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161. The Continuing Evolution of Evolution [Journals] [SIS Review]
... to natural selection in the original formulation of neo-Darwinism was brought increasingly into question. For example, are the variants on which natural selection is supposed to act the result of processes which are purely random, or are there laws and levels of organisation of which we have been unaware, and which could help determine the course of evolution? The writing of Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution was completed towards the end of 1992. This review will consider evolutionary perspectives a year further forward, as revealed in several books published during 1993. The Book of Life and The Natural History of Evolution may be regarded as coffee-table books, being in large-page format with many glossy illustrations in full colour. ...
... determine if they are made of water vapors in some form. The list reads as follows: "The absence of any response at the water vapor line at 13.5 micron wavelength, as recorded by Mariner 11, confirms what was already known from ground based microwave radiometry. There is no water on Venus worth mentioning." [writes] (E .J . Opik, The Irish Astronomical Journal, June 1963) "V .I . Moroz of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, writing in the Astronomichesky Journal, Vol. 40, says: The monochromatic albedo curve contains no features characteristic of reflection from ice crystals. Evidently the clouds consist of neither ice nor water ...
... to arouse violent hostility" --but he hoped that sanity would prevail. As we shall see, it did not. Just before publication, Struve wrote to O'Neill at the Herald Tribune, asking him to compose a negative review of WIC because O'Neill had already written favorably of the ideas before publication. O'Neill did not agree, and planned to write a series of articles about Velikovsky. When the book appeared, O'Neill was not assigned to review it, as he had expected. Who was? You guessed it, Shapley's colleague Otto Struve. In his hands, the book was called mystical, non-logical and ignorant of astronomy, just as Payne-Gaposchkin (of Harvard) had said. ...
164. Untitled [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... Hezekiah, after the fall of the Northern Kingdom and Ugarit in my chronology, in fact purged the alphabet of several letters. (A similar reform was carried out by Czar Peter the Great of Russia on the Cyrillic alphabet in the early 18th century). In any case, the Ebla tablets are written in cuneiform, as are the writings of Ugarit. Cardona is happy to remember that I follow Heinsohn's Mesopotamian revision, when it suits him, but is happy to forget that when it is inconvenient for his argument. On my model, the cuneiform used at Ebla was NOT "an archaic writing style that had gone out of style with the patriarchal age," as ...
165. Centuries of Darkness? - the reviewers reviewed [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Association for Near Eastern Archaeology Newsletter calls it as a succinct review', but there is no hiding his embarrassment: the one-line dismissal is padded out with an introduction and references to other reviews to cover the best part of two pages of his Newsletter! One of the most friendly reviews of Centuries of Darkness is that of Aidan Dodson, writing in Palestine Exploration Quarterly in 1992. He notes that the idea that the generally accepted chronology may be considerably in error is not new, for there was a controversy in Petrie's time and there were the outpourings of the "lunatic fringe", led by Velikovsky'. However, the recent publication of works by Lasken, Rohl and ...
166. Syllabi for Quantavolution [Books] [de Grazia books]
... criticism and discussion by class members will follow and will terminate the session at 7:50 p.m . Since time may not permit all to participate who wish to do so, written comments and questions for written or oral reply may be submitted. Towards the conclusion of the first session, members of the class will be asked to write a note to the instructor on their background and preferences for areas into which they might wish to delve when writing a paper for the course. Undergraduates may contribute a paper as well. The instructor will then, later on, make suggestions concerning possible topics. The final examination will consist of brief essays upon several of a list of ...
167. The Legends of the Jews: Volume I - Preface [Books]
... long term of life for them. One of the most important tasks of the modern investigation of the Haggadah is to make a clean separation between the original elements and the later learned additions. Hardly a beginning has been made in this direction. But as long as the task of distinguishing them has not been accomplished, it is impossible to write out the Biblical legends of the Jews without including the supplemental work of scholars in the products of the popular fancy. In the present work, "The Legends of the Jews," I have made the first attempt to gather from the original sources all Jewish legends, in so far as they refer to Biblical personages and events, ...
168. Ascent into Dissent: The Quantavolution Books (Review) [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... record: which agent (planet) did what and during which era might it be placed. Certainly such arguments are healthy in the sense that the more minds involved in the process the more universal the solution which may emerge. Beneath that conflict is a more serious one; it relates the debate to the human sickness of which de Grazia writes in the "Q Books." While what happened in history is being argued on the conscious level, human insecurities are peeking out from the unconscious. That the hidden parts shape the whole debate is the conflict. As dissenters the quantavolutionists are made to feel insecure by the majority viewpoint (uniformitarianism) which engulfs them and stifles their ...
169. A Manuscript Becomes A Book. File I (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... . We developed into a team. She started with Ages in Chaos and worked with me many months on it, editing and typing- while I was simultaneously filling in the footnotes and endlessly checking my sources. Then, seven months after signing the optional contract, I started to bring Miss Kuhn my Worlds in Collision. Years later Fadiman would write that Velikovsky "writes about fifty times better than his critics." I was glad that I had not listened to the advice of those who, since 1940, tried to persuade me that it would have been preferable for my work if I had written in one of the languages I knew better and then let it be translated, ...
170. Black Holes [Journals] [SIS Review]
... that come about are little short of fantastic. The craftsmen and artists seem to vanish almost without trace: there is very little new stone construction of any sort, far less any massive edifices; the metal-worker's technique reverts to the primitive and the potter, except in the early stages, loses his purpose and inspiration; and the art of writing is forgotten. But the outstanding feature is that by the end of the twelfth century the population appears to have dwindled to about one-tenth of what it had been little over a century before. He discusses at some length the possible alternatives to explain this collapse - invasion, internal risings, and sharp climatic change. Neither of the latter ...
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