Author: Ted Holden
For those interested in following the unfolding saga of the revival of
catastrophism as a basis for natural history, I would recommend
Velikovsky's own books for starters. After that, David Talbott's
"THE SATURN MYTH", for the basic outline of the solar system as it stood
prior to the flood and shortly afterwards.
After that, the AEON journal is still out there. I don't recall the exact
price of subscriptions these days, if memory serves, it's around $40 for
a quarterly magazine. The address is still:
Ames Iowa 50010
After that, there is (the ad as originally mailed out):
A Journal of Myth, History and Science
THE VELIKOVSKIAN is a new quarterly journal aimed at reaching
the greatest number of readers with as much current information
about the history of man, the earth and the solar system as
they are related to the theme of recent catastrophism. The
rirst issue will appear in January 1993, including articles by
Professors Irving Wolff, Gunnar Heinsohn, Lynn E. Rose, Roger W.
Wescott and Mr. Charles Ginenthal--each of special interest.
1. How far have the new catastrophists come toward
resolving the thorny question as to which catastrophic
scenario, if any, is most likely to prove itself. This is the
issue taken up by Irving Wolff and Roger W. Wescott.
2. What are the latest flndings from archeological
research regarding Gunnar Heinsohn's revised chronology? His
hypothesis has been tested by archeologists and geologists from
Germany at digs in the Near East. The tests were carried out
to disprove Heinsohn's work once and for all in a truly
scholarly and scientific manner. They falled! In fact, they
proved just the opposite! Read what has thus far transpired in
3. Many individuals have been wondering what happened to
Velikovsky's book IN THE BEGINNING, which has never been
published. In the first issue is a review of this work and the
several catastrophic scenarios Velikovsky envisaged analyzing
the myths of ancient man. In other issues, Velikovsky's
unpublished works will also be reviewed.
4. Lynn E. Rose has re-examined his original position vis
a vis ancient calendars. He presents his new theses, which some
may find surprising. His new book on the Sothic calendar will
be published shortly and be available to us.
5. Michael E. Bailey, Victor Clube and William Napier, who
have proposed an interesting counter theory to that of
Velikovsky and others, will have their theory examined in the
light of evidence from the Moon. In a long paper, titled,
"Moon in Upheaval," Charles Ginenthal shows evidence from the
molten lunar core to the mineralogically-stratified lunar soil,
to the volcanic gases escaping the Moon, that THE COSMIC SERPENT
hypothesis--that is, the impact hypothesi -- fails on every
level at which it is examined, and that Velikovsky's tidal
distortion theory is the only one that explains the evidence.
In the process, James E. O'berg's criticisms of Velikovsky are
examined and shown to be substanceless.
6. Speaking of Velikovsky's critics, we ask, How does
Henry Bauer, author of BEYOND VELIKOVSKY explain a very brief
analysis of his work? In the second issue, Professor William
Stiebing's most recently published criticism of Velikovsky's
scientific evidence will be examined. And, in other issues,
Stiebing's analysis of Heinsohn's revised chronology, specially
with respect to scientific dating methods, will also be
examined. Other critics of Velikovsky, in future issues, will
be examined. This should be exciting!
7. What about the ancient maps of Greenland and
Antarctica? There has never been a full- scale presentation of
them, or of what professional cartographers and seismologists
discovered. How well do they correlate with the subsurface
topography when these old maps are put to the test? The
evidence is startling and important in these debates. An article
answering these questions will appear in the second issue.
8. Charles Ginenthal's prediction regarding the strength
of Neptune's magnetic field will finally be presented. Is
Neptune's field compatible with the evidence for a strong
magnetic field that the dynamo theorists posit for it? Read
the evidence and decide for yoursell
9. Did you know that the stars in all spiral galaxies, at
a certain radial distance from the galactic center, do not obey
Kepler's Third Law of Planetary Motion nor Newton's Laws of
Gravity? How have establishment astronomers, astrophysicists
and physicists attempted to resolve this fundamental
contradictory observation? They have reinvented Aristotle's
theory in a new form by invoking invisible "dark matter." What
is wrong with this concept? This too will be analyzed in the
pages of 7TIE VELIKOVSKL4N.
Earl Milton and Meir Danino are preparing to reenter the
discussion with a new concept about the image of planetary
configurations produced by planetary rings. We look forward to
reading about their new concept. These articles and more the
subscriber is invited to read and enjoy in this new journal
that follows in the footsteps of KRONOS, AEON, S.I.S.
REVIEW, CATASTROPHISM AND ANCIENT HISTORY. Its aim is to get
the information out to the readers in a timely, readable
fashion and to provoke debate on these matters, determined by
the evidence. We invite papers, letters and articles, all
doubled-spaced, on all issues related to these topics from
those interested and involved in this work.
All in all, these are exciting and interesting times for
those of us involved in this research. THE VELIKOVSKIAN will be
a welcome addition to the field of this type of journalism.
Astronomers now agree that we are on the verge of a great
scientific revolution. Perhaps this revolution will move
toward the concept of interplanetary catastrophism. Thomas A.
Mutch and his fellow scientists have written, "It is
interesting to note how fashions change. Five hundred years
ago, the cosmological models that are now regarded with such
disinterest would have been heresy. How might our prejudices
change in the future? Today we refuse to believe that
catastrophic interplanetary collisions have warped Earth's
history. A hundred years hence, when the large impact scars on
other planets are familiar landscapes, will we feel the same?"
[T.A. Mutch, et al, THE GEOLOGY OF MARS (Princeton, NJ, 1976),
p. 931 (emphasis added)]
Science is moving in Velikovsky's direction, but, while
doing so, rejects him at every turn. Those of us following the
evidence are not surprised as, one after another, the entrenched
concepts of status quo science are cracking. THE VELIKOVSKIAN
hopes to be in the forefront by presenting the evidence and the
debate, letting the chips fall where they may. The reader is
invited along on what promises to be a fascinating journey.
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