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261. Sagan's fourth problem: Terrestrial Geology And Lunar Craters (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... above 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. ' "This theory is bizarre. The geological record indicates a late elevation of the Andes, and the time of its origin is brought ever closer to our time. Archaeological and radiocarbon analyses indicate that the age of the Andean culture and of the city is not much older than four thousand years. [According to F.C . Hibben, Treasure in the ...
... . "Theoretical attempts to explain the generation of the winds have produced several possible mechanisms, such as convection caused by the uneven heating of the day and night sides of the planet. None of them, however, has been shown to be capable of explaining velocities greater than a few meters per second." 26 Velikovsky's hypothesis fits the bizarre atmospheric behavior quite well. Since Venus was a comet-like body, its tail gases, that is its atmosphere, would still have great momentum after Venus entered its present orbit. This momentum still exists in the Venusian atmosphere and causes it to move with great velocity around the planet in the upper regions where the density of the gases are ...
263. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... C&C Review XIII . Since then astronomers have decided that it is far larger and darker than originally estimated and talk of it as a planetesimal'. At the same time they have observed more evidence that it is comet-like. When is a planet a comet? Chiron now has another rival in the form of a bizarre addition to the astronomical zoo' discovered by astronomers in Australia. Its orbit, about twice as far as any other known asteroid, cannot be explained by any current model of the formation of the Solar System. It is rocky and in a highly unstable orbit which indicates that it is a young object, between 10,000 and ...
264. A Chronology for Mesopotamia (contra Heinsohn) [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Necho (609-594 BC). Psammetichus and Necho are attested as father and son but Thutmose III of the 18th Dynasty is separated from Akhenaten by three generations of kings, i.e . by Amenhotep II, Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III. Their lengths of reigns and filial ties are well attested to make such Heinsohnian equations border on the bizarre. Further examples could be given. Study VII  (Isin, Larsa, Ur III and Akkad) It has already been noted how Sargon of Akkad was a contemporary of the dynasty of Awan, and how at least two kings of Ur III were contemporaries of the dynasty of Simaski. These are all documentarily proven contemporaries ...
265. Mammoth Update: A Reply to Ellenberger (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... time of onset of post-mortem decomposition is variable and, inter alia, a function of temperature, the micro-organisms of decay being less active at low temperatures such as those prevailing in the "warm" Siberian and Alaskan conditions postulated by Sanderson.(15) It should be noted here, also, that drowned animals are especially subject to a bizarre form of preservation by the formation of adipocere and at least one writer has elicited evidence for the survival of tissues of the mammoth through the intermediacy of adipocere protection.(16) Whatever the role of the fat of the mammoth in body temperature maintenance it certainly represents a predisposition to spontaneous preservation by the putrefactive transformation of the adipose tissue ...
266. The Signature of Catastrophe (Reinterpreting the Geological Record) [Journals] [Aeon]
... citizens of the Mesozoic had disappeared, but in their passing they gave rise to descendants unlike themselves, as if engendered in some unknown way by the very forces of destruction. It was an age still populated by giants, but giants of a smaller scale. These, however, were mostly furry giants, some feathered, and, though bizarre, would look vaguely familiar today. Included among these were the first primates. Among mammals in the oceans were numbered the whales and porpoises, transformed descendants of bygone inhabitants of Mesozoic seas. The notion of their having evolved from land-mammals is supported by not one piece of evidence. Yet our textbooks tell us, "This is so ...
267. Aster and Disaster: Toward a Catastrophist Mode of Mythological Interpretation [Journals] [Kronos]
... so extreme as to be paradoxical. "On the one hand, it would seem that in the course of a myth anything is likely to happen . . . But, on the other hand, this apparent arbitrariness is belied by the astounding similarity among myths collected in widely different regions."(22) Myths are at once startlingly bizarre and oppressively repetitious. In atmosphere, they shift quickly from the paradisial to the infernal. In time reference, they oscillate between the etiological, which relates the events of an aboriginally misty past, and the eschatological, which foreshadows the occurrences of an even mistier future. On the one hand, the fideistic aura of myths appears to ...
268. Worlds in Collision in Macmillan's Catalogues [Journals] [Kronos]
... explain why scientists reacted as they did. Although registering no animosity toward Velikovsky, Chriss has the audacity to imply that Shapley's role as an opinion leader in scientific circles against Velikovsky's book was a figment of Velikovsky's imagination. Clearly, Chriss is completely amiss in his understanding of what happened and why. His superficial analysis fails to convince. His bizarre narrative sets a new record for total errors in a single article, displacing Howard (not Harold) Margolis' performance in the April 1964 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. How much constructive thought can be expected from a writer who transposes two words and adds three of his own while presenting introductory quotes from Lewis Carroll and then, without ...
269. Solar System Studies (Part 2) [Journals] [Aeon]
... and back to 12.) After this, Mars, now twice knocked out of the ring, retired from the game at a safe distance. The Talbott Model The Talbott scenario begins with Earth as a member of a primitive Jovian system, with the planet Saturn appearing as the dominant body seen by earthbound observers. Talbott has proposed a bizarre planetary alignment in which, originally, Saturn occludes the terrestrial view of Jupiter, though Jupiter is subsequently "born" from behind Saturn when the planetary alignment is disrupted. Mythically, the original subject is the Saturnian golden age, though physically Jupiter is presumed to be the dominant influence on the assemblage of planets as a whole. In ...
270. The Hermes Connection [Journals] [Aeon]
... would call Odin's day, a cognomen that has come down to us as Wednesday (Wotan's Day). Within a handful of centuries a renaissance of philosophies about the proper paths or walks of life would blossom throughout the civilized world, although still enshrouded in the misty recollections of their origin. The hermetic seeds gave rise to cultic religious and bizarre sexual practices and lifestyles, as well as giving root to some of the world's great religions and philosophical insights. In the Orient the Tao became the way or path, while among the Greeks it was the hodos, also way or path, which might be compared with the Icelandic Odin, who was the Nordic pathfinder. Epilogue The ...
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