> I am sure there are several patriotic Velikovsky
> followers on GHMB however much has been done since
> to make slightly more rational and believable
> (backed by science) accounts and explanations of
> "encounters" than those of the big thinking,
> imaginative, Big V proposed. He got a lot of the
> physics impossibly wrong IMHO.
How would you know? Are you a physicist? Have you read his books? Before it was known, he said earth had a magnetic field. Scientists finally found it, AFTER he wrote it.
> If you haven't already done so, I recommend and I
> think you would find "Fall of a Thousand Suns" K
> O'Brien Curran a recent AoM here very interesting
> reading. It's only a few $bucks (kindle) and a
> entertaining, easy read! Particularly the chapter
> on Sekhmet ancient "Book of the Heavenly Cow".
Lacking science, each culture described the comet impact as best they could: As a lion sent by the Sun that “roared” and scorched the earth, a giant fiery snake that flew through the air and killed people, a sun that fell on distant lands, or an angel that fell from the heavens to Earth. With the help of religious scholars, anthropologists, and astrophysicists from JPL and NASA, the author of Fall of a Thousands Suns spent years investigating what our ancestors’ knew about comets and their godlike destructive power.
And what did Velikovsky write about? Thaaat's right, looks like Curran is following in his footsteps. In fact, it sounds like Curran was inspired by V.
Worlds in Collision is all about this same subject, specifically a 'giant fiery snake' comet. Who did V consult on the sciences? Noted physicists (Einstein for one), astronomers, geologists, archaeologists, professors. He read books and papers we'll never get our hands on.