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71. Assyrians, Sodom, and Red Herrings [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... mildly, this is unsubstantiated assumption. The catastrophist literature over the past five years has several valid challenges to this view. (4 ) Sanders' dates for the beginning and end of the archaeological periods appear to be unsubstantiated and whimsical, unattached to any convincing reasoning or theme. (5 ) The argument that Ramses III was Shishak appears bizarre. If we are to look for an Egyptian pharaoh who brought home enormous plunder and wealth, Velikovsky's splendid Thutmose III identification remains the most compelling. Nor is there any mystery as to where Ramses III got his booty- he took it from the Sea Peoples. In a private communication Sanders argued against my own Third Intermediate Period revision ...
72. The Saturn Theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... to the testimony of our ancestors and, in any case, has thus far produced precious few insights into the origin of ancient symbolism and myth. Yet the alternative is equally unthinkable, for it involves accepting these endlessly recurring images as accurate drawings of the ancient sun', albeit one different in nature and appearance from that currently prevailing. Bizarre as this possibility appears at first glance, it does have much to recommend it. The ancient Babylonians were careful to distinguish Shamash from the current sun, identifying the sun' god with the distant planet Saturn . It was this little-known datum which led Velikovsky to consider the possibility that Saturn formerly appeared more prominent, perhaps ...
73. Making Sense of Astronomy and Geology by Dirk Bontes (Book Review). C&C Review 2002:1 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... violent (they are driven by electrostatic repulsion). He suggests that orbital spacings and inclinations of solar system planets and their moons, may reflect a tendency towards minimising electromagnetic interactions with the Sun's interplanetary magnetic field and with each other. A considerable number of ad hoc modifications to the theory have to be invoked to explain some of the many bizarre stellar and galactic objects but this indicates - in my view - not weaknesses in the theory so much as how strange and complex our universe is. 3. Redshifts In chapter 4 - A new redshift model' - Bontes says: The photons that are the vectors of light, though massless, do have momentum (mv) . ...
74. Introduction: The Saturn Myth [Books]
... the planet loomed as an awesome and terrifying light. And if we are to believe the wide-spread accounts of Saturn's age, the planet-god's home was the unmoving celestial pole, the apparent pivot of the heavens, far removed from the visible path of Saturn today. At first glance, however, the Saturn myth seems to present an entanglement of bizarre images. The earliest, most venerated religious texts depict the great god sailing in a celestial ship, consorting with winged goddesses, fashioning revolving islands, cities and temples, or abiding upon the shoulders of a cosmic giant. It is impossible to pursue Saturn's ancient image without encountering the paradise of Eden, the lost Atlantis, the fountain ...
75. The Bible Through a King James Filter [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... a context. We have only scratched the surface of the examples we might have chosen to support Velikovsky's contention that "the words of Isaiah and of other seers and penmen of the Old Testament do not leave any room for doubt that by stones falling from the sky' were meant meteorites" (8 ) and that other references of a bizarre nature should likewise be taken literally. If only we could be more confident of reading the texts with the meanings and allusions they were intended by their authors to have! It should be remembered, further, that the Hebrew texts of the Old Testament are the most familiar and accessible material to us. Translators have far more knowledge of ...
76. 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 ...
77. Chaos and Creation by Alfred de Grazia [Books] [de Grazia books]
... and inanimate world, of which we find memorials in the Earth's crust, may be similar both in kind and degree to those which are now in progress."[4 ] Given time, the forces of nature that we experience today would have caused everything in life and nature that greets our senses. The tallest mountains and the most bizarre fish would have come about gradually, over a long time and by small increments of change. Indeed, asserted the uniformitarians, the short span of time demanded by the catastrophists was absurdly incapable of bringing forth the great variety of nature; a reader will sometimes encounter, as a ludicrous target, the date proposed by Archbishop James Ussher ...
78. Catastrophe: An Investigation Into The Origins Of The Modern World (Book Review) [Journals] [Aeon]
... and the Quelccaya glacier in Peru gave rough approximations, as did geological stratigraphy and radiocarbon dating, but it was dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) that showed something dramatic happened right after the 535 event to give narrow, low-density cell structure to tree ring samples from around the world. Historical archives are usually suspect, as many are frequently embellished with bizarre tales of wonders that cannot be quantified. However, when coupled with hard evidence, these wonders take on more verity. From Constantinople, the 6th century historiographer John of Ephesus (as quoted by the 12th century Michael the Syrian) wrote that the Sun became dark and shone dimly for eighteen months. The Roman historian Procopius commented on ...
79. Whimsical Aspects of Scientific Theory [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... He goes on to say that it is a trait of the scientific mind to behave thus: ". .. scientists rarely are psychologically capable of accepting a phenomenon as a fact and also accepting it as inexplicable. It is well for the progress of science that this is so, but it has led to many premature and to some bizarre theories." Simpson has a wonderful ability to make a virtue of necessity. 5. Allow me to explain. The above vagaries might not be worth mentioning if the biologists did not feel such a passion to explain. The pages of their own journals are full of attempts to explain thousands of questions and problems that they have conjured ...
80. Earth collision [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... . The region "bulges" because of uplift from ancient volcanism. There is no corresponding impact scar on the opposite side of the planet from Tharsis. From: Ross Cunniff, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 21 Sep 1995 15:51:31 GMT Although, interestingly, the Alba Patera (with all of its bizarre fossae, i.e . grooved terrain) is almost directly opposite Hellas Planitia - the lowest point on Mars, and quite possibly a large impact basin. And Alba Patera is "only" about 30 degrees or so from the Tharsis bulge. What does this mean? Beats me. could be a coincidence. Ross Cunniff, ...
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