunar tides may trigger already stressed areas into ...
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... distinguish. I will therefore take Victor Clube as representative of all three subtypes of non-planetary catastrophism . In terms of the preceding distinctions, some of which cross-cut one another, Velikovsky may be classified as a planetary caenocatastrophist. Recognizing, then, that catastrophism has many varieties, I am nonetheless dissatisfied with the term catastrophism as a blanket antonym to uniformitarianism (or uniformism, for short). For uniformism itself has at least two major conceptual components: gradualism and actualism. Gradualism is probably best represented by Charles Darwin's geological mentor Charles Lyell. Actualism is perhaps best represented by Lyell's older contemporary, the German geologist Leopold von Buch . Catastrophism, as I understand the term, should not ...
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419. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... years ago, apparently due to instability caused by its own mass, and evidence from mountains in France indicates that glaciation there was strongest at 30,000 years ago when conditions appear to have been relatively mild compared to the generally accepted maximum expansion of world ice sheets around 18,000 years ago. It is obviously time to abandon rigid uniformitarian models and the researchers are doing just that. They postulate large scale feedback mechanisms between growing ice sheets and atmospheric circulation causing varying temperatures and precipitation rates in different areas. Global climate links with political instability New Scientist 27.7 .91, p. 21 Not too surprisingly researchers have found that political unrest in Japan over the past ...
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420. The Early Years: Part Two [Journals] [Aeon]
... geologists were able to demonstrate quantitatively that the dynamic forces that Wegener proposed were too weak to produce the effects he hypothesized, and the theory went into a sharp decline as an acceptable model. For once, despite the rather obvious solutions that colliding worlds could provide for some of the problems of drifting continents, (8 ) Velikovsky accepted the uniformitarian verdict- Wegener's brand of catastrophism was far too gradual to suit his own taste, just as it had been too catastrophic for uniformitarian geologists. (9 ) Ironically, in the 1960s Velikovsky's dramatic vision of sudden geological change may have served as a partial stimulus for his friend, Harry H. Hess, to revive and modify the ...
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