Volume II, Number 6
Copyright (c) 1991 and Published by:
AEON, 2326 Knapp, Ames, IA 50010, USA
IN THIS ISSUE.
The Jewish Science of Immanuel Velikovskyby Duane Vorhees (excerpts from the definitive biography of the author of Worlds in Collision)
Cosmic Hereticsby Alfred de Grazia
Cosmic Catastrophismby William Stiebing
The Velikovsky Affairby Henry Bauer
A Personal Reminiscenceby Lloyd Motz
Velikovsky and Catastrophism: A Hidden Agendaby Irving Wolfe
The Countdown to a new Celestial Hazardby Victor Clube
Beyond Bauerby Ev Cochrane
Volume II, Number 6
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.