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... From: S.I.S Review Vol. V Number 4 Texts Home¦ SIS Review Home Vol. V Number 4 S.I.S. Review Journal of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Articles Dr Victor Clube: Cometary Catastrophes and the ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky 106 A distinguished astronomer expounds a new theory which could form a bridgehead between Velikovskian catastrophism and conventional uniformitarianism. Martin Sieff: Velikovsky and his Heroes 112 A novel and provocative approach to Ages in Chaos, analysing Velikovsky's historical writings from a literary and psychological perspective. Dr John Bimson: The Years 763 and 687 BC 121 How sound is the evidence for dating a global upheaval to 687 BC? John Bimson re-examines the evidence and suggests that the date 763 BC may be a fruitful area for further research. Features: In Passing: Life off Earth, by Dr Trevor Palmer 102 Briefings: Evidence for a Recent Super-comet 109 Ankylosis in the Chronology of Reconstructed History- a letter from Christoph Marx 120 Ramesside Star Tables- Errata 120 Bookshelf Earl Milton and M. Hamburger review Mankind in Amnesia by Immanuel Velikovsky 123 Michael Reade reviews Astronomical ...
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... of asteroid impact on the land and in the sea, and concluded that there should be abundant evidence of such impacts- if they happened- in the fossil record. Turning to this he showed how views of the geological record have come almost full circle since the 18th-century catastrophism of Cuvier, through its misuse by the creationists and the antithetical reaction of the scientific establishment, to the recent ideas, now voiced on several fronts, of mass extinctions caused by extraterrestrial bodies. Unfortunately, Darwin had linked his ideas of evolution to the uniformitarianism of Lyell, resulting in a gradualistic model of evolution to which the evolutionary biologists have tended to cling tenaciously. Dr Palmer outlined the beliefs of the Modern or neo-Darwinian Synthesis, and argued that even the powerful medical evidence against it, namely that nearly all mutations are harmful, can be allayed by the example of sickle-cell anaemia which shows that in some cases a side effect can be actually beneficial. However, palaeontologists have found little or no evidence for evolution by natural selection in the fossil record, which rather favours the arguments ...
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... muddle of the Canopus Decree, then he has done little to inspire our confidence in his authoritative pronouncements regarding other matters. On the general subject of uniformitarian pronouncements regarding ancient evidence, see my discussion in KRONOS IV:2, pages 39-43, which I also consider applicable here. One final point: it is too late to ask Velikovsky why he did not cite Parker; it is not too late to ask Parker why he has never cited Velikovsky. Perhaps the answer to both questions is that Parker's work is permeated with unexamined uniformitarianism. Dr. Shane H. Mage Replies: Professor Parker may well be right that Bryan's translation of the Ebers Papyrus is unjustified in its use of the phrase "Jew from Byblos". I certainly have no competence to speculate about variant translations from the Egyptian. Other of Parker's comments, nevertheless, are more amenable to speculative discussion. Parker asserts that the difference of calendars between the Senmut and Ramesseum ceilings illustrates that the normal twelve-month year could also "be shown with the intercalary month added". Questions, however, ...
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54. Comets, Meteorites and Earth History [SIS C&C Review $]
... been pointed out in several previous issues of SIS Review. It is not that there is anything impossible or even implausible in their theory that life on Earth originated somewhere else, and is still influenced by exoterrestrial factors. No-one can say that the case for a terrestrial origin of life is even remotely proven; all that can be done is to propose mechanisms by which life might have originated on Earth, and show that these are consistent with the very meagre evidence available. Most members of SIS would applaud Hoyle and Wickramasinghe for challenging uniformitarianism and Earth-centred assumptions, and for arguing that the history of life on Earth has been influenced by what has been happening out in the Solar System and beyond. However, whether they would approve their lack of attention to detail, resulting in the inclusion of too many avoidable errors, or their oversimplification and distortion of the opposition case, is another matter completely. So how would Chandra Wickramasinghe get on in his lecture forming the main part of the afternoon session of the SIS 1984 Spring Meeting? As lunch progressed it must be ...
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... Can these agents really be identified? This is the weakest of Velikovsky's cornerstones. Was it Venus? Mars? Saturn? None of the above? We may never figure out which planet or comet did what to whom. The identification of extraterrestrial agents will remain what it was for Velikovsky, a matter of enlightened guesswork. However the process of enlightenment is now irreversible. We owe a lot to Velikovsky for doing battle with Harlow Shapley and his repressive henchmen. Velikovsky revealed how modern science dabbles in the deceptive and censorious arts of uniformitarianism. He led us to question the accepted chronology of the world and, in so doing, he opened a new dimension of thought and awareness. However, there are still serious psychological obstacles for catastrophism to overcome. Catastrophism asks us to exchange a history in which global disaster has been sublimated into religion and culture for a history that reminds us our planet is in constant danger of being devastated by forces beyond our control. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Velikovsky's birth, I believe we should judge his work not by ...
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56. Editorial C&AH 5:2 [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History V:2 (July 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents Editorial With this issue our fifth and most successful year of CATASTROPHISM AND ANCIENT HISTORY comes to a close. We thank you all for your help and support. Our Second Seminar was held in Los Angeles. Its lectures and discussions were interesting in a field full of interesting developments: one of the speakers was a geologist, Dr. David Berry, who told us that uniformitarianism in his area of study was losing ground to catastrophism. All the lectures will be published in a separate publication, Proceedings of the Second Seminar of Catastrophism and Ancient History, later next year. The Proceedings of the First Seminar of Catastrophism and Ancient History has already been published. If you have not purchased your copy, please write for information on it. I know you will enjoy its contents. In this issue we feature three main articles. The first, by Stan Vaninger, deals with a scheme for the archaeology of the Holy Land. One of our most important tasks is ...
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57. Ascent into Dissent: The Quantavolution Books (Review) [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... arguments are healthy in the sense that the more minds involved in the process the more universal the solution which may emerge. Beneath that conflict is a more serious one; it relates the debate to the human sickness of which de Grazia writes in the "Q Books." While what happened in history is being argued on the conscious level, human insecurities are peeking out from the unconscious. That the hidden parts shape the whole debate is the conflict. As dissenters the quantavolutionists are made to feel insecure by the majority viewpoint (uniformitarianism) which engulfs them and stifles their every attempt to gain recognition for their scholarship. So quantavolutionists take out their frustration upon "friendly colleagues"-- how nice a way to assure that their opponents will win! Instead of saying, say, here is a new way to look at the problem of interpreting planetary and human history, they nit-pick. This I will not do in my review. The "Q Series" can be viewed as a conversation about quantavolution, an evolving view of the history of the Earth ...
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58. Editorial C&AH 7:1 [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... ; through such frank and detailed interchanges we can make lasting breakthroughs in our studies. The fourth and last article is by Martin Sieff, "Scarab in the Dust: Egypt in the Time of the Twenty-First Dynasty." The dating of this Dynasty Is crucial to the determination of a revision in chronology. With the publication of Volume VII, Part 2, we now enter our eighth year. We wish to thank you all for your continuing support. We will continue to sponsor publications and seminars on the study of catastrophism versus uniformitarianism as well as possible solutions to ancient chronological and historical problems. Marvin Arnold Luckerman Executive Editor Catastrophism and Ancient History We acknowledge our profound appreciation to those persons around the world who, in the capacity of editors and correspondents, have helped to make this issue possible: Phillip Clapham, Buckinghamshire, England Frank E. Comparato, Culver City, California Gunnar Heinsohn, Bremen, West Germany Ian Johnson, Toronto, Canada Lester J. Mitcham, Auckland, New Zealand Carol A. Morrison, Santa Monica, California Barry Page, ...
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59. Impact Geology (Review)ed [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... O. KELLY Impact Geology (Review) Reviewed by Harold E. Lippman In 1953-- long before the Alvarez impact theory saw light of day-- Allan O. Kelly and Frank Dachille in Target Earth promoted the concept that asteroidal impacts played a role in earth's geogenesis. Kelly's new book, Impact Geology (Encinitas, California: A.O. Kelly, 1985, 228 pp.), oversize and amply illustrated, gives every sign of being a labor of love-- a love broad enough to include Cartesian mechanism, uniformitarianism, and multi-billion year chronology. And Kelly would love to have us believe that long periods of uniformity were periodically interrupted by world-shaking asteroid impacts. One senses some sort of catastrophism. But the chronology and basic scientific paradigm he endorses is the same gradualism foisted on science by Darwinian evolution, with its frank outlawry of catastrophic events! Kelly eclectically chooses the kind of catastrophes he can live with, generally endorsing many gradualistic beliefs of the dominant orthodoxies. While he accepts continental drift, oddly enough, he faults plate tectonics. He ...
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60. C&C Review 1996:1: Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: C&C Review 1996:1 Texts Home¦ SIS Review Home Chronology& Catastrophism Review Journal of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies 1996:1 News 2 Articles Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution 4 Trevor Palmer reconsiders Darwin, Lyell and the great Victorian catastrophists The Homeric Question 14 When were Homer's epics written? Benny Peiser looks at Greek history Hazor and the anachronisms in the chronology of the Ancient Near East 21 Gunnar Heinsohn find strange anachronisms in the archaeology of Hazor. Shamir 27 Phillip Clapham asks whether this legendary substance was really 'something upstairs'? Einstein and Relativity 27 Alasdair Beal looks at the strange world of relativity theory. Notes and Queries 34 Tutankhamun radiocarbon dates Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology by R.M. Porter 35 Forum by R.M. Porter 35 Phillip Clapham responds to Forum in C&C Review 1994 (Vol. XCVI) Monitor by Jill Abery 40 Bookshelf by Jill Abery 48 Reviews 49 A Test of Time (David M. Rohl)- Reviewed by Geoffrey Gammon 49 When the Sky Fell (Flem-Ath) and The Sunken Kingdom ( ...
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