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... past. (See with regard to "The Circularization of Proto-Planet Venus"), it is nevertheless under the sole influence of gravitation. As such its orbit is highly circular. If its orbit were prograde it would still follow one that is highly circular. Nereid, on the other hand, is an extremely small body with a diameter of about150 miles. It has further been considered that Nereid "...may well be a captured object, in which case one might expect it to be very similar to the nucleus of a comet in structure and composition." (37) Its orbital eccentricity of .075 is the most elliptical of all planetary satellites. At pericenter, its orbital velocity is 0.2 miles less than escape velocity. I suggest that Nereid is a highly charged body and its orbit is strongly indicative of this. Like other highly charged bodies with small masses, it responds to Neptune's gravitational attraction but is governed primarily by Neptune's minute electromagnetic field. Long period comets that orbit around the sun are flung by the solar electromagnetic field out beyond Pluto's orbit ...
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... DESERT GEMS by Walter Radtke This just orbited across my monitor& I thought I'd pass it on. An Italian geologist has taken a close look at the beautiful translucent scarab in a pectoral, or necklace, found by Howard Carter among the treasures of Tutankhamen. Carter thought the scarab was carved of greenish-yellow chalcedony. However, measuring its refraction revealed to Vincenzo De Michele that the gem consists of Libyan desert glass. This is a fused natural glass, formed by cooling molten sand. It results from the impact of a meteorite or comet or a low-altitude explosion in the atmosphere. What makes the scarab even more astonishing is that the nearest source of Libyan desert glass is 500 miles west of the Nile, in the Western desert. Half of this distance lies beyond any known oasis. The glass is scattered over an area 15 miles in diameter. However, no meteor crater has been found, and the event responsible for the glass remains mysterious. Best wishes, Walter That is very interesting indeed, Walter. Thanks for passing it on. I don't think ...
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... of Velikovsky was immediately included in the register of subjects to be debunked. De Camp referred to Velikovsky in one of the keynote addresses of the Committee and his remarks were printed as the first article in the July/August 19 76 issue of The Humanist. There, de Camp said the following: "In the history of cultism, one is always experiencing a feeling of deja vu. Cultist beliefs have been confuted countless times but bob up again as lively as ever. The idea that the earth was once devastated by a comet began in the eighteenth century with Count Gian Rinaldo Carli. It was revived in the nineteenth by Ignatius Donnelly, who also made a popular cult out of earlier scholarly speculations about the lost Atlantis. In our own times, the cometary-collision hypothesis has been revived again with stunning success by Immanuel Velikovsky." This statement provoked a response from Professors Lynn E. Rose and Lewis M. Greenberg, both of whom sent letters to The Humanist {reproduced below). The letter of Professor Rose was published in the September/October ...
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... in all too many cases by the reality of collision. Planet Earth may have endured more than a score of space encounters with large bodies during the holocene epoch. The most recent occurred around the founding of Rome. Mars approached on several occasions, at 15-years intervals. Venus also intruded upon the Earth's sphere, then and before then, at least several times, on a half-century cycle. Velikovsky (1950) depicted these latter events. Figure 3. FEAR OF COMETS AND THE CONQUEST OF 1066. The Bayeaux Tapestry on the Comet of 1066. On the eve of The Battle of Hasting, a comet lit up the sky. The crowds gaze up in awe at the comet, and a courtier tells King Harold of this terrible omen. Below are seen the ghostly invasion ships which Harold now fears will follow. The tapestry was produced only decades after the event. Earlier, planet Mercury appears to have been a familiar figure of several pass-bys. Saturn, Jupiter and other heavenly bodies give the impression of having loomed large in the sky during their own ...
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... THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL II, No. 2 January 31, 1998 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS: VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS (13)...David Talbott HUBBLE CAPTURES A ONE-HIT WONDER...Robert S. Boyd Knight-Ridder News Service Comments...Wal Thornhill "THE BIG BANG NEVER HAPPENED" Comments...Mel Acheson& Wal Thornhill "THE GREAT COMET CRASH"...Amy& Mel Acheson URL's of Interest---- Quote of the day: If the cultivation of understanding consists in one thing more than another, it is surely in learning the grounds of one's own opinions. John Stuart Mill---- VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS (13) By David Talbott ( [EDITOR'S NOTE: This continues Talbott's series of articles on the myth of the comet Venus.SWEEPING AWAY THE NIGHT Discerning the relationship of archetype and symbol is particularly crucial when the symbol, in its familiar associations in daily life, cannot convey the extraordinary power of the archetype. By " ...
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... 1975) Home¦ Issue Contents Tektites and China's Dragon Dwardu Cardona Introduction Slightly over a year ago, Dr. Carter Sutherland, professor of medieval English at Georgia State University, Atlanta, wrote an article titled "China's Dragon," which appeared in the winter 1973-74 issue of Pensee."' In that article, Dr. Sutherland presented some evidence in support of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky's identification of the dragon as the proto-planet Venus when, around 1500 B.C., this heavenly body plagued the Earth in the form of a newly-born comet. In presenting his evidence, Sutherland relied exclusively on the dragon form as it evolved through the years in Chinese art. He was able to conclude, among other things, that the dragon in Chinese art did not go back further than 1500 B.C. and that it probably originated then. The article was well researched but it could have been strengthened by the inclusion of data concerning comets, other than the proto-planet Venus, which have been known to take the shape of a dragon. One such comet is described in Geoffrey ...
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... made extensive use of astronomical calculations based on a computer programme. This kind of projection into the past should be useful but it assumes that the orbit of the earth, for instance, has remained stable. Ignoring that (for the present), a computer calculated simulation of the stellar sky in the third millennium BC when the pyramids were being constructed should be very interesting. Unfortunately it assumes that the stellar sky of today, where comets are occasional visible manifestations, also existed in the historical past. The idea of a large comet, Velikovskian or Clube and Napier-ish, has not been included in the programme. It would be fascinating if a programme could be devised to take account of a disintegrating comet scenario and the possible effects on the inhabitants on planet earth- human and animal. Nevertheless, the programme has brought a useful point to light, an idea which may go some way to dispel the 'Martian migrant' theory and the great age of the Sphinx (another recent BBC television 'riddle of the pyramids' film). If the authors are correct ...
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268. Forum [Pensee]
... . 9) by Ralph Juergens, leading to the subsequent amplification of his theory and critical comments in following issues. Although Bruce has had many articles and letters published during the last 30 years, he has been largely ignored, while other far more unlikely theories have been given full publicity. I have submitted many articles on the subject to various journals, and the BBC, without success, while time and space have been lavished on such relatively trivial matters as the impending departure of Dr. Margaret Burbidge from Greenwich and arrival of Comet Kohoutek from Outer Space. The astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Ryle, has replied briefly to my letters to state his objections to the theory, as those I described in Pensee of Fall, 1973 (p. 48). He did not comment in any detail on my answers to these objections and finally stated that the subject was "not his field"! He seemed afraid to encourage the publication of any discussion of Bruce's views or their impartial investigation by others. If he is convinced Bruce is wrong, why ...
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269. The Venus Tablets and Climate [SIS C&C Review $]
... , the rising date remains 'ER XI 18'. 15. Alternatively, one might assume that a cometary object plunged through the Earth's atmosphere and landed at some place other than Babylon. This would result in a large concentration of cometary dust above the point of impact. As this dust gradually spread round the globe it would presumably become less concentrated at its souce, and increase elsewhere until equilibrium was attained. The volcanic explanation seems to be the more likely. It raises the question of whether Year 12 records a close approach of Comet Encke, 'The Cosmic Serpent'. However, the position of the nodes around 1690 BC seems to rule that out. Moreover, even if it could be established that a close approach of the comet took place in Year 12, the time scale would not permit a similar event in Year 16b. It would have to be some other object. On the other hand, volcanoes can erupt at any time without requiring an extra-terrestrial object to trigger them off. For the positions of the nodes see Victor Clube& Bill Napier ...
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... From: Aeon II:4 (1991) Home¦ Issue Contents The Mythical History of the Comet Venus (Part I) David Talbott INTRODUCTION Taking the mythically-based model of the polar configuration as a reference, (1) it is possible to reconstruct from ancient testimony the remarkable history of the planet Venus in prehistoric times. The integrity of this reconstruction will, in turn, lend substantial verification to the model by demonstrating that here-- as in other instances previously noted-- the model satisfies the requirements of a general theory: it accommodates and explains the data in a consistent way, while removing countless anomalies that have frustrated previous efforts to place ancient myths and symbols in a comprehensible light. It is particularly noteworthy that none of the common Venusian themes, when examined in detail, are explicable by Venus' appearance today-- a point that is only underscored by the occasional guesses of historians and mythologists seeking to explain the motifs within conventionally accepted frameworks. Consider these well-established associations of the planet-goddess: Eye of the sun god Ascending heart or soul ...
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