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281. Exodus [SIS C&C Review $]
... ? Clearly, in the 8th and 7th centuries BC the Egyptians were not viewed with horror, or there would not have been a pro-Egyptian lobby. Neither would Jewish refugees have fled into Egypt shortly before the Exile. The Egyptians appear to have earned their unsavoury reputation during the development of the Jewish religion in the post-Exile period. We might ask another question at this point, which might seem strange at first: did the 400 years of bondage really precede the Exodus [1? An end of Middle Kingdom Exodus was favoured by Velikovsky and has been adopted by most revisionists including the 'New Chronology' of David Rohl and Bernard Newgrosh. However the excavations at Tell ed Dab'a by Manfred Bietak have made it clear that the MK came to an end late in the MBIIA period of Syria-Palestine culture, when numerous sites were abandoned [2. Velikovsky was keen to locate a major catastrophic incident at this time and recounted the legends and folklore of many people. These oral accounts did not have dates and there is the suspicion they represent an accumulation of episodes of natural ...
282. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... the sites and accumulated a wealth of data, which he has published together with his own conclusions in two books and a dozen detailed papers; and the three books under review all acknowledge a debt to his scholarship. Brown study Mr Brown's book is a well-written general introduction to archaeoastronomy and the main ideas- scientific and fanciful- which have emerged over the years. He gives a useful review of the scientific controversy and also includes several chapters on the unorthodoxies, from pyramidology to ley-hunting. The unorthodoxies naturally include the ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky- and here Mr Brown's book suffers a sad decline in quality. To Mr Brown's credit, he has at least invented his own distortions of Velikovsky's theories, rather than peddling the familiar ones, and he has updated his sources, displaying a tenuous acquaintance with the contents of Pensee- though only sufficient to garble Velikovsky's views even further. In the midst of the general disparagement there appear to be two specific criticisms of Velikovsky, the first related to Stonehenge and the second to the Venus tablets of Ammizaduga. On Stonehenge the ...
283. Iraqi Crater & Immanuel Velikovsky [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2002:1 (Sep 2002) Home¦ Issue Contents Iraqi Crater& Immanuel Velikovsky John Spiers CCNet 12 Nov 2001 Dr. Peiser, Given the recent discovery in Iraq, is it safe yet in academia to say Velikovsky was on the right track? John Spiers, Seattle, WileyCCC@aol.com Moderator's Note: While the conspicuous Al Amarah structure awaits detailed inspection and analysis, there can be no doubt in my mind that Immanuel Velikovsky was indeed on the right track- regardless of the geological origin of the Iraqi crater and despite Velikovsky's planetary gobbledygook. I sympathise with Sir Fred Hoyle's rather generous and far-sighted summary of Velikovsky's place in science: "Not long before my visit in Princeton [in 1953, an eruption over a seemingly trivial affair had occurred among American astronomers. Immanuel Velikovsky published a book with the title Worlds in Collision in which he claimed that a sequence of dynamically impossible events had shaped society circa 3000 B.C., giving rise to well-known myths and legends. The book cared naught for science but a great deal ...
284. AEON Back Issues [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:6 (May 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Aeon All Back Issues Now Available $15.00 per issue Vol.I: No.1 Reconstructing the Saturn Myth* Venus in Ancient Myth and Language* Apollo and the Planet Mars* The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion* Solar System Studies* The Road to Saturn. Vol.I: No.2 Reopening the Sumerian Question* Heinsohn, Velikovsky and the Revised Chronology* The Chaldeans of Sumer* Did the Sumerians and the Akkadians Ever Exist?* The Signature of Catastrophe* Stars, Galaxies and Electro-Gravitic Theory* Aeonic Aphorisms* Velikovsky and the Problem of Planetary Identification* On Testing the Polar Configuration. Vol.I: No.3 The Solar System and Electro-Gravitic Theory* Is Gravity Necessary?* Natural Selection and Speciation* The Unworkable Polar Saturn* The Ship of Heaven* Venus in Ancient Myth and Language: Part Two* The Road to Saturn: Part Two. Vol.I: No.4 On Models and Scenarios* Solar System Studies: Part Two* The Polar Column* The Saturn Myth* Mars in Upheaval* The Organization of ...
285. Forum [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 1: (Winter 1973-74) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VI" Home¦ Issue Contents Forum ON LIGHT AND RELATIVITY To The Editor: Velikovsky's paper, "Velocity of Light in Relation to Moving Bodies" (Pensee, fall, 1973, p. 16), outlines an experimental procedure which requires the very limit in accuracy of our present experimental capabilities. Any slight error of placement or alignment would produce anomalous results, as would the slightest vibration. Grain size and distribution in films would contribute to uncontrolled random effects. Accuracy and stability as for the best holograms would be required. It is doubtful that these necessary conditions can be obtained with a rapidly moving shutter and a rotating mirror as a part of the apparatus. Velikovsky may not have considered a body of theory, now rapidly developing world wide, which considers the presence of a particulate subquantic medium (" the neutrino sea") as necessary to explain several types of phenomena, including transmission of electromagnetic radiation. The null results of the Michelson-Morley experiments (and ...
286. On the Pendulum Experiment (Vox Popvli) [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 4 (Summer 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Vox Popvli On the Pendulum Experiment To the Editor of KRONOS: Regarding Dr. Velikovsky's proposal of experiments to test the velocity of fall of a pendulating object with respect to electrical charge, experiments along these lines were conducted in 1960-1964 by Erwin Saxl and published in Nature.(1) Erwin Saxl's experimental results are as Velikovsky expected, in that a charged pendulum behaved differently from an uncharged or grounded one. Polarity of applied charge also seems to have made a difference in Saxl's experiments, which used a rotating torque pendulum rather than a typical free swinging one-- Saxl's experiments may therefore say more about inertial constancy than anything else. It should also be pointed out that a number of interesting studies have been made regarding the properties of pendulums, with and without charges, which may require modification of existing theory.(2,3,4,5,6,7) James DeMeo Geography/Meteorology Dept. University of Kansas REFERENCES: 1. Saxl ...
287. Hatshepsut and the Queen of Sheba: A Critique of Velikovsky's Identification and an Alternative View [SIS C&C Review $]
... 1980). He has contributed numerous articles to the Review, including a major paper on stratigraphy to the Proceedings of the Glasgow Conference. Velikovsky's identification of Hatshepsut with the Queen of Sheba is found to be poorly supported and problematical when the evidence is examined in detail. In particular, firsthand study of the Punt-reliefs at Deir el-Bahri reveals serious difficulties for Velikovsky's view that Hatshepsut visited Solomon in Jerusalem. Nevertheless, the reliefs do provide some indirect evidence which favours a lower dating of the XVIIIth Dynasty. Introduction In Ages in Chaos, Velikovsky ingeniously identifies Egypt's female Pharaoh Hatshepsut with the biblical Queen of Sheba [1. One scholar has described this identification as "worked out in great and convincing detail" [2- an impression which this writer shared until recently. While in Egypt in January 1981, I had the opportunity of paying two prolonged visits to Hatshepsut's mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri, and of studying at first-hand the reliefs depicting the Queen's expedition to Punt. In Velikovsky's view, these provide a record of the Queen of Sheba's journey to the court of ...
288. QUANTAVOLUTION: COSMIC HERETICS: Part 4: Chapter 14: THE FOIBLES OF HERETICS [Quantavolution Website]
... , so that everyone was "unavailable" and "by appointment only," and "fill out the form" while people were telling one another "reach out and touch someone." Highly special acts of terrorism increased around the world as highly general public opinion surveys showed the public to be regarding every group of leaders and every special group as untrustworthy, including their own national and world leaders. "The most despicable of all ways of suppression is denying to me the originality and correctness of my predictions." So said Velikovsky at a philosophical panel at Notre Dame on November 2, 1974. He was directing himself at the moment to Professor Michael Friedlander. Friedlander had announced, "One of the things I'm not going to do is to attempt to defend the foolish, and intemperate, and venomous statements that have been made by scientists over the last 25 years." He proceeded then to incite Velikovsky's outburst (which one might also call "foolish, intemperate, and venomous") by addressing himself to V. 's astronomical scenario of the ...
289. The Cosmic Serpent by Victor Clube and Bill Napier [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 4 (Summer 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents The Cosmic Serpent by Victor Clube and Bill Napier Reviewed by John Gribbin *U.K.: Faber and Faber, £12.50; U.S.: Universe Books, $17.95. It is an act of faith among most people with scientific training that everything contained in Velikovsky's books is wrong. I suspect that it is an act of faith among many readers of KRONOS that everything Velikovsky said can be taken as gospel truth. Faith is a dangerous thing in science, which ought to be concerned with doubt. Only by asking questions, and casting doubt on established ideas, has science progressed over the centuries. Galileo, Darwin, Einstein and the rest were all heretics in their day, and have all been deified since. The Cosmic Serpent is not in that league. But it has just provided me with the most powerful reminder I have ever had that no scientist should take anything at face value-- that because some crackpot theory contains elements that are irrefutably false ...
290. "VELIKOVSKY AND THE RECENT HISTORY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM" [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 3: (Summer 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VIII" Home¦ Issue Contents "VELIKOVSKY AND THE RECENT HISTORY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM" Report on the symposium Compendium, Review "Some people will come here with questions. Don't bring every question to me. Decide it among yourselves. And those of you who know how to ask questions should continue on to find answers. Then you will find that I am not infallible.... You will go back and forth, but I will not lead you. You will lead yourselves." The words were those of a man only recently recovered from a bout with viral pneumonia. His presence at the McMaster University symposium violated his doctor's orders; his participation was necessarily restricted. Yet the gathering was suffused with a liveliness and vitality that were Immanuel Velikovsky's --the result of his unyielding stubbornness in crossing disciplinary lines and questioning settled assumptions. If the venturesome spirit and mixing of disciplines were bequeathed to the symposium by Velikovsky, the researches and scholarship in evidence there ...
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