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1. Pompous Asimov [Books]
... short stories, to illustrate how, when he is being a science fiction writer, he gives great importance to the very sorts of catastrophic events which, in his roles as writer and teacher of science, he tries to deny. Because these co-existing roles which Asimov has freely chosen clash so noticeably among themselves, I will argue that this bizarre bifurcation in the persona of Asimov becomes evidence for Velikovsky. That is to say, when Asimov's left hand denies what his right hand is doing, when the unconscious assertion of catastrophe in his art is so powerful while the conscious demolition of it in his science is so feeble, we may legitimately suspect that such self-contradictory behavior comes not ...
2. Samson Revealed [Journals] [Aeon]
... hands, (3 ) or casting off his prisoner's bonds as if they were waxen flax while in the throes of his furor. (4 ) If the routing of the Philistines represents the pinnacle of the hero's career, his life is elsewhere marked by roguery and sadistic excesses. Included here are the destruction of the Philistine cornfields in the bizarre incident of the burning foxes, which resulted in the death of his wife and father-in-law; (5 ) the carrying off of the gates of Gaza; (6 ) and the unprovoked murder of the 30 men from Ashkelon. (7 ) Such incidents led Frazer to call attention to the glaring incongruities in the Biblical account of Samson ...
3. pc (Psycho-Ceramics) [Journals] [Kronos]
... very much with us. Having exhausted a variety of media, including TIME, NEWSWEEK, and the popular press, the latest detractors have found comfortable refuge in Science-Fiction outlets such as GALAXY and ANALOG. It is an article in the latter which especially concerns us here. In the October 1974 issue of ANALOG, Isaac Asimov wrote a rather bizarrely muddled piece, "CP", in which he vilified Velikovsky in typical ad hominem fashion. Not wishing to seem condescending by employing the term "crackpot", Asimov condescended to substitute "the more nearly neutral initials CP" which served as the title and theme for his "vituperation in CP sharp." No objective criticism was ...
4. The Hyksos Were Not Assyrians [Journals] [Aeon]
... all drawn attention to the richness of the Middle Bronze material. And this is just strata! It does not include the great glacis wall fortresses spanning the area from Tel el-Yahudia in the Delta to Carchemish on the Euphrates. 2) Heinsohn's claim that the Hyksos material in Egypt must be invoked to find evidence of the Assyrian occupation is equally bizarre. The Hyksos 15th dynasty period lasted 100 years in the Delta. The Hyksos were there to stay. We may also note that the 18th and 19th dynasty rulers regarded the Hyksos as their predecessors. By contrast, the Assyrian invasions of Egypt, including upper Egypt, came to a climax under Esar-haddon in 667 BCE and Ashur-Bani-Pal in ...
5. Velikovsky and his Critics by Shane Mage [Books]
... wind and cold, darkness and earthquake on a scale immeasurably beyond the worst natural disasters recorded in two-and-a-half millennia of history. Our Biblical tradition presents a succession of names indelibly marked with the imprint of supernatural disaster: Eve, Noah, Nimrod, Lot, Job, Moses, Joshua. Ahaz, Sennacherib - every story recounts a miracle as bizarre as the misadventure of Phaethon. For the formerly dominant ideology of the West, Christian Supernaturalism, these ancient stories are still revealed truth not to be questioned on pain of heresy, a stern warning against disobedience to the Celestial God or His Earthly Vicars. The presently dominant ideology, Humanistic Evolutionism, knows no abrupt changes in the natural ...
6. William Comyns Beaumont: Britain's most eccentric and least known Cosmic Heretic [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1996:2 (May 1997) Home | Issue Contents William Comyns Beaumont: Britain's most eccentric and least known Cosmic Heretic Did Immanuel Velikovsky knowingly present ideas someone else had developed many years earlier as his own? While this question seems bizarre even to his most ardent opponents, it was recently raised in a paper by Robert Stephanos [1 ]. Hardly anybody has questioned the originality of Velikovsky's ideas of planetary catastrophes in historical times. While some critics have said that Velikovsky was mean with his acknowledgements of earlier catastrophists [2 ] and others have argued that the claims of Velikovsky's originality were spurious because earlier authors had written about cometary catastrophes ...
7. On Dragons and Red Dwarves [Journals] [Aeon]
... the basic events behind the myth of the dragon-combat. That those events were celestial in nature there can be little doubt. And as the celestial prototype for the warrior-hero, the planet Mars figures prominently in numerous ancient myths of the dragon-combat. Indeed, it is the hero's identity with Mars which alone provides the rationale for many of the most bizarre elements of the myth. The following essay is an exercise in comparative mythology, and as such it is not intended to represent the definitive analysis of the dragon-combat. Whole volumes will be required to elucidate the spectacular events at the heart of this intriguing mythical theme. Here we merely attempt to analyze several intriguing motives hitherto overlooked. The ...
8. When Venus Was A Comet [Journals] [Kronos]
... from the obvious scientific importance of Halley's visit, the fact is that mankind has always been fascinated by the appearance of comets, especially one as reputable as Halley's. The occasion also served as a powerful reminder of the fundamental mystery of the Cosmos about us, and of human nature as well. The reader need hardly be reminded of the bizarre behaviour which has traditionally greeted Halley's appearances in the past, including mass hysteria, murder, and suicide. Neither should the reader forget the equally bizarre and seemingly irrational beliefs surrounding comets in general - their universal association with wars and pestilence, natural disasters, the deaths of kings, and the fall of empires. Indeed, it is ...
9. Maya Cosmos: A Saturnian Interpretation (Part II) [Journals] [Aeon]
... boreal sky. [2 ] This condition changed dramatically with the shedding of light due to Saturn's primordial flare-up. [3 ] Primitive man had no way of knowing what planets were, only that they were ominous entities- later called gods- bent on performing magical events. These first and foremost gods manifested themselves in the shape of various bizarre and literally wonder-full manifestations spread over an unspecified span of time. At one particular stage, the actors in this cosmic opera were lined up above Earth's north polar region, hence the term Polar Configuration. During this particular phase, the gods were three in number (a sacred numeral to both Olmec and Maya) and are known today ...
10. Saturn: In Myth and Religion [Journals] [Kronos]
... by Richard Smith in March of 1979.(50) Rose also wrote: "I would not exclude the possibility that Earth's atmosphere was so stretched out toward Saturn [due to the latter's great attraction at close proximity] that the atmospheres of Earth and Saturn were virtually continuous."(51) This idea of a connecting atmosphere, bizarre as it may sound, is not entirely without merit. A similar idea had earlier been suggested by Frederic Jueneman. In fact, Jueneman supplied more than that, for to him do I owe the most viable mechanical model to date which can be made to account for the reality of the Axis Mundi. Like Saturn itself, the ...
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