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11. The Mapmakers from the ice age [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:2 (Dec 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents The Mapmakers from the ice age http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jlacroix1/geoAN.html A geodesic net of planetary size has been settled during the 10th millenary before Christ. Its structure has been revealed by the special repartition of a certain number of sacred sites. For a long time, I have been puzzled by the very ancient and accurate maps studied by Charles H. Hapgood in Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, proofs of the existence of a advanced civilization in the ice age. One of those maps includes practically the whole earth: it's a map that belonged in the XVIth century to the Turkish Admiral Re'is. Hapgood has shown that the original map has been drawn using a trigonometrical method according to a polar projection centered on the Assouan area. The pole of that projection was exactly at the intersection of the Tropic of Cancer and of the Meridian of Alexandria. On the following map, the pole is marked by the letter X (in this study, ...
12. Hapgood's Ancient Maps (Review) [SIS C&C Review $]
... even prove to be 'more correct' than the later ones, which appear to incorporate some of the findings of contemporary explorers, such as Christopher Columbus in 1492 AD. Hapgood's principal deduction is that the cartographers of 1300-1500 AD must have had access to one or more very ancient 'source maps', which have not since been rediscovered. Hapgood's analyses, though extensive, are clearly not yet as complete as they could be and there is scope for further progress. I would particularly draw attention to some points which were not covered by Hapgood and which could be exploited by future students of these maps, as follows: a. It looks to be a near certainty that the principal source map must have been on a globe. The many so-called 'Portolano' maps are obviously constructed on the basis of a system of rings of compass roses, which represents a particularly simple way of transcribing a map from a spherical surface to a flat one. The outcome would be expected to be a slightly distorted azimuthal equidistant projection (described on p. 226 of the book) ...
13. Common Sense About Ancient Maps [The Velikovskian $]
... by authorities in the fields of seismic analysis and cartography. These experts affirm that this map is an accurate and authentic representation of those parts of Antarctica without an ice cover. Once again, the only way that such an accurate map could have been made prior to this century is that these regions of Antarctica, today buried to great depth by ice, were ice-free in historical times and, to be so, had to have a tremendously different climate. Analysis of the rest of the Antarctic continent was thereafter carried out by Charles Hapgood upon detailed inspection of other old maps. The maps he employed were the Piri Re'is map and that of Oronteus Fine --the Oronteus Fineus map published in Europe in 1531. Hapgood, on discovery and inspection of the Oronteus Fineus map, felt that the general shape of the continent was startlingly like the outline of the continent on our modern map....The position of the South Pole, nearly in the center of the continent, seemed about right. The mountain ranges that skirted the coasts suggested the numerous ranges that had been ...
14. Those Old Maps Of Antarctica [Science Frontiers Website]
... Frontiers ONLINE No. 49: Jan-Feb 1987 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Those Old Maps Of Antarctica Was Antarctica nearly ice-free within the last few thousand years? Did the old navigators sail into these now-frigid waters and map this great southern continent? One way to answer such questions is by turning to old maps and, then, asking the geophysicists if most of the continent's ice cover could have disappeared fairly recently, as some ancient maps are purported to show. C.P. Hapgood, well known for his book Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, believed that ancient mariners did indeed map Antarctica when those climes were warmer. More recently, J.G. Weihaupt came to similar conclusions by a different route, which included geophysical considerations. (See SF#36 and #38.) Now, D.C.Jolly has put the whole problem in perspective in an excellent review. Jolly has studied the data in depth, as indicated by his 51 sources. In his view, it boils down to the fact that the ...
15. Imaginary Worlds [Aeon Journal $]
... I am guilty of having "not taken the time to study anything," "circularity of rationalisations," and of being "simply incapable of admitting that any cartographer could ever draw any feature on a map not based on accurate geographic knowledge." According to Mewhinney, "Beal has absolutely no idea what he is talking about, and doesn't care." "He [Beal knows nothing about the history of navigation and exploration and has no interest in learning." "Beal...has done nothing whatsoever but regurgitate what Hapgood has spoon-fed him." Mewhinney finds my comments to be "self-serving and hypocritical," "an extended rant full of flightiness, pomposity, circular rationalizations, distortions, and outright falsehoods, only a few of which can be attributed to his limited attention span, in defense of some absurdly silly beliefs," and informs readers that "Beal's behavior places him in the category of those whose ability to reason and speak honestly has been crippled by fanatical adherence to a set of irrational beliefs." I do not propose to ...
16. On the Possibility of Instantaneous Shifts of the Poles [Aeon Journal $]
... On the Possibility of Instantaneous Shifts of the Poles Flavio Barbiero SUMMARY Summary:- Evidence exists that the poles have changed position during the past ages. This possibility, however, so far has been disregarded on the basis that such a phenomenon is thought to be physically impossible. The following article shows the possibility of very rapid shifts of the poles due to the impact of astronomical objects as small as a half-kilometer diameter asteroid. Introduction In his book "The Path of the Pole" (Chilton Book, Philadelphia, 1970) Charles Hapgood expresses the hypothesis that the poles have changed their position three times during the recent past. From the Greenland Sea, where it shifted about seventy thousand years ago, the north pole moved to Hudson Bay fifty thousand years ago, and finally to its presents position 11.600 years ago, at the end of Pleistocene. To support his hypothesis, Hapgood presents an impressive quantity of evidence which can be summarised as follows: the presence of ice caps in North America and Northern Europe, highly eccentrical compared to the present north pole. ...
17. On Fermor's article on ante-diluvian climate [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... that of the Catastrophist, yet he accepts the idea of a Universal Deluge. He advocates the idea that a warm climate is evidenced by "fossil evidence that in preglacial times there were warmer conditions in high altitudes [sic and wetter conditions in present-day deserts." (I'm sure latitudes was meant, not altitudes.) This argument, explaining the presence of corals and coal deposits under the polar ice-clad regions, is the Uniformitarian theory and unfortunately is still in vogue. The same theory has been disputed by several Uniformitarians, notably Hapgood (Path of the Pole, Chilton, 1970, Chap. 3), whose theory of a wandering pole and lithospheric displacements explain all the facts better than the orthodox theory. The work done on fossil corals refutes the idea of universal warm temperatures and of lack of seasons: "it became clear that the total width of the coralline seas had not varied noticeably from the beginning of the geological record. Not only was the existence of seasons in the oldest geological periods clearly indicated; it was also indicated that the average ...
18. The Punctuation Marks of Geological History [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History III:1 (Jan 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents The Punctuation Marks of Geological History Charles H. Hapgood There is much geological evidence pointing to the occurrence of catastrophes, not necessarily cataclysms involving the entire earth, but catastrophes in a true sense just the same. One of these occurred in South America only a few thousand years ago. It appears that the Cordillera of the Andes was suddenly and drastically uplifted while the city of Tiahuanaco was still inhabited. The ruins of that city are close to the shore of Lake Titicaca, which stands at an elevation of 12,000 feet above sea level. It is known that some marine species, including the sea horse and some varieties of salt water mollusks, still inhabit Lake Titicaca. These are evidence that the lake was once connected with the sea. Thereafter the salt was washed out of the lake slowly enough to enable the aquatic life to adapt to fresh water in which it now lives. A river flows out of the lake, carrying the salt away, ...
19. Earth's Shifting Crust [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 113: Sep-Oct 1997 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Earth's Shifting Crust Our title is identical to that of a book published by C.P. Hapgood in 1958. He also wrote The Path of the Pole (1970). Several other authors have also proposed that sudden slippages of the earth's crust caused wild climate fluctuations in the past with devastating biological consequences-- in particular, all those quickfrozen mammoths in Siberia. These poleshift scenarios coming from thinkers swimming far out of the scientific mainstream have been studiously ignored in a "new" and well-publicized pole-shift theory recently appearing in Science. The "new" theory relates to an old (534-millionyears-ago) crustal slippage, whereas Hapgood was talking about a cataclysm within the last 10,000 years or so. Nevertheless, it would have been nice to see Hapgood's earlier work acknowledged. Four features of this "new" proposal make it more palatable than Hapgood's to today's geologists and geophysicists: Two of the "new" authors, ...
20. Obituary: Derek Scott Allan (1917-2000) [SIS C&C Review $]
... his 'Arctic Facts and Fancies'. In the 1960s he moved to Cornwall, where he joined his brother-in-law to run a health food business but in 1967 Rosemary became ill with multiple sclerosis, so about 1970 they moved to Plymouth and in 1972 he took early retirement to care for her. They moved to the Oxfordshire Chilterns and were joined by their recently-widowed daughter, Shirley. Despite being occupied as 'nurse', Derek became a reader at the nearby Bodleian Library and began to 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 ...
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