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41. The Domestication of the Human Species [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... cohesion, that of continual visual attention. People who live in an open' society cannot but be aware of every facet of their fellows' behaviour, to the point where they are all extremely sensitive to each other, reacting as a social group in terms of friendship more than kinship or duty. A desire for solitude is seen as bizarre behaviour; religious impulses are channelled through shamanism, where trance heightens sensitivity to others and relieves any tensions without recourse to formal rules. The built environment, with its walls and boundaries, drastically modifies peoples' interactions simply because it makes constant visual attention a problem. There is a sudden division into the realms of private and public, ...
42. New Insights to Antiquity: A Drawing Aside of the Veil by Richard Petersen [Journals] [Aeon]
... tiny snail shells that are unfossilized, and as fresh and undegraded as if deposited very recently. In fact, Petersen concludes that these deposits cannot be extremely old, despite radiocarbon dating of the carbonate-based snail shells that show no residual Cl4 at all. Radiocarbon analysis is limited to a maximum of some 47,000 years. However, the bizarre conditions Petersen has developed in his scenario preclude radio-dating of geologic formations with any hope of success. Moreover, he states that decay rates are not affected by conditions achieved in any laboratory, but then he apparently wasn't aware of the decades-old work of Spangler and Anderson, who found that the Poisson distribution in the decay rate of radiocarbon could ...
43. Who Were the Assyrians of the Persian Period [Journals] [Aeon]
... strange circumstance that the Akhaemenids appear to repeat the Assyrians' change from cylinder seals to stamp seals and from a lingua franca of cuneiform Akkadian to a lingua franca of alphabetic Aramaic. If indeed the Persians were digging up their cultural identity out of Assyrian rubbish, why did they fail to incorporate the latest achievements of that power? Even more bizarre is the Akhaemenids' hesitancy to utilize their Assyrian culture in Assyria proper. According to conventional wisdom, the Persians avoided the fertile heartland of their world empire like hell. And if all the non-Assyrian sources referring to a most active life in North Mesopotamia between 610 and 330 BCE should contain a kernel of truth, modern Assyriologists cannot confirm ...
44. The Neglected Facts of Science by Dewey B. Larson [Journals] [Kronos]
... dimensions, only one of which can be seen at any time from a local reference frame. That one is seen in three dimensions locally. These concepts do not appear to be deduceable from what he's presented in Neglected Facts but instead appear to come out of nowhere. Unfortunately, it gives the reader the feeling that Larson is inventing "bizarre devices" - for his own theory just like the ones he says others have invented to get Relativity theory to work. These concepts concerning distributed scalar motion are introduced in his previous books; and through the use of these multidimensional distributed scalar motions, Larson is able to unify electricity, magnetism, and gravity. If the motion is ...
45. What Kind of Dig is this? [Journals] [Kronos]
... there!" Later he told Tabari, "Everything would have been a lot simpler if you'd let that kibbutznik keep his damned coin and maybe sell it to some tourist in Akko. Warn your men not to dig up any facts that confuse the issue." But four days later the men at Trench B found something that was indeed bizarre, and when Cullinane finished his card he joked, "Tabari, somebody's salting our dig." . . . but cursory inspection of the new find [a Menorah] satisfied even Cullinane that no workman could have procured this particular item for salting: it was made of gold . . . "It's a work of art, ...
46. Cosmic Instability and Modern Man: An Introduction [Journals] [Kronos]
... might not that same cosmos continue to exert its influence on us? We know from the works of Freud, Jung, and other contemporary psychoanalysts that the terrifying events of childhood are, as Velikovsky writes, "often forgotten, their memory displaced into the unconscious strata of the mind, where they continue to live and to express themselves in bizarre forms of fear. Occasionally they may be converted into symptoms of compulsion neuroses and even contribute to the splitting of the personality." (2 ) And Velikovsky's hypothesis of a "collective amnesia" speculates that whole nations "erased" terrifying cosmic cataclysms and buried them so deeply in their unconscious that when they appeared in myths and folklore ...
47. Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion [advert] [Journals] [Aeon]
... and the dire threat of invasion by little green men, the red planet was regarded as a malevolent agent of war, pestilence, and apocalyptic disaster. In an attempt to appease the capricious planet-god, various ancient cultures offered it human sacrifices. What is there about this distant speck of light in the night sky that could have inspired such bizarre conceptions culminating in ritual murder? And how do we account for the fact that virtually identical beliefs about it are to be found around the globe, in the New World as well as the Old? It is questions such as these- and many more- that this book seeks to address. Contents Introduction Heracles and the Planet Mars ...
48. Darkness and the Deep [Journals] [Aeon]
... Certain fundamentals, based on specific proposals offered by others, are here accepted, but also tested against the record. First among these proposals is one which was originally offered by Immanuel Velikovsky in 1971 concerning the possibility that Earth had at one time been a satellite of the planet Saturn. (1 ) Actually, a similar, if more bizarre, idea that proposes the Earth to be "an offspring of Saturn" was aired as long ago as 1884 by Oskar Reichenbach (2 ) as part of a theory purporting to prove that land masses on Earth have rifted and moved northward. Thus, as wrong as he might have been, and I am not here concerned with ...
49. Eros so Much Rock So Little Gravity [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... : "We have several possibilities. One is that we simply don't understand cratering events on small objects, and somehow the debris gets thrown out at very low speeds. Or the ejected material ends up in the same orbit as Eros, and over time the asteroid runs back into its own debris and gathers it up, which is equally bizarre. We simply don't understand this." Veverka, professor of astronomy at Cornell, is the principal investigator on the multi-spectral imager (MSI), or camera, and the NEAR infrared spectrometer (NIS), two of the five instruments on board NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft (known as NEAR Shoemaker),which has been ...
50. Aeon Volume V, Number 1: Contents [Journals] [Aeon]
... Venus in its physical association as a planetary member of the Saturnian configuration. PAGE 57 Stairway to Heaven- by Ev Cochrane In his drive to dispel one of the main objections against the identification of the ancient deities as representations of the planets, Cochrane zeroes in on one particular theme, the stairway or ladder of heaven. Arguing that this bizarre notion, which the peoples of both hemispheres associated with the Martian hero, could hardly have been spread by cultural diffusion, he reaches the conclusion that the motif must have resulted from an actual celestial appearance which all of mankind would have witnessed. PAGE 69 The Mixtec Tree of Origin- by Ken Moss A monograph in which Moss focuses ...
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