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261. Velikovsky: Hero or Heretic? [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol VII Part A (1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky: Hero or Heretic? ROBERT JASTROW Dr Robert Jastrow is a highly distinguished astronomer, geologist, and science writer. In 1961 he founded NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, of which he is the Director and is Adjunct Professor of Geophysics at Columbia University and of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College. He is the author of numerous books on astronomy, including such titles as Until the Sun Dies (1977) and God and the Astronomers (1978). In 1968 NASA awarded him a medal for exceptional scientific achievement. Jastrow, while acknowledging the weakness of many of the criticisms levelled at Worlds In Collision, highlights other problems in Velikovsky's scenario. In particular current interpretations of the geological and climatological record seem to provide little support for the idea of major catastrophes in the 15th and 8th centuries BC on the scale envisaged by Velikovsky. A detailed response by Tom McCreery will appear in a future issue of the Review. Immanuel Velikovsky, who died nearly a year ago, ...
262. S.I.S Review Vol. VII PART A: Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... UK Editors: Peter James (Co-ordinating) Brian Moore Editorial Assistant: Neil Lawson Production Consultant: Rosemary Burnard Contributing Editor: Malcolm Lowery Editorial Associates: Geoffrey Gammon (History) Wal Thornhill (Science) Editorial Consultants: Dr John Bimson (Biblical Archaeology) Eric Crew, F.I.E.E., F.R.A.S. (Physics) Dr John J. Fermor (Climatology) Michael Jones, M.A. (Cantab.) (Egyptology) Hyam Maccoby, M.A. (Oxon) (Judacia) Dr Hugo Meynell (Philosophy) Dr John Milsom (Geophysics) Dr Earl Milton (Physics) Dr Trevor Palmer (Life Sciences) Michael Reade, D.S.C. (Observational Astronomy) Dr Don Robins (Chemistry) Peter Warlow (Physics) The S.I.S. Review is the journal of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (registered under the Charities Act, 1960- Registration number 286264). All Enquiries should be addressed to: Val Pearce (Hon. Membership Secretary) 57 Meadway Harpenden Hertfordshire England, UK Printed by M.A.P. Litho 214 Tooting High Street London SW17 0SQ Tel: 01-672 4075 ...
263. Catastrophism and the Old Testament: The Mars-Earth Conflicts by Donald Wesley Patten [SIS C&C Review $]
... - according to the model- no significant effect on the claimed resonance in any of 338 flybys. This oddity is not even mentioned. Instead, Patten dwells at considerable length on Earth tides caused by Mars in its transient flybys, estimates their magnitudes ignoring any hysterisis effects and extrapolates directly from the present 4.5 inch Earth tide produced by the Moon and Sun to a sub-crustal tide of 9,216 feet for a Mars flyby at 15,000 miles. He uses assumptions about sub-crustal temperatures and rigidity/viscosity which conflict with abundant geophysical data and also assumes Roche's Limit (the minimum distance at which a gravitationally-bound satellite can maintain its physical integrity in orbit around its primary) applies also to one cosmic body passing rapidly through the gravitational field of another- which is not true. Note 1 to chapter IV says spin axis precession takes 3 forms in standard gyroscopic theory: a. a change in spin axis tilt, either steeper or shallower; b. a change in spin axis location, in any direction and c. a minute change in spin axis velocity ...
264. Exodus [SIS C&C Review $]
... roughly 400 years of the Egypian empire in Palestine, a tradition that was used by the post-Exilic Biblical historiographer but in a chronologically reverse order with the Exodus story. 2. Manfred Bietak, Avaris and Piramesse, Oxford:1979. See also Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR: 281), 'Egypt and Canaan during the Middle Bronze Age', Manfred Bietak. 3. M.G.L. Baillie, A Slice Through Time, Batsford, 1996. 4. K.D. Pang and co authors, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 66, 69 and 70. 5. Gerhard Herm, The Phoenicians, Victor Gollancz, 1975, p. 25. 6. TL Thompson, The Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives, New York, 1974. See chapter 6, p. 118. 7. Moe Mandelkehr, SIS Review, V:3, 'An Integrated Model for an Earthwide Event at 2300BC'. 8. John Bimson wrote a couple of very good articles on semites in MK Egypt, SIS Review III:3 and IV:I. ...
265. Obituary: Derek Scott Allan (1917-2000) [SIS C&C Review $]
... marshal his Arctic material in book form. In 1966 Hapgood had published independent studies of anomalous maps of Greenland, Antarctica, the Mediterranean basin and northwest Europe in his Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings. Derek approached Thorsons, publishers of the English edition, about publishing his own Arctic researches but without success. He corresponded with Hapgood, discussing their differing views: Derek believed that only a change in the orientation of Earth's axis could account for the anomalies, while Hapgood favoured crustal shift. Deciding that additional research was needed on the geophysics, Derek withdrew his manuscript. In the mid-1970s Derek moved to Iffley, in east Oxford, where he spent hours in the university libraries and corresponded with authorities like S.K. Runcorn, Adrian Scheidegger and Carl Sagan. On the 'mammoths' front, he investigated geologically-recent palaeontology and on the 'cartographic' front the geography and associated 'myths' of classical literature. Derek meticulously recorded his 'library trawlings' in a series of foolscap notebooks. Invitations arrived for lectures on 'those maps' and he produced superb slides to illustrate his talks. ...
266. In the Beginning -- A Review [The Velikovskian $]
... on Victoria, Australia, in September of 1969, and found that the ratios of nitrogen isotopes in the amino acids, as well as other compounds of a nitrogenous nature, were substantially different from those generally found on the Earth. Ongoing research that grew out of Epstein's work indicated that the deuterium to hydrogen ratio of organic material in Murchison was much closer to that of interstellar space than what is seen on Earth. However, there is a unique exception to this hydrogen/ deuterium ratio on Earth: Our oceans. Astronomers and geophysicists suggest that this finding supports the conclusion that terrestrial water was brought to Earth by comets, i.e., planetesimals, in the early solar system. Yet it is also not unthinkable that our oceans may have had a recent addition from Saturnian water. The hydrogen-deuterium ratio content of Saturn's oceans supposedly would be similar to that of the Earth's since they accreted from the same cometary materials. Also germane to this data are the rings of Saturn. Velikovsky had assumed that these rings might consist of water in the form of ice: ...
267. We're a Year Old!! [The Velikovskian $]
... second year and hope that it will be filled with significant articles, reviews and discussions, enlightening all those involved in the research of recent planetary catastrophism. In Volume II, Number 1, we hope to present evidence about the way science editors and science journalists suppress evidence, so that our readers will understand that the "Velikovsky Affair" still lives and breathes. There will, of course, be articles on history, astronomy, etc., to elucidate the evidence. When was the Moon last molten? Self-proclaimed pundits of geophysics tell us that that occurred 3 billion years ago. Surprisingly, the real evidence tells a very different story. What are the X scientific establishment's theories to explain Venus' newborn surface? Do these theories reflect science or are they creations such as the Vulcan Space Academy, so well portrayed on television and in the movies? All this and more will be presented in forthcoming issues of The Velikovskian. We hope that you, our readers, will resubscribe to our journal for the coming year. We thank you for your interest ...
268. The Evolutionist-Creationist Battle: A Threat to Catastrophist Evolution (Focus) [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... that this is far from inconceivable and it also leads us to wonder just why such a battery of guns had to be brought to bear upon a religious group just because they lay claim to being "scientific". What is it that so worries the scientists in any challenge to Darwinism? Could it be the inevitable presentation of undesirable catastrophic evidence? From a catastrophist point of view much of the evidence produced by the Creationists is scientific. Fossil fish showing signs of being buried alive, evidence for the rapid formation of coal, geophysical evidence that radiometric dating is invalid, coprolites, the sudden appearance of forms in the fossil record- all these facts we are long familiar with as evidence of world-wide catastrophes. In the hands of the Creationists, however, they are rapidly becoming inextricably mired in the slough of religious bigotry because they are presented as evidence of a unique Noachian Deluge catastrophe in a world created during six days only a few thousand years ago. In such a context they can be faulted as unbiassed scientific observation and the religious motivation behind them can ...
269. Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... of tektites (see Workshop 3:1, p. 18; 3:3, p. 18 and 4:2, p. 15). He stated that they were formed as molten materials thrown out of the Earth's atmosphere by a large meteorite impact and reentered shortly afterwards. But the Australasian tektite field has no associated impact feature and the Tunguska object was also described with strange "accuracy" considering it is still a matter of debate. Alvarez had stressed an apparent connection between impact events and geomagnetic reversals. The geophysicists are hard put to explain these random reversals- could they be triggered by the massive shock wave of a large impact? suggested Hindley, assuming the usual internally, core-generated E-M field. Then, when the dust settles and life already decimated by starvation- can begin to pick up the pieces, it is faced with yet another hazard- large doses of ultra-violet and high energy particle radiation due to a drastic decrease in the magnetic field which usually keeps them at bay. There was the inevitable deafening silence on any Warlow-type reversal ...
270. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... equivalents to 'real' phenomena- no matter what person or group tries to claim them for their own purposes- or they would be largely redundant. Chris Boyles, Taunton, Somerset Antarctic ice and the Dead Sea Reprised Dear Sir, The evidence cited by W. G. Shannon (WORKSHOP 6:2, p.27) which has hitherto been considered to support a major geologico-climatological boundary about 4000 years ago simply does not survive inspection. (Incidentally, Mr. Shannon's "1968 Geographical Physical Year" almost certainly refers to the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58 which began with Antarctic research.) Perhaps some ice flows became active 4000 years ago, but the Antarctic ice cap itself, with an average thickness of 2200 meters, predates the last ice age. At Dome C, where the ice is almost 3000m thick, at a depth of 950m the ice is 32,000 years old (C. Lorius et. al ., NATURE 280, 1979, pp.644-48.) For more on Antarctic ice, see D. A. Peel, NEW SCIENTIST 19 ...
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