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... From: Kronos Vol. IX No. 3 (Summer 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents The Nature and Origin of Comets and the Evolution of Celestial Bodies (Part II) J. M. McCanney Copyright (c) 1981& 1984 by J. M. McCanney PREFACE TO PART II Part I (KRONOS IX:1, Fall 1983, pp. 17-39) presented critiques of the ice ball comet model (IBCM) and nebular collapse theory of the origin of the solar system (OSS) and argued that these "accepted" theories fall short of explaining numerous observed phenomena. Part I also introduced a new theory for comet behavior and solar system evolution based on the capture of comets. Comets were postulated to be discharges of a solar capacitor, the capacitor forming with the negatively charged Sun surrounded by a doughnut shaped nebular cloud of ionized dust and gases lying past the orbit of Pluto. Cometary discharges could also occur between the Sun and ionized matter of the zodiacal disc which rings the Sun. The major theoretical result was that charged comet nuclei ...
92. Mulholland: "A Celestial Mechanician Whose Name is Almost Synonymous with High Precision" [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 1 (Fall 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents Mulholland: "A Celestial Mechanician Whose Name is Almost Synonymous with High Precision" Immanuel Velikovsky and Lynn E. Rose Copyright (c) 1984 by Lynn E. Rose and the Estate of Elisheva Velikovsky [What follows is a section from the not-yet-published book, The Sins of the Sons: A Critique of Velikovsky's A.A.A.S. Critics, by Velikovsky and Rose. The brief remarks in Part One of this section are by Velikovsky; Part Two is by Rose. The extensive quotations from the 1974 A.A.A.S. Symposium that appear in Part Two were transcribed by Rose from tapes of the proceedings. The occasional editorial changes in brackets are for ease of reading; the substance is unaffected.Part One (Im. V.) Dr. Derral Mulholland, a specialist in celestial mechanics, while discounting my work as a true historical reconstruction, agreed with me that celestial mechanics built only on gravitation and inertia is incomplete. "The celestial mechanics of 1974 is a living, ...
93. On Celestial Mechanics [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 1: (Winter 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered III" Home¦ Issue Contents On Celestial Mechanics Martin Kruskal, Ralph Jergens, C.E.R. Bruce, Melvin A. Cook SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT I PROFESSOR MARTIN KRUSKAL --Program in Applied Mathematics, Princeton University Editor's note: The following is Professor Kruskal's evaluation of Ralph Juergens' paper, "Reconciling Celestial Mechanics and Velikovskian catastrophism" (Pensée, fall, 1972). Kruskal's remarks, submitted to Pensée prior to publication of Juergens' manuscript, stand unaltered except for appropriate changes in page references. The following issue of Pensée will carry part two of the exchange between Kruskal and Juergens. This is certainly an imaginative paper and gives evidence of wide-ranging research and extensive thought on important and challenging problems. Nevertheless, I have serious misgivings about the soundness of the arguments and of the author's competence to tackle such difficult investigations. Let me make a number of points, of very varying significance, from rather minor or even trivial to severely critical. 1) The author says that the ...
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 2 (Winter 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents The Nature and Origin of Comets and the Evolution of Celestial Bodies (Part III) J. M. McCanney Copyright (c) 1981& 1984 by J. M. McCanney PREFACE TO PART III Parts I and II of this paper (KRONOS IX:1, Fall 1983& KRONOS IX:3, Summer 1984) introduced new concepts describing cometary behavior and solar system evolution. A number of basic theoretical results followed from the realization that there is an excess current of positive charge in the solar wind which emanates from the Sun. These included: 1) the formation of a "stellar capacitor" around stellar objects undergoing nuclear fusion in their atmospheres (the negatively charged stellar object is surrounded by rings and a doughnut shaped nebular cloud of ionized dust, molecules, and ions, forming an electrical capacitor which may discharge under certain conditions). 2) comets are asteroidal bodies (not ice balls) which discharge this stellar capacitor, developing a net negative ...
95. The Stairway to Heaven, from Martian Metamorphosis [Maverick Science Website]
... 2) Even Claude Levi-Strauss, a diehard structuralist and a leading proponent of a science of mythology, has lately acknowledged the astronomical content of ancient myth: "Max Muller and his school must be given great credit for having discovered, and to some extent deciphered, the astronomical code so often used by the myths." (3) Granted the possibility that ancient myth encodes astronomical traditions of one sort or another, how do we establish that point in cultures which did not make a habit of identifying the gods with the various celestial bodies? Here the comparative method is our surest guide. Although the ancient Egyptians did not have a well-developed astronomy identifying the various gods with the planets, their neighbors did. The Babylonians, and to some extent the Sumerians before them, identified their leading gods with the respective planets. That the Sumerian goddess Inanna was early on identified with the planet Venus is commonly acknowledged by scholars, (4) as is the identification of the war-god Nergal with the planet Mars. (5) Insofar as the Egyptian gods bear resemblance ...
96. The Garden of Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... described as a warrior, agent of fertility, and granter of glory or "strength" to heroes, Anahita was truly a goddess for all seasons. Her intimate association with kingship made the goddess a permanent fixture of investiture rituals. [1 Under the auspices of the Persian empire, Anahita's cult became disseminated across much of Asia Minor. [2 The most complete description of the goddess is that found in the fifth Yasht of the Avesta, the sacred book of the Iranians. There Anahita is made the source of a fabulous celestial spring from whence originated the world's waters. "1. Ahura Mazda spake unto Spitama Zar-athushtra, saying: 'Offer up a sacrifice, O Spitama Zarathushtra! unto this spring of mine, Ardvi Sura Anahita, the wide-expanding and health-giving, who hates the Daevas and obeys the laws of Ahura, who is worthy of sacrifice in the material world, worthy of prayer in the material world; the life-increasing and holy, the herd-in-creasing and holy, the fold-increasing and holy, the wealth-increasing and holy, the country-increasing and holy; 2 ...
97. Mercury [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... a tidal friction, and breaking of axial rotation. Thus the planet, so close to the sun for billions of years, must be permanently locked with one face to the sun. In 1845 Adams and, independently, Leverrier, calculated in advance of its discovery, from perturbations of Uranus, the existence and the position of Neptune, thus supplying the world of physics and astronomy with what was (and often still is) regarded as the best confirmation of the scheme in which only gravitation and inertia direct the run of the celestial bodies. But in the same year Leverrier also calculated that the perihelion of Mercury advances in the direction of the planet ? s motion; it is the precession of the perihelion, or what is the same, a slow rotation of the long axis of the Mercurial orbit. Laplace, who preceded Leverrier by half a century, acquired fame at the age 23 by showing that all kinds of irregularities in the celestial motions that have the appearance of ? running down ? and were so viewed by Newton himself who thought that Divine ...
98. "Mechanics Bears Witness" [Pensee]
... suitable example Velikovsky's arguments regarding electrical charges on the Sun and in the planetary system. This seems to be eminently appropriate firstly because Velikovsky has contended that violent and incessant electrical discharges occurred during the cataclysmic events he describes; his "tremendous spark springing forth at the nearest approach" of a comet to the Earth certainly requires strong electric charges on one or both bodies (Velikovsky, 1950, Delta edition, p. 85). Velikovsky has, moreover, repeatedly urged astronomers to beware of always omitting electromagnetic effects from their calculations of celestial mechanics. It is therefore my purpose here to examine in an elementary manner some questions of celestial electromechanics, particularly as these relate to Earth rotation. Two new findings, curious and tantalizing, are presented. These connect the kinetic energy of Earth rotation, net electric charge on the Earth, the Earth's magnetic moment, and the interplanetary magnetic field. Solar Electric Charge The orthodox assumption in astronomy that stars and planets cannot carry appreciable net electric charges has been widely abandoned during the past 20 years or more. This widening of ...
99. Guidelines To The Saturn Myth [Kronos $]
... resulting portrait may not be entirely clear, readers surely have noticed certain overlapping images. The portrait has also been clouded somewhat by disagreements on some fundamental issues, several of them concerning my proposed "polar configuration". In 1972, while serving as publisher of Pensee, I presented to several of the journal's associates an unusual idea, one which (to the best of my knowledge) had no theoretical precedent. I suggested the prehistoric existence of an apparition towering above the Earth and centered upon an ancient sun god of the north celestial Pole. This old god, I believed, was the planet Saturn, the now-distant body which Velikovsky- for one- had claimed once ruled the Golden Age. Specifically, the suggested configuration involved a number of separate components, several of them planets in an astronomically improbable (others would say impossible) alignment, together presenting a generally unified image to terrestrial observers. The cover illustration which I supplied to KRONOS (X: 1) captures, with modest amendments, the original illustration of 14 years ago. Portions of the ...
100. The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon III:5 (May 1994) Home¦ Issue Contents The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg Dwardu Cardona See note* below The Ovum Mundi The myths of creation are multifarious, but one consistent motif connected with this primordial event concerns the universal, celestial, or cosmic egg. This motif is found scattered throughout the entire world-- Mircea Eliade has noted examples from Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Greece, Phoenicia, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Africa, Central and South America (1)-- and has found its way into the works of various mythologists, all of whom have offered their own interpretation concerning the significance of this ovum mundi. Wallis Budge, echoing the beliefs of Brugsch, described the primitive credo concerning the cosmic egg of the ancient Egyptians in these words: [In the beginning nothing existed except a boundless primeval mass of water which was shrouded in darkness and which contained within itself the germs or beginnings, male and female, of everything which was to be in the future world. The divine ...
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