THE VELIKOVSKIAN

The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur


Charles Ginenthal
Editor-in-Chief

Vol. II, No. 1
Copyright © 1994
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THE VELIKOVSKIAN
Quota pars operis tanti
nobis committitur

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COVER: The symbol on the cover is one of the Babylonian representations of the godess Inanna, or Venus.

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

Antoinette Mann Paterson (Ph. D., SUNY-Buffalo) was a professor of philosophy at SUNY-Buffalo. She wrote The Infinite Worlds of Giordano Bruno and Francis Bacon and Socialized Science. She also contributed articles to Pensée, PSA 1974, Velikovsky Reconsidered and KRONOS.

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.

Dennis Rawlins is a professional astronomer. He has written papers on astronomy in several scientific journals. He was a co-founder of CSICOP and a contributor to The Skeptical Inquirer.

Gunnar Heinsohn is a professor of social sciences at the University of Bremen in Germany. He has written 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.

Martin Sieff (M. S., Modern History, Oxford University) did his graduate study at the London School of Economics. He is a co-founder of the British Society for Inter-disciplinary Studies (BSIS), a senior editor for Catastrophism and Ancient History, a State Department correspondent for The Washington Times, and has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. He has also contributed articles on ancient history to AEON.


CONTENTS

Mind and Its Methods: A Reflection on Neurotic Science
Antoinette Mann Paterson

Page 7
Scientists, Journalists and Editors as Suppressors
Charles Ginenthal

Page 13

sTARBABY
Dennis Rawlins

Page 17

Scientific Dating Methods in Ruins
Charles Ginenthal

Page 50
Reviews
Early History of the Israelite People:
Biblical Fundamentalism in History (I)

Gunnar Heinsohn

Page 80
Early History of the Israelite People:
Biblical Fundamentalism in History (II)

Gunnar Heinsohn

Page 88

The Emerging Revision of Ancient History: Recent Research
Martin Sieff

Page 94

Books by the Author: George Robert Talbott

Page 102

CORRECTIONS: In I:1, ftn. 16, p. 19: "Georges Roux." In I:4, p. v.: "James E. Oberg was a mission flight controller for McDonnell-Douglas"; p. 31, paragraph 4 and ftn. 20: New Earths; p. 47: "cited below in footnote 61 B"; p. 58: "DEEP-FOCUS...[MOON]QUAKES."