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René L.C. Gallant (1906–1985), Belgian colonel, mathematician-engineer and amateur geologist (A), author of the truly neocatastrophic interdisciplinary essay Bombarded Earth (1964; title page, B), presenting an independent hypothesis of cosmic catastrophism, but in fact very similar to the 1933 concept of Kaljuvee (i.e., giant meteorite impacts as the cause of shifts of the Earth axis, resulting in orbital changes, the slip of crust and continent drift, mountain-building, volcanism, and climate change; see Torrens, 1998). Gallant supposed occurrence of many huge “cosmic scars”, exemplified herein by the Caribbean region (indicated by circles; C), as well as location of the real Chicxulub crater (grey circle) for comparison.

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