Categories of Catastrophism Articles
I have assigned general categories to the articles in the respective publications (Pensee, Kronos, Aeon) for me to quickly find articles of interest, so any mistakes are mine.
The main categories (not in any particular order):
- solar system
There have been two running themes involving the solar system and general astronomy. One is the discussion of findings and theories both by astronomers and by NASA space missions (manned or not). The other is the discussion of possible mechanisms that could explain the events implied by the mythical records. These discussions intersect because the astronomical theories of 1950 were totally inadequate for the subsequent discoveries. Therefore these discussions address either the new theories that can address both the current knowledge and the previous observations of our ancestors or the new discoveries in light of these new theories.
- historical reconstruction
The commonly accepted timelines of some ancient civilizations appear to have problems, where the people and events in adjoining countries cannot be synchronized (i.e., the event in one country has no counterpart at that time in the history of the other country). There are new theories on synchronizing the histories of these ancient civilizations.
- cult of scientists
These new theories since 1950 have not been tolerated by some academic leaders. Their treatment of those suggesting alternate theories is not consistent with a scientific search for truth. Rather the abominable conduct is similar to that expected of a religious cult, where any nonbelievers are to be shunned and ridiculed, without even considering whether these new views should be evaluated.
These investigations into human history and possible new scenarios for the history of our planet have also included investigations with life in earth's history. These discussions also mention Darwin, who is commonly at the heart of any evolution versus creation debate. The book Worlds in Upheaval by Immanuel Velikovsky (published in 1955) had suggested cataclysmic evolution was consistent with the archeological record. The catastrophes in the geological record are also in this category.
- general history
There are other general topics involving history, such as stone circles (like Stonehenge) or calendars (solar, lunar, etc.).
- general science
There are other general topics involving science, such as radiocarbon dating and ice cores.
There have been discussions about the life and times of Immanuel Velikovsky, the man that initiated this current attempt at reconstructing ancient histories and new astronomical theories with the publication of Worlds in Collision in 1950.
- Saturn myths
There have been many myths that are connected to the planet Saturn. These myths (primarily Saturn, Venus and Mars) have lead to new theories about our solar system, another topic. For that reason there is some cross over here, with some articles being involved more with the myths than a physical explanation for those myths, or vice versa.
- Jupiter myths
There have been many myths that are connected to the planet Jupiter. As with Saturn, there is some cross over here.
- Venus myths
There have been many myths that are connected to the planet Venus. As with Saturn, there is some cross over here.
- Mars myths
There have been many myths that are connected to the planet Mars. As with Saturn, there is some cross over here.
There are discussions about events recorded in the Bible regarding the history of Israel. These events will sometimes be related to myths so there is some cross over here.
There are discussions about events recorded in the history of Babylon and the adjoining/related civilizations such as Assyria. As with Israel, there is some cross over here.
There are discussions about events recorded in the history of Egypt. As with Israel, there is some cross over here. Much of the historical reconstruction has been based on the events in Egypt because its timeline has been used as the basis for altering the timelines for other countries.
There are discussions about events recorded in the history of Greece. As with Israel, there is some cross over here.
There are discussions about events recorded in the history of Troy. As with Israel, there is some cross over here.
There are discussions about psychology, often regarding the effects of catastrophic events.
- general religion
There are discussions about topics that address religion or philosophy.
There are a few other less common categories (that just did not fit in one of the above).
created - Oct 2005
last change - 10/29/2005
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