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51. Pluto's Rank Again - Needs Changing... [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... 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 ...
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... at Harton Comprehensive School, South Shields. He has a special interest in ancient science and civilisation and describes himself as an avid collector of books, especially on astronomy and history. The Cosmic Winter is the 1990 sequel to Clube and Napier's 1982 publication, The Cosmic Serpent [1 ], in which they aimed to show that a huge comet had terrified our ancestors, caused global disasters, and been largely forgotten in a general dislocation of Mediterranean history/chronology. The original super-comet gradually degraded, leaving behind such remnants as certain meteor streams (most notably the Southern, Northern and Beta Taurids), some active comets (principally Encke's comet), a number of Apollo asteroids ...
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53. Solar System Studies [Journals] [Aeon]
... to his work. But ultimately a theory based on myth must dovetail with our understanding of the physical events which shaped planetary bodies. The golden age of Solar System studies is now. Space age technology is extending our vision beyond previously imagined boundaries. Space probes have flown by the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and two comets. One of these is leaving the Solar System while a second will pass by Neptune in 1989. Remotely controlled probes have put down on Venus and Mars while man himself has walked on the moon. Other probes to the planets are planned and manned flights to Mars are contemplated. Orbiting space labs around Earth have revealed a plethora of ...
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54. The Comet Venus, Part 1 Venus Ch.8 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... From "Worlds in Collision" © 1950 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents The Comet Venus During the centuries when Venus was a comet, it had a tail. The early traditions of the peoples of Mexico, written down in pre-Columbian days, relate that Venus smoked. "The star that smoked la estrelle que humeava, was Sitlae choloha, which the Spaniards call Venus."(48) "Now, I ask," said Alexander Humboldt, "what optical illusion could give Venus the appearance of a star throwing out smoke?"(49) Sahagun, the sixteenth century Spanish authority on Mexico, wrote that the Mexicans called a comet " ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 252  -  03 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/worlds/1086--comet-venus.htm
... of solar reversals' known only in mythological forms in Greece. Or one can argue that it was actually the reversal myths known to Herodotus that coloured his misunderstanding of the consequences of the Sothic Cycle. Let us not lose sight of the fact, either that ii.142 is the most promising record' in Herodotus of either the Venus Comet encounters of the mid second millennium BC or the Earth-Mars encounters of the ninth to seventh centuries BC. Collective amnesia thus has a great deal to answer for, particularly in the case of the Mars encounters, which terminated, remember, only 200 years before Herodotus wrote his "Histories"! On WIC p.225 V refers to ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 250  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/vel-sources/source-2.htm
... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 1 (Fall 1982) Home | Issue Contents On Comets, Comet-Like Luminous Apparitions and Meteors (Concluded)Ilse Fuhr Copyright (C ) 1967 & 1982 by Ilse Fuhr and Otto Harrassowitz Verlag Editor's Note: The present article is a translation of Chapter IV from Ilse Fuhr's 1967 book Ein Altorientalisches Symbol published by Otto Harrassowitz (Wiesbaden). The translation was made by Emilia Altroggen, Guenter Koehler, and Jan Sammer. It is printed here with the permission of both the author and the publisher. Part I appeared in KRONOS VII:4 . A review of Mrs. Fuhr's book appeared in Bibliotheca Orientalis XXV, No. 3 ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 248  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0801/038comet.htm
... causes strong tidal forces to act on the other bodies gravitationally bound to the Sun. The planetary system is so compact and tightly bound that the orbits of the Earth, Jupiter and so on are very little affected, but the same cannot be said for the more loosely bound members at great distance from the Sun. Amongst these are the comets. In its journey through the Galaxy, the Solar System carries along a huge invisible cloud of comets, the so-called Oort cloud, named after a distinguished astronomer who studied this system in the 1950s. According to Oort, this cloud reaches out to something less than half the distance of the nearest stars to us, and it is ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 246  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0504/106comet.htm
... . 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 ...
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... be a mosaic of rock and ice. There has been speculation that a single event might have caused Uranus to turn over onto its side, and given rise to the warped satellites [9 ], but a series of events is more likely. It seems probable that the planet turned over as a result of a collision with a giant comet, with a new planetary system being formed from the debris [5 ,10]. Then, solid-state extrusion of ice from the interiors of the satellites may have taken place, to account for at least some of the surface features [8 ,11,12]. Alternatively, as suggested by Eugene Shoemaker of the U. ...
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60. The Battle In The Sky, Part 1 Venus Ch.3 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... itself to the horrified onlookers on earth as a gigantic battle. Because this battle was seen from almost all parts of the world, and because it impressed itself very strongly upon the imagination of the peoples, it can be reconstructed in some detail. When the earth passed through the gases, dust, and meteorites of the tail of the comet, disturbed in rotation, it proceeded on a distorted orbit. Emerging from the darkness, the Eastern Hemisphere faced the head of the comet. This head only shortly before had passed close to the sun and was in a state of candescence. The night the great earthquake shook the globe was, according to rabbinical literature, as bright ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 237  -  03 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/worlds/1032-battle.htm
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