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161. Scientific Catastrophism in Early 19th Century Britain [SIS Internet Digest $]
... from the surface of the other, and no very material changes will be produced, either on their movements or on their physical constitution. But should the directions of their respective courses be exactly opposite, when the concurrence takes place, (a case, however, which it is easy to see can happen only with retrograde comets), the consequences would necessarily be far more serious and permanent.... It appears highly probable that none of the planetary bodies have sustained any alterations in their orbits by the collision of a comet. But on this account we are not to suppose that a contact has never taken place; because, though it may not have been sufficiently violent to have altered the planet's orbit, it may nevertheless have materially affected its physical organization, by impinging on its surface; nor, least of all, are we to conclude, from the experience of the past, that the collision of a comet with any of the planetary bodies, will never happen in the course of time.... it behoves us to consider ...
162. Electric Arcs in Planetary Science [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Upper left: Inset: laboratory arc, courtesy of John Dyer; lower left: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/comet/puckett4.html 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 Thunderbolts of the Gods is a 108 page 8-1/2 x 11 full color monograph based on the life work of the two authors --a revolutionary synthesis of comparative mythology and the newly-discovered "Electric Universe". The Monograph includes an hour-long DVD introducing various aspects of the Electric Universe explained by members of the Thunderbolts Group. More Information Book Synopsis Read Chapter One Order Link Dec 19, 2005 Electric Arcs in Planetary Science If you ’ ve been following our Picture of the Day, you ’ ve seen the electric arc on the upper left more than once on these pages. It comes to us from the website, “Sparks and Arcs,” sponsored by John Dyer-- ...
163. Cometary Knots [Thunderbolts Website]
... features of a planetary nebula "cometary knots" because of their resemblance to giant comets. From an Electric Universe point of view, the resemblance may be more than visual. As long ago as the 1940¹s, an electrical researcher, Dr. Charles Bruce of England, identified planetary nebulae as stellar electric discharge phenomena. Although the heads, or comas, of these "comets" are twice the size of our solar system and much dustier than our comets, their electrodynamics is essentially the same. The coma of a solar system comet is generated by the difference in electrical potential between the nucleus and the surrounding plasma. A charged body placed in plasma forms a cocoon around itself, called a Langmuir sheath or plasma sheath. The cocoon isolates the charge on the body from the surrounding plasma. At the sheath boundary, two layers of charge, called a ¦" double layer," take most of the electrical stress. If the electrical stress is high enough the plasma sheath may glow. The changing electrical stress on a comet is due to its highly ...
164. The Impact of Impact! Notes on the implications and the reception of "IMPACT! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids" by Gerrit Verschuur [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1997:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents The Impact of Impact! Notes on the implications and the reception of IMPACT! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids by Gerrit Verschuur (Oxford University Press, New York& Oxford, 1996) Reviewed by Benny J Peiser The crash of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter in the summer of 1994 proved to be a watershed in the development of neo-catastrophism. In retrospect, the flood of publications on the crash and related issues since this multiple impact suggests that we are in the midst of the second phase of a prolonged scientific revolution. The dramatic changes in the understanding and perception of our cosmic environment, initially triggered by the K/T boundary controversy in the early 1980s, appear to have slowly shifted from the geological to the historical time frame. Rather than limiting the debate to the giant million-year events, the focus of many researchers has switched to the smaller but more frequent punctuations in the 1000-years range. During the course of the last decade, most ...
165. Halley's Comet in Collision? (Vox Populi) [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 1 (Fall 1982) Home¦ Issue Contents Vox Populi Halley's Comet in Collision? To the Editor of KRONOS: The orbit of Halley's Comet has been projected back to 1404 B.C. using modern observations from 40 B.C. to 1910 A.D. as a base. The results were reported by Dr. D. K. Yeomans of Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences Meeting in Pittsburgh, October 13-16, 1981. (See "The long-term motion of comet Halley", Mon. Not. R. astr. Soc. (1981) 197, p p. 633-646.) The simulation indicated that in 1404 B.C. Halley's would have passed very close to the Earth. So close, in fact, that the computer program could not tell on which side of Earth the passage would have occurred. Because the program was not set up to model close interactions, the simulation was terminated in 1404 B.C. In discussion afterwards, Yeomans shied away from discussing the near-collision aspects of ...
166. How Stable Is the Solar System? [Pensee]
... Dr. C.J. Ransom, a plasma physicist, has taught at the University of Texas. Currently he works in the Electro-optics and Reconnaissance Group of General Dynamics, Convair Aerospace Division, Fort Worth, Texas. He teaches a course in Velikovsky theory at Texas Christian University, and has lectured on the subject at other universities in Texas, Switzerland, Germany, and England. The scientific literature today abounds with catastrophic hypotheses not unlike the events Velikovsky described in 1950. (Harold Urey has suggested that a collision between Earth and a comet splashed water onto the moon. R.A. Lyttleton believes Jupiter may have split apart in the past.) Many of these hypotheses lend additional support to Velikovsky's views. "In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."-- Galileo Galilei "Is it not the case that at first a new idea is regarded as not true, and later, when accepted, as not being new?"-- Immanuel Velikovsky Ages in Chaos,. ix, 1952 ...
167. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 08: THE BULL [Quantavolution Website]
... and riding on its back symbolised the obtaining of control of the animal to prevent it from doing damage [to individuals but also to the earth. In the absence of more specific literary information than we have, it is hard to say with certainty that any one explanation is correct. All may have played a part. The name Daedalus suggests the Greek daid-, torch, and Al, or El, the Semitic word meaning the one above, god. He may have been named, or named himself, after a comet in the sky looking like a torch. His work at Knosos ranged from the construction of the dancing floor to creating bull disguises for actors to wear. Electrical and astronomical links between Egypt and Crete appear in our consideration of the bull. The attempt to produce an heir to the throne with divine ancestry, and therefore the right to be obeyed, may be the explanation of the story of Pasiphae and the Minotaur. Monarchs and priests could wear bull masks, horned helmets and tails in the attempt to obtain and pass on ...
168. On Morrison: Some Final Remarks (Forum) [Kronos $]
... beneath a dense, insulating atmosphere, is quite in keeping with such a history. Nevertheless, I would like to muddy the waters a bit by interjecting another possibility. I have purposely avoided raising this point until after the publication of an electrical explanation of the solar photosphere (KRONOS IV, No. 4, p. 28, Summer-1979), for that work may be relevant to the recorded history and present character of Venus. A few millennia ago, according to Velikovsky's researches, Venus was to all intents and purposes a comet, enormous and unlike modern comets in that respect, but nevertheless a comet. But what is a comet? This is a question that has been and probably will be debated for a long time. In concert with the electrical-sun hypothesis (Pensée, Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 1972, p. 6), I would imagine that any fairly small (non-stellar) body of mineral (dielectric) composition traveling in a highly elliptical orbit around the Sun would, at least for a time, be a ...
169. Forum Part Two [SIS C&C Review $]
... Porter notes, the end of the Early Bronze Age is the only instance (in historical times) of the sort of widespread contemporaneous destructions which would accompany a major catastrophe event.' [2 Accordingly, the main hypothesis of the Cambridge Conference- evidence for catastrophes- appears to have been falsified: according to Velikovsky's critics, there seems to be no evidence that the Earth has suffered repeated catastrophes of cosmic origin in historical times. But how valid are the arguments brought forward by the critics? Only a few months ago, comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter. Ever since this event in July 1994, hardly a month has passed without reports of newly discovered comets, impact hazards from space, cosmic catastrophes and the rise of the new scientific fashion, neo-catastrophism, in the media. For example, during the summer of 1994, The Times featured three articles on cosmic catastrophes. On July 27th, it summarised this development in the headline of a lengthy article: 'Raining death and dark ages. Theories that the Earth is shaped by cosmic catastrophes are gaining ...
170. Cosmic Catastrophism [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:6 (1991) Home¦ Issue Contents Cosmic Catastrophism (1) William Stiebing Jr. A large comet or asteroid hurtles through space on a collision course with the earth. As the impact nears, the earth is racked by cataclysms: Volcanoes erupt simultaneously; earthquakes shatter what was once firm land; mountain-high tidal waves destroy continents and change the earth's topography. A science fiction plot? Not according to many authors who have presented a similar scenario as historical fact over the years. A supposed collision or near-collision between earth and an asteroid, comet, or planet in ancient times has been used variously as the explanation for the destruction of Atlantis (2), the Deluge recorded in Genesis (3), or the miraculous events connected with the Israelite Exodus from Egypt. (4) Immanuel Velikovsky has provided the most detailed arguments for such cosmic catastrophism, and his theories have a large and very vocal following among the general public. Worlds in Collision? Immanuel Velikovsky was a medical doctor (with a specialty in psychoanalysis) ...
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