Robert W. Felix, author of Not by Fire but by Ice and Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps, attended the University of Minnesota School of Architecture in the mid-1960s.
Upon graduation he traveled throughout the U.S. working with architects and builders from Florida to Colorado to Alaska. In the early 1970s he settled in Tucson, where he designed and built more than 300 custom homes and small office buildings.
However, beginning in early 1991 he became vitally interested in the cause of extinctions and signed up for further studies at the University of Washington. Following his new-found passion, he spent the next 8½ years – full-time – researching and writing his first book, Not by Fire but by Ice.
As he conducted the research for that first book, a few bits of contrary information began seeping into his consciousness.
He learned that many geomagnetic reversals—far more than could be dismissed as mere coincidence—had occurred in sync with mass extinctions. And many of those magnetic reversals had occurred in sync with our planet’s descent into catastrophic glaciation.
He learned that paleontologists had discovered unexplained layers of carbon lying next to dinosaur remains, and that they had also found unexplained deposits of radioactive materials lying next to dinosaur remains
He learned that entirely new kinds of plants and animals had appeared in the geologic record almost immediately after extinctions—time after time after time. The new plants and animals had arrived as if from nowhere, with no known ancestors, with no intermediate life forms to explain their sudden presence.
Where did all of those new plants and animals come from? And why did their arrival so often coincide with geomagnetic reversals?
Thus was born his new book Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps.
Felix is not affiliated with any university, scientific establishment, or corporation, and therein lies his strength. Untainted by institutional bias or conventional wisdom this architect turned author brings fresh insight to the study of the ice ages.
Felix began publishing iceagenow.com in 1997. It took six years to get the first 60,000 hits. Now the website gets 60,000 hits every two weeks.