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The Biblical flood and the ice epoch; a study in scientific history,

Author: Donald W Patten
Publisher: Seattle, Pacific Meridian Pub. Co., 1966.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Patten
OCLC Number: 316310
Description: xvi, 336 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Contents: I. A global flood or a local flood --
II. The history of catastrophism and uniformitarianism --
Uniformitarian authors / James Hutton / Charles Lyell / Charles Darwin --
Catastrophic authors / George McCready Price / Byron C. Nelson / Alfred M. Rehwinkel / Henry M. Morris / C. H. Hapgood & Ivan T. Sanderson / Immanuel Velikovsky / Dolph E. Hooker --
Summary III. Past celestial catastrophes --
Astronomy in history / The Ptolemaic system / The Copernican system / Tycho Brahe / Johannes Kepler / Halley, Newton & Whiston --
Past astral catastrophes within the solar system / Planetary interaction / Lunar perturbation / Lunar fragmentization / Fragmentization of a planet / Our scar-faced satellite --
the Moon / Comets --
Summary IV. The tidal nature of the Biblical Flood --
Location of the grounded Ark: its elevation --
Location of the grounded Ark: its heartland location --
The logging of the sequence of events --
World-wide circumstances of sedimentary strata --
The fountains of the deep (oceans) --
The behavior of animals --
V. Orogenesis: the cause of global mountain uplifts --
Geophysical perspectives of our small sphere / The volume of the magma / The flow of fluids and constriction / The direction of thrust --
Uniformitarian approaches to orogenesis / The continental drift theory / The contraction and convection current theories --
The geographical pattern of distribution of recent mountain uplifts / The lunar mountains --
Qualifications for a theory of orogenesis / correct scope / Correct timing / Distance of causation / Direction of causation --
A convergence of disciplines --
An epitaph VI. Glaciogenesis: the cause of the ice epoch --
The frozen mammoths: an illustration of sudden freezing --
The regions of sudden chilling --
The depth of the ice mass --
The volume of the ice mass --
The geometry of the ice mass --
The eccentric location of the ice mass --
The ice cave phenomena of Eastern Washington --
Perspectives of the ice epoch / The origin of the ice / The manner of transport of the ice / The location of the deposition of the ice / The dating of the ice epoch VII. Model of the flood catastrophe --
Category 1 --
Category 40 --
VIII. Astral catastrophism in ancient literature --
The geographical distribution of ancient flood traditions --
The astral motif in India --
The astral motif in Japan --
The astral motif in Mexico and Peru --
The astral motif in the Middle East / Josephus / The Psalms / Job --
Interlude: recognition of scientific validity of ancient cosmology / Halley, Newton & Whiston / Jonathan Swift / Job --
The significance of catastrophic motifs in ancient literature IX. The greenhouse effect --
the antediluvian canopy --
The primordial canopy --
The composition of the antediluvian canopy / Barometric pressure / The mix of gases --
The greenhouse effect --
A primordial (hydrocarboniferous) catastrophe prior to the Flood --
Ozone, an atmospheric radical --
The primordial canopy and actinic radiation --
The curve of declining longevity after the Flood --
Traditions of longevity X. Biological uniformitarianism (Darwinism) --
Requirements of Darwinism --
Geological catastrophism and Darwinism / Subtheory 1: geological uniformitarianism / Subtheory 2: survival of the fittest --
Genetics and Darwinism / Subtheory 3: environmental determinism / Subtheory 4: natural selection (inbreeding) / Darwin's marriage --
Endocrinology and Darwinism / Subtheory 5: comparative embryology / Subtheory 6: apemen (missing links) / Acromegaly / Gigantism / Hypothyroidism (cretinism) --
Catastrophic environmental determinism (antediluvian endocrinology) --
The requirement of a biochemical mechanism XI. Cosmogony and uniformitarianism --
Immanuel Kant: A general theory of the heavens (1755) --
Simon Laplace: The nebular hypothesis (1796) --
George Darwin: The evolutionary tidal theory (1881) --
Thomas Chamberlin and Forest Moulton: The planetesimal hypothesis (1902) --
James Jeans: Problems of cosmology and stellar dynamics (1919) --
Harold Jeffreys: The collision hypothesis (1924) --
H. N. Russell: The binary star hypothesis (1935) --
R. A. Lyttleton: A variation of the binary star hypothesis (1938) --
Six academic blindspots --
Academic blindspot 7 --
Planetary tides and solar tides --
Academic blindspot 8 --
Heliogeneiss --
Planetary elements from the sun? --
Angular momentum from the sun? --
Elliptical orbits from the sun's rotation? --
The angle of the axis of the various planets and the sun? --
A passing star? --
Action and reaction? --
The Jovian planets --
Stars in the Milky Way --
Galactogenetical hypothesis --
Catastrophic timing / Lyellian time chart / Catastrophic and galactogenetic time chart XII. Catastrophism, uniformitarianism and western civilization --
Uniformitarianism as a cosmology / Pluto / Neptune / Uranus / Saturn / Jupiter / Venus / Mercury / Mars --
Uniformitarianism and modern humanism --
Uniformitarianism in western civilization --
Civilization and non-conformity --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Donald W. Patten.
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