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181. Scholars In Desperation: Book Review [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1997:1 (Sep 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Thoth Vol I, No. 10. April 22, 1997 Scholars In Desperation: Book Review By Earl Milton A new book Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky has been published by Ivy Press of Forest Hills, New York. The name of Stephen Jay Gould is likely familiar to readers of commentaries about contemporary science. Alas, Immanuel Velikovsky's name is not as well known to these same readers. An explanation for this will become apparent long before readers finish Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky. The book offers important incidents in the continuing Velikovsky Affair. Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky touches upon the incidents as the scholars attempt to censor Velikovsky and keep his work out of the public eye. The most opposing scholars will admit is that Velikovsky's book is an example of an outrageous misinterpretation of the real facts of the Earth's and mankind's history. His equally qualified supporters disagree. Their book is a documentary which presents several episodes staged to tyrannize Immanuel Velikovsky and besmirch his reputation ...
182. Chapter VI: Dating Methods and Misapplications [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... Title Page¦ Ch. 1¦ Ch. 2¦ Ch. 3¦ Ch. 4¦ Ch. 5¦ Ch. 6¦ Ch. 7¦ Ch. 8¦ Ch. 9¦ Appendix¦ Notes The Age of Velikovsky Chapter VI: Dating Methods and Misapplications In 1952, Dr. W. F. Libby published an account of the development of a new technique for dating the time since the death of previously living matter. In 1960 he, very deservingly, received the Nobel Prize for his pioneering efforts in this field. Libby reprinted a review article about this method in Pensee. 1 Some of his major points will be given in the next few paragraphs. Carbon 14 is a radioactive form of carbon, and it is produced by cosmic rays in the atmosphere. Living matter assimilates carbon 14 along with regular carbon 12. If the ratio of carbon 14 to carbon 12 in the atmosphere remains constant, then the ratio will also remain constant in living material. When an organism dies, radioactive carbon 14 no longer enters the ...
183. Stargazers & Gravediggers by Immanuel Velikovsky [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. IX No. 2 (Winter 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents Stargazers& Gravediggers by Immanuel Velikovsky Reviewed by Joseph May Stargazers and Gravediggers is a book of memoirs. As such it neither achieves nor attempts to claim the status of an objective history. But, by portraying the events as seen by the main participant in the drama, it does give a unique insight into one of the most remarkable episodes in the modern history of science- the reception of Worlds in Collision. In turn, this sheds light on an important question: how does a revolutionary thesis travel the path from conception to promulgation to its initial destination, rejection? Subsequent to the volume's publication, a burst of new documents have become available which demonstrate that much of the story still remains to be told. Yet, this account, which relates how the central figure perceived the events, is particularly revealing, sometimes for what it says, other times for what it does not say. Like many other pages in his writings, Velikovsky answers a hundred questions ...
184. The Great Comet Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... far more unpredictable character, a celestial power raging against gods and heroes, a "charmer" who is the acknowledged prototype of the world-threatening hag or witch. From what reservoir of human experience did the curious but immensely powerful Venus image arise? And how does one account for many parallel symbols of Venus around the world? In myths the world over, Venus is the only planet consistently identified as a female power, but there is no acceptable reason for this, and on such issues historians and mythologists are prudently silent. Immanuel Velikovsky In 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky unleashed an international controversy with the publication of his book Worlds in Collision. (2) Very quickly the book became the nation's number one best seller, stirring at the same time a vitriolic reaction by established science. In a heavily documented presentation, Velikovsky argued that the planet Venus, only a few thousand years ago, appeared as a terrifying comet. More than once, Velikovsky claimed, the comet and protoplanet Venus disturbed the Earth, devastating early civilizations. But Velikovsky did not draw significantly on ...
185. On Schools Of Thought [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 3 (Summer 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents What can we usefully learn from the "Velikovsky affair"? On Schools Of Thought R G A DOLBY R.G.A. DOLBY is Senior Lecturer in the Unit for the History, Philosophy and Social Relations of Science at the University of Kent, Canterbury. This article is based on a paper given at a seminar, "Methodological Aspects of the Velikovsky Controversy", held at the University of Leeds on 14th March 1973. It first appeared in Social Studies of Science, 5 (1975), 165-175, as R. G. A. Dolby: What Can we Usefully Learn from the Velikovsky Affair? and is reprinted here with slight changes by courtesy of the author and SAGE Publications Ltd., 44 Patton Garden, London EC1N 8ER. An important set of philosophical problems arises from cases in which the way we classify people and their actions determines the conceptual structure we use in interacting with them. For example, deep and difficult problems frequently arise when we must make ...
186. RECOLLECTIONS OF A FALLEN SKY - VELIKOVSKY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA : CHAPTER : [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: email@example.com TABLE OF CONTENTS RECOLLECTIONS OF A FALLEN SKY VELIKOVSKY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA CHAPTER FIVE SHAKESPEARE AND VELIKOVSKY Catastrophic Theory and the Springs of Art Irving Wolfe Etudes Anglaises Université de Montreal *[ Ed.Parts of this paper were subsequently published in Kronos: A journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesis, (Kronos Press, Glassboro, N. J.) see 1( 3): 31-45 (Fall 1975) and 1( 4): 37-54 (Winter 1976). I must begin with several caveats. First, I do not present these findings as a closed and substantiated set of hypotheses. They are suggestions put forth for discussion, not conclusions, but beginnings. Second, they are part deductive, part inductive, as they must be when one is mapping out terra incognita. Third, because I am addressing an audience fairly specialized in the sciences, but less specialized in literature and drama, I feel I can refer to the Velikovsky background briefly, but that I must treat the action of the plays in some detail. Now ...
187. Velikovsky, Fundamentalism and the Revised Chronology [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon I:6 (1988) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky, Fundamentalism and the Revised Chronology Clark Whelton In the summer of 1977 I spent a day at Immanuel Velikovsky's home in Princeton. We sat in the living room and talked about history. Peoples of the Sea had just appeared in print. Velikovsky was brimming with optimism. By following volume I of his "Ages in Chaos" series with volume V, and leaving the middle three instalments until last, he intended to establish and secure the perimeter of his revised chronology. There were both advantages and risks to this method. Jumping to the end of the series allowed Velikovsky to champion a radically lowered date (4th century BCE) for Ramses m without having to demonstrate a logical sequence of events beginning where volume I left off (the end of the 18th dynasty, ca. 840 BCE). The principal risk was that critics would be loath to accept such a startling displacement of Ramses m unless the necessary sequence was provided. Also, it seemed to me that Velikovsky was ...
188. Cosmic Heretics [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:6 (1991) Home¦ Issue Contents Cosmic Heretics Alfred de Grazia The following is excerpted from A. de Grazia's Cosmic Heretics (Princeton, 1984) with permission of the author. Royal Incest Alfred de Grazia was entering his forty-fourth year when he met a self-styled cosmic heretic, Immanuel Velikovsky, who was already sixty-seven, and for the next twenty years a wide band of life's spectrum was colored by their relationship. As with a love affair, all that happened in the beginning presaged what would happen later, stretched out on the scale of time, themes doubling back upon themselves, attractions and reservations never to be erased, continuing accumulations. The men changed, the world of science changed, too, and also the political world, yet this latter less; for, after all, one man died and the other grew old, whereas science and politics, those statistical behemoths of collective behavior, go on forever, compounded of many millions of individuals whose average age hardly varies, exhibiting trends whose progress, if it ...
189. On The Symposium Trail [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 5: (Winter 1974-75) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered X" Home¦ Issue Contents On The Symposium Trail Duquesne History Forum Philosophy of Science Association The "Year of Velikovsky" has finally wound down to its conclusion, with the convening of the last two of the year's five scholarly symposia dealing with his work. Quite appropriately, a year which began with politically charged deliberations of the AAAS, ended with the Philosophy of Science Association examining "Velikovsky and the Politics of Science." That political considerations have dominated the Velikovsky case throughout its stormy history is universally recognized today. Nor can it be said that those considerations have now largely dissipated. But it is a hopeful sign that three of the symposia this year focused on questions of science and history: "Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia" (University of Lethbridge); Velikovsky and the Recent History of the Solar System" (McMaster University); and "Velikovsky's Reconstruction of Ancient History." (Duquesne History Forum). This last, held at one of the ...
190. Corneille à l'Orange and Other Canards [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... once a dense core forms in a rotating body it would no longer participate in a fissioning such as that contemplated by Lyttleton and O'Keefe. Clearly, if Venus originated from a Jovian planet by fission, the rocky body observed today would be the residue from a much larger body after most of the volatiles had been dissipated to space. It is practically inconceivable for a Jovian planet, which today most likely possesses a rocky core, to have been undifferentiated so recently as even 10,000 years ago. The degree of reliance by Velikovsky and his supporters, including myself, on a Lyttleton-type fissioning, in retrospect, was clearly unjustified. Michael Friedlander pointed this out in 1974 at the Philosophy of Science Association meeting at the University of Notre Dame.(4) In this instance, Velikovsky changed Lyttleton's "it is even possible" to "must", thereby converting a possibility to a certainty,(5) at the same time admitting to discounting Lyttleton's time frame significantly. Whether Venus literally sprang from Jupiter (by fission, ejection or satellite escape) ...
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