About the life, work, and theories of Immanuel Velikovsky (1895-1979), who developed and published a set of theories about earth's history that explained many historical events and events in geologic history as caused by interactions with other planets. The book Worlds in Collision asserted that around 3,500 years ago the planet Venus was ejected from the planet Jupiter as a comet. Comet Venus then started wandering through the solar system. Its gravitational field pushed other planets out of their orbits or changed their rotation. Velikovsky attributed many of the disasters recorded in ancient times to this strange interaction the Earth had with Venus. A psychiatrist by training, Velikovsky did not base his claims on astronomical evidence and scientific inference or argument. Instead, he argued on the basis of ancient cosmological myths from places as disparate as India and China, Greece and Rome, Assyria and Sumer.
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The Immanuel Velikovsky Archive
An archive of Velikovsky's unpublished writings, maintained by a team of historians. Includes an autobiography, lectures, essays, correspondence, a downloadable documentary video, psychoanalytic papers, and articles about earth events and catastrophes.
Collected Essays of Immanuel Velikovsky
Includes papers on the basis of his theories, prediction in science, the origin of diamonds, fallacies of radiocarbon dating, and other topics.
Skeptic's Dictionary: Worlds in Collision
"The essence of Velikovsky's unreasonableness lies in the fact that he does not provide scientific evidence for his most extravagant claims."
Velikovsky Still Colliding
A look at how Velikovsky's ideas stand after recent scientific discoveries
Venus in the Corner Pocket
Looks at the theory put forth in his 1950s text Worlds in Collision, and geologists' and physicists' reactions to it.
The Work of Velikovsky
Excerpt from a book by Robert R. Newton, focusing on eclipses and Velikovsky's chronology.
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