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361. Some Notes on Senmut's Ceiling [SIS C&C Review $]
... it will bear out Pogo's claim (p. 308) that features of this oldest known astronomical ceiling "throw new light into familiar dark corners of Egyptian astronomy, chronology and mythology". Ceiling illustrations accompanying this and the following article are reproduced- mostly reduced, and some redrawn- from "Egyptian Astronomical Texts", Vol.III by O. Neugebauer and ... decor in Egypt are not "star maps" as we know them, but follow an artistic tradition (or set of traditions) which would seem to have astrological and even mythological as well as astronomical content. Nor- if we follow the interpretation usually put on them- do they attempt to represent the arrangement of the constellations across the sky, except ... ; the element of pursuit was lost in both cases; instead of looking back at the bright star behind him, the god is turning his head away from the goddess. Mythologically, both the Senmut- Ramesseum and the Seti traditions may be equally valuable; astronomically, the Seti representation is far more satisfactory." (Pogo, p.315f.) Isis ...
362. Solomon's Temple: An Astronomical Observatory [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... some detail. III. Other Near Eastern Circles I do not wish to leave the impression, however, that cosmic circles were the unique property of the Hebrews. In Canaanite mythology remarks about the god Baal ask: "Did you not crush El's divider Yamm?" 8 and a few lines further in the same poetic work: "You have crushed ... presently. I must end this introduction with a reference to the principles of catastrophism. In Worlds in Collision Immanuel Velikovsky cited a wide variety of literatures, some historical, some mythological, which support the idea that before 700 B.C. the earth was involved in a number of interplanetary catastrophes. What I am concerned with is essentially this: [illustrations p ... . Furthermore, if we can reconstruct the planetary orbits of earth, Mars, and Venus, then we are in a much better position to understand many of the historical and mythical references to world catastrophe. The literature of the ancient world seems to encourage us to look for such hard and fast astronomical data. For example, to cite Diodorus 5 again ...
363. The Science of Evolution (Part I) [Kronos $]
... its history is propaganda and myth. They fail to consider the implications of how they themselves might be managing the truth" (1981). To dissociate Grassé somewhat from this mythological context, we might offer- as the best test of a commitment to truth- the classical Socratic acknowledgement of ignorance. At his best, this is what Karl Popper champions ... Nelkin 1977). This implies that fully certified experts in a discipline necessarily share the deeply embedded hypotheses and that these are so fundamental to the group psyche as to be almost myths. As far as evolutionary biology is concerned, all that is shared across the Atlantic is "myth" as a common accusation. To judge by what the experts say, ... " Phylogenetic Analysis and Paleontology, ed. J. Cracraft and N. Eldredge (New York: Columbia University), 1-5. Ghiselin, Michael T. 1980 "Phylogenetic Mythogenesis and Paleontology," Evolution 34: 822-4. Grassé, Pierre Paul 1977 Evolution of Living Organisms: Evidence for a New Theory of Transformation, trans. from the 1973 ed ...
364. Return to the Tippe Top [SIS C&C Review $]
... decor in Egypt are not "star maps" as we know them, but follow an artistic tradition (or set of traditions) which would seem to have astrological and even mythological as well as astronomical content. Nor- if we follow the interpretation usually put on them- do they attempt to represent the arrangement of the constellations across the sky, except ... element of pursuit was lost...; instead of looking back at the bright star behind him, the god is turning his head away from the goddess." "Mythologically, both the Senmut-Ramesseum and the Seti traditions may be equally valuable; astronomically the Seti representation is far more satisfactory." This passage contains several important elements. Firstly, we ... suggest that the ceiling may contain a depiction of a comet-like event and that the ceiling may be interpreted "as pointing to a celestial spectacle of such religious significance that it was mythologised and enshrined in permanent record...", and he suggests that the ceiling gives "strong support for a past inversion of earth's axis". Reade was aware of ...
365. Dynamic Evolution of a Collinear Planetary System [Aeon Journal $]
... at present (being now 2p), or about 24 km/sec. The observations below follow from an inspection of the Tables: in agreement with the interpretation of the mythological record of Talbott et al., Saturn revolves quite close to Earth. Its distance from the Sun is only about 5% greater than Earth's, if Jupiter is not considered ... to introduce parameters in the physical model which are not here considered-- e.g. tidal and/or electromagnetic forces. Introdcution Analysis of the invariant elements in religions and in mythologies worldwide has led several scholars (e.g., David Talbott [2) to introduce the idea that, during a remote time in human experience, the Solar System was radically ... Aeon V:6 (Aug 2000) Home¦ Issue Contents Dynamic Evolution of a Collinear Planetary System Emilio Spedicato& Antonio Del Popolo Abstract Starting with Talbott and Cardona, some mythologists have been arguing that, during man's prehistoric period, the Solar System was configured radical different from the way it is at present. In this earlier configuration, according to these ...
366. Introducing Anomalistics: A New Field of Interdisciplinary Study [Kronos $]
... uncertainty into the certainty of either dogmatic dismissal or equally dogmatic sacralization. Such toleration, of course, is difficult to sustain. If anomalists were to choose a figure from classical mythology to symbolize their enterprise (as futurists have chosen Proteus, the legendary prophet who eluded his questioners by continually changing his shape), that figure would probably have to be Tantalus ... equally probing questions may be raised about them. Such anomalies are: retrograde rotation, such as that of the planet Venus; the self-beachings of whales; the seeming senselessness of myths; and the resistance of humor to analytical explanation. What, if any, typology of anomalies is then left to us? The one used, at least implicitly, by ... apparently flourishing animal groups; the relatively sudden collapses of pre-Homeric civilizations in Europe and Asia; the mysteriously vitrified forts of megalithic age; and the virtual universality, in the world's mythologies, of tales of universal destruction by fire and flood. From these and other anomalies, Velikovsky inferred planetary displacements leading to terrestrial cataclysms in both historic and prehistoric times.( ...
367. Velikovsky's Challenge to the Scientific Establishment [Pensee]
... 20. I. Velikovsky, Earth in Upheaval (Dell, 1968), p. 32. 21. For an elaboration upon this point see my chapter, "Social Mythology and Social Issues." Social Problems: Divergent Perspectives, L. T. Reynolds and J. M. Henslin, eds. (Holbrook Press, 1972): forthcoming ... (Portland, Oregon), August 18, 1972. As articulated by its adherents, the scientific format supposedly provides the greatest assurance for advancing knowledge and ridding ourselves of prevailing myths; it is, in its purest expression, the guarantee that truth will emerge in spite of prejudice, faith, and inaccuracies. "Objectivity" is perhaps the foremost expression ... . There simply is no sociological basis for such an indictment, but rather considerable harm is done by taking attention away from our social responsibilities to focus, instead, upon the mythical Cold War mentality of the fifties (25). The rather remarkable research undertaken by Werner Von Braun in Fascist Germany and the outstanding space probes by scientists in the Soviet Union ...
368. An Integrated Model for an Earthwide Event at 2300 BC. Part I: The Archaeological Evidence [SIS C&C Review $]
... in the generally accepted chronology). Material in this first article is the archaeological evidence for the event; succeeding articles will cover evidence in the areas of climatology, geology, mythology and astronomy respectively. A final article will attempt to integrate all of the evidence into a cohesive cause-and-effect related configuration. The archaeological evidence sets forth two significant phenomena that took place ... ), p. 379. 157. Schaeffer, op. cit.[ 4, p 538; see also Gimbutas, op. cit.[ 86, p.58. Myths, Megaliths and the End of the Third Millennium BC In considering Mandelkehr's case for a global upheaval c.2300 BC, it would be worthwhile to place it in context with the conclusions ... major cultural discontinuities and movements of peoples can be shown to have occurred on an earthwide scale at this time, linked with an unusual disturbance of the Earth's crust. Introduction The mythologies of cultures around the Earth are rich sources of material which indicate the possibility of an unusual earthwide event within the past 5000 years. Similarities in the various literatures and traditions have ...
369. Chapter XXXIII: The Cult of Northern as Opposed to Soothers Stars [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... oriented S.E. and, as I hold, to a Centauri when it heralded the autumnal equinox, were not built by people having -the same astronomical ideas, worships, and mythology as those who built at Gîzeh due E. and W., and marked the autumnal equinox by the heliacal rising of Antares. [21 The only thing in common was ... d'ouvriers travaillant le métal, ou plutôt travaillant le fer. On ne saurait en effet se dissimuler qu'il y a une affinite réelle entre le fer et la personne d'Horus en certains mythes. Horus est la face céleste (horou), le ciel, le firmament, et ce firmament est de toute antiquité, un toit de fer, si bien que le ... et dans les villes où l'on pratiquait le culte de l'Horus d'Edfou, ils auraient conservé un caractère sacré et se seraient transformés en un sorte de domesticité religieuse, les masniou du mythe d'Horus, compagnons et serviteurs du dieu guerrier." If we are to accept Maspero's suggestion that the elder Horus really came from Central Africa, traces of the cult of his ...
370. Further Comments on the Saturnian Configuration Theory (Forum) [Aeon Journal $]
... idea, but he never contributed further, for which I'll always be rather disappointed. I was fascinated with his electric Sun hypothesis, but Juergens himself wasn't into scientific interpretation of mythic themes, being otherwise occupied with contemporary science and its theoretical implications. David Talbott all but dismissed the magnetohydrodynamic concept since it didn't seem to conform with his mythologically-based scheme, but ... toward the Solar System beyond the heliopause. The cosmogony here is ambiguous. Moreover, the idea of a 45-year-long excursion into the inner Solar System [30 wouldn't begin to impress mythological engrams on the psyche of the human survivors. It's a wonder that there would even be any survivors of such a catastrophe. Furthermore, while still far out in interstellar space ... scientific interpretation of mythic themes, being otherwise occupied with contemporary science and its theoretical implications. David Talbott all but dismissed the magnetohydrodynamic concept since it didn't seem to conform with his mythologically-based scheme, but later he liked the accumulated ideas that were presented in my Polar Column paper which he published in what was then his periodical. [35 Wallace Thornhill replies: ...
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