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211. Cosmic and Terrestrial Lightning [Books] [de Grazia books]
... to Earth as "pieces of plasma." These balanced "things" of positive ions and electrons retain their identity and appear as luminous objects of missile-like proportions. They would cause impact craters or above-ground explosions that leave little trace. A second type of primeval lightning, like that known best to us, would give clear evidence of electric scarring, whether as a crater or as a jagged crack in the ground. The jagged cracks of clefts are called rilles and are found by the thousands on the Moon. The principal candidate for the most recent creation of rilles is the planet Mars, which, following Velikovsky's reconstruction of events, would have happened in the period 776-687 B ...
212. How the Gods Fly [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the distance.) The "Battle of the Gods" resolves into a battle of the space-charge sheaths. The tertiary effects are heating of the bodies and their atmospheres, resulting both from electric particle bombardment and from atmospheric, hydrospheric, and lithospheric shearing friction. New levels of surface crust are developed on all of the bodies, new "scar tissue," new stratigraphy. The effects upon the biosphere are grave. They have been described time and time again by the ancient observers, by early students of the Deluge such as Whiston, Newton, and Boulanger, by modern catastrophists such as Cuvier, Donnelly and Beaumont, by contemporaries such as Patton and by Kelly and Dachille ...
213. Part III: The Legends [Ragnarok] [Books]
... with thick and heavy ice and rime, and everywhere within were drizzling rains and gusts. But the south part of Gimingagap was lighted up by the glowing sparks that flew out of Muspelheim.8 But it cannot last forever. The clouds disappear; the floods find their way back to the ocean; nature begins to decorate once more the scarred and crushed face of the world. But where is the human race? The "Younger Edda" tells us: " During the conflagration caused by Surt's fire, a woman by the name of Lif and a man named Lifthraser lie concealed in Hodmimer's hold or forest. The dew of the dawn serves them for food, and so ...
214. Conclusion (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... It is interesting to note how [scientific] fashions change. Five hundred years ago the cosmological models that are now regarded with such disinterest would have been heresy. How might our prejudices change in the future? Today we refuse to believe that catastrophic, interplanetary collisions have warped Earth's history. a hundred years hence, when the large impact scars on the other planets are familiar landscapes, will we feel the same?" In this respect, only time will tell. NOTES & REFERENCES 1.Raup, David; The Nemesis Affair, (NY 1986), pp. 148-149. 2.Ibid. 3.1bid., p. 147. 4.1bid. ...
215. On Models and Scenarios [Journals] [Aeon]
... saw the bizarre satellite Enceladus, called by one member of the imaging team "one of the strangest and most enigmatic objects in the solar system." By all previously-accepted reckoning, this small Saturnian moon should have been cold and dead for countless eons. Yet the orb has been spectacularly resurfaced, with large portions showing none of the expected scars of long-term impacting. Through some unknown disturbance massive volumes of water have flowed on its surface in recent times. The cameras showed the larger satellite Tethys, displaying a massive crater (christened Odysseus), large enough to swallow the satellite Mimas. Around three quarters of the moon's circumference runs a giant trench or rift, testimony to a ...
216. The 108-year Cyclicism of the Ancient Catastrophes [Journals] [Aeon]
... centrifugal force, there is an equatorial bulge of about seven miles (as well as complimentary polar flat spots.) As the new bulge at the equator was developing, the crust of the Earth eventually had to give, either by stretching or by rifting (tearing). There are two planetary rift valleys, and both are long crustal scars perpendicular to the equator. The Rift valley, including the Dead Sea and the Jordan valley, is 5,000 miles long and widest in equatorial latitudes. It was the rifting or tearing of the crust to accommodate the new equatorial bulge that this account describes. The Great Rift Valley was separated and widened repeatedly during several early catastrophes ...
217. The Methodology of Patten's Martian Scenario [Journals] [Aeon]
... By the night of October 21 (at a distance of 1.5 million miles), its sparkling, circling satellites were prominent. On the next night, the three large craters appeared like eyesockets as they slowly rotated by. On the night of October 23 (when Mars was 300,000 miles distant), its numerous crater scars appeared littered as thick as smallpox (on one face only). By dawn the next morning, the coiling, spiral hair [which Patten interprets as charged particles funnelling down toward the Earth'] was weaving across the cosmos .. . Its approach was fast (1700 m.p .h .) and getting faster, ...
218. The Hunting Or Blitzkrieg Theory [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... , where continental overkill seems least equivocal, direct signs of human attacks have been found at five sites. However, while some of these signs... do give pretty convincing evidence of human involvement, other alleged evidence now seems somewhat shaky. For example, crushed mammoth bones, from young animals, have been found, with peculiar scarring and spiral fractures, for all the world suggesting butchery, with a bias toward the most amenable prey [the young]. But archeologist Gary Haynes has studied piles of elephant bones in Zimbabwe that resulted from deaths caused by drought in the early 1980's. At that time, the animals gathered around the dwindling water holes, and as ...
219. The Climate Hypothesis [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... desires and wishes of the interpreter."41 For example, if the climate was responsible for the extinction, why did the megafauna die off in the tropics where there was only moderate climate change? If the climate was responsible for the extinction, "Why did the last glacial retreat across the Northern Hemisphere ravage the American faunas but barely scar the European ones?"42 There are fundamental contradictions almost at every turn with both the hunting and climate extinction scenarios. What ultimately invalidated the climate theory is evidence of the mammoth and mastodon tusks which, like trees, grow annual rings which tell about the habitat and the food supply. "During times of environmental stress and drought ...
220. Sagan's "Ten Plagues" [Journals] [Kronos]
... . But the time will surely come when the role of "Jovian thunderbolts" in producing many such effects in the solar system will be recognized. As noted before, electric discharge answers the argument that, if one planet suffers abundant cratering at a given time, the next planet, too, or its moon, must also become similarly scarred. The bombardment hypothesis is built on the statistics of imagined fluxes of debris in solar-system space. Electric discharges are necessarily selective of their targets. PROBLEM X. THE CIRCULARIZATION OF THE ORBIT OF VENUS AND NON-GRAVITATIONAL FORCES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM Sagan admits that the odds- a favorite concept of his-"are not absolutely overwhelming" against Velikovsky's thesis ...
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