A Symposium on Myth and Science

Edited by:
Ev Cochrane
Dwardu Cardona
Jan Sammer
Frederic Jueneman

Volume III, Number 1
Copyright (c) November 1992 and Published by:
AEON, 2326 Knapp, Ames, IA 50010, USA


The Jewish Science of Immanuel Velikovsky: Part Two

Duane Vorhees chronicles the early life and times of Immanuel Velikovsky. Page 5

Velikovsky: A Personal Chronological Perspective

Frederic Jueneman recounts his brief association with Immanuel Velikovsky. PAGE 23

The Fracture Zones in Deep Polar Ice Cores

Lynn Rose discusses the relevance of the polar ice cores for Worlds in Collision. PAGE 55

The Surface of Venus

Charles Ginenthal presents evidence that Venus's surface is of recent origin. PAGE 72

A Velikovsky Potpourri

Leroy Ellenberger offers a critical look at the movement inspired by the ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky. PAGE 86

A Personal Memoir

Warner Sizemore reviews his long association with Immanuel Velikovsky. PAGE 106

Venus and the Jubilee

Bernard Newgrosh analyzes the jubilee in light of the thesis offered in Worlds in Collision. PAGE 111

Towards a Science of Mythology

Ev Cochrane discusses the prominent role of planets in ancient mythology. PAGE 114

Catastrophism and Ancient History

Volume III, Number 1


Duane Vorhees, teaches American Culture at Korea University. His numerous articles about the life and times of Immanuel Velikovsky have appeared in KRONOS, Catastrophism and Ancient History, and the SIS Workshop. He received his doctorate at the State University of Bowling Green, where his dissertation was entitled The "Jewish Science" of Immanuel Velikovsky: Culture and Biography as Ideational Determinants.

Frederic B. Jueneman is a consulting industrial analytical chemist, who has served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS, and as a member of the R&D 100 panel for the adjudication of the annual top one hundred products developed by academia and industry, and continues as a contributing editor/columnist for Research & Development.

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

Charles Ginenthal, now retired, formerly taught science to the handicapped in New York City. He is the author of Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky.

Leroy Ellenberger, formerly Senior Editor and Executive Secretary for KRONOS, is a chemical engineer with graduate degrees in finance and operations research. Since 1984 he has been an outspoken critic of Velikovsky.

Warner Sizemore formerly served as Executive Editor of KRONOS, where he played a pivotal role in bringing Velikovsky's theories to the attention of the American public.

Bernard Newgrosh currently serves as the editor of SIS Review, and is one of the leading figures in British circles investigating catastrophism and the reconstruction of ancient history.

Ev Cochrane has devoted the past twelve years to catastrophist research. He served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS and currently serves as the editor of AEON.

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.