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... the rigorous principles of scientific method without regard to how it does violence to one's own prejudices or beliefs, and quite a few of mine bit the dust in the course of this. Let me begin with a demonstration of multi-media. The purpose of showing Jupiter is to display some preliminary pictures here related to the impact of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet on Jupiter this summer, which is certainly relevant to the theme of this Symposium. Here we have Jupiter showing its Red Spot, and its Galilean Moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, and the comet was discovered in 1992. It's said to have broken into 21 pieces. Actually, I don't think it broke ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 136  -  29 Mar 2001  -  URL: /online/pubs/articles/talks/portland/vanflan.htm
... From: Kronos Vol. IX No. 3 (Summer 1984) Home | Issue Contents The New Solar System: Selected Criticisms C. Leroy Ellenberger The origin of comets is an unsolved problem despite the consensus among astronomers favoring ice balls and Oort's hypothesis. The foregoing paper by McGanney on the nature and origin of comets presumes to offer a revolutionary replacement for this consensus. To the reader unfamiliar with the details, the author seems to make a good case; but the more one reads, the less satisfactory his model - as well as his criticism of conventional concepts - becomes. The author presents the thesis that planets originate from comets captured from interstellar space, whose orbits ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 136  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0903/086solar.htm
133. The Terrible Ones, Part 2 Mars Ch.5 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... From "Worlds in Collision" © 1950 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents The Terrible Ones Venus had a tail, considerably shortened since the time it was a comet, but still long enough to give the impression of a hanging flame, or smoke, or attached hair. When Mars clashed with Venus, asteroids,1 meteorites, and gases were torn -from this trai ling part, and began a semi-independent existence, some following the orbit of Mars, some other paths. These swarms of meteorites with their gaseous appendages were newborn comets; flying in bands and taking various shapes, they made an uncanny impression. Those which followed Mars closely looked like a ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 136  -  03 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/worlds/2051-terrible-ones.htm
... he sees liquid, he reads gas, etc. However, the major confusion seems to be that Sagan does not appear to know the difference between the chapter "Naphtha" and the chapter "Ambrosia" of Worlds in Collision. The chapter "Naphtha" deals with the earlier period of the near collision between the Earth and an immense comet. There Velikovsky cites ancient sources from around the globe that the Earth burned in many places where liquid petroleum fell from the comet. The chapter "Ambrosia" deals with the later period, after the near collision when hydrocarbon gases left in the atmosphere were converted into carbohydrates. There also, Velikovsky cites legendary evidence of manna forming with ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 135  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/ginenthal/sagan/s05-fifth.htm
... to see descriptions of these actual catastrophes in the ancient writings is a result of psychological suppression, of collective amnesia. 4. The catastrophes resulted from near approaches of heavenly bodies to the earth. ~j . Legends of gods fighting and courting reflect actual encounters between heavenly bodies. 6. The major catastrophes resulted from near approaches of a comet, which produced world conflagration, a long period of darkness, floods, and hurricanes; the duration of the year was altered (it was at one time exactly 360 days); the earth's axis tilted, or its rotation slowed, during Joshua's miracle; electromagnetic forces were important. 7. The comet settled into orbit around the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 134  -  04 Dec 2008  -  URL: /online/no-text/beyond/13-blundering.htm
136. Cosmology And PsychologyY [Journals] [Kronos]
... 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 ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 134  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0101/033cosmo.htm
137. The Astronomer Royal. File II (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... traditions and folklore of many races and peoples. The reader cannot but fail to be impressed by Dr. Velikovsky's extensive knowledge of such lore and by the wealth of references which he gives. Then he told the story of single catastrophes, "awe-inspiring cosmic cataclysms." There occurred collisions between major planets, which brought about the birth of comets. "In the time of Moses, about the fifteenth century B.C ., one of these comets nearly collided with the earth, which twice passed through its tail." Intense heating, enormous tides, incessant violent electrical discharges between the comet and the planet took place. Spencer Jones went on: This comet is supposed ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 132  -  05 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/stargazers/218-astronomer.htm
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2002:1 (Jul 2002) Home | Issue Contents ARTICLES Natural Catastrophes in the Ninth Century AD James T Palmer and Trevor Palmer Summary Records from northern Europe throughout the 9th century AD, especially during its central decades, describe political and environmental turmoil accompanied by frequent sightings of comets and other celestial phenomena. Although the evidence is insufficient for definite conclusions to be drawn, it could, with good reason, be taken to indicate that an encounter between the Earth and debris from a disintegrating giant comet occurred at this time. If 9th century archaeological, geological and climatic evidence from around the world is also taken into account, it is ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 131  -  10 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v2002n1/04natural.htm
139. Cosmic Winter [Articles]
... to see. I come from England. We never see it, so it's rather a dramatic thing to show a picture where you actually can see this cloud projecting away from the Sun, below the horizon, into the plane of the ecliptic. That dust is cometary and partially asteroidal material. It is a decay product built up by comets over longish periods of time in the inner solar system. Next slide please. This is familiar to you all. This is just a meteor shower. The objects producing these meteors are typically a gram or so, maybe a tenth of a gram, maybe ten grams. These are breaking up, or burning up, at high ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 131  -  29 Mar 2001  -  URL: /online/pubs/articles/talks/portland/clube.htm
... covers, sandy deserts, and wave-filled oceans, were not considered bad scientists. Actually, if we are to believe the scientific literature, evidence of past Venerian oceans have been discovered on the surface of Venus. Said to have been comparable to Earth's own oceanic stretches, the water which once formed them is hypothesized to have come from impacting comets. Later, the oceans were "steamed off because of that planet's proximity to the sun." [28] Entire oceans are steamed off because of a planet's proximity to the Sun, but a relative handful of ices on Mercury, even closer to the Sun, manage to persist. As with Mercury, the surprises from Venus ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 130  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0506/029ant.htm
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