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51. Catastrophic Theory of Mountain Uplifts (A Crustal Deformation Theory) [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... theory must provide for a massive uplifting force, a crustal tide of thousands of feet, not just a few inches. (caption) The Catastrophic Era Orbits of Venus, Earth and Mars. A common feature of these theories is their dependence upon "gradualism." In the parlance of geology, the dogma of gradualism is called "Uniformitarianism." This eight-syllable word embraces the idea of millions of years for accomplishing anything involving crustal deformation. Explanations based on gradualism always omit rigorous force and stress analysis. Our Model of Planetary Catastrophism Close flybys of the planet Mars created on the Earth the following phenomena: IMMENSE SUBCRUSTAL TIDES OF MAGMA (of 6-hour duration); Immense oceanic ...
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... symbolic painting and sculpture reminiscent of Upper Paleolithic traditions. Some examples prefigure the symbols for astronomic gods of early historical civilisations. Because of such evidence, the case for prehistoric developments in astronomy is significantly enhanced. Yet the question remains controversial and scholars generally are reluctant to accept prehistoric knowledge of astronomy. The bias stems in part from the prevailing uniformitarian interpretation of human evolution. As the first stages of development toward present civilisation, Upper Paleolithic people have been conceived as too primitive to have achieved astronomy. But the bias extends far into the historical period where the practice of astronomy and capacity for accurate measurement are fully evident. Study of ancient astronomical knowledge has shown that, prior to ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 61  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0204/029psych.htm
53. The Flood [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... that produced immense global floods; such floods would have left distinctive evidence. The evidence I present below is a melange of data regarding more than one global flood. Apparently, the earlier global floods occurred when major icecaps covered the continents and later floods occurred after these were destroyed. Recent findings verify that such global floods occurred and negate the uniformitarian argument that the flood evidence indicates only local flood episodes. The basic uniformitarian argument is that the great floods were unique events caused by ice dammed lakes unleashed when the ice dams broke. However, if individual, localised floods occurred repeatedly during the last Ice Age, they would have washed away the whale fossils found on or near the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 61  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0204/theflood.htm
54. Forum [Journals] [Aeon]
... Wal Thornhill's review of The Recent Organization of the Solar System by Donald Patten and Samuel Windsor: [1 ] The reviewer calls the task taken on by the authors as daunting. He is, in my opinion, correct in this assessment. Patten and Windsor have proposed a complete make-over and revision of the origin of our Solar System. Uniformitarianism, decreed and ingrained into our indoctrinated scientific community, is being shown to be deeply and irretrievably in error. For uniformitarians, this book is heresy. Immanuel Velikovsky was crucified for similar heresy. Mr. Thornhill's review highlights some of the Patten-Windsor thesis. However, he seems to miss the inclusion and copious use of probabilities by the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 60  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0501/009forum.htm
... Lie" couched in terms so as to wreck havoc on one's scientific opponents by repeating the false and caricatured rendition of their catastrophist theory over and over again. "If Lyell cast his vision in cardboard, later retelling of the great dichotomy became even more simplistic. First of all, the two sides received names- catastrophism for the vanquished, uniformitarian for the victors. Names warp any remaining subtlety into neat packages. Secondly, the catastrophist position became more foolish and caricatured in the constant retelling." (10) (Emphasis added) In Gould's review of Jeremy Rifkin's book, Algeny, he is deeply disturbed because, "The basic argument of Algeny rests upon a parody of ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 60  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/ginenthal/gould/11gould.htm
... events (such as migrations and the destruction of cities and cultures)." But here again MacKie's approach appears to me to be undermined by logical difficulties. How can radiocarbon dating of events prior to twenty-seven centuries ago be applied to Velikovsky without begging the very questions at issue? For radiocarbon dating procedures have been based on a number of uniformitarian assumptions, such as the constancy of cosmic radiation in the vicinity of Earth, the constancy of Earth's magnetosphere, the constancy of oceanic temperatures, acidity, volume, and so on. These are only the explicit "constants"; the implicit ones, which are so "obvious" that few would bother to state them, are ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 59  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/pensee/ivr05/34logic.htm
... , we will be in a better position to reconstruct the original observations and thus the orbits of Venus and Earth at the time of the observations. The conventional view is that these tablets might be used to date the reign of Ammizaduga and thereby the First Babylonian Dynasty and much of second-millennium Near-Eastern history; this is supposed to be accomplished by uniformitarian retrocalculation, after removal or correction of many "scribal errors" seen in the text. Our own view is that the actual scribal errors in the text are nothing out of the ordinary: only those who insist upon finding the present orbits of Venus and Earth reflected in the text are forced to see the text as riddled with " ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 58  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0801/015month.htm
... .g . impacting cosmic objects) interacting with Earth to cause global disruption. Purely terrestrial catastrophes can mostly be ascribed to crustal dislocation generated by more deep seated phenomena. They exhibit anomalous juxtapositions and reactions relative to theoretically ideal planetary behaviour and appear to be legacies of an earlier (but geologically recent) cosmic intrusion. The implications for standard uniformitarianism and catastrophism are discussed. It appears that most present terrestrial disturbances are aftermath effects of the last major cosmic visitation around 11,500 years ago. Earth's Design Today we inhabit a planet called Earth in a time which historians style Recent' and Earth-scientists Holocene'. Such facts are so commonplace that few ever pause to ponder them more ...
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59. The Birth and Odyssey of Halley's Comet: From 2484 B.C. to the Present Time [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... among other things, the repeated application of Occam's Razor i.e ., where there are two or more possible answers to a scientific question, the most simple and direct answer is probably the correct one. The above data have logical ramifications that should quicken the heartbeat of the curious and will "blow the socks off" the cautious uniformitarian! The History of Halley's Comet, Part I The presence of Halley's Comet has been documented for 2200 years in Chinese astronomical charts. Years of appearances of comets were noted, and every appearance of Halley's Comet, except two since 239 B.C ., is entered on those astronomical charts and accounts.[1 ] Earlier, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 58  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/cat-anc/vol1101/05birth.htm
60. Arctic Muck [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... near Lake Ontario), and buried them with shells, both land and fresh-water; and under deposits which form . . . continuous strata, unbroken and undisturbed, over many miles of country. It seems to me there is no other agency available to produce this result save a flood of water.124 One of the major problems for uniformitarian theorists is that in central Alaska, in the Fairbanks district, silt deposits ordinarily laid down by water has been discovered atop ridges 800 to 2,000 feet high and several inches in depth and as thick as 80 feet on hills 50 to 170 feet high. 125 It has generally been presented that these deposits were carried up slope ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 58  -  27 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0401/03arctic.htm
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