When "all the scientists" were wrong .

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  1. Josephwalker

    Josephwalker Well-Known Member

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    It took decades for the scientific community to accept the flood theory in the scablands. We can’t destroy our economy based on the all the scientists argument which is not true anyway.
    On who came up with the original flood theory it was not a geologist. The geologist in the OP was the one who ultimately latched onto it and pushed the flood hypothesis. I’ll look for the original guy when I get time. Interesting story really.
     
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    As a follow up a quick search found the guy I was talking about that first postulated the flood hypothesis. Interesting story in depth but I’m not sure if I read it online or in a book. Might not be easy to find

    “in 1882 Lieutenant T.W. Symons (who lead a team of topographers into the region) proposed that the Columbia River changed direction in a remote past, blocked by a large dam of ice”

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/from-flood-myth-to-martian-megafloods/
     
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    Thank you, that was an interesting read. It seems that while while Lieutenant Symons proposed the hypothesis, the mechanism he proposed did not adequately explain it:

    "The main criticism focused on the hypothetical short interval involved in the formation of the scablands and the estimated amount of water required, not explainable by the proposed mechanisms."

    It took scientists researching the problem to figure out the proper mechanism.
     
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    Actually one scientists figured out the proper mechanism and he was mocked and ridiculed by "all the scientists" for decades who were rigid in their thinking and resisted new information which threatened the accepted group think on the scablands which is exactly what happens to any scientists now that dares question the group think of AGW.
     
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    I seem to recall seeing an American TV series called Flash Gordon when I was very young that we’d get in Ireland at the cinema matinee before the main feature. Didn’t he have a Ray Gun? I seem to remember a Flash Gordon Ray Gun toy.
     

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