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1. The Location of Punt/Ophir Part I [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... of the scholars who tried to solve these problems seems to have looked for corroboration from African sources, yet such evidence is available: the book, Indaba, My Children, by Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa,[1 written from age-old sacred oral tradition by an African witch doctor from the Zulu tribe. Mutwa describes-- among many other things-- the coming of the very first White colonizers ever seen by the Black people at the Zambezi. In the oral tradition these were called the "Ma-Iti," i.e. "the Strange Ones," which Mutwa thinks was a corruption of a word for "Phoenicians" in use at the time. This is corroborated by Phoenician artifacts found in Southern Africa. As the original complete edition of Indaba, My Children is out of print and difficult to obtain, I will quote from it at length. This is essential for our understanding because in a certain way it can be said that Mutwa's book is the missing source from Ophir and Punt itself. Another unanswered question is that of the origin of the very ...
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2. Link to Science Frontiers [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers BANNERS Strange reports* Bizarre biology* Anomalous archaeology From New Scientist, Nature, Scientific American, etc Archaeology Astronomy Biology Geology Geophysics Mathematics Psychology Physics Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online Science Frontiers: The Book Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Please link to Science Frontiers Please link to Science Frontiers, the Web address is: Banners Please feel free to use one of our banners (to save a banner, right-hand click on the image, and choose Save Image to disk): 120 x 60 button, 8K Copy and paste this HTML code: <a href=""><img src="sun.gif" width=120 height=60 border=2 alt="Strange science, weird and unusual anomalies"></a> 120 x 60 button, 9K Copy and paste this HTML code: <a href=""><img src="eye.gif" width=120 height=60 border=2 alt="Strange science ...
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3. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 1 (Jan 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Bookshelf BRIAN MOORE Fort for Today THE SOURCEBOOK PROJECT Strange Planet (vol. E1) $7.95, Strange Phenomena (vols. G1 and G2) $6.95 each, Strange Artefacts (vol. M1) $7.95. Series edited by William R. Corliss and available from the Sourcebook Project, Box 107, Glen Arm, Maryland 21057. The ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky offer challenges to current scientific thinking in many disciplines, so it is only to be expected that Velikovskians will find much material of interest in the Sourcebook Project, which aims at "the collection, organisation and publication of information about unusual phenomena and curious features of the natural world... to challenge science with data not easily explained (or not explainable at all) in terms of current scientific theories." Strange Planet deals with geology, hence Uniformitarianism, Evolution and the theory of ice ages come under scrutiny, using material from the scientific literature of the past 130 years. Three-quarters of the ...
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4. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... cover the question 'Was Earth visited by intelligent beings from a planet in the system of the star Sirius?' (And even more so if he picks up the paperback and reads: 'I should like to congratulate you for this masterpiece'...Erich von Daniken). But not so fast! Robert Temple may not be so learned as de Santillana and von Dechend, but his book is a serious one: well researched, and with an adequate complement of footnotes, appendices, index and bibliography. His starting point is a strange one; an East African tribe (the Dogon) living in the Mali republic not far from Timbuktu. Two French anthropologists, Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, spent many years with these people, who eventually came to trust them to the extent of sharing with them the most precious and secret knowledge of their tribe. This knowledge is largely related to the star Sirius; a full translation of Griaule and Dieterlen's original paper on the subject is included in The Sirius Mystery. Robert Temple, a graduate in oriental studies, came ...
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5. Something Strange Is Going On! [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 111: May-Jun 1997 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Something Strange Is Going On! Where? "Everywhere, of course," is the answer of any anomalist worth his or her salt. Especially, though, something strange in going on with prime numbers. In an homage to the revered mathematician P. Erdos, who died September 20, 1996, D. Mackenzie mentioned a theory Erdos published in 1940 with M. Kac. This theory states that a plot of the number of prime factors of very large numbers forms a bell curve-- almost as if these numbers were "choosing" their prime factors at random. Alluding to a assertion Einstein is said to have made, Erdos commented: "God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers." (Mackenzie, Dana; "Homage to an Itinerant Master," Science, 275:759, 1997.) Cross reference. The distribution ...
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6. Wyoming: is old faithful a strange attractor? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 71: Sep-Oct 1990 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Wyoming: is old faithful a strange attractor? "Eruptions of Old Faithful Geyser are generally perceived as extremely regular events, with variation of eruptive interval being attributed to random noise. The governing equations for such a hydrothermal system are highly non-linear, therefore it is reasonable to assume that such systems are capable of operating in regines that display chaotic behavior. Three-dimensional state-space reconstruction of eruption time data provides strong evidence of a strange attractor quite similar to the Rossler attractor. Establishing the system as chaotic indicates that while one can predict eruptive intervals in the short term, long term predictions regarding Old Faithful's eruptive behavior are impossible, no matter how carefully and accurately the system is modeled. The mean eruptive interval of Old Faithful has changed over time. This is consistent with the behavior of a chaotic system, which by definition must be nonstationary in the mean. Seismic activity is believed to be a perturbation shifting Old Faithful into a ...
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7. The Absurdity of Neutron Stars [SIS Internet Digest $]
... a neutron star. When astrophysicists are having difficulty with their models they traditionally turn for rescue to the nuclear physicists. Wal Thornhill comments: The Nobel Laureate, Irving Langmuir, coined the term "pathological science" for "the science of things that aren't so". Two key symptoms of such science are (1) the resort to fantastic theories contrary to our experience, and (2) the use of ad-hoc requirements to save the appearances. If we apply these criteria, two disciplines that share line honours for pathological or strange science are cosmology and particle physics. Here are some of the many unstated assumptions underpinning the X-ray pulsar model: It is assumed that the physics of neutral matter and ideal gases on Earth can be used to explain the operation of the glowing balls of plasma we call stars. Wal comments: 99.999% of the universe is made of plasma. It is not necessarily electrically neutral and does not behave like an ideal gas. It is assumed that all interstellar plasma is mostly an ionized, uncharged, superconducting gas that can trap ...
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8. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... aesthetic effect. The Antiquity article does mention in a footnote a later series of dates obtained for the site, including three which are anomalous, and a second detailed report on the Cuello excavation which includes these new dates has just appeared in Nature (Vol. 267, 16th June, 1977). Referring to the earlier anomalies discussed above, the report asserts that they "are considered too late by more than a millennium to be acceptable, although no certain cause or source of contamination has been found." The Unclassified Residuum STRANGE UNIVERSE: A Sourcebook of Curious Astronomical Observations (Vol. A1) STRANGE PHENOMENA: A Sourcebook of Unusual Natural Phenomena (Vols. G1 and G2) compiled by W. R. Corliss Sourcebook Project, Glen Arm, Maryland: $7.95 per volume. Round about the accredited and orderly facts of every science there ever floats a sort of dust-cloud of exceptional observations, of occurrences minute and irregular and seldom met with, which it always proves more easy to ignore than to attend to... Anyone will renovate his ...
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9. Earth Lights [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... a firework display and harmless the rest of the time. Dick Atkinson in his review (C&C Review XIII, 1991) of The Cosmic Winter, was absolutely correct in adopting a sceptical view of some of the claims made by Clube& Napier in more recent periods of time. Atkinson also provides a clue to the agency that may have reinforced the fear of cometary and meteoric phenomena in the night sky by emphasising the underrated role of atmospheric phenomena of non meteoric origin which includes what has recently become known as UFOs, strange lights that appear to have a connection with tectonic fault lines, mountain tops, and minor earthquakes resulting from stress deep within the crust of the earth and the release of energy in the form of lights and balls of gaseous material [1. For instance, a turn of the century Welsh revival in the Tal y Llyn mining communities and the surrounding area including Barmouth and Tywyn, associated with the Bala fault line, involved balls of light hovering above a local chapel. Likewise, the phenomenon of Knock in western Ireland was ...
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10. King Solomon's Mines? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... on the shore of the lake of the same name, "now a shallow saltpan" in the Ka-Lahari desert. This was initiated in the time of a Phoenician commander, a pharaoh, and a powerful king and his son. These are described by Mutwa as tall white men with red beards, flowing blond hair and beards and blue eyes: to the black men these eyes appeared to "shine", and they were unwilling to meet the strangers' gaze. Sailing up the Zambezi, these arrivals, called "the Strange Ones", marched in single file, heavily weaponed and clad in bronze armour, to the kraal of the village headman, Lumbedu, where they offered bronze weapons in exchange for meal. Pictures of these men and even time-eaten bronze swords still exist in the possession of witch-doctors. They had a strange man with them whose skin was different in colour, dressed in a green striped loincloth, wearing a green leather skull-cap on his shaven head, and carrying writing implements. At a command, he pictured their story for the ...
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