THE VELIKOVSKIAN

The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur


Charles Ginenthal
Editor-in-Chief

Vol. I, No. 3
Copyright © 1993
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THE VELIKOVSKIAN
Quota pars operis tanti
nobis committitur

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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.


CONTRIBUTORS

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.

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 schilarly journals, and has also been senior editor of and contributor to KRONOS.

George R. Talbott is a consulting physicist. He is the author of the Pacific States University publication, ELECTRONIC THERMODYNAMICS and of the comprehensive scientific reference, PHILOSOPHY AND UNIFIED SCIENCE (Volumes I and II). Talbott graduated with honors in both his undergraduate work at The University of California at Los Angeles (Philosophy of Science, Logic, and Medical Laboratory Technology) and in his graduate work at Indiana Northern University, where he received his Doctor of Science degree in physics.

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.


CONTENTS

James Hutton: A Non-Inductive, Theological Catastrophist
Charles Ginenthal

Page 7

Puzzles of Prehistory
Roger W. Wescott

Page 19

Proof of a Celestial Counterforce to Gravity
Charles Ginenthal

Page 32

Measurements of the Electromagnetic Properties of "Space"
George R. Talbott and Charles Ginenthal

Page 37

The Nature of Venus' Heat
Charles Ginenthal

Page 56

Revisiting the Temperature of Venus
George R. Talbott

Page 95

The Cornell Lecture: Sagan on a Wednesday
Lynn E. Rose

Page 101

CORRECTIONS: In Issue 2, page 18, "La Place, Lagrange"; page 40: "Now captive from...."; page 71: "The largest martian mascons...in Amazonis beneath the Tarsis and between the Tarsis and Elysian bulges...."; page 79:"It is interesting...would have been heresy."