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151. The Road To Saturn [Aeon Journal $]
... five and ten thousand years ago, Saturn erupted in nova-like brilliance. The water it ejected from its body took the form of two watery filaments which, seven days after the flare-up, hit the Earth and caused the deluge. The water, which fell on Earth in torrential rains, was warm and salty and resulted in more than doubling the Earth's hydrosphere. Jupiter reacted differently. It fissioned and expelled from itself the comet that was later to cause the catastrophe of the Exodus before turning into the planet we now call Venus. Bizarre as this scenario appeared at the time --and how tame it now looks when compared to what else was yet to come --it answered one major riddle which had been plaguing me ever since I had entered the Saturnian maze. Although Velikovsky himself does not seem to have been much concerned with the myths of primal beginnings, I finally had the answer to the blinding light of creation. I realized then what Saturn had to do with this most mystifying of events and why it had been misunderstood down through the ages. With the disclosure ...
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152. The Ship of Heaven [Aeon Journal $]
... solid ground, therefore, in observing that the circular serpent fills two roles, one as the ship and one as the pathway. While in the artistic elaborations of later ages, the two may appear as separate symbols, they are only as "separate" as the crescent and enclosure. Pathway and Temple/City Wall It follows further from this line of reasoning that the ship, in its daily circuit, revolved around the wall of the cosmic temple or the boundary of the celestial city. And though the idea may seem bizarre (certainly nothing in the character of our Sun or Moon would suggest such a belief), it is hard to imagine that ancient symbolists could have overlooked the idea if our model of the ship is valid. It is therefore significant that throughout ancient Egypt, the priests commemorated the ship's daily revolution by fashioning an image of the ship, placing it on a sledge-shaped stand, and dragging it around the walls of the city. (59) Clearly, the city wall denoted symbolically the path of the ship. Yet in ...
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153. Biology Anomalies by 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) Overview 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 B BIOLOGY Catalog of Anomalies (Biology Subjects) 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 listed below have not yet been cataloged and published in catalog format. These do not have the alphanumerical labels. BA ARTHROPODS Titles not yet posted BB BIRDS BBA EXTERNAL APPEARANCE AND MORPHOLOGY BBA1 Avian Asymmetries BBA2 Female Hawks Larger Than Males BBA3 Skewed Sex Ratios of Offspring BBA4 Vividly Colored and Highly Patterned Avian Plumages and Ornaments BBA5 Plumage Polymorphism BBA6 Females with Male Plumage BBA7 ...
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... ominous portent, their appearance said to herald the downfall of kingdoms and the death of kings. The opinion of Synesius, an author of the fourth century A. D., may be taken as typical: "And whenever these comets appear, they are an evil portent, which the diviners and soothsayers appease. They assuredly foretell public disasters, enslavements of nations, desolations of cities, deaths of kings." Eclipses, similarly, were thought to signal the imminent end of the world, anxious skywatchers performing all sorts of bizarre rituals to appease and banish the evil spirits responsible for the all-encompassing darkness. How is it possible to understand such widespread beliefs? Modern astronomers, accustomed to seeing comets and eclipses come and go without catastrophic consequences-much less the end of the world !-quite naturally approach these ancient beliefs with a measure of incredulity, much as adults view a child's belief in the bogeyman or Santa Claus. Scholars of ancient myth, likewise, have typically understood such beliefs as the expression of ancient man's primitive mentality and prescientific understanding of the cosmos. Yet ...
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... line-up of the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth, all sharing the same axis of rotation. According to the mytho-historical record, this seemingly outrageous arrangement of planets existed in prehistoric times before it fell apart in a series of catastrophic events. In reconstructing the events in the formation and destruction of this configuration, certain demands which the theory raises have to be met. These events should also have left tell-tale marks on the terrestrial environment. Introduction For those who are not familiar with 'the Saturnian configuration', the theory, bizarre in the extreme, can be reduced to its simplest form by positing that the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth were once much closer to each other. More than that, they were strung out in a linear conformation, in the order given above, which Frederic Jueneman once jocularly described as a 'celestial shish-kebab'. They were strung out, one 'below' the other, rather than circling around each other. This would have meant that the planets composing this unheard-of configuration all shared the same axis of rotation and ...
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... , held at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, England, on September 19, 1999. The same version was read again, by popular demand, in two parts, at the World Conference sponsored by Kronia Communications, on September 23 and 24, 2000. Still in its shortened version, it has, since then, been published in Chronology& Catastrophism Review. The full version appears for the first time below. Part I The Polar Saturn 1. INTRODUCTION For those who are not familiar with the Saturnian configuration, the theory, bizarre in the extreme, can be reduced to its simplest form by positing that the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars, and Earth were once much closer to each other. More than that, they were strung out in a linear conformation, in the order given above, which Frederic Jueneman once jocularly described as a celestial shish-kebab. In other words, the planets in question were strung out, one "below" the other rather than circling around each other. This would have meant that the planets composing this unheard-of configuration were ...
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... to the KRONOS readers, I waited for the storm of criticism that I was sure was bound to follow. I was surprised when none came. This did not elate me since I knew, or thought I knew, exactly what it meant. The Saturnian scenario was obviously seen as so far-fetched that serious scholars thought it best to ignore it. The stratagem then became one of finding some means to convince my readers of its viability. I therefore returned my attention to the solution of the celestial mechanics that could account for the bizarre configuration of planets that constituted the Saturnian system prior to, and through the period of, the Golden Age. At the same time I knew from my past toying with this Augean task that this was a problem I could not hope to solve on my own. Even before "The Mystery of the Pleiades" had appeared in print, I had already accosted some authorities outside the Velikovskian field with the mechanical problems inherent in Saturn's configuration. Because I suspected that I would be met with a certain amount of derision, I ...
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158. The Scars Of Mars Part II [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... . Some concern ancient literature. Some concern glacial age deposition. Some concern electrical theory of the Earth's decaying geomagnetic field. Some are zoological, such as the Siberian mammoths. Dozens of categories of evidence must be sifted before a mature theory can be formed concerning the dry river beds of Mars. A mature scientific theory is one that addresses the facts, regardless of its fresh or non-traditional approach. The presence of numerous dry river beds on a planet which never had a climate or water clouds is itself seemingly unorthodox-- even bizarre. Even more bizarre is the fact that Mars' rivers flowed at very high velocities despite its relatively low gravitational force. The dry river beds on Mars may be anomalous, but they are much more factual than Lowell's canals and oases. Theory Number One proposes that an ice ball had an orbit intersecting Mars' present orbit. It came too close. It pierced the Martian Roche Limit and fragmented, spraying Mars with ice. This event occurred not millions of years ago, because the ice ball had not evaporated. Theory ...
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... similar conceptions of space and time, but similar theologies, it seems, were messages written in the stars for the childhood of our race. To the modern mind, the supernatural interpretation of 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 orient by the stars, to measure time, to organize progressively successful means of survival, and to gain a sense of communion with the universal scheme. The elaborate fantasy in which the knowledge ...
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160. SIS Silver Jubilee Conference: Abstracts [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Kronos V:1 (Fall 1979), pages 12-46.) remains viable today: Earth once orbited Saturn, always keeping the same face toward Saturn, which thus appeared stationary. Other so-called "Saturn theories" sometimes suffer from "northernism", from an overcrowding of divinities, from too much myth, and from the lack of any descriptive name (how about "god-kebob"?). Dwardu Cardona: The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory For those who are not familiar with the Saturnian configuration, the theory, bizarre in the extreme, can be reduced to its simplest form by positing that the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars, and Earth were once much closer to each other. More than that they were strung out in a linear conformation, in the order given above, which Frederic Jueneman once jocularly descibed as a celestial shish-kebab. In other words, the planets in question were strung out, one 'below' the other rather than circling around each other. Tins would have meant that the planets composing this unheard-of configuration were all sharing ...
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