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... here? Do we like to be bamboozled? Do we prefer to be impressed rather than informed? Those may sound like rhetorical questions, but they aren't. The answer to them is yes. At least to a degree, we are wiling to be simply impressed and let it stop there. The real question is not why do people write inflated language; they write it because it often works. The real questions are why does it work and what does it accomplish? Dr. Carl Sagan's use of language illustrates Miss Markle's point superbly. At the risk of sounding like a crank or linguistic purist, I'd like to discuss Dr. Sagan's writing style at length. Semanticists ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 95  -  27 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0304/07sagan.htm
... a little different; and though she does not know anything in history, she expresses herself that the reconstruction would damage her husband's name, since he "rehabilitates" the Canaanites and making them 600 years younger would deprive them of the glory of being the real creators of the culture that goes under the Hebrew name. We even discussed the writing a book (World Wide Destructions in History. Past, as evidenced by Archaeol., Geol., & Folklore) he writing the first part; but presently we shelved the plan for a later date and discussion. [October 6, 1957] I certainly owe you a letter: I have lost the track of my last ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 94  -  19 Jun 2005  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/vorhees/12late5.htm
... to accept dear Doctor, the assurance of my sentiments of cordial devotion. Etienne Droiton, General Director Department of Antiquities" Robert H. Pfeiffer, was Chairman of the Department of Semitic Languages and History at Harvard University, and an authority on the Bible. Pfeiffer's published letter to Velikovsky deals with the contents of Worlds in Collision. He writes, "Allow me, first of all, to congratulate you, not of course for the fact that your book has become a run-away best seller, ' but for the magnificent qualities of content and form of your book. I read it with utter fascination and absorption, being carried away by the cosmic drama which you have unfolded ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 94  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/ginenthal/sagan/02-historical.htm
44. Velikovsky's "The Dark Age of Greece" [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... BCE, scholars concluded that Mycenaean Greece must be far older than was previously imagined. But the history of Greece provided no events to fill such an expanse of time. There were traditions and memories of a time when the Argive Tyrants ruled in the 8th and 7th centuries, but beyond was shadows and silence. "Thus," Velikovsky writes, "by the 1890's, the Hellenists were coerced by the evidence presented by Egyptologists to introduce five centuries of darkness between the end of the Mycenaean Age and the beginning of the Hellenic." This sudden and unexpected appearance of a dark age left classical scholars perplexed and puzzled. Nevertheless, Velikovsky notes, "In the end, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 93  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0102/velikov.htm
45. Chapter 1 The Foundations of Ancient History [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... to be remade periodically. Remade, not merely revised, because the past is not dead. The past is gone; in this sense it lies beyond our power and need to concern us. But the past is apt to deceive us. The historical record is sparse, and it thins out the farther back one goes. Many classical writings have disappeared. Our knowledge of antiquity is grossly imperfect and intertwined with legends and fables." James R. Newman Science and Sensibility Vol. I (NY 1961), p. 17 "The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it." Oscar Wilde The Critic as Artist (1891), p. 101 ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 90  -  27 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0601/01foundation.pdf
... was going to discuss and debate science, and his expertise was in the area of philosophy, not the hard sciences. This would have made perfect sense if the organizers did not immediately break this rule by having a statistician, Peter Huber, Professor of Mathematical Statistics, present a paper to oppose Velikovsky's hypothesis, which was based on cuneiform writing which Huber considered a "hobby" of his. The irrationality of removing a member from the panel who would defend Velikovsky's work because he was going to talk about matters outside his field of expertise, was then justified by the organizers by keeping a member on the panel who would attack Velikovsky while he was going to talk about matters ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 88  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/ginenthal/gould/02aaas.htm
... father had to be registered as a - oh, a man of special qualifications in order to be, after several years, admitted for settlement in Moscow. In Moscow he succeeded in placing my elder brother - I was the third - and myself in the gymnasium .. . I was already able to, of course, read and write Russian, but also to read and write French which was expected of me - and other, whatever, that a young boy of age seven should know. I knew a little bit of Hebrew. I knew a little bit of German and I did not fail. But there was (inaudible) so either I or my elder ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 87  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/horus/v0103/horus12.htm
48. The Knowledge Industry [Books] [de Grazia books]
... : certainly by the usual American standards of great-sized multiplex technology they were not. ** * Deg heard when young from his democratic teachers how smartly the vested interests turned to minister to public needs, and was continually surprised when old to see how reluctant they had become to give themselves away. As his friend Lasswell put it, when writing with Abe Kaplan Power and Society, no ruling class gives up its goods without being forced to do so. This goes pari passu for philanthropoids and publishers, two industries affected with a public interest. The philosopher, artist, composer, author, administrative innovator, and physical inventor, if he is to be creative, typically is ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 86  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/heretics/ch15.htm
49. Vox Popvli [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon VI:1 (Feb 2001) Home | Issue Contents Vox Popvli Apologies from Down Under Mark Newbrook, from Monash University, Australia, writes: Concerning Dwardu Cardona's Editorial in the last issue of AEON, I am grateful to him for correcting me on the points he raised. I am sorry that I inadvertently wrote something which turned out to be untrue. I acted in good faith, but it emerges that I was confusing Kronia Communications (which runs the Kronia electronic discussion group) with AEON itself. I have looked back at my earlier exchanges with Ev Cochrane and David Talbott, a number of which related to items in AEON, and it seems ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 85  -  03 Jan 2005  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0601/005vox.htm
... In the third example, the same sound is rendered by (tj, i. e., the sound of ch in children.") In no. 3, serves as the equivalent of in no. 2; in no. 1, is vocalic, serving to render the h. Orthography is somewhat fluid even in the writing of native Egyptian words, so that it is not surprising to see two solutions to the problem of rendering the foreign consonant. What is more to the point- the issue of whether Dnyn might mean "Athenians"- it should be pointed out that this evidence does not support the use of d to render Greek theta However, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 84  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0303/091forum.htm
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