Catastrophist Ca*tas"tro*phist, n. (Geol.) One who holds the theory or catastrophism. [1913 Webster]

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  • catastrophist — 1. adjective Of, having, or being a theory that explains a situation by positing one or more catastrophic events, as opposed to gradual changes. Ant: gradualist 2. noun A catastrophist person: a person who subscribes to a catastrophist theory.… …   Wiktionary

  • catastrophist — noun see catastrophism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catastrophist — See catastrophism. * * * …   Universalium

  • catastrophist — ca·tas·tro·phist …   English syllables

  • catastrophist — fə̇st noun ( s) : a believer in the doctrine or theory of catastrophism called also cataclysmist …   Useful english dictionary

  • catastrophism — catastrophist, n. /keuh tas treuh fiz euhm/, n. Geol. the doctrine that certain vast geological changes in the earth s history were caused by catastrophes rather than gradual evolutionary processes. [1865 70; CATASTROPHE + ISM] * * * ▪ geology… …   Universalium

  • Ronan Bennett — (born 1956) is an Irish novelist and screenwriter. He was born and raised in a Catholic family in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland. He attended St Marys CBGS.Early yearsIn 1974 while at school Bennett was convicted, in a juryless Diplock court, of… …   Wikipedia

  • geochronology — geochronologic /jee oh kron l oj ik/, geochronological, adj. geochronologist, n. /jee oh kreuh nol euh jee/, n. the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination. [1890 95; GEO + CHRONOLOGY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Immanuel Velikovsky — at the 1974 American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference in San Francisco Immanuel Velikovsky (Russian: Иммануил Великовский) (10 June [O.S. 29 May] 1895 – 17 November 1979) was a Russian born American independent scholar… …   Wikipedia

  • Ronan Bennett — (* 14. Januar 1956 in Newtownabbey) ist ein nordirischer Schriftsteller. In Großbritannien und den USA ist er außerdem als Drehbuchautor erfolgreich. Daneben schreibt Bennett regelmäßig für The Guardian und The Observer. Bennett wuchs in einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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