Contra Scotia

Contra Scotia

by Edward E. Rochon

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A preface lays out scope of working, attacking empiricism and atheism. Chapter 1 discusses the scientific method and errors. It discusses what is ordinary and extraordinary prefatory to attack on Charles Lyell's Uniformitarianism. I attack theories in science as a means to truth. Chapter 2 looks at Noah's Flood. I mention errors made by Voltaire on the subject. I point out that a scientific case can be made for it. I note critiques of Immanuel Velikovsky and past catastrophes in history, offering some support to his notions. Chapter 3 covers hydrocarbon fuels and evolution. I show that stratification of coal is consistent with coal as rock formation from non-biological sources. I point out incongruity of fern impressions in bituminous coal coming from biological sedimentation as defined by current views. In fact it supports the contending view of hydrocarbon fuel formation. Chapter 4 covers evolution. I attack Charles Lyell's Uniformitarianism. I point out that the floods supposed by Georges Cuvier can be reasonably postulated in conformance with Noah's Flood. I note that massive disturbances in the earth's surface would tend to flatten mountains while deluging the earth, removing the problem of covering Mt. Everest and high places so often used in the past. I note that recent discoveries posit subterranean water deposits equal to three times the water in surface oceans. I attack the timelines of current earth history, based largely on uniformitarian notions. I attack the proof of radioactive dating, the speculative nature of dating by fossils and thickness of deposits. In Chapter 5 I cover some modern topics such as Einstein's Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and problems with Newton's physics.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151960830
Publisher: Edward E. Rochon
Publication date: 06/07/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 239 KB

About the Author

I write for my health and the health of the world. Often the cure rivals the disease in grief and aches. My writing career started at twelve when I attempted to write a sequel to Huckleberry Finn but never finished it. My writings have included poetry, plays, a novel, non-fiction and writing newsletters for here and there. Recently, I am dabbling into short stories. Apart from newsletters, nothing has been published in print. I bought an audio recording of one of my poems but threw it away in disgust due to an inappropriate reading by the narrator. 'Contra Pantheism...' was my first eBook. About a hundred eBooks have been published since including some books of verse, and my essays collected into five volumes, and one volume of collected poems. A few other types of literature are on my list of published works. My essays deal with fundamental questions of philosophy as well as natural philosophy (science.) On the whole, my works are as far above the writings of Plato and Aristotle as the material power of the United States is over that of Ancient Greece. I once asked myself if I had ever written anything memorable, but couldn't remember exactly what I had written. I started to check my manuscripts but stopped as it seemed the answer to the question was obvious. Gore Vidal mentioned in one of his memoirs that writers tend to forget what they write and are a bad source to ask about their works. Gore knew a lot of writers. I have not and may have been a bit hard on myself. Apart from self-improvement and maybe making a few bucks, my main goal is to bring about a golden age for mankind. Being a man, this sounds appealing. It is pointless to desist and all small measures are worth the effort. Albert Camus thought suicide the only serious philosophical question. He was a fool and died young. Suicide is a waste of time. The most important functional question is: How do I get what I want? The one question that trumps this is the ultimate question of intent: What should I want? As Goethe pointed out: Be careful what you wish for in your youth, you might get it in middle age.

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