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61. Planets in the Bible: I -- The Cosmology of Job [SIS C&C Review $]
... throughout ancient Hebrew thought (as in Psalms 19 and implied in Genesis 1). Livio Stecchini has demonstrated that the Egyptian term ma'at- cosmic truth- embodied a similar concept (12). Thus also the Egyptologist Cyril Aldred: "The king was the personification of maet, a word which we translate as "truth"or "justice", but has the extended meaning of the proper cosmic order at the time of its establishment by the Creator." (13) The work of Livio Stecchini and Charles C. Hapgood (14), among others, has revolutionised our ideas on the extent of scientific knowledge about the earth and the planets in ancient times. All we can do here is indicate the very existence of this vast subject, the nature and extent of knowledge in the ancient world, which has only begun to be adequately developed (15). The important context to bear in mind is that the stargazers of the second millennium, Job among them, were very far indeed from being superstitious dreamers who thought the earth rested on ...
62. Society News [SIS C&C Review $]
... John Graham, David Fairbairn, Benny Peiser, David Roth and Ian Tresman. After an adjournment for lunch, the afternoon meeting got off to an exciting start with Alasdair Beal considering the implications of Charles Hapgood's book, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings. This classic of anomaly literature has been reissued and is available from the Sourcebook Project (see Bookshelf). For older members this was a refreshing new look at material they have probably been meaning to brush up on for years; for those not au fait with the work of Hapgood it was an excellent appetite-whetter. The crucial facts are that, until the first successful chronometer was taken on an ocean voyage in 1762 navigators had no reliable means of determining longitude and the first recorded landing on Antarctica was not until 1895. Before the 18th century, all great explorers apparently depended upon luck and before the 19th century the existence of Antarctica was unknown. Or was it so? In Turkey, the Piri Re'is map, dated to 1513, depicted a world with a correct longitude and the outline of a continent ...
63. Discussion [Aeon Journal $]
... knowledge of these moons. As Moss has indicated,(17) and as I have tried to impress on Patten and Windsor,(18) Swift's "prediction" could easily have been the result of an intelligent deduction based on Kepler's speculation. This is more than amply demonstrated by the fact that Swift himself paraphrased Kepler's Third Law in his description of the satellites. As Moss declared, this "should have been sufficient to dispel the wonder" of it all. Now it has since been brought to my attention that Charles Hapgood had already taken the Keplerian evidence into consideration and found it wanting.(19) Hapgood, however, did not delve into the matter in any great detail and his "four orders of improbability" against this solution were more than amply taken care of by Moss. Hapgood also states that Asaph Hall looked for the moons of Mars "because he knew that they had been known to the Greeks" and that Kepler himself had predicted their existence because he had "knowledge of the ancient legend." I'm afraid this is ...
64. For the Record. . . [Kronos $]
... not [also evident, that disease, metamorphic in a negative sense, is closely allied to the greatest advances in life?" In spite of their sound arguments, copious documentation, and persuasive reasoning, the theories of both Velikovsky and Lippman failed to budge certain bastions of uniformitarian thinking. In 1963, for example, Norman D. Newell, then curator of the Department of Fossil Invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and professor of invertebrate paleontology at Columbia University, summarily dismissed the work of Velikovsky and Hapgood while not even giving Lippman so much as "dishonorable mention." Writing in the February issue of Scientific American (" Crises in the History of Life"), Newell stated the following: "Now that we have learned that the earth is at least five or six billion years old, the necessity for invoking Cuverian catastrophes to explain geological history would seem to have disappeared. Nevertheless, a few writers such as Immanuel Velikovsky, the author of Worlds in Collision, and Charles H. Hapgood, the author of The ...
65. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART V: RIFTS, RAFTS AND BASINS: 20.Thrusting and Orogeny [Quantavolution Website]
... as any lateral motion of a definite mass. The mass will have an initial velocity and acceleration, a momentum and inertia, a direction. It will have a surface to ride upon, and the interface will have a characteristic viscosity. The mass need not be solitary, even though it is definable; a limestone may be riding on a schist, or rock upon oil or water slurry, and so forth; hence there will be another set of variables for each definable component in a complex thrust. Melvin Cook and Charles Hapgood employ prior ice caps as a mechanism of sudden diastrophism. Accepting prior calculations and proof of the existence of towering ice caps at the poles in recent times, they weigh the ice and decide that enough mass is available to cause unbearable pressures laterally (Cook) and a lever effect (Hapgood). The ice mass avalanches upon the world, perhaps in conjunction with the fracturing of the globe. The massive thrust of the ice bulldozes the surfaces of all sediments and biosphere in many areas; the fractured Atlantic region of Pangea ...
66. The Flood [The Velikovskian $]
... all the fossils were embedded in surface rock and easy to pick up....Best of all, despite weathering, many of the smallest fossils were remarkably intact and will be easy to study....Assemblages comparable to these are virtually unknown in the Andes, since geological upthrusting generally destroys fossil beds. (84) Oyster shell beds like those found all across the southern part of the United States are also found in South America. These unfossilised shells share the same ground level as the fossilised whales. According to Charles H. Hapgood: Not long after the appearance of Cuvier's great work, Professor Charles Lyell was shown, in the Museum of the American Philosophical Society at Philadelphia, a block of limestone from Santas, in Brazil, obtained by Captain Elliott of the [United States Navy at about 1827. The block contained a human skull, teeth and other bones, together with fragments of shells, some of which still retained traces of their original colours. Remains of several hundred other human skeletons were dug out of similar...tufa at the same place ...
67. Ice Core Evidence [The Velikovskian $]
... the view that this evidence clearly denied Velikovsky's catastrophic scenario. He also pointed to dust and hydrocarbons missing from the appropriate depths in the ice cores and the weakness or missing signals from volcanic acid at these same depths. Ever since publishing Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky, printed in late August, 1990, and distributed in October of that same year, I have stated my belief that the icecaps of Greenland and Antarctica were created recently --a belief based on information from ancient maps and the discoveries made by Arlington Mallery and Charles H. Hapgood. (4) I believe that the accuracy of these ancient maps, as confirmed by professional cartographers and by seismic studies carried out by professional seismologists, proves that the icecaps of Greenland and Antarctica cannot be as old as Mewhinney and Ellenberger indicate. Furthermore, I entirely disagree with Dolby, Ellenberger and Mewhinney that the icecaps of Greenland and Antarctica were built up gradually, prior to Velikovsky's Venus catastrophe, 3,500 years ago. Velikovsky claimed that the icecaps were built up suddenly and catastrophically. Venusian planetary dust and volcanic ...
68. Earth Tectonics Viewed from Rock Mechanics [SIS C&C Review $]
... (and safely) in bulk [21,22,24,25. Ice Cap Model of the Rupture of Pangaea and Continental Drift My first effort in the study of the rupture of Pangaea and Continental Drift was to determine if the ice caps of the size measured in the Laurasian gravity anomaly studies [10,11 were deep enough, and depressed the shields of Pangaea enough, to cause tensile rupture of about a twenty mile thick granitic crust of about 0.075 kilobars strength, based on the suggestion of duToit [9 and Hapgood and Campbell [28 (see also Table 1). The answer was clearly that they were, and also, that these great ice caps (assuming the southern ice cap to be comparable to the northern ice cap) accounted, within the required magnitude, for the volume of the Arctic and Atlantic Basins following penetration of the fractures, pole to pole, by ice masses as illustrated in Figure 3. While there was no attempt then to determine the actual patterns of brittle fracture, it could have been done because one ...
69. Drayson's hypothesis: the Earth's tilt cycle [SIS C&C Review $]
... his Climatology [49, mentions Drayson's theory, though he mistakenly quotes Drayson as saying that the obliquity changes from 11 to 35 over 20,000 years! This error was repeated by C. E. P. Brooks [50, though he almost got the period right! An article by John Millis, which first appeared in Popular Astronomy, was reprinted by the Fortean Society of New York in 1945; it was called 'The glacial period and Drayson's hypothesis' [51. Finally, Drayson's work is referred to by Charles Hapgood in his books concerned with crustal shift [52. Clearly then, Drayson's hypothesis has been taken seriously by some people. It is an interesting precursor to the modern views on astronomical pole shift, though there was a more interesting and theoretically sound debate running parallel to the Drayson debate, of which Drayson appears to have been unaware [53. In comparison with some modern proposals on the rate of movement of the Earth's rotation axis, Drayson's 'observed' rate lies between the very slow movements conjectured by Dauvillier [54 and Williams ...
70. Letters [Pensee]
... eagerly snap up the paltry crumbs of debunking, regardless how unscientific and erroneous. John W. Livingston Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies American University of Beirut Lebanon Valid Scientific Discussion To The Editor: I've always felt that Velikovsky has been getting unfair treatment, in that many published conclusions by reputable (!) astronomers are founded on equally tenuous technical grounds. Personally, I've never gone for the comet theory of past catastrophes, but I'm willing to admit that ancient histories are full of geological violence. Some years ago a fellow named Charles Hapgood wrote a series of books which suggest another possible cause for geological upheavals. Specifically, he suggests that ice accumulating at whichever pole is not oceanic will normally be a little off center, and will produce an increasing force (centrifugal) which will tend to make the earth's entire crust slip a little on the underlying magma. Since the earth is not exactly spherical, the crust will tear and squeeze a bit here and there as it moves. The key questions would be just how sure we are that Velikovsky's many historical geologic ...
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