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81. The Nature and Scale of an Exodus Catastrophe Reassessed [SIS C&C Review $]
... to review some previous studies which have thrown doubt on Velikovsky's thesis that in the 15th century BC the Earth underwent global catastrophes of great severity. Astronomy, Archaeology and Ice Cores During the 1970s, some of the most impressive attempts to test Velikovsky's theories were undertaken by Dr Euan MacKie (1973, 1974/5). His papers remain model approaches to the problems because of their careful, discerning methodology, their attention to detail, and their scrupulously fair, objective weighing of the evidence. One of these articles employed knowledge of megalithic astronomy to assess the likelihood that cosmic catastrophes had occurred in historical times. MacKie's conclusions can be summarised as follows: It is virtually beyond dispute that some British megalithic alignments served as astronomical observatories. Archaeologically datable finds associated with some of the alignments, and radiocarbon dates for a number of them, place their construction in the period c.2300-1800 BC. Two in particular were solstitial observatories aimed at a celestial body which can hardly have been anything other than the Sun. From these it can be deduced that the Earth's geographical poles were ...
82. Radiocarbon Dates and Cultural Change [SIS C&C Review $]
... , and the site at Kalibangan come from different levels and cannot be so combined, but they give a similar picture. (c) MALTA During the 4th and early 3rd millennia BC a remarkable temple-building, non-urban culture developed on Malta, apparently indigenously and among a people whose technology was Neolithic- that is, they were stone-using agriculturalists [7. About thirty temples of varying sizes are now known, expertly constructed of dressed limestone or cut into the rock, and characterised by the use of large flat slabs of stone. This megalithic temple culture collapsed and the great structures were apparently already ruined and abandoned when Early Bronze Age newcomers came to the island. The earliest, and most reliable C14 date for the cremation cemetery these newcomers laid out over the wreckage of the great temple of Tarxien, near Valletta, is 1930 150 bc. It is a single date, with a large SD value, so not much reliance can be placed on it; but it is remarkably similar to the others being discussed. (d) IBERIA In Spain and Portugal there ...
83. Fingerprints of the Gods: do ancient relicts point to an advanced civilisation 15,000 years ago? [SIS C&C Review $]
... cycle and because of this wobble the positions of the stars in the skies very gradually change down the epochs. The stars themselves are not changing- it is our perspective on the stars which changes and what I am intrigued about with this Spider is the focus on the constellation of Orion and the apparent intention to track the precessional movements of the Orion constellation, because we find exactly the same phenomenon in Egypt, as I shall show later. I shall also return to the phenomenon of precession and its connections to global catastrophes. Megalithic architecture Figure 8 The author dwarfed by the giant blocks of Sacsayhuaman. Returning to South America and Peru in particular, I want to draw attention to this phenomenon of megalithic architecture all around the world associated with astronomically aligned buildings. Figure 8 shows Sacsayhuaman near Cuzco- a very earthquake-proof type of design but one that is truly mind-boggling in terms of the engineering and the architectural problems involved in creating a wall like this. Some of these stones in Sacsayhuaman weigh more than 200 tons. Some five hundred family-sized cars in weight for ...
84. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... than any observed so far. If dipole field changes were mainly responsible, however, he notes that the rate of change of the dipole field would need to be much greater than anything observed to date. Data from other parts of the world would help to elucidate which of the two was mainly responsible. It is certainly very tempting to view these large fluctuations in the local magnetic field of Egypt in terms of Velikovskian catastrophism, and we have therefore attempted to translate this data into the revised (e.g. Glasgow) chronology. Megalithic Astronomy Debate source: NEW SCIENTIST 18/6/81, p. 750-3 Dr Clive Ruggles of University College Cardiff has written a lucid and stimulating account of a conference held in March 1980 at the University of Newcastle discussing megalithic astronomy and the work of Prof Thom in particular. The megalithic era ended some 1500 years before the Roman invasion, at a time "when the social structure significantly changed, the climate began to deteriorate..." One of the striking things about this megalithic era is the lack of ethnographic ...
85. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... The extract of his Talk states: "... it is generally accepted that prehistoric man... Neolithic man was as intelligent as we [are, the only difference is that he didn't have the tools we have nowadays, but he had our intelligence and could do lots of things and have thoughts which were not always very far from those we have nowadays." Rene Gallant's intention, obviously enough, is to demonstrate the above by continuing with references to the achievements of early prehistoric man such as the construction of megaliths like Stonehenge even at a time 'when there was no writing'. Since the construction of Stonehenge needs 'the intervention of higher mathematics' it follows that prehistoric man must have been intelligent. Notwithstanding the fact that Rene Gallant has somehow managed to bracket the so-called intelligence of Neolithic man with that of the so-called early historic megalith builders, it may be that the intelligence of early historic man- let alone Neolithic man- is based on a chronological fallacy. The fallacy lies in assuming a greater antiquity for megaliths such as Stonehenge, ...
86. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... far from being an unique event, and that it has happened three times in the last 2 years. The Solwind coronagraph has now found evidence of the destruction of three small comets in collisions with the Sun: considering that only 9 sungrazing comets had been observed in the past 300 years this came as a surprise to astronomers. It had always been believed that comets never came close enough to the Sun to be destroyed and clearly there has to be some rethink of the physics of comet-Sun interaction as a result of these findings. Megalithic "Earth Energy" source: New Scientist 21.10.82, pp. 166-9 These days even respectable scientific publications like New Scientist are allowed to go in for "fringe" material, so it should raise no eyebrows to see a report of an investigation into the "earth energy" of megalithic structures. The investigation is called the "Dragon Project", appropriately enough, and it set out to test the general idea that megalithic circles were built at foci of "earth energy". The investigating team was a varied bunch of ...
87. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART I: ATMOSPHERICS: 4.Magnetism and Axial Tilts [Quantavolution Website]
... Controversy naturally is engendered by any claim that the planets and Earth have shifted their axes in million of years, if not billions. Still, every oriented edifice or monument built since about 2600 years ago (after the last of the catastrophic shifts, as argued by Velikovsky) [31 seem to have remained fixed in relation to the present skies, while those built before then appear to have moved. Certain claims of "fixed" structures warrant study. The most famous is the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Recently, the Stonehenge megalithic "astronomical observatory" has also been widely discussed. The age of the Great Pyramid of Ghiza is in question. It has been ascribed to around 3200 B. C. and to other times. But no one suggests that it was built after 687 B. C. or for that matter after 1450 B. C. that is, after the end of the Middle Bronze Age. The West face of the Great Pyramid, which Stecchini believes was drawn first and is the basic face, is oriented 2'30" west ...
88. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... at the roadside before the visitor walks up to the site proper. I remember it as a closed kerb of stones buttressing a mound or cairn, therefore much different in type from the 'five or six' open rings. I do not believe that the Megalith builders of Britain ever deliberately constructed an ellipse (or any other mathematically sophisticated structure), and I have studied the published claims in some detail. With regard to Machrie Moor, I have quoted below a long footnote from an unpublished paper of mine on the subject of Megalithic Science (with extra explanatory phrases added here in square brackets). 'The first of these supposed megalithic ellipses was revealed as such by the astronomer Archie Roy, on Machrie Moor on the Isle of Arran. It supposedly has North and South carefully marked by large stones. However, the alleged axis does not align on N-S and the East-West stones are way off the cardinal points. In any case, there are at least 10 circles in the Machrie Moor complex (some no longer visible) and none of the others is ...
89. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART ONE: HISTORICAL DISTURBANCES: CHAPTER NINE: ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS [Quantavolution Website]
... history); but even this idea will not advance the question of whether living culture inherited advanced techniques. The famous Peruvian Nazca ground patterns may not be fully understood; but if "aeronautical direction-finding" is contained in them, it is more suited to a Piper Cub plane than a space vehicle. They may have been laid out under instruction from heat-lofted balloons or from look-out points on heights. Theoretical geometricians could also achieve the patterns, and may have ordered them along the lines of meteorite falls. All ancient monuments-- megaliths, pyramids, temples-- were sky-oriented; the Nazca lines may have followed star-lines, also. There remains a possibility that only the theory of Solaria Binaria permits. I mentioned this theory in a talk to the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies in London in 1975 and have since developed the model in collaboration with Professor Earl R. Milton. It calls for a binary system of the Sun and Super-Uranus, electrically connected by a pulsing axis of fire and enveloped by an electromagnetized tube reaching between the binary partners and providing a vast ...
90. C&C Review 1993 Issue (Volume XV): Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: C&C Review 1993 Issue (Volume XV) Texts Home¦ SIS Review Home Chronology& Catastrophism Review Journal of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies 1993 Issue (Volume XV) Contents Michael G. Reade: The Ninsianna tablets, a preliminary reconstruction 2 Working on the assumption that the data recorded on the so-called 'Venus Tablets of Ammisaduqa' are accurate, Michael Reade reconstructs the ancient era of their observations, which seems to coincide with that of the Panchasiddhantika and the construction of megalithic monuments such as Stonehenge. The reality of a one-time 360 day year is confirmed. The Ninsianna tablets record a series of catastrophes of extra-terrestrial origin in which Earth's spin rate altered and there was a mild Solar System expansion. Ian C. Johnson: Anomalous Occurrence of Crocodilia in Eocene Polar Forests 7 The second of two articles on the curious flora and fauna of the Canadian High Arctic islands in the Eocene epoch concentrates on the fauna. The conditions required for the survival of the flora in polar latitudes would result in often-freezing winter temperatures and prove lethal to much of the ...
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