We finish our long deep dive into Velikovsky's Earth in Upheaval with this 6th installment of the series. In this episode we look at fossil plants and insects preserved in coal seams, seemingly shredded into small pieces yet preserved so well that the color of the insects is intact and leaves still contain chlorophyll. We also look into the mystery of the formation of coal itself, and how there are often dozens or even hundreds of layers of coal separated by layers of marine sediment.
Near the end of the book, Velikovsky again takes a look at the works of Charles Darwin and the problems of speciation in evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, and the assumptions about "missing evidence in the geological record" that must be made in order to make the uniformitarian view work.
We also open some great 1-Up boxes and read some emails, and Kyle reads a couple of very interesting space related articles.
Brothers of the Serpent Episode 138