A Symposium on Myth and Science

Volume I, Number 6
Copyright (c) 1988 and Published by:
The Kronia Group, 12001 S.W. Steamboat Dr., Beaverton, OR 97005. USA


The Youthful Atmosphere of Venus

Charles Ginenthal offers some evidence challenging the conventional portrait of Venus: the evidence implies Venus is either a new planet or has experienced a most unusual history. PAGE 5

Velikovsky and Oedipus

Immanuel Velikovsky's identification of Oedipus and Akhnaton is challenged by Ev Cochrane, who finds numerous links of Oedipus to the god and planet Mars. PAGE 14

On Saturn at the North Pole

Responding to Roger Ashton's paper in AEON I:3, Lynn Rose reiterates his non-polar model, in which the Earth rotates in phase with its revolution around Saturn. PAGE 39

Velikovsky, Fundamentalism the Revised Chronology

Recalling conversations with Velikovsky, Clark Whelton explores Velikovsky's own motivations on and chronological questions. His conclusion: On certain issues, Velikovsky's hidden agenda got in the way of objective research. PAGE 49

The Stratigraphy of Bahrein: An Answer to Critics

Does the stratigraphy of Bahrein provide the evidence for the conventional sequence of civilizations that some have claimed? Gunnar Heinsohn takes a closer look at this assumption. PAGE 56

Egyptian Chronology and the Hyksos

Following up on his survey of the land of Israel, Heinsohn offers a preliminary interpretation of the Hyksos Egyptian chronology, identifying as Assyrians. PAGE 65

The Two Sargons and Their Successors

Part Two of a critical analysis of Heinsohn's reconstruction, by Dwardu Cardona, taking up such issues as royal tombs and Heinsohn's identification of Darius and Hammurabi. PAGE 72

Discussion and Questions from Floor

We begin a new forum section, giving critics and proponents of previously-published theses a chance the to air opinions: R. Russel Bixler, Glenn Rahman, Gunnar Heinsohn, Samuel Windsor, Charles Ginenthal, C. Warren Hunt, C. Leroy Ellenberger, Frederick Hall, George Talbott, Kirk Thompson, David Talbott. PAGE 98

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Dwardu Cardona, a senior editor of KRONOS, has also published in various other journals and symposia.

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

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

Gunnar Heinsohn, Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen in Germany, is the author of Die Sumerer gab es Nicht.

Lynn Rose is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author of the book, Aristotle's Syllogistic.

Clark Whelton is Assistant to the Mayor, City of New York.

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.