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421. Pleiongaea: A Myth for all Seasons [Journals] [Aeon]
... Moon orbits Earth in something under 30 days, while Triton orbits Neptune in a little less than six days. The planetary system of Neptune-Triton is not classed as a binary, whereas- without a hypothetical massive atmospheric overburden- the Earth-Moon system is . So, if such a bizarre primordial history of Earth did once entail, then over the uniformitarian eons we would have gradually lost our postulated majestic atmosphere, with an accompanying loss in angular momentum and a subsequent slowing down of Earth's rotation. As things stand, Earth now has a 24 hour day, while Neptune's is slightly less than 16. However, we are also told that during the early formation of the solar system the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  30 Jul 2008  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0203/045amyth.htm
422. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... revisions - and for this reason: if it can be shown beyond reasonable doubt (and by methods acceptable to orthodox scholars) that changes in the length of the year have occurred on one or more occasions in historic times, then there must have been disturbances in the Earth's motion, (the constancy of which is so fundamental to the uniformitarian position). If this can be established, the search for a mechanism to account for such disturbances becomes no longer a chase after a will-o-the-wisp, but an essential part of the continuing research into celestial mechanics. It is hard to think of any other of Velikovsky's claims which could have such a dramatic impact. We therefore need to ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0102/01forum.htm
423. Reconsidering Velikovsky [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... of the Tunguska variety that cause large-scale destruction and, in his view, may have caused a number of dark ages'. This stimulating opening lecture, with the frequent use of slides to illustrate his points, gave us an overall view of the bombardment to which the Earth has continuously been subjected. Clube pointed out that the generally accepted uniformitarian view since Darwin and Lyell prevails largely because, when Biela's Comet broke up in 1845, there was hardly any noticeable effect on the Earth. Prior to that date, and since Velikovsky, the catastrophic nature of the approach of comets was well known. Their danger has been noted from the time of the Sumerians down to that of ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1990no2/28recon.htm
424. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... mountainous features form only a small percentage of the surface and analysis of crater distribution indicates that even these were formed at the same time as the vast volcanic plains. The lack of any signs of reworking of the landscape since the massive flooding event indicates that volcanic activity subsequent to it has been practically non-existent. Any attempts to transfer to Venus uniformitarian ideas of plate tectonics, as used at present to explain Earth's crustal features, are doomed to failure. Scientists are having to admit that the geology of Venus has been catastrophic and episodic, although the theories so far are all endogenous and there is no consideration that surface melting could have been caused by some exogenous event. Some are ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1995no1/28monit.htm
425. H. H. Hess and My Memoranda [Journals] [Pensee]
... that the magnetosphere reaches as far as the lunar orbit, I made a wrong prediction. The magnetosphere, he said, does not reach more than a few terrestrial radii, whereas the moon is 60 terrestrial radii distant. Hess was adversely impressed by the attitude of the scientific community toward me and my work; still subscribing to the accepted uniformitarian doctrine, he had sympathy for my independent stand. He wrote a letter that was intended for public record and which Doubleday incorporated in its "Report on the Velikovsky Controversy," printed in the Book Review Section of the New York Times (August 2, 1964). While a debate was going on in several issues of Harper's ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/pensee/ivr02/22hess.htm
426. The Cautious Revolutionary [Journals] [SIS Review]
... loaded yourself with an unnecessary difficulty in adopting Natura non facit saltum so unreservedly"). Several essays are concerned with establishing that many scientific controversies in the past have been resolved near Aristotle's "golden mean", even though modern textbooks may give the impression that one side had won the argument conclusively. A typical example is the catastrophism - uniformitarianism debate. In Gould's opinion, "Most geologists would tell you that their science represents the total triumph of Lyell's uniformity over unscientific catastrophism. Lyell's brief won the victory for his name, but modern geology is really an even mixture of two scientific schools - Lyell's original, rigid uniformitarianism and the scientific catastrophism of Cuvier and Agassiz." ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1987/45revol.htm
427. Gases, Poisons and Food [Books] [de Grazia books]
... in the sea today when compared with the layers described in earlier pages. Mass asphyxiation would be a logical deduction from the conditions cited. Just as research has shown sunspot gaps to be connected with climatic disaster, and has correlated planetary-solar conjuctions with earthquakes, it may establish that cometary passbys have occasioned violent volcanism - all of this during the uniformitarian Solarian period. All the more may have happened, then, during ancient periods of catastrophes. Cosmic dust can be struck by particles from the Sun or stars and emit gases. David Tilles explains only 20% of the argon 36 and 38 on Earth as an effect of the solar wind upon space dust and debris. The balance ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/lately/ch09.htm
... American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1974. The AAAS meeting was advertised as a scientific appraisal of Velikovsky's theory. But, at the very opening of the meeting, the attendees were informed that the subject was not worthy of scientific discussion and the meeting was being held to point this out to any minds which had strayed from the uniformitarian faith. Several of the participants certainly lived up to the claim that they would not discuss the subject scientifically. References to some of the participants will be made throughout the book, but a general review of the meeting will also be given in Chapter VIII. THE REACTION The reaction to Worlds in Collision by many members of the scientific ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 12  -  28 Nov 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/age-of-v/age-1.htm
... on how texts of astromythology should be interpreted. Perhaps one can explain his approach by referring to his first academic position as a teacher of chemistry : by testing two pieces chipped out of a mountain, he proved that there was an entire gold mine to be dug out. Lowery criticizes Kugler for not having raised the issue of catastrophism versus uniformitarianism; but Kugler was not trying to construct an astronomical theory : he was stating less and stating more, in that he was arguing that there was an entire world of astronomical knowledge to be explored. In any case, Kugler was more clearminded on the theoretical aspects of the problem than Lowery has proved to be. The latter regrets ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 11  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/vaffair/ch4.htm
430. The Hunting Or Blitzkrieg Theory [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... other prey. Although modern man, with all his technology, can unbalance nature, primitive man could not do so. For the last 10,000 years, primitive hunters lived in ecological balance with their prey and, since that is undoubtedly the case, hunters had to have lived that way earlier. One of the fundamental concepts of uniformitarianism is the concept of actualism, which means a scientist may not go beyond the evidence of what is actually operating in nature. In actuality, for the past 10,000 years, in Australia, Africa, or the Americas, so far as I know, never have primitive peoples with primitive weapons ever hunted to extinction large numbers ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 11  -  27 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0302/03hunting.htm
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