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61. Our Universe: Unlocking its Mysteries [SIS Internet Digest $]
... often with rays flowing out of it, with a third darker circle superimposed in the center? Our sun looks nothing like that. In many different cultures we see the symbol of a crescent with a star at its center. How could this be when there is no star or planet closer to earth than our moon to form such a configuration? And most importantly, why do so many disparate and far flung ancient cultures, peoples who could never have been in contact with one another, such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Chinese, Native American Indians, Mayans, Babylonians, Australian Aboriginals, and many others, all tell the same story and draw similar pictures. Planets in the Northern sky: If these ancient writings were based on valid observations rather than fantasy, what do they tell us? Cochrane, Cardona, and Talbott theorize that Earth formerly moved in an assembly of planets having no resemblance to our current solar system. As seen from Earth, several planets appeared together as towering forms in the northern sky. In its stable phase, the ...
62. Editor's Notes [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1996:2 (May 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Editor's Notes This issue features three astronomical articles- Michael Reade's assessment of the Orion Mystery theory of the layout of the pyramids at Giza comes up with conclusions about not only their layout but also their date. Flavio Barbiero analyses soem interesting mechanical models for calendars and suggests this as an explanation for Central American 'sun discs'. Charles Raspil's analysis of Chinese planetary observations throws up some anomalies of interest to those who are pursuing evidence of catastrophes between 500AD and 1000AD. Emmett Sweeney supports radical revisions of ancient Middle Eastern history and his latest paper (based on his new book) proposes some controversial identifications of well known figures. As usual, contributions from those who disagree will be welcome. Mike Baillie's book A Slice Through Time is of great importance and interest to anyone interested in the dating of ancient history and I am pleased to include an in-depth review by Bernard Newgrosh. Society News includes a short article by Benny Peiser about Williams Comyns Beaumont, which caused a ...
63. Animal Behavior Prior To The Haicheng Earthquake [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 1: September 1977 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Animal Behavior Prior To The Haicheng Earthquake The catastrophic Chinese Haicheng earthquake of 1975 was preceded by many reports of unusual animal behavior. Beginning in December 1974, lay observers noted dazed rats and snakes that appeared to be "frozen" to the roads. In February, reports of this type increased markedly, including observations of general restlessness and agitation of the larger animals, such as cows and horses. Rats now appeared as if drunk. Chickens refused to enter their coops and geese frequently took to flight. Chinese scientists seem convinced that such animals behavior might help predict some of the larger earthquakes. Further research is being undertaken at the Institute of Biophysics in Peking and at Peking University. (Molnar, Peter, et al; "Prediction of the Haicheng Earthquake," Eos, 58:254, 1977.) From Science Frontiers #1, September 1977.© 1977-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest ...
64. Eclipses in Ancient Times [Pensee]
... a total eclipse of the Sun to an accuracy of a thousandth of a second, or to a whole second for that matter. But because successful computation of very ancient eclipses would be proof that neither Mars nor Venus nor any other massive bodies have since come close to the Earth, the reader is invited to consider this question in greater detail. Velikovsky is quite wrong in saying that "our knowledge of ancient eclipses comes mainly from Claudius Ptolemy." Several modern scholars (notably Fotheringham) have examined Grecian, Babylonian, and Chinese records and listed passages which seem to describe solar eclipses. A brief survey of astronomical publications reveals at least three recorded total eclipses of the Sun before -687 (the supposed date of Velikovsky's last catastrophe) which have been considered by computers to fit the present motions. This evidence, reinforced by equally early records of lunar eclipses, proves or at any rate strongly suggests that no unaccountable disturbance of the motion of the Earth or Moon occurred in that year. A solar eclipse is likely to be underscored in historical records only if ...
65. 1990 ISIS Fellowship Lecture Meeting [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... In the second part of his talk, Dr Baillie presented the evidence for the tree-rings recording volcanic events. The North American trees lived in fairly marginal conditions at high altitude, the bog oaks of Ireland and Germany likewise were very vulnerable to climatic change. The Tambora eruption of AD 1815 resulted in narrow tree rings in the following years; the ?Rabaul eruption at around AD 540 also showed as an acid spike in the ice core records and seemed to be attested in the Saxon Chronicle; another eruption c.207 BC was attested in Chinese records, was possibly referred to in the Irish traditional history, and again featured as an ice core spike; the Hekla (3) eruption, radiocarbon dated to c.1159 BC, seemed to be referred to in early Chinese records, showed prominently in the ice cores and resulted in 18 consecutive narrow tree rings; the Thera/Santorini eruption showed at 1645 +/- 20 BC in the ice cores and 1628 in the tree rings, again with narrow rings over several years. In the case of the Theran eruption, ...
66. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... ) by Helmut Tributsch The M.I.T. Press, 1982 This is an interdisciplinary book of great interest and relevance to catastrophists. Through his personal involvement in the Italian Friuli earthquake of 1976 Helmut Tributsch became committed to collecting an impressive array of reports of unusual phenomena occurring shortly before earthquakes. Perceiving the crying need for the development of an earthquake early warning system in the West (in order to save lives and prevent unnecessary tragedies) he was spurred on by the all too familiar hard scepticism of western science, and the knowledge that the Chinese do have a successful earthquake warning system based on an open-minded respect for the accumulated wisdom of thousands of ordinary people. Of prime concern in pre-earthquake phenomena is unusual animal behaviour, and the book abounds in interesting anecdotes which are also summed up in useful tabular form. But the author also investigates a variety of other phenomena, recorded for thousands of years and yet largely dismissed by modern science as superstition because there are no ready explanations. He deals in detail with ground noises, earthquake lights, the change of colour and flow ...
67. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . Kronos vol.V no.3 devoted pp. 55-70 to a highly readable reprint from chapter 8 of John Gribbin's book The Death of the Sun (N.Y. 1980). This features the work of an American investigator, Dr. Eddy, into the history of sunspot cycles as evidenced by variations in the radiocarbon clock. It would appear that there have been major variations in solar output throughout history and that climatic changes have resulted. Corroborative evidence has been put forward by Dr. David Clark of the Royal Greenwich Observatory from analysis of old Chinese records, and also from the work of contemporary Chinese investigators. "Has the Sun Switched Itself Off?" asks John Gribbin in New Scientist 29/5/80. He cites as evidence Dr. Eddy's interpretation of the records of the old Royal Observatory at Greenwich between 1836& 1953. Their records of the position of the Sun in respect to the stars allows calculation of the diameter of the Sun to be made. The Sun is shrinking! He alleges 14Km. per year shrinkage. We are informed at the ...
68. Exodus [SIS C&C Review $]
... . They were merchants and prospered by monopolising trade into and out of Egypt, controlling trade routes not only in the eastern Mediterranean basin but down the Nile towards Upper Nubia. The Egyptians of the Thebaid were bypassed and naturally reacted against this. They conducted a war against the foreigners, who were defeated, but at no stage can the foreigners be likened to the Israelites, or the Arabs. At the same time there is no evidence of a great catastrophe in the mid 2nd millennium BC, along the lines of Velikovsky. Chinese sources indicate that the Hsia dynasty came to an end because it had ceased to have the 'Mandate of Heaven' [3, who were replaced by the Shang dynasty, which survived until the late 2nd millennium BC,= end of LB age, when a similar set of events caused them to be replaced [4. The Chinese fail to mention a great comet in the sky that threatened the earth at the time when Velikovsky located his errant Venus comet. On that basis the Exodus phenomena cannot belong to the 2nd millennium ...
69. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... Oxfordshire and early man in Asia. If all modern people are descended from humans who came out of Africa only 100,000 years ago, then these African migrants must have interbred with even earlier man in Asia before their descendants migrated back west. Northern Indians from the east New Scientist 8.3.97, p. 9 The physical appearance of the people of northern India has led to the belief that their ancestry lies with western Caucasoid populations but this is belied by recent genetic studies which indicates that they have much more in common with the Chinese and Japanese to the east. Did apes descend from man? New Scientist 29.3.97, p. 18 Two Australian researchers, using the molecular clock method of investigating when animal lineages split from each other, have come to the conclusion that humans and chimpanzees diverged later than the age of the earliest hominid biped, suggesting that this may have been a common ancestor and that the chimpanzees gave up bipedality and returned to the trees. This idea was put forward some years ago by John Gribbin and Jeremy Cherfas in their book The Monkey ...
70. Appendices [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... to invent every possible explanation of the phenomenon, but failed to consider the meaning which was plainly stated by the priests of Egypt and their efforts through the centuries have remained fruitless". 1 The Egyptians also had a name Harakhte, for the western Sun. Again this must be interpreted: if one is to assume it is just the normal Sun since they said "Harakhte, he riseth in the west. Nurnerous Greek authors (e.g. Plato, Euripides) discussed a time when the Sun rose in the west. The Chinese say that the stars moving from east to west is a new arrangement. The Chinese Zodiac moves retrograde. 2 Some Indians of Mexico called the Sun that moved to the east Teotlhixco. 3 There are also Hebrew sources (e.g. Teaclate Sanhedrin of the Talmud) discussing the reversal of east and west. The Aztecs relate a story about a time of gloom when the sky was too dense to see the Sun. People placed bets on which direction they thought the Sun would rise. No one guessed east. 4 There ...
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