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31. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... attempts to make the evidence conform to conventional astronomical theory. If Mr Brown's dyslexia progresses, he has every hope of one day joining that illustrious scientific vaudeville act, Sagan, Asimov & Moore (which will be known from now on in this column as "The Sagasimoore" as an economy measure). His dogmatic stance appears even more bizarre in view of his very clear exposition elsewhere in the book of the problematic nature of much of the astronomical evidence - the multiplicity of possible sighting lines and markers, the ambiguity of horizon markers, the identification of the celestial body observed and so on - and he judges even Thom's research to be inconclusive. (He does not mention ...
32. Guardians of the Boundaries of Science [Journals] [Pensee]
... Beyond the Fringe": "It would have amazed the Victorian steadfasts of science how confused some of our attitudes towards science still are. Instead of the logical world they hoped for and tried to work in there is a discernible tendency for the public and even some practitioners of science to turn their backs on science and become preoccupied with the bizarre and the magical.... ". . . Velikovsky is enjoying a revival at a time when real astronomy and the earth sciences have never been more fascinating. How long will it be before psychiatrists are inundated with requests for more research into possession by devils from people who have seen the film The Exorcist? "It is ...
33. Forget Amnesia [Journals] [Aeon]
... disasters. Contemporary practicing psychiatrists accept Freud's idea of trauma-induced amnesia- at least the ones I checked with do. They see no problem in extending the idea to embrace all humanity. Nor are they troubled by the question of how the trauma passes from generation to generation. They presume that an unknown form of biological encoding propagates the suppression of bizarre historical happenings. Perhaps it's in the genes, they say. In short, Velikovsky's thesis of "mankind in amnesia" conforms to mainstream Freud, and Freudian analysis is alive and apparently thriving. Immanuel Velikovsky. (Adapted from a caricature by Robert Byrd.) However, amnesia- traumatically or otherwise induced- is not the only ...
34. On Gravitating Electrified Bodies [Books] [de Grazia books]
... behavior, but elements of all are inextricably in all, the decision according to sex alone never occurs but always varies as a function of the other two factors. So here masses measured using transactions in the celestial realm need not be conformable with those determined by transactions between atoms. Extrapolations between the cosmic and atomic spheres become meaningless. The bizarre quality of conclusions about recently observed cosmic processes has already spawned the question "Do we need a revolution in Astronomy?" (Clube). All of the dilemmas cited by Clube as confronting astronomers can be resolved in a universe where electric forces are conceived to dominate. For a long time chemists who concern themselves with the mechanics of ...
35. Aeon Volume VI, Number 4: Contents [Journals] [Aeon]
... enormous electrical discharge between Earth and some other cosmic body. Page 19: The Cosmic String of Pearls Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs An examination of the mythic motif of the great planetary conjunction, and how this might relate to cosmic plasma phenomena. Page 47 : Heracles as Cross-Dresser Ev Cochrane A study of the Greek strongman which explains the otherwise bizarre tales about him and his counterparts in which he is described as having donned female garb. Page 63: The Opening of the Mouth Ritual- Part I Ken Moss The first part of a detailed evaluation of the Egyptian rite in question, which, in varying form, was also conducted by the Mesopotamians and other peoples, and how ...
36. Saturn's Sacred Mountain [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... hidden behind it was something he entirely disbelieved. Saturn's age-long prehistoric immobility in Earth's northern sky, as reconstructed from the content of ancient universal lore, is a postulate that is common to both Talbott's model and mine. This discovery, however, had been published earlier by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend who, baffled by such a bizarre astronomical configuration, dubbed it impossible and relegated it to limbo. [4 ] To my knowledge the placement of Jupiter behind Saturn is a hypothesis that originated with Talbott. [5 ] He, of course, had nothing to say about "the rest of the planets" having been so positioned and I am curious to know where ...
37. The Fire Came By: The Riddle of the Great Siberian Explosion by John Baxter and Thomas Atkins [Journals] [Kronos]
... . (Impact was estimated at oh 17m 11S Universal Time.) Halfway around the world sensitive seismographs recorded an event, and barometric recorders took note of an atmospheric wave which passed twice around our planet, while unsophisticated electromagnetic devices sensed an unusual electric phenomena. Not until 19 years later did the world-at-large begin to know or piece together the bizarre events which occurred in the remote Siberian taiga. Headed by Leonid A. Kulik, of the Soviet Academy, a small expedition laboriously made its way to the site of the explosion in the Kimchu-Khushmo tributary basin (60 55' N, 101 57' E). And they found the tops of trees snapped off nearly 60 km ...
38. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... little more - the heat of infra-red radiation and the suntanning effect of the ultraviolet - but by far the greater part eludes our senses altogether. The unseen flux of natural radiation which constantly bombards the earth originates in the sun, other planets in the solar system, stars (both well-behaved and exploding), pulsars, quasars and even more bizarre entities in our own galaxy and galaxies beyond. Particularly important is the fact that these natural radiations (if they all are natural!) can influence that most significant component of our invisible environment, the earth's own magnetic field (GMF). As if this were not enough, man has also "polluted" his EM environment with ...
39. On Comets and Kings [Journals] [Aeon]
... The origin of such beliefs is difficult to understand if comets have always been the innocuous objects that conventional astronomers describe. Comets and the Death of Kings A survey of the mythology surrounding comets reveals several recurring motives, none of which is more prominent than the comet's reputation as a harbinger of the death of a king or great leader. As bizarre as this belief appears to the modern mind, similar beliefs prevailed throughout the ancient world. This very idea is expressed in the earliest extant Chinese astrological records, for example. Thus the cometary atlas from the tomb at Mawangdui has the following omen affixed to a drawing of a comet: "There will be deaths of kings." ...
40. Did the Achaemenids Ape the Assyrians? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... The Achaemenid items are dated between -520 and -330. From this chronological sequence the conclusion is drawn that the material and religious world of the Achaemenids is but an imitation of the Assyrians. We believe that, nearly a century after the extinction of Assyria, the Persians were digging up their cultural identity out of Assyrian rubbish. Yet even more bizarre is the Achaemenids' hesitancy to utilise their Assyrian culture in Assyria proper. According to conventional wisdom, the Persians took care to avoid the fertile heartland of their world empire. If all the non-Assyrian sources referring to a most active life in North Mesopotamia between -610 and -330 should contain a kernel of truth, modern Assyriologists cannot confirm it ...
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