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211. Stars in an Electric Universe [Journals] [Aeon]
... , Earth, Mars and Venus were moving out of polar alignment with Saturn. The electric star model satisfies Occam's principle of parsimony. It is a much simpler model than the gravity/perfect-gas/nuclear model. Over the few decades since Juergens first published it, the electric star model has not required any ad-hoc additions to explain the many bizarre discoveries that have confounded the standard model. It is clear that the electric star model is robust and opens up a vast new range of possibilities to illuminate the many puzzling details of Earth's recent history as reconstructed in the Saturnian model. Notes [1 ] C. Lada & F. Shu, "The Formation of Sunlike Stars, ...
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... the following page. (Macaw illustration by Judy Wong; computer generated image of Saturn-in-crescent courtesy of David Talbott) As Talbott states: "Of all the tests of the Saturn theory, the revolving crescent is perhaps the most crucial, because its behaviour is so specific." [29] The crescent on the Sun of Night led to bizarre Greek, Assyrian, and Babylonian myths about the Sun's new Moon. How can the Sun also be the Moon? The crescent was a feature projected on the planet Saturn. As viewed from Earth, it was seen to rotate daily around Saturn's perimeter. It was caused by the reflection of the present real Sun projected on the mist ...
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... others. As Nougayrol let me know in answer to my enquiry, not all of the cylinder seal texts could be read at sight a few resisted the effort to read them in Akkadian (Assyro-Babylonian). I suggested he should try to read them as if the cuneiform signs denoted Hebrew letters but Greek words. This suggestion must have appeared bizarre and far-fetched to Nougayrol - and I greatly doubt whether he followed the clue; it was based on the assumption that if the historical Nikmed was the legendary Cadmus who came from Phoenicia, built Thebes, and introduced the Hebrew alphabet to Greek writing, then conceivably he first tried the cuneiform, as he did in Ras-Shamra/Ugarit, ...
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... 51 Pegasi at a distance of 50 light-years away. Calculated to be half the mass of Jupiter, it orbits its primary at a mere distance of 5 million miles, which is seven times closer than tiny Mercury orbits our Sun. The planet completes its orbit in a mere 4.2 days. [94] "To appreciate how bizarre this behavior is," writes Sam Flamsteed, "it helps to consider the bigger planets in our solar system- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. They are all at least a hundred times farther from the sun than 51 Peg[asi] 's planet appears to be. And it takes them years- a ...
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215. Ashton's Bedrock of Myth (Forum) [Journals] [Aeon]
... matter how well the archaeological finds...may seem to attest that coalescence." Although he's more than welcome to it, at this point I'm not even going to ask Ellenberger whether he accepts this explanation because, obviously unhappy with it, Ashton did forward a physical model of sorts, one which turns out to be even more bizarre than the planetary model he no longer espoused. As he explained: "" [The model] must agree with the variety of metaphors of myth. [The apparition] must be present when human technological metaphors require it to be so. It must be visible in the same form to people scattered over wide areas of North America ...
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216. Return to the Tippe Top [Journals] [SIS Review]
... V. J. Slabinski, in Forum', Kronos VII:2 (1982), pp.94-96 17. I. Anderson, "A Glimpse of the Green Hills of Antarctica", New Scientist no.1515 (3 .7 .86), p.22 18. G. E. Hunt, "The Bizarre World of Miranda", Astronomy Now 1:1 (1987), pp.19-23 19. E. J. Opik, reported in anon., "The Ice Ages and Past Variations of the Earth's Climate", Nature 174 (1954), p.172 20. W. H. Munk, "Polar Wandering ...
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217. Sky Woman [Journals] [Aeon]
... Venus and assuming her luminous garments that the Martian hero succeeds in conquering or marrying the Female Star. In a future essay we will document that Mars' assumption of Venus' clothing accounts for the universal theme of the transvestite warrior-hero. The Greek tradition of Herakles donning the garments of Queen Omphale, long considered to be one of the most bizarre and baffling episodes in his career, is perhaps the most famous example of this mythological theme. Conclusion The present essay has established that the Greek account of Aphrodite's bestowal of youth and beauty upon Phaon has a striking analogue in the Star Woman traditions from South America and elsewhere. Given the fact that Star Woman is explicitly identified with the ...
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... out, then so is wiggle matching. Clearly, all is not well. If the figures are correct (and don't forget that if'), then more is at work than simply slight variations in cosmic ray activity. Of course, explanations are possible: the release of large amounts of fossil carbon into the atmosphere might explain those bizarre periods of negative' C14 formation, and maybe 400 BC was simply a time of extremely intense cosmic rays (over six times the steady-state value). However, when we remember that Figure 6 is based on 20-year averages and the true curve is almost certainly much more turbulent still, the implication is clear that if the tree-ring calibration ...
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... existence. In Egypt today, one can marvel at count-less temples filled with a multitude of gods, pyram-ids of millions of stones, and cemeteries of millions of animal mummies. But you would be hard pressed to find a palace where the rich lived or a resort where they played. This focus upon death and the next life seems quite bizarre to us who are more likely to be obsessed by the latest trends and other instant gratification. Among the great festivals, cere-monies and funeral liturgies enacted in the ancient Egyptian's monumental temples, "the most important was that of the Opening of the Mouth and Eyes'." [5 ] This event was the key funeral ritual ( ...
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220. Sins Of The Father [Journals] [Aeon]
... other. A series of events supposedly separated by a long period of time can never attain that degree of corresponding coincidence. Therefore, credit should be given to the view that the Persian wars against the Greeks are the same wars fought by the First Babylonian Dynasty against the Sealand." [42] What are we to make of this bizarre exercise in "reconstructing" history? Ginenthal's reasoning in this article is so fallacious- and his handling of the ancient sources so inept and divorced from reality- that it serves to disqualify him as a credible interpreter of ancient history. Simply put: A fellow who would identify Subartu with Sparta, and Hammurabi with Darius is not to ...
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