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... has a chapter on what later translators have called "aurorae". I don't think aurorae are seen in Greece; if they are seen, they are very, very rare, but Aristotle talked of these things as though they were a frequent occurrence, and he describes in these things in the sky great chasms, caves out of which meteors can come- meteors don't come out of aurorae, but they did come out of these things in whatever it was that Aristotle saw. If any of you have the time and the inclination, there is a great deal yet to be unravelled from the classical writers that has not been understood at all, and I can say that ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 58  -  01 Jul 2001  -  URL: /online/pubs/articles/talks/sis/831029vc.htm
... Nevertheless, it is a book Velikovskians ought to welcome with open arms, even though it does not endorse all of Velikovsky's ideas. The authors are highly respectable professional astronomers, both working at the Scottish Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, and for years they have been developing an interest in the interaction of the Earth with fragments of cosmic debris, meteors and comets. Their paper in Nature [282 (29 November 1979), pp. 455-459] suggesting that such cosmic encounters could explain the death of the dinosaurs appeared in print before the Alvarez team announced their discovery of the now famous iridium anomaly in strata 65 million years old. Somehow the popular press missed the point that the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 56  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0804/059cosmc.htm
... area to which the oil regions owe their origin. 17. It is true that earthquakes can and do occur without a volcano in the vicinity, or without a volcano near by being thrown into violent paroxysms. The former case was instanced by the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 (I19A, 87B), although it would appear that simultaneously a meteor passing from north to south buried itself in the Atlas Mountains and fell upon two Moorish villages, which of course were totally destroyed. The event in question may be connected with Kattlagia, one of the Icelandic volcanoes which in that year suffered a severe paroxysmal eruption, accompanied by electrical phenomena and poison gases 1923, for Fujiyama, in ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 56  -  31 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/beaumont/earth/02-volcanic.htm
... that the harbour bottom had been raised 18 feet. Owing to the change in the sea bed ships dared not enter the bay or harbour. (f ) A violent fire simultaneously accompanied the earthquake. (h ) The earthquake followed a course from north-east to south-west. In the above we see all the familiar features again portrayed. A meteor or more than one meteor was dispersed in this region, but it would seem as though its volume, or part at least of its volume, must have struck the sea, whence the change of the coast-line, the change in the sea bed, and the tidal wave. North Island, New Zealand, is, however, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 56  -  31 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/beaumont/comet/305-islands.htm
75. Pillars of Straw [Journals] [Aeon]
... did was reinforce what I myself had already stated. The pyramids of Cheops and Khefren. Built mainly of limestone. (Photograph by the author.) Ginenthal then claims that: "Cardona, however, has offered his own hypothesis to explain how these various hard stones can be cut." [21] This concerns my declaration that meteoric iron, which the Egyptians referred to as "metal of heaven," could have been used in hewing the pyramid stones. [22] Here, on the authority of R. J. Forbes and the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Ginenthal informs us that the correct translation of the Egyptian term rendered as "metal from heaven" should be ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 55  -  12 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0606/069pillars.htm
76. Arabia. Ch.7 Deserts And Oceans (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... in this book, literary references to the harras of Arabia in ancient Hebrew and Arabic literatures will not be dealt with here. Meteorites that fall on the earth are of two kinds. One consists of iron with an admixture of nickel; by means of this admixture and the characteristic pattern seen in the cut surface of such stones, their meteoric origin can be easily established. The other group, probably larger than the first, does not differ in its composition from the rocks of the earth and cannot be distinguished unless the fall has been observed, or, as in the case of the stones of the harras, their scorched and broken condition, together with their occurrence in ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 54  -  03 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/earth/07b-arabia.htm
77. Science Frontiers [Journals] [SIS Review]
... stars or nonluminous matter of some sort. The researchers had to conclude, though, that the haloes are galactic components of "totally unknown nature. " (Anonymous; New Scientist, 80:174, 1978.) GEOPHYSICS 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TUNGUSKA EVENT Rich reviews the facts known about the fall and detonation of the famous 1908 "meteor." That this was no ordinary meteor is borne out by several curious data: (1 ) tree-rings in the area show an enormous acceleration of growth since 1908; (2 ) inhabitants of this remote region stated that the reindeer suffered from mysterious scabs in 1908; (3 ) there is a slight but definite increase in the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 54  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0401/26scien.htm
... . Taylor informs us that, "Petterson (1960) of the Swedish Oceanographic Institute, working on high mountain tops filtered measured quantities of air and analyzed the particles he found. Since the meteorites that have survived contain an average of 2.5 percent nickel, then the nickel content of the dust extracted, represented that which came from meteors rather than from terrestrial sources. From a knowledge of the total volume of the earth's atmosphere, Petterson reckoned that 14 million tons of meteoric dust settled on the Earth's surface each year; however, because of some variability in results, he concluded with a more conservative figure of five million tons... Isaac Asimov, the popular ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 51  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/ginenthal/sagan/s04-fourth.htm
79. Cosmology And PsychologyY [Journals] [Kronos]
... in the words of Focillon himself- the full import of the event is, nonetheless, surprisingly downgraded by the Frenchman. Focillon dismissed the response to "the comet of the year 1000" on the grounds that it "is not the sole example of a prodigy in the sky during the [general] period" under consideration since another "meteor" appeared in 1022.(62) Yet, a reaction did occur and a highly acute one at that! Thus, when confronted with a logical solution to "the problem of the terrors" - subconscious fear of cosmic catastrophism - Focillon was reluctant and even unwilling to accept it. We must wonder at Focillon's own pedantic and ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 50  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0101/033cosmo.htm
... or of small solid particles individually separated by intervening spaces through which the light of a star can pass without obstruction, and which, held together by mutual attraction, as well as by gravitation toward a denser central conglomeration, moves through space like a cloud of dust. In any case the connection lately noticed by Schiaparelli, between comets and meteoric showers, seems to necessitate the supposition that in many comets a similar aggregation of particles seems to exist." 6 I cannot better sum up the latest results of research than by giving Dr. Schellen's words in the work just cited: " By collating these various phenomena, the conviction can scarcely be resisted that the nuclei of comets ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 49  -  19 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/donnelly/ragnarok/p2ch1-4.htm
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