Saturday, October 10, 2020

Episode #169: The Velikovsky Heresies - Part 1

Kyle was out of town for most of this week so this show was late, but on Friday night we finally managed to get in the Tangent Cube and record it. We're starting a new SnakeBros book report, this one on Laird Scranton's excellent book The Velikovsky Heresies.

On this episode we cover Laird's intro to the book and the first few chapters, discussing the controversy that Velikovsky's work caused, and Laird's purpose in writing the book, which was to see if Velikovsky's ideas hold up to modern science and the enormous amount of new understanding we have gathered about our solar system since the writing Velikovsky's works.

Much thanks to our friends over at Inner Traditions for allowing us to read large excerpts from one of their publications. Make sure to visit their online store and purchase a copy of The Velikovsky Heresies for yourself, or you can get it from Amazon.

Thanks to Henry Hablak for the awesome show art!

1 comment:

  1. Greetings snake brothers!

    Just finished watching through ALL the Kosmographia episodes and have been riveted by this and your ssscinintilating brothers of the serpent podcast!

    So I'm a devoted listener, first time poster! ;-)

    A couple of episodes back your space news report of an aurora discovered around comet 67p made me think straight away of *drumroll*... the electric universe!... don't be mad at me Russ! XD

    In case you hadn't seen, the thunderbolts project had just previous to that released a video on youtube,"Top 10 Reasons the Universe is Electric #9: Electric Comets".

    Now I know you've delved into the electric universe theory (as have I for many a moon). In the comet video I linked above, it appears overwhelming to me that comets aren't as the mainstream portrays them (as dirty ice balls). In contrast, the electric universe model seems to fit with amazing precision and predictive value.

    As someone looking from the outside, it appears what Randall and the electric universe scientists are saying isn't necessssarily contradictory and can actually be very supportive of each other, such as the observed coronal mass ejections when comets come very close to the sun. So I think comet swarms & electrical phenomena such as CMEs could all be expected together. (I realize Randall has mentioned that he thinks it's a distinct possibility that comet swarms and CMEs occured about the same time in the ancient past... especially regarding professor Robert Schoch's research... I was going to write to you about the electric comet video anyway, but then just saw your latest show is on Velikovsky. So I'll now attune my serpentine vestigial ear structures for 30% cerebral expansion!

    Snakes very much! :-)


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