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121. Briefings [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol IV No 2/3 (Winter 1979/80) Home¦ Issue Contents Briefings de mottuis nil nisi bonum There is nothing like death for discovering the true worth of a man. Like Divine Augustus and the kings of Egypt, Dr Velikovsky seems to have been translated by his passing to a higher plane of existence, and compliments may now accompany mentions of him. His obituary in the Washington Star of November 21st, for instance, ends with the remarks: "... he left us a beacon of sorts, beyond theories of galloping planets and cultural connections. He reminded us that one may indeed stake out new intellectual territory in defiance of fashionable thought. If Mr (sic) Velikovsky's territory was peculiar, he shared something with men like Galileo, and his close friend, Albert Einstein. "There was a kind of steel in Mr Velikovsky's obsession. His theories, we suspect, will some day be seen as the work of an artist with a Blake-like vision- an isolated man making dazzling presumptive leaps ...
122. I. Velikovsky: Correspondence [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... THE VELIKOVSKY CORRESPONDENCE 1960 Date Description April 10, 1960 Immanuel Velikovsky to Mrs. Frank E. Siple April 18, 1960 Mrs. Frank E. Siple to Immanuel Velikovsky April 24, 1960 Immanuel Velikovsky to Mrs. Frank E. Siple July 16, 1960 Theodore Lasar to Immanuel Velikovsky July 22, 1960 Immanuel Velikovsky to D. J. Wiseman August 11, 1960 A. F. Shore to Immanuel Velikovsky August 18, 1960 Immanuel Velikovsky to A. F. Shore August 18, 1960 Immanuel Velikovsky to D. J. Wiseman September 16, 1960 I. E. S. Edwards to Immanuel Velikovsky September 29, 1960 Benjamin N. Adams to Immanuel Velikovsky November 3, 1960 Immanuel Velikovsky to I. E. S. Edwards November 15, 1960 I. E. S. Edwards to Immanuel Velikovsky November 18, 1960 R. A. Higgins to Immanuel Velikovsky ...
123. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... I. Velikovsky 78 Hartley Avenue Princeton, N. J. 08540 May 17, 1978 Mr. Christoph Marx Schulstrasse 17 Oberdorf 4436 Switzerland Dear Chris: Thanks for the report from Glasgow. Several other participants also wrote and it seems that on the whole the meeting was a success. Your letters to the New Scientist and SIS Review were well done. Thanks also for the chart in Englishs possibly it can be put into Assyrian Conquest. The two readers letters were both requests for autographs. Please forward all correspondence addressed to Velikovsky. But generally, should this not be Umschau ? s responsibility? To your questions of January 29: Velikovsky will let you know later if he needs copies of WeIten. He actually had the book only for a few moments in his hands. As all of us, he thinks it is well produced: but he still objects to the footnotes in the back and wants the other volumes Umschau contracted to have them at the bottom of each page. Velikovsky also noted that the birthdate given on the jacket is incorrect: ...
124. William Comyns Beaumont: Britain's most eccentric and least known Cosmic Heretic [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1996:2 (May 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents William Comyns Beaumont: Britain's most eccentric and least known Cosmic Heretic Did Immanuel Velikovsky knowingly present ideas someone else had developed many years earlier as his own? While this question seems bizarre even to his most ardent opponents, it was recently raised in a paper by Robert Stephanos [1. Hardly anybody has questioned the originality of Velikovsky's ideas of planetary catastrophes in historical times. While some critics have said that Velikovsky was mean with his acknowledgements of earlier catastrophists [2 and others have argued that the claims of Velikovsky's originality were spurious because earlier authors had written about cometary catastrophes [3, many SIS members still believe that Velikovsky was the first major planetary catastrophist of this century. The reader of Alfred de Grazia's book Cosmic Heretics [4 will therefore be surprised to learn that the first modern catastrophist was in fact a British super-eccentric, William Comyns Beaumont, who is hardly known today but was a top-ranking English newspaper editor. Some of his ideas seem quite mad- ...
125. 'Worlds in Collision' After Heinsohn [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1997:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Worlds in Collision After Heinsohn by William Mullen Summary What would happen to Velikovsky's 'Worlds in Collision' series of cosmic catastrophes if Gunnar Heinsohn's re-dating of ancient history turned out to be correct? An investigation of this concludes that it would affect the dating of many of the key sources used by Velikovsky, with major effects on his conclusions. Introduction Immanuel Velikovsky had many predecessors in the effort to assign scientific causes to the cosmic catastrophes mankind has experienced. At different points in his writings he acknowledged his debts in different ways; names that recur most often are Plato, Lucretius, Seneca, Whiston, Boulanger, Cuvier, Donnelly [1. What assumptions were unique to his approach and how fruitful they have been? In my view, it is the interconnection of three assumptions that distinguishes him from his predecessors: synchronisation of catastrophic accounts can be used to revise the chronology of ancient civilisations; once its chronology is correctly established, the ancient record enables us to assign ...
126. Objections to the Revised Chronology [SIS C&C Review $]
... Testament Studies at Cambridge. In the introduction to his letter, Day writes: "I am especially interested in reading the Old Testament in the light of its ancient Near Eastern background and archaeological discoveries. It was this which drew me to Velikovsky's book Ages in Chaos. For many years I was dazzled by the ingenuity with which he reconstructed ancient history and (as you are now) was thoroughly convinced that so many coincidences could not be due to chance. However, when I came to study the sources at first hand which Velikovsky cites in support of his thesis, and was not content merely to accept without question his arbitrarily selected extracts and the construction which he puts upon them, I found myself forced to conclude that his reconstruction is to be completely rejected." A comprehensive reply to the points raised below, which Martin Sieff is completing as this issue goes to print, will appear in the next Newsletter. (My first three objections to Velikovsky's thesis relate essentially to the as yet unpublished sequels to Ages In Chaos: I base myself on his ...
127. Worlds in Collision in Macmillan's Catalogues [Kronos $]
... in Collision as a "General Interest" trade book.(3) This did not exclude the possibility, however, that another listing as a science book also existed. Actually, the notice in Publishers' Weekly upon the book's publication classified it as science.(4) THE PLOT THICKENS Here the matter rested until I was led to Chester Longwell's April 13, 1951 letter in Science. Longwell was reacting to "The Silly Season" editorial in the November 18, 1950 Saturday Evening Post. In Stargazers and Gravediggers, Velikovsky discusses John Pfeiffer's letter in the July 13, 1951 Science,(5) in which Longwell's letter figures prominently. According to Longwell: "The publisher then advertised the book as a scientific contribution, listing it in the Macmillan spring catalogue under the heading 'Science', along with new books in several scientific fields."(6) My first reaction was to consider this just another "big lie" tactic until Charles L. Skelley, the Macmillan representative at the 1950 A.A.A.S. meeting in Cleveland, informed me that ...
128. Ash [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 1: (Winter 1973-74) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VI" Home¦ Issue Contents Ash "Ash "-the short monosyllable suggests not only the physical end product of radiocarbon tests, but also something of the asperity engendered by prolonged attempts to have them made and interpreted. So much labor of mobilization, it seems, for such ambiguous results. And yet the story, which is often one of frustration, has its moments of triumph. At the least, as Velikovsky remarked to one of his correspondents, it "reads like a very adventurous tale." Copyright 1974 Immanuel Velikovsky Our aims in publishing these letters are several. The letters themselves comprise a historical record of more than a little interest to the historians and sociologists of science, who may well glean from them insights into the peculiar obstacles facing the bearer of unwelcome or unapproved views, should he attempt to secure objective tests of those views. More than one critic has chastised Velikovsky for his supposed failure to seek scientific means of arbitration between his own and accepted ...
129. Velikovsky's Martian Catastrophes [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:3 (1990) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky's Martian Catastrophes Dwardu Cardona 1. The Martian Prominence Immanuel Velikovsky's reconstruction of the Martian catastrophes has not withstood examination. This can be stated despite the fact that some of the chronicles be cited as evidence do seem to hint at a series of cosmic disturbances during the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. In-depth investigation, however, has not revealed the celestial culprit as having been the planet Mars. As Velikovsky himself admitted: [This was the time of the Hebrew prophets whose books are preserved in writing, of Assyrian kings whose annals are excavated and deciphered, and of Egyptian pharaohs of the Libyan and Ethiopian dynasties; in short, the catastrophes... did not take place in a mist-shrouded past: the period is part of the well authenticated history of the lands of the eastern Mediterranean. The eighth century also saw the beginning of the nations of Greece and Rome. (1) That being the case, somewhere in these books and annals one should be able to find some ...
130. Velikovsky and Catastrophism: A Hidden Agenda? [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:6 (1991) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky and Catastrophism: A Hidden Agenda? (1) Irving Wolfe Immanuel Velikovsky can be profitably located within a specific time and place; i.e., during the experience of the Jews in Central and Eastern Europe from roughly 1850 to 1940. It is my belief that, if we trace the grand lines of Germanic ideology from, let us say, Fichte to Hitler, look at central European Jewry during that period, narrow our focus to Russian Judaism and finally to the individual, we will be able to perceive that everything Velikovsky wrote-- his scientific and psychological books as well as his historical reconstructions-- may derive from one single over-riding impulse. This will place the entire Velikovsky story in a new light. To deduce Velikovsky's stance vis-a-vis Judaism, we begin with a number of conditions that exerted strong pressures upon him. The first and most obvious is the scientific climate that existed in Europe during the last half of the nineteenth century. In a word, if Lyell ...
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