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91. Conference: Our Violent Solar System [SIS Internet Digest $]
... . More than anything else, it's an interdisciplinary study. What goes on in plasma labs when you overcharge the equipment (Tony says the instabilities are "bad", too powerful, noisy, out-of-control to be useful) can lend insight into the scratchings on cliff walls and pyramids. Dwardu tells me that he picked up a gem from listening to Halton Arp which helps solve some major problems in his research. Arp tells me that the seminar broadened his knowledge of ancient records and stimulated his thinking about possible explanations behind their rather bizarre stories. And all this this may somehow lead to a better understanding of "Our Violent Solar System." ...
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92. Saturn before the Sun [SIS Internet Digest $]
... their various "suns" and so-called sun gods do not correspond to the characteristics and motions of the planet Saturn either. It will, however, be additionally indicated that the ancients viewed Saturn at closer proximity than is possible at present. Without going into too much detail, it will then be proposed, as it has already been by others, that Earth had once been a satellite of the planet Saturn. Thus the ancient view of Saturn would have been entirely different from the present view. But even if this proposal, bizarre in the extreme, fails to capture the acceptance of mythologists, to say nothing of astronomers, it still behooves mythologists to rectify their misconceptions and represent the beliefs of our ancient forefathers correctly before they embark on any attempts at interpreting them. ...
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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 93: May-Jun 1994 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Strange explosions at sasovo, in russia Some most peculiar phenomena have occurred recently about 200 miles southeast of Moscow. Discussioms have appeared in Russian publications, but we have not yet seen anything in the English-language journals. These phenomena have a bearing on the still-enigmatic Tunguska event of 1908-- customarily attributed to a celestial projectile of some sort-- and perhaps even those bizarre "cookie-cutter" holes found in the U.S., Canada, Norway, and elsewhere. One of our Russian correspodents has summarized what is known about the Sasovo explosions, and we are pleased to be able to present part of his (lightly edited) letter here: "On April 12, 1991, a strange explosion took place near the Russian town of Sasova (350 km to the southeast of Moscow). After the explosion, a crater, diameter about 30 m and depth 3m, was found. At first, several ideas about ...
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94. Pairs Of Ghostly Spots Sweep Across Jupiter [Science Frontiers Website]
... Across Jupiter Atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, NASA's Infra-red Telescope Facility has detected a pair of infrared-bright spots that race across Jupiter's upper atmosphere in tune with the motion of Io, one of Jupiter's large, Galilean satellites. This synchronism suggests some sort of energy interchange between Io and the top of Jupiter's atmosphere. The theory now in vogue states that Jupiter's rotating magnetic field induces a voltage across 2300-mile-diameter Io, resulting in an electrical current of some 5 million amperes flowing between Io and Jupiter, some 262,000 miles away. In this bizarre electrical circuit, the two moving "terminals" on Jupiter, in the northern and southern hemispheres, are heated by the current flow and show up as fuzzy infrared-bright spots. (Cowen, R.; "Jupiter and Io: Infrared Spots Mark Link," Science News, 144: 325, 1993.) Comment. In passing, it should be remarked that Io is mantled by a cloud of electrically conducting sodium vapor. A weird moon in other respects, too, Io occasionally casts double shadows on Jupiter's upper ...
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95. Looping Lightning [Science Frontiers Website]
... .) and then circled back down into the cloud. My impression is that it joined back into itself at the top of the cloud, but it may have returned to another of the peaks in the same cloud." (Grynkewich, N.E., Jr.; "Lightning Loop," Weather, 47:493, 1992.) Comment. There have been numerous recent reports of upwardly directed "rocket" lightning, but none in which the lightning returned back to the same cloud. Grynkewich may have seen some bizarre form of intercloud lightning. Reference. Unusual and anomalous forms of lightning are cataloged in section GLL in our catalog: Lighting, Auroras. Details here. From Science Frontiers #89, SEP-OCT 1993.© 1993-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political conspiracy (CIA, FBI, JFK, MI5, NSA, etc) Free resource for people thinking about working at home. ABC dating and personals ...
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96. The Star Of The Star-nosed Mole [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 88: Jul-Aug 1993 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects The star of the star-nosed mole (Left) Tenticle-like rays surrounding one nostril of the star-like mole. (Right) The number of rays around the other nostril give the density of sensory receptors. The star-nosed mole is one of North America's more bizarre mammals. Its nostrils are surrounded by mobile, Medusa-like appendages that are richly suppled with nerves and blood vessels. These tentacle-like structures form the "star," which has long been considered a tactile organ used for feeling for prey. However, behavioral experiments by E. Gould et al indicate that the star may be more than a tactile organ. It seems to sport electrical sensors that detect the minute electrical fields surrounding worms, leeches, insect larvae, and other favorite mole tidbits. This conclusion derives from experiments in which starnosed moles preferentially attacked the parts of worms that are most strongly electrical. Actually, scientists have been puzzled as to how this mole found its ...
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... has experienced no cosmic catastrophes equal to those chronicled by Immanuel Velikovsky in Worlds in Collision and Earth in Upheaval. But if a violent cosmos might influence ancient societies toward instability,(1) might not that same cosmos continue to exert its influence on us? We know from the works of Freud, Jung, and other contemporary psychoanalysts that the terrifying events of childhood are, as Velikovsky writes, "often forgotten, their memory displaced into the unconscious strata of the mind, where they continue to live and to express themselves in bizarre forms of fear. Occasionally they may be converted into symptoms of compulsion neuroses and even contribute to the splitting of the personality." (2) And Velikovsky's hypothesis of a "collective amnesia" speculates that whole nations "erased" terrifying cosmic cataclysms and buried them so deeply in their unconscious that when they appeared in myths and folklore they were read as allegories or metaphors rather than as the cataclysmic experiences themselves. (3) But literary men seem not to be the only mythmakers of a society. Indeed, the mythic ...
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... years before the Crusaders, and if what you say is right.. ." He hesitated, then used the classic complaint of the archaeologist: "That coin has no right to be there!" Later he told Tabari, "Everything would have been a lot simpler if you'd let that kibbutznik keep his damned coin and maybe sell it to some tourist in Akko. Warn your men not to dig up any facts that confuse the issue." But four days later the men at Trench B found something that was indeed bizarre, and when Cullinane finished his card he joked, "Tabari, somebody's salting our dig."... but cursory inspection of the new find [a Menorah satisfied even Cullinane that no workman could have procured this particular item for salting: it was made of gold... "It's a work of art," Cullinane admitted grudgingly, "but of no archaeological value." He pushed it away, unaware that it was to become the most notorious single object that would be found at the dig. ...
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... Trans-Siberian railroad as well as local inhabitants. The flash of the explosion was seen in Kirensk 400 kilometers away, and the shock wave was heavily felt in Vanavara 60 km from the blast area. (Impact was estimated at oh 17m 11S Universal Time.) Halfway around the world sensitive seismographs recorded an event, and barometric recorders took note of an atmospheric wave which passed twice around our planet, while unsophisticated electromagnetic devices sensed an unusual electric phenomena. Not until 19 years later did the world-at-large begin to know or piece together the bizarre events which occurred in the remote Siberian taiga. Headed by Leonid A. Kulik, of the Soviet Academy, a small expedition laboriously made its way to the site of the explosion in the Kimchu-Khushmo tributary basin (60 55' N, 101 57' E). And they found the tops of trees snapped off nearly 60 km from ground-zero, while as they approached the epicenter they saw fallen trees radially uprooted away from the blast area. Directly underneath, a stark, leafless forest greeted their eyes, as those trees ...
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100. Hypnosis And Skin Temperature [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 86: Mar-Apr 1993 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Hypnosis And Skin Temperature The mind can affect the body in many ways. One of the most bizarre is the use of hypnosis to raise skin temperature on selected parts of the body. A recently published example of this phenomenon was observed by P. Hajek et al, at the Institute of Physiology in Prague: "Eight patients with atopic eczema and six healthy subjects were given hypnotic suggestion to feel pain in the upper part of the back and in one case on the palm. An average local increase in skin temperature of 0.6 C (detected by thermovision) occurred under this condition. For some patients, cutaneous pain threshold was increased before the experiment by means of repetitive hypnotic suggestion of analgesia. These subjects reported feeling no pain subjectively, but the local change in skin temperature was equal in both cases. The results suggest a central mechanism induced by measuring changes in pain threshold in the skin, which changes are ...
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