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71. Catastrophism and the Mammoths- III (Vox Populi) [Kronos $]
... speculation. To take these investigations in chronological order: Gussev( 1956) saw this mammoth as a victim of the "baidzherakh" terrain. Thus, the heavy animal crashed through the thin icy crust into a pool eroded in the fossil ice of the permafrost and quickly succumbed to his injuries and the ice-cold water.(84) Flint (1957) has the beast falling "as a cliff slumped beneath it... [whence it then suffocated as it was buried alive by the caving bluff".(85) Hapgood (1970) blames an earthquake which apparently swallowed up the Beresovka mammoth.(86) Silverberg (also in 1970) also supports its unwitting fall into a trap and facilitating its own embedding and preservation by drawing fresh snow into its incipient grave in its very death throes.(87) Although the views summarised above may differ in matters of detail, they have one thing in common- they all take the mammoth's fractured limbs into account, recognising that a drop from a considerable height is involved. Remember, we are ...
72. Catastrophism and the Mammoths - II (Vox Populi) [Kronos $]
... , and these are not stated in the literature. Jill Abery has criticised this "evidence", and the method of "fossil dating in action" in WORKSHOP 5:3, p. 23 and in special reference to the Kerr article cited by Ellenberger. It is indeed a puzzle why a 0.1% variation in Earth's orbital eccentricity should be thought to give rise to such large effects as ice ages. The only conclusion I can draw is that the scientists are too stubborn to look for an alternative causative mechanism. Charles Hapgood was not alone in rejecting the Milankovitch theory and seeking another explanation of the ice ages. Most recently we have seen how Victor Clube and Bill Napier have done without Milankovitch. They claim that an encounter with a large comet, or the breakdown products of one such, would have produced so much dust and debris that an ice age would result. As evidence in favour of this they cite the 10-100 fold enrichment of the Greenland ice cores with dust of 17700 BC-- precisely the peak of the last ice age ( ...
73. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... snail shells which can be distinguished as woodland or open grassland species: this study also revealed a hitherto unsuspected fact. During the Stonehenge I era, about 3100 BC, there was a period in which the entire site was abandoned and became covered in woodland, with silting up of the ditch. This evidence ties in with that for a break in occupation at other sites well away from Stonehenge. The later building of monumental structures can no longer be seen as a part of an unbroken astronomical culture sequence, as previously thought. Hapgood Supported sources: INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE 27.9.84; EOS 65:493& 65:1226; SCIENCE FRONTIERS nos.36 (Nov-Dec 1984)& 38 (Mar-Apr 1985) The theory of Professor Charles Hapgood, that large areas of the world were mapped in ancient times, has received much overdue attention lately. One of his more extraordinary conclusions was that Antarctica was mapped long before Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World, and that it was largely free of ice at the time. This was his conclusion based on studying maps like ...
74. A New Theory of Celtic Festivals [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... for B.G. Tilak's 'Aryans' and other early Indo-Europeans. As Immanuel Velikovsky has pointed out, there are numerous unresolved climatic problems within the Arctic Circle: the northern part of Greenland, the islands of the Arctic Archipelago, the interior of Alaska and the low lands of northern Siberia were never glaciated. These phenomena still remain unexplained [31. If Stone Age humans penetrated the unglaciated areas of the far north during one of the warmer periods of the Pleistocene, then some archaeological traces could remain to this day. Charles H. Hapgood quotes the following reference from the November 1968 issue of the Soviet publication Sputnik: 'Archaeologists have discovered traces of a Stone Age settlement on the Novosibirsk Islands (New Siberian Islands)... They have found bone implements and arrowheads, as well as needles and axes skilfully fashioned from mammoth tusks. Spitzbergen was once inhabited, too. Proof of this can be seen in the fragments of prehistoric cliff drawings found near the present-day settlement of Ny Alesund. On the rock face are well-preserved incised outlines of whales and deer.. ...
75. Scientific Dating Methods In Ruins [The Velikovskian $]
... " hypothesis --the theory that man killed the animals in a short period of great slaughter. L. Krishtalka, arguing against the overkill theorists, stated that "[ t heir selective acceptance of only `good' dates-- those that fit the model (for example, dates for human beings in North America no older than 12,000 [years BP and those for mammoths no younger than 10,000 [years BP)--may play fast and loose with evidence that [does not fit." (17) Charles Hapgood showed that mammoths lived in areas where an ice sheet was present at that same time. Furthermore, mammoth bones have radiocarbon dates of less than 10,000 years in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Mammoth bones were dated at 8,260 300 years old. In Santa Rosa Island, California, mammoth bones were dated at 8,000 250 years old. In Peace River District, British Columbia, an elephant tusk was dated at 7,670 170 years old. In Lapeer County, Michigan, a mastodon tusk was ...
76. Some Comments on "Still Facing Many Problems" (Vox Populi) [Kronos $]
... nor a similar break in the "quiescent-looking regime" (to quote Ellenberger) of the 10,000 year old ice cores, suggests that a "1000 megaton catastrophe" is seemingly as unlikely as any of Velikovsky's. (And, I might ask parenthetically, is there any evidence in the cores for the "universal" flood as recorded in the deep mud layers of Mesopotamia below Sumerian remains?) On a related topic, there is the relationship between the ice cores and the migration of the poles. For example, Hapgood(4) suggests three "rapid" displacements of the pole over the last 80,000 years before it settled into its present location in the Arctic Ocean. Although the last of these displacements (in Hapgood's scenario, 17,000 to 12,000 b.p.) occurs prior to the top 10,000 years of the core from Dye 3 which Ellenberger discusses, does this core show any evidence of anomaly in its lower layers? Another question of considerable importance, in my opinion, is, given the problems ...
77. Fingerprints of the Gods: do ancient relicts point to an advanced civilisation 15,000 years ago? [SIS C&C Review $]
... . The axis does this over a cycle of 41,000 years. We are subjected to the gravitational pull of the sun, of the moon, which is going round us and other planetary bodies in the Solar System. When you start thinking of it in these terms, it begins to feel like a very fragile environment we are living on here- we are living on this big spaceship subjected to titanic forces in the universe around us. The theory that I present in Fingerprints of the Gods was first presented by Charles Hapgood in the early 1950s and supported at that time as to its physics by Albert Einstein, who died unfortunately shortly afterwards. Quite simply what it argues is that it is possible from time to time that the entire outer crust of the earth could shift in one piece around the body of the earth- like the loose skin of an orange slipping around the fruit- and when this happens, land that was situated in cold parts of the planet may be shifted to warm parts of the planet. Land that was situated in ...
78. On the Pendulum Experiment (Vox Popvli) [Kronos $]
... fall during the summer and their pristine carcasses waited until the first snow for final preservation is absurd on its face. The key point made by John White in his book and in Fate, which has eluded citation by most scientists and journalists, is that the mammoths lacked the oil glands which are essential for adaptation to extreme cold. How could this fact escape notice? While Sanderson asserted the inadequacy of fur and fat, he did not mention the lack of oil glands. In The Path of the Pole, Charles H. Hapgood quotes H. Neuville on the lack of the oil glands.(8) Neuville, a French zoologist and dermatologist, compared the skin of the mammoth and Indian elephant and found them to be identical except for the amount of hair.(9) Neuville was not pursuing catastrophic ends so he attributed the mammoths' extinction to progressive degeneration and lack of adaptation to cold, aggravated by other causes. Now, according to Farrand, I. P. Tolmachoff "wrote a very complete summary of the information available in 1929 ...
79. Andrew Collins: The Truth of the Past - Finding Historical Reality in the Alternative Field of Research [SIS Internet Digest $]
... way. They are rooted in the fantasy of Edgar Allen Poe and H. P. Lovecraft, who both wrote stories which featured an Antarctican civilisation of immense antiquity. More interestingly, the grandfather of Fortean research, Charles Fort, wrote a work entitled simply `X', which proposed that human life as we knew it came originally from Antarctica. Sadly, the book never reached the light of day. The first serious suggestion that Antarctica might have been the setting for a lost civilisation came from the works of Professor Charles Hapgood, most particularly his 1966 classic Maps of the Ancient Sea-kings. Having discerned the outline of the coastline of Antarctica on ancient portolan maps, such as the Piri Reis map of 1513 and the Buache map of 1737, Hapgood proposed that there had existed, prior to the rise of civilisation, a sea-faring culture of immense sophistication which mapped the prehistoric world, including Antarctica. This opened the doors to allow the Canadian writers Rose and Rand Flem-ath to propose in their book When the Sky Fell that Antarctica had been the location of ...
80. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... looking minutely for faded fingerprints of the primordial mythic god-kings if no discernible footprints were otherwise visible. Over the years, countless others, well before Hancock, have made similar forays, but few with such persuasive arguments fortified with the latest developments in technological forensic tools. Our first look is at the legacy of archaic sea maps from the 15th and 16th centuries, apparently copied from much earlier charts, that depict land masses unknown to the intrepid voyagers in the days of Columbus, focusing-- as did the late science historian Charles Hapgood of Keene College-- on the Piri Reis map of 1513, the Oronteus Finaeus map of 1531, and the Mercator (Gerard Kremer) map of 1569, not to mention the unreferenced Martin Behaim map of 1492, the later ones illustrating the outline of the Americas and, for purposes of Hancock's theme, an ice-free Antarctica. Such future knowledge exhibited by 16th century cartographers couldn't be attributed to prescience by any stretch of the imagination. These manuscripts were undoubtedly the inheritance of thalassic peoples who plied the global seas, guided ...
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