A Symposium on Myth and Science

Volume II, Number 6
Copyright (c) 1991 and Published by:
AEON, 2326 Knapp, Ames, IA 50010, USA


The Jewish Science of Immanuel Velikovsky

by Duane Vorhees (excerpts from the definitive biography of the author of Worlds in Collision)

Cosmic Heretics

by Alfred de Grazia

Cosmic Catastrophism

by William Stiebing

The Velikovsky Affair

by Henry Bauer

A Personal Reminiscence

by Lloyd Motz

Velikovsky and Catastrophism: A Hidden Agenda

by Irving Wolfe

The Countdown to a new Celestial Hazard

by Victor Clube

Beyond Bauer

by 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.