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151. At the Lake [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Einstein knew nothing, and could not know, of the scruples I had concerning what I considered a methodological oversight. If there are electromagnetic interrelations in the solar system, then of course they must be considered in their effects on the precession of Mercury, on the red shift, and on the bending of light all three regarded as proofs of the General Theory of Relativity. I sat down and wrote a long letter. September 10, 1952 Dear Professor Einstein: By your answer to my letter you have truly obliged me to ... the problem all over again. I have tarried to answer because I did not wish to appear just obstinate; but the problem is permanently on my mind. I have to ask patience, which a ? Fachman ? is generally reluctant to accord to an outsider. Without this patience we shall build barriers between sciences, in this case astro- nomy and history. I would certainly listen carefully to what you may say on history or psycho- analysis. You say that the fact of the exact correspondence of the planetary motions with ...
152. Saxl's Pendulum Convection of Electric Charge Revisited [Aeon Journal $]
... as he conceded, the deviations were not detected with conventional Kater-type pendulums and gravity meters "operating under equivalent conditions." This distinction is important because these other instruments are designed specifically to measure g and Saxl's pendulum is not. This disclosure by Saxl should raise a red flag to any experimenter or other informed reader. The fact that Saxl never resolved this discrepancy in his other publications is a clear sign that he was so involved with the intricacies of his apparatus that he could not see the forest for the trees. Electrical experimenters ... the pendulum and proportional to the external magnetic field and the angular speed of the pendulum... The fact (according to Saxl) that the period varies quadratically with applied voltage suggests that I am on the right track. The magnetic damping also introduces a frequency shift proportional to the square of the voltage across the unipolar inductor (that is, the torsion pendulum). This voltage depends on instrument parameters in complicated ways that I cannot easily evaluate... Thus, we can see that Saxl's pendulum interacted electrically with the ...
153. Discussion & Questions From the Floor [Aeon Journal $]
... . It may seem silly and/or trivial to us today, but that merely indicates that the modern Judeo-Christian mentality is not commensurable with how our archaic forbears perceived the Cosmos. My first encounter with this situation came in 1978 when I read Vine Deloria's God is Red in which the differences between the American Indian's and the White Man's world views are described, if not fully explained. The lesson is profound, but not easy to absorb. So far as I can tell, the literal interpretation of myth attempted by Velikovsky and ... fact, this is a highly unusual state from any conventional vantage point, while the polar configuration proposed by David Talbott et all would anticipate such a displacement. In geological time, the period of the polar configuration would have been exceedingly brief, though the spin axis shift to the north would have obviously been considerably greater than presently observed. Since the proposed polar configuration does accommodate this strange data, I think Ellenberger should, in all good graces, see if he can produce an alternative explanation. I have assumed that the comparatively ...
154. Egyptian Chronology: A Solution to the Hyksos Problem [Aeon Journal $]
... be this Arsu? Indeed there is! We need look no further than King Azariah (Uzziah, dated to ca. -773 to -736), whose expansionist activities are well chronicled in the biblical reports. (8) He conquers the plain between the Dead and Red Seas (Arabah), develops the port of Eloth (Eilath), takes over extensive areas belonging to the "Philistines", and builds military roads even south of the Negev, furnished with wells (or "cisterns" for rainwater storage) and secured ... of Hannover, Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony and Austria, who were all German rulers yet reigned simultaneously with one of them also figuring as emperor. Temporarily, one of these kings might have controlled portions of a neighbouring kingdom only to lose it again in some future shift of power. If, however, one were permitted by the relics of such a rule to place all of Prussian history prior to all of Austrian history, the chronology of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation might easily match the one of Ancient Egypt ...
155. A Personal Report on, and Irreverent Look at, the World Conference 'Planetary Violence in Human History' Portland, Oregon, January 3-5, 1997 [SIS C&C Review $]
... postulates a smaller globe before the break-up of the continents, does not make sense- only the egg-shape fits the picture. 2. The Afar Triangle would have been the northernmost point of Earth in this set-up. The breaks in the Earth's crust that now form the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden only fit if the point where the two meet was once raised. 3. The Face on Mars- Cydonia: this was mentioned several times, though Richard Hoagland, who was to cover it, did not appear at the conference ... '. Moderator: Roger Wescott. Panel: Bass, Flem-Ath, Holden, Rose, Van Flandern Rand Flem-Ath hopes to organise an expedition to Antarctica. He mentioned an article in Dec. 1985 Scientific American on the Crustal Displacement Theory. Robert Bass said White's Pole shift theory had been retracted and Velikovsky and Hapgood had been disproved. Flem-Ath insisted Hapgood's maps accurately depict longitude, which the article did not deal with. Einstein was electrified by the theory of crust displacement and wrote ten letters to Hapgood. He made four suggestions to ...
156. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... hostile action. Bouncing bolides and other impacts Science Frontiers 103 Jan-Feb 96, p.6, 104 Mar-Apr 96, p.6, Daily Telegraph 16.10.96, Discovery July 96, pp.30-31 In October last year a meteorite entered Earth's atmosphere over New Mexico where it was seen as a deep red fireball and began to break up, emitting a green light. The main part apparently bounced off the atmosphere, did one orbit in less than 2 hours and re-entered above the Pacific, NE of Los Angeles, again flashing brilliant green and ending with a sonic ... in archaeological circles. Man was not supposed to have reached Australia until 60,000 years ago and the art is more than twice the age of the previous earliest known from caves in France. Some people are associating these dates with evidence that there was a dramatic shift in vegetation in Australia to fire-resistant types around 130,000 years ago, with a charcoal peak about 200,000 years ago. They say human activity is the only reasonable explanation for these changes. Global catastrophes might be a better explanation- and scientific dating ...
157. A Catastrophic Reading of Western Cosmology [SIS C&C Review $]
... and effect: "To say that causes are somehow getting under this observable world, when anything under it is essentially unobservable is... just a piece of faithful comfort. We might as well say that the electrons are really pushed about by blue fairies with red noses." (ibid.: 79) Secondly, philosophical logic after Gödel has shown that there is unavoidable uncertainty even in mathematics, where 'it is possible to formulate theories which cannot be shown to be either true or false' (ibid.: 82 ... response to the local ideological climates of their times? Or were these cosmologies the local winners in their times because they best answered the same non-local question in ways which their times preferred? What is the law which underlies this series of phenomena? Notice the immense philosophical shift which my questions entail. The moment we consider human idea systems as a succession of concepts created by us which have been successively replaced by us, we can interrogate the history of ideology with very different kinds of questions. In the post-Khunian age, we no ...
158. Stellar Thermonuclear Energy: A False Trail? [Kronos $]
... (p. 31), "If even low-energy neutrinos are not being emitted from the solar furnace, something is very, very wrong with our Sun. Is it possible that our Sun will not peacefully continue evolving as a main-sequence star, until it reaches the Red Giant stage? Maybe our Sun is not, after all, 'an ordinary star'." And the article concludes: "Perhaps the most frightening speculation along these lines is that our Sun might have had an accident: it may have run into a quite ... fusion- energy unlimited from now till the end of time. Of course, the violence of the fusion reaction was easily controlled by the Sun. That body was big enough and massive enough to tame the prodigal works, to beat back the fierce radiations, to shift them, sort them, convert them, and delay them until they were winded and docile, and then to release them in forms benevolent to life on Earth. But this need not mean that similar results were beyond the reach of technology. With the process ...
159. Polymathics and Catastrophism: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Problems of Evolutionary Theory [Kronos $]
... half-century are quasars and BL lacertae objects.(5) Both appear to be bodies of stellar size that radiate energy of a magnitude more appropriate to galaxies or galactic groups than to objects such as our sun. While it is possible that overreliance on the spectral "red shift" has led observers to overestimate the distance of such objects, it now seems more likely that these objects generate or transmit a kind of energy that exceeds nuclear forces by the same orders of magnitude as those by which nuclear forces exceed gravitation and magnetism. ... to say, such energies lend themselves far more readily to a catastrophic than to a uniformitarian view of the cosmos and of the transformations that the cosmos has undergone. THE MEANING OF GEOLOGICAL BOUNDARIES Of all the evidence for catastrophically sudden events in the history of our planet, none, it seems to me, is less deservedly ignored- by catastrophists themselves as well as by uniformitarians- than that of geological stratigraphy. The very existence of such universally accepted geochronological terms as era and period (or of such petrological terms as formation and ...
160. Conditioning, Coping, and Concepts [Kronos $]
... in order to balance their natures, which were essentially in conflict. Therefore, the myths were composed of fearful and terrible materials in order to afford men in conflict the proper catharsis. Even the fairy tales in Christian societies carry this theme forward with the horrors of Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, etc. This background is important in order to understand the fundamental ideas to which people of our culture have been subjected since birth. And even those groups who have not been born into these teachings find themselves reacting to them ... upon the heliocentric theory of Copernicus. He refused to go along with the unanalyzed epistemological foundations upon which the theory rested. Bruno made the full deduction and rendered a cosmological model that was divested of human psychological habits. In our own time, Einstein made a Copernican-like shift in Ms recognition of an observer. His observer was anathematized by the physical disciplines and became a space-time co-ordinate. As Bruno reformed deductive inference in the sixteenth century, Dr. Velikovsky does in our own. The observer for Dr. Velikovsky is a finite, ...
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