Ancient drought 'changed history'
Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 12/08/2005 6:58:46 AM EST · 39 replies · 1,082+ views
BBC | 12/07/05 | Roland Pease
Ancient drought 'changed history' By Roland Pease BBC science unit, San Francisco The sediments are an archive of past climate conditions Scientists have identified a major climate crisis that struck Africa about 70,000 years ago and which may have changed the course of human history.The evidence comes from sediments drilled up from the beds of Lake Malawi and Tanganyika in East Africa, and from Lake Bosumtwi in Ghana. It shows equatorial Africa experienced a prolonged period of drought. It is possible, scientists say, this was the reason some of the first humans left Africa to populate the globe. Certainly,...
Ancient dung reveals a picture of the past
Posted by SteveH
On News/Activism 04/23/2003 12:41:25 PM EDT · 35 replies · 286+ views
ABC Science Online (Australia) | 4/18/03 | Abbie Thomas
News in Science 18/4/2003 Ancient dung reveals a picture of the past [This is the print version of story http://www.abc.net.au An arctic mound of soil covering a core of solid ice in northeastern Siberia (Pic: Science) The successful dating of the most ancient genetic material yet may allow scientists to use preserved DNA from sources such as mammoth dung to help paint a picture of past environments. An international research effort led by Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark reports in today's issue of the journal Science it has extracted well preserved animal and plant DNA from...
Bacteria froze the Earth, researchers say ~~ CO2 saved it....
Posted by Ernest_at_the_Beach
On News/Activism 08/03/2005 12:27:19 AM EDT · 19 replies · 712+ views
Marketwatch CNET | August 2, 2005, 5:15 PM PDT | Michael Kanellos Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Bacteria froze the Earth, researchers say By Michael Kanellos http://marketwatch-cnet.com.com, marketwatch-cnet.com.com/Bacteria+froze+ Story last modified Tue Aug 02 17:15:00 PDT 2005 Humans apparently aren't the first species to change the climate of the planet. Bacteria living 2.3 billion years ago could have plunged the planet into deep freeze, researchers at the California Institute of Technology claim in a new report. Several graduate students, along with supervising professor Joe Kirschvink, have released a paper presenting their explanation of what caused "Snowball Earth," a periodic deep freeze of Earth's atmosphere that has been theorized for years. The Caltech team argues that 2.3 billion...
BBC Report: Noah's Ark "...more credible version based on Babylonian sources."
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On News/Activism 03/19/2004 1:44:41 PM EST · 111 replies · 294+ views
BBC On Line | Friday, 19 March, 2004 | Jeremy Bowen
Last Updated: Friday, 19 March, 2004, 11:06 GMT Did Noah really build an ark? By Jeremy Bowen Presenter, Noah's Ark In the Bible, God tells Noah he has to build an ark and load a pair of every kind of animal before a great flood engulfs the world. It is widely regarded as a myth, but could it actually be true? The story of Noah and his ark is one which sticks in the minds of children and never gets forgotten. God warned Noah - the only good man left in a world full of corruption and violence - to...
A CATASTROPHICAL SCENARIO FOR DISCONTINUITIES IN HUMAN HISTORY
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On News/Activism 04/19/2002 3:42:27 PM EDT · 17 replies · 1,644+ views
Journal of New England Antiquities Research Association, 26, 1-14, 1991 | First version published in 1985 as Quaderno 85/3. | Emilio Spedicato - University of Bergamo
GALACTIC ENCOUNTERS, APOLLO OBJECTS AND ATLANTIS: A CATASTROPHICAL SCENARIO FOR DISCONTINUITIES IN HUMAN HISTORY Emilio SpedicatoUniversity of Bergamo Acknowledgements The author acknowledges stimulating discussions with Thor Heyerdahl (Colle Micheri, Liguria and Guimar, Tenerife), Laurence Dixon (University of Hertfordhshire), Victor Clube (Oxford University), Emmanuel Anati (Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici), Zdenek Kukal (Central Geological Survey, Prague), Donald Patten (Seattle), Flavio Barbiero (Livorno), Antonino Del Popolo (Bergamo), Lia Mangolini (Milano), Graham Hancock (Leat Mill, Lifton) and Andrew Collins (Leigh on Sea). Third revised version. First version published in 1985 as Quaderno 85/3. First revised version published in 1990 as Quaderno 90/22...
Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 04/02/2006 5:13:59 PM EDT · 20 replies · 49+ views
Various | Various
Did a planetary wobble kill the dinosaurs? by Nicola Jones New Scientist June 27 2001 Bruce Runnegar from the University of California at Los Angeles' Center for Astrobiology... and his colleagues used computer models to map out the Solar System for the past 250 million years. In particular, they looked at the perihelion of each planet - the point in its orbit where it is closest to the Sun. The perihelion of Earth rotates around the Sun with a period of hundreds of thousands of years. Because of subtle tugs and pulls between the planets, this period changes slightly with time... Their...
Cyclical Ice age gets hold of the earth -- how severe will it be by 2012?
Posted by Lorianne
On News/Activism 01/10/2006 1:42:52 PM EST · 169 replies · 2,985+ views
India Daily | Dec. 29, 2005
Ice ages come every 11,000 years. A mega ice age comes every 105,000 years. Both are due between now and 2012. The 11,000 year cycle happens because of increase and decrease of cyclical underwater volcanic eruption. The 105,000 mega ice age happens because of the changing shape of the orbit of the earth around the sun -- circular to elliptical and then back to circular every 105,000 years. Both the cycles are overdue. They have actually started. Europe right now is in deep freeze. Japan and South Korea are experiencing the worst snowfall ever. Even New Delhi is experiencing the...
The Downfall of Uniformitarianism
Posted by bondserv
On News/Activism 11/12/2003 11:25:52 AM EST · 153 replies · 232+ views
Creation-Evolution Headlines | 11/04/2003 | Creation-Evolution Headlines
The Downfall of Uniformitarianism -- 11/04/2003 Can major paradigm shifts occur in science today? -- Check this one out. -- You've seen it on TV science programs and in textbooks: plumes of hot magma from deep in the Earth's mantle rise through the crust and erupt on the surface (the IMAX movie Yellowstone has computer graphics of the whole process). -- Perhaps you've seen animations of the Hawaiian Islands riding over a 'hot spot' and building its chain of volcanoes over millions of years on its slow, drifting journey. -- Textbook diagrams show cross-sections of Earth's crust, with lava erupting from channels rooted...
Electric Arcs in Planetary Science
Posted by Swordmaker
On General/Chat 03/08/2005 2:19:39 AM EST · 10 replies · 385+ views
Thunderbolts Picture of the Day | 3/7/2005
If you've been following our Picture of the Day, you've seen the electric arc on the upper left more than once on these pages. It comes to us from the website, 'Sparks and Arcs,' sponsored by John Dyer-- http://www.johndyer.com We also include above a photograph of the comet Hale-Bopp, enhanced to emphasize the rich filamentation of the comet tail. Electric Universe theorists identify comets as plasma discharge phenomena -- negatively charged objects moving rapidly through the electric field of the Sun. Some advocates of the Electric Universe have devoted decades to investigating the human past, concluding that Earth's environment was once bursting...
Evidence of ancient city found in depths off Cuba (best article yet)
Posted by spycatcher
On News/Activism 12/13/2001 1:37:07 AM EST · 77 replies · 6,230+ views
Toronto Globa and Mail | 12/7/01 | MICHAEL POSNER
A team of Canadian and Cuban researchers have discovered the remains of what may be a 6,000-year-old city submerged in deep ocean waters off the western coast of Cuba. Using sophisticated sonar and videotape equipment, offshore engineer Paulina Zelitsky, her husband, Paul Weinzweig, and her son, Ernesto Tapanes, have found megaliths "of a kind you'd find at Stonehenge or Easter Island," Mr. Weinzweig said in an interview yesterday. "Some structures within the complex may be as long as 400 metres wide and as high as 40 metres," he said. "Some are sitting on top of each other. They show very ...
Experts Seek Trail to Mark Ice Age Floods (National Park Service Study)
Posted by NormsRevenge
On News/Activism 11/10/2003 10:55:28 PM EST · 25 replies · 275+ views
Yahoo News | 11/10/03 | Joseph B. Frazier - AP
THE DALLES, Ore. - The National Park Service has proposed a marked trail to commemorate Ice Age floods through four Western states that left canyons, valleys, lakes and ridges that still dominate the terrain today -- some so dramatic they can be seen from outer space. Picture an ice dam 30 miles wide, forming a lake 2,000 feet deep and 200 miles long, stretching from the Idaho panhandle into western Montana, containing more water than Lake Erie and Lake Ontario combined. Now picture that dam giving way, the water thundering out in 48 hours, through four states, across Washington and...
Fly fossil found in Antarctica
Posted by byteback
On News/Activism 05/25/2003 1:13:36 PM EDT · 31 replies · 149+ views
Netscape | May 25, 2003
It's just a tiny fossil of a fly that scientists found some 300 miles from the South Pole. But this fossil will help them: --figure out what life was like millions of years ago in ancient Antarctica and --help explain global changes in today's climate. One of the biggest surprises of the discovery: No one even knew there were flies in this frozen land where summer temperatures are a bone-chilling 20 degrees below zero. The fly fossil is from the Cyclorrhapha family, the so-called "higher flies" that include the common housefly, reports CNN. North Dakota State University geologist Allan Ashworth,...
Forests Frozen In Time
Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 01/15/2005 6:53:29 PM EST · 4 replies · 361+ views
Science Frontiers (#51) | May-Jun 1987 | William R. Corliss
Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian Arctic is only 700 miles south of the present North Pole. Little grows there today, but there is on these icy shores the remnant of a forest that flourished 45 million years ago, according to conventional geological dating of the strata... So excellent is the preservation of the forest that its wood cuts as if it were recent lumber and burns readily... Even if the earth was warmer 45 million years ago, could a tropical-type forest survive the nearly six months of total darkness at Axel Heiberg Island? ...Also relevant is the discovery, reported...
Free Republic "Bump List" Register
Posted by John Robinson
On News/Activism 09/30/2001 7:46:44 AM EDT · 190 replies · 4,454+ views
I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
Ice age bacteria brought back to life
Posted by aimhigh
On News/Activism 02/25/2005 3:57:59 PM EST · 107 replies · 1,928+ views
www.NewScientist.com | 2/25/2005 | Kelly Young
A bacterium that sat dormant in a frozen pond in Alaska for 32,000 years has been revived by NASA scientists. Once scientists thawed the ice, the previously undiscovered bacteria started swimming around on the microscope slide. The researchers say it is the first new species of microbe found alive in ancient ice. Now named Carnobacterium pleistocenium, it is thought to have lived in the Pleistocene epoch, a time when woolly mammoths still roamed the Earth. NASA astrobiologist Richard Hoover, who led the team, said the find bolsters the case for finding life elsewhere in the universe, particularly given this week's...
Ice Age Ocean Circulation Reacted to, did not cause, Climate Change at Glacial Boundaries
Posted by Brian328i
On News/Activism 04/07/2005 10:40:11 PM EDT · 6 replies · 397+ views
The Earth Institute at Columbia University | 04/07/05 | Jennifer Freeman
New tracer demonstrates carbon cycle changes preceded thermohaline changes Scientists from the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) have provided new evidence that ocean circulation changes lagged behind, and were not the cause of, major climate changes at the beginning and end of the last ice age (short intervals known as glacial boundaries), according to a study published in the March 2005 issue of Science magazine. Both ice sheet volume and the 'global carbon budget,' the amount of carbon stored in deep ocean reservoirs compared to that on the earth's surface, changed before ocean circulation patterns changed, according to evidence from...
Ice ages linked to earth's travels through galaxy
Posted by Graybeard58
On General/Chat 08/02/2005 7:00:39 PM EDT · 50 replies · 665+ views
Waterbury Republican-American | August 2, 2005 | Keay Davidson (A.P.)
It might sound preposterous, like astrology, to suggest that galactic events help determine when North America is or isn't buried under immense sheets of ice taller than skyscrapers. But new research suggests the coming and going of major ice ages might result partly from our solar system's passage through immense, snakelike clouds of exploding stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Resembling the curved contrails of a whirling Fourth of July pinwheel, the Milky Way's spiral arms are clouds of stars rich in supernovas, or exploding stars. Supernovas emit showers of charged particles called cosmic rays. Theorists have proposed that when...
In the shadow of the Moon
Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/31/2004 11:42:25 AM EDT · 43 replies · 727+ views
New Scientist | 30 January 1999 | editors
At 8.45 on the morning of 15 April 136 BC, Babylon was plunged into darkness when the Moon passed in front of the Sun. An astrologer, who recorded the details in cuneiform characters on a clay tablet, wrote: "At 24 degrees after sunrise-a solar eclipse. When it began on the southwest side, Venus, Mercury and the normal stars were visible. Jupiter and Mars, which were in their period of disappearance, became visible. The Sun threw off the shadow from southwest to northeast." If present-day astronomers use a computer to run the movements of the Earth, Moon and Sun backwards...
Loss of Musk Ox Genetic Diversity at the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition
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On General/Chat 10/10/2005 8:13:17 PM EDT · 4 replies · 171+ views
BioMed Central via Eureka Alert | 5-Oct-2005 | Juliette Savin
The authors identified two groups of haplotypes (haploid genotypes, or gene sets associated on single chromosomes) within the analysed sequences. 'Extinct haplotypes' (EHs), or haplotypes which no longer occur in modern muskoxen, were recovered only in northern Asia where the muskox is now extinct. Such haplotypes were found in a number of specimens dated from ~44,000 to ~18,000 years ago.
Major Climate Change Occurred 5,200 Years Ago: Evidence Suggests That History Could Repeat Itself
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On General/Chat 12/18/2004 1:57:17 AM EST · 45 replies · 733+ views
Space and Earth Science News | December 16, 2004
-- Major Climate Change Occurred 5,200 Years Ago: Evidence Suggests That History Could Repeat Itself December 16, 2004 Glaciologist Lonnie Thompson worries that he may have found clues that show history repeating itself, and if he is right, the result could have important implications to modern society. Thompson has spent his career trekking to the far corners of the world to find remote ice fields and then bring back cores drilled from their centers. Within those cores are the records of ancient climate from across the globe. From the mountains of data drawn by analyzing countless ice cores, and...
Mammoth Herds 'Roamed Fertile Bering Strait In Ice Age'
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On News/Activism 06/04/2003 6:39:25 PM EDT · 92 replies · 739+ views
Ananova | 6-5-2003
Mammoth herds 'roamed fertile Bering Strait in Ice Age' Huge herds of mammoth, wild horses and bison once roamed the land bridge between North America and Siberia, new evidence suggests. Plant fossils have shown that 24,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, dry grassland covered much of region. The vegetation would have allowed large populations of mammals to survive all year round on the now-submerged landmass known as Beringia or the Bering Strait. Scientists writing in the journal Nature said the animals would have been sustained by a diet rich in prairie sage, bunch grasses, and other grass-like plants....
Mass Extinctions: The New Catastrophism in the History of Life
Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 10/10/2005 7:50:02 PM EDT · 5 replies · 196+ views
LORE magazine, Milwaukee Public Museum | 1996 | Peter M. Sheehan, Curator of Geology
Perhaps the most telling evidence that gradualism alone can not explain sudden mass extinction events, is that the sudden events effected organisms both in the oceans and on land. Only global events that effect both terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems are capable of causing these extinctions. Whatever killed the dinosaurs also devastated marine habitats, because the extinction event was just as severe in the oceans as on land... Lamarck and Darwin were not wrong; life evolved continuously on Earth. But Cuvier also was partially correct--there were catastrophic events that redirected the history of life. Cuvier was mistaken only in his belief...
Mesopotamian Climate Change (8,000 Years Ago)
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On News/Activism 02/15/2004 2:18:28 PM EST · 63 replies · 1,365+ views
Geo Times | 2-15-2004
Mesopotamian climate change Geoscientists are increasingly exploring an interesting trend: Climate change has been affecting human society for thousands of years. At the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in December, one archaeologist presented research that suggests that climate change affected the way cultures developed and collapsed in the cradle of civilization -- ancient Mesopotamia -- more than 8,000 years ago. Archaeologists have found evidence for a mass migration from the more temperate northern Mesopotamia to the arid southern region around 6400 B.C. For the previous 1,000 years, people had been cultivating the arable land in northern Mesopotamia, using natural rainwater...
A Mysterious Darkness: The Day the Sun Went Out in New England
Posted by quidnunc
On News/Activism 05/20/2005 12:46:07 PM EDT · 52 replies · 2,608+ views
The Colonial Williamsburg Journal | Summer 2005 | Andrew G. Gardner
The nineteenth day of May, 1780, began in New England like any other pretty, late-spring morning. Fruit blossoms dangled heavy in the warm, newly risen sun. The scent of nectar brought drowsy honeybees from their straw hives. The dawn chorus of songbirds chirped and echoed across the sleepy countryside as farm laborers yoked their horses to heavy wooden ploughs and carts ready for the day ahead. But by mid-morning the pastoral calm would be turned on its head. Laborers and schoolchildren would be scurrying home for shelter. By noon, birds would be roosting in the trees and bats would be...
New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths
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On News/Activism 05/31/2002 8:00:48 PM EDT · 46 replies · 1,037+ views
National Geographic News | May 28, 2002 | Brian Handwerk
New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News May 28, 2002 Ancient stories of massive floods pass from generation to generation and in many places in the world are integral to a people's spoken history. The tales differ by locale, but commonly feature either torrential rains or a hugely destructive wall of water bursting into a valley, destroying everything in its path. In many cases, the flooding is an act of retribution by displeased gods. Scientists, historians, and archaeologists view many of these enduring tales as myth, legend, or allegoric tales meant to illustrate moral principles....
New Ice Cores Expand View Of Climate History
Posted by cogitator
On News/Activism 11/29/2005 4:00:49 PM EST · 77 replies · 1,598+ views
Science Daily | November 28, 2005
Two new studies of gases trapped in Antarctic ice cores have extended the record of Earth's past climate almost 50 percent further, adding another 210,000 years of definitive data about the makeup of the Earth's atmosphere and providing more evidence of current atmospheric change. The research is being published in the journal Science by participants in the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica. It's "an amazing accomplishment we would not have thought possible" as recently as 10 years ago, said Ed Brook, a professor of geosciences at Oregon State University, who analyzed the studies in the same issue of...
The Oldest Americans May Prove Even Older
Posted by NukeMan
On News/Activism 06/29/2004 7:20:56 PM EDT · 30 replies · 666+ views
New York Times | 6/29/04 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
BARNWELL, S.C., June 24 - On a hillside by the Savannah River, under tall oaks bearded with Spanish moss, an archaeologist and a graduate student crouched in the humid depths of a trench. They had reason to think they were in the presence of a breathtaking discovery. Or at the least, they were on to something more than 20,000 years old that would throw American archaeology into further turmoil over its most contentious issue: when did people first reach America, and who were they?
The Pleistocene Extinction
Posted by ckilmer
On News/Activism 07/25/2003 10:32:42 PM EDT · 156 replies · 1,046+ views
PALEONTOLOGICAL TESTIMONY ---------------------------------------- The Pleistocene Extinction Paleontologists the world over know that something catastrophic happened to the large mammals roaming the world during the Pleistocene Epoch. Woolly mammoths, mastodons, toxodons, sabre-toothed tigers, woolly rhinos, giant ground sloths, and many other large Pleistocene animals are simply no longer with us. In fact, well over 200 species of animals (involving millions of individuals) totally disappeared at the end of the Pleistocene some 10,000-12,000 years ago in what is known to Paleontologists as the Pleistocene Extinction (Click for table). Moreover, there is evidence of large geological changes which took place, such as massive...
Potential Origins of Europeans Found
Posted by AlaskaErik
On News/Activism 11/11/2005 4:09:32 AM EST · 107 replies · 1,946+ views
Yahoo News | November 10, 2005 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
A study of DNA from ancient farmers in Europe shows sharp differences from that of modern Europeans -- results that are likely to add fuel to the debate over European origins. Researchers led by Wolfgang Haak of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, argue that their finding supports the belief that modern residents of central Europe descended from Stone Age hunter-gatherers who were present 40,000 years ago, and not the early farmers who arrived thousands of years later. But other anthropologists questioned that conclusion, arguing that the available information isn't sufficient to support it. Haak's team used DNA from 24...
Probe Into Cuba's Possible *Sunken City* Advances
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On News/Activism 03/30/2002 11:02:04 PM EST · 59 replies · 11,456+ views
Yahoo | 03-29-02 | Andrew Cawthorne
Probe Into Cuba's Possible 'Sunken City' Advances Fri Mar 29, 6:20 PM ET By Andrew Cawthorne HAVANA (Reuters) - Scientific investigators said on Friday they hope to better determine later this year if an unusual rock formation deep off Cuba's coast could be a sunken city from a previously unknown ancient civilization. "These are extremely peculiar structures ... They have captured all our imagination," Cuban geologist Manuel Iturralde said at a conference after a week on a boat over the site. "If I had to explain this geologically, I would have a hard time," he told reporters later, saying examination...
Professor Says Mayan Calendar Does Not Portend Earth's Doom (2012AD)
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On News/Activism 01/01/2003 6:18:59 PM EST · 59 replies · 969+ views
Tuscaloosa News | 1-1-2003 | Steve Reeves
Professor says Mayan calendar does not portend Earth's doom By Steve Reeves January 01, 2003 TUSCALOOSA | Does our planet have only a scant 10 more years of existence left? Some people believe the ancient Mayan calendar suggests the end of the world will come on Dec. 21, 2012. But University of Alabama professor Enrique Gomez is not among them. 'The world won't end in 2012," laughed Gomez, who teaches in UA's astronomy and physics department. 'I can assure you of that." Gomez, a native of Mexico City, said he is much more interested in Mayan culture and how the...
A Real-Life Jurassic Park
Posted by Calpernia
On General/Chat 01/31/2006 11:22:33 AM EST · 27 replies · 334+ views
MSNBC | Jan. 30, 2006 | Mac Margolis
(snip) Most scholars now agree that hunters--more than climate change or a mystery epidemic--are what doomed the mammoths. Whatever the cause, by 11,000 years ago the king of the Pleistocene was a goner. (snip) If a group of devotees has its way, this shaggy ice-age mascot--and a host of other bygone megafauna besides--may yet walk again. (snip) The scientists, in other words, had managed to assemble half the woolly-mammoth genome; they claimed that in three years they could finish the job. That would put scientists within striking distance of an even greater feat: repopulating the earth with creatures that vanished...
The Reality of Ancient Catastrophism
Posted by JoeSchem
On News/Activism 11/07/2001 12:12:46 PM EST · 40 replies · 889+ views
The Cydonia Files | November 7, 2001 | Joe Schembrie
November 7, 2001 The Reality of Ancient Catastrophism About fifty years ago, a Russian psychiatrist named Immanuel Velikovsky wrote a book, "Worlds in Collision." He suggested that much of the earliest history of mankind was deeply affected by catastrophic cosmic events. His suggestions seemed outrageous: that Venus is a comet that was ejected from Jupiter, and that its flybys past the Earth created the tidal forces that explained the Parting of the Red Sea and other miraculous incidents recorded in the Bible. Velikovsky's theories had one big problem: they assumed a highly unlikely coincidence. Evolutionists claim the Solar System ...
Reasons to Reject Evolutionism
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On Religion 06/24/2002 11:09:41 AM EDT · 39 replies · 2,284+ views
06/24/02 | self
The primary science focus on Bearfabrique is renegade science and catastrophism; evolution is a sort of a second topic. Nonetheless, there's a reason for the evolution page. Evolutionism poisons religion, ethics, and science in equal measure. There is a fabulous new world of science waiting in the wings to be born once the dead hand of evolution and the evolutionists can be removed from the picture. There are several overwhelming arguments against evolution in any form which arise from catastrophism in fact; it would be good for Christians, in particular, to become aware of those arguments. One such argument arises...
The Revision of Ancient History - A Perspective
Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 04/19/2002 3:33:06 PM EDT · 32 replies · 3,744+ views
SIS - How Historians have now embraced Velikovsky! | Internet Paper Revision no.1 March 2001 | By P John Crowe
Ancient history as taught today is a disaster area. The chronology of the first and second millennium BCE is badly wrong. The history of ancient history revisionism offered here is drawn largely from the pages of SIS publications over the last 25 years. The Revision of Ancient History - A Perspective By P John Crowe. An edited and extended version of a paper presented to the SIS Jubilee Conference, Easthampstead Park, Sept. 17-19th 1999  Internet Paper Revision no.1 March 2001 Contents Introduction An Outline History of Revising Ancient History - Up to 1952. 2.1 Exaggerating Antiquity. 2.2 The Early...
Scientists Find Cache of Dodo Bird Bones
Posted by NormsRevenge
On General/Chat 12/23/2005 8:46:51 PM EST · 7 replies · 185+ views
AP on Yahoo | 12/23/05 | Toby Sterling - ap
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Scientists said Friday they found a major cache of bones and likely complete skeletons of the long-extinct Dodo bird, which could help them learn more about the lost creature's physique and habits. The find is significant because no complete skeleton of a single Dodo bird has ever been retrieved from a controlled archaeological site in Mauritius. The last known stuffed bird was destroyed in a 1755 fire at a museum in Oxford, England, leaving only partial skeletons and drawings of the bird to go on. The bird was native to Mauritius when no humans lived there but...
Sky-High Icebergs Carried Boulders From The Rockies To In South-Central Washington
Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/05/2003 9:29:54 AM EST · 34 replies · 375+ views
Science Daily | 11-4-2003 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Date: 2003-11-04 Sky-high Icebergs Carried Boulders From The Rockies To In South-central Washington Seattle -- Geologists have uncovered a scene in the Pasco Basin west of the Columbia River in Washington state that shows how boulders piggybacked icebergs from what is now Montana and came to rest at elevations as high as 1,200 feet. Although glacial deposits of rocks and boulders are common, especially in the upper Midwest, "There probably isn't anyplace else in the world where there are so many rocks that rafted in on icebergs," said Bruce Bjornstad, a geologist at the Department...
Solar Storm 'Could Spark Catastrophe'
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On News/Activism 10/27/2003 5:49:22 PM EST · 69 replies · 257+ views
Ananova | 10-27-2003
Solar storm 'could spark catastrophe' Scientists are warning a "perfect space storm" that occurred 144 years ago could happen again at any time with catastrophic consequences. Newly uncovered scientific data has shown the true extent of history's most massive electromagnetic storm which blew up on the first two days of September 1859. Like "the perfect storm" at sea which inspired a blockbuster movie, it was the result of a number of titanic events coming together. But in this case the centre of the storm was the sun, not the ocean. A combination of sunspots and solar flares produced an explosive...
Update on Underwater Megalithic
Posted by callisto
On News/Activism 11/21/2001 2:08:00 PM EST · 152 replies · 3,466+ views
EarthFiles | 11.19.01 | Linda Moulton Howe
In May 2001, engineer Paulina Zelitzky, President, ADC Corporation, Victoria, B. C., Canada and Havana, Cuba, announced the discovery of megalithic structures 2,200 feet down at the western tip of Cuba. November 19, 2001 Havana, Cuba - The story about a possible megalithic site half a mile down off the western tip of Cuba first broke this past May when a Reuters News Service reporter interviewed the deep ocean engineer who first reported unusual sidescan sonar of the discovery. Her name is Paulina Zelitsky. Ms. Zelitsky was born in Poland, studied engineering in the Soviet Union, was assigned to ...
What killed the mammoths and other behemoths?
Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 06/05/2002 6:34:28 PM EDT · 91 replies · 1,498+ views
FR Post 6-6-2 | Interview with Ross MacPhee
Interview with Ross MacPhee What killed the mammoths and other behemoths that once roamed the Americas? This mammalogist thinks it may have been hyperlethal disease Image: Clare Flemming Around 11,000 years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, North America witnessed an extinction that claimed its mammoths, giant ground sloths, camels and numerous other large-bodied animals. Exactly what happened to these megafauna is unknown. Indeed, researchers have puzzled over their disappearance for decades. Traditional explanations hold that either dramatic climate shifts, or human hunting (overkill) extinguished these species. But in recent years a new hypothesis has emerged. According...
Why I think Noah's "erets" flood occurred around 9,000 - 12,000 B.C. and ended in Turkey.
Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 04/19/2002 3:51:23 PM EDT · 19 replies · 541+ views
Trust the Bible DOT com | 2002 | Wayne McKellips
Why I think Noah's "erets" flood occurred around 9,000 - 12,000 B.C. and ended in Turkey. Intro: For a long time I thought the flood waters destroyed all air breathing life on earth, except for those in the ark. That view has problems. I now believe the flood, at the minimum, filled the land of Turkey up with water. As 1st Samuel 30:16 shows sometimes "the whole earth" or "all the earth" can refer to a country or land area. The word translated land or earth in 1st Samuel 30:16 is the main one of the two words used...
World-first technology enables study of ancient bacteria [Bermuda Triangle too]
Posted by PatrickHenry
On News/Activism 06/07/2005 7:18:16 AM EDT · 22 replies · 669+ views
Cardiff University via UrekAlert | 06 June 2005 | Professor R.John Parkes
Sustainable energy source could solve Bermuda Triangle riddle. Experts at Cardiff University, UK, have designed world-first technology to investigate sustainable energy sources from the ocean bed by isolating ancient high-pressure bacteria from deep sediments. Scientists and engineers at Cardiff University are investigating bacteria from deep sediments which despite high pressures (greater than 1,000 atmospheres), gradually increasing temperatures (from an icy 2°C to over 100°C), great depth (several kilometres) and age (many millions of years) may contain most of the bacteria on Earth. Some of these bacteria produce methane that accumulates in "gas hydrates" -- a super concentrated methane ice that...
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Supernova 'smoking gun' linked to mass extinctionsLuckily for us, the astronomers say, there is very little danger of it happening again anytime soon... The cluster, called the Scorpius-Centaurus OB association, is now positioned a safe 350 light-years from Earth. But the group says it passed within 130 light-years of Earth about two million years ago. This puts it in the right place at the right time to explain evidence uncovered on Earth by German researchers in 1999. They found atoms of a very rare isotope of iron, 60Fe, in cores taken from the ocean floor. 60Fe is rare in the solar system because it has a half-life of 1.5 million years.
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