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Surfing the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability shear waves, by John C. Holden


Phylogeny precedes ontogeny? T-shirt design by John C. Holden


Carbuncle, Limited edition print by John C. Holden


Deep-ocean mining by John C. Holden from Earth In Motion by R. V. Fodor, Morrow Junior Books, 1978


Earth as a giant ostracod, Limited edition print by John C.Holden


The scripturally correct Ark, Science Askew by D. Simanek and J. C. Holden, IoP, 2002


Yin & Yang, Limited edition print by John C. Holden


The population bomb, Limited edition print by John C. Holden


Autoecology, Limited edition print by John C. Holden


T-shirt design by John C. Holden


Oliver P. Hay in 1910 in the Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 12, proposed a sprawling gait, like a lizard's, for the anatomy of dinosaurs necessitating that they straddled gullies to get around. If the Mesozoic was littered with boulders, Hay's dilemma is resolved. Unpublished cartoon by J.C. Holden.


Plume helium


The Reconstruction of "Nessie"; the Lock Ness Monster Resolved: Jour. of Reproducible Results. v. 20, n.4, pp. 15-18, 1974


I.C.U. Bach, Limited Edition print by John C. Holden


Clear evidence that deep mantle plumes don't exist. How could they rise through a hollow inner Earth? Besides, the Advanced Races would be sure to put a stop to them!


Earth expansion remains a minority view to account for the phenomenon of continental drift. From More About Continental Drift by R. S. Dietz, Sea Frontiers, 13,(2), March-April, 1967.


T-shirt design, J. Holden.


Smokers on the sea floor have been proposed for the origin of life on Earth. Unpublished cartoon.


Possible mechanism for plate tectonics. From Holden & Vogt, EOS 1977.


Random thoughts - unpublished cartoon.


From Holden, J.C., Fake Tectonics and Continental Drip, JIR (J. Irreproducible Results), 22, no. 2, 1976


The ISCDS Newsletter (International Stop Continental Drift Society) was published from 1977 through 1984 and had a membership of drifters as well as non-drifters (by John C. Holden).


Conception of the mantle plume theory, adapted liberally from W. J. Morgan (unpuffed data, 1977). Graphic Solutions to Problems of Plumacy, Holden & Vogt, EOS, 1977


Einstein discovers that God does indeed play dice. Unpublished T-shirt design.


On hearing of dinosaur fossils discovered above the Arctic Circle. Unpublished cartoon


 

A creationist's view of evolution. From Creation/Evolution Satiricon


Philosophers contemplate mantle plumes. From Science Askew.


The ghost of Robert S. Dietz securing mantle hot spots. From Vogt, P.R., and J.C. Holden, 2007, Plumacy reprise, in G.R. Foulger and D.M. Jurdy, eds., Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes: Geological Society of America Special Paper 430, 955-974.


The Rock Cycle. From Science Askew: A light-hearted look at the scientific world By D. E. Simanek and J. C. Holden, IoP, 2002


Unpublished T-shirt design, by Jack Holden


 

"A Snowball Earth's chance in Hell" Unpublished musings of "Snowball Earth"


"Precambrian dreams of a warmer future" Unpublished musings of "Snowball Earth"


Geomagmatists and their gadgets. From "Science Askew"


Flash Gordon receives a tutorial on geologists. From "Science Askew".


The Dope Building. A limited edition print by Jack Holden


Symphony of the Earth. From Preston Cloud "Oasis In Space: Earth History From the Beginning" 1988, W. W. Norton and Company.


Galileo discovers the force of levity. From "Science Askew" by D. E. Simanek and J. C. Holden, "Science Askew", 2002, IoP Publishing.


To walk on water, you have to know where the rocks are (geologist's dictum). From R. S. Dietz and J. C. Holden, "Creation/Evolution Satiricon: Creationism Bashed", 1987, The Bookmaker.


Actually, there were three arks. The one with the dinosaurs and other extinct forms sank due to overloading. The one with marsupials was blown off course and landed in Australia. From R. S. Dietz and J. C. Holden, "Creation/Evolution Satiricon: Creationism Bashed", 1987, The Bookmaker


Darwin and Eve: the perfect solution. From R. S. Dietz and J. C. Holden "Creation/Evolution Satiricon: Creationism Bashed", 1987, The Bookmaker.


What Galileo observed before seeing the moons of Jupiter and craters on the Moon. From "Science Askew" by D. E. Simanek and J. C. Holden, "Science Askew", 2002, IoP Publishing.


The only way to go.

(from R. S. Dietz, More About Continental Drift in Sea Frontiers, 1967)


Types of biogeographic dispersion including continental drift.


 

One possible source of mantle convection currents, according to J.C. Holden.


Cartoon illustrating the dynamic earthquake cycle by Jack Holden.


Drawn by Jack Holden to commemorate the modern resurgence of plume skepticism. (from Vogt, P. R., and J. C. Holden (2007), Plumacy reprise, in Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes, edited by G. R. Foulger and D. M. Jurdy, pp. 955-974, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO.)


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