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... philosophy. The chief implication is a profound awareness that the fabric of the cosmos is not only determined, but overdetermined and in a way that does not permit the simple location of any of its agents, whether simple magic or 57 astrology, forces, gods, numbers, planetary powers, Platonic Forms, Aristotelian Essences or Stoic Substances. Physical reality here cannot be analytical in the Cartesian sense; it cannot be reduced to concreteness even if misplaced. Being is change, motion and rhythm, the irresistible circle of time, the incidence of the "right moment," as determined by the skies. There are many events, described with appropriate terrestrial imagery, that do not ...
302. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Review]
... they take on the appearance of wildly disheveled "hair" in periods of celestial disorder? The various forms of discharge from the plasma focus answered each question. The repulsive force between the individual streamers will spread them into symmetrically spaced equilibrium positions. As the intensity of the discharge grows, so do the number of streamers. And though the physics of the plasma focus device is simple, the interplay of electric and magnetic fields can become complex, often with the result that the streamers undulate and twist into more elaborate forms. Plasma Cosmology- The Leading Edge of Science In their endeavors together, Dave and Wal were mindful of the clash between their views and those of the scientific ...
303. Thoth Vol I, No. 7: March 23, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... .................Ralph Juergens- Quote of the day: Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. Huxley- EDITORIAL SECTION By Michael Armstrong (email@example.com) In keeping with our present dual focus on mythology and the physics of the electrical universe, the following paragraphs should be of interest to our readers. They are taken from an article by Dr. William William . "The Center Holds", PENSEE I, May 1972: It is not surprising that in 1950 physicists felt absolved from considering Velikovsky's historical evidence because it contradicted their "known laws. ...
304. Thoth Vol I, No. 22: August 31, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... .................Wal Thornhill- Quote of the day: It seems clear.... that we are faced with deep and radical fragmentation, as well as thoroughgoing confusion, if we try to think of what could be the reality that is treated by our physical laws. At present physicists tend to avoid this issue by adopting the attitude that our overall views concerning the nature of reality are of little or no importance. All that counts in physical theory is supposed to be the development of mathematical equations that permit us to predict and control the behaviour of large statistical aggregates of particles. Such a ...
305. On Method [Books] [de Grazia books]
... is a modern guise of authority - there are fashions in religion and politics, too. it impels scientists to seize enthusiastically upon directing hypotheses as truths that justify a monopoly of attention, making work difficult for others concerned with conflicting hypotheses. Recently, a colleague, James Christenson, who had worked with the 1980 Nobel-award-winning Cronin-Fitch experiments in particle physics, reflected that they indicated nature to be biased in favor of running forward in time. For a generation, highly touted theory had worked upon the hypothesis that "time" was neutral to direction, contrary to human mental expectations. He went on to say that the "big bang" theory of the origin of the "expanding ...
306. Thoth Vol II, No. 7: April 15, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... testimony, I recently received the following comment from Maurice Gilroy: I believe that if you want to claim that you are going to provide a scientific explanation of past events, your explanation must be a "bottom up" one, not "top down." Your explanation must be evolutionary in the sense that it must start with sound physics, and proceed up through whatever chemistry, biology, psychology, and sociology is necessary to explain the mythic description. To make Greek rationalist judgments about Oriental myths, and then try to figure out some plausible chemistry and physics, is working "top down," (and backwards). This may be necessary in the very early ...
307. Reviewing Velikovsky'S Venus And Mars Theories [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... Jupiter, that spin rate of Jove would have been shared (and transferred), both in Jove's rapid spin rate in its forward (prograde, west to east) spin direction. However Jupiter's spin is much different than the spin of Venus IN BOTH SPIN RATE AND IN SPIN DIRECTION. In fact, Venus doesn't share much of any physical characteristic with Jupiter, as shall soon be discussed. Where, then, and how did Venus acquire its backward rotation and its slow rate of rotation? Ever since the spin rate and spin direction of Venus became known, this question has been a problem that has vexed all astronomers who follow the gradualistic paradigm. And to our knowledge ...
308. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Journals] [Aeon]
... about the thunderstorm and its attendant visual and auditory phenomena. It is our opinion that such views are so wide off the mark as to be virtually worthless as a basis for understanding ancient myth and religion. In what follows we hope to offer a new interpretation of the thundergod as a visible planetary power. Aided by new discoveries in plasma physics, particularly as elucidated and reconstructed by Wallace Thornhill and Anthony Peratt, the curious mythology associated with the omnipresent thundergod suddenly begins to unravel, revealing a fascinating tale of interplanetary thunderbolts and apocalyptic cataclysm. It would be impossible to do justice to the vast body of traditions surrounding the thundergod and his weapon in an article-format, and thus it ...
309. Some Interdisciplinary Speculations (?) [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... subject to an educational process of some kind. Recently, I raised the question with a couple of my young friends who are medical doctors . My question had to do with the capacity of the human gene structure to store data. Their response was that it would require only about 20% of the known storage capacity to replicate the human physical structure and that the function of the remaining 80% was presently unknown. The discussion branched out into the observed "instinctive" activity of all kinds of organisms. Since many of these organisms have no cultural or educational link between generations it seems the observed behaviour must derive from coded and stored genetic data. I have a daughter who ...
310. A Rage to Deny: The Roots of the Velikovsky Affair [Books]
... forms are suddenly developed in an inexplicable manner." (27) We suddenly see that the book is an anti-catastrophist polemic whose major purpose is to convince the reader, as he states only a few pages later, that "the most important of all causes of organic change is one which is almost independent of altered and perhaps suddenly altered physical conditions." (28) (Emphasis added) This, in my opinion, is the true bottom line, the real purpose of Darwin's book, and the peak of this crescendo of uniformitarian propaganda occurs in the penultimate paragraph, where it is stated that, if one accepts the premise of evolution, then ". . . ...
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