Scott mentioned Velikovsky yesterday in comments so today I am checking him out. He is, it appears, an important source for understanding the planetary events that have shaped the earth. Geologists checked the age of the earth’s mountain ranges and found them to be unbelievably young. The old stones are at the top, and the young stones and rocks are at the bottom. Many came into place as recently as the bronze age.
He compares biblical stories of the sun sinking low in the sky, and the orbit of the moon changing, after a shower of rocks hit the earth. Many lands were consumed by fire. The sea turned red. He compared these bible stories with Egyptian sources, which were translated in the early twentieth century, and found exactly the same events described. These events took place not all that long ago.
Before 700 BC the earth had a different length of day and night, of year and of seasons. The current format of timings started only in 700 BC, when a catastrophic planetary event spun the earth into its current orbit around the sun. These events are recorded in multiple sources around the globe.
I’m intrigued. I will try listening to some more. I am twenty minutes in.
UPDATE – Bizarrely the clip stops dead at 37 minutes just as he is describing an eruption of Venus caused by closeness to another planet. This lead on to major disturbances in the solar system.
Velikovsky has been attacked endlessly for his ideas, mainly as they are in contradiction with the laws of energy, and other scientific laws. As I consider most of modern physics to be bogus, created by corporations to maintain their monopolies, that only adds to his credibility in my opinion.