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21. Straka: Science or Anti-Science? [Pensee]
... as Plummer claimed, because the refraction indices of ice and of the clouds differ. The Russians have not investigated the clouds, but rather the lower atmosphere, and have looked only for single elements and simple molecules. Albert Burgstahler, professor of chemistry, University of Kansas, delivered a paper at the Velikovsky Symposium, August 16, 1972, at Lewis and Clark College, pointing out evidence for the presence of hydrocarbons in Venus' atmosphere. His paper will be printed in Pensée. This graph, taken from Frank Stevens' Stonehenge Today and Yesterday, shows those stones (not shaded) which were fallen before the work of reconstruction in 1958. The energy necessary for Venus to part by fission from Jupiter was discussed in the April, 1967, issue of Yale Scientific Magazine (pp. 12-15) by Professor Lloyd Motz and Velikovsky. The latter corrected the former's misconceived notion that Venus must have been volcanically erupted from Jupiter. While Velikovsky has promised to discuss in a separate volume the earlier catastrophes in the Solar system (which led to Venus' ejection ...
22. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the lectures in reverse order. Dr Terence Meaden is perhaps best known to the general public by his research on crop circles (The Circles Effect and its Mysteries- reviewed in C& C Workshop 1990:1, pp. 32-33). However, members of SIS will be aware that Dr Meaden also has a great interest in archaeology (see Eric Crew's discussion of Meaden's book The Goddess of the Stones, C& C Workshop 1991:2, pp. 13-16). Further research has led to another book, The Stonehenge Solution, and it was details of this to which we were treated at the meeting. For those still interested in crop circles Dr Meaden offered the promise of further research in future after the present wave of hoaxing has died down and the subject can again be treated in a serious manner. Living in Wiltshire had put Meaden into an ideal position to investigate both crop circles and that most intriguing of ancient monuments, Stonehenge. He realised that his conclusions about the latter were just one in a long line of speculation but thought ...
23. A Calendric View Of Stonehenge [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 2 (Winter 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents A Calendric View Of Stonehenge Alban Wall Copyright (c) 1982 by Alban Wall In an earlier paper,(1) I presented evidence indicating that the Aubrey circle of holes at Stonehenge was designed to be used as a solar calendar. The present article can be considered an extension of that hypothesis which is here made to include the remaining components of the structure. It will be shown that the functional correlation of these remaining components, in conjunction with the previously discussed Aubrey Circle, combine to form an amazing and sophisticated calendrical device which is more accurate in its basic simplicity than anything that Hawkins and Hoyle ever envisioned. There is important calendrical significance in the fact that 235 lunar months, generally referred to as lunations, which constitute the time encompassed in one full cycle of lunar phases, are equal- within a few hours- to 19 solar years. 1 lunation= 29.5306 days 1 solar year= 365.2422 days 235 lunations= 6939.691 days 19 solar years= ...
... From: Kronos Vol. XI No. 1 (Fall 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents An Evaluation of the Practical Operation of the Stonehenge Calendar Benjamin A. Bosher I found Alban Wall's paper, "A Calendric View of Stonehenge" (KRONOS VIII:2, Winter 1983, pp. 35-46), to be a well thought-out solution that the functional use of Stonehenge was that of an accurate solar and lunar calendar. His explanation of the use of the horseshoe of 19 Bluestones to keep track of the 19-year cycle adds significantly to the search for the full solution to the riddle of Stonehenge, as does his explanation of the five Trilithons to divide the lunar month into six equal parts and thereby track the Moon's phases. However, in presenting his theory of the calendric capability of this ancient stone edifice, he, quite naturally, emphasizes the sophisticated line-ups of the three marker stones at each quarter period of the 19-year cycle, while glossing over the meticulous intercalation of 7 lunations and extra days necessary to keep the Stonehenge calendar chronologically aligned with the orbiting ...
25. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... and the agents most likely to have caused the catastrophe- supernova or meteorite. The work of Smit& Hertogen and that of Hsu (see WORKSHOP 3:1 p.18-19) are mentioned. To this evidence is added that of Alvarez et al in a review article in Science: deep-sea limestones exposed in Italy, Denmark and New Zealand "show iridium increases of about 30, 160 and 120 times, respectively, above the background level at precisely the time of the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinctions, 65 million years ago". PRIMORDIAL DRAGON- Stonehenge Viewpoint no 35 We last reviewed this publication in WORKSHOP no.3 (Nov. 1978) p.13. At that time we considered that although Stonehenge Viewpoint and the works of Dr. Velikovsky shared a common domain of interest in respect of their enquiries into mythological matters, nevertheless, the Velikovskian interpretation of mythology was a very different one from that pursued by the editors of Stonehenge ViewPoint. As was pointed out in our earlier review, they interpreted most mythological phenomena in terms of a theory of 'ice crystal haloes'. However, more ...
26. Stonehenge In Quebec? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 57: May-Jun 1988 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Stonehenge in quebec? "Are there carefully crafted stone structures in Quebec similar to that most mysterious of man-made structures, Stonehenge? The answer is yes, according to biology professor Gerard Leduc, who says he has found evidence of sundials in four different locations in the Laurentians and Eastern Townships.".... "The stone complexes, comprising a centre stone and others radiating toward the east and west, may have been used as calendars whereby farmers could, for example, have known when to plant and harvest crops." Leduc also claims to have discovered: Unexplained stone walls two to three feet high that begin and end with no apparent purpose, and which are not associated with the fields of farmers. Grass circles showing up as yellowish rings in green grassy fields, caused by a different type of vegetation. These grass circles are perfect in shape and associated with stone structures. Trilithons, located at ...
27. Midsummer Madness [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... had based his ideas by visiting the site myself. It seemed to me that his case stands or falls primarily on the veracity of the major alignment of Centre/Heel Stone/Midsummer sunrise, by which Prof. Hawkins claims to establish the main purpose of the monument: co-ordination of the calendar to the seasons. The angle of the Heel Stone when seen through the central arch is 590 magnetic (i.e. 51 45'), accurate to within. I noticed at the time that the skyline to the North East of Stonehenge is over 100-feet higher than the monument itself, at a distance of about 1 miles, thus the sun would tend to appear fractionally to the South of the spot which could be calculated theoretically from the latitude of the site. I further noted that, if the Heel Stone was to be put in an upright position, its semi-circular tip would just protrude above the horizon as viewed by a man of average height standing at the centre of the circle. But one of the most perplexing things is that, for all their ...
28. Flawed Search [Kronos $]
... remaining ones do not adhere closely to the flattened circle design, perhaps because of solifluxion, begs the question what flattened circle design is there left to be measured. Rules about the use of megalithic yards are stated, only for exceptions to be made immediately: "the sides of these triangles all had to be integers in megalithic yards", followed by "the builders discarded the rule that all radii must be integers". The third chapter, by Krupp, deals with the work by archaeo-astronomers and others on the site of Stonehenge, several of whose papers have appeared in Nature. In general the treatment is descriptive rather than critical, which may be misleading for the general reader. Analysis of Hoyle's claim that Stonehenge was an eclipse predictor has been published by Moir (Antiquity LIII, 124-128, 1979); he points out the problems of refraction, visibility, and variability in moonrise and moonset positions due to declination and perturbation which would affect the use of the site in this way. The same criticisms can be applied to Thom's work where it involves ...
29. Megaliths, Moon Cycles, and Movements of the Earth [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the Moon will reach the extreme points- the New Moon around the summer solstice, the Full Moon around the winter solstice, and the half moons around the equinoxes. The eclipse cycle is determined by this nodal cycle with the refinement of a further 'wobble' in the lunar orbit which occurs approximately twice a year. Observers therefore have plenty of opportunity to determine the extreme points of the cycle and any associated eclipse pattern, unlike the once a year occasion of the solstice sunrise. Gerald Hawkins has made much of the evidence that Stonehenge was designed with this 18.6 year cycle in mind, and suggests that the supreme moment was an eclipse of the Moon when it rose over the Heelstone.(7) But this will only occur when the Moon is half way through a nodal cycle. What if the ancient watchers were, for some reason, more interested in the extreme rising and setting points of the cycle? The same astronomical alignments would be needed and the same time period of nearly 19 years would be significant. Stonehenge itself provides evidence that its builders ...
30. 2nd SIS Cambridge Conference Abstracts [SIS Internet Digest $]
... meteoroids, asteroids and Comet Encke has probably been a significant and regularly visible celestial hazard from the last Ice Age through to the present day. These data lead to the expectation that history has been punctuated by: (I) Tunguska-like impacts, singly or as part of fireball swarms; (ii) freezing events of decadal duration, due to cometary dusting of the stratosphere; and (iii) occasional disastrous inundations of coastal areas due to small-body ocean impacts. 11:00 Dr Duncan Steel, Spaceguard Australia Before The Stones: Stonehenge I as a Cometary Catastrophe Predictor? Astronomical hypotheses for the purpose(s) of megalithic monuments have mostly been implicitly based upon an assumption that the designers witnessed the same phenomena as those we observe in the sky today. This assumption is not well-based for phenomena having time-constants of order centuries or millennia, such as the populations of comets and meteoroids in the inner solar system and the ephemeral meteor showers and storms which they produce on the Earth. IRAS observations have indicated that Comet Encke has a trail (not tail) of ...
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