Author: Ted Holden For those interested in following the unfolding saga of the revival of

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====================================================================== 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: Aeon 2326 Knapp Ames Iowa 50010 After that, there is (the ad as originally mailed out): THE VELIKOVSKLAN 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 Heinsohn's article. 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 In other issues, Velikovsky's unpublished works will also be reviewed. 4.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. ----------------------------------------------- In the United States, send a check or money order for $35; in Canada, send US $40; in Europe and elsewhere, send US $45. Make payable to CHARLES GINENTHAL, at 65-35 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY, 11375. NAME _______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________ Ginenthal's book "Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky is available, same source. ........................................................................ After that, there is the journal "CATASTROPHISM AND ANCIENT HISTORY", listed at: 3431 Club Drive, Los Angeles, California 90064 Subscriptions run $6/yr. ............................................................. For big-time spenders, there is at $144 the ten-volumn collection of books by Alfred de Grazia. Send the big check and your address to: Metron Box 1213 Princeton, NJ 08542 .............................................................. SWAN/user/news/tmp/orig%


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