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131. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... gravitational anomalies. Mass concentrations, or mascons, are found in circular maria surrounded by rings of mountains. On the far side, however, large craters lack the basaltic rock filling of near side ones and the crust is thought to be 40 km thicker. The Moon turns out to be much lumpier than previously thought and one of its ... .94, p. 63, 7.1 .95, p. 9, 28.1 .95 p. 12 Another new cave full of prehistoric rock art has been discovered in southern France. It is even richer than the famed Lascaux cave in western France and includes paintings of hyaenas, panthers, owls and unique symbols ...
132. Chapter 2 The Sphinx [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... is a highly arid region with little and sporadic rainfall. Therefore, the major elements of erosion available to do damage to limestone are wind and sand. When a layered rock face is weathered by wind-blown sand, its softer layers are more eroded than its hard ones which stick out of the profile, giving the appearance of a stack of ... record. Typical of the outcries reported are these responses: " 'That's ridiculous, ' scoffed Peter Lecovara, assistant curator of the Egyptian Department in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (Boston Globe, Oct. 23, 1991). Thousands of scholars working for hundreds of years have studied this topic and the chronology is pretty much worked out ...
133. The Milky Way [Journals] [Aeon]
... a common axis of rotation during that primeval period, Saturn remained stationary in the polar skies, "rising" and "setting" upon the same polar mountain. Neolithic rock art, in fact, records just such an image in abundance on every inhabited continent. (99) These images are routinely interpreted as solar in nature despite the ... archaeoastronomy: a revaluation of all values, to paraphrase Nietzsche. The ancient cosmos must needs be reconstructed from the countless bits and pieces of ancient myth, ritual, and art, not unlike a paleontologist would reconstruct a dinosaur from a few teeth and bones. All-important here is the comparative method. Only by comparing traditions from around the world ...
134. ALL Honorable Men [Books]
... author, reformer, and member of the United States House of Representatives, tried in his book Ragnarok (1883) to explain the presence of till and gravel on the rock substratum in America and Europe by hypothesizing an encounter with a comet, which rained till on the terrestrial hemisphere facing it at that moment. He placed the event in ... and obscurant beliefs. They were known as stoics, whose most famous spokesman caught the temper of rationalism of that time with the following statement: "Life is short, art is long, experience painful, judgment difficult." The stoics knew life was difficult, sometimes painful and short and judgment difficult to come by. Yet they said ...
135. In Search of the Exodus [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the text. The mountain of god (Exodus 24)  for example, has analogies with Har Karkom in the Negev Mountains, which contains many examples of rock art and a platform with 12 menhirs corresponding to the 12 pillars of Exodus 24. At the very top of the mountain is a rock formation reminiscent of Exodus 33 ... and yet the occupation remains are dated to early MBI (immediate post-EB). By-passing the heavenly significance of the 12 menhirs and the EB temple on Har Karkom (with biblical antecedents), the information does not imply that we must plump for an EB Exodus. On the contrary, the Negev data may illustrate a fusion of Canaanite and ...
136. Pompous Asimov [Books]
... amounts on the Moon; and this would then yield unusually high ages for samples dated by the potassium-argon method." (126) This is just what occurred when moon rocks were first brought back to Earth. The excess of argon was "unexpected" and made dating "experimentally uncertain." Dates yielded were "embarrassingly high" and ... of Asimov becomes evidence for Velikovsky. That is to say, when Asimov's left hand denies what his right hand is doing, when the unconscious assertion of catastrophe in his art is so powerful while the conscious demolition of it in his science is so feeble, we may legitimately suspect that such self-contradictory behavior comes not from his intellect but from ...
137. Thoth Vol III, No. 18: Dec 31, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... discuss some of the physical evidence. For some of the symbolic evidence, see Ev Cochrane's article at: http://www.ames.net/aeon/Rock_Art/rock_art.html For more about the linguistic evidence, see Dave Talbott's articles, HOW CATASTROPHIC EVENTS GENERATE LANGUAGE, and THE MYTHIC ROOTS OF ... in THOTH III-14, III-15, and III-16.- SATURN 101 By Amy Acheson Discussion by Bob Johnson, Michael Armstrong, Ev Cochrane First of all, the Saturn Theory is an absurd theory, "bizarre in the extreme" according to Dwardu Cardona, one of its main researchers. It's not something you want to believe (or dismiss ...
138. Notes and Queries [Journals] [SIS Review]
... done it - the handles were perfectly symmetrical, about 50mm wide, and each handle had a hole approximately 3-4mm diameter drilled right through it. Gabbro is a rough igneous rock, aragonite is a hard carbonate and diorite is one of the hardest igneous rocks. If the relative dating is correct (if!), it confirms that the ... by Hans Gunter Buchholz and Vassos Karageorhis (Phaidon Press, London, 1973), gives some more information. The Egyptians were considered past masters and superb teachers in the art of making durable vessels of hard stone [Lucas, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, 1959, 480 ff.]. But increasing research on the pre-ceramic', ...
139. Persians And Greeks Invade Egypt. Part I Ch.2 (Peoples of the Sea) [Velikovsky]
... screen for the back of the head. Near Persepolis, in Nakhsh-i-Rustam, are the tombs of the great kings of Persia: these are sepulchral chambers cut into a mighty rock high above the ground. The tomb of Darius has carved rock bas-reliefs showing the guard of the Persian monarch. Again it is easy to recognize the headgear of the ... troops. We have no other ancient likeness of the Philistines to compare with; however, if we page through the records of excavations in various countries and photographs of ancient art, we find again the crownlike helmets that we know from the bas-reliefs of Ramses III as the headgear of the Pereset. We find them on the heads of Persian ...
140. The Battle Of Kadesh-carchemish. Ch. 1. (Ramses II and his Time) [Velikovsky]
... at Riblah, Ramses II used to have carved commemorative tablets at Nahr el-Kelb (Dog River), near Beirut on the Syrian coast. He had them cut in the rock next to the tablet of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, son of Sennacherib. The accepted viewpoint is that Esarhaddon's tablet was carved close to those of Ramses II, ... the king of this land came out to do battle with him. A fragment of a mural from a Theban temple of Ramses II, preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, shows a Palestinian prince, mortally wounded by a dart or a lance thrown by one of the Egyptian warriors, and the army of this prince ...
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