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... Off Cornwall, England, even a log has been recovered from the depths. Rilli, to take another example, believes that the Etruscans were related, if not descended from, the culture of a sunken central region of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In 1971, B. C., Heezen and others reported in Nature magazine upon the evidence of continental crust that lies foundered beneath the Tyrrhenian Sea. Of course, the dates are impossibly divergent. Across the Atlantic, we need not believe that the mid-second millennium was peaceful. The Olmecs, as William Mullen of Princeton University reported, relying on Michael Coe, appear to have been deep in trouble, floundering in ashes, tar, and destruction. Apart from the still flimsy archaeological evidence, there exists a mythology, well introduced in the analyses of Velikovsky and Mullen, that appears to treat of this disaster. In the southern part of the Valley of Teotihuacan, 28 occupation levels of an abri stretch from 1500 AD back to 10,000 B. C. The only great interruption, according to Richard ...
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... that the crazed survivors and their ideas and behavior have been taught to schoolboys for 2600 years as a model for manly behavior. Women's Liberation advocates, please take note. Educators, take note. Why have these models been allowed to persist? Is history but an obsessed recapitulation of disastrous experiences? Is it but a shell-shocked capering? Call the roll of the ancient civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Crete, Cyprus, the Aegean, Greece, the Etruscans, the Romans, the Megalithic pre-historic humans of Europe, the Olmecs and Mayans, the Peruvians, the North American Indians, China, India, Iran, and so forth. Wherever one ventures equipped with the revolutionary theory, old historical evidence is reshaped and new theories emerge. Matters large and matters small become involved. How did the ballgames of many cultures come to be invented and why were they religious? Why do modern Peruvian Indians put bowls on their heads when the earth quakes? Are ancient Meso-American statues wearing helmets because they are astronauts, as one popular writer has implausibly said, ...
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... of the last glaciation. 'The advance of the ice occurred about 11,000 years ago... Previously this maximum advance had been assumed to date from about 25,000 years ago,' reported W. F. Libby and Frederick Johnson in 1952 [35. Later this figure was still more reduced; furthermore, it refers to the advance, not the end of the retreat of the ice cover. Possibly the most clear-cut case of vindication concerns the antiquity I assigned to the Mesoamerican civilizations (Mayas, Toltecs, Olmecs). G. Kubler of Yale University wrote (1950) [36: The Mesoamerican cosmology to which Velikovsky repeatedly appeals for proof did not originate and could not originate until about the beginning of our era. Kubler showed a discrepancy of over 1,000 years and asserted that events I ascribed to the 8th-4th centuries before the present era could not have taken place until rather late in the Christian era. But on December 30, 1956, the National Geographical Society, on its own behalf and that of the Smithsonian Institution ...
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34. Science Frontiers: The Book Index [Science Frontiers Website]
... 37 Nuclear molecules 324 Numbers prime, 332 transcendental 338( See also Epsilon, Golden Mean, Pi) O Oaks 157, 241 Oceans origin, 54. 79-81. 212. 275-277( See also Icy minicomets) Odors anomalous, 278 Ogam 31-33 in Africa 40 in Alabama 31 in Connecticut 32 in Colorado 31, 32 in New England 4 in Oklahoma 33 in Vermont 32 in West Virginia 31 in Wyoming 32, 33 Ogopogo 151-152 Oil( See Petroleum) Oklo phenomenon 185 Old Crow site 21 Old Faithful 280 Old Hannah 251 Olmecs 10, 35 stone heads 35 Oncogenes 117-118, 175, 184( See also Cancer) Oort Cloud 73, 74, 75, 80-81, 85, 99( See also Comets) Optical bursters 86 Optics 325 ancient lenses 28 Oragrande site 23 Orangutans tool making, 137 Orcas( See Killer whales) Orchids 169, 173 Osmium layer 210, 217 Ostriches beasts of burden, 40 Out 294, 295-296, 304 OZMA Project 334 Ozone layer 209, 277-278 P Paleomagnetism 177, 232, 234, 236 self 236( See ...
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35. The Great Comet Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... both in Mexico and in the universal language of comets). The name Quetzalcoatl itself is simply a combination of two Nahuatl terms-- that for the quetzal-bird, known for its long brilliant turquoise tail, and the serpent or coatl." (45) Thus two of our listed five most common comet glyphs are brought together in the name of the god. And the combined hieroglyphs clearly have a long history. The earliest known version of the plumed serpent pre-dates the Aztecs by many centuries, appearing on monuments of the Formative Olmecs. (46) Conceptually, the avian serpent reached significantly beyond Aztec culture. The Maya name for the same god, Kulkulkan, carries an equivalent meaning, as does the Quiché figure, Gucumatz. (47) The same figure appears to have entered Zuni ritual as the plumed serpent Kolowisi and Hopi ritual as the plumed serpent Palulukong. (48) Though the figure of Quetzalcoatl is complex and appears to combine originally distinct traditions, the identification of the spiraling serpent itself (the transformed heart-soul) with Venus has survived even ...
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