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Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop 1989 Number 2



Venus Tablet Anomalies by John D. Weir 3

Directed Mutation in Bacteria by Jill Abery 5

Good Medicine? by David Salkeld 6


1. The Core Ejection Hypothesis 8

2. Some New Chronology Issues 9

3. Dating the Amarna Letters 12

4. On SIS and Insularism 14


Basinger’s Lecture on the Eocene Forests of the Canadian High Arctic 17

The 1989 ISIS/SIS Nile Cruise 18

The Egypt Exploration Society Hears the New Chronology 20

* impact site in Indian Ocean? * impacts and the ice ages * rapid climate change * rapid field reversal * rapid polarity reversals * new thinking in tectonics * earthquake electrics? * `Planet is a Comet’ * meteorites from the moon * Big Bang moribund? * mudflows on Mars * Voyager reaches Neptune * aurora generator * incredible star turn * comet orbits calculated * British cometary Dark Ages * chaos reigns * interpretations at fault * hidden eruptions * tidal earthquakes * Cretaceous Catastrophe? * warmer Antarctica? * dinosaurs leave their mark * life from comets? * unusual auroras * unpredictable climate models * Himalayan `Piltdown’ * Thera theories * Iraqi finds * Exodus redating debate * new Bronze Age civilisation * New Kingdom discovery at Saqqara * Rameses found? * Hebron tradition * very ancient Peru * radiocarbon errors * capital find? * `catastrophism gone wild’ * more giant leaves * future Mars catastrophe 21


Catastrophism and the Old Testament – the Mars-Earth Conflicts 27

Brad Aaronson’s ‘Jerusalem Chronology of the Israelite Monarchies’ 28

Josephus 29

from A. Beal, B. Aaronson, D. Rohl, D. Vorhees, R. M. Porter, T. Palmer, D. Salkeld, D. P. Shelley-Pearce, P. van der Veen, P. Clapham, H. Friedrich and J. Abery 30

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ISSN 0951-5984. Society for Interdisciplinary Studies

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