Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Episode #136: Earth in Upheaval - Part 4

Furthering our deep dive into Velikovsky's book, Earth in Upheaval, we read and discuss about the evidence of sea-bottom sediments not matching up with expectations of uniformitarian theory, with deep sea clays showing evidence of cosmic dust from meteorites being over a thousand times more abundant than was expected, with sands from what was once seashore beaches being found miles underwater.
We also read about the enormous African Rift, which spans one third of the distance from pole to pole, and shows evidence of having been formed recently, by the sharpness of its features. We also dive into the problems if past ice ages seemingly having taken place in what are now equatorial regions, and what that might mean for possible pole shifts, or crustal shifts, and how that process might work in terms of physics and geophysics.

We also discuss some things going on in our work lives with the olive orchard and leaf cutter ants, as well as give a brief overview of our thoughts on the Coronavirus.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Episode #135: Earth in Upheaval - Part 3

Continuing with Earth in Upheaval, we first loop back again to the section on Charles Lyell and the beginnings of Uniformitarianism in geology, re-read some of the quotes of Lyell, and parse them more carefully, just to make it clear exactly what this man was saying about early geologists and their "indolent" tendencies.

We then skip ahead to where we left off last episode, continuing forward with more mass depositions of fossil bones of enormous amounts of animals, all packed into relatively small areas, caves, tar pits, and strata. We talk about mountain ranges moving miles across plains, about huge uplifts that must have happened relatively recently, and end with a discussion of the Altiplano in Peru, and Lake Titicaca, where the ancient and anomalous Tiahuanaco is located.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Episode #134: Earth in Upheaval - Part 2

We continue our deep dive into Velikovski's excellent book, Earth in Upheaval, first backtracking a bit from the last episode to go over the "beginnings of Uniformitarianism", the early study of mass ice movements in places around the globe, and some of Charles Darwin's observations of the evidence for the catastrophic extinction of species. Then we move forward in the book to look at more instances of enormous amounts of plant and animal remains that are found broken, shattered, and crammed into caves and crevices around the world, where they are found fossilized today.

Also, in the second segment of the show, we interview Marc Young, an archaeology student from Australia who has been helping George Howard assemble a bibliography on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis on the Cosmic Tusk website. We talk to him briefly about how he became interested in archaeology and how he got involved with George.
We then spend a lot of time talking with him about his work in Northern Mongolia, where his University has been doing some archaeological work on ancient cultures, and how Marc began to recognize the geological signs of catastrophic events that must have taken place in the relatively recent past. He then takes us on a fascinating Google Earth tour of the area, showing the path of meltwater and the signs it has written into the landscape.

Anyone interested can follow his placemarks by clicking here and opening the file in Google Earth or Google Maps.


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Episode #133: Earth in Upheaval - Part 1

We start a new deep dive into another book, Immanuel Velikovsky's Earth in Upheaval. Unlike his earlier, very controversial book "Worlds in Collision", which sought to tie ancient myth and legend together with ancient texts and oral traditions found around the world into a coherent narrative of global cataclysm, Upheaval has no myth, no legend, no lore. Instead, it is packed full of geological observations by some of the world's most renowned scientists and geologists. It paints a clear picture of a catastrophic past that is written into every feature of the planet.

This is the first of a series of episodes where we will be focusing on the material in this excellent book.

Also, we tried a little experiment with this episode....we streamed the audio of the show live to our Discord chat members, who got to hear some of the inside baseball of producing the podcast, and of course the banter between the breaks. They also got to troll us live in the chats window, which we did have open during the recording of the show. It was a lot of fun, and we'll probably do it semi-regularly from here on! So join the Discord if you want can be found here.