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141. Our Universe: Unlocking its Mysteries [SIS Internet Digest $]
... that Earth and our solar system have had a catastrophic past. Heavenly Bodies Were Worshipped as Gods- Why? In earlier times man worshipped heavenly bodies as gods. Myths proclaim, "We once lived in the presence of the gods". These gods were visible powers, often capricious, and frequently violent. The priestly astronomers of ancient Mesopotamia and elsewhere make clear that these remarkable powers were planets. If the myths surrounding these gods are to be taken seriously, they raise many questions. Why did ancient man worship the god Saturn? The planet Saturn is very difficult for the average person to even find in the sky today. Some mythologists postulate that there is evidence in ancient lore to connect the scarred warrior hero of legend with the god Mars. Yet the planet we know as Mars is only a tiny speck in the sky today; and its deep, 2,400 mile-long canyon (scar), Valles Marineris, cannot be seen from Earth without a powerful telescope. Thunderbolts Between Planets: The myths of many of the ancients tell of violent ...
142. Saturn’s Monstrous Polar Storm [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us picture of the day archive subject index subject abstracts ASA Sees into the Eye of a Monster Storm on Saturn. Cassini image recorded November 9, 2006 Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Dec 08, 2006 Saturn ’ s Monstrous Polar Storm A gigantic vortex centered on Saturn ’ s south pole has sent astronomers scrambling for answers — again. They remain unaware that Wallace Thornhill had predicted this very “surprise.” A recent image of Saturn ’ s south polar region, taken by the Cassini spacecraft, poses further mysteries for NASA investigators. The cameras reveal a giant hurricane-like “storm” with a polar eye, ringed by towering clouds. The "hurricane" spans a dark area inside a thick, brighter ring of clouds. It is approximately 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) across, or two-thirds the diameter of Earth. “It looks like a hurricane, but it doesn't behave like a hurricane," said Dr. Andrew ...
143. Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion by Ev Cochrane [SIS C&C Review $]
... started a ball rolling which has been gathering momentum ever since. His exciting method of interpreting ancient myths to give a new view of mankind's earliest history as beset by catastrophes of cosmic origin paved the way for a new breed of researcher. Although his first book presented a fascinating case for planetary catastrophism in general, he concentrated on what he saw as the evidence that Venus had been the major player in the celestial drama, followed closely by Mars. Yet in mainly unpublished works he indicated that before Venus the main player had been Saturn, a planetary scenario he never followed up. A small body of researchers, starting notably with David Talbott's seminal work, have taken over where Velikovsky left off and developed a complex imagery of the planetary relationships, as interpreted by world wide myths, which were seen by early man. Whether or not the reader is convinced by the so-called 'Saturn scenario', or 'Polar Configuration', if you are at all interested in the interpretation of myth and what it can tell us about our earliest history, then this latest book ...
144. The Origin of Velikovsky's Comet [Kronos $]
... Velikovsky. This lack is particularly noticeable in comparative mythology, the discipline which forms the backbone of Velikovsky's theory. Here, virtually nothing new has been brought to light bearing on the Venus question. In a series of essays, beginning with the present one, we intend to outline some aspects of ancient Venus symbolism generally overlooked so far. Our study will take us back to the mythical age of "beginnings". We will find much support for Velikovsky's claim of a cometary Venus- and also a surprising and crucial connection with Saturn. Though our investigation will question certain assumptions of Worlds in Collision, we think the evidence will help to substantiate Velikovsky's underlying theory of celestial catastrophe, in which the primary players are planets. 2. The Saturn Myth In Worlds in Collision, Velikovsky presented the last two acts of what he claimed to be a much longer drama of interplanetary catastrophes. These later episodes, involving Venus and Mars and dated from the fifteenth to the seventh centuries B.C., were claimed by him to have been preceded by equally dramatic cataclysms involving ...
145. Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion, by Ev Cochrane [SIS C&C Review $]
... started a ball rolling which has been gathering momentum ever since. His exciting method of interpreting ancient myths to give a new view of mankind's earliest history as beset by catastrophes of cosmic origin paved the way for a new breed of researcher. Although his first book presented a fascinating case for planetary catastrophism in general, he concentrated mainly on what he saw as evidence that Venus had been the major player in the celestial drama, followed closely by Mars. Yet in mainly unpublished works he indicated that before Venus the main player had been Saturn, a planetary scenario he never followed up. A small body of researchers, starting notably with David Talbott's seminal work, have taken over where Velikovsky left off and developed a complex imagery of the planetary relationships, as interpreted by world wide myths, which were seen by early man. Whether or not the reader is convinced by the so-called 'Saturn scenario', or Polar Configuration, if you are at all interested in the interpretation of myth and what it can tell us about our earliest history, then this latest book by ...
146. A DYNAMICAL OBJECTION TO GRUBAUGH'S POLAR CONFIGURATION [Aeon Journal $]
... , for instance, who tried to supply mathematical rigor to his tippe-top inversion of the earth(1). (His mathematical analysis contained errors(2), but at least he attempted a full analysis.) Grubaugh attempts to show that the maintenance of his planetary "alignment is feasible according to the laws of Newtonian gravitation" (top of p.40). Note that only gravitational forces enter into his orbit computations; magnetic interactions are only invoked to precess the earth's spin axis at 360 /yr to keep it pointed at Saturn. The paper shows that the radial (from the sun) gravitational-force components give the required centripetal acceleration for Jupiter and Saturn to maintain same-period (synchronous) circular orbits around the sun. This part of his theory is basically correct; Appendix A below derives slightly more exact requirements on the planetary distances. But Grubaugh's paper gives no analysis concerning the destabilizing effects of the transverse (to the radius vector) [tangential components of the force. Appendix A shows that the transverse components prevent the q s =45 Polar Configuration( ...
147. Catastrophic Theory of Mountain Uplifts (A Crustal Deformation Theory) [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... full, and it was away from the path of Mars. (Inside flybys by an outer planet, in celestial mechanics, result in orbit warps for both planets that tend to be mutually self-perpetuating.) Relative velocity. Mars approached and passed the Earth-Moon system at a velocity of 28,000 mph. (This means that flyby upthrusts and general damage occurred in a time-frame of under 250 minutes, not tens of millions of years.) Orbit crossroads placed in space. Each flyby distance of Mars varied, because the planets Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune warped the orbit of Mars in various directions and amounts from flyby to flyby. Thus, these three planets altered the place in space where the two orbits intersected. They could alter the orbit crossing place and the flyby distance by an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 miles. Resonance slot. In the Catastrophic Era, the Earth had a 92.25-million mile orbit radius, not today's 93.0-million miles. (This "slot" in space puts the Earth's orbit in a 12:1 orbit timing ...
148. Thoth Vol. III, No. 17 Dec 15, 1999 [Thoth Website]
... method, the standard is systematic exercise of cognitive skill: the discernment of orderly patterns in domains of experience. The distinction between fundamental and superficial differences is irrelevant: That continents can be fit together like a jigsaw puzzle was a clue to a new theory and recognition of a new phenomenon. In the sense of method, particular theories are just tools, something with which to build a technology, to be replaced when experience and curiosity move on. All theories are "working hypotheses", not Ultimate Truths. I'll use the Saturn Theory for an example. In the standards of CAT, it's ridiculous. Four or five planets stacked one above the other on a common axis is, if not impossible, so far from the familiar and the expected that it's laughable. Gravitational theory has come up with the orbit of SOHO, revolving around an empty spot in space. And Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 stretched out in a line that might have mimicked the Saturnian polar configuration from one of its components. But if gravitational theory alone can't quite say it's impossible, the ...
149. The Saturn Myth [Maverick Science Website]
... maverick science.com Artists menu Home Saturn Theory Venus Mars Myth Archaeo- astronomy Evolution History Site Map Home Saturn Theory To download a PDF file of this article, click here The Saturn Myth The Saturn theory, in addition to presenting a comprehensive model of ancient myth, offers a radically different approach to understanding the recent history of the solar system. 1 Briefly summarized, the theory posits that the neighboring planets only recently settled into their current orbits, the Earth formerly being involved in a unique planetary configuration of sorts together with Saturn, Venus, and Mars. As the terrestrial skywatcher looked upwards, he saw a spectacular and awe-inspiring apparition dominating the celestial landscape. At the heart of heaven the massive gas giant Saturn appeared fixed atop the North polar axis, with Venus and Mars set within its center like two concentric orbs (see figure one, where Venus is the green orb and Mars the innermost red orb). The theory holds that the origin of ancient myth and religion — indeed the origin of the primary institutions of civilization itself — is inextricably linked to ...
150. The Organization of the Solar System, Part II: A Galactic Capture Hypothesis [Aeon Journal $]
... It is the acquisition of spin rate in pairs Table I illustrates. Usually, planets are listed geographically, from nearest the Sun to farthest from it. Table I lists the planets not by location, but rather by spin rate (from the fastest pair to the slowest pair). The Moon and the Sun are added for comparison. The planet masses and angular momentums (relative to Earth) are added to give some idea as to where resides most of the spin momentum in our solar system (Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn). On the one hand, the difficulties of the nebular hypothesizers escalate steeply with the realization that six planets have spin rates in pairs. On the other hand, the difficulties of the fiat creationist escalate as one realizes that the planets acquired spin in pairs even as Genesis teaches our planet acquired animals in pairs. On the basis of probability, the nebular hypothesizer is nearly overwhelmed, however, and calls upon the need for four billion (+) years in which to acquire this "chance" pairing. (To ...
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