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111. Canepa: Book Review [Aeon Journal $]
... York) 1990 Reviewed by Joel Canepa If there is any middle ground that can be navigated between those who believe the Solar System has remained essentially unchanged for billions of years and those who opt for cosmic changes in the System within the memory of man, one could perhaps find it in the theoretical scenario proposed by Victor Clube and Bill Napier. Their theory propounds the occurrence of cataclysmic events, caused by extraterrestrial phenomena, within historical times. More specifically, they theorize that the Taurid meteor stream may be the remnants of a giant comet which terrorized ancient man. This giant comet, in turn, would have been generated when the distant Oort cloud was disturbed through one of its periodic galactic disturbances. The Origin of Comets was written by Clube and Napier in collaboration with M.A. Bailey. The book commences with a review of ancient cometary theories. It moves through the dark ages of astronomy which finally began to be illuminated with the new theories of the Renaissance. Following that period, the consensus concerning the origin of comets seems to have been divided between those ...
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112. In the Beginning -- A Review [The Velikovskian $]
... from a remote part of the world came and were regarded as `sons of God.'" Again we are left with speculation, but Velikovsky might ask for an open-minded approach to these seemingly difficult concepts --especially that of a universal deluge. Like the Venusian myth, the deluge story is found in "all ancient civilizations, and also by races that never reached the ability to express themselves in the written symbols of a language." [Deluge, p. 40 Reviewing the literature, Velikovsky discusses William Whiston's theory that a comet was the agent responsible for the great flood. Whiston, a Unitarian (which at that time was similar to being a fundamentalist today), accepted only one global catastrophe --namely that of the Noachian flood. Velikovsky points to J. Heveluis' Cometographic and Abraham Rockenbach's De Cometes Tractatus Novus Methodicus as sources, among others, that a comet was related to the flood. It is interesting that, although Velikovsky does mention Edmond Halley, he was unaware of the paper by Halley, in 1724, which suggests that the close ...
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113. Halley's Comet Is Winking At Us [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 35: Sep-Oct 1984 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Halley's comet is winking at us Halley's Comet, still a billion kilometers away, is just beginning to emit gases at the urging of the sun's rays. It should, therefore, be getting brighter-- and it is-- but its brightness pulsates. A French team of scientists, led by Jean Lecacheux, has determined that Halley's Comet flares up at regular intervals just over 24 hours apart. We usually do not study comets carefully until they are very close to the sun, so we don't know if this blinking behavior is typical or not. The most reasonable explanation is that Halley's Comet rotates about every 24 hours and that its surface is not uniform. One portion of its surface may be brighter or emit more luminous gases than the rest. In any event, we have a new astronomical curiosity. (Lloyd, Andrew; "Halley's Comet Is Blinking," New Scientist, p. 20, ...
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114. The Ching Hsing [Horus $]
... Hsing is an auspicious omen, a good omen; Venus' meridian crossing is not. To add to our confusion, Schaeffer finds another source that describes for us the process that creates the Ching Hsing: Two yellow stars congeal from a red substance or pneuma and merge with another yellow star formed from a blue pneuma. The merging itself creates the Ching Hsing. Fortunately, Schaeffer removes some confusion by presenting examples of the Ching Hsing within historical contexts. One occurred in 110 B. C. Ssu Ma Chien writes that a comet appeared in the Chinese constellation "Eastern Well" and 10 to 12 days later appeared in the constellation "Three T'ai". The object then seemed to swell like a melon and afterward slowly faded away. At about the same time, the "Star of Longevity" (identified by sinologists as the bright star, Canopus) appeared "deep and glowing." Ssu Ma Chien emphasizes that astronomers identified the comet as a Ching Hsing. Clearly, this has nothing to do with Earthshine. The significance of the subtle change ...
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115. The MacCecht and Cuchulainn [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... red with dripping blood and was therefore responsible for the killing of humans. He also journeyed over Ireland before the morning and caused rivers and lakes to dry up. O'Rahilly saw this as a reference to the evaporative powers of the heat of the sun and goes on to claim that morning may originally have read evening, primarily because the words make no sense, as the sun does not shine at night. It did not occur to O'Rahilly that the MacCecht was not the sun but another body traversing the sky, such as a comet. MacCecht and Cuchulainn bear some similarities such as a sword which shone at night [2. This was Calad-bolg, which has the meaning of hard or crushing lightning, a thunderbolt of extraordinary proportions, the perfect description of a Clube& Napier-style fireball explosion, the blast pressing downwards on the human world below. In Welsh, calad-bolg became calad-vwlch, which was Latinised by Geoffrey of Monmouth as Caliburnus and became Excalibur of Arthurian romance. (Phillips and Keatman equate calad bolg with 'flashing sword' [3.) According to ...
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... : Slide Presentation& Notes by Wallace Thornhill (KRONIA, Beaverton, Oregon, 1997) Reviewed by Amelia Acheson Thornhill's presentation offers a visual invitation to toss aside the straightjacket of paradigm paralysis and to explore the Solar System from an electric point of view. He covers an enormous range of phenomena, from subatomic particles through stellar evolution, floodlighting our understanding of the universe with insights garnered from mythical symbols, space probes, and the plasma physics lab. As an illustration, let me compare the received explanation re the tail of Halley's Comet with Thornhill's electric account, both presented in light of photographs returned by the ESA spacecraft Giotto in March, 1986. The standard theory has it that: "Comets grow tails only when they get warm enough for ice and dust to boil off...[O n the [sunward side, jets of gas and dust spurt from active holes in its surface and are illuminated by the sun." [1 Thornhill's electrical theory of the same data reads: "The fly-by of Comet Halley didn't show material being boiled ...
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117. Carbon In A New Comet [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 52: Jul-Aug 1987 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Carbon In A New Comet Astronomers in Australia have confirmed that organic matter exists in Comet Wilson, which is on what is believed to be its first and only visit to our Solar System. "It is the first time that organic matter has been found on a comet new to the Solar System. The astronomers, who observed the comet from the AngloAustralian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, say that this finding lends weight to the theory that comets brought to Earth the carbon-based chemicals from which life evolved." (Anonymous; "Astronomers Spot Carbon in a New Comet," New Scientist, p. 23, May 28, 1987.) Reference. Organic compounds in meteorites are cataloged under AYE2 in our catalog: The Sun and Solar System Debris. To find out more about this book, visit: here. From Science Frontiers #52, JUL-AUG 1987.© 1987-2000 William R. ...
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118. The Comet and the Chicago Fire [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us picture of the day archive subject index subject abstracts Sep 20, 2006 The Comet and the Chicago Fire For nearly one and a half centuries, the cause of the most notorious fire in U.S. history has been a source of “heated” controversy. Some researchers suggest that a disintegrating comet ignited the blaze. But the electrical theorists say that evidence most often ignored offers the best clues. “With the heat increased the wind, which came howling across the prairie, until at last there arose a perfect hurricane. Mighty flakes of fire, hot cinders, black, stifling smoke, were driven fiercely at the people, and amid the terrible excitement hundreds of them had their very clothes burned off their backs, as they stood there watching with tearful eyes the going down of so many houses”.-- James Goodsell's History of the Great Chicago Fire, October 8, 9, and 10, Published 1871 by J.H. and C.M. Goodsell. Sunday ...
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119. Asteroid Itokawa [Thunderbolts Website]
... samples from the asteroid, it did produce high quality pictures of the asteroid ’ s surface that are now the subject of much debate among astronomers. As the electrical theorists see it, asteroids, comets, and meteors, are all born by being torn from a planetary surface in a cosmic plasma discharge or as the remains of rocky bodies that exploded under the extreme electrical stresses. The asteroid ’ s irregular shape is explicable because plasma discharges are known to create “dumbbell” or “potato” shaped forms from soils. The comet Halley is another well-known potato shaped body. But crucial distinctions must be made between comets and asteroids under the electrical interpretation of their origin — distinctions that are meaningless under conventional definitions of such bodies. The planetary soil and rock that is hurled into space will be modified by its degree of exposure to the plasma discharge. This is evident in the most abundant meteorites – the chondritic meteorites, so named for the melted spherules found within their dusty matrix. Some scientists have acknowledged that the best explanation for their origin is in a ...
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120. Deep Impact—The Smoking Guns? [Thunderbolts Website]
... and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: NASA/JPL --Caltech/UMD home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Jul 08, 2005 Deep Impact — The Smoking Guns? We ’ ll hold off on a celebration for now, but the pictures above appear to exhibit some of the “smoking guns” that the electric theorists have predicted. The single most dramatic prediction of the electric comet model is this: on close inspection an active comet nucleus will reveal the electrical arcs that progressively etch away the surface and accelerate material into space. From the electrical vantage point, Tempel 1 is a“ low voltage comet ”, but the etching process appears to be sufficiently active to make our case. The white spots were noticed by the Thunderbolts crew as soon as the first pictures were released, and we offered an interpretation: they are small electric arcs analogous to the discharge plumes on Jupiter ’ s moon Io, ...
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