The Cambridge Conference, Jill Abery 1
The Autumn Meeting, Jill Abery 4
Ancient History Study Group, September 1993, Davids Roth and Salkeld 6
The Great 250,000 Year Ice Core by Alasdair N. Beal 7
Did the Achaemenids Ape the Assyrians? by Gunnar Heinsohn 8
Assyrian and Babylonian Chronology by A Chavasse 13
Egyptian Dynasties 20-21
Rees and Porter 14
The ‘New Chronology’ and the Amarna Period: ‘Where’s David?’
Goldberg and Newgrosh 16
Bookshelf By Jill Abery 29
The Conservative Approach to Planetary Catastrophism (Patten Windsor) reviewed by Michael Reade 30
Our Tilted Earth (Williams) – reviewed by Eric W. Crew 31
Thomas Young: Forgotten Genius (Kline) – reviewed by A. N. Beal 31
The Discovery of Noah’s Ark (Griffin) – reviewed by A. N. Beal 32
from R. M. Porter, K.A. LaFlem, J.E. Lasken, E.W. Crew 33
Advert: Items on Planetary Catastrophism 36
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The SIS was founded in 1974 in response to a growing interest in the works of modern catastrophists, notably the highly controversial Dr Immanuel Velikovsky. In his books Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval and Ages in Chaos he argued that the ancient myths and sources such as the Bible contained records of planetary catastrophes in the Earth’s history and, based on this, he suggested that geology, cosmology and ancient history should be reconsidered. In cosmology he proposed that electricity played a much larger role than in the orthodox scheme and that Venus in particular was a young planet. In ancient history, he proposed that the orthodox chronology should be severely shortened to eliminate false identifications and fictitious ‘dark ages’.
Over the years, the SIS has always assessed Velikovsky’s contributions in an impartial manner, sometimes critically but generally constructively. In some fields, SIS contributors have developed his work several stages further and Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop is intended to provide a forum for this continuing 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 and 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 the fields of chronology and catastrophism.
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