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The Velikovskian

The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Vol. IV, No. 2 (1998)

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur


  • Metamorphic Evolution,
    Charles Ginenthal
  • Shattering the Myths of Darwinism, by Richard Milton;
    Reviewed by Roger W. Wescott
  • The Relevance of the Velikovksy Scenario to the Homeric Question,
    Hugo Meynell
  • Reviewing Velikovsky's Venus and Mars Theories,
    Donald W. Patten
  • A Tale of Two Venuses,
    Charles Ginenthal
  • Chain Reactions -A Victory for Mars,
    Lynn E. Rose


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, and The Velikovskian. His work also appeared in the Proceeding of the Immanuel Velikovsky Centennial 1895-1995, in ABA, the Glory and Torment, The Life of Immanuel Velikovsky, written by Velikovsky's daughter, Ruth Velikovsky Sharon Ph.D., and in Rebels & Devils, The Psychology of Liberation, with distinguished authors Robert Anton Wilson, William S. Burroughs, and Timothy Leary.

Roger Wescott, Summa Cum Laude, first in his class at Princeton in 1945, Ph.D. in Linguistics 1948, and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. After doing anthropological fieldwork in Nigeria, he founded and directed the African Language Program at Michigan State University. He also directed radio programs and made network television appearances discussing this research.

Notable among his 500 publications and 40 books are The Divine Animal: An Exploration of Human Potentiality, 1969, and Sound and Sense: Linguistic Essays on Phonosemic Subjects, 1980. He was co-editor of the journals Futurics, Forum Linguisticum and Mother Tongue. He is past president of The Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States, and has been listed in Who's Who in the World, and The World's Who's Who of Authors. He was Professor of Linguistics and Professor of Anthropology at Drew University from 1966 to 1991. During that time, from 1989 to 1991, he was Director of Drew's Behavioral Science Program, and founded Drew's Anthropology Department, which he chaired for twelve years. In addition, he was Director of Drew's Linguistic Program.

In 1980 Dr. Wescott taught folklore and comparative religion aboard the S. S. Universe, a `floating college'. From 1980 to 1981 he was Presidential Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines. In 1982 and 1983 he served as a forensic linguist for the New Jersey State Court System.

From 1985 to 1988 Dr. Wescott hosted a New Jersey Cable TV program, Other Views. From 1988 to 1989 he was first holder of the Endowed Chair of Excellence in Humanities, University of Tennessee. From 1988 to 1996 he was First Vice President of the International Organization for Unification of Terminological Neologisms, and from 1992 to 1995 was President of the International Society of the Comparative Study of Civilizations. Dr. Wescott is now Vice President of the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory.

Hugo Meynell, Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion, Cambridge University, England, is a lecturer at the University at Leeds in the Department of Philosophy and Theology. He has published The Intelligent Universe: A Cosmological Argument and Is Christianity True? He also has published a work on Handel's operas and various articles in scholarly journals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Lynn E. Rose, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, currently retired, was Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York at Buffalo and authored Aristotle's Syllogistic, as well as a variety of articles in several scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, published by the University of Chicago. Dr. Rose has been Associate Editor and contributor to the journal Pensee, and Senior Editor and contributor to the journal KRONOS, as well as consultant for the Journal of the History of Philosophy. He is co-author of Stephen J. Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky and Velikovsky Reconsidered. He is currently preparing a major book titled Sun, Moon and Sothis due out in either 1998 or 1999.

Donald W. Patten, M.A. 1961, Geographer, University of Washington authored The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch, 1966, and The Long Day of Joshua, 1973. He was editor of the six volume series Symposium on Creation, and has contributed articles on catastrophism to the journals Catastrophism and Ancient History and Aeon. He has given talks at national conferences on catastrophism.