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101. The Cosmic Winter by Victor Clube and Bill Napier [Journals] [SIS Review]
... at state level implied its underlying factual base is proved wrong by the examples of Hindu astrology today, or the superstition of Hitler, or the constitutional disaster of December 1990 in Thailand, where a major coalition party has been passed over in the hasty selection of a cabinet on astrological advice. Nevertheless a constant refrain in Winter' is that bizarre ideas' imply a naturalistic basis' (p . 78), a notion easily refuted by reductio ad absurdum. The jawbone of the ass .. . was the name given by the Babylonians to the Hyades', the bright V of stars in Taurus. The Samson story, it seems, is a pale survival' of ...
102. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... no basic credibility." A regular reader, W.G .C . Austin, wrote in to say he was saddened to read the Hyde column, "wherein he chose to join the ranks of the many who try to pre-empt any objective evaluation of the theories of Velikovsky". He objected to the use of the words "bizarre", "gullible", and "no basic credibility" and pointed out that the speculations of Hyde may themselves appear bizarre to those not versed in current astronomical theory. Why should Velikovsky not be allowed the courtesy of having his precedence acknowledged? He concluded by asking for "a reasoned argument from Hyde for the rejection of the ...
103. Thoth Vol V, No 3: Feb 28, 2001 [Journals] [Thoth]
... supernova remnant known as G11.2-0.3 . Chandra provides very strong evidence that the pulsar was formed in the supernova of 386 AD, which was witnessed by Chinese astronomers. The official description of the image included the words, " The Chandra observations of G11.2-0.3 have also, for the first time, revealed the bizarre appearance of the pulsar wind nebula at the center of the supernova remnant. Its rough cigar- like shape is in contrast to the graceful arcs observed around the Crab and Vela pulsars. However, together with those pulsars, G11.2-0.3 demonstrates that such complicated structures are ubiquitous around young pulsars." Upon examination, the ...
104. Afterword [Journals] [Kronos]
... to the height of sixteen hundred miles, and they could be seen by all the nations of the earth." In the very next sentence I indicated that this legend obviously is not to be taken literally: "The figure in this sentence intends to say that the heap of water was tremendous." But Sagan, in search of bizarre premises from which to derive bizarre conclusions, takes the figure of 1600 miles literally, and bases his calculations upon it. The figures in his conclusions should not be taken any more seriously than the figures in his premises. Sagan further assumes "that Velikovsky believes in several statistically independent collisions in a few hundred years", despite my ...
105. Perception and Ancient Astronomy [Journals] [Horus]
... the heavens was, like the ancient common conceptions of the geometry of space, an illusion: a fairy tale played out by non-existent characters in a non-existent place; the setting and the players coded in the basic mechanisms of human vision, their tale a projection of awestruck imagination. From the vantage of modern scientific vision, the whole seems bizarre and completely opposite from the truth. Abstract knowledge of the spatial distribution of stars, the heliocentric organization of the planets, and the governance of the whole by natural laws, makes it seem as though Nature alone was a poor teacher indeed. Yet the product of this education did survive evolutionary birth in the wild, learned quickly to ...
106. Velikovsky In Collision [Journals] [Kronos]
... theses I and III assert that our temporal environs are much more turbulent than celestial mechanics has always supposed: I expect this point of view to come to exercise a tremendous influence. In astronomy, indeed, the process began as soon as Worlds in Collision was published. The well known American astronomer Otto Struve has remarked that by a "bizarre coincidence", 1950 produced, as well as Velikovsky's "science-fiction", "a deluge of sound papers on various problems connected with collisions within the solar system". To say that it is a bizarre coincidence is pure cheek. I think that we now have in our hands the key to the violence of the astronomers' reaction ...
107. Discussion [Journals] [Aeon]
... individualistic and collective denial systems. This concept comes after over a decade of trying to deal directly with the elite scientific community in the U.S .A . as well as internationally, and also with more mundane encounters of every day life. Human denial is that amazing and ever amiable trait that surfaces in the most unexpected and sometimes bizarre ways. It is said that the human drives to eat and procreate are the most powerful, along with self preservation. But in a society where food and other amenities are plentiful, these no longer can be retained as necessities, but are taken for granted. An immediate result is the availability of leisure time and the pursuit of ...
108. ALL Honorable Men [Books]
... the sea bottom, now the continent of the tropical and subtropical Americas. All this happened millions of years before our moon was caught by the earth, and thus the ruins of the megalithic city Tiahuanacu are millions of years old, that is, the city must have been built long before the Flood. '" "The theory is bizarre." (36) Again Oberg is caught with his proverbial pants down with respect to his misrepresented claim that Velikovsky never mentions Hoerbiger-Bellamy in any of his writings. In each and every instance regarding this question Oberg has misrepresented and distorted the facts. Velikovsky presented these precursors in his work; he presented their books, and he presented ...
109. Evidence for the Extreme Youth of Venus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... their origin struggle with enormous flows of long duration of exotic, highly fluid lavas on a scale not seen on any other body in the Solar System. Since there is no evidence of any outflow of the canali it is suggested that successive outflows of lava or weathering has obliterated the sources and sinks of the canali! One of the most bizarre canali is the remarkably long and narrow Hildr Fossa, which Magellan scientists have nicknamed the River Styx (Figure 7). The feature has no analogue on Earth. With a constant width of less than 2km, Hildr is 6,800km long! Slightly longer than the Nile, it is the longest channel known in the Solar System ...
110. The AAAS Symposium on Velikovsky [Books]
... a compulsive astrologer who, like so many others, was so disturbed by the irregular appearances and disappearances of Venus that he invented an astrological concept detached from reality for Venus' motions. This ancient astrologer was, in reality, a closet uniformitarian astrologer. As Stecchini remarks, "Pannekoek tries to use the existence of this product of a bizarre mind to discredit, observational data. ' All that the astrological texts prove is that in Mesopotamia too there were numerological cranks and that in Mesopotamia too there were people who were disturbed by the irregularities documented in the observational reports . . . . "As for what concerns the body of the tablets that contain observational data, ' [ ...
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