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... he concludes that some terrestrial species could survive in Jupiter's atmosphere. 25 V E N U S As early as 1946 Velikovsky offered for investigation three of his expectations for Venus. All concerned characteristics which would not be surprising if events had initially occurred as described in Worlds in Collision, but one of them would be expected on the basis of uniformitarian concepts of' the origin and evolution of the Solar Stellar. 26 These expectations were related to the rotation life temperature, and the cloud composition of Venus. When viewed from north of the plane of the Solar System - planet rotating about its axis in a counter-clockwise direction has what is called pro-grade rotation. The concept that all the ...
42. Chapter VII: The Earth [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... years ago and that these levels have since been maintained". However, the graph of his data revealed a large gap in the time region of catastrophes Velikovsky proposed and this gap was labeled "poor in pollen'. Certainly the straight line assumed for the gap is an interpretation and not necessarily one consistent with what actually occurred. UNIFORMITY Uniformitarianism is a philosophy based on the assumption that all geologic processes affecting the Earth in the past were those, and only those apparent today, and that they always operated at the intensities and rates that they do now. Geologic features are clearly influenced by the cumulative effects of gradual changes caused by now-active, small-scale agents, such as wind ...
43. The Moon In Upheaval [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... . That is, there would be a relationship between the force moving upward and the pressure of the rock opposing it. This force and opposing pressure relationship would break the rock somewhat uniformly with depth and this is precisely what is found over the entire Moon. This is one of the problems Gold feels is presently not understood, based on uniformitarian processes, but it is perfectly congruent with the bubbling wave concept suggested by Firsoff and Velikovsky. There is seismic evidence at extremely deep levels for sudden density changes, but these are unrelated to the problem just discussed. We will explore this evidence later. Related to a tidal disturbance would be evidence that a massive body moved in an ...
44. The Advancement of Science [Books] [de Grazia books]
... : But what of Venus' orbit.... New Voice: That's different, too; Mars is responsible for it in part... First Voice: It may be so when we look at it from Velikovsky's perspective... The arguments against, built on the wrong inclinations and so forth, they are held by uniformitarian but they don't explain anything to a Velikovskyite you see... Third Voice: Of course, there is a built-in psychological problem. I don't know that it's uniformitarian but it's built into our Western logic... Voices of Agreement... New Voice: If that's nature, we should find out. We should overcome ...
45. A Cosmic Debate [Books] [de Grazia books]
... The Burning of Troy, by Alfred De Grazia Home | Issue Contents CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN A Cosmic Debate I hope here to expound the ramifications of a coming cosmic debate in the sciences and humanities. All of the disciplines might be affected if, as a result of such a debate, there occurred a major shift away from the prevailing ideology of uniformitarianism in the direction of quantavolution or catastrophism. I attach the word "cosmic" to the debate with three meanings. First, as I have implied, it is cosmic in that all fields of knowledge are involved. Second, I must have reference to something of great importance, else why call it "cosmic"? Third, ...
46. Zetetic Scholar Nos. 3 & 4 April 1979 [Articles]
... the context of an intellectual war waged with religious and political overtones.18 The earlier geologists of catastrophist views were unscientific when they mixed together geologic evidence and Biblical testimony without recognizing, as Velikovsky does in the construction of his argument, the sharply different nature of the two types of proof. What replaced this view has become the dogma of uniformitarianism which is the belief that evolution of the Earth and other members of the solar system came about through forces that are in action today. That is to say, the present is the key to the past. In other words, one reconstructs what happened in the past by observing what is occurring now. Besides being an example of ...
47. Father Kugler's Falling Star [Journals] [Kronos]
... refuses to see these in connection with the Phaethon legend, preferring to regard them - despite statements to the contrary by Plato and others - as extrapolations of cosmological dogma, with no conceivable support in fact. This work of Kugler is of interest in showing both the possibilities for a detailed treatment of myth and the difficulties in battling against ingrained uniformitarian ideas. A Pioneer of Archaeoastronomy Born on 27th November 1862 in Königsbach, and described in encyclopedias(1 ) as an "astronomer and Assyriologist", Franz Xaver Kugler had fair claim to be considered a polymath. He studied physical sciences in Heidelberg and Munich, and graduated in chemistry. After joining the Society of Jesus, he ...
48. The Coming Cosmic Debate in the Sciences and Humanities: Revolutionary Vs. Evolutionary Primevology [Articles]
... movements over many millions of years- continental drift, it is called. Present species, including mankind, have evolved over many millions of years from primitive ancestors, with excruciating slowness; mankind itself is now considered to have developed over millions of years from recognizable club-wielding, stone-working hominid archetypes. Such are the components of what may be called the uniformitarian, or evolutionary cosmology. Standing in contrast to this evolutionary position is one that maybe called revolutionary, as Immanuel Velikovsky suggested to me a few weeks ago. Instead of being uniformitarian, it is catastrophic. This revolutionary position maintains several guiding principles concerning the history of the heavens, the earth, and humanity. I make them out ...
49. The AAAS Symposium on Velikovsky [Books]
... may have taken far longer for these scientific ideas to spread and grow. But, by the same token, Storer condemns Velikovsky's approach of seeking "vindication from the lay public through the popular press." Not only did Galileo pursue this method of first writing for the educated, non-establishment public, but so did Charles Lyell, the great uniformitarian, in his volumes, Principles of Geology, about which historian of science Claude C. Albritton, Jr. writes. "The Principles proved to be an eminently successful and influential work . . . . Lyell had . . . synthesized the geological knowledge of his day around a coherent theory . . . . His literary style combined ...
50. Poleshifts, Catastrophes, And Myths [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... have been made- among others, that formerly the inclination of the earth's axis was greater."2 As was pointed out earlier, even Benjamin Franklin was driven to suggest "the Earth had anciently been in another position." The theory presented in this book is that the Ice Age ended not 10,000 years ago, as uniformitarians and some catastrophists propose, but that it ended with the onset of the hipsithermal, as Velikovsky claims, about 8,500 years ago, when a catastrophe caused the polar axis to move perpendicularly to the Earth's orbital plane. Up until about 3,500 years ago, the Earth experienced a Golden Age described in the mythology of ...
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