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31. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the human condition. JAMES B. DOUGLAS Ely Sir, It was good to read of Hyam Maccoby's views on catastrophism and the birth of monotheism in the S.I .S . Review for Summer, 1977. I would ... can thus be neither proven nor disproven; beyond this, all is speculation. Bridge Problem From the Editor of CATASTROPHIST GEOLOGY Sir, I have read with interest the unsigned review of Catastrophist Geology on page 22 of your 1977 Summer ... . This letter is a reaction to the observation that "the trend of the issues so far is towards achieving geological respectability". In my opinion the lack of communication and the antagonism between the academic mainstream and the diverse fringe ...
32. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... THE COSMIC SERPENT by Victor Clube & Bill Napier (Faber & Faber; London, 1982). Featuring geological catastrophism, historical catastrophism, catastrophes caused by comets in near-miss contacts with Earth, the Exodus as real-life cosmic event, ... Instead it denigrates his thesis as "hopelessly misguided". Nevertheless, this book will be a must for all catastrophists; it is a tribute to the vitality of Velikovsky's thesis that so many of his ideas reappear in it. ... a tedious study of chronology, the remainder is a superb sourcebook on early European mythic imagery and is replete with catastrophist-type quotes concerning the Goddess. Ms Gimbutas recognizes these early Goddess forms as the protoytpes for the later Greek goddesses, ...
33. Some Comments on "Still Facing Many Problems" (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... (to quote Ellenberger) of the 10,000 year old ice cores, suggests that a "1000 megaton catastrophe" is seemingly as unlikely as any of Velikovsky's. (And, I might ask parenthetically, is there any ... a major part of its mass and ultimately evolved into the present Saturn has been called "Protosaturn" somewhere in catastrophist literature [see "The Primordial Light?" SISR II:2 , pp. 36-38. - LMG] ... and expansion went on until only a small fraction remained: the planet Saturn. This may sound like an amateur catastrophist's wishful thinking, but in 1983 similar thoughts were expressed by professional astronomers at a conference in Cambridge: (8 ...
34. The Cosmic String of Pearls [Journals] [Aeon]
... the fact that there has been no shortage of books and articles dealing with the issues of cyclical time and world catastrophes in general. The oldest explanation of this grand conjunction is generally ascribed to the Babylonian priest Berossus who, in ... , p. 98; compare V. M. Clube & B. Napier, The Cosmic Serpent: a catastrophist view of Earth History (London, 1982), p. 198.  A. Sinclair, ... Secret Scroll (London, 2001), p. 20.  The picture is found in J. L. Henderson & M. Oakes, The Wisdom of the Serpent: the myths of death, rebirth, ...
35. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... of history. When Velikovsky was writing this book and the others were still appearing, was he by-passing his own catastrophic benchmarks to complete a descriptive history postulated on different grounds? When the Glasgow Chronology began to surface after his relevant ... nodules in the Upper Chalk is a phenomenon which has not been satisfactorily explained by uniformitarian geologists. As yet, catastrophists have not provided an alternative model, although an excellent contribution to the debate is contained in Catastrophist Geology (3 ... so are also obscure. Granted that my off-hand remarks should carry little weight, surely some scholar who understood the catastrophe-culture-history interfaces must have read and disputed this part of the reconstruction of history. When Velikovsky was writing this book and ...
36. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... His prophetic final words are: "we may in the near future see a great deal more attention paid to catastrophic theories in general, not just as an explanation of one striking geological boundary. The new catastrophism has arrived and ... : "what other silent testimony archaic Greek vases might hold for the theories of Dr Velikovsky ". Indeed! CATASTROPHIST EVOLUTION, A MARXIST PHILOSOPHY?We reported (WORKSHOP 3:2 , p.20) on Dr Beverly ... , p.72-3 reported on the work being done at NASA on the formation of the Solar System, involving catastrophic-type scenarios. F. W. Hyde, reporting for PRACTICAL ELECTRONICS, April 1980, p.66, took ...
37. The Gaseous Complex [Books] [de Grazia books]
... Earth transform its constituents and their behavior. Considering what is to come in this book by way of demonstrating terrestrial catastrophes, one may wonder how it happens that life has survived five thousand, much less five billion years. The ... utterly the species. The human body is built upon and functions with the basic elements of nature. It is catastrophised and by the very fact catastrophe-proofed to some degree. Its incubating young are deeply encased and easily transportable. What ... cannot cope with internally it seeks to escape by rapid mobility and exponential rates of reproduction. The atmosphere presently consists of a changing mix of gases and vapors that moves from surface levels upwards to where the magnetosphere ends at any moment ...
38. The Moon In Upheaval [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... does not conform to any of the prior theories because the data have several different possible interpretations. However, the catastrophic evidence is so pervasive and unique, that when taken all together, it indicates that the Moon has experienced recent ... a million years old. And one may properly argue that 1 million years will not accommodate Velikovsky's 3,500-year-old catastrophist conclusion. But I have not come to the end of this analysis. One aspect of the lunar maria is ... The Cosmic Winter: We seem to have found then the vital element missing from the works of the early Biblical catastrophists- Whiston, Radlof, Donnelly, Velikovsky and the rest- namely, a scientific rationale, a relatively secure astronomical framework ...
39. The Egyptian Prince Moses [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... From: Proceedings of The Third Seminar of Catastrophism and Ancient History (1986) Home | Issue Contents The Egyptian Prince Moses Charles McDowell Introduction Moses is one historical character about whom much is written but about whom we need still ... of the star Sirius, an event which modern astronomers say happens only once every 1460 years; catastrophists, of course, may argue that that timespan might be altered by shifts in the earth's axis. In connection ... unable to do so. This is reasonable if the land were under Hyksos control as twelfth-dynasty rulers. From the catastrophist's perspective, this initial Hyksos thrust- if that is what Hatshepsut referred to- I believe occurred right after a ...
40. RECONSTRUCTING THE SATURN MYTH [Journals] [Aeon]
... The underlying principles of the theory are these: 1. Major changes in the planetary order, some involving Earth-threatening catastrophes, have occurred within human memory. 2. Through myth, ritual and symbol around the world, our ancestors ... unlike anything imagined by either historians or astronomers. Nevertheless, the model I offer holds one advantage that prior "catastrophist" notions based on the study of myth have lacked. It is specific enough to be easily disproved on its ... flood. And though there are many twists and turns to such stories, it is impossible to overlook the great catastrophe's connection to the ordeal or death of the old sun god. Circular reasoning, however, has prevented researchers from ...
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