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131. Stardust Shatters Comet Theory (3) [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 NASA scientists produced this illustration of the “solar nebula”, called upon to resolve mysteries posed by the dust from Comet Wild 2. Credit: NASA Dec 12, 2006 Stardust Shatters Comet Theory (3) Of Comets and Planetary Catastrophe (This TPOD first ran on March 23, 2006) Reverberations of the Stardust mission continue to rock the scientific community in the weeks following the recovery of dust samples from Comet Wild 2. Minerals in the dust were not what comet experts had expected. Guided by longstanding theoretical assumptions, scientists expressed great confidence that comets formed at the outer margins of the solar system billions of years ago, at the time of the system ’ s birth. And they believed they would find the required indicators of water, since water ices were assumed to be the primary constituent of comets. The shock came from the discovery of minerals that can only form at extremely high temperatures, up to ...
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... this celestial appearance was supposed to have been the goddess herself- which was to plunge from the heights of Lebanon into the river Adonis (or, according to others, into the Lake el-Jammuneh), and would thereby initiate the celebration in honor of 'Attart. At the time of the service, a light like a torch(36) or a fireball was to have been seen in the sanctuary.(37) This report is clearly an indication of a periodically appearing astral light apparition. And this could only have been a comet, identified with the goddess, since meteors are not periodically returning heavenly objects. In the time of Mithridates the Great, such an appearance was equated with the goddess Isis. In referring to Urania, Herodotus (I, 131) means Aphrodite Urania and he designates her as Alilat ('Allat) when he speaks of her worship by the Arabs (Herodotus III, 8). 'Allat, according to Dussaud, (38) is to be associated with the planet Venus and its manifestations as Manatal (evening star) and al-Uzza ...
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133. Thoth Newsletter [Thoth Website]
... BIOSPHERE...Dr. Robert W. Bass THOTH V1-04 EDITORIAL SECTION...Michael Armstrong NEW WEB SITE...http://www.tcel.com/~mike/paper.html SATURN THEORY, OVERVIEW 4...David Talbott CRATORS: IMPACT OR DISCHARGE...Wal Thornhill VENUS GREENHOUSE QUESTIONED...Ted Holden THOTH V1-05 EDITORIAL SECTION.... Michael Armstrong THE MYTH OF THE GOLDEN AGE...David Talbott Movie Review: REMEMBERING THE END OF THE WORLD...Steven Parsons THE VENUS COMET (2).... Wal Thornhill THOTH V1-06 EDITORIAL SECTION.... Michael Armstrong THE MYTH OF THE GOLDEN AGE (PART 2)...David Talbott THE VENUS COMET (3).... Wal Thornhill THE ELECTRIC SNAKE...The Economist_ THOTH V1-07 EDITORIAL SECTION.... ..Michael Armstrong THE MYTH OF THE UNIVERSAL MONARCH...David Talbott RECONCILING CELESTIAL MECHANICS AND VELIKOVSKIANISM Part 1)...Ralph Juergens THOTH V1-08 THE MYTH OF THE UNIVERSAL MONARCH (3 ...
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134. Cosmology And PsychologyY [Kronos $]
... Venus, its prominent rank in religious pantheons, and the numerous ceremonies associated with the Morning Star? (14) What, for example, could have "induced the Mayas to call by the name of Scorpion the constellation known to us and to the ancients by the same name? The outlines of this constellation do not resemble the shape of this insect. It is 'one of the most remarkable coincidences in nomenclature.' The constellation, which is not at all like a scorpion, probably was called by this name because a comet that looked like a scorpion appeared in it." (15) In many unrelated cultures we find similarities in form and emblem which suggest a common cosmic implication: for example, the dome, either with or without a central opening; the pyramid; the tower; the mound or staircase; the canopy (which imitates the vault of the heavens); the egg or gilded ball, frequently an attribute of imperial power; the crown, etc. The greatest difficulty in the study of such forms arises from the amalgam ...
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... THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL I, No. 26 November 15, 1997 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS: VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS (10)...David Talbott Mars Mission: NASA Mapping Info Submitted by Kevin Weinhold Dialogue on Comets...Amy Acheson Worms living on frozen methane hydrate URL Site Submitted by David Moshinsky---- Quote of the day: Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand. Spinoza---- VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS (10) By David Talbott (dtalbott@teleport.com) [EDITOR'S NOTE: This continues Talbott's series of articles on the myth of the comet Venus.DEMONS OF DARKNESS Let us now consider the role of darkness in the myths of the Great Comet. Throughout Mesoamerica, the arrival of the cosmic night was a pervasive subject of ritual re-enactment, from macrocosm to microcosm; the darkness into which the world sank symbolically at the end of the 52-year cycle was the same darkness remembered with each setting of the sun, as every household ...
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136. Cuchulain -- Comet or Meteor? [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History IX:1 (Jan 1987) Home¦ Issue Contents Cuchulain-- Comet or Meteor? Dorothea Kenny Cúchulain is the hero of the Celtic (Irish) myth Táin Bó Cúailnge, [1 "The Cattle-raid of Cooley," the final chapter of a series of stories. The first of these, Cophur in da Muccida,[2 "The Begetting of the Two Swineherds," tells of two royal swineherds who, after a quarrel, became intent on each other's destruction. In the course of their feud they demolished each other many times, first as swineherds, and then, reincarnated, as ravens; born again, this time as sea monsters, they continued fighting, and again as warriors, then as "demons," and afterwards as "worms" (i.e. huge dragonlike creatures; in this sense the Loch Ness monster is a worm), and finally as two bulls.[3 It is with the combat of the bulls that Táin Bó Cúailnge begins. Queen Medb (the Irish ...
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... Velikovsky in San Francisco in 1974. (2) Their scientific attack is presented to indicate the way in which scientists have analyzed Velikovsky's work and the clear reasoning behind their rejection of his catastrophic hypothesis. PROBABILITY THEORY Stiebing states that the vast majority of scientists continue to reject Velikovsky's theory. Their objections center on the improbability of a number of such collisions [between the protoplanet Venus on a cometary orbit with the Earth occurring within historical times.... Carl Sagan, a well-known astronomer, has argued that the odds against a comet grazing the Earth in any given millennium are 30,000 to 1, [actually he raised the odds to 30,000,000 to 1 and that the odds against a series of such encounters in the same millennium become so high that they make the theory untenable. (3) But the fact of the matter is that it is quite probable that a body on an elliptical orbit between Jupiter and the Earth, once it encounters a planet like Earth, will return to encounter that body again and again. Paolo ...
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138. The Birth of Athena [Aeon Journal $]
... hypothesis hardly inspires confidence, nor would it appear to represent an improvement upon those offered by classical scholars. Upon closer examination, however, it can be seen that it possesses several decided advantages-- at least from a theoretical standpoint. A singular advantage of Velikovsky's hypothesis is that it conforms to Occam's law inasmuch at it accounts at once for the identities of Athena and Zeus (Venus and Jupiter respectively), and traces the cataclysmic circumstances of the goddess' epiphany and war-like behavior to disturbances occasioned by the appearance of a great comet. An additional advantage of Velikovsky's thesis is the fact that it is subject to rejection upon a score of tests. For example, if Velikovsky's scenario is valid one would expect to find evidence in the ancient sources that Venus recently bore a comet-like appearance or moved in a different orbit than its present one; evidence that planets figured prominently in ancient systems of religion; and physical evidence of recent upheavals involving the planets Venus and Jupiter (in the case of Venus, for example, one might expect to find internal sources of ...
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139. The Tunguska Event (2) [Thunderbolts Website]
... one force that allows for a unified solution and excludes no field of evidence. Proponents of the “Electric Universe” ask that this new perspective on the physical world be judged by its predictive ability, its ability to explain all relevant data. In accounting for the Tunguska event they insist that, unlike prior “explanations”, the Electric Universe does not leave a substantial body of evidence unexplained. The extraordinary power of the high-energy explosion above ground. The most likely origin of the object that caused the Tunguska event is the short-period comet Encke, the acknowledged source of the Beta Taurid meteor shower. On June 30, the shower was at its peak. In the electric model of comets, the energy released when a comet fragment encounters the Earth is not limited by the mass and kinetic energy of the fragment, but includes the electrical energy due to the charge differential between it and the Earth. This stored electrical energy also accounts for the “astonishing” explosion that occurred when the Deep Impact probe met up with Comet Tempel 1. Calculations of the mass ...
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140. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1993 (Vol XV) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Comet Catastrophes and the Interpretation of Myth- a response from David Salkeld Pages 35-44 of Review XIV (1992) present a 'challenge' (posed by the Editor and four responses to it) on the entwined issues of the agents responsible for cometary catastrophes and their identification in the corpus of myth. The central problem arises from Clube and Napier's books and is summarised by Bernard thus: "If... the real agent of catastrophe was the comet Encke- and Venus was on a stable orbit as at present- how does one reconcile the myths (indicating a cometary and catastrophic 'Venus') with the postulated agent?" He ends by saying that: "... there seem to be too many problems in making a synthesis [of Clube and Napier's comet catastrophe scenario with the mythological evidence put together by Velikovsky. But unless some sort of synthesis is possible we may see modern catastrophism diverge into two quite separate camps; one with a sound astronomical ...
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