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161. QUANTAVOLUTION: COSMIC HERETICS: Part 3: Chapter 12: THE THIRD WORLD OF SCIENCE [Quantavolution Website]
... : firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS COSMIC HERETICS: Part 4: by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER TWELVE THE THIRD WORLD OF SCIENCE For a decade from the appearance of Worlds in Collision, no quantavolutionary circle existed in the world. V .'s correspondence with his readers was voluminous. Immanuel and Elisheva were socially active for several years, but no scholar who could be said to be of catastrophist persuasion was a frequent correspondent or friend. In July 1956, Claude Schaeffer, author of the monumental comparative study of archaeological levels of destruction wrote Velikovsky his appreciation of receiving from him a copy of Earth in Upheaval. V. had used Schaeffer's work in preparing the book. In 1957, Immanuel and Elisheva visited with the Schaeffers for a week at Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland. Schaeffer did not agree with any part of Velikovsky's ideas except what Schaeffer himself had printed before V .'s work had appeared, that periods of sudden destruction had befallen Bronze Age Civilizations. Two decades later, Deg and Anne-Marie Hueber visited Schaeffer at his home near Paris. Deg wanted to update Schaeffer's ...
162. The Road To Saturn [Aeon Journal $]
... From: The Cataclysm (Aeon) I:1 (Jan 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents The Road To Saturn (Excerpts from an Autobiographical Essay) Dwardu Cardona I I have read less than a handful of books that can be said to have influenced my way of thinking. Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision has not only been one of them, in the end it totally changed my life. In this work Velikovsky proposed that, in the distant past, but still within man's memory, the planet Jupiter ejected from itself a smaller but sizeable body that careened across the solar system in the form of a giant comet. Coming into close contact with Earth, but avoiding an actual collision, this cometary body caused a series of catastrophic events which mankind remembered and passed on to his descendants in an oral and written tradition that eventually evolved into the well-known mythologies of the various nations. Thus the gods and goddesses of antiquity seem to have really been the deified planets of the solar system. Their divine actions were merely reflections of errant orbits in a cosmic ...
163. Beyond Bauer [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:6 (1991) Home¦ Issue Contents Beyond Bauer Ev Cochrane Nothing is easier than to judge what has substance and quality; to comprehend it is is harder; and what is hardest is to combine both functions and produce an account of it. (Hegel) It has been over forty years since the publication of Worlds in Collision and the world still awaits a comprehensive appraisal of Velikovsky's thesis of planetary catastrophism. Despite the fact that the past decade has found a rash of books proclaiming that "Velikovsky is dead," signs abound that the obituary notice was premature. Scientists covering the recent Magellan probe have expressed their surprise that Venus appears especially "youthful" and bears all the signs of still having a volatile geology replete with widespread volcanism. The Voyager probe, similarly, provided equally dramatic evidence that the satellites of Saturn and Jupiter have been subjected to tremendous forces consistent with the great cataclysms described by Velikovsky; while the giant planets themselves displayed wildly turbulent atmospheres and complex ring-systems suggestive of recent development. No doubt the forthcoming ...
164. Velikovsky In Collision [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VI No. 3 (Spring 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky In Collision David Stove Editorial Preface: The following article by David Stove originally appeared in the October-November 1964 issue of Quadrant (Sydney, Australia). It is being reprinted because its reasoning and eloquence do not deserve the obscurity it has heretofore enjoyed. Readers familiar with his 1967 article "The Scientific Mafia" (reprinted in Pensée IVR I and Velikovsky Reconsidered) may recognize passages that are derivative of the earlier work presented herein. Were it not for Ralph Juergens having quoted the Quadrant article at the end of "Aftermath to Exposure" in The Velikovsky Affair, probably few outside Australia would know of its existence. Juergens' excerpts from Stove's evocative last section subsequently appeared in SIS Review III:2 (1978), p. 29 and KRONOS IV:4(1979), p. 67. Were it not for my having met Eric Larrabee in mid-1978, this article might never have been sought. After identifying it as his favorite commentary on Velikovsky's ...
165. Focus [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol III No 2 (Autumn 1978) Home¦ Issue Contents Focus A Point of View LEROY ELLENBERGER After the excitement of my independent discovery of Worlds in Collision in 1969 wore off, the continuing focus of my interest resided in science's reception of Velikovsky's ideas. The Velikovsky Affair [1, chanced upon in 1971, answered many questions raised in reading the popular periodicals- Harper's, Time, Newsweek, Analog, etc. However, even after the ten issues of Pensée- IVR, Polanyi in Minerva [2, Storer in Scientists Confront Velikovsky [3, and Brian Martin's "The Determinants of Scientific Behaviour" [4, a fully convincing explanation for the hostility of the scientific establishment's reaction to Worlds in Collision eluded me. The notion that the explanation for the hostility lay in Velikovsky's challenging the widely-held belief in the essentially eternal stability of the solar system was appealing, but not convincing until I discovered two obscure articles dealing with the psychology of scientific prejudice and the forces against creativity in science. Before divulging the contents of these ...
166. Chapter III: The Historical Construction [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... Title Page¦ Ch. 1¦ Ch. 2¦ Ch. 3¦ Ch. 4¦ Ch. 5¦ Ch. 6¦ Ch. 7¦ Ch. 8¦ Ch. 9¦ Appendix¦ Notes The Age of Velikovsky Chapter III: The Historical Construction Egyptian history is the standard for determining the absolute dates for the ancient histories of the world. If the standard is incorrect, archaeological problems will be created in the countries which use this standard as a reference. In Ages in Chaos, Velikovsky describes a number of these problems and demonstrates how these problems are resolved by use of a revised chronology. Some of these points will be reviewed here, but first it is interesting to see how flaws entered this standard for world history. This was discussed by Velikovsky in an article titled Astronomy and Chronology. 1 ORIGIN OF THE STANDARD For background, it is necessary to define relative and absolute dating. If it is known only that a certain king died three years after a major battle, then the time of the demise of the ...
167. Towards a Science of Mythology: Velikovsky's Contribution [Aeon Journal $]
... ? Why was the red planet consistently associated with images of the World Pillar, the latter object being envisaged as the upholder of the ancient heavens? (3) Why were the greatest of ancient goddesses-- Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Isis, Anat, Aphrodite, etc.-- invoked by the epithet Queen of Heaven and specifically identified with the planet Venus? (4) Why were those same goddesses associated with a destructive epiphany said to have threatened the very foundations of heaven and earth? (5) Only Velikovsky, among the hundreds of scholars who have explored these traditions, dared to ask the question: Is it possible to explain the myth of the goddess from the behavior of the planet? Close upon the heels of each of these questions follows a host of others, equally inexplicable from the conventional perspective which imagines the planets to have varied little in their orbit and/or appearance over the course of the past billion years. A Youthful Science At the outset of our discussion of Velikovsky's particular theory it may prove illuminating to view ...
168. Velikovsky And The Cosmic Serpent [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. IX No. 3 (Summer 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky And The Cosmic Serpent Velikovsky Becomes Respectable D. C. STOVE (Editor's Note: The material presented here has been reprinted, with the permission of Quadrant magazine, from the October 1983 issue of Quadrant and the Jan .-Feb. 1984 issue of Quadrant. KRONOS readers are referred to KRONOS VIII:4 (Summer 1983), pp. 59-74, for a thorough review of The Cosmic Serpent.- LMG) Who is the most important thinker of the present century? Einstein, many would say. I am too ignorant, unfortunately, to judge whether that is true. Change the question a little: which thinker is the most important for the light he has thrown on human and terrestrial affairs? Freud? Wittgenstein? Konrad Lorenz? These answers I can judge, and I do not agree with any of them. My answer is, Immanuel Velikovsky. This opinion is considered eccentric to the point of being disgraceful, even by some of my own ...
169. Pharaoh So and the Libyan Dynasty [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... ¦ Issue Contents Pharaoh So and the Libyan Dynasty* Arie Dirkzwager* This article gives the results of three short periods of study. In 1978 I was preparing for a public debate held in the Netherlands about Velikovskian chronology. In 1979 I established a new arrangement of Pasenhor's genealogy. Recently (1980) some remarkable facts were added. My opinion about the beginning and end of the Libyan dynasty-- and even about the identity of pharaoh So-- understandably underwent quite some modification. It is a well known fact that Immanuel Velikovsky identified pharaoh So, with whom Hoshea, the king of Israel, conspired against the Assyrians ca 726, 1 with a Sheshonq of the Libyan dynasty. The matter is treated in some length by Velikovsky himself in Kronos. 2 As to the question of which Sheshonq is meant, nothing can be found there. The bas-relief mentioned by Velikovsky 3 is commonly attributed to the first Sheshonq, but in the Theses 4 we read: Pharaoh So who received gifts from Hoshea was Sosenk IV, and his bas-relief scene pictures this tribute ...
170. A hiding to nothing.... [SIS Internet Digest $]
... a given area? This could cause serious injury and/or loss of life...a crime much more serious than someone posting the fruits of V's academic labor on the internet. Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 23:22:35 -0600 This is a fascinating discussion and I see good points on both sides. Perhaps a bit of clarification is in order. If this were a simple case of publishing another's works without their permission one would be tempted to side [one way. In the present case, however, Velikovsky himself clearly intended these works to be published (some of them, anyway, I'm not quite sure about Saturn and the Flood but certainly the Dark Ages of Greece). The responsibility for editing and publishing the books was given to V's wife-- aided by Jan Sammer-- but upon her death the legal rights ended up in the daughters' hands and the works have been [in preparation ever since. As things stand currently, there is a possibility that these works will go to the grave with these women ...
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