THE VELIKOVSKIAN

The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur


Charles Ginenthal
Editor-in-Chief

Vol. I, No. 4
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

Ted Holden (B. A., Mathematics, Old Dominion University, Virginia; M. A., Mathematics, Chapel Hill University) is a contributor to computer journals, has published short stories in Fantek Gateways and is currently studying Russian.

James E. Oberg is a mission flight comptroller for McDonald-Douglas Aerospace Corporation at NASA Johnson Space Center and a columnist for OMNI who has written four books on Russian space technology and various articles in Astronomy.

Charles Ginenthal taught the physically handicapped in New York City, is the author of Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky, a critique, and has contributed articles to AEON.

George R. Talbott, a consulting physicist, wrote the Pacific States University publication, ELECTRONIC THERMODYNAMICS, and the comprehensive scientific reference, PHILOSOPHY AND UNIFIED SCIENCE (Volumes I and II).

Duane Leroy Vorhees teaches American Culture at Korea University and has published articles about Immanuel Velikovsky in KRONOS, Catastrophism and Ancient History and the SIS Workshop.

Roger W. Wescott (Ph. D., Princeton University) Dr. Wescott, Rhodes scholar and former Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, has written and co-authored numerous books, contributed articles to many scholarly journals, and has been senior editor of and contributor to KRONOS.


CONTENTS

Giants in the Earth
Ted Holden

Page 7
Point-Counterpoint
The Method of Science
James E. Oberg

Page 18

Oberg's Unscientific Method
Charles Ginenthal

Page 24

Checking the Checkered Checker
George R. Talbott

Page 78

Hardy, Tess and Psychic Scotoma
Duane Leroy Vorhees

Page 82
Reviews
Graincollection: Human's Natural Ecological Niche -- A Review
Roger W. Wescott

Page 87

Before the Day Breaks -- A Perspective
Charles Ginenthal

Page 92

CORRECTIONS: In Issue 1, footnotes: "Geochimica et Cosmochimica." In Issue 3, p. v: "Over a dozen scholarly journals"; p. 10: "Shorelines established the fact"; p. 58: "On page 101 of this book"; p. 60: "cm2 per second"; p. 63: "would be an overwhelming probability"; p. 84: "as stated by S. S. Limaye"; p. 88: "Taylor and his colleagues"; p. 92: "culled or set aside"; p. 93: "emits about 40 times more temperature."