The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur

Charles Ginenthal

Vol. I, No. 1
Copyright © 1993
Forest Hills, New York

Quota pars operis tanti
nobis committitur

Charles Ginenthal


Maria Victoria Figueredo


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Immanuel Velikovsky asked Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur--Which part of this work is committed to us? He presented this question to us regarding the possibility of global catastrophism in human history. Several other scholars have also investigated this concept, presenting other mechanisms as the basis for these cataclysms. It is the purpose of The Velikovskian to give full reign to those involved in this research so that their concepts may be explored and examined in these pages. The Velikovskian is committed to no unique viewpoint, but to an open discussion of the evidence. If there were global cataclysms, then the cause, nature and impact of these upheavals is an important issue in science, history and humanity and is deserving of our attention.

You are invited to present your research or offer criticism of what is presented in these pages. It is only through the democratic process of free and open discussion and debate that the evidence raised may lead to new and deeper insights.

At the present time, The Velikovskian is not a fully refereed journal. To those specialists who are interested in acting as advisors, we extend our hand. We hope this journal will grow and mature to meet the finest standards of academic research.


Irving Wolfe (Ph. D., University of Bristol, England) Dr. Wolfe is presently Professor of English at the Departement des Etudes Anglaises in the Université de Montreal. He has been a contributor and senior editor to the journal KRONOS, as well as contributor to SIS Review and AEON.

Charles Ginenthal was a teacher of science to the physically handicapped in New York City. Now retired, he has published a critique titled Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky and has been a contributor to AEON. His book, The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion and Cosmology, will be published soon in the United States.

Gunnar Heinsohn is a professor of social sciences at the University of Bremen in Germany. He has authored a revised history of the ancient Near East, Die Sumerer gab es Nicht (The Sumerians Never Existed), as well as Perserherrscher gleich Assyrerkönige? and other books and articles.

Lynn E. Rose (Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania) Dr. Rose is Professor of Philosophy at SUNY-Buffalo and has authored a book on Aristotle, as well as various articles in several scholarly journals. He has been an associate editor of, and contributor to, the journal Pensée, as well as an editorial consultant for the Journal of the History of Philosophy. He is a major contributor to the book Velikovsky Reconsidered and has been both senior editor of and contributor to KRONOS. His book on the Sothic Calendar will be published shortly.

Roger W. Wescott (Ph. D., Princeton University) Dr. Wescott is a Rhodes scholar and former Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. He was president of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States. He has authored and co-authored numerous books, contributing many articles to over a dozen scholarly journals and has also been senior editor of and contributor to KRONOS.


A Word about the Planetary Debate
Irving Wolfe

Page 7

Reflections of the Persian Wars
Charles Ginenthal

Page 16

Ancient Near Eastern Chronology Revised
Gunnar Heinsohn

Page 27

Calendars Revisited
Lynn E. Rose

Page 3

Indeterminacy: Temporary, Permanent or Indefinite?
Roger W. Wescott

Page 53

The Moon in Upheaval
Charles Ginenthal

Page 56

In the Beginning--A Review
Charles Ginenthal

Page 102

Pseudo-Scientists, Cranks, Crackpots and Henry Bauer
Charles Ginenthal

Page 107