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111. Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... one day, two days in the sky and does not disappear: "If three or four bibbus rise one after the other at sunrise "The latter text might refer to a comet which has broken up into three or four comets .. . There are many more references to bibbu, but in them the translations unspecified planet' or meteor' could be proposed .. ." Confusion of planet terminology is also evident further to the east as can be demonstrated by James Legge's translation of a passage concerning the emperor Kwei in the Annals of the Bamboo Books: "In his 10th year, the five planets went out of their courses. In the night, stars fell ...
112. Exodus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... evidence of conflagrations and in the succeeding Middle Bronze I Intermediate period the Negeb was reoccupied by human groups, because the climate became much wetter. (Western Europe also had a wetter climate at this time: bogs and fens were formed in Britain and Ireland and upland moorland.) Something had happened upstairs which had affected the atmosphere and a meteoric dust veil event could be an explanation [7 ]. As the climate began to normalise, the Negeb became increasingly unattractive and the inhabitants filtered westwards into Egypt [8 ] and northwards into Palestine. Further east, Amorite migrants entered what became known as Babylonia, establishing the dynasties of Hammurabi and Shamsi Adad (in Babylon and Ashur ...
113. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... his latest book, A Choice of Catastrophes (London: Hutchinson, 1980; £6 .95). A review of this will be appearing in a later Bookshelf, but a slightly earlier morsel offered by Asimov in the June 1979 issue of Science Digest is worth noting here for its sheer inanity. Entitled "Our Ability to Destroy Meteors Can be Payoff on Space Cos", the main text deals with the likelihood and effect of meteors and comets striking the Earth, as a commentary for a TV programme in connection with the recent film "Meteor". Scaled down Velikovskian catastrophes peep through the text. According to Asimov, one of the smaller asteroids "might be ...
114. Bel and Dragons [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... or a feature of Bel, i.e . the god of Bel-tane and bonfires (and fire in the heavens imitated by humans lighting fires, significantly on hills and local prominences), which in Celtic tradition took place on May Eve (a date ignored by Clube and Napier but not ambiguous). Perhaps the scream = the incoming meteor, while the disappearance of food = crop failures due to changed weather patterns such as heavy and persistent rainfall, while the final plague, a supernatural invasion by a giant = a comet or meteor flux reminiscent of the myth surrounding the Wild Hunt . . . variously associated with Artemis, Woden, Gwydion etc? Unlike his father, ...
115. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... making a good story', and they seem to be included according to well defined literary traditions such as those of modern horror stories or sci-fi novels. The question is, though, can all the references to thunder & lightning and fire & brimstone etc in the Bible be satisfactorily accounted for in terms of the literary embellishments of thunderstorms, meteors or meteorites, and volcanic eruptions, or do we need to postulate something more than this ? The only biblical occurrences of fire & brimstone etc that seems to relate to specific historical events is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and as we have seen elsewhere (Part 4, p.270-9), this seems to be accounted ...
116. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Two [Books]
... the light of the star darting through a thick cloud that hath invested it; this is seen in light shining through. Heraclides, native of Pontus, that it is a lofty cloud inflamed by sublime fire. The like causes he assigns to the bearded comet, to those circles that are seen about the sun or stars, or those meteors which resemble pillars or beams, and all others which are of this kind. This way unanimously go all the Peripatetics, believing that these meteors, being formed by the clouds, do differ according to their various configurations. Epigenes, that a comet arises from an elevation of spirit or wind, mixed up with an earthly substance and ...
117. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Four [Books]
... for the heavens being in confusion, as they can be in the midst of a volcanic eruption, with the lightning, the fireballs, the clouds, the ash and the cinders tumbling down. This second expression could even be based on the resemblance between the incandescent stones that are shot high into the atmosphere during an eruption, and ordinary meteors or shooting stars. However, it could well be that this is just a stock phrase borrowed from some peculiar fancy that under special circumstances the fixed stars can actually leave their allotted positions and huddle together en masse- see below, for example, under Deborah to Barach, BA.xxxi. Certainly I find V's implication that the ...
118. Thorium Enrichment in Crater Rims: Earth and Moon [Journals] [Aeon]
... longer crowded tend to grow faster. But one of the side effects of the Tunguska event was nearby forest which provided a control group of trees growing under identical climate conditions in denuded areas with different causes. The increased growth was nearly double in the blast region. Researchers are exploring the possibility that the Tunguska blast was caused by an electrophonic meteor (one accompanied by electrical discharges that can sometimes be heard as they fall). Thinking in terms of a universe composed of plasma, these interesting characteristics of Mare Imbrium and the Moon offer an opportunity to learn more about how planetary surface features are formed. And- as we see with Wolfe Creek Crater, anomalous metal deposits, ...
119. Our Rock Who Art in Heaven [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2000:1 (May 2000) Home | Issue Contents World Wide Web focus Our Rock Who Art in Heaven www.sinclairpress.com This book compares stories in the Bible with stories in mythology with current information/speculation about comets, meteor showers, and impact events Mythology isn't about precession or morality, and the Bible isn't a history book. In this iconoclastic work, Ms. Brook explores the Bible as mythology - as a history, not of ordinary human events, but of extraordinary celestial events for which astronomers now have plenty of evidence. That evidence testifies to the arrival of a giant comet in our inner solar system, perhaps as ...
120. Astroblemes of the Earth [Books] [de Grazia books]
... Then dusty débris or a few small rocky fragments, splintered off the meteoroid, may reach the ground (Milton, 1982). Most meteoroids "burn up" at high altitude (trajectory 1), the smallest of which are noted to decelerate as if repelled by the Earth . Hughes (1979) commented that certain meteor swarms observed within the Earth's magnetosphere behaved as if they were electrically charged. This conclusion is consistent with the surprising finding that the rate of encounter between Earth and fainter meteors correlates negatively with increased solar and geomagnetic activity (Lindblad). Other charged particles encountering the Earth from directions away from the Sun's show a similar inverse correlation with solar ...
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