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The Velikovsky Heresies: Worlds in Collision and Ancient Catastrophes Revisited

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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 V
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 25th 2012 by Bear & Company (first published January 1st 2012)
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Anita
Jan 27, 2013 Anita rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much. It was well documented and fascinating. Velikovsky may end up being the Copernicus of our generation. I read many of his books years ago and was surprised by some of his conclusions. In thinking outside the box, he made some very astute observations and novel assumptions, postulating some interesting theories, many of which are proving to be valid as we continue to learn more about the universe. I didn't know he discussed many of his ideas with Einstein. The ...more
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May 27, 2013 Eden rated it really liked it
While I didn't always like the way Laird Scranton shifted between the academic "we" and a more intimate "I" in his prose, I thoroughly enjoyed my reading of The Velikovsky Heresies. Enough so that I now feel inspired to read Worlds in Collision, a book I'd have never known of save for a brief glimpse of the title in a used bookstore almost ten years ago....

The best part of the book is how much it reminds us of how human we all are, even those people we idolize. I certainly have a new perspective
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Dec 31, 2014 Stuart rated it liked it
A solid survey of recent scientific evidence concerning Velikovsy's "Worlds in collision" theory. Missions to Venus, Mars, and Jupiter have confirmed many of his predictions, and failed to uncover any substantive proof against the theory that was so violently opposed by the scientific establishment.
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He is an independent software designer who became interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism in the early 1990s. He has studied ancient myth, language, and cosmology since 1997 and has been a lecturer at Colgate University. He also appears in John Anthony West’s Magical Egypt DVD series.
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