The on-going mind (Part 1)

The thought that my mind and my memories are not totally located or contained within my brain is challenging. How could that be? Why do I suspect that, while (obviously) my mind and memories are based, linked, or associated with the brain, they may also have an independent existence? From my experience!

However, the mechanistic material paradigm reflected in the scientific method that we know does not enable us to explain the immaterial (or insubstantial) phenomena in the realm of the ethereal. The scientific method requires repeatability, to facilitate acceptance.

With ephemeral events or phenomena, the winks of the firefly come to mind. As well, recall what the physicists have found about particles which flit in and out of existence. Then think about dark matter and dark energy which together reportedly add up to 96% of allegedly known matter.

How much of accepted science is no more than a collection of speculative theories; and which do not enable testing through the scientific method? Space-time, expanding space, ‘black holes’, the ‘Big Bang’ theory of cosmogony, Darwin’s theory of evolution relating to new species, the ‘multiverse’ (or many universes), and more, are not ‘proven’ by observation alone. They are maths-backed speculations – so they seem to me.

Yet, so-called psychic phenomena, and alternative scenarios underlying existence, such as the aether or Consciousness, which do not fit into prevailing explanatory paradigms, are challenged or denied. Whenever I read about some expert asking “Where is the evidence?”, I wonder at the seemingly defensive posture.

Mountain building

There is no doubt that the stupendous natural forces connected with mountain-building (orogeny) are closely related to large -scale deformation of the Earth’s crust, and that many of the highest ranges originated in, and even attained their present elevation, during crustal disturbances that signalled the end of the Pleistocene times. This is not to imply that the Alps or Himalayas, for instance, attained their present form at a single catastrophic stroke.”

“We do urge, however, that a high percentage of today’s major ranges rose to their present heights only at the end of, or after, Pleistocene times. By general consensus of opinion, that event occurred about 11,000 years before the present. Before then, as demonstrated by numerous geological facts and observations, mountains were mostly of very modest elevation. Evidence supporting that contention is both widespread and convincing.”

“The geological modernity of folded mountains in many parts of Asia was recognised by Dr Bailey Willis when he wrote how they ‘challenge credibility by their extreme youth’. His conclusions were confirmed by studies of mountain ranges in China, where huge uplifts of the Earth’s crust were found to have occurred since the glacial period. Similar youthfulness characterises the ranges bordering western Gobi desert, including all those from the Russian Altai mountains to the Tien Shan range.

Indeed, it has been said of this region that: The present Gobi basin is relatively young, and was formed coincidently with the uplift of the Transbaikal ranges.”

“Flint linked this Himalayan uprise with the formation of other major Earth features thus: Late Pleistocene uplift occurred in the Himalayan region and in the Alps, and large scale rifting took place in eastern Africa.

Among other ranges affected then were ‘the Cordilleran systems in both North and South America, the Caucasus, and many others.’ “

“Not only were the Himalayas and their satellite ranges affected by this gigantic crustal uplift, but so also were the Pamirs, the Hindu Kush, Karakorum and Kailas ranges, the Kun-lun mountains and the Altai and Tien Shan ranges, all of which rose to their present altitudes very recently. “

“In other words, when portions of the Earth’s crust sink in one place, other portions tend to rise elsewhere in compensation.”

“Dr Walter Bucher of Columbia University has observed: Taken in their entirety, the orogenic belts are the result of world-wide stresses that have acted on the crust as a whole. Certainly the pattern of these belts is not what one would expect from wholly independent – purely local – changes in the crust.”

“Suffice it to observe that something acting on a planetary scale and with staggering power was basically responsible for those titanic crustal disturbances in times geologically very recent, described as ‘A remarkable and stupendous period – a period so startling that it might be accepted with hesitation, were not the conception unavoidable before a series of facts as extraordinary as itself.’ “

These are also extracts from Allan& Delair’s Cataclysm: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 BC.

(Comment: It seems logical to link the Universal Flood to these convulsions. What was the cause of these catastrophes? The Pleistocene has been revised by the authors as between 11,500 to 11,400 years ago.)

The subsidence of land (2)

“… certain biological evidence … shows that continuous land united Greenland and north-west Europe as late as post-glacial times … this landmass ‘… sank beneath the sea at the end of the Ice Age.’ “

“Presumably these crustal disturbances – collapses, they were nothing less – occurred more or less simultaneously with the subsidence of the entire North Atlantic floor between Greenland and Norway by some 9,000 ft ((2750m), a convulsion which Forrest believed took place ‘since the Ice Age.’ … these tremendous changes occurred synchronously with the breakup and drowning of the greater part of Fennoscandia, a now-submerged northern landmass formerly connecting Spitzbergen with northern Eurasia.”

“Leaving the Atlantic for the Indian Ocean we find in the latter interesting evidence for the geologically recent submergence of extensive landmasses or series of large islands which Wallace called the great Southern Continent. This submergence was apparently yet another facet of the global catastrophe under discussion and, as in so many other areas, here also it was accompanied by stupendous volcanic activity.

Records of this were recovered by the Swedish survey ship Albatross in 1947 when, for several hundred miles south-east of Sri Lanka, it sailed over a vast and continuous plateau of hardened lava. This filled almost all the earlier valleys of the sea-bed and gave the ocean floor a singularly level surface.”

“According to HF Blanford, the eruption of this material may have been synchronous with the sinking of Wallace’s Southern Continent, of which he believed the Seychelles, Mauritius, the Adas Bank, the Laccadives, Maldives and Chagos island groups, and the Saya de Malha (Mulha) are the last surviving remnants. To Blanford’s list can also be added Sri Lanka, for it is believed to have been severed from the Indian state of Madras ‘in sub-recent times.’ “

These are also extracts from Allan & Delair’s ‘Cataclysm: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catatrophe in 9500 BC’

The subsidence of land (Part 1)

What happened to Fennoscandia, Beringia, and Appalachia? Or, Wallace’s great Southern Continent? Or, Sundaland? Or, to Hawaiki of Maori legend? These were land masses which are no more.

Allen & Delair in ‘Cataclysm: Compelling Evidence of a Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500BC’ (1997) stated as follows:

“… crustal subsidences, sometimes amounting to vertical collapses, occurred in some regions simultaneously with the late Pleistocene elevation of mountains elsewhere. They were evidently part and parcel of the same terrible world calamity.”

“The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is also directly associated with a great world-encircling fracture complex …”

“Tachylite, a lava which naturally disintegrates in sea water within 15,000 years of eruption, lies on the sea-bed around the Azores and apparently dates from outpourings less than 13,000 years ago.”

“… may we not wonder if all these islands were once part of an Atlantic plateau extending westwards of the Anti-Atlas mountains …”

“That such possibilities should be seriously considered finds support in the discovery of geologically very young beach sand in two deep-sea cores procured in this area from depths of 10,500 feet (3,250m) and 18,440 ft (5,700m), indicating that the region was above sea level at no very remote period. Maurice Ewing concluded from this evidence that:

Either the land must have shrunk two or three miles, or the sea must have once been three miles lower than now. Either conclusion is startling. … If the sea was once two miles lower, where would all the extra water have gone?

Only the greatest conceivable disturbance could have produced crustal faults and collapses as great as these.”

“It may not be unreasonable, especially in view of confirmatory biological evidence … to regard the volcanic upheavals traced on the bed of the Atlantic around the Azores as having occurred synchronously with the breakup and subsidence of Appalachia, the name given by geologists to the continental landmass in the North Atlantic … reposing some two miles (3.2km) below the level of the adjacent continental shelves. Appalachia connected Europe and North America via Greenland and Iceland.”