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O Captain wrote:

Do you share Velikovsky's understanding that Venus was a comet until rather recently?


Planets with brilliant comet-like tails such as Velikovsky described have been documented in exo-solar systems, so the characterization is a potentially reasonable one. Likewise, Venus has a remnant ion tail that behaves in the same way as a comet's tail, pointing away from the sun and getting stronger as Venus approaches the sun. At Venus's closest approach to the Earth, the tail stretches millions of miles out into space as far as the Earth. That fact, along with the apparent rotational resonance that Venus exhibits with the Earth (Venus always points the same face to the Earth at that inferior conjunction), the idea that Venus might have made a close approach to the Earth at some point in the recent past seems credible.

Based on what is currently known about exo-planet formation and about the planet Venus itself, I see nothing to preclude Venus having been created by an impact on Jupiter in much the way that Velikovsky describes.



- Laird

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More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 1938 Laird Scranton 28-Oct-15 23:02
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 437 OCaptain 28-Oct-15 23:09
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 304 carolb 28-Oct-15 23:12
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 421 Laird Scranton 28-Oct-15 23:51
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 301 Laird Scranton 28-Oct-15 23:42
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 293 carolb 28-Oct-15 23:49
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 272 Laird Scranton 29-Oct-15 00:42
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 340 laughin 29-Oct-15 16:29
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 334 Starbinder 29-Oct-15 17:42
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 276 OCaptain 29-Oct-15 18:08
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 239 laughin 29-Oct-15 18:49
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 258 OCaptain 29-Oct-15 23:13
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 264 laughin 31-Oct-15 15:26
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 296 drrayeye 31-Oct-15 16:49
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 223 OCaptain 31-Oct-15 16:58
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 236 laughin 31-Oct-15 18:24
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 232 OCaptain 31-Oct-15 19:07
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 251 laughin 01-Nov-15 03:12
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 270 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 05:37
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 309 laughin 01-Nov-15 16:16
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 204 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 16:31
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 240 Aine 30-Oct-15 14:06
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 224 laughin 30-Oct-15 14:53
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 302 Aine 30-Oct-15 15:35
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 240 carolb 30-Oct-15 15:36
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 251 laughin 30-Oct-15 18:55
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 271 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 16:44
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 318 Aine 30-Oct-15 17:04
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 263 carolb 30-Oct-15 17:21
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 200 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 18:47
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 248 laughin 30-Oct-15 18:44
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 238 Laird Scranton 29-Oct-15 19:46
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 257 laughin 29-Oct-15 20:48
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 249 Laird Scranton 29-Oct-15 22:07
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 239 carolb 29-Oct-15 22:24
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 249 Starbinder 30-Oct-15 00:46
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 243 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 01:01
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 338 Aine 30-Oct-15 14:11
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 245 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 15:42
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 362 carolb 30-Oct-15 16:32
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 219 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 16:51
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 240 carolb 30-Oct-15 16:57
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 205 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 17:02
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 325 carolb 30-Oct-15 17:20
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 209 OCaptain 30-Oct-15 20:07
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 197 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 20:37
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 295 OCaptain 31-Oct-15 00:51
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 209 OCaptain 30-Oct-15 20:06
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 253 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 20:34
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 306 carolb 30-Oct-15 20:47
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 199 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 21:09
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 231 carolb 30-Oct-15 23:23
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 223 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 00:49
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 222 carolb 31-Oct-15 01:01
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 192 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 01:10
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 335 carolb 31-Oct-15 01:38
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 195 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 02:56
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 216 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 03:58
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 303 carolb 31-Oct-15 12:01
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 210 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 15:19
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 197 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 15:47
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 255 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 16:02
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 237 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 18:26
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 261 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 21:48
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 205 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 00:27
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 222 carolb 01-Nov-15 01:00
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 224 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 01:36
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 277 skakos 03-Nov-15 09:51
Conspiracy... 212 skakos 03-Nov-15 11:19
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 200 OCaptain 30-Oct-15 20:02
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 301 Laird Scranton 30-Oct-15 20:30
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 191 OCaptain 31-Oct-15 00:56
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 217 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 02:04
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 201 OCaptain 31-Oct-15 12:14
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 213 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 15:41
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 169 OCaptain 31-Oct-15 20:03
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 214 Laird Scranton 31-Oct-15 21:26
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 208 OCaptain 01-Nov-15 12:10
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 217 drrayeye 01-Nov-15 13:50
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 242 carolb 01-Nov-15 15:11
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 220 drrayeye 01-Nov-15 16:52
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 230 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 16:56
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 267 carolb 01-Nov-15 17:14
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 202 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 18:27
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 208 drrayeye 01-Nov-15 21:57
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 182 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 16:03
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 220 OCaptain 01-Nov-15 19:35
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 305 Laird Scranton 01-Nov-15 20:34
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 226 Starbinder 30-Oct-15 19:27
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 263 carolb 30-Oct-15 20:01
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 203 laughin 30-Oct-15 20:17
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 236 Starbinder 30-Oct-15 20:24
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 263 carolb 30-Oct-15 20:46
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 275 Starbinder 30-Oct-15 21:14
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 230 carolb 30-Oct-15 23:11
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 210 Starbinder 31-Oct-15 01:05
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 218 Starbinder 02-Nov-15 19:40
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 247 carolb 02-Nov-15 21:21
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 216 Starbinder 06-Nov-15 14:53
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 362 carolb 06-Nov-15 15:16
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 212 Starbinder 06-Nov-15 18:50
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 223 carolb 06-Nov-15 20:10
What about scientism? 230 drrayeye 07-Nov-15 08:19
Re: What about scientism? 234 carolb 07-Nov-15 12:59
Re: What about scientism? 277 OCaptain 07-Nov-15 13:55
Re: What about scientism? 322 carolb 07-Nov-15 17:37
Re: What about scientism? 252 drrayeye 07-Nov-15 19:55
"Blue sky thinking" 248 randompHactor 07-Nov-15 20:15
Re: What about scientism? 241 carolb 07-Nov-15 20:41
Re: What about scientism? 219 drrayeye 07-Nov-15 23:36
Re: What about scientism? 213 carolb 07-Nov-15 23:45
Re: What about scientism? 253 laughin 09-Nov-15 02:51
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 356 laughin 30-Oct-15 15:03
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 323 OCaptain 29-Oct-15 23:20
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 466 Laird Scranton 29-Oct-15 23:51
SUMMARY? 235 skakos 02-Nov-15 21:33
Mod Note > skakos – Switch View 241 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Nov-15 22:33
Re: SUMMARY? 335 Laird Scranton 02-Nov-15 23:22
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 342 Laird Scranton 29-Oct-15 19:32
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 193 Laird Scranton 02-Nov-15 16:53
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 321 drrayeye 02-Nov-15 19:52
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 171 Laird Scranton 02-Nov-15 21:02
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 289 Laird Scranton 03-Nov-15 14:44
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 179 drrayeye 03-Nov-15 16:09
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 209 OCaptain 03-Nov-15 18:32
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 204 Laird Scranton 03-Nov-15 18:46
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 357 laughin 03-Nov-15 19:28
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 180 laughin 03-Nov-15 19:02
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 238 Laird Scranton 03-Nov-15 21:02
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 206 Laird Scranton 03-Nov-15 04:58
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 221 Ratcho 03-Nov-15 06:18
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 192 Laird Scranton 03-Nov-15 14:30
Regarding myths... 213 skakos 03-Nov-15 11:46
Re: Regarding myths... 205 Laird Scranton 03-Nov-15 17:00
Re: off topic... 190 Ratcho 03-Nov-15 20:15
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 272 skakos 04-Nov-15 13:28
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 219 skakos 04-Nov-15 15:07
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 203 skakos 04-Nov-15 15:11
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 724 skakos 04-Nov-15 22:22
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 339 Laird Scranton 05-Nov-15 01:11
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 213 skakos 05-Nov-15 14:10
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 212 Laird Scranton 05-Nov-15 14:23
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 310 skakos 05-Nov-15 19:32
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 200 Laird Scranton 05-Nov-15 19:42
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 301 Laird Scranton 04-Nov-15 21:23
Cosmic Disconnect 220 laughin 06-Nov-15 15:00
Re: Cosmic Disconnect 177 OCaptain 07-Nov-15 13:49
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 394 skakos 16-Nov-15 12:46
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 307 OCaptain 16-Nov-15 13:54
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 338 skakos 16-Nov-15 15:36
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 411 OCaptain 17-Nov-15 01:23
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 333 skakos 18-Nov-15 18:32
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 352 Ratcho 18-Nov-15 18:45
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 297 OCaptain 19-Nov-15 00:49
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 379 skakos 19-Nov-15 07:24
Re: More comet evidence in support of Velikovsky 517 skakos 27-Dec-15 22:04


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