A Symposium on Myth and Science

Edited by:
Ev Cochrane, Dwardu Cardona, Jan Sammer
Frederic Jueneman, Lewis M. Greenberg

Volume III, Number 3
ISSN 1066-5145
AEON, 2326 Knapp, Ames, IA 50010, USA
Copyright (c) October 1993


From Myth to a Physical Model

Dave Talbott offers some mythical guidelines for a physical model of the polar configuration. PAGE 5

A Proposed Model for the Polar Configuration

Robert Grubaugh presents a physical model of the polar configuration. PAGE 39

Darkness and the Deep

Dwardu Cardona discusses the events prior to Saturn's appearance as the polar Sun. PAGE 49

Indra's Theft of the Sun-God's Wheel

Ev Cochrane continues with his analysis of the mythology surrounding the Vedic war-god. PAGE 71

Velikovsky and Racial Memory

Duane Vorhees explores the background of Velikovsky's theory of racial memory. PAGE 86

Astronomical Dating and Calendrics

Gunnar Heinsohn presents more evidence in support of his reconstruction of ancient history. PAGE 92

Book Review

Darwin on Trial, by Philip E. Johnson. Reviewed by Frederic Jueneman PAGE 102

Volume III, Number 3


David Talbott was the publisher of Pensée magazine's series, "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered." He is the author of The Saturn Myth.

Robert Grubaugh, now retired, formerly served as a structural dynamicist for TRW, where his specialty was placing satellites in orbit.

Dwardu Cardona, a Senior Editor of the journal KRONOS, has also published in Topper, Pensée, The Sourcebook Project, Frontiers of Science, and the SIS Workshop. He currently serves as editor of AEON.

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

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.

Gunnar Heinsohn, professor of social sciences at the University of Bremen in Germany, is the author of Die Sumerer gab es Nicht. He has devoted the past decade to a detailed reconstruction of ancient history.

Frederic B. Jueneman, is a consulting industrial analytic 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 and Development.

AEON -- A Symposium on Myth and Science

In the pages of this journal -- 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 Planets in Ancient Myth and Religion," 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 comparative mythology in general, we offer the general reader the possibility of sharing in exciting discovery. 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.

Readers are encouraged to participate in the discussion. Letters to the editor and manuscripts should be sent to Ev Cochrane at 2326 Knapp in Ames, Iowa