May 1972, Volume 2, Number 2

Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered

The man who told us that the earth, Mars and Venus suffered catastrophic collisions in historic times, that the sun really did "stand still" in Joshua's day, that our history of ancient Egypt contains 600 imaginary years -- the man who wrote the 1950 bestseller, Worlds in Collision -- was nearly laughted out of science during the Fifties. Today, some scholars are calling him the scientific genius of this century, and many others acknowledge his vindication at numerous crucial points. The evidence is coming in, and the tale it tells is the subject of this special isssue.

David N. Talbott
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Stephen L. Talbott

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May, 1972
Volume 2, Number 2

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4A Look at the EvidenceThe Editors

SPECIAL ISSUE: Immanuel Velikovsky -- How Much of Yesterday's Heresy is Today's Science
5A Short Biography
6The Scientific MafiaDavid Stove
8Collisions and Upheavals
11A Record of Success
14Are the Moon's Scars Only 3000 Years Old? Immanuel Velikovsky
16How Stable is the Solar System?C. J. Ransom
18Lunar Rocks and Velikovsky's ClaimsDerek York
19When Was the Lunar Surface Last Molten?Immanuel Velikovsky
20Effects of Volatility on Rubidium-Strontium Dating Robert C. Wright
21Magnetic Remanence of Lunar Rocks: A Candid Look at Scientific MisbehaviorRobert Treash
24On Decoding Hawkins' Stonehenge DecodedImmanuel Velikovsky
29The Censorship of Velikovsky's Interdisciplinary SynthesisLynn Rose
32The Center HoldsWilliam Mullen
36Shapley, Velikovsky and the Scientific SpiritHorace Kallen
47Velikovsky at HarvardStephen L. Talbott
51Is Venus' Heat Decreasing?Immanuel Velikovsky

41Akhnaten, Aten and Venus ReconsideredLewis M. Greenberg
42Could Mars Have Been an Inner Planet?Lynn Rose
43The Orbits of Mars, Earth and VenusLynn Rose & Raymond Vaughan
43Venus' Circular OrbitChris Sherrerd