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... . But, in August of 1996, while the pilgrimage was on its way, heavy snows combined with fierce rains threatened to waylay the pilgrims. More than 50,000 Hindu pilgrims were trapped on the mountain trail. Braving the fierce elements, most of the pilgrims managed to reach safer locations, but, at least 160 pilgrims lost their lives. 20,000 more were trapped in biting cold at the shrine itself. Several attempts to rescue the pilgrims were all abandoned due to the inclement weather conditions until, finally, Indian army troops had to be summoned to rescue the thousands of men and women that were still stranded along the 46 kilometer snow-laden trail. With the help of the soldiers and some local villagers, most of the pilgrims managed to reach the base camps that were set up at Chandanwari and Pahalgam from where many of them had to be carted to hospital. Along one of the most treacherous stretches of the mountain path, 300 pilgrims had to be evacuated by army helicopters and trucks. Buses and cars then carted the pilgrims from Pahalgam ...
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... petroleum from the stripped methane are "anhydrides." The "terminal anhydride," pure carbon, may be deposited as the added carbon that changes peat to coal in the coalification process, or it may be deposited in the absence of peat as veins of asphaltite in non-sedimentary terranes. Methane effusion from Earth's interior is a worldwide phenomenon of which hardrock miners and geologists are fully aware. Nevertheless, finding it in previously unsuspected places still evokes expressions that verge on wonder. For example, in a recent article on the drilling of Indian Ocean crust, William C. Evans of the USGS [1 describes "a 0.5 km core of oceanic crustal layer 3, consisting of gabbroic rocks that underlie mid-ocean ridge basalts (MORB) and extend down several kilometres to the upper mantle. Surprisingly, CH 4 is an abundant volatile species in fluid inclusions throughout the length of the core, and in some cases the only major volatile." An example of the generality of this situation is the enormous volume of methane contained in the hydrate deposits of the near-surface sediments on ...
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... some 200 million years as geologists would have it, one might ask what marine sediments from the Jurassic (which came to a close about 135 million years ago) are doing on the seafloor. How was the Atlantic created? By a rise in world sea level? By a depression of the ocean floor? Or were the continents pulled apart suddenly at one stroke? The Atlantic contains approximately one quarter of Earth's hydrosphere. Its average depth is nearly 4000 meters-- slightly less than the Pacific and about the same as the Indian Ocean. If the Atlantic was not yet in existence, what of those two great oceans, to say nothing of the much shallower Arctic and Mediterranean? Earth must have been a desert planet. Velikovsky believed that the waters of the Flood might have been formed from hydrogen gas expelled from Saturn, combining with free oxygen in Earth's atmosphere. Because the survivors of the Deluge were said to have been unable to light fires, he reasoned that there must have been a drastic fall in atmospheric oxygen. A more prosaic explanation might ...
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104. Gravity and Pterodactyls [Aeon Journal $]
... be a theory of everything. None of my standard reference volumes lists the Biefield Brown effect. So I have to plead ignorance of what supposed influence it has on the terrestrial atmosphere, biosphere, or lithosphere. Equating it to an electrical condenser doesn't really describe or explain gravity, and in fact there must be at least sixteen theories from the middle as to what gravity actually is, again with no consensus in sight by the scientific community. There is still, for example, the mystery of the depressed sea level in the Indian Ocean, where a gravitational anomaly exists that might be due to a mass concentration deep within the body of Earth. No one really knows for sure. With respect to the Moon's gravity, however, I find that somewhere along the line most folk's reflective synapses seem to have shorted out. I tried jumping up with one of the grandkids riding piggyback here on planet Earth and succeeded in getting perhaps three inches off the floor. If I were similarly encumbered on the Moon, the height attained could be some 18 inches, ...
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... to the modern sky. As Moss declared: "Unfortunately, this tends to confirm the preconceptions of Mayanists who reinforce their belief that their mundane interpretations must perforce be the correct ones." [2 While I will not label Thompson's own efforts as mundane, it seems obvious to me that, through no fault of his, he has fallen into a similar trap. It is not that he is guilty of foisting ancient lore on modern astronomy. He himself does not. Nor does he need to. The compilers of the Indian texts on which he bases his study had already done it for him. What he did not seem to recognize is that the sky the ancients described was entirely different from the present one. What I have to say from here on is not really fair to Thompson because he cannot be faulted for not being cognizant with a theory that has so far been disseminated only to a select audience. Not that he would necessarily agree with this theory but, had he known of it, he might have taken it into additional consideration ...
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106. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... intervals of time, geology plainly declares that all species have changed; and they have changed in the manner which my theory requires, for they have changed slowly and in a graduated manner. We clearly see this in the fossil remains from consecutive formations invariably being much more closely related to each other, than are the fossils from formations distant from each other in time." However, even at that time there was some evidence against gradualism: for example, three genera of elephants, one including the African elephant, one the Indian elephant and one the mammoth, had been shown to have appeared more or less simultaneously from the ancestral genus Primelephas, and the two surviving species had changed very little from the time of their first appearance to the present day (a time interval now thought to be in excess of four million years). In vain the palaeozoologist Thomas Henry Huxley advised Darwin not to commit himself too firmly to a gradualistic model; nevertheless, in order not to provide ammunition for Darwin's enemies, he kept his criticisms more or less private. ...
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107. Earth has Flipped Over in Space Many Times [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... the reversal of the magnetic field is probably the least significant." Ancient myths and legends also say that the Earth flipped over, Warlow points out. Plato wrote, "God himself guides and helps to roll over the world... and there is a time... when he lets go, and the world... turns about and by an inherent necessity revolves in the opposite direction.... Hence there occurs a great destruction of animals which also extends to the life of man." Hopi Indian legends also tell of pole shifts. According to them, Warlow says, the gods who were in charge of the North and South poles were commanded by the Great Spirit "to leave their posts at the north and south ends of the world's axis, where they were stationed to keep the Earth properly rotating.... The world, with no one to control it, teetered off balance, spun around crazily, then rolled over twice. Mountains plunged into seas with a great splash, seas and lakes sloshed over ...
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108. In Memoriam: Immanuel Velikovsky, Livio Stecchini and Ralph Juergens [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... evolution. At about 10,000 B.C., for example, the megafauna of the Late Pleistocene changed to the pygmy fauna of today. It was not a slow process, generation by generation, but the catastrophe probably evidenced by well known scenes of disaster like the frozen mammoths of Siberia. In the field of mythology Dr. Velikovsky again distinguished himself by maintaining that the so-called myths of antiquity had strong roots in reality. Astronomers now search these myths and legends to discover remarkable records of novae and other astronomical phenomena. Today Indian rock paintings and ancient structures like the pyramids and Stonehenge are repeatedly analyzed not only by historians and anthropologists, but by geologists and astronomers as well. Finally, the fields (in which I am more at home) of ancient history and archaeology have been changed violently by his great work, Ages in Chaos. All ancient histories, whether Greek, Etruscan, Hittite, Hurrian or others, are affected by his theories. Also, naturally, archaeology is affected. Velikovsky's historical revision answers many of the dilemmas of the Holy ...
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109. Catastrophism and Ancient History. Volume II, Part 2 June 1980 [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... Home Catastrophism and Ancient History A Journal of Interdisciplinary Study Volume II, Part 2 June 1980 CONTENTS Herakles and Velikovskian Catastrophism Arie Dirkzwager 79 When Earth Was Not Yet Created: An Account of Sumerian Cosmogony Zecharia Sitchin 83 A Different View on the Chronology of Hazor Marvin Arnold Luckerman 95 Departments Editorial Marvin Arnold Luckerman 75 In Memoriam Immanuel Velikovsky Livio Stecchini Ralph Juergens 77 Interaction On Fermor's article on ante-diluvian climate, John P. Pseudonym 64 Reply by John Fermor 66 A Corrected Date for Carthage, II, Lester J. Mitcham 69 Casa Grande-Another Indian Astronomical Site, Ron Anjard 69 Letter to the Editor Christoph Marx 131 Book Review by Geoffrey Gammon John Dayton/ Minerals, Metals, Glazing and Man 123 Bookcase 72 Advertisment: SIS 72 Copyright 1980, Catastrophism and Ancient History. Catastrophism and Ancient History is published twice yearly. Address all correspondence to Marvin Arnold Luckerman. Executive Editor. 3431 Club Drive, Los Angeles, California 90064. ISSN 0-733-8058 ...
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110. Flood Legends: Their Hidden Perspectives [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... c. 150 B.C.), Library, J.G. Frazer, Trans., bk. I, VII: 2. J.P. Cohane, The Key. New York: Crown, 1969. Ovid (43 B.C .-17 A.D.),. Metamorphoses, F.L. Miller, Trans., bk. I. Thorpe and Blackwell, The Elder Eddas, B. Thorpe, Trans. London: Norroena, 1906. L. de Cambrey, Lapland Legends. New Haven: Yale, 1926. E.E. Clark, Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest. Berkeley: University of California, 1960. B. Nelson, The Deluge Story in Stone. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1931, Ap. II. ...
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