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Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop 1990 Number 2

Editorial 1
Society News 2

Thera and the Exodus: the Cause and the Effect by David A. Slade 5

The Etruscans and their Language by Hugh Crosthwaite 7

The Exo-Synchronous Molecular Evolutionary Clock by George R. Harvey 10

The Origins of the Spartan State in the New Chronology by David Rohl 14

Lies, Damned Lies and … by Alasdair Beal 20


1. On Ecological Niches in Evolution (Abery/Palmer) 24

2. Three Views on Orbital Circularisation (Forshufuvd/Crew/Beal) 25

3. The Reign Lengths of Saul and Labayu (Rees/Newgrosh) 27

Horizons: History, proto-History and the Search for Synchronisms 22

Evolution Symposium at Southeastern University 28

Reconsidering Velikovsky (1990 Toronto Conference) 28

1990 ISIS Fellowship Lecture Meeting 31

* Incredible Star Turn * Planet is Comet * Missing Neutrinos * Big Bangs, Little Whimpers * Chaotic Pluto * Water from Space? * Planet X/Nemesis? * The Outer Planets * Red Shift Renegades * Surface of Venus * Life from Space * C-T Impact Site? * Smallest Dinosaurs * Problem of Frozen Mammoths * African Eve * As fresh as 20Myrs ago! * Surprisingly Speedy Speciation * Pitfalls of Fossil Evidence * Sedimentary Problems * U-Th Dating Tool * Lost Mummy Found * Mexican Record of Supernova * Dendrochronology Difficulty Resolved * Dating Thera * Jericho Debate * Israel in Egyptian Relief? * Oldest Statues 34


The Knossos Labyrinth – a new view of the ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos 38

The Oracles and their Cessation – a Tribute to Julian Jaynes 39

Catastrophism 2000, 40

E. Cooley, R. M. Porter, B. Aaronson, D. Salkeld, C. L. Ellenberger, E. W. Crew, H. Friedrich, D. Shelley-Pearce, B. Liesching, J. Abery, B. Newgrosh, G. Heinsohn, J. D. Weir and M. G. Reade 41

Annual General Meeting  49

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EDITOR: Bernard Newgrosh
EDITORIAL TEAM: Jill Abery, Alasdair Beal, Bob Porter, David Rohl and David Roth
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CHRONOLOGY & CATASTROPHISM WORKSHOP is intended to provide a forum for the ongoing debate in the related subjects of revised chronologies, Biblical studies, mythology, astronomy, catastrophist geology and evolution.

In its aim of increasing the possibilities for the exchange of ideas and information within the Society’s membership, CHRONOLOGY & CATASTROPHISM WORKSHOP can be of great value for relaying snippets of information, members opinions, reviews of relevant news and articles, and in general for keeping members informed of anything which is going on and likely to be of interest in fields of chronology and catastrophism.

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The views expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of the Society; nor can the Society vouch for the accuracy of statements of fact (outside the immediate sphere of Society business) or of interpretations contained herein.

ISSN 0951-5984. Society for Interdisciplinary Studies

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