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241. An Unexplained Arctic Catastrophe [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Sibero-Alaskan permafrost deposits concentrated where they are now but absent from Arctic Canada and Greenland?  7. Why do the northern territories of Canada and Greenland, which straddle the same high latitudes as Siberia and Alaska, and which annually experience comparable winter snowfalls and summer thaws, not host similar low' permafrost temperatures? It seems somewhat bizarre that expert opinion confidently informs the public what catastrophe probably caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago but is unable to provide acceptable answers and explanations for a comparable catastrophe which, according to C14 dating, happened geologically very recently, in geological parlance just yesterday'. It should also be emphasised that geologically and botanically the dinosaur ...
242. Catastrophe, Collective Trauma, and the Origin of Civilization [Articles]
... conventional scientific thinking, but it is really not so far-fetched in light of ancient myths about culture-heroes and creator gods, and modern UFO sightings and abduction accounts. If the ET genetic-experiment hypothesis turned out to be true, it would not deny the role of catastrophes in the shaping of human culture and consciousness, but it would surely add a bizarre twist to the story. Still, let us assume that Calvin's explanation (or something like it) is right: Catastrophe and trauma (via sudden, drastic climate changes at unpredictable intervals) have led us to become intelligent tool users. But it seems they have also planted seeds of alienation and distrust within our vastly enlarged brains. ...
243. The Coming Cosmic Debate in the Sciences and Humanities: Revolutionary Vs. Evolutionary Primevology [Articles]
... sciences will enter the debate: through direct challenges to Darwinian uniformitarianism; through new hypotheses handed over to the chemists of life and genetics, who are already making such rapid progress that they encourage revolutionary primevologists to think in turn of the famous literary work of Ovid, not to mention a multitude of other ancient sources, where he catalogues a bizarre zoo of metamorphosed beings; and, of course, by way of the science of ecology that would have to gear itself to considerations of sudden and extreme adaptation of species to atmospheric, climatic, and soil changes. Revolutionary primevology contemplates a history of life that stresses massive quantities of mutational stimuli, and the rapid proliferation and even more ...
244. Was Hatshepsut the Queen of Sheba? [Articles]
... travellers to Punt. Remember, Punt had been visited frequently by Egyptians from the Vth Dynasty onwards, so it wasn't all that mysterious, people knew roughly where it was and how long it took to get there and back. I am assuming that the framework of the story is realistic, although the events on the island itself are rather bizarre. So it's somewhere down in the south of the Red Sea, I think, and we can pin it down a bit more because of the turtles in the lowest register of the Punt reliefs. I pointed out one turtle, there are actually two in that register, and these were identified in the study done by Danelius and ...
245. The Great Terror [Journals] [Kronos]
... ." (40) Venus: Destroyer or Savior? The picture of the Comet Venus [image] A sight of fear or of salvation? The terror engendered by the appearance of the "Comet" Venus, as described by Velikovsky in Worlds in Collision, still continues to play havoc with mankind's soul and expresses itself in the most bizarre forms. Ever since Venus' traumatizing effect, its initially produced terror has subconsciously transcended the centuries. This terror has wrongly become associated with an imagined enemy (the Jew) whose real role in history has been quite different from that applied to him by fanciful and wishful thinking. In order to remedy the situation and to render innocuous ...
246. In Search of <i>Alter Egos</i> [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Alexander in the following year . An apparently inevitable consequence of Sweeney's supposed identification of Nabonidus as a duplicate of Darius III is that the conqueror of one must also have been the conqueror of the other, i.e . that Cyrus the Great was an alter ego of Alexander the Great. That would give rise to a bizarre loop in time, with Darius being defeated by his own distant ancestor, and with the person who created the Achaemenid empire being identical with its destroyer. However, Sweeney had the good sense to realise that any attempt to make Cyrus the alter ego, or even just a contemporary of Alexander, would destroy his entire theory. There ...
247. A Cosmic Debate [Books] [de Grazia books]
... sciences will enter the debate: through direct challenges to Darwinian uniformitarianism; through new hypotheses handed over to the chemists of life and genetics, who are already making such rapid progress that they encourage revolutionary primevalogists to think in turn of the famous literary work of Ovid, not to mention a multitude of other ancient sources, where he catalogues a bizarre zoo of metamorphosed beings; and, of course, by way of the science of ecology that would have to gear itself to considerations of sudden and extreme adaptation of species to atmospheric, climatic, and soil changes. Revolutionary primevalogy contemplates a history of life that stresses massive quantities of mutational stimuli, and the rapid proliferation and even more ...
248. A Proper Respect for Authority [Books] [de Grazia books]
... first person, whatever the provocation. In fact, he slips into the third person, as V. sometimes did, talking of himself as "Velikovsky." Later on, Thomsen, the reviewer, defended himself in a letter to Clark Whelton. He was furious at the impossible task set for him by the Times, and for bizarre editorial cuts. What I have tried to express here is that somehow the figure of V made people lose their senses and self-control; rages collected and rushed about like the winds when released from the bag of Aeolus. ** * V. moved to Princeton from Upper Manhattan in 1952; Deg moved there from Stanford, California, ...
249. The Empire Strikes Back [Books] [de Grazia books]
... be fitted into contemporary scientific theory. The more heretical a theory, the more hard evidence must be found to support it, and Velikovsky's ideas of an electrically run universe, which he never develops, and his claims of planetary aberrations in early times to which he gives a great deal of attention, are, to put it mildly, bizarre; there exists, that is, no astrophysical theory to support them. I would not recommend his books to anyone. Their pretensions will enrage the learned and confound the ordinary reader. Every age has books like them. I can mention Donnelly and Mesmer in the nineteenth century, and George M. Price and C. Beaumont in ...
250. Falling Dust and Stone [Books] [de Grazia books]
... geology and paleontology would undergo a quantavolution. What conclusions can be drawn from the material of this Chapter? At the least, a considerable part of the Earth's crust is exoterrestrial and has fallen as dust and stone not long ago. There is reason to accept in general terms the multitude of legends speaking of heavy falls. Even the most bizarre material has descended during historical times and every indication points to an exponential increase in the quantity and perhaps the variety of matter with the regression of time from the present. All the seas and continents contains heavy deposit of suspected exoterrestrial origin. Yet there is also some indication that the time of heavy falls may have been concentrated in a ...
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