Society for Interdisciplinary Studies
CHRONOLOGY & CATASTROPHISM WORKSHOP
1995, Number 2
Editor's Notes 1 Society News 2 5 Articles by Brad Aaronson 6 by Jeremy Goldberg 10 by Phillip Clapham 16 by Jesse E. Lasken 18 by Phillip Clapham 20 Forum Tony Rees and Jess Lasken Monitor 23 Internet Watch 29 Reviews reviewed by Jill Abery 32 reviewed by Phillip Clapham 33 reviewed by AN Beal 36 reviewed by Peter McIlmoyle 37 Bookshelf by Jill Abery 38
- from from Bernard Newgrosh, Jill Abery, Peter McIlmoyle, David Slade, Phillip Clapham, Tony Rees and Bob Porter
39 How to join the SIS 43 Prize Crossword by J.N. Green 44
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The SIS was founded in 1974 in response to a growing interest in the works of modern catastrophists, notably the highly controversial Dr Immanuel Velikovsky. In his books Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval and Ages in Chaos he argued that the ancient myths and sources such as the Bible contained records of planetary catastrophes in the Earth’s history and, based on this, he suggested that geology, cosmology and ancient history should be reconsidered. In cosmology he proposed that electricity played a much larger role than in the orthodox scheme and that Venus in particular was a young planet. In ancient history, he proposed that the orthodox chronology should be severely shortened to eliminate false identifications and fictitious 'dark ages’.
Over the years, the SIS has always assessed Velikovsky’s contributions in an impartial manner, sometimes critically but generally constructively. In some fields, SIS contributors have developed his work several stages further and Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop is intended to provide a forum for this continuing debate in the related subjects of revised chronologies, Biblical studies, mythology, astronomy, catastrophist geology and evolution.
In its aim of increasing the possibilities for the exchange of ideas and information within the Society’s membership, Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop can be of great value for relaying snippets of information, members’ opinions, reviews of relevant news and articles and in general for keeping members informed of anything which is going on and likely to be of interest in the fields of chronology and catastrophism.
The Editor relies on regular feedback by way of contributions for publication. Notes for Authors are available from the Editor.
The views expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of the Society, nor can the Society vouch for the accuracy of statements of fact (outside the immediate sphere of Society business) or of interpretations contained herein.
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