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21. Wandering Albatrosses Really Wander [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 70: Jul-Aug 1990 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Wandering Albatrosses Really Wander Tracks of three Wandering albatrosses in the southern Indian Ocean. Six male wandering albatrosses nesting on Crozet Island, between South Africa and Antarctica, were fitted with tiny (180-gram) transmitters and tracked by satellite. Their flights were amazing: "Tracks of wandering albatrosses in the southwestern Indian Ocean showed that they covered between 3,600 and 15,000 km in a single foraging trip during an incubation shift. They flew at speeds of up to 80 km per h and over distances of up to 900 km per day. They remained active at night, particularly on moonlit nights..." (Jouventin, Pierre, and Weimerskirch, Henri; "Satellite Tracking of Wandering Albatrosses,; Nature, 343:746, 1990.) From Science Frontiers #70, JUL-AUG 1990.© 1990-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology ...
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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 48: Nov-Dec 1986 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Some Newly Discovered Archeological Anomalies From North America The latest volume of the Epigraphic Society's Occasional Publications contains some fascinating, but not yet thoroughly verified tidbits: (1) A letter from a Cherokee Indian describes the Cherokee tradition of "Little People" or pygmies, who once lived in the southern Appalachians. Interestingly enough, the Cherokee language has a word for "pygmies" that resembles words in several European languages that mean "dwarfs" or "pygmies." (2) Another letter describes ogam writing on a large rock panel at Cedar Canyon, near Rock Springs, Wyoming. (Ogam writing implies very early European contact with the New World.) (3) An inscribed lead disc has been found in a small cache of Indian artifacts from Adams County, Ohio. The inscription indicates that it was an Iberian traveler's amulet. (Various authors; Epigraphic Society, Occasional Publications, 15: 33, 77 ...
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23. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... by ancient authorities for the( circa 750BC) foundation of Rome in order to justify a claim of divine descent, den Mar's book is essentially a remarkably comprehensive anthology of ancient accounts of the antiquity of various events. Of the 346 pages of the book, 173 are devoted to a chronological listing of 'eras', starting from the 6984BC of the Alphonsine tables (published in Spain, 1448AD), through 4004BC (" First Day of Creation of the English Bible") and 3102BC (" the Kalijoga, a widely adopted Indian date for a fateful grand conjunction of the planets), to an ultimate prediction by the "Second Adventists" for the end of the world in 1928. The accompanying bibliography lists 380 authors, with around 500 publications. Del Mar's principal claim is that the Saros eclipse cycle of 6585.7 days must have been known to at least a few of the ancients, and that it became standard astrological practice to infer that periods of 6585.7 months (" the Divine Year") and even 6585.7 years (" the Lifetime of the ...
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24. A World with One Season: Part II [SIS Internet Digest $]
... , and Earth orbited within its "atmosphere". Evidence for similar effects include Uranus whose temperature is globally warm, even though due to its axial tilt, one pole stays in darkness for 40 years. And on Io, the night temperature is similar at the poles and equator. But none of the preceding demands a Saturn-Earth system. However, it has been commented on that some animals in the polar regions evolved 4-million years ahead of their time. The Saturn-Earth alignment supports this from at least the Eocene period. The Papago Indian believe that "Back [then the sun was closer to the earth", [Erdoes, Richard and Alfonso Ortiz. American Indian Myths and Legends, 1984, p.487 and they thought that there were no seasons. Dave Talbott (left) and Dwardu Cardona ...
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25. news and views [Thunderbolts Website]
... Epic Wave The New York Times By SANDRA BLAKESLEE Click here to read the full article At the southern end of Madagascar lie four enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor. Each covers twice the area of Manhattan with sediment as deep as the Chrysler Building is high. On close inspection, the chevron deposits contain deep ocean microfossils that are fused with a medley of metals typically formed by cosmic impacts. And all of them point in the same direction- toward the middle of the Indian Ocean where a newly discovered crater, 18 miles in diameter, lies 12,500 feet below the surface. The explanation is obvious to some scientists. A large asteroid or comet, the kind that could kill a quarter of the world's population, smashed into the Indian Ocean 4,800 years ago, producing a tsunami at least 600 feet high, about 13 times as big as the one that inundated Indonesia nearly two years ago. The wave carried the huge deposits of sediment to land. Most astronomers doubt that any ...
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26. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(6) [Thunderbolts Website]
... were buried by its side. He went forth once a year, and poisoned the waters of the Niagara, and also of the Cayuga creek, whereby the pestilence was created. Hé-no discharged upon the monster a terrific thunderbolt which inflicted a mortal wound." Similarly, the Navaho say that long ago the arrows that defeated the devouring powers of chaos were the lightning. The Pawnee and their neighbors recall the great warrior, named Black Lightning Arrow. Thus, Von del Chamberain, who ranks among the most informed authorities on Plains Indian mythology, tells us that "the flint- tipped arrows of the Indian correspond to the lightning arrows shot to earth by higher powers". EDITORS' NOTE: Thanks to the linguist Rens van der Sluijs for several of the references in the present discussion. EXECUTIVE EDITORS: David Talbott, Wallace Thornhill MANAGING EDITOR: Amy Acheson CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Mel Acheson, Michael Armstrong, Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, Walter Radtke, C.J. Ransom, Don Scott, Rens van der Sluijs, Ian Tresman WEBMASTER: Michael Armstrong Copyright ...
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27. Problems With The Morning Star [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... of solar orbits during catastrophic sequences."[3 Sieff and Michael Start both discuss possible scenarios based on these opposing characteristics of Venus[4. When we turn to the myths of Mesoamerica the picture is not so clear cut. The ancient Maya are well known for their obsession with the planet Venus. John Henderson writes that Venus, to the Maya, had many aspects. "Most are malevolent and dangerous, particularly when the planet first rises as the Morning Star."[5 This also agrees with a North American Indian legend where the Morning Star, or Great Star, is placed as a warrior in the east, and the Evening Star, or Bright Star, placed in the west, is called Mother-of-all-Things and associated with creation[6. However, in Mesoamerica the main deity to be associated with the Morning Star is Quetzalcoatl and his characteristics are far removed from those we have considered so far. Quetzalcoatl, and his Mayan equivalent Kukulcan, as Morning Star appears to be a protective god because he precedes and therefore brings up the Sun ...
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28. The Answer to Clapham's Question: Revise! [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... It certainly contains historical distortions designed to bolster the religious and political positions and values of its authors. But it does not automatically follow from this that the Biblical chronologies are in total error. After all, inscriptions from Assyria, Babylonia, and Moab provide strong confirmation of the basic accuracy of the chronological framework of Kings-- at least from Omri onward. And Herodotus provides independent confirmation of Kings on several points. All that should be non-controversial. I have also argued that a number of independent literary sources-- Chinese, Indian, Persian, and Roman-- strongly suggest that the Biblical flood was an historical event that took place around 1700 BC, a time frame one can also reach via Biblical genealogies using an estimate of thirty years to a generation. 54 The physical evidence suggests that this Flood took place in the Indus Valley and devastated the Harappan Civilization, which most certainly was the pre-deluvian Genesis civilization beginning with Cain and Seth. 55 There is also strong reason to believe that the accounts of the dispersion through at least the sons of Yaktin ...
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29. Another Elliptical Halo [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 88: Jul-Aug 1993 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Another Elliptical Halo Measurements of an elliptical lunar halo obvsered in the Indian Ocean. June 6, 1992. Aboard the m.v. British Skill in the Indian Ocean. "Between 1300 and 1345 UTC, a complete halo phenomenon was observed round the moon, as shown in the sketch. The ring was complete although its appearance was elliptical. Its horizontal diameter was 40 with its vertical diameter being 53. "The illuminated part of the moon was not in the centre of the halo, its altitude at the lower limb (phase, new waxing) being 38 54'. The altitude of the upper part of the halo was 59 whereas the lower edge was at 6 ." (Anderson, P.R.; "Elliptical Halo," Marine Observer, 63:65, 1993.) Comment. Once again we have another observation called "impossible" by geophysicists. Halos, they say, must be symmetrical ...
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... north as Kansas led by Coronado later on merely found lots of real estate but little else to underwrite their two-year effort-- though it might be noted out of context that a separate contingent also discovered the Grand Canyon, where one of Coronado's men was purported to have exclaimed, "Something's happened here!" A century and a half later (1694) Father Eusebio Kino set out to investigate Fray Marcos' Seven Cities but found just ruins of what were former thriving communities. More than a dozen years before this, an Indian uprising had forced the Spaniards themselves to abandon the new settlement of Santa Fe and escape to El Paso and, a decade later, Don Diego de Vargas led a force to impose order once again on their conquered territory in Nuevo Mexico. But, one might as well note, the conquistadors also brought small pox to these outposts and decimated the various Indian communities with whom they were in contact, so it isn't surprising that Father Kino found so few souls to save. And yet, two centuries later, archeologists and ethnographers ...
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