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... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 1: (Winter 1973-74) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VI" Home¦ Issue Contents A NEW CHAPTER IN THE "VELIKOVSKY AFFAIR" Astronomer Ernst J. Öpik finds the world in grave danger from dictatorial regimes owing to the "phenomenal credulity" of people like those who read Velikovsky. Apparently the strange phenomenon of the closed mind reviewing the unopened book is still with us. A Pensee advertisement in Science News for August 5, 1972, seems to have fueled wrath smouldering since 1950 in the breast of astronomer Ernst J. Öpik, editor of the Irish Astronomical Journal. He immediately took to the warpath and devoted two and one-half pages of his journal for October, 1972, to a furious attack on Velikovsky. Heading his "News and Comments" entry "Catastrophic Approach of a Planet," and subtitling it "Worlds in Collision and the Peril of Credulity," Öpik resurrected several of the ill-conceived arguments raised by some of his colleagues even before Worlds in Collision made its appearance: How could events of such ...
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152. On The Velikovsky Archive Web site [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1999:2 (Oct 1999) Home¦ Issue Contents Letter to the Editor On The Velikovsky Archive Web site To the Editor: 26 May 1999 The latest issue of the SIS Internet Digest (1999: Number 1) has some discussions of the recent availability on the Internet of certain works alleged to be by Velikovsky. On page 16, my own name appears several times, in an anonymous, unsourced piece that I see as historical fiction. This sort of thing will of course not provoke me into giving out information that I regard as confidential and nobody's business. Thus I will not comment on what is wrong with this or that statement, nor will I try to say what the truth is. However, I do feel obliged to make known my general position, namely, that there are a number of false statements in that piece, and that much of what is said there simply never happened. I also notice some very puzzling words that are used at various places in this issue of the Digest. We ...
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... From: Aeon I:2 (Feb 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents Heinsohn, Velikovsky and the Revised Chronology Clark Whelton Like most people, I came to the works of Immanuel Velikovsky by colliding with Worlds in Collision. A chance encounter in a library altered forever my view of human society, and changed the course of my life. I'd always wondered how the orderly history of the earth I learned in school could have produced the complex, unpredictable, and often violent creature called Homo Sapiens. I remember puzzling over Sunday school lessons and asking why the hand of God-unmistakably present in Old Testament times-no longer intervened in our lives. Velikovsky's vivid prose explained it all. For the next ten years I followed a course familiar to many Velikovskians. I idolized the great man, feuded with him, defended him against his enemies, resented his manipulative manner, and fervently wished that he'd stop bickering with critics and publish the rest of his books. I also found that the spell of Worlds in Collision was beginning to weaken. I'd never been satisfied that the ...
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... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 1: (Winter 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered III" Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky At Princeton Graduate College Forum hears address by Velikovsky. BBC films the event. On October 18, 1972, Immanuel Velikovsky addressed the Graduate College Forum of Princeton University, an event filmed by the BBC. The following account is taken from a story filed by Stuart Crump Jr., a reporter for the Princeton Packet: In October, director-producer Brian Gibson of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) came from London to Princeton to film a one-hour documentary on Velikovsky. The documentary is part of an upcoming series on famous men of science. Highlight of the three-day film session was a lecture, "The Current Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities," delivered by Velikovsky before the Graduate College Forum of Princeton University. The college's Common Room was filled to capacity well before the lecture began. With all seats taken, students sat on the floor and clustered in the doorways. "It was 19 years ago when I spoke for ...
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155. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 3 (Summer 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Communication For his reconstruction of ancient history, Dr Velikovsky relies to some extent on the el-Amarna letters. This correspondence contains letters from King Ashuruballit I of Assyria (Cambridge Ancient History, II (part 2), pp. 23-4 (3rd edn., 1975), quoting J. A. Knudtzon: Die el-Amarna-Taf'eln, Nos. 15 and 16 (Leipzig, 1915).) As far as I am aware, the basic chronology of Assyria in this period has not been questioned. It follows that the el-Amarna period must be placed securely in the 14th century BC, as in the conventional chronology. Any comments? DR E V GULBEKIAN Mitcham, Surrey (An analysis of the solutions so far suggested for this problem is in preparation.- P.J.J) Revelation The first time I read about Velikovsky was in 1972, in David Leveson's A Sense of the Earth (1971: The Natural History Press, New York). It is a quite readable book ...
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... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 2: (Spring 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VII" Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky and the Recent History of the Solar System McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario June 16-19, 1974 PROGRAM Sunday 8 p.m. Keynote Address (I. Velikovsky) Monday 9-12 a.m. Catastrophic Processes in the Solar System Moderator: L. Trainor Invited Paper #1: "Eruptive and Catastrophic Processes in the Solar System" (S. Vsekhsvyatskii) Response (E. J. Zeller) Discussion Coffee Discussion Vsekhsvyatskii/Velikovsky exchange 2-5 p.m. Reading the History of the Solar System Moderator: E. Milton "Planetary Surfaces and Catastrophism" (D. Morrison) "Planetary Surface Features: Their Ages and Manner of Formation" (R. E. Juergens) Response (D. York) Discussion "Is an Actual Elucidation of the History of the Solar System Possible" (S. Vsekhsvyatskii) Discussion 8-10 p.m. Electrical Characteristics of the Solar System Moderator: E. Milton Invited Paper #2: "The Electrical Structure of ...
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157. I. Velikovsky: Correspondence [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... THE VELIKOVSKY CORRESPONDENCE 1946 Date Description April 20/21, 1946 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky May 22, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn May 30, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn June 13, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn July 8, 1946 Albert Einstein to Immanuel Velikovsky July 16, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Albert Einstein September 19, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Robert H. Pfeiffer October 8, 1946 Robert H. Pfeiffer to Immanuel Velikovsky December 7, 1946 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky December 9, 1946 Immanuel Velikovsky to Walter Federn December 11, 1946 Walter Federn to Immanuel Velikovsky ...
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... ...Jeff Hecht RALPH SANSBURY'S GRAVITY...Wal Thornhill GRAVITY NEWS ITEM.... Ian Tresman New URL Section---- Quote of the day: "New opinions are always suspected and usually opposed without any other reason but because they are not already common knowledge." John Locke---- VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS David Talbott ( [EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles on the myth of the comet Venus.In _Worlds in Collision_, Velikovsky noted many tales of disaster and upheaval in which the agent of destruction possesses cometary attributes, even as it is identified with the _planet_ Venus. The anomalous "cometary" traits of Venus in world mythology thus became key pieces of the argument, and the strength of the argument derived from the breadth of sources. Velikovsky did not rely on traditions of one region only, but drew on key evidences from every ancient civilization. He noted, for example, that in Mexican record, Venus was "the smoking star" ...
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159. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... March 7, 1950 Dr. Harlow Shapley Harvard College Observatory Cambridge 38, Mass. Dear Harlow: I have delayed an answer to your letter of February 20 until I felt reasonably recovered from my initial reaction to its content. I could not feel that our friendship was worth retaining if I were not as frank in my reply as you undoubtedly were being with me. In the first place, I feel that I must take with you as sharp an exception to your series of wholly unwarranted and unfounded characterizations of Dr. Velikovsky, as I have had occasion to take in another field when your political views have led to nearly as unwarranted an assault upon your own integrity. I am genuinely shocked, in rereading your letter, at the epithets you have seen fit to use in characterizing Dr. Velikovsky, a man of unusual integrity and scholarship, whose painstaking approach to scientific theory is at least a match for your own....... You further suggest that, evidently through your efforts, there is now some question about whether ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 2 (Winter 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum On Morrison: Some Final Remarks To the Editors of KRONOS: In two recent issues of KRONOS you have printed papers by Ralph E. Juergens entitled "On Morrison," criticizing my paper "Planetary Astronomy and Velikovsky's Catastrophism" (in Scientists Confront Velikovsky). Mr. Juergens raises a great many issues in these two papers, and in some cases he has badly misread my arguments. Since I believe the record should be cleared for your readers, I request the courtesy of an opportunity to reply in your pages to Mr. Juergens. References are to volume [III:2 or IV:2 and page number of his two papers. Because Venus and the Moon appear to offer the most clear-cut astronomical opportunity to test Velikovsky's theories, I will limit my discussion to these two objects. Let me begin with the "Coup de Grâce" issue of surface relief on Venus as an indication that internal energy is not a major contributor to the high ...
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