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201. Comets Contagion and Contingency [SIS Internet Digest $]
... artificial model, why their analysis is inadequate. It is shown that the problem of deciding between the 'conventional' hypothesis and the 'cometary' hypothesis is one of deciding between competing clustering processes, that this is no easy task, and that data in the form in which Hoyle and Wickramasinghe have collected them are unsuitable for this purpose. Introduction: "The question arises here whether or not the comet Venus infested the earth with vermin which it may have carried in its trailing atmosphere in the form of larvae..." Immanuel Velikovsky[1 "...it does not seem to be entirely out of the question that the eggs and sperms of insects might once have been arrivals from space.." Fred Hoyle[2 In the preface to the paperback edition of his controversial best selling work of cosmology, Worlds in Collision[1, Immanuel Velikovsky, reviewing the reaction to the first appearance of his theories in 1950, had cause to refer to a British astronomer's discussion of the evolution of scientific knowledge in the following terms: In 1950 it was generally ...
202. Ebla and Velikovsky [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Proceedings of the First Seminar of Catastrophism and Ancient History (1983) Home¦ Issue Contents Ebla and Velikovsky Marvin Arnold Luckerman Introduction Thus small article attempts to show the relationship between the theories of Immanuel Velikovsky and the new findings from the city of Ebla. Dr. Velikovsky has written several books and articles on many aspects of Old World history, but with regard to Elba there are two important caveats to remember. The first-- and in the author's opinion the most crucial-- is that Velikovsky placed the exodus at the end of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, 1 which would put Joseph in the Middle Kingdom as well, 2 and Abraham at tine end of Egypt's Old Kingdom. The second is that catastrophes of world-wide dimensions took place at various times in the ancient world, causing destruction and mass migrations. Ebla was a community in western Syria that controlled the traffic between Mesopotamia and Anatolia and Egypt. Its time of prosperity and importance was in the third millennium before Christ. 3 Until recently its precise location was unknown; an ...
203. June 15, 762 BCE: A Mathematical Analysis of Ancient History [The Velikovskian $]
... ) is used with the title of this treatise, all dates mentioned are derived from the astronomical base date of 762. If any single date may seem to be "off" by a year or so from other related material on this subject, that is to be expected every once in a while. It is the total structure of the combined synchronicities that is of primary importance here. The revised history of this period cannot be perfected without first having a historical skeleton to hold it together. The date presented by Dr. Velikovsky (1) is based upon a formidable compilation of calendrical and cultural data, not the least of which --in order of importance --is the celebrated Era of Nabonassar at Babylon, an era that is well established and accurately dated in a number of reliable sources. That era, in and of itself, conforms to what will be outlined here. What is in error is Dr. Velikovsky's interpretation of that era. It did not start as a direct, contemporaneous consequence of the chaos caused by the cataclysm. Rather, the ...
204. Typhon and the Comet of the Exodus: Rockenbach's Lost Source [Aeon Journal $]
... [13 But from where, or from whom, did the Chevalier de la Croix obtain the information concerning the concurrence of this comet with the Israelite Exodus? Since he penned his treatise eighty-two years after Rockenbach's disclosure, one might possibly think that Rockenbach was his source. It is a possibility. If Rockenbach was not his source, it could have been the later Hevelius who cited Rockenbach. It could also be that the Chevalier obtained his information from the same source that Rockenbach did. But then what was this source? Immanuel Velikovsky was of the opinion that Rockenbach might have had access to ancient documents that might have contained quotations from the writings of Campester and Petosiris. [14 This is doubtful in the case of Campester, and purely conjectural in that of Petosiris. Lydus, who quoted Campester on comet Typhon, would hardly have omitted this most interesting of items had the latter had anything to say about the subject. Fragments from the works of Petosiris were also published by E. Riess in 1890, [15 but the information we seek is not ...
205. A Question of Logic [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History I:2 (Apr 1979) Home¦ Issue Contents A Question of Logic Lester J. Mitcham It is now more than thirty years since the Theses of Immanuel Velikovsky first appeared. Many, myself included, accept their initial concept. With them it is possible to date, with reasonable accuracy, the Exodus, the Hyksos era, and the first portion of the Eighteenth Dynasty. For the last, I am aware there are several different dating methods, but I can agree in principle with Thesis 59 which places Thutmose Ill in the beginning of the ninth century, B.C. What is Velikovsky's chronology for the latter portion of this dynasty? His theses and books should be able to supply the answer. A Dynastic Problem I note that the Eighteenth Dynasty ends about 830 B.C. 1 and that the reigns of Akhnaton are seventeen years, Tutankhamun seven/eight years, 2 and Ay unspecified (traditionally four). A count back yields: Ay about -833 to 830 Tutankhamun about -839 to 833 Akhnaton about -855 to ...
206. Review, Notes and Letters [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 2: (Spring 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VII" Home¦ Issue Contents Review, Notes and Letters ARGON DISCOVERED ON MARS Last March 28 Izvestia reported that the Soviet Mars 6 spacecraft detected "several tens of percent of an inert gas"--presumed to be mainly argon --during its descent through the Martian atmosphere. The probe, which rendezvoused with Mars on March 12, touched down in the southern-hemisphere region known as Mare Eyrthraeum. Professor Vassily I. Moroz, head of the Department of Lunar and Planetary Science at Moscow's Space Research Institute, announced the finding. A few days later American scientists connected with the Pioneer 10 project expressed bafflement over unexpectedly high temperatures in the atmosphere of Jupiter. "We do not understand these findings," remarked the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Dr. Arvydas Kliore --they are "very difficult to explain." The observed temperatures of several hundred degrees seemed in the eyes of some to imply a surface temperature for the giant planet comparable to that of the Sun. These discoveries lend support to ...
207. Velikovsky's Challenge to the Scientific Establishment [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 1: (Winter 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered III" Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky's Challenge to the Scientific Establishment Sidney Willhelm Scientific Objectivity and Scientific Research Dr. Willhelm is an associate professor of' sociology at the State University of New York (Buffalo). The paper published here was first read at the Velikovsky Symposium, Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon), August 18, 1972. As articulated by its adherents, the scientific format supposedly provides the greatest assurance for advancing knowledge and ridding ourselves of prevailing myths; it is, in its purest expression, the guarantee that truth will emerge in spite of prejudice, faith, and inaccuracies. "Objectivity" is perhaps the foremost expression of the scientific spirit; detachment, a non-committal attitude, ranks as the hallmark for scientific inquiry. It is this quality which provides the scepticism to question on-going explanations so that truth might derive at least out of refutation. When reading the literature addressed to what has been aptly described as the "Velikovsky Affair, ...
208. Mulholland: "A Celestial Mechanician Whose Name is Almost Synonymous with High Precision" [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 1 (Fall 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents Mulholland: "A Celestial Mechanician Whose Name is Almost Synonymous with High Precision" Immanuel Velikovsky and Lynn E. Rose Copyright (c) 1984 by Lynn E. Rose and the Estate of Elisheva Velikovsky [What follows is a section from the not-yet-published book, The Sins of the Sons: A Critique of Velikovsky's A.A.A.S. Critics, by Velikovsky and Rose. The brief remarks in Part One of this section are by Velikovsky; Part Two is by Rose. The extensive quotations from the 1974 A.A.A.S. Symposium that appear in Part Two were transcribed by Rose from tapes of the proceedings. The occasional editorial changes in brackets are for ease of reading; the substance is unaffected.Part One (Im. V.) Dr. Derral Mulholland, a specialist in celestial mechanics, while discounting my work as a true historical reconstruction, agreed with me that celestial mechanics built only on gravitation and inertia is incomplete. "The celestial mechanics of 1974 is a living, ...
209. Reexamination of the Foundations [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 2 No 2: (May 1972) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered I" Home¦ Issue Contents Reexamination of the Foundations Forum/Interview/Letters The following is excerpted from a telephone interview with Dr. George Grinnell on March 15, 1972. Grinnell is a professor of history at McMaster University, Canada. His field of study is the history of science. The strong reaction to Dr. Velikovsky is understandable to one who has done research in the history of science. Velikovsky has taken a look at the foundations of astronomy and geology, hitting at those very sensitive spots which were never empirically established. Uniformitarianism in geology was basically a political doctrine; it was never one that was verified empirically. Any suggestion that uniformitarianism is not scientific --Velikovsky does suggest that --is very embarrassing. Scientists cannot answer directly, they can only answer by attacking Velikovsky the way Lyell attacked the catastrophists of his day: by discrediting their person. The same thing is also true of astronomy, which likewise has some very weak points at its foundations. ...
210. A Record of Success [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 2 No 2: (May 1972) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered I" Home¦ Issue Contents A Record of Success Thomas Ferté "Some of these predictions were said to be impossible when you made them. All of them were predicted long before proof that they were correct came to hand. Conversely I do not know of any specific prediction you made that has since been proven to be false. I suspect the merit lies in that you have a good basic background in the natural sciences and you are quite uninhibited by the prejudices and probability taboos which confine the thinking of most of us."-- the late H.H. Hess, chairman, geology department, Princeton, and chairman, Space Science Board, National Academy of Science, in a letter to Velikovsky for public record, 1963. Many scientists and popularizers of science have charged that Velikovsky's successful predictions are no more than coincidence, that they are ad hoc rather than the result of deduction from a consistent, unified set of hypotheses. Yet, it has been ...
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