A Journal of Myth, Science and Ancient History

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Consulting Editor: David N. Talbott. Science News Reporter: Tania ta Maria

Volume V, Number 4
ISSN 1066-5145
Copyright (c) July 1999


Front Cover

Professor Gunnar Heinsohn (photograph by Dwardu Cardona).


By Dwardu Cardona

Vox Popvli

Our readers sound off. PAGE 5


Debates concerning polar shifts, pterodactyls & gravity, the Mosaic calendar, and ancient maps.

Numerical Analysis of Planetary Distances in a Polar Model -- by Emilio Spedicato

Professor Spedicato offers numerical evidence in favor of the stacked-planet system inherent in the Saturnian model. PAGE 23

A Return to the Two Sargons and Their Successors -- by Dwardu Cardona.

A further critique of Gunnar Heinsohn's reconstruction of ancient history, including that of Mesopotamia and Egypt, with an Appendix concerning the archaeological site of Alalakh. PAGE 30

Appendix: Alalakh and the Collon Affair -- by Dwardu Cardona.

Heinsohn's Ancient "History" -- by Ev Cochrane

More objections to Heinsohn's historical reconstruction in which Cochrane zeroes in on Heinsohn's famed Hammurabi/Darius equation. PAGE 57

Confessions of a Cenoist -- by Henry Zemel.

Personal reflections on Velikovskian catastrophism, scientific dating-techniques, and historical reconstructions. PAGE 75

Out of the Attic... (I)

Bauer and Velikovsky: Catch 22 -- by Joseph May.
General criticism of Henry Bauer's book -- Beyond Velikovsky. PAGE 79

Out of the Attic... (II)

Kinetic Theory, Gravity, and Critical Fog -- by George R. Talbott.
A critique of Henry Bauer's objections to Velikovsky's paper on a cosmos without gravity. PAGE 80

The Book Shelf

New Flashes -- by Tania ta Maria


Volume V, Number 4


Emilio Spedicato graduated in physics at Milano University and worked at the CISE nuclear research center till 1976. He is Professor of Operations Research and head of Mathematics at the University of Bergamo. He has conducted research at several institutions, including Stanford University and Hatfield Polytechnic, and has developed an interest in cosmic catastrophism since the mid eighties.

Dwardu Cardona has been a free-lance writer since 1968. He has, since then, acted as a Contributing Editor for KRONOS and, later, as Senior Editor for the same periodical and is currently the Editor of AEON. He was a Founding Father of the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. He also acts as the Series Editor for the Osiris Series of books sponsored by Cosmos & Chronos. An enthusiastic researcher and writer, he has now published over a hundred articles on various subjects in various periodicals.

Ev Cochrane, the author of Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion, has also published numerous articles on comparative mythology and archaeoastronomy. He previously served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS and is currently the publisher of AEON.

Henry Zemel acted as the writer and director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television program Velikovsky: The Bonds of the Past. He presently employs himself as a ghost writer in the arts field while maintaining an internet Web site devoted to catastrophism and other sundry matters at

Joseph May (deceased) received his Ph.D. at Kent State University. He served as Associate Professor of History at Youngstown State University. His academic specialty was American diplomatic and constitutional history. He has contributed articles and other short pieces to Pensée, KRONOS, SIS Review, The Zetetic Scholar, and the Dictionary of American Biography. He also reviewed books for The American Historical Review, The Historian, and History: Reviews of New Books. He presented papers at the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Ohio Academy of History, and the Duquesne History Forum.

George Robert Talbott received, with honors, the degree of Bachelor of Arts in philosophy (UCLA), Doctor of Science in physics (Indiana Northern University), and a professional license in Medical Laboratory Technology (RMT, State of California). His scientific status and experience include staff work at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla and St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. He performed biochemical analysis and immunological studies for Dr. George Hartley (Ph.D., MD) and Dr. George Hummer (MD). For twenty-five years he served as the physicist reporting directly to the Chief Scientist of Rockwell International, Dr. William McDonald (MIT). In that capacity, he developed a physical chemistry laboratory and wrote an entire library of computer programs, some of which became famous in technology. His paper on gas chromatography and mass spectrometry was used both in the US and in foreign countries to facilitate analysis of microscopic gas flow. Other papers dealt with electromagnetic shielding, calculations in atomic physics, and thermal stress analysis. He is also the author of the two volume Philosophy & Unified Science, as well as Electronic Thermodynamics, Sir Arthur & Gravity and Fermat's Last Theorem. A consultant in physics and applied mathematics, Dr. Talbott was commissioned by Bondline Products in Norwalk, California, for chemical and physical analysis of Newsom's advanced oil recovery system, and has received both professional and academic awards throughout his distinguished career.

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