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211. The End of Mitanni and Some Related Problems [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... Mitannian history depends on known contacts with its neighbors-- Egypt in particular-- and will continue to be limited until the archives of this important but short-lived kingdom are discovered. The historical outline of this nation prior to the time of Tushratta is reasonably established, 1 and need not concern us here. But problems relative to the location of the Mitannian kingdom and its final decades are much in question. Dr. Velikovsky's proposed relocation of Mitanni in northern Iran 2 is contrary to the available data. In support of his theory Velikovsky failed to present any evidence of Egyptian contact with this region, or satisfactorily refute the fact that all the evidence points to a state centered close to the upper Euphrates. For example Paratarna, the first Mitannian king about whom we have any information, is referred to as his overlord by Idrimi, king of Alalah. 3 Tablets belonging to this king and his successor, Shaushatar, have been found at Nuzi. 4 This appears to be the eastern limit of Mitannian power. The regions under direct or nominal Mitannian control are ...
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... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 5 (Summer 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents A REVISED CHRONOLOGY FOR THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST Copyright (c) Society for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1977. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER is to draw the attention of ancient historians and archaeologists, particularly those concerned with Biblical and Near Eastern Studies, to 'Ages In Chaos', by Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky. This book was first published in 1953, after its author had already achieved a certain notoriety among professional astronomers and astrophysicists by the radical nature of the hypotheses advanced in 'Worlds In Collision', in which the most fundamental assumptions about the solar system and its history had been questioned. 'Ages in Chaos' deliberately left aside the issues raised in the preceding volume and was intended to be a separate challenge to archaeologists and ancient historians. The challenge has not yet been taken up in this country, where the response has been markedly different from that in the United States- there, 'Ages In Chaos' is required reading for students of ancient history in an increasing number of ...
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... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 2: (Spring 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VII" Home¦ Issue Contents The Genesis of a Symposium Walter Orr Roberts, astronomer, atmospheric scientist, and a past-president of the AAAS, was the first publicly to suggest a symposium on Velikovsky's controversial works. After reading a copy of the first issue in Pensee's "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered" series, Roberts wrote to editor Stephen L. Talbott (18 July 1972): Perhaps the AAAS could be interested in holding a symposium on scientific logic using the Velikovsky case as a specific study. Perhaps the symposium should be narrowed down to a smaller point, in order to try to reach a conclusive position. For example, one might take the matter of Velikovsky's arguments regarding electrical charges on the sun and in the planetary system.... the argument could be narrowed down and one might come to an answer as to whether Velikovsky was right.... In any event, I do agree with the editors of the journal that the public deserves a ...
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214. Chapter IV: The Common Questions [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 IV: The Common Questions The preceding chapters have provided a basic review of Velikovsky's suggested reconstruction of the recent history of the solar system. Now we will look at questions that have been raised about this model. One of the first and most frequently asked questions concerns the association of the word comet with the planet Venus. COMETS AND EFFECTS In Worlds in Collision, Velikovsky repeatedly refers to the "Comet Venus". The question is often asked: 'Why did Velikovsky call Venus a comet when it could not, by definition, be a comet. There are really two answers to this the short form and the long form. The long form involves the physical details of comets, but both answers are partially contained in the wording of the question itself man's "definition" of any phenomenon changes with his ...
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215. Letters [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 3: (Fall 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered V" Home¦ Issue Contents Letters MAINTAINS SCHOLARLY OBJECTIVITY To The Editor: I think it is important to make clear that as regards the Velikovsky reconstructed chronology, I maintain a scholarly objectivity. I believe the theory is worth serious consideration --that is, one must seriously consider to what extent this hypothesis "saves the appearances." The scientific Establishment has not, in my opinion, done this. But on the other hand, objectivity demands an admission that there are facts which the Velikovsky hypothesis does not cover, or covers less effectively than conventional chronology. What is required is not an act of faith vis-a-vis Velikovsky's theories, but an act, or acts, of scholarship. I am sure that Dr. Velikovsky himself would be the first to agree that this is what he would wish, and what his work deserves. In teaching courses at Victoria, I have tried to show how the visual evidence could be interpreted according to the Velikovsky reconstruction of history. ...
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... student of ancient history. He is interested to apply the principles of civil engineering, such as foundation testing and quality control of building blocks, to historical reconstructions offered by fellow revisionists. He has been an SIS Council member for 4 years and was elected deputy chairman this year. [Noted: A revised and update version of this article can be found on the SIS Web site at http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sis/ a copy of which is here Introduction An Outline History of Revising Egyptian History- Up to 1952 Immanuel Velikovsky and Revisionists 1952-1974 3.1 Velikovsky and Ages In Chaos 3.2 Donovan Courville 3.3 Pensée and Schorr on Dark Age Mythology SIS and the Pre-Ages in Chaos Era 4.1 1974 to 1978 The SIS Early Years 4.2 1978 to 1982 The Glasgow Conference and the Glasgow Chronology 4.3 John Dayton and Minerals, Metals, Glazing and Man 4.4 Glaring Glazing Anachronisms 4.5 Glazing Anomalies Resolved by The Glasgow Chronology 1982-1990- P. James, D. Rohl, and G. Heinsohn lead in New Directions 5.1 The James-Rohl Chronology 5.2 The Formation of ISIS 5.3 David Rohl ...
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... I do not claim that Gabriel is never associated directly with the planet Mars. The references to Trachtenberg, in which Gabriel is directly associated with the planet, I deal with in VS4, section 46, and in the notes in the forthcoming index volume, finding them to be of dubious significance, and of such a late date (as Mr. Cardona himself notes) as to render them scant justification for hailing Is.33 :3 as a decent piece of Martian catastrophism- with or without Jerome's "insight"! Indeed, Velikovsky himself seems not to have been happy with the information supplied by Trachtenberg. He firstly notes that "in some medieval writings Gabriel is associated with the moon, but in one or two with Mars". The italicized words, I suspect, prompted Velikovsky to attempt to reinforce the Martian angle by recourse to the hamon-Hamon-Gabriel-Origenwar-Mars complex, hence his phrase "the following, however, makes the identification of Gabriel possible.. ." It was this chain of associations leading up to Is.33:3, of course, which prompted ...
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218. A Personal Reminiscence [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:6 (1991) Home¦ Issue Contents A Personal Reminiscence (1) Lloyd Motz In 1950 Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, an M.D. (psychiatrist) from Moscow University, biblical scholar, Egyptologist, papyrologist, selftaught physicist and astronomer (with many gaps in this phase of his education), linguist, writer, lecturer, and a most stubborn opponent in a debate, published Worlds in Collision, a book that stirred a violent tempest in the scientific (particularly, the astronomical) world, and generated a controversy that continued until Velikovsky's death, some thirty years later. This book would probably have caused much less of an uproar, or none at all, if it had been published some ten years earlier or later, if Velikovsky had presented it as primarily speculative rather than as scientific truth, had not affirmed categorically throughout the book that the Newtonian gravitational theory of the dynamics of the Solar System is wrong, and had not insisted that he was the discoverer of a new Solar System dynamics that explained all known Solar ...
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... From: Pensée Vol. 2 No 3: (Fall 1972) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered II" Home¦ Issue Contents Notes on Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky P.P.M. Meincke Associate dean and professor of physics, University of Toronto FORUM The very mention of the name Velikovsky evokes a wide spectrum of response ranging from awe to flickers of scorn. The historians of science are rushing to document as fully as possible this phenomenon of modem times. But most of what we are witnessing is nothing new or unique to our times. It is simply the birth pangs of new and different ideas struggling for recognition and acceptance in the hostile world of established doctrine. Some of these new ideas are successful, while many wither and die at an early age. It is the noble grandeur of Velikovsky himself, the respect he commands from his spellbound listeners, and the breadth of his ideas that put this struggle to the forefront. He is a hero in the public eye, challenging the scientific establishment. What the public does not seem to realize is that this kind of ...
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... colleagues: he did not agree with Arp's findings but he agreed that they needed to be given an airing. The evolution of galaxies and quasars was summarised by Arp in saying that when first ejected, the quasars have a high redshift, which then drops and they develop into companion galaxies, developing into stronger X-ray sources and then ejecting material themselves. For someone without any astronomical background, this seems eminently logical and sensible but it does not look like that to the professional astronomers. As we have found in all other disciplines where Velikovsky and his followers have proposed a new way of thinking, astronomers prefer to come up with complicated solutions, rather than accepting something as relatively simple as what Arp is proposing. Arp's findings contradict the Hubble constant which says that velocity increases as you go out from the centre of the universe. He says that redshifts do not indicate velocity, they indicate age. Ejected particles are born with zero mass; as time goes on, mass increases, the photons get stronger; redshift drops, the material becomes normal matter. The ...
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