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301. The Center Holds [Journals] [Pensee]
... ."(1 ) Methodologically this is unassailable. Still, tactically speaking, sooner or later it is necessary to meet the physicists on their own ground. From the historical facts established in Worlds in Collision more adequate physical laws still wait to be formulated in detail. The specific laws the book was thought to contradict are those of the celestial mechanics which assumes the solar system to be electrically sterile and on that assumption successfully calculates planetary positions. It should be well known that since the early Fifties radiology and space probes have rendered such an assumption false many times over. However, the accusation is still heard that if Velikovsky dethrones Laplacian celestial mechanics, he must offer something better ...
302. The Extended Habitation Zone [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... precipitated out onto the surface as ice (5 ). Life might still find a way in some warm volcanic vent, but this is hardly a hospitable environment for complex alien life. Perhaps, then, this marks the boundary of life potential for the solar system. I would argue that this is not so. Our knowledge about what celestial bodies lurk beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto is still in its infancy. As the distances from the Sun become ever greater, our ability to detect dark bodies out there' diminishes rapidly. The Harvard astrophysicist Matthew Holman recently noted that a body the size of Mars 200 A.U . away could easily have escaped detection to ...
303. The Orientation of the Pyramids [Journals] [Pensee]
... 1967 by Immanuel Velikovsky. This first appeared in Yale Scientific Magazine (April, 1967). A little consideration reveals that, should the terrestrial axis be turned tomorrow into a new astronomical direction by any angle of inclination toward the ecliptic, the Great Pyramid would remain properly oriented to the north and south poles; there would be a new celestial pole and, if so positioned, a new polar star, but the pyramid would remain with two of its sides aligned with the geographical poles. Should the terrestrial axis be turned by anything like 180 , north and south would change places (a hieroglyphic text quoted in Worlds in Collision, p. 107: "The south becomes ...
304. Enheduanna and the Goddess Inanna [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the spectacular effects witnessed by Enheduanna we should now also take into account the nature of her goddess. Traditional scholarship sees Inanna as a composite figure representing many things - but she is not a discrete entity. This is not the place to dispute the conventional view: it is sufficient to note that one of the things Inanna represents is a celestial body, namely the planet Venus as Morning and Evening Star. The astral aspects of her character are thus beyond doubt. However, we have the observation made by Hallo and van Dijk that Inanna is both astral and terrestrial in character. How are we to explain this seemingly contradictory characterisation (which, they suggest, first appears in ...
305. Afterword [Journals] [Kronos]
... , however, will observe that my opponents retreated on all major fronts, and even surrendered the cherished arguments that were much used in the past and also used even more recently against my work. In this itself is a measure of victory. MULHOLLAND Two astronomers confronted me on the panel: Professor J. Derral Mulholland, whose field is celestial mechanics, and Professor Sagan, whose field is planetary atmospheres, rock compositions, and biological conditions. Mulholland said: .. . the celestial mechanics of Newton and Newcomb are no longer the ultimate measure. The celestial mechanics of 1974 is a living, vital science that admits of non-gravitational effects, of electromagnetic interactions.... ...
306. Maya Cosmos: A Saturnian Interpretation [Journals] [Aeon]
... one very serious flaw which could, and I hate to say probably will, compromise all future Maya finds and translations. The authors have come to the conclusion that, because some Maya Classic Period inscriptions can be directly related to the present skies, it means that their myths can also be interpreted by retro-calculation and/or observation of current celestial occurrences. They have made the common and fatal uniformitarian mistake that the tranquil sky of the present day is the same as that of the past. If their theory becomes generally accepted, all new discoveries will be viewed through very narrowly focused uniformitarian glasses. Instead of reading about the Cosmic Serpent, the World Tree, and the portal ...
307. Night of the Gods: Polar Myths. The North [Books]
... templum of the augurs. And there need be no doubt that the position of that templum has descended to us in Christian churches, and in the Northern position of their celebrating ministers, which still gives rise in England to ecclesiastical litigation. The initial essential point to posit and bear in mind is that the templum being for sighting and observing celestial meteorological phenomena and the venue and flight of the birds of the heavens (see "Divine Birds" in Vol. II), it was by virtue of necessity a dividing-off of the whole heavens the templum was thus originally celestial. So did Varro say that templum originally applied to the whole extent of the heavens. Bene autem universus ...
308. The Kaaba [Journals] [Kronos]
... Actually, the myth of the Kaaba, as preached by Muslim theologians, is somewhat more bizarre and runs along these lines: The archetype of the Kaaba was believed to have been constructed in heaven before god created Adam. Adam himself replicated the heavenly shrine on Earth in its present location which was, at that time, directly beneath its celestial counterpart. Following Adam's death, his son Seth looked after the shrine and kept it in good repair. At the time of Noah's Flood, the earthly Kaaba was also removed into heaven - but not its foundations which remained hidden underground. When, later, Abraham rebuilt the Kaaba with the help of his son Ishmael, he did ...
309. When the Gods Came Down [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... in the image of these Gods? In this book, Alan Alford explains why religion as we know it is a "dumbed down" form of a much older religious truth, which has been carefully hidden from the eyes of the masses. Beginning with 4,500 year-old sacred texts, Alford reveals that God was originally conceived as a celestial body, which exploded and seeded the Earth with its meteorites. And this discovery leads him to unravel the secret meaning of the Flood and the creation of man. By comparing these pagan legends to their later biblical counterparts, Alford demonstrates how the theology of the Old Testament was constructed upon half-truths. Chapter 1: What's the Secret? ...
310. Pensée [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the cloud surface of Venus will reveal a detectable fall in temperature. THE ORIENTATION OF THE PYRAMIDS (reprinted from the Yale Scientific Magazine) EARTH WITHOUT A MOON OTHER MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS Dr R. W. Bass. DID WORLDS COLLIDES / "PROOFS" OF THE STABILITY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM - Two articles of major significance by a specialist in celestial mechanics dispose of one of the main objections to Velikovsky's astronomical theories and offer further support. Dr M. M. Nieto / Dr C. J. Ransom: THE TITIUS-BODE LAW AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM - If the Titius-Bode Law is real, then recurrent large-scale changes in the solar system are unlikely to have occurred. ...
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