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251. The Mystery Of The Pleiades [Kronos $]
... is translated as Hesperus (the Evening Star) in one instance and as Orion in another.(7) In the Latin version, the Vulgate, Khima is again translated as Pleiades in one instance, as Hyades in another, and as Arcturus in a third.(8) The identifications in the latter are therefore similar to those in the Douay which derived from it. Had the meaning of the original Hebrew names been lost? If so, how can we recover the correct meanings of these two important names? Immanuel Velikovsky seems to have no doubt about the subject. In Worlds in Collision, he stated: "The material for the identification of Khima as Saturn and Khesil as Mars will be presented in a subsequent part of this work."(9) But since the "subsequent part" or "sequel" to Worlds in Collision was never published, Velikovsky's suggested identifications remained unsubstantiated.* Knowing now in which direction to look, can we verify these identifications of Velikovsky? [* But see "Khima and Kesil" by Velikovsky ...
252. Radiocarbon Dating and Velikovskian Catastrophism [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 2: (Spring-Summer 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered IV" Home¦ Issue Contents Radiocarbon Dating and Velikovskian Catastrophism Thomas Mowles Evidence supporting 'Worlds in Collision' Thomas Mowles is an engineer, Inorganic Materials Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California. 1. INTRODUCTION In Worlds in Collision Velikovsky proposed a physical, catastrophic hypothesis based primarily upon historical evidences (1). Scientists, however, will not accept such a hypothesis unless the physical evidence is compelling, and historians are not likely to interpret their own data in opposition to the "laws of science." Nor will purely theoretical models carry much weight in supporting so revolutionary a hypothesis as Velikovsky's. Therefore, it is necessary to measure physical parameters reliably recorded in the past and currently available for accurate analysis. The radiocarbon dating method offers such parameters, provided its basic premises can be verified. Moreover, since Velikovsky's hypothesis proposes profound geophysical changes, a geophysically-independent "clock" is required to test his claims, and only radioactive carbon decay promises that independence ...
253. Odin [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 1 (Fall 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents Odin Dwardu Cardona Copyright 1984 by Dwardu Cardona Odin (or Othin) and Woden (or Woutan or Wodan), in their many variants, were names of the same god. To the Germanic peoples, the name was Woden or Wotan; to the Scandinavians, including the Icelanders, it was Odin. In Worlds in Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky identified Odin/ Woden as the planetary god Jupiter/Zeus.(1) But, in the same work, he also hinted at a connection between this deity and the planet Mars.(2) Earlier, other writers had identified Woden as Mercury;(3) and, in fact, the Romans so identified this deity.(4) The Anglo-Saxons, who brought this Teutonic god with them to Britain, named a day of the week in his honor. Woden's day became Wednesday, which the Romans called dies Mercurii (or Mercurii dies)- i.e., Mercury's day.(5) In ...
254. Dr C. J. Ransom: Velikovsky Supported by Establishment [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 3 (Summer 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Writing on the Velikovsky controversy in the August 1963 issue of HARPER'S magazine, Eric Larrabee noted: There is scarcely one of Velikovsky's central ideas- as long as it was taken separately and devoid of its implications- which has not since been propounded in all seriousness by a scientist of repute." If this was true in 1963, it can be no less true today. REVIEW EXTRA Dr C. J. Ransom: Velikovsky Supported by Establishment For those who missed its earlier publication, we are reprinting below, with permission, Dr Ransom's list of scientific claims supporting- but not acknowledging- Velikovsky. It first appeared in a 1972 COSMOS& CHRONOS bulletin. IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED that there is no quantitative support for the type of events postulated by Velikovsky in "Worlds in Collision" and his later writings. The following is presented to demonstrate that the scientific literature contains quantitative discussions which tend to support the possibility of occurrence of the major events described by Velikovsky. ...
255. Focus [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 2 No 3 (Jan 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Focus The following item is encouraging; it includes information about a course at the NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 66 West 12th Street, New York, given by Clark E. Whelton. Mr. Whelton is a writer and author who has closely followed the Velikovsky controversy for years and is currently preparing an article on Dr. Velikovsky for HARPER'S magazine. The attention of members is drawn to the irony contained in the mention of Cornell's notable effort in publishing "a collection of essays of offering new reasons why Velikovsky should be ignored "!- Ed. THE VELIKOVSKY QUESTION: The Works and Theories of Dr. I Velikovsky. Course No. 1001-O, Wed. 7.45-9.15 p.m. beg. Sept. 26, $135. Clark E. Whelton, Instructor. The first part of the course is devoted to a study of the Worlds in Collision and its implications for modern society in light of what is known about the nature of the solar system and universe. ...
256. A Reply to Mr. Cohen [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... Cohen Lester J. Mitcham I believe the letter by Louis Cohen (C&AH, III:2, p. 121) needs to be placed in proper prospective. The literary documents to which Mr. Cohen refers assist with the dating of Exodus, which is not in dispute by the Glasgow or Courville chronologies. The portion of Velikovsky's solution being challenged by the alternative chronologies is in the post-XVIIIth dynasty era, and is being questioned because of Velikovsky's treatment (often improper) of the written records and archaeological evidence. While Velikovsky places Haremhab during the opening decades of the XIXth dynasty, Gammon places Haremhab as the immediate predecessor of the first three pharaohs of the XIXth dynasty. Thus whatever weaknesses may be contained in Gammon's arguments, it appears impossible to separate Haremhab from a time setting just prior to Ramses I, Seti the Great, and Ramses II. Thus Mr. Cohen fails to recognize that the general time placement of Haremhab in relationship to these three pharaohs is the same in both cases. The debate is therefore over the dating of dynasty XIX ...
257. Akhnaten, Aten, and Venus Reconsidered [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 2 No 2: (May 1972) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered I" Home¦ Issue Contents Akhnaten, Aten, and Venus Reconsidered Lewis M. Greenberg Lewis Greenberg is an assistant professor of the history of art, Franklin and Marshall College. I present here a new thesis pertaining to the worship of Aten by the heretic king, Akhnaten. Despite all the political and religious reasons given for that Pharaoh's dramatic shift from the worship of Amen and other gods, to the almost exclusive worship of Aten, there is still something elusive concerning the substantive motive for the change, for choice of deity, and for the meaning of --and extreme reaction against --the new faith. It is generally assumed that Amen represented the sun and Aten was merely the solar disc elevated to a new position of eminence by its royal patron. (Velikovsky maintains that the god Amen was Jupiter.) But what if Aten were actually a synthesis of the old solar theology with a new cosmological phenomenon of considerable impact? (1) If one is willing ...
258. From the Editor [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 2: (Spring-Summer 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered IV" Home¦ Issue Contents From the Editor Ages in Chaos Our first issue in the current series contained a remark that "The scope of Velikovsky's work as an interdisciplinary scholar easily overwhelms a reader. We do not here pretend to offer more than a fragmentary look at that work. Velikovsky's opus magnum, Ages in Chaos, is not even discussed.. ." Nor was it discussed, except as a footnote, in the next two issues, which focused largely on physical and astronomical matters. But in this our fourth issue (and in the fifth as well) we come face to face with pharaohs and papyri, king lists and chronologies. We begin --and properly so --with a look at some of the basic tools of the ancient historians, and at the assumptions they employ in utilizing those tools. Specifically, this fourth issue brings under analysis the radiocarbon dating method and the historians' use of astronomical calculations to set the conventional chronology of Egypt on ...
259. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... has gone into this production which amasses a very comprehensive coverage of the prophecies concerning the doom which mankind will succumb to if Man does not heed the call to repentance from his wicked ways and his obsession with materialism. Included in the list of prophecies are of course the well-known Fatima warnings and others issued from time to time by members of the Church of Rome. The reason for the inclusion and advertisement of this book is the fact that the instruments of the portended doom are seen to be related to the work of Dr. Velikovsky in which he deals with the destructive agencies in earth's history and relates them to comets colliding with the earth, viz. 'Worlds in Collision'. Quite apart from the fact that the Church would be the first to protect herself from the many saintly predictions which have been made through the ages on the grounds of their unreliability, however sincerely intended, we wrote to the author, C. Marystone, suggesting that these prophecies, although purportedly referring to events which were going to take place in the future, were really past ...
260. Velikovsky: Science or Anti-Science? [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 2 No 3: (Fall 1972) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered II" Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky: Science or Anti-Science? W. C. Straka A Letter Editor's Note: We received W. C Straka's manuscript in the form of a letter to Pensée. We print it here, together with a subsequent letter exchange between the editor and Straka, followed by a brief response from Velikovsky. We circulated Straka's manuscript among several friends of Pensée, and their remarks have been assembled into the reply to Straka immediately following Velikovsky's comments. I was recently shown an issue of your publication dealing with Velikovsky (May 1972). Before commenting, let me state my interest in the question. I am presently an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Boston University. Since I engage in active research in astronomy, I can be considered a scientist. Among the courses I teach is one entitled "Science and Anti-science in Astronomy." A section of this course is concerned with Velikovsky, Whiston, Horberger, and others who held cometary or ...
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