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131. The Continuing Ica Mystery [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol VI No 4 (1984) Home¦ Issue Contents FOCUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANOMALIES The Continuing Ica Mystery Contrary to prevailing opinion, the mystery of the curious engraved stones from Ica in Peru still remains unsolved. The Ica stones, an estimated 50,000 of which are now in the hands of private collectors, have been the subject of heated controversy since 1961 when the local villagers began to turn up stones with a distinctive, almost bizarre, style of carving. Some collectors took interest, buying them for very small amounts of money- and then two archaeologists, who, suspecting the authenticity of the stones, began exploratory excavations in nearby tombs. They did in fact discover a few examples of similar engraved stones in sealed archaeological deposits, enhancing the possibility that the collected stones were also genuine. Their authenticity has also been vigorously defended by a number of Peruvian savants over the last two decades. Despite this, and the growing attention of writers and researchers around the world, the Peruvian archaeological establishment has steadfastly refused to take any interest ...
132. Science Frontiers #28, JUL-AUG 1983 [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 28: Jul-Aug 1983 Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues Last Issue Next Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Contents Archaeology Romans in Rio? Nazca Figures Duplicated Astronomy Beautiful Objects, Beautiful Theories The Better, Bigger Big Bang The Foamy Cosmos Chiron: the Black Sheep of the Solar System Biology Memory in Food-hoarding Birds Evolution by Numbers Geology The Alaskan Jigsaw Puzzle Hope for Atlantis? Bones of Contention Land Animals: Earlier and Earlier Geophysics Ball Lightning with Bizarre Structure Psychology Different Personalities: Different Brainwaves 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) Homeworking.com. Free resource for people thinking about working at home. ABC dating and personals. For people looking for relationships. Place your ad free. ...
133. Gyroscopic Galaxies [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 26: Mar-Apr 1983 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Gyroscopic Galaxies The popular conception of a galaxy draws it in pancake shape, with a spiral structure consisting of many millions of stars. Oddities and deviants exist, but hardly anything as bizarre as a handful of recently discovered ringed spirals. Although the spiral sections of the ringed spirals seem normal enough, the rings are perpendicular to the plane of the spiral-- an inclination hardly countenanced by theories of galactic evolution. The ringed spirals look superficially like toy gyroscopes. One suggestion is that two galaxies collided at an angle, but there is no evidence of such a cataclysm. Ringed galaxies are eminently anomalous. (Anonymous; "Ringed Galaxy Clue to Cosmic Riddle," Science Digest, 91:22, February 1983.) From Science Frontiers #26, MAR-APR 1983.© 1983-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal ...
134. The Andes Ice Islands [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 25: Jan-Feb 1983 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects The Andes Ice Islands High in the Bolivian Andes are some shallow, saltwater lakes. From some of these white-shored lakes rise bizarre "islands" of fresh-water ice, neatly layered horizontally, and up to 20 feet higher than the saltwater surface. The ice crystals comprising these islands are vertical, proving that they grew in water and are not pieces of glaciers. Clearly, they did not form from the present saltwater lakes, but they might be relics of the Ice Ages, when the lakes were deeper and fresher. But whence the nicely layered structure? Some scientists have thought that volcanic springs might be the sources of fresh water, but some ice islands occur in lakes where there are no volcanic springs nearby. At the moment, every-one seems stumped by these strange creations of Nature. (Anonymous; "Who Made the Andes Islands of Ice?" New Scientist, 96:272, 1982.) Comment ...
135. A Most Peculiar Cloud Arch [Science Frontiers Website]
... and 2 n. mile to the east and west. Once the vessel reached the point where the cloud touched the surface, the visibility was reduced to approximately 1.5 n. mile. Whilst the vessel was passing the cloud, the barograph trace fell almost vertically and both the air and sea temperatures dropped several degrees." (Shepherd, F.; "Cloud," Marine Observer, 51:107, 1981.) Comment. This is just one more mysterious cloud arch, but on a very small scale. What bizarre meteorological conditions create such strange structures? Reference. Other unusual cloud phenomena may be found in Section GWC in our Catalog: Tornados, Dark Days. For more information on this book, visit: here. A curious cloud arch in the Strait of Gibralta. The ends terminated in the ocean at points 4 miles apart. From Science Frontiers #20, MAR-APR 1982.© 1982-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence ...
136. Half A Brain Sometimes Better Than A Whole One [Science Frontiers Website]
... governs the right side of the body and is concerned with logical thought, verbal analysis, etc. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and is responsible for spatial and intuitive thinking. The right side supposed-ly cannot even participate in verbal expression. The two halves of the brain are connected by the corpus callosum. That this interconnection sometimes creates problems is evident from the fact that its severance often leads to dramatic improvement in some types of epilepsy. These split-brain individuals, however, must contend with such bizarre situations as not being able to verbally identify objects seen or felt by the left eye and hand, even though they know what the objects are. Such situations merely confirm the orthodox view of the brain. But when half of the brain is completely removed, the conventional picture of the brain is upset. In one case, a woman with partial paralysis and frequent epileptic seizures had the left side of her brain removed. Her seizures and paralysis disappeared permanently; even more, her personality improved markedly. The half of the ...
137. Environmental Stress And Anomalies [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 11: Summer 1980 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Environmental Stress And Anomalies A succession of outbreaks of so-called mass hysteria in West Malaysia has been investigated by Lee and Ackerman. The victims behaved in bizarre ways, had difficulties in breathing, entered trancelike states, and saw grotesque and mysterious beings. The local populace knew, of course, that the victims (all young students) had offended the spirits. The psychologists knew, of course, that these were typical instances of mass hysteria akin to windshield-pitting episodes, kissing-bug scares, etc. Bomohs (Malay healers) performed adequate sacrifices and passed out suitable talismans, and the episodes were soon under control. The bomohs and the psychologists both explained things successfully in their respective frames of reference. Lee and Ackerman attribute the mass hysteria to social conflicts in a society in transition. (Lee, Raymond L.M., and Ackerman, S.E.; "The Sociocultural Dynamics of Mass Hysteria..," Psychiatry, 43 ...
138. Early History of the Israelite People: Biblical Fundamentalism in History (II) [The Velikovskian $]
... after -300, the evolution of Aramaic immediately sets in. The scholars were even more stunned by the fact that the shift from cuneiform Akkadian to alphabetic Aramaic had to be made twice by two different ancient Near Eastern empires. First, the Assyrians of -900 managed to do this. Around -520, the Persians of Darius the Great aped that progress. Under Cyrus, apparently, the Acheamenids went back before the stage of -900 simply to have the chance to reenact that great, intellectual innovation to the alphabet. What was considered most bizarre in Persian behavior, however, was their adoption of Aramaic in the version known from Assyrian sites (the ones dated from -900 to -600) even though they supposedly decided to let Assyria in ruins throughout their history. As I have stated before, the Assyrian heartland of the Persian empire is not missing at all but lies before us in the Assyrian strata, dated from -900 to -600 via fundamentalism and, even earlier, (as Middle Assyrians) dated via pseudoastronomical Egyptology. With the chronology of Aramaic established, we may ...
139. Cattle Mutilations Called Episode Of Collective Delusion [Science Frontiers Website]
... In the opinion of the author, these two episodes are classic cases of mild mass hysteria, similar to the occasional crazes of automobile window-pitting. In all cases where university veterinarians examined the corpses, the mutilations were ascribed to small predatory animals. The veterinarians also pointed out that blood coagulates in a couple days after death, accounting for the frequent "bloodless" condition. With such expert reassurances, the "mass delusions" subsided quickly. Cattle mutilation flaps are thus seen by the author as episodes when people interpret the mundane in bizarre new ways, due perhaps to cultural tensions. It is noted, however, that expert veterinarians examined only a few of the dozens of mutilations, and that some people rejected the above commonplace explanations. (Stewart, James H.; "Cattle Mutilations: An Episode of Collective Delusion," The Zetetic, 1:55, Spring/Summer 1977.) From Science Frontiers #1, September 1977.© 1977-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and ...
140. Catalogue of Anomalies (Subjects) [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers Catalog of Anomalies (Subjects) Strange reports* Bizarre biology* Anomalous archaeology From New Scientist, Nature, Scientific American, etc Archaeology Astronomy Biology Geology Geophysics Mathematics Psychology Physics Catalog of Anomalies (Subjects) Astronomy Biology Chemistry/Physics Geology Geophysics Logic/mathemitics Archeology Psychology Miscellaneous phenomena Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online Science Frontiers: The Book Sourcebook Project Catalog of Anomalies (Subjects) Entries in the Sourcebook Project's Catalog of Anomalies are divided into the following nine "fields". (Click on the links to display the full list of subjects) ASTRONOMY (A) BIOLOGY (B) CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (C) GEOLOGY (E) GEOPHYSICS (G) LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS (L) ARCHEOLOGY (M) PSYCHOLOGY (P) MISCELLANEOUS PHENOMENA (X) Within each of these fields, catalog sections that are already in print are given alphanumerical labels. For example, BHB1= B (Biology)+ H (Humans)+ B (Behavior)+ 1 (first anomaly in Chapter BHB). Some anomalies and curiosities that are ...
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