In this epochal book, Immanuel Velikovsky, one of the great scientists of modern times, puts the complete histories of our Earth and of humanity on a new basis. Immanuel Velikovsky was a Russian independent scholar who wrote a number of . Earth in Upheaval () dealt with geological evidence for global natural. 5 Feb Immanuel Velikovsky’s third book on catastrophism in geology.

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Such ideas do not find support in the conventional literature and are rejected as pseudoscience by the scientific community. EGON Forty years of darkness! In general, Velikovsky’s theories have been imanuel or vigorously rejected by the academic community.

Stephen Jay Gould [34] offered a synopsis of the mainstream response to Velikovsky, writing, “Velikovsky is neither crank nor charlatan —although, to state my opinion and to i one of my colleagues, he is at least gloriously wrong The Velikovsky fanbase merely seized upon these details, a strategy which allowed them to ignore the big-picture impossibility and instead quibble with the details for years to come.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This was followed by Oedipus and AkhenatonPeoples of the Sea and Rameses II and His Timeand two further works that were unpublished at the time of his death but that are now available online at the Velikovsky Archive: See the main article on this topic: In the late s, a large portion of Velikovsky’s unpublished book manuscripts, uphsaval and correspondence became available at the Velikovsky Archive website.

More often than not, these academics would come to Velikovsky’s defense in an area outside their own field — historians and linguists asking for a fair hearing for his physics, and geologists for his history.

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Inspite – or even because – of the disgraceful hostility, provoked by his theories, this book keeps being of ardent topicality, which in the light of recent scientific research is even growing. The Sociology of Belief: For all his radicalism Velikovsky was in some ways a conservative: Shapley threatened to organise a US-wide boycott of Macmillan’s immanul if they did not drop the book.


Velikovsky did not push very strongly on this issue after he first raised it, possibly because he realized that many people with a basic knowledge of astronomy would be aware that the effect of gravity on the motion of the planets is a very well understood phenonenon. Likewise, we should not be surprised if a few elements of a few legends are coincidentally identical.

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However, as Peter James put it:. InDoubleday published the first installment in Velikovsky’s revised velikoveky, Ages in Chaosfollowed by the Earth upueaval Upheaval a geological volume in Lanie rated it really liked it May 09, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

The major difficulty with these methods is that they tend to focus on facile comparisons of names and dynasties, which gloss over the detailed archaeological evidence from the ground, or mundane information about everyday life in these periods which show clearly that the proposed chronologies are bullshit. Many historians would reply that the orthodox chronology is sound and it is the Biblical account which should be treated with caution.

The revised chronology aimed at explaining the so-called “dark age” of the eastern Mediterranean ca.

Meanwhile academic consensus remained firm in almost unilaterally rejecting Velikovsky’s work as impossible woo. However, later scrutiny of his use of sources by specialists in cuneiformEgyptology, etc.

A Journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesis was founded in explicitly “to deal with Velikovsky’s work”.

For many years, Velikovsky’s estate was controlled by his two daughters, Shulamit Velikovsky Kogan b. There was a great earthquake.


If the ice Age is not an outright fraud, if uniform change is not the blissful dream of a peace-loving scientist, if evolution is not an outdated euphemism, these concepts are certainly at hopeless odds with the facts adduced by Velikovsky. The controversy surrounding his work and its reception eartj often referred velikkovsky as “the Velikovsky affair”. Velikovsky spent a significant part of Earth in Upheaval criticising continental drift, then a relatively new theory, which he realised that, if true, could explain some of the geological phenomena he put down to catastrophes ironically adopting the sort of pooh-poohing attitude which many would have adopted towards his own ideas.

However many of his readers would have been left wondering how he was going to complete his reconstruction, although he had earlier put forward a brief outline in his Theses for the Reconstruction eadth Ancient History.

Be the first to discover new talent! The journal was then lmmanuel by the fledgling Hebrew University of Jerusalem to help set up its library, by offering copies of its Scripta to other universities in exchange for their publications. One less explored aspect of the Velikovsky affair is that his wild and infamous theories were arguably fuelled by his Zionist political leanings. This came to the attention of Shapley, who opposed the publication of the work, having been made familiar with Velikovsky’s claims through the pamphlet Velikovsky had given him.

Published first published He was stunned by Sachs whose address was both a rhetorical and substantive tour de force.