>>> Right there.. that is when the Bible becomes a work of fiction... for only DOG knows the truth
Unfortunately for the authors, LIFE created water, not DOG <<<
Dog Chicken Egg
"As we have seen, these waters
apparently existed in the form of a great vapor canopy around the earth, of unknown but possibly very great extent. As vapor, it was quite invisible but, nevertheless, would have had a profound effect on terrestrial climate and meteorological processes."
Ice sheets were present 91 million years ago during one of
the hottest periods of life on earth, experts said in a study
in the January 11 issue of Science.
That runs counter to the popular notion that glaciers could not have existed in a so-called "super greenhouse" climate, a time when alligators lived in the Arctic
and tropical surface ocean temperatures soared to 35-37 degrees Celsius.
US, British, German and Dutch scientists discovered evidence of a 200,000-year era of widespread glaciation during the Turonian 'super-greenhouse' period
"The constant battle of "fronts" would be mostly absent, so that antediluvian climates were not only warm but also without violent windstorms."
It is of interest to note that compared with my last cloud link in my previous post, page 241 has a footnote of a "Salt and Rain" article in Scientific American
, vol197, October 1957 by Woodcock.
A quick look at google's caches:
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
SEA-SALT NUCLEI STUDIES
conducted during the period
October 1, 1951 - December 31, 1951
During this period, D. C. Blanchard and A. H. Woodcock
traveled to Honolulu in order to participate in the cloud physics project of the Pineapple Research Institute, Hawaiian
Sugar Planters' Agsociation, Territorial Cattlemen's Council, and the U. S. Weather Bureau.
They expect to remain in Hawaii until mid-July 1952.
During this trip to Hawaii the tentative primary goals are these:
1. To collect further data concerning the relationship
between the numbers of large salt particles in the air and the occurrence of rain on Oahu (see first results during June 1951, WHOI Reference No. 51-87).
2. To aid local people in setting up a routine daily sampling of atmospheric salt with the objective of studying the long-term variations of the amounts of salt and of rainfall.
3. To make specific tests of the general relationship between atmospheric salt and rain drops which was proposed in WHOI Reference No. 51-71.
Evidently, one of the intrepid adventurers wrote a book
From Raindrops to Volcanoes: Adventures with Sea Surface Meteorology
By Duncan C. Blanchard
and even more interesting to my cloud link is that it is referenced in this chapter:
Hamilton and Gaia TIM LENTON 257
dimethylsulfide, DMSP, algae
About the EDITOR & CoAUTHOR?:
W. D. Hamilton (1936-2000) has been described by Richard Dawkins as 'a good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin'. His work on evolutionary biology continues to influence scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropology, and ecology. This third and final volume of Narrow Roads of Gene Land contains Hamilton's key papers published between 1990 and 2000, ...
Many of the papers in this volume continue his work on sex, and particularly its relation to parasitic disease, but other topics covered include the Gaia theory, the colours of autumn leaves, and the still-controversial hypothesis that the AIDS pandemic accidentally originated in a polio vaccination campaign in Africa. Each of the co-authored papers in this volume is preceded by an introduction written by one of Hamilton's co-authors, following the model of the previous two volumes in this series, which brings the reader closer to Hamilton's extraordinary personality and intellect, providing the intellectual and physical contexts within which each piece of research was developed.
What I was going to say, "I have never heard of him." LOL !!
What I can say, is that I have confused George C. Williams with William D. Hamilton. Indeed, even Tim Lenton is mentioned in Frank Ryan's book. On the same *freaking* page, that I have left off at post #264180 (for crying out loud)!
So, I will paste the end of that post(with a corrected typo) here and add on to it.
"The last to come on board were leading neo-Darwinians, notably William Hamilton of Oxford. As mentor to Richard Dawkins, he had played an important role in formulating the "selfish gene" approach. He had also been extremely hostile to Gaia. But after he realized that Lovelock had introduced the possibility of cheating into his Daisyworld modeling, Hamilton reconsidered his opposition. Lovelock had indeed included daisies that were a neutral gray color and had a 5 percent advantage over the others.
According to Darwinian theory, they should have taken over. But Daisyworld showed that they did not. ...Hamilton finally remarked to Lovelock, "You have convinced me that the earth is self-regulating, but I can't for the life of me see how natural selection could ever possibly have led to it." Hamilton's conversion appeared complete in a paper he wrote with Lovelock's successor, Tim Lenton, that examined the importance for organisms of finding ways to spread their seeds. The title of the paper was "Spora and Gaia." One suggestion arising from Hamilton's new line of thinking was that through dimethyl sulfide, ocean-living algae may have evolved a mechanism of stimulating wind currents to spread their airborne spores to richer pastures. At this point Hamilton became very interested in Gaian thoery, perfoming model experiments on the regulation of dams by beavers. He delivered a paper on this subject at a meeting in Oxford, declaring at the end of his talk that he now saw Gaia as a new Copernican revolution in biological thinking. "We wait," he said, "for an Isaac Newton to explain how it all works."
"...William Hamilton died unexpectedly from malaria contracted during a field trip to Africa. His death was a great loss in many ways, not least for the fact that of the leading proponents of neo-Darwinism he was the best equipped to continue to probe its interactions with Lovelock's theory." Phillip E. Johnson has called G. Williams, "one of the world's most respected and influential evolutionary biologists," and a mentor to Richard Dawkins too too
, hence my confusion!