LectureS (Autoportrait X) by Herménégilde Chiasson

By Herménégilde Chiasson

1 Une simplicité admirable. C’est le titre d’un livre que je n’ai jamais lu, automobile les choses simples ne se disent pas. On les considère comme telles, les dire serait en trahir le mystery ou en banaliser l. a. présence, motor vehicle nous savons tous que l’eau est eau, que le bleu est bleu, que le temps est temps et que l’amour est cette énigme obsédante qui n’a jamais fini de chercher sa resolution. L’échec de nos vies viendrait-il du fait que nous n’ayons pas su traduire l’évidence, que nous continuons de tout déformer par le langage et l. a. mémoire ? Mais qu’y a-t-il d’autre pour passer le temps et nous donner l’illusion que nous avons conjuré le kind ?

«LectureS» est le dixième d’une série de douze ouvrages intitulée «Autoportrait», publiés au rythme d’un par mois en 2014. Chaque ouvrage répond à une consigne singulière et son titre débute par une lettre du prénom de l’auteur.

De ce projet inusité, l’auteur dit «[…] l’armature du texte était de prendre mon nom, qui a douze lettres, de le décomposer sur douze mois. Douze, c’est un chiffre mystique aussi […].»

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He notes that their d18O is similar to other Neoproterozoic dolostones, but their d13C is moderately depleted. Assuming the dolomite to be primary or early diagenetic, he concludes that ‘abrupt climatic warming at the close of late Precambrian glacial epochs is implied’, consistent with the d18O data (Williams 1979). g. Harland 1964a; Crawford & Daily 1971; Dunn et al. 1971; Rankama 1973; Schermerhorn 1977). The cause of glaciation was barely mentioned – Harland (1964a) suggested diminished solar forcing and Williams (1972, 1974, 1975) appealed to large variations in the Earth’s orbital obliquity (see below).

2006); (13) Macdonald et al. (2011); (14) James et al. (2001); (15) Corsetti & Grotzinger (2005); Corsetti & Kaufman (2005); Wright et al. (1978); (16) Hambrey & Spencer (1987); (17) Halverson et al. (2004); (18) McCay et al. (2006); (19) F. A. Macdonald, pers. ; (20) Macdonald et al. (2009a); (21) F. A. S. Jones, pers. ; (22) Jiang et al. (2006); (23) Xiao et al. (2004); (24) Bertrand-Sarfati et al. (1997); (25) Shields et al. (2007); (26) Ne´de´lec et al. (2007). 26 P. F. HOFFMAN account for the systematic variations in d13C observed in cap dolostones (Kennedy et al.

The coral reef hypothesis does not explain why cap carbonates are only associated with the ultimate deglaciation, and do not accompany glacial –interglacial cycles within the glacial period where these are recognized (Leather et al. 2002; Allen et al. 2004). If cap carbonates were eroded during glacial readvances, they would be present as clasts in glacial deposits, which they are not. Nearly 70 papers concerning cap carbonates appeared in the decade after 1997. This reflects the central but contentious role they have assumed in the ongoing controversy over the nature of Cryogenian glaciation.

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