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61. Quartered At Yale [Kronos $]
... that is considered historical: China was overwhelmed by an immense catastrophe." Then I quoted the numerous sources (" an amazing range of historical records," in Latourette's estimate). In the reign of Yao for ten days the sun remained above the horizon; all the forests burned; a multitude of "abominable vermin" was brought forth; an immense wave that "reached the sky" fell on China and swept over high mountains; thereafter the lower regions of the country remained inundated for more than two generations; the calendar was disordered, and it was also necessary to find anew the cardinal points- east, west, north, and south- which was difficult because the land was covered with gloom for many years. It is said also that a new bright star was born in the days of Yao. All this, I demonstrated in my book, has exact counterparts in Jewish legends and traditions, as narrated in the Scriptures, Midrash, and Talmud, relative to the time of the Exodus, and in Egyptian traditions (and in ...
62. The 360 Day Year: An Ambiguity Resolved [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History II:1 (Aug 1979) Home¦ Issue Contents The 360 Day Year: An Ambiguity Resolved John H. Fermor When Immanuel Velikovsky documented the widespread use of a 360 day calendar prior to 700 B.C., and claimed this as proof of a change in the earth's motions, he introduced an ambiguity. If calendar days were solar and calendar years seasonal, then a 360 day year indeed demonstrates change, yet there are many ways of accounting for that change. We could posit a reduced year with normal day length. We could suppose year length to be unchanged but with longer days. We could vary both together. This last seems the most favored. Velikovsky says "the length of the day probably also altered" (Worlds in Collision, p. 324). Rose and Vaughn (1972) claim a longer year before 700 B.C. with day length increased even more. All these can give us a 360 day year. To decide the most probable we must deduce their separate consequence in other fields ...
63. The Ninsianna tablets, a preliminary reconstruction [SIS C&C Review $]
... ). Results First to be remarked is the interval between Events 1 and 11. Going by the mid-points of the invisibilities recorded on the tablets, it was 3481.5- 16.5= 3465 days. After successive runs through the invisibility analysis (Appendix A) with gradual refinement of the component data (epoch, varying obliquities of the ecliptic, shifts of vernal equinox and values of Arcus visionis), this figure becomes 3485.9-18.1= 3467.8 days (as in Table 1). Orthodox retro-calculation (Appendix A) indicates that if the Julian calendar had been in force throughout this era the interval would have been 3500.24 days (varying very slightly according to the epoch selected for Event 1). Clearly, the Julian calendar was not applicable at this era. Similarly, the interval between Events 11 and 17 is 5833-3481.5=2351.5 days by the mid-points, or 5836.2-3485.9= 2350.3 days after refinement as described above. If the Julian calendar had been in force at this era, retro-calculation indicates an expected interval of 2339.1 days. Less strikingly different than the finding for the period ...
64. Velikovsky, Brasseur, And The Troano Codex [Kronos $]
... ), Mr. Ian C. Johnson criticized Velikovsky's use in Worlds in Collision of Charles Etienne Brasseur's delusory translations of the Troano Codex (now part of what is called the Codex Tro-Cortesianus) and of Mayan monument stones. On the face of it, Mr. Johnson's criticism was just, for as Velikovsky, himself, acknowledged in note 2 of "On the Other Side of the Ocean": The Mayan tongue is still spoken by about 300,000 people, but of the Mayan hieroglyphics only the characters employed in the calendar are known for certain. But Mr. Johnson then went on to make the following statement: It is difficult to determine whether the other twenty-seven Brasseur quotations [in Worlds in Collision covering three different works of this author also share this fault of being based on the translation results of the Landa Mayan "alphabet." More important, the reader cannot determine whether Velikovsky allowed for this defect and selected only soundly based material unless one consults the hard to get originals published a century ago. The task Mr. Johnson describes is ...
65. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... $25 We have followed Arp's fight with the establishment before. Arp has been presenting evidence against the Big Bang theory for 30 years but cosmologists choose to ignore him. This is his second book about the massive amount of evidence that red shifts of light from distant galaxies are not solely due to their velocities. As today's cosmology, with all its far-fetched ideas, is based on this assumption it is easy to see why other cosmologists do not want to accept Arp's work but it cannot be ignored as this book shows. The Calendar by David Ewing Duncan 1998, Fourth Estate Ltd With the approach of the millennium, a spate of calendar books is appearing. This one, subtitled 'The 5000-Year Struggle to Align the Clock and the Heavens and What Happened to the Missing Ten days', is a readable account of the history of calendar making over the last 13,000 years, with much detail about the Julian and Gregorian calendar reforms, an understanding of which is necessary to consider recent theories of revisionist AD history. Mapping Time by E.G. Richards 1999 ...
66. Letter to the Editor from Christoph Marx [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... the day of a solar eclipse mentioned in the eponym lists. These again have been linked to Greek and Roman chronology by way of the Ptolemaic Canon of Babylonian kings, "the correctness of .which is proved by the lunar eclipses mentioned in the Almagest," 2 and through the Babylonian king list A with three rulers being kings of Babylonia and Assyria at the same time. Three lunar eclipses are given for the years 721 and 720. The Ptolemaic Canon, which links our own to ancient chronology, is built upon the Egyptian calendar with years of 365 days only. In effect, however, the year 763 B.C. fixes the chronologies of all nations of the Ancient East for many centuries. This date having been derived from actualistic calculations, it cannot be accepted within the frame of Reconstructed History: at least for the present it is completely impossible to calculate solar or lunar eclipses for a period before the repeated calendar changes-- following changes in the movements of the earth and/or the moon-- during the 8th and 7th centuries. The ...
67. Stonehenge Lunar-Solar Calendar [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. XI No. 3 (Summer 1986) Home¦ Issue Contents The amazing, astonishingly accurate Stonehenge Lunar-Solar Calendar Now you not only can learn the purpose of the mysterious ancient stone structure in southwestern England, but you will be able to demonstrate to your own satisfaction that the monument was an operational calendar that corrolated lunar months with solar years over the 19-year period of the Metonic cycle. Printed on green 10" by 14" parchtext paper, this stylized schematic is perfect for framing as an ideal conversation piece, and has accompanying tet which explains the evolution and operation of the calendar in detail. The Stonehenge Calendar $3.75 N. America. $4.50 Overseas. PO Box 96, Mountaintop, PA 18707. Look for these highlights coming in Volume XII- Some Preliminary Remarks About Ice Cores The Greenland Ice Cores Velikovsky, Mars, and the Eighth Century B. C. Venus and Sirius. Some Similarities The Mark of the Beast Noah's Ark "Beyond Velikovsky". A Review When Venus was a Comet \cdrom\pubs ...
68. Calendrical Changes And Sothic Chronology [Kronos $]
... in the solar system, or the position of its axis, or the length of its year. Should even one of these assumptions prove false, Sothic chronology loses its basis. In Worlds in Collision (Part I, Chap. 5; Part II, Chap. 8), I endeavoured to show that each of these changes took place, and more than once during historical times. There I wrote (p. 124): "There exists a direct statement found as a gloss on a manuscript of Timaeus that a calendar of a solar year of three hundred and sixty days was introduced by the Hyksos after the fall of the Middle Kingdom; the calendar year of the Middle Kingdom apparently had fewer days" (Cf. pp. 123, 336, 338).(1) The cataclysm that brought the downfall of the Middle Kingdom (ca. -1450) also brought a year of different length; and for the next half-century it was not yet firmly established when a new disruption of the celestial order took place. Then, for the ...
69. The Astronomical Basis of Egyptian Chronology [SIS C&C Review $]
... others seem to find rather difficult. One of these is what is meant by a heliacal rising. We find in the literature that such-and-such an object, for example the star Sothis, "rose heliacally"; and so what I want to do first of all is to get fixed in our minds what is meant by the heliacal rising of an object. We can then go on to consider the distinction between the two calendars that are of value in a discussion of the Great Year. One of these calendars is the Egyptian calendar of 360+ 5 days, adding up, of course, to 365 days. The second calendar is what one might call the seasonal calendar the "real" calendar if you like, which goes from Winter through Spring, through Summer and through Autumn. And so we start with a little basic astronomy, starting with the celestial sphere. Figure: 1. Celestial sphere for an observer in north latitude f. ATB is the path of a star from rising (a), to transit (T) and setting ...
70. A Maya Record of Two Thousand Years? [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... the aberrant numbers mark the occurrence of catastrophes. The two dates at site 70e/A (codex p. 70, group e at Col. A) are incorporated into Table 1 above the broken lines. One date is 126.96.36.199 and the other is 188.8.131.52, which represent 111554 and 101852 days respectively from the Maya long count zero, and the difference between the two numbers is 9702 days. Thompson makes no mention of these two dates or their use. It was hoped that, starting at the beginning date for the Maya calendar with a catastrophe, we could date all the happenings of the Maya for the 2416 years given on pages 70-74 with catastrophes known to them for this period of time. This depends on the validity of the sequence followed in my reading of the numbers, and the use of the two dates attached to the series. My analysis was presented at the First International Conference on Maya Studies in Mexico City (1985). Several new datings of catastrophes have recently appeared, and old ones are being improved, but uncertainties of 50 ...
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