Velikovsky news

Toronto Conference

The Toronto Conference has now got a nice list of speakers - see

Toronto Conference

A Toronto conference is in the offing for next year - May 16th-19th, 2016. It has the title, Celestial Crisis and the Human Record and one of the main speakers will be Irving Wolfe (well known to SIS members). He is in the process of getting a book published which will be one aspect of his talk. At ... we are told SIS members Andrew Fitt and Frank Wallace will be organising the event and the main thrust is evidence of catastrophism encoded in narrative arts (which is Irving Wolfe's speciality).


At ... there is a review by Dalia Karpel (Dec 28th, 2013) of a book on Velikovsky by Michael Gordin, a professor at Princetown who specialises in Russian history and the history of modern physical sciences, 'The Pseudo-Science Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe' University of Chicago Press:2012.

Sad News

It has been announced that Bob Bass has died - see

Antarctic Fossils

Therre is a nice piece at ... which tells us about a petrified forest in Antarctica. It is dated to Late Permian - which is a long time ago. Some 260 million years on conventional geo-chronology.

Volcanoes on Venus

At ... a bit of the old Velikovsky predictions here, and the idea Venus is a young planet and is still cooling down. Gary Gilligan sent this link in and it seems the atmosphere of Venus contains a million times as much sulphur dioxide as that of the Earth. It is stuck below the dense clouds that engulf the planet and much speculation has been made about its origins - volcanoes or elsewhere.

Velikovsky Sources

At ... Rens van der Sluijs wonders why Velikovsky cites some early catastrophists but fails to mention others - even where there is a close correspondence between them and Velikovsky's ideas.

Art and Science

More information on the upcoming Electric Universe conference on July 6-9th in Maryland, the US of A.

How old are the Niagara Falls

In Earth in Upheaval , page 139-141, Velikovsky says, that Lake Agassiz, a large glacial lake that once covered the region at present occupied by Lake Winnepeg, Lake Manitoba, and a number of other lakes in Canada as well as part of the North Central States to the south, was formed when the ice sheet melted buts its sediment indicates it had a life of less than a thousand years - before dissipating (presumably by rivers).

Coast to Coast

Now anyone can listen to a transcript of the Wal Thornhill and Dave Talbot radio talk on Coast to Coast by simply going to ... in it Wal Thornhill claims Venus was a comet that settled into a stable orbit - an extension of Velikovsky, and gravity is an electrical force between neutral atoms. Dave Talbot is in the same Velikovskian frame as he says Venus was the great doomsday comet depicted in early cultures (this is from a blurb at the radio station) ... and all this took place ten to twelve thousand years ago.