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201. The Evolutionist-Creationist Battle: A Threat to Catastrophist Evolution (Focus) [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... " was inevitable, many were surprised at the force of Judge Overton's ruling. Nature pointed out that the battle is not about the validity of Darwinism per se or a war between religion and science, but "the underlying dispute is between a small section of the religious community in the United States to whom the evolutionary view of the world... is anathema". A tenet of the Creation Scientists is that. "The creation model is at least as scientific as the evolution model." They state their belief that ... evolution. On 5.1.82 Judge Overton ruled against the Arkansas State Law 590, which was to ensure "creation science" an equal time with "evolution science" in the state's schools, on the grounds that it violated the American constitution, according to which state and religion must remain separate. Reports in scientific periodicals such as New Scientist, Nature and Science, were unanimous in referring to the trial as just part of an on-going battle and indicated that, although the victory of "science" was inevitable, many were surprised at ...
202. A CHRONOLOGICAL CHART OF RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 3 No 3 (Jan 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents A CHRONOLOGICAL CHART OF RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS Kirk L. Thompson In this paper I wish to present a chronological chart, make some remarks on it, and raise some questions concerned with its implications. I certainly do not intend this as a "deep" interpretation. Besides, on a more-or-less historical level, the chart is self-explanatory. Figure 1 is a chronological chart principally covering religious movements from c.1500 BC to the present. These are indicated by ... another catastrophe. This catastrophe was expected because seven hundred years had separated the last series of upheavals of the eighth-seventh centuries from the one of the fifteenth century. The expectation created an eschatological literature and the appearance of Messiahs.(4) Figure 1 raises some interesting religio-historical questions on a non-empirical level (5). Although Velikovsky did not use the term "cycle" in the quote above, the chart suggests the possible existence of three "cycles" since the catastrophes of the eighth and seventh centuries BC. Are there 700-year ...
203. The Newton Affair [Kronos $]
... mention them and dismiss them as insignificant. If they report their contents, they present them inaccurately. In the course of the eighteenth century Newtonianism became a religion, and the tenets of this religion continue to be upheld dogmatically by scientists today. It is characteristic of religious sects to argue to the point of mutual slaughter which works are canonical and which are uncanonical. The activity of censorship extends to some passages of the Principia which are glossed over in the presentation of Newton's thought, and which instead would become poignantly significant if related ... . To make the matter worse, even some of his published works are ignored: specialists of Newtonian studies barely mention them and dismiss them as insignificant. If they report their contents, they present them inaccurately. In the course of the eighteenth century Newtonianism became a religion, and the tenets of this religion continue to be upheld dogmatically by scientists today. It is characteristic of religious sects to argue to the point of mutual slaughter which works are canonical and which are uncanonical. The activity of censorship extends to some passages of the ...
204. The Oracles and their Cessation - a Tribute to Julian Jaynes [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Velikovsky to agree with him that the best explanation of the belief in planetary 'wars in heaven', of the fear of comets, etc, is wars in heaven'. Stove considers that Jaynes would probably defend himself by observing that planetary gods must be a late religious development. It is interesting that in a later issue of Encounter, a certain A. F. Bainbridge has a letter published which also congratulates Stove for his exposition of Jaynes' work, and he writes: "For myself I have to say that Stove's ... book is so great that it makes me uneasy for the author's well being: the human mind is not built to support such a burden. I would not be Julian Jaynes if they paid me a thousand dollars an hour." Concerning the question: 'why does religion exist?' Stove writes: "This is the question of questions concerning Homo sapiens. And I want to commend and argue with a book published some dozen years ago which to my mind comes closer to answering that question than everything else I have read about ...
205. Mythopedia [SIS Internet Digest $]
... , frogs, reptiles, birds, mammals); body parts (head, eye, ear, nose, mouth, tooth, hair, limbs, belly, hand, foot). (e) The elements of civilisation: All aspects of ancient civilisation had religious and mythical significance. It is easy to state this in general, but what was the actual symbolism behind the common aspects of society? society structure: leadership; religion; law: the judge and the criminal; transport; architecture; the combat: war ... a very different arrangement of the solar system in early times. The upshot of the theory is that a number of drastic and turbulent changes in the solar system a few thousands of years ago spawned the germs of the intellectual heritage of mankind, including all forms of religion. The spectacular events taking place in the sky were recorded on stone in thousands of petroglyphs found all over the world, enacted in thousands of rituals celebrated until the present day, and narrated in thousands of myths. The data presented on this website is divided ...
206. What is Uniformitarianism and how did it get here? [Horus $]
... number of active geologists who were members of the London Geological Society was very close to zero. The amateurs who were members were interested in geology not so much because of its practical applications or even for the theoretical speculations of a new science, but because of the religious and political consequences it might have. In the 18th century, the winds of democracy from America and the attacks of thinkers like Locke and Rousseau, among others, questioned the Monarchy as the natural form of government. Liberalism was moving, and its method was ... scientists who were also religious tried to find solutions acceptable to the churches, to the people who were increasingly confused, and to themselves as honest individuals laboring to establish the truth. Others wanted nothing less than to destroy once and for all the connection between science and religion. And those who were politically motivated wanted to bury forever the notion of the divine right of kings. If the scientific evidence denied the truth of the Bible, then it also denied any connection between God and the Monarchy, thus freeing Parliament and the people ...
207. John Bossy, "Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair" [Aeon Journal $]
... spread beyond Europe to Scandinavia, and ended once again in Prague, amidst the sound and fury of all the magnificent nothing that was gained for the entire civilized world for ten times those three decades. But we are well ahead of the story, as the so-called religious conflicts themselves began about 1546, and may have even been given impetus by the burning of the Papal Bull by Martin Luther in 1520, fueling the fires of the Inquisition with the well-publicized burning of one Etienne Dôle by the Sorbonne Catholics and emulated by Protestant John ... assassination brought moderate-minded monarchs to ignominious ends and catapulted dynasties into oblivion, and bringing imperial mediocrity into prominence. Gold from the Americas had elevated Spain into a world power, financing its formidable Armada which reached its zenith in 1588. Potentates and their ministers, who saw religion more as a political tool than a lifestyle, sought to subvert the insidious influence of the Church by clandestinely encouraging heretical beliefs among the parishioners, while the Church prelates, being themselves politically street-wise, conspired to limit the influence of the problem kingdoms and literally bring ...
208. Historical Supplement [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... erased the name of Amenhotep Ill from the various monuments on which it was inscribed. Erasing the name or memory of a person meant eliminating that person forever in the spiritual world; hence, Aklinaton "killed" his father. After this act, Akhnaton instigated new religious practices. These actions earned Akhnaton the title of the "first monotheist". He probably was not a monotheist at all, let alone the first monotheist! If the revised chronology is basically correct, Akhnaton lived several hundred years after other known monotheists. Part ... the reasoning which lead to the conclusion that he was monotheistic was that he changed his name from Amenhotep IV which contained the name of a god he wanted to phase out of the religion. More significantly, he erased his father's name which also contained the name of the god, Amen. It is thought that if he went to all the trouble to chisel out the name, he was serious about stopping the worship of this god. However, Velikovsky suggested that, since Akhnaton did not remove the name of Amenhotep II, ...
209. Deification of the Planets [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... were personifications of planets; innumerable hymns were dedicated to them and adventures and exploits ascribed to them. ? The life of our planet has its real source in the Sun,? wrote E. Renan. ? All force is a transformation of the Sun. Before religion had gone so far as to proclaim that God must be placed in the absolute and the ideal, that is to say, outside of the world, one cult only was reasonable and scientific, and that was the cult of the Sun.? (2 ... ) ? It is not easy to understand the idea which was the basis for the identification of the Babylonian gods with the planets,? writes an author; (4) but the same process of identification of major gods with the planets can be found in the religions of the peoples in all parts of the world. The planets were not affiliated to the gods, or symbols of the gods they were the gods. In prayers and liturgies they were invoked as gods. ? The greater gods, even when addressed by name ...
210. Newton And Historical Science [Kronos $]
... eternal laws. As Becker remarks, Newtonianism was an immediate success with the educated public, because "the desire to correspond with the general harmony springs perennial in the human breast".(4) Every good textbook of history points out that Newton's astronomy precipitated a religious revolution. Newton was perfectly aware that he had expounded the religious view that was called "natural religion agreeing with revealed". The new religion was called theism and its Nicene Creed was the General Scholium of the Principia: "The six primary planets are revolved ... Carl C. Becker, who has examined this development in The Heavenly City of Eighteenth Century Philosophers, concludes that the thinkers of the Enlightenment, while they believed themselves to be anti-Christian or even irreligious, were, in the name of Newton's mechanics (though not his religion), returning to the tenets of medieval theology along with Newton. Not since the thirteenth century had there been such an alliance between faith and reason. It was again possible to lift up one's eyes to the changeless movements of the sky- signs of divine ...
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