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21. Cosmic Catastrophism [Aeon Journal $]
... shatter what was once firm land; mountain-high tidal waves destroy continents and change the earth's topography. A science fiction plot? Not according to many authors who have presented a similar scenario as historical fact over the years. A supposed collision or near-collision between earth and an asteroid, comet, or planet in ancient times has been used variously as the explanation for the destruction of Atlantis (2), the Deluge recorded in Genesis (3), or the miraculous events connected with the Israelite Exodus from Egypt. (4) Immanuel Velikovsky has provided the most detailed arguments for such cosmic catastrophism, and his theories have a large and very vocal following among the general public. Worlds in Collision? Immanuel Velikovsky was a medical doctor (with a specialty in psychoanalysis) who also read very widely in the natural sciences, history, and law. In the spring of 1940, while studying the biblical account of the Exodus, he became convinced that some natural upheaval had occurred at the time of Moses and that it should have been noted by Egyptian authors as well ...
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... From: Aeon III:1 (Nov 1992) Home¦ Issue Contents Of Lessons, Legacies, and Litmus Tests: A Velikovsky Potpourri (Part One) Leroy Ellenberger "Knowing that no intellectual resource available to me validly refuted it, I got drawn in."-- Edmund D. Cohen, "The Psychology of the Bible-Believer," Free Inquiry, Spring 1987 "So many people think that an idea becomes true or probable by their very cleverness in devising it. They tell me that their private theory must be true because it sounds so right."-- Stephen Jay Gould, Natural History, April 1986 "Occasional writers with vague ideas about the methods and objectives of science, still turn uncritically to unrestrained imagination, sophism, and folklore in their interpretations of earth history with little or no thought to scientific implications and objective tests..."-- Norman D. Newell, Geol. Soc. Amer. Sp. Paper 89, 1967, quoted in Richard Huggett, Catastrophism: Systems of Earth History Introduction "What ...
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... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 5: (Winter 1974-75) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered X" Home¦ Issue Contents Rejoinder to Velikovsky William H. Stiebing, Jr. PALESTINIAN STRATIGRAPHY AND THE REVISED CHRONOLOGY Dr. Stiebing is Associate Professor of History, University of New Orleans. In the Winter, 1973-74 issue of Pensee (pp. 38-42), Immanuel Velikovsky replied to my criticism of his revised chronology (Pensee, Fall, 1973, pp. 10-12). However, his reply contained so many misunderstandings and misstatements that I feel constrained to make the following comments. First of all, Velikovsky seems to misunderstand the methodology of modern archaeology, at least in regard to the nature of stratigraphical evidence. In the first paragraph of his reply he quotes my statement that his historical reconstruction "cannot be reconciled with the stratigraphical evidence of archaeology," then counters with the claim that "by stratigraphical evidence are usually meant mute artifacts, mostly pottery." Neither pottery nor any other type of artifact constitutes stratigraphical evidence unless it is found stratified --buried in ...
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24. Velikovsky: Hero or Heretic? [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol VII Part A (1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky: Hero or Heretic? ROBERT JASTROW Dr Robert Jastrow is a highly distinguished astronomer, geologist, and science writer. In 1961 he founded NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, of which he is the Director and is Adjunct Professor of Geophysics at Columbia University and of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College. He is the author of numerous books on astronomy, including such titles as Until the Sun Dies (1977) and God and the Astronomers (1978). In 1968 NASA awarded him a medal for exceptional scientific achievement. Jastrow, while acknowledging the weakness of many of the criticisms levelled at Worlds In Collision, highlights other problems in Velikovsky's scenario. In particular current interpretations of the geological and climatological record seem to provide little support for the idea of major catastrophes in the 15th and 8th centuries BC on the scale envisaged by Velikovsky. A detailed response by Tom McCreery will appear in a future issue of the Review. Immanuel Velikovsky, who died nearly a year ago, ...
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25. “I Survived, As You See" [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... “I Survived, As You See” Velikovsky at Harvard Stephen L. Talbott “I have been waiting for this evening for 22 years.” It was Thursday, February 17, 1972, and Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky was addressing 900 members of academia at Harvard University. “I did not come here for revenge or triumph,” he remarked at a seminar afterwards. “I came here to find the young, the spirited, the men who have a fascination for discovery.” If revenge was not what Velikovsky sought, surely he at least savored the taste of vindication. For he spoke with the confidence and satisfaction of a man whom events had finally proven right — despite both the embittered opposition of science ’ s most powerful authorities, and a protracted conspiracy of silence — and not only proven right, but vindicated by such a rapid and breathtaking series of surprising discoveries as science has rarely if ever before witnessed. “Nonsense and Rubbish” It was at Harvard that Dr. Harlow Shapley, then director of the observatory, branded Velikovsky ...
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26. Velikovsky And Planetary Catastrophe [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1997:1 (Sep 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Thoth Vol I, No. 15. June 7, 1997 Velikovsky And Planetary Catastrophe By David Talbott ( In confronting the strange consistency of planetary mythology one must ultimately ask the question asked more than 45 years ago by Immanuel Velikovsky, author of World in Collision. At the heart of Velikovsky's controversial thesis was a seemingly outrageous idea. He claimed that planets, moving on quite different courses than observed today, formerly disturbed the motions of the Earth and caused great destruction to ancient nations. These extraordinary events, Velikovsky claimed, are recorded in ancient chronicles, myths and rites around the world, sources that are simply incomprehensible in terms of celestial motions today. Velikovsky contended that the planet Venus, just a few thousand years ago, possessed a spectacular, comet-like "tail" and its orbit intersected that of the Earth. Though Velikovsky's interest in the subject began with a reading of biblical accounts of the Exodus period, the plagues of Egypt, and ...
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27. Index of Authors [Uncategorised]
... Index of Authors and Titles Indexed by first name[ CD-Rom Home A A. H. Rees, A Chronology for Mesopotamia (contra Heinsohn) A. H. Rees, Avaris and the Land of Goshen A. M. Paterson, Giordano Bruno's View on The Earth without a Moon A. M. PATERSON, The Role of Ancient Myths in Orthodox Natural Science A. M. Paterson, Velikovsky Versus Academic Lag (The Problem of Hypothesis) A. Mann Paterson, Conditioning, Coping, and Concepts A. P.McIntyre, Tiglath-pileser versus Pul A.J. Hasti, Observing the Moon on the Horizon during the Early Bronze Age A.W., Cosmic Catastrophe in 'Paradise Lost' Alan Dilnot, Before the Greeks: Professor Davis's Cretan Decipherments Alasdair Beal, How Old is Greenland's Ice Cap? Alasdair Beal, Imaginary Worlds: Still Hot Alasdair Beal, Lies, Damned Lies and.... Alasdair Beal, Melvin Cook (1911-2000) Alasdair Beal, Relativity Corner Alasdair Beal, The Tutankhamun Prophecies by Maurice Cotterell Alasdair Beal, When the Gods Came Down by ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. VI No. 4 (Summer 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents KRONIKLES Asimov's Guide to the Velikovsky Affair Ralph E. Juergens Editor's Note: This article was first written in mid-1977 to be part of an, as yet, unpublished larger work. It should be noted that the title of Asimov's article in Analog was "CP", a substitute, in the misdirected interest of civility, for "crackpot". This article by Juergens is a fitting complement to Frederic B. Jueneman's "pc" which appeared in the third issue of KRONOS (I:3), pp. 73-83.-- LMG As Carl Sagan sees it, there's a need for Isaac Asimov: "In this technological century, we need an interface between science and the public, and nobody can do that job as well as Asimov. He's the great explainer of the age." And Asimov, author of eight or nine score books lately tending toward such titles as Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, and Asimov's Guide ...
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29. The Early Years: Part Two [Aeon Journal $]
... ," three opera companies running simultaneously..., the opening night of Wozzeck, and The Three-Penny Opera.... Almost overnight, the somewhat staid capital of Kaiser Wilhelm had become the center of Europe, attracting scientists like Einstein and von Neumann, writers like Auden and Isherwood, the builders and designers of the Bauhaus School, and a turbulent colony of more than fifty thousand Russian refugees. Vladimir Nabokov gave tennis lessons here.... (2) Berlin had three Russian dailies and five weeklies. Besides Velikovsky, the Russian emigres in Berlin included two pretenders to the Romanov throne, rival Kadet factions led by historian Pavel Miliukov and Nabokov's father, Velikovsky's old neighbor Chaliapin, Wassily Kandinsky, Vladimir Horowitz, and Fyodor Vinberg, a czarist officer who probably brought the first copies of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion with him to Germany-- the book had seen the light of day in the year of Velikovsky's birth and migrated to the West at virtually the same time as Velikovsky; very quickly it sold more than 100 ...
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30. Bauer and Velikovsky: Catch 22 [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon V:4 (July 1999) Home¦ Issue Contents Out of the attic... Section devoted to essays which should have been published at the time they were written, presented, and/or submitted, but which, for one reason or another, ended up in the attic. In this issue we have retrieved two papers, a short one by Joseph May and a slightly longer one by George Talbott, both of which constitute a critique of Henry Bauer's book-- Beyond Velikovsky. Both papers were sent to KRONOS for publication, but they both arrived on the eve of KRONOS' sabbatical, from which, unfortunately, the periodical never returned. May's paper has been slightly edited, as it would have been in any case. Talbott's paper has been truncated since the second part, here omitted, merely repeated the same material and the same arguments, but in a different form, as the first part. Both are here presented as they would most likely have appeared in KRONOS. Regrettably, Joseph May never received ...
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