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81. Global Catastrophes: New Evidence from Astronomy, Biology and Archaeology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Principal Senior Scientific Officer at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. His work with Dr Bill Napier, published as The Cosmic Serpent in 1982 and outlined in an address to the Society in the same year (see "Focus", SISR V:3 , pp. 73-4), has proved to be something of a bombshell to both the uniformitarian and catastrophist schools of thought. Dr Clube's talk, "Comets - the cause of historic and prehistoric catastrophes", began with a re-examination of some of the key factors involved in the Copernican revolution. Though Galileo's discovery of the moons of Jupiter was clearly a major factor, Clube focussed on one which he felt had been unduly neglected ...
82. Sin and the Control System [Journals] [Kronos]
... ) Copyright © 1975 by Lewis M. Greenberg and Warner B. Sizemore. (The above will also appear as a chapter of a yet to be completed multi-volume work on the origin, history, and psychology of religion, by Cardona, Myers, Greenberg and Sizemore.) Why We Quote from the Mythologies of the New World Since uniformitarian scholars do not believe in cataclysms and in the cosmic origins of religions, they can seldom catch a religion at the precise moment of its inception, but are forever condemned to begin their study at some point far down the line, after the transmogrifications of time have converted the object of their study into a veritable mishmash. What they ...
83. Impact Geology (Review)ed [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... in Target Earth promoted the concept that asteroidal impacts played a role in earth's geogenesis. Kelly's new book, Impact Geology (Encinitas, California: A.O . Kelly, 1985, 228 pp.), oversize and amply illustrated, gives every sign of being a labor of love- a love broad enough to include Cartesian mechanism, uniformitarianism, and multi-billion year chronology. And Kelly would love to have us believe that long periods of uniformity were periodically interrupted by world-shaking asteroid impacts. One senses some sort of catastrophism. But the chronology and basic scientific paradigm he endorses is the same gradualism foisted on science by Darwinian evolution, with its frank outlawry of catastrophic events! Kelly ...
84. Science-Fiction and Collective Amnesia: "Dragon's Egg" [Journals] [Kronos]
... that concern themselves with the more-or-less gradual decay of an interstellar Empire and the efforts of a group of historians-mathematicians-psycholo ists, under the leadership of Hari Seldon, to fine-tune the collapse in order to minimize its effects and duration. Once you have established the foregoing, where do you go from there? Well, where Asimov, the champion of uniformitarianism in science, goes is toward anomalies. A significant section of the Foundation trilogy, for instance, reveals that Hari Seldon's plan is posited on the probability of anomalies occurring, a discovery that causes great consternation among his followers. In fact, the greatest anomaly is a character called "the Mule", a mutation who, Alexander-like ...
85. Sean Mewhinney's Critique Based On Bombastic Subterfuge, Evasion And Denial [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... to that time and place for eclipses. That is all dating systems require, or better yet demand independent corroboration by other processes or phenomena. That, in fact, is the heart of good science. If a dating system is contradicted by other dating systems, then it cannot be employed as a disproof of Velikovsky nor a proof of uniformitarian gradual climate change during these same ancient times. Sean Mewhinney, to his credit, has diligently researched and presented ice core evidence as a fundamental objection and contradiction to Velikovsky's thesis. 2 This kind of ice core evidence was also presented in KRONOS 3 What Mewhinney produced in his long analysis appeared, on the surface at least, to ...
86. The Origin and Decay of the Earth's Geomagnetic Field [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... left the Earth with a Magnetic North Pole on or near the edge of the Antarctic continent. Alternately, the next mid-March flyby reorganized the dipole field so that the North Magnetic Pole was in or near Northern Canada: The last of the 170 flybys happened to be a mid-March event, in 701 B.C . In that year the uniformitarian era began. That flyby happened to reorganize the Earth's polarity as we see it today. Thus this theory predicts there were also 170 polarity reversals for Mars, and such evidence exists in the basaltic outflow sequences on various Martian volcano sides. Olympus Mons, Ascraeus Mons, and Pavonis Mons, for instance, should have sequences of polarity ...
87. Mammoth Update: A Reply to Ellenberger (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... . 559. C. Leroy Ellenberger Replies: Mr. White's critique [sent via Dickinson, Texas(1 )] of my comments on the demise of the mammoth,(2 ) persuasive though it may seem at first reading, does not survive close scrutiny. Most of it is either equivocal, irrelevant or wrong. Showing that uniformitarian principles can explain the disposition of some mammoth remains does not rule out a catastrophic scenario so long as critical pieces of the puzzle are ignored or dismissed out of hand. Only two of White's corrections are unarguably valid: (1 ) Of course sebaceous glands are not possessed by every extant arctic animal. I should have said every extant ...
88. The Hamon-Gabriel-Mars Connection (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... may be of considerable importance, for they would suggest that the length of the year from the fourteenth century to the ninth century may have been more than the 360 days proposed by Velikovsky. I do not know how any of this will turn out. But it is not enough merely to cite the places in the scholarly literature where these uniformitarian claims are made. Rather, it is necessary to check whether those claims are justified and, if so, to what extent. My own work on Egyptian calendars has mostly been restricted to the period of the Canopus Decree, and I cannot speak to the earlier periods of Egyptian history (especially when most of the alleged evidence against ...
89. Recent Origin and Decay of the Earth's Magnetic Field [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , iron has a Curie temperature of 750 C and any iron above that temperature has no ferromagnetic properties. There are no permanent magnets in the extremely hot environment in which most of the material of the earth exists. The source of the earth's main magnetism is real electric current, not magnetised ore bodies. One of the greatest problems to uniformitarian geoscience is the origin of this electric current in the core of the earth. Without this current there would be no magnet. The current is of the order of magnitude of billions of amperes, and is dissipating large amounts of energy in the form of heat in the core of the earth. To have a valid position, the ...
90. The Gaseous Complex [Books] [de Grazia books]
... with winds produced by thermal changes, such as the seasons produce, and rotational effect that, for instance, disturb the atmosphere via surface irregularities such as mountains and basins. Indeed, equilibrium of the atmosphere is probably more of a hope than a fact. What makes the hope into a "fact" is, not surprisingly, the uniformitarian conviction that today's actors and roles are unchanged from eons ago. Given hundred of million of years when animals and plants have been surviving, then the mix of vapors, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon, ozone, and radiation must have been what they are today. And that spells equilibrium. The belief becomes so strong ...
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