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191. Chapter I: The Review [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... more radically than would communism and prostitution combined. The book and it's author were recipients of an irrational reaction which was unprecedented in the scholarly world. The following will contain a discussion of the initial reaction to the book as well as a review of the ideas presented by Velikovsky. The theory is generally divided into the categories of history and physical science, although the historical observations are the basis for the suggestions related to the physical sciences. Descriptions of the physical events associated with the catastrophes will be given in Chapter II. Some of the physical events will be correlated to familiar historical events. After medicine and psychoanalysis, Velikovsky's initial investigation was in the field of ancient history. ...
192. Some Preliminary Remarks About Ice Cores [Journals] [Kronos]
... ) saying that the Laki eruption of 1783 is "at best feebly" indicated in the acid readings of the Dye 3 and Milcent cores; (2 ) saying that annual ice core layers have been traced back "hundreds of years"; and (3 ) saying that Velikovsky's events of the second millennium would have left various sorts of physical evidence, especially in stratigraphical situations. (See pages 63 and 106.) Ellenberger is probably correct about (1 ); de Grazia may indeed have confused the oxygen-18 readings with the acid readings, as Ellenberger suggests. But this is at most a minor slip on de Grazia's part, and hardly worthy of Ellenberger's reference to " ...
193. Scientific Catastrophism in Early 19th Century Britain [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... .. It is evident that much will depend on the direction of the Comet's course at the time of its encountering a Planet. If both be moving towards the same quarter of the heavens, each will glide off from the surface of the other, and no very material changes will be produced, either on their movements or on their physical constitution. But should the directions of their respective courses be exactly opposite, when the concurrence takes place, (a case, however, which it is easy to see can happen only with retrograde comets), the consequences would necessarily be far more serious and permanent. . . . It appears highly probable that none of the planetary ...
194. Introduction to Velikovsky [Articles]
... Moscow, and then undertook pre-medical work in Edinburgh. Returning to Moscow, he studied ancient history and law, and then completed a medical degree in 1921. Shortly afterwards, he founded "Script Universitatis", a journal which published the work of the world's outstanding Jewish scholars. Albert Einstein was the editor of the volume on mathematics and physics. For 15 years, Velikovsky practised as a doctor and psychoanalyst in Israel, publishing papers on psychology' s one in Sigmund Freud's journal. "Imago". In 1939, he arrived in America to complete research on a study of Moses, Oedipus and Akhnaton, and, in 1940, he came upon the train of thought ...
195. Reconciling Celestial Mechanics and Velikovskian Catastrophism [Journals] [Pensee]
... planetary bodies may account for the catastrophic electromagnetic effects observed and reported by the survivors of near-collisions in ancient times. The known characteristics of the interplanetary medium suggest not only that the sun and the planets are electrically charged, but that the sun itself is the focus of a cosmic electric discharge- the probable source of all its radiant energy. I Physical scientists were outraged in 1950 when Immanuel Velikovsky (1 ) published historical evidence from around the world suggesting that the order and even the number of planets in the solar system had changed within the memory of man. Ideas in nearly every field of scholarship were challenged, but most seriously challenged of all were certain dogmas in the field of ...
196. Testing Juergens' 'electric sun' theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... accelerated by the shock at the heliopause. I am somewhat sceptical of explanations which rely on magnetic field compression at shock-fronts' in a plasma. Such theories, together with magnetic field reconnection' events, perpetuate the myth that magnetic fields can be frozen into a plasma and that a mathematical necessity of a purely magnetic/mechanical model must have physical meaning. In my opinion, following Ralph Juergens, the correct model must involve electric currents in space plasmas - then observed magnetic fields are diagnostic of underlying electrical activity. So it seems quite likely that ACRs are created and accelerated by the electric field in a cathode drop region at the heliopause. In my view, Ralph was on ...
197. Forum: Electric Universe [Journals] [SIS Review]
... plasma by suggesting that it would not respond to the Earth's magnetic field. That is simply not so: a complex response to electric and magnetic fields is the primary distinction between the neutral plasma state and the three other (neutral) states of matter - solid, liquid and gas. Neither Eric nor Laszlo seem to understand much about plasma physics. They are in good company - astrophysicists know nothing about electric discharges in plasma either. None are therefore competent to pronounce upon an electric star model. For example, on Laszlo's web site, he purports to have discovered a 5th state of matter in the form of filaments (the 4th being plasma). If he had read ...
198. Is the Universe Finite? [Journals] [Aeon]
... three million lightyears- seems far too much for any meaningful quantitation of proper motion at our present level of technology. For now, I'll stick with the simpleminded 6500 lightyears, and perhaps even extend the distance to 30,000 lightyears if the quasar spit is moving toward us at something of an angle. Geoffrey Burbidge, noted professor of physics at the University of California at San Diego, seriously questioned some of the precepts of establishment astrophysics recently by stating, "A few years back Halton C. Arp was denied telescope time at Mount Wilson and Palomar observatories because his observing program had found and continued to find evidence contrary to standard cosmology." (3 ) Burbidge, ...
199. Electric Stars in a Gravity-Less Electrified Cosmos [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Review Vol V No 1 (1980/81) Home | Issue Contents Electric Stars in a Gravity-Less Electrified Cosmos Earl R. Milton Dr Milton (Ph.D ., Alberta) is a spectroscopist and Associate Professor of the Department of Physics, Lethbridge University, Canada. He edited the volume Recollections of a Fallen Sky (1978), papers presented at a symposium on "Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia" at Lethbridge University in May 1974, and is an Associate Editor of Kronos. He is currently working on a book on the history of the solar system with Professor Alfred de Grazia. Many problems are clarified and many concepts, such as "black ...
200. Dark Matter [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... did not participate in the stopping of the rotating of the Earth some fifteen hundred years BC. One cannot be dishonest in such matters and remain a scientist. (2 ) The entire validity of what gravitational theory had won for scientific advancement over the past centuries against the dark forces of medieval ignorance, religious suppression and Aristotelian geocentrism and deductive physical concepts by such giants of science as Kepler, Galileo and Newton and the giants named by Shapley, who followed them, could not be denied because of mythological evidence. To Harlow Shapley, the very idea of taking such stuff seriously was to "venture into the Black Arts." (3 ) Shapley's educated beliefs notwithstanding, things ...
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