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Corliss Sourcebook E1 - Strange Planet

Corliss Sourcebook E1 - Strange Planet

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As readers of the sourcebooks STRANGE PHENOMENA and STRANGE ARTIFACTS are well aware, the object of the Sourcebook Project is the collection and organization of data that do not seem to fit within the framework of dominant scientific dogmas. Such anomalous data are often pregnant with meaning for budding scientific revolution- aries. However, it must be admitted that some of the facts swept up are merely curious, posing no obvious threat to the status quo. As the first word in all sourcebook titles has it, there are strange. The present sourcebook on geology probably has more strange, nonrevolutionary data in it than STRANGE PHENOMENA and STRANGE ARTIFACTS, but it is wise not to try to predict the future course of knowledge.
As readers of the sourcebooks STRANGE PHENOMENA and STRANGE ARTIFACTS are well aware, the object of the Sourcebook Project is the collection and organization of data that do not seem to fit within the framework of dominant scientific dogmas. Such anomalous data are often pregnant with meaning for budding scientific revolution- aries. However, it must be admitted that some of the facts swept up are merely curious, posing no obvious threat to the status quo. As the first word in all sourcebook titles has it, there are strange. The present sourcebook on geology probably has more strange, nonrevolutionary data in it than STRANGE PHENOMENA and STRANGE ARTIFACTS, but it is wise not to try to predict the future course of knowledge.

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STRANGEPLANET
A SOURCEBOOK OF UNUSUALGEOLOGICAL FACTS
Compiled by
WILLIAM R. CORLISS
VOLUME E-1Published and Distributed byGlen Arm. Maryland 21057The Sourcebook Project
 
Copyright 1975 by William R. CorlissLibrary of Congress Catalog Number: 74-26-226ISBN 0-9600712-3-7
First Printing: January 1975
 
PREFACE
As readers of the sourcebooks STRANGE PHENOMENA and STRANGE ARTIFACTSare well aware, the object of the Sourcebook Project is the collection and organizationof data that do not seem to fit within the framework of dominant scientific dogmas.Such anomalous data are often pregnant with meaning for budding scientific revolutionaries. However, it must be admitted that some of the facts swept up are merelycurious, posing no obvious threat to the status quo. As the first word in all sourcebook titles has it, there are strange. The present sourcebook on geology probably has morestrange, nonrevolutionary data in it than STRANGE PHENOMENA and STRANGEARTIFACTS, but it is wise not to try to predict the future course of knowledge.Geology is the prisoner of several dogmas that have had widespread influence uponthe development of scientific thought:1. The Dogma of Uniformity (That the earth's surface was sculptured over anextremely long period of time by geological forces currently in operation.Uniformitarianism is opposed by the Dogma of Catastrophism.)2. The Dogma of Evolution (That life was simple in the beginning and, inaccord with the Dogma of Uniformity, developed slowly into the morecomplex species of today.)3. The Ice Age Dogma (That within the last 100, 000 years vast ice sheetsspread across the high latitudes, leaving behind a rich deposit of debris,altered land forms, and sundry other signs.)The very nature of the Sourcebook Project insists that some of the data collectedcontrovert these bulwarks of earth science. However, this is done in the spirit of science and not in biased support of those rival dogmas sketched out by Hapgood,Patten, Velikovsky, and other modern catastrophists. Dogmas are useful in focussingthought, but the sharper focus generally cuts out some of the total picture. So, thesourcebooks avoid promoting dogmas and, in fact, question everything and presentboth sides of all controversies.I have devoted a great deal of thought to the organization of the sourcebooks. Theformat is flexible. More material may be added within the framework of categoriesfrom any source and any period. Seemingly unrelated data are correlated through theindexes and annotations. Whole new categories can be added if necessary.The literature dealing with curious geological features has only been scratched.Volume El, the present volume, represents only a small portion of my collection.Volume E2 will appear in due course as well as STRANGE UNIVERSE, a sourcebook in the field of astronomy, which will have interesting implications (pro and con) forthe Dogma of Catastrophism.The data have been filtered only slightly. Doubtless some hoaxes and honestmisinterpretations will be found in the pages that follow. This is unavoidable in aproject of this scope. Indeed, it is unavoidable in all phases of inquiry, especiallythose relying heavily upon observational evidence.El-iii

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