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1. The Nature of Venus' Heat [The Velikovskian $]
... From: The Velikovskian Vol 1 No 3 (1993) Home¦ Issue Contents The Nature of Venus' Heat Charles Ginenthal Ever since 1956, when the American team of radio astronomers from the U.S. Naval Research laboratory, headed by Cornell H. Meyer, discovered that "the surface of Venus is hot --far hotter than anyone had previously imagined," (1) (Emphasis added.) which fits Immanuel Velikovsky's hypothesis that Venus was a newborn planet in the early cool-down stages of its development, the scientific community --and, in particular, the astronomers --sought a non-Velikovskian, non-catastrophist explanation for this surprising finding. It was and still is unthinkable to these upholders of a stable solar system that Venus could be a recently born, newly acquired member of the solar system's family. Ultimately, the only other explanation for the planet's high temperature was the hypothesis that Venus was in the grip of a runaway greenhouse effect. The early greenhouse model was promoted by Carl Sagan in 1960 and 1962. (2) In 1970, S. I. Rasool and ...
2. The Great Comet Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon III:5 (May 1994) Home¦ Issue Contents The Great Comet Venus David Talbott Venus in myth and science The planet Venus is Earth's closest planetary neighbor, moving on an orbit 108 million kilometers (67 million miles) from the Sun. Modern astronomers have always believed that Venus, evolving within its own enclave in the solar system, has followed its present path for countless millions of years. Working under this assumption most planetary scientists believed-- until the 1960's-- that Venus might be very much like the Earth, and many scientists speculated freely on the possibilities of life on Venus. (1) But the space age brought more than a few surprises. Instead of an earth-like environment, astronomers discovered an incredibly violent planet, a seething, volcanic cauldron-- and a host of paradoxes yet to be unraveled. The mythical Venus-image presents many paradoxes as well. In the popular imagination, Venus means something like "the love goddess," and many authorities connect the very name of the planet-goddess with feminine charm. ...
3. Venus and Hydrocarbons [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 1: (Winter 1973-74) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VI" Home¦ Issue Contents Venus and Hydrocarbons Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright 1974 by Immanuel Velikovsky In 1950, I offered the thesis that Venus joined the planetary family less than 3500 years ago, and that it is still a protoplanet. In doing so, I claimed that Venus possesses a massive atmosphere, a high surface heat, abnormal (disturbed) rotation, and hydrocarbon gases in its atmosphere (1). Plummer's Test. In the March 14, 1969, issue of Science, W. T. Plummer undertook to examine the last of these claims. He compared the reflection spectrum of Venus with those of a cloud of pure propane droplets and a frost of pure solid butane particles, selecting these compounds from a number of representative hydrocarbons. He chose the 2.1 to 2.5 micron range in the infrared as best suited for the analysis. He concluded that, whereas a certain feature of reduced reflectivity apparent in the hydrocarbons tested is regularly found between 2.3 and 2.5 microns ...
4. Venus: A Battle Star? [Horus $]
... From: Horus Vol. 1 No. 2 (Summer 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Venus: A Battle Star? by C.E. Bowen Introduction Measurement of time by celestial cycles and concern with the calendar played a much more visible role in ancient civilizations than in our own. In ancient times, the calendar was not merely a device to mark the days, weeks, and months of the year. The calendar system was perceived religiously and the priests gave the astronomical gods, active, vital roles in daily affairs. As a result, each day was different, depending upon which astronomical gods were believed to control or influence a particular phase of the calendar cycle. These divine influences over things that were planned to take place on a certain day were taken into careful consideration by kings and farmers alike. Since only certain gods at certain times would be well-disposed toward specific human activities or seasonal conditions in nature it was important to plan and act accordingly if one desired a favorable outcome. Thus, the calendar was used not only to forecast appropriate planting ...
5. Venus's Internal Heat [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VI No. 2 (Winter 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents For the Record... Venus's Internal Heat Lewis M. Greenberg and C. Leroy Ellenberger One of the most important advance claims made by Velikovsky dealt with the heat of Venus. In Worlds in Collision [" The Thermal Balance of Venus", he wrote: "Radiometric observations... have shown that 'a considerable amount of heat' is emitted by the dark part of the disc of the planet Venus... and it was found that there is 'a nearly uniform temperature over the planet's surface both on the illuminated and dark hemispheres'.... "What explanation can be given for the phenomenon of the nearly uniform temperature of the day and night hemispheres of Venus?... The night side of Venus radiates heat because Venus is hot. The reflecting, absorbing, insulating, and conducting properties of the cloud layer of Venus modify the heating effect of the sun upon the body of the planet; but at the bottom of ...
6. The Weakness of the Venus Greenhouse Theory [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. IV No. 2 (Winter 1978) "Scientists Confront Scientists Who Confront Velikovsky" Home¦ Issue Contents The Weakness of the Venus Greenhouse Theory Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright (c) 1967& 1978 By Immanuel Velikovsky In the April 1967 issue of the Yale Scientific Magazine (pp. 18-19), Professors Albert W. Burgstahler and Ernest E. Angino of the University of Kansas offered some thoughtful criticism relevant to the thesis of Worlds in Collision. Among other things, the subject of the validity of the Venus "greenhouse effect" was discussed and the following quote from the book Intelligent Life in the Universe, by I. Shklovskii and C. Sagan, was introduced."... From a variety of observations at visual, infrared, and radio frequencies, it has recently been established that the clouds of Venus are indeed made of water: ice crystals in the colder cloudtops, which are seen in ordinary photographs... and water droplets in the bottom of the clouds, which are 'seen' at long wavelengths. ...
7. The Many Faces of Venus (Books) [Maverick Science Website]
... maverick science.com Artists menu Home Saturn Theory Venus Mars Myth Archaeo- astronomy Evolution History Site Map Home Venus The Many Faces of Venus Preface Samples Chapters: Aphrodite Star Woman (PDF) Ordering Information Simply send a check for $20, plus $2 postage, $8 for overseas delivery ($ 1 for each additional item, $5 overseas). Send to: to Aeon, PO Box 1092, Ames Iowa 50014. USA. Pay online with Paypal: "If we look at the physical universe the way astronomers do, we may never know anything about it. The recent U.S. planetary probes revealed a shocking paucity of real knowledge about the contents of the cosmos." 1 The slow and steady movement of the respective planets about the sun is frequently lauded as a sign of the clock-like regularity and order which distinguishes the solar system. Yet it can be shown that this much vaunted regularity is a comparatively recent development. As we will document in the pages to follow, the ancient skywatchers describe a radically different solar system. If we ...
8. Venus and Sirius: Some Unexpected Similarities [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. XII No. 1 (Winter 1987) Home¦ Issue Contents Venus and Sirius: Some Unexpected Similarities Brian Stross Copyright (c) 1986 by Brian Stross INTRODUCTION Venus and Sirius share the distinction of being the brightest asterisms (heavenly bodies) in the night sky, except for the Moon. But Sirius is a star, while Venus as a planet is a mover among stars. Nevertheless, Sirius in the Old World and Venus in Mesoamerica share a number of attributes quite apart from their shared brightness. Some of these characteristics-- such as their color and the sounds of their names- appear to be arbitrarily associated with them, so that the shared coincidences suggest the hypothesis that some Pre-Columbian diffusion occurred between the Old and New Worlds that drew characteristics of Sirius in the Old World to an association with Venus in the New. Pre-Columbian diffusion of the sort suggested has consequences for the persuasiveness of mythological sources as evidence of independently witnessed world catastrophes, although it does not constitute evidence that such events were not independently witnessed. Such ...
9. On Comets and Kings [Aeon Journal $]
... forms such as viruses ever since. Citing the widespread belief that comets bring pestilence in their wake, Hoyle presents intriguing evidence that comets may have been responsible for many of the world's great epidemics. (6) The astronomers Clube and Napier, finally, in The Cosmic Serpent, presented a scenario of cometary cataclysm with remarkable similarities to that of Velikovsky. (7) They too claim to find evidence of a spectacular cometary cataclysm in the middle of the second millenium BCE, although they reject Velikovsky's identification of the cometary visitant with Venus. In a recent essay the authors offered the following observation on the current status of cometary research: "There can be little doubt that an appreciation of the possible role of comet-induced catastrophism in the history and evolution of the Earth has now revolutionized our understanding of the status of comets and opened up new and previously unsuspected lines of research relating to cometary cosmogony." (8) In light of these recent developments it may be of some interest to review the ancient mythology of the comet. Is it possible, as Velikovsky ...
10. Observations of Venus by James I [Horus $]
... From: Horus Vol. 1 No. 1 (Winter 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Observations of Venus by James I by Charles Raspil Discussing the observations of solar eclipses in the Former Han Dynasty of China (206 BC to 23 AD), the eminent historian of astronomy, Robert R. Newton, remarked that "in about a fourth of the records.. ., the date listed is not that of an eclipse visible in China.... further, of all the solar eclipses recorded in the annals of the Han Dynasty... only four are correct to within a degree of Right Ascension (the expected celestial longitude of the eclipsed sun)..." Given the reputation for accuracy of ancient Chinese astronomical observations, Newton's remark is surprising. Were these observations of eclipses an accurate description of a past reality? If one examines the entire record of astronomical observations from China and other areas of the world from ancient times through the 20th Century A.D., even more surprises appear. The record teems with anomalies. In ...
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