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41. Predictions on “Deep Impact” [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: NASA/JPL/UMD Artwork by Pat Rawlings 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 04, 2005 Predictions on “Deep Impact” With the imminent arrival of the “Deep Impact” spacecraft at the comet Tempel 1, it is time to test competing theories on the nature of comets. The predictions and lines of reasoning offered here will set the stage for future analysis of the “electric comet” model. We are posting this document at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, July 3, with “Deep Impact” less than 24 hours away. This Picture of the Day will remain through July 4. It will be followed within 48 hours (or less) by another Picture of the Day with a preliminary evaluation of the event. At 10:52 p.m. PDT July 2, the Deep Impact spacecraft will fire an 800-pound ...
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42. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1992 (Vol XIV) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Ia. Comet catastrophes: a new synthesis?- the challenge, set by Bernard Newgrosh It is now 42 years since Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision first saw print and whilst his ideas generated debate, controversy and even furore, they are still no nearer to general recognition. This is particularly so of Velikovsky's cosmic catastrophism which featured the planet Venus on a cometary orbit, the planet Mars on an erratic orbit, and Venus, Mars, the Earth and the Moon having near-miss contacts with each other. Mainstream astronomers have repeatedly rejected these ideas and in the strongest possible terms. They have described his scenarios as 'wildly impossible' and have felt justified in doing so because they have found no way of reconciling his 'celestial billiards' with the laws of physics as currently known. Contrast this reaction to that which has greeted the evidence from which Velikovsky had adduced his catastrophe ideas. The past is catastrophic, he declared, because man's collective memory in the mythology of many ...
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... From: Aeon V:5 (Jan 2000) Home¦ Issue Contents Typhon and the Comet of the Exodus: Rockenbach's Lost Source Dwardu Cardona Note: This paper was originally read at the symposium sponsored by Cosmos& Chronos at Deerfield Beach, Florida, July 17, 1999. The Comet Called Typhon I start with an event reported by Pliny (23-79 A.D.): "A terrible comet was seen by the people of Ethiopia and Egypt, to which Typhon, the king of that period, gave his name; it had a fiery appearance and was twisted like a coil, and it was very grim to behold: it was not really a star so much as what might be called a ball of fire." [1 This comet was also mentioned by Hephaestion, Junctinus, Lydus, and Servius. It was described by these writers as an immense fiery globe moving slowly across the sky. [2 What might at first appear as a slight discord among these early writers comes from Servius who quoted Avienus. According to the latter, ...
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... THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL I, No. 22 August 31, 1997 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS: EDITORIAL...Michael Armstrong VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS(6)...David Talbott SCIENTISTS DISCOVER SOLAR JET STREAMS...NASA Release REMARKS ON SOLAR JET STREAMS...Wal Thornhill---- Quote of the day: It seems clear.... that we are faced with deep and radical fragmentation, as well as thoroughgoing confusion, if we try to think of what could be the reality that is treated by our physical laws. At present physicists tend to avoid this issue by adopting the attitude that our overall views concerning the nature of reality are of little or no importance. All that counts in physical theory is supposed to be the development of mathematical equations that permit us to predict and control the behaviour of large statistical aggregates of particles. Such a goal is not regarded as merely for its pragmatic and technical utility: rather, it has become a presupposition of most work in modern ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. XI No. 1 (Fall 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents On the Nature of Cometary Symbolism David Talbott and Ev Cochrane BACKGROUND In our previous paper (KRONOS X:1), we proposed a unique mythological connection between a former "sun" god and a prehistoric comet. The old god we recognized as Saturn, the central, polar sun of earliest remembered times; and the comet we identified as Velikovsky's comet Venus, an active participant in the events of Saturn's epoch. Numerous myths and closely related symbols, we suggested, appear to associate a comet-like Venus with the band of the "enclosed sun", the ancient image of Saturn. Though conventional schools have yet to reckon with, or even acknowledge, any such association, it is possible to reconstruct the history and behavior of the prehistoric comet down to many remarkable details, including its specific relationship to the Saturnian band. Drawing upon wide-ranging and colorful images, the myths tell of a comet-like body issuing in serpentine fashion from the sun god, then- after ...
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46. Electric Comet [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech 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 Aug 05, 2004 Electric Comet Recent mages of comet Wild 2 may reveal the telltale sign of electric discharge in the form of unexplained “bright spots”. Close-up photos of comet Wild 2 taken by the spacecraft Stardust reveal small bright spots. Several of these hotspots are seen in the photo on the left, and two are seen together in the photo on the right. A few have adjacent dark spots that may be shadows cast by the material shooting up from the surface. From an Electric Universe point of view, these are the sparks where electric currents from the sun impinge on the more negatively charged surface of the comet. This is where electricity is peeling away the surface of the comet's nucleus. The material removed from the comet is funneled away in tight jets that twice surprise ...
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47. On Comets and Kings [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:1 (1989) Home¦ Issue Contents On Comets and Kings by Ev Cochrane Note (1) In Worlds in Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky presented a vivid picture of a world suffering from the effects of the near passage of a great comet. Velikovsky's scenario envisaged a period of universal darkness, the fall of great kingdoms, and expectations of the end of the world. Velikovsky's vision is generally faithful to the universal mythology of the comet, which --although it has been largely eradicated from the annals of science under the auspices of modern astronomy --periodically resurfaces upon the appearance of a prominent comet such as Halley's. Pre-scientific or not, the ominous portents associated with the appearance of a comet have been difficult to exorcize from the social consciousness. In the years since Worlds in Collision was published there has been a notable resurgence of theories invoking comet-induced catastrophes. Luis Alvarez, together with his son Walter and several other prominent scientists, speculated that a comet-induced cataclysm was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs. (2) A large comet ( ...
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48. Pluto's Rank Again - Needs Changing... [SIS Internet Digest $]
... : Pluto's Rank Again- Needs Changing... Bob Kobres CCNet 1 Feb 2001 Why are we arguing over Pluto's rank again? Star-like-object naming has apparently been subject to change as far back as we can read. This factor was the source of one of Immanual Velikovsky's major errors. He assumed continuity of nouns or more precisely he thought philologists had correctly identified the various ancient names for planets. Where Kugler (whose various works are referenced by Velikovsky) saw a sunlike-meteor in association with Venus, Velikovsky saw "Comet Venus." Both researchers fell victim to what this author calls the "bibbu boo-boo." There is considerable reason to suspect that the majority of our planet's namesakes were comets-- probably of the Encke family. For instance, we can read from W.M. O'Neil (1975): "The word planet comes from the Greek planetes, the wanderers; these seven celestial bodies moved among the fixed stars. The Babylonians had a more picturesque name bibbu, the wild sheep, as these bodies broke through the fixed formation ...
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49. The Orbits of Venus [Pensee]
... Hoffee is an optical engineer. In 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky suggested that several orbital changes had occurred among members of the solar system (1). These changes resulted in near-collisions between celestial bodies and a reordering of the solar system. In the following paragraphs, known changes in the orbits of comets, commonly considered not to be possible, will be discussed. In addition, calculations which provide approximate orbital parameters for the celestial bodies which Velikovsky contends were involved in these collisions are presented. In Worlds in Collision, the term "comet" often arises with respect to Venus. This is a result of the ancient definition of a comet as a celestial object with an extended atmosphere, and in fact the word "comet" is derived from the Greek word for "hair". Therefore, such references to Venus as a comet are used in this context rather than according to the modern, although imprecise, definition of a comet. That the modern definition is little better than the ancient definition is seen from the following two statements: Roemer said that although ...
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50. Deep Impact [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: NASA ,ESA, P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University) and H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory) Caption: The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a flare emerging from comet Tempel 1 on June 14. Such outbursts are only one of many features of comets that astronomers “don t fully understand”. 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 Jun 30, 2005 Deep Impact The scientific media have vigorously promoted the coming "Deep Impact" encounter with comet Tempel 1. But comet experts are not going to see what they've expected, say theorists of the "electric comet". A potential turning point in the exploration of space will occur on July 4. That's when comet Tempel 1 will be near perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun). The Deep Impact spacecraft, launched on January 12, ...
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