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221. The Saturn Thesis (Part 3) [Journals] [Aeon]
... patterns. Running along the bases of these channels are the same streams of circular craters. No one has suggested a volcanic origin for these scars on a dead rock. In William Corliss' Mysterious Universe: A Handbook of Astronomical Anomalies, I notice that the best "explanation" geologists have been able to offer is that of remarkably aligned meteor impacts, in what must have been the most astronomically improbable accident since the Big Bang. Of course no one has attemp-ted to account for the rilles on Europa in terms of miraculously aligned impact patterns. We thus see two completely different, but equally implausible (indeed hopelessly implausible) explanations for identical rille patterns. But under Wal Thornhill's ...
222. The Nature and Origin of Comets and the Evolution of Celestial Bodies (Part III) [Journals] [Kronos]
... celestial catastrophism only account for a subset of these factors. Also, the recent highly acclaimed paper by Kopper and Papamarinopoulos(17) found a statistically significant correlation between human evolutionary changes and magnetic reversals. With the proposed Earth altering event of 65 million years ago that ended the reign of the dinosaurs, there was associated an immense shower of meteoric material. This associates the event with an asteroid or comet. The associated magnetic reversals which occur in conjunction with rapid evolutionary changes indicate that this was not due to an asteroid colliding with Earth as suggested by Alvarez and others.(18) Although they have claimed that an asteroidal collision would force a geomagnetic reversal, no mechanism has ...
223. Imaginary and Expected Catastrophes: Apocalyptic Desire and Scientific Prognosis [Journals] [SIS Review]
...  at touchdown 2000km northeast of entry. A fellow sitting on his porch in the factory town of Vanavara sixty kilometers south of the point of touchdown [Tunguska] was thrown several metres, felt a sensation of heat, and lost consciousness' . Apart from these major hits, 50,000-100,000 tonnes of meteors fall to earth each year'  in relatively small particles. They usually do no harm but provide spectacular night views. The Tunguska event certainly was not to be taken lightly. A blow of such magnitude would cause considerable damage if it struck a city. Was it also significant enough to justify a scientific approach to watching ...
... on Father Franz Xavier Kugler. Kugler was an authority of ancient astronomy and mythology. In 1927 he published a small book Sybillinischer Sternkampf and Phaethon in naturgeschichticher Beleuchtung, which in English is, "Sybilline Battle of the Stars and Phaethon Seen as Natural History." The book deals with Venus. Kugler stated that Venus as a "sun-like meteor" approached the Earth and caused a cosmological crisis catastrophe. However, Stecchini pointed out that "Wilhelm Grundel, a specialist in Hellenistic astro-mythology, in his review of Kugler's book sharply rebuked Kugler for not mentioning that all the texts similar to those examined by Kugler ascribed the catastrophe to a comet,and specifically to the comet Typhon. ...
225. Typhon and the Comet of the Exodus: Rockenbach's Lost Source [Journals] [Aeon]
... it can be said to fit the orthodox scheme. The Star Called Evil In 1995, Milton Zysman wrote the following: "It may have evaded the scrutiny of even the most assiduous Velikovskians that there is very little direct evidence for the appearance of a comet during both the Exodus and the Joshua stories. All the indicators of a great meteoric shower are in place and it can be argued that any well-informed tribal leader or court magician would have little trouble inferring its involvement, yet we have no specific mention of a comet being observed before or during the event. Great signs were in abundance in the heavens- in particular the enigmatic arm of the Lord' mentioned many times ...
226. Scientists support Velikovsky [Journals] [SIS Review]
... has recently suggested that the three outermost planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, were displaced into their present orbit by encounters with other planets: this conclusion is a consequence of his analysis of the solar nebula, which indicates that Saturn was initially the outermost planet to form in the nebula. Analysis by Schaeffer and Heymann (6 ) of meteoric material led them to conclude that at least two destructive collisions have occurred about 600 million years ago and another about 300 million years ago. Collisions of the type described should lead to angular momentum characteristics of the planets that will not necessarily be easily understood. Colombo (7 ) has observed that, although Mercury, the moon and several ...
227. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... a component of coals and many other rocks. Recent work has shown fusain to bear a strong resemblance to the charcoal produced from the combustion process in modern forest or heath fires. Dispersal of combustion products in the atmosphere is extremely efficient, and work continues in order to determine whether distant as well as local fires produce deposits of fusain. Meteor Events source: New Scientist 27.1 .90, p. 34 In 1975 meteorite impacts on Earth were detected by instruments we had left on the Moon. However, no-one on Earth had seen these events, possibly because the meteors had approached Earth from the direction of the Sun during the daytime. Although previously it was thought ...
228. C&C Workshop 1990, Number 1: Contents [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... cycles? * stable Solar System? * variations in G? * no greenhouse effect? * Tertiary climate change * earthquake electrics * solar activity and ice ages * geomagnetic field * Amazon mystery * mastodon extinction theory * modern mass dyings * wonderful life * prehistoric environmental degradation * climatic catastrophes * Flood catastrophe? * fire as geological process * meteor events * Solomon-Ramesside link? * earliest statue * Nimrud's treasures * story of Jericho confirmed * chronology speculations * support for TIP revision * watch the birdie * Indo-European origins? * the art of deception * comet fertiliser * glacier transport * Mithraic mysteries * eureka for morphic resonance 23 REVIEWS: Opening the Floodgates 28 Mysterious Circles 32 I Samuel ...
229. Catastrophe and Sublimation [Books] [de Grazia books]
... solar system. Planets have changed their orbits and other motions, nearly collided, acquired or discarded satellites, become heated and cooled, accumulated and discharged electricity, and, on some of these occasions, involved the Earth in their titanic activities. One planet, Venus, may even have been newly created out of Jupiter. The number of meteors that have struck Earth is large but responsible for only a portion of the catastrophic damage, since atmospheric, electrical, tidal and seismic disturbances can occur with or without body impact. 3. Some catastrophes have had large effects upon mankind. They have been allocated to past periods during which hominids and humans lived, whether these are traced ...
230. Focus [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... who qualifies on two counts: his equations are still being used to account for our present view of the solar system (see also Monitor, 10 April, p. 83 - How Mars captured its moons) and parts of his work, frequently overlooked, do suggest that the present stability of the solar system could be altered by approaching meteors or comets. I doubt the mention of his name would have evoked the same frenetic response as that of Velikovsky! However, I wonder if Dr. Gribbin does not place too much value on purely theoretical calculations, whether Enever's or Sagan's, some of which he admits are tongue in cheek. It is not good scientific method to ...
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