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Velikovsky Heresies : Worlds in Collision and Ancient Catastrophes Revisited - Laird Scranton

Velikovsky Heresies

Worlds in Collision and Ancient Catastrophes Revisited

Paperback Published: 25th January 2012
ISBN: 9781591431398
Number Of Pages: 160

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A reexamination of Immanuel Velikovsky’s controversial Venus theories in light of new astronomical and archaeological findings

• Provides new evidence from recent space probe missions to support Velikovsky’s theories on the formation of Venus

• Presents recently translated ancient texts from China, Korea, and Japan that uphold the cometlike descriptions of Venus cited by Velikovsky

• Examines evidence of major geomagnetic events in 1500 BCE and 750 BCE that correspond with close passes of the comet Venus and its impact with Mars

• Offers scientific explanations for many disputed aspects of Velikovsky’s theories, such as how Venus could have transformed from a comet into an orbiting planet

Surrounded by controversy even before its publication in 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision introduced the provocative theory that Venus began as a brilliant comet ejected by Jupiter around 1600 BCE, wreaking chaos on Mars and Earth as it roamed through our solar system prior to settling into its current orbit. Immediately dismissed without any investigation and subject to vicious attacks, Velikovsky’s theory is now poised for reexamination in light of recent astronomical and archaeological findings.

Exploring the key points of Velikovsky’s theories, Laird Scranton presents evidence from recent space probe missions to show that Venus still exhibits cometlike properties, such as its atmospheric composition, and could be a young planet. Reviewing the widespread cometlike descriptions of Venus from 1500 BCE to 750 BCE as well as Velikovsky’s observation that no records of Venus exist prior to 1600 BCE, Scranton reveals recently translated ancient texts from China, Korea, and Japan that further uphold Velikovsky’s theories. Examining evidence of major geomagnetic and climate-change events around 1500 BCE and 750 BCE, corresponding with close passes of the comet Venus and its impact with Mars, the author offers scientific explanations for many disputed aspects of Velikovsky’s theories, such as how Venus transformed from a comet into an orbiting planet. By updating this unresolved controversy with new scientific evidence, Scranton helps us to understand how it was that Worlds in Collision was the one book found open on Albert Einstein’s desk at the time of his death.

Industry Reviews

"Scranton reminds us of Velikovsky's contribution to our ideas about our solar system, and he hints at what else may be confirmed in the future." * Nexus Magazine, June 2012 *

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: The Irrepressible Outsiderp. 1
Worlds in Collision and the Firestorm It Createdp. 8
Velikovsky's Thesisp. 16
Reaction and Controversyp. 29
Early Predictive Tests of the Theoryp. 34
Later Developments in the Controversyp. 41
Venus in Ancient Timesp. 48
Could Venus Have Been Ejected from Jupiter?p. 53
Could Venus Have Made a Close Approach to Earth?p. 61
Could Venus Have Impacted Mars?p. 74
Could Mars Have Made a Close Approach to Earth?p. 80
What Evidence Is There That Venus Was Out of Its Orbit?p. 98
Could Venus Be a Young Planet?p. 103
Could Venus Have Been a Comet?p. 113
Could the Orbit of Venus Have Circularized So Quickly?p. 121
Observations on the New Evidencep. 124
Notesp. 136
Bibliographyp. 141
Indexp. 148
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ISBN: 9781591431398
ISBN-10: 1591431395
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 25th January 2012
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27

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