A Symposium on Myth and Science

Volume I, Number 3
Copyright (c) 1988 and Published by:
The Kronia Group, 12001 S.W. Steamboat Dr., Beaverton, OR 97005. USA


The Solar System and Electro-Gravitic Theory

In this third installment on his theory of celestial motion, Charles Ginenthal applies the previously-outlined concepts to recently-gained knowledge about comets and asteroids. Page 5.

Is Gravity Necessary?

By Earl Milton, professor of Physics at the University of Lethbridge. A friendly challenge to Ginenthal's theory, submitted with the proposal that it may not go far enough. Page 14

Reply to Earl Milton

Ginenthal takes up the challenge in a preliminary rejoinder. Page 19

On the Nature of Natural Selection and Speciation

A critical assessment of the popularly-held Darwinian hypothesis, by James Strickling. On the most fundamental questions, states the author, it does not meet the test of a good theory. Evolution, yes but not by slow, incremental degrees, and not by natural selection. Page 23

The Unworkable Polar Saturn

Though long fascinated with the theory of the polar configuration, Roger Ashton reviews alternative physical models, concluding that, under the laws of physics, all conceivable possibilities fail. Page 39

The Ship of Heaven

To test the polar configuration's explanatory power, David Talbott takes up the sun god's ship, documenting the remarkable agreement between the theoretical model and ancient descriptions of the ship. Page 57

Venus in Ancient Myth and Language: Part Two

By Ev Cochrane. Further examples of the wide-ranging cometary symbols surrounding the planet Venus, the very body which Velikovsky claimed to have once roamed the heavens as a comes. Page 97

Road to Saturn: Part Two

Dwardu Cardona concludes his summary of the evolution of his own ideas about Immanuel Velikovsky and the role of Saturn in ancient times. Page 109

Volume I, Number 3


Roger Ashton is an interdisciplinary researcher and student of Sanskrit literature. Topics of his published articles range from classical Asian music to the butterflies of Delhi.

Dwardu Cardona, a Senior Editor of the journal KRONOS, has also published in Topper, The Ubyssey, Pensée, The Sourcebook Project, Frontiers of Science, and the SIS Workshop.

Ev Cochrane has devoted the past nine years to catastrophist research. He is an Associate Editor of KRONOS and a frequent contributor to that journal.

Charles Ginenthal presently teaches science to the handicapped in New York City.

Earl Milton is Professor of Physics at the University of Lethbridge. He is the co-author of Solaria Binaria and a past contributor to Pensée and KRONOS.

James Strickling, author of Origins -- Today's Science, Tomorrow's Myth, is an engineer in the telecommunications industry.

David Talbott was the founder and publisher of Pensée magazine, which produced the series, "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered." He is the author of The Saturn Myth.

AEON -- A Symposium on Myth and Science

In the pages of this symposium -- AEON -- we present a continuing discussion of unusual theories about man, the earth and the heavens. More than one of the theories presented here will challenge deeply-held premises of modern scientific thought, while offering new vistas in the quest for knowledge.

Under the present topic, "The Cataclysm," we explore the evidence for global catastrophes and interplanetary upheaval in the recent past, seeking out the implications for the affected disciplines. The symposium is designed to encourage independent investigation, to speed up the process of communicating findings to others, and to foster a wider debate as to the interpretation of new data.

AEON will pursue an interdisciplinary approach. In addition to providing a service to researchers in catastrophist studies, we offer the general reader the possibility of sharing in exciting discovery.

AEON is not an institutional journal with a finished product. The papers presented here are still in evolution, looking for comment and criticism from others. Publication in this symposium will, as a rule, involve little or no refereeing and minimal editing, with the primary responsibility for technical accuracy and proofreading resting on the contributors themselves.

Specialists in the affected fields are asked to challenge the presented views or to offer alternative explanations of the data. While it is extremely unlikely that every paper presented in these symposia will survive the critical process, we are confident that this process will help to bring out many new insights into man and his past.