A Symposium on Myth and Science

Volume II, Number 2
Copyright (c) 1990 and Published by:
The Kronia Group, 9805 S.W. Whitford Lane Beaverton, OR 97005. USA


Viva Lamarck

A longstanding evolutionist debate is taken up by Ev Cochrane, who summarizes an impressive list of evidences for the inheritance of acquired characteristics. PAGE 5

A Chronological Note on the Kassites

Reviewing the enigmas haunting the conventional dating of the ancient Kassites, Gunnar Heinsohn offers a reinterpretation based on his proposed seventh/sixth century B.C. dating of Amarna. PAGE 40

On the Orientation of Ancient Temples and Other Anomalies

Engineer Raphael Kazmann examines a number of ancient temple sites, noting a variance of orientation which is yet to be explained. He also raises the enigma of vitrification, wondering if electrical, cosmic discharges might explain the evidence. PAGE 50

Saxl's Pendulum

Charles Ginenthal's electro-gravitic theory is challenged by Leroy Ellenberger, who claims that EJ. Saxl's anomalous pendulum can be explained by factors ignored by Ginenthal. PAGE 57

Pendulums and Sunspots

In a rejoinder to Ellenberger, Charles Ginenthal argues that only electro-magnetic effects can account for certain observed anomalies in planetary and stellar motion. PAGE 67

The 108-Year Cyclicism of Ancient Catastrophes

Advancing his view that Mars was the sole agent of ancient interplanetary catastrophes, Donald Patten outlines a suggested scenario spanning some 1700 years. PAGE 82

The Reconstruction of Cosmic History

Dwardu Cardona takes a critical look at some competing cosmic scenarios, arguing that only the polar configuration answers to the details of the mythical record. PAGE 108

Volume II, Number 2


Dwardu Cardona, former Senior Editor of the journal KRONOS, has also written for various other publications.

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

Leroy Ellenberger has published widely in such journals as KRONOS, SIS Review and Workshop, New Scientist, and Biblical Archaeology Review

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

Raphael Kazmann is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University.

Donald Patten has written over a dozen essays on Earth history and is the author of two books, The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch and the Long Day of Joshua.

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.