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The Velikovskian

The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Vol. III, No. 2 & 3 (1997)

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur


  1. The Problem of the Extinction.
  2. The Age of Man in America.
  3. The Hunting or Blitzkreig Theory.
  4. The Climate Hypothesis.
  5. Arctic Tundra: Mammoth Steppe or Velikovskian Poleshift?
  6. The Environment and Preservation of the Mammoth.
  7. Radiocarbon Dating the Extinction.
  8. Poleshift.
  9. Uniformitarian or Catastrophist? Ice Age Theory.
  10. Poleshifts, Catastrophes and Myths.

Did the mammoth live in Alaska and Siberia during the Ice Age? Pollen research emphatically denies this. Could the bones, tusks, and bodies of mammoths have been buried gradually and preserved in the tundra? Recent studies prove this could not have occurred. Did the poles of the Earth shift, and is there fundamental evidence to prove this? Yes! Plant geography presents solid support that the orientation of the poles was much less oblique when the mammoths roamed the Arctic.

The Extinction of the Mammoth outlines and explains the historical evidence and views of science on these problems and many, many others. It explores the scientific research that has been gleaned over the past twenty-five years from numerous fields, and goes well beyond to expose the inept and contradictory data that indicates that gradualism has failed to explain this extinction.

Evidence rarely or never analyzed is introduced that no catastrophist researcher has ever presented. With hundreds upon hundreds of footnotes, this book lays bare these facts. For example, in the field of radiocarbon dating of the extinction, research has never dealt with the phenomenon of the Seuss Effect, which introduced so much additional Carbon 12 and 13 to the atmosphere in those ancient times that all dates pertaining to the extinction, derived by this method, should no longer be accepted as valid. As another example, ice core research carried out in Greenland and Antarctica, as well as in a place called Devil's Hole, Nevada, thoroughly discredits the Milankovitch theory as an explanation of Ice Ages. Iridium and other materials have been found in these ice cores that defy uniformitarian expectations.

As Walter Broecker of the Lamont-Doherty Oceanographic. Observatory states: "Climate modelers should start preparing themselves for a world without Milankovitch."

The Extinction of the Mammoth repeatedly breaks new ground in catastrophist theory. The number of anomalies it introduces to the reader is overwhelming, as well as thought provoking. It is a book rich in evidence presented in nontechnical language for the old and new generation of catastrophists. As Richard Leakey, son of the famous paleontologist, Louis Leakey, and Roger Lewin state: "Catastrophism is back with us, and it is real."


Charles Ginenthal is the author of Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky and co-author of Stephen J. Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky. He has published papers in the journals AEON, Meta Research Bulletin and The Velikovskian. He has also contributed to Proceeding of the Immanuel Velikovsky Centennial 1895-1995, just published. His work appears in ABA the Glory and the Torment The Life of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, written by Velikovsky's daughter, Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, Ph.D. He has also contributed to the book, Rebels & Devils The Psychology of Liberation, with distinguished authors as Robert Anton Wilson, William S. Burroughs, and Timothy Leary. He has presented papers at both national and international conferences on Catastrophism and is the editor-in-chief of this journal. He resides in Forest Hills, New York.