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51. Venus's Internal Heat [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VI No. 2 (Winter 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents For the Record... Venus's Internal Heat Lewis M. Greenberg and C. Leroy Ellenberger One of the most important advance claims made by Velikovsky dealt with the heat of Venus. In Worlds in Collision [" The Thermal Balance of Venus", he wrote: "Radiometric observations... have shown that 'a considerable amount of heat' is emitted by the dark part of the disc of the planet Venus... and it was found that there is 'a nearly uniform temperature over the planet's surface both on the illuminated and dark hemispheres'.... "What explanation can be given for the phenomenon of the nearly uniform temperature of the day and night hemispheres of Venus?... The night side of Venus radiates heat because Venus is hot. The reflecting, absorbing, insulating, and conducting properties of the cloud layer of Venus modify the heating effect of the sun upon the body of the planet; but at the bottom of ...
52. On The Lecture Circuit [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 1: (Winter 1973-74) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VI" Home¦ Issue Contents On The Lecture Circuit NASA Langley Research Center The Carolinas IBM-San Jose Lockheed-Bay Area Lethbridge, Alberta The rapidly increasing scholarly attention to Velikovsky's work has placed the man himself in strong demand. Finding himself besieged from all sides with requests for interviews, filming sessions, lectures, and written articles, he has largely opted for the continuation of his researches and work on his manuscripts. However, he has accepted a number of engagements holding considerable public interest. Here are a few of these events, past and future: At NASA Langley Research Center Having previously lectured at the NASA Ames Research Center in California (August, 1972), Velikovsky responded to an invitation from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, by visiting that facility on December 10, 1973. The purpose of the visit was outlined by Joseph Heyman, physicist and aerospace technologist at the center*: "The research staff at NASA-Langley is receptive to inspiring concepts --some of ...
53. Velikovsky and Historical Anti-Naturism [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 3 (Summer 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky and Historical Anti-Naturism Duane Vorhees The world is full of origin myths, and all are factually false. The world is full, also, of great traditional books tracing the history of man (but focused narrowly on the local group) from the age of mythical beginnings, through periods of increasing plausibility, to a time almost within memory, when the chronicles begin to carry the record, with a show of rational factuality, to the present. Furthermore, just as all primitive mythologies serve to validate the customs, systems of sentiments, and political aims of their respective local groups, so do these great traditional books. On the surface they may appear to have been composed as conscientious history. In depth they reveal themselves to have been conceived as myths: poetic readings of the mystery of life from a certain interested point of view. But to read a poem as a chronicle of fact is- to say the least- to miss the point. To ...
... From: Pensée Vol. 2 No 2: (May 1972) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered I" Home¦ Issue Contents The Censorship of Velikovsky's Interdisciplinary Synthesis Lynn Rose I What may we expect of an empirical theory before we judge it successful? The criteria are three: 1) the overall logical simplicity or economy of the theory in comparison with other theories; 2) the extent to which statements deducible from the theory turn out to be true, and 3) the absence of any statements, deducible from the theory, which turn out definitely to be false. Velikovsky's theory (1950) of global catastrophes, the more recent of which occurred within historical times, is by now a near-classic case of a successful empirical hypothesis, viz.: it was accompanied by an extensive collection of evidence that seemed to lend it considerable plausibility; it provided a simple, yet comprehensive set of premises around which to organize and to understand a vast range of previously disconnected phenomena; the theory was eminently open to testing, since it entailed a number of important consequences ...
55. Velikovsky: The Open Minded Approach [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Newsletter 1 (April 1975) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky: The Open Minded Approach Martin Sieff 'Worlds in Collision' by Immanuel Velikovsky was published in Britain and the United States in 1950. The thesis of the book was that the Earth had been ravaged by global catastrophes caused by planetary interactions within historical times; that these disasters provided the miracles and apocalyptic imagery of the Bible and the inspiration for the cosmologies of the ancient world. Velikovsky culled his reconstruction from 'the Japanese, Chinese, and Hindu civilisations, the Iranian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Hitto-Chaldean, Israelite, and Egyptian records; the Etruscan, Attic, and Roman theogonies and philosophies; Scandinavian and Icelandic epics, Mayan, Toltec, and Olmec art and legends.' (1) This picture he drew from them was that around 1500 BC the Earth came into disastrous conflict with the planet Venus- then on an elliptical orbit and with a tremendous cometary tail after originating by fission from Jupiter at a considerably earlier date. The phenomena caused by this catastrophe caused the Biblical miracles ...
56. A Short Biography of Immanuel Velikvosky [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Newsletter 1 (April 1975) Home¦ Issue Contents A Short Biography of Immanuel Velikvosky Reprinted from Yale Scientific Magazine. Immanuel Velikovsky was born June 10, 1895 in Vitebsk, Russia, the youngest of three sons. His father, Simon was a businessman and a Hebrew scholar. His mother Beila, born Grodensky, spoke several languages and introduced her son to them at an early age. After the family had moved to Moscow, Immanuel enrolled at the Medvednikov Gymnasium where he distinguished himself in Russian and mathematics, and graduated with a gold medal. Because he was a Jew, Velikovsky was unable to attend a Russian University; and he went to Montpelier in southern France to study medicine. There he organised and became the leader of a group of Russian Jewish students, many of whom became Zionists. Seized by an irresistible urge to go to Palestine, he discontinued his studies to go there. Returning to Europe in the spring of the next year, he entered the University of Edinburgh and took premedical courses in biology, botany and ...
57. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 2 (Spring 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Bookshelf Sages in Chaos THE BRITISH SIDE OF THE "VELIKOVSKY AFFAIR" 'Now as concerning every charm and all the words which may be spoken against me, may the gods resist them.' (From the Papyrus of Ani, Brit. Mus. No.10470, Sheet 15.) In 1964, fourteen years after the publication of "Worlds in Collision", Professor Jacques Barzun wrote: "A cultural fact of the present moment is the case of Dr Velikovsky. The merits of the scientific issue do not alter the deplorable treatment that his ideas received from the profession. The pre-judging, scorn, and closing of ranks against the heretic showed typical guild animus- as happened ninety years ago to Samuel Butler. But we progress, for Butler's sympathisers among scientists and publishers were not forced to resign their posts." (1) Now, a further twelve years on, in parallel with a growing interest amongst scientists in the real issues, the unsavoury aspects of the ...
58. I. Velikovsky: Correspondence [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... THE VELIKOVSKY CORRESPONDENCE 1947 Date Description February 6, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky February 13, 1947 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn February 21, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky March 31, 1947 Immanuel Velikovsky to Harlow Shapley May 21, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky June 27, 1947 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn June 30, 1947 Robert H. Pfeiffer to Immanuel Velikovsky July 13, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky July 14, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky July 16, 1947 Immanuel Velikovsky to Robert Pfeiffer July 30, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky August 4, 1947 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn August 8, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky September 12, 1947 Immanuel Velikovsky to Samuel A. B. Mercer September 27, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky September 30, 1947 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn October 23, 1947 Lawrence S. Kubie to Clifton Fadiman November 4, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky December 31, 1947 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky ...
59. Chapter VIII: The Modern Affair [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 VIII: The Modern Affair For several years after Worlds in Collision was published, many members of the scholarly community reacted to the book in a totally irrational manner. This is even admitted by people who oppose Velikovsky's ideas. They further claim that the irrationality has stopped, but unfortunately this is not so. In this chapter, some recent events in the Velikovsky affair will be discussed, and several possible causes of the attitudes behind them will be considered. THE AAAS MEETING The 1974 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has been mentioned several times in connection with specific scientific topics; however, it deserves mention here because, although it was billed as a scientific meeting, it fell considerably short of this status. In June of 1973 an announcement appeared in Science requesting suggestions ...
60. QUANTAVOLUTION: COSMIC HERETICS: Part 4: Chapter 13: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS COSMIC HERETICS: Part 4: by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER THIRTEEN THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK The asininity of the attacks by the science media and conventional scientists upon Velikovsky was consistent with book reviewing and editorial practices generally. Sympathizers of V. had an ample data bank from 1963 onwards from which to demonstrate that V. 's critics were brash, dogmatic, imitative, narrow, selective, unprepared, precipitous, vulnerable, incomplete, pretentious, possessed, unversed, unserious, unselfcritical, prejudiced, unsystematic, inexact, unphilosophical, ideologically scatomatized, vague and irrelevant-- to say the least. Yet withal Velikovsky was said to have been "buried" not once but repeatedly, and all of his supporters with him. In a field so broad, hundreds of major statements and thousands of details offered in over a thousand published pages somehow emerged unscathed. Several scores of statements were indicted for ambiguity or rendered more doubtful. What everyone knew ahead of time could be reasserted: the prevailing theory of celestial mechanics would ...
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