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Re: Zacharia Sitchin

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Subject: Re: Zacharia Sitchin
Date: 18 Apr 1998 15:02:35 GMT

In article <> Randomity
> Could someone please present me with a cogent argument either
> in support of or against the concept of a 12th planet with a 3,600
> year elliptical orbit.

The best argument is in the geological evidence that our Earth
presents, in 3,600 periods, approximately.  Velikovsky has collected
and presented many of these in his book Earth in Upheaval.  Where many
attack the messenger, throwing all Velikovsky's insights out when fault
can be found with anything he said, these scientific studies he quotes
were NOT done by him, and stand on their own merits.  For instance:

Earth in Upheaval, pp 111 & 46 & 44, Shifting Poles

All other theories of the origin of the Ice Age having failed, there
remained an avenue of approach which already early in the discussion
was chosen by several geologists:  a shift in the terrestrial poles. 
If for some reason the poles had moved, old polar ice would have moved
out of the Arctic and Antarctic circles and into new regions.  The
glacial cover of the Ice Age could have been the polar icecap of an
earlier epoch.  

The continent of Antarctica is larger than Europe.  It has not a single
tree, not a single bush, not a single blade of grass.  Very few fungi
have been found.  Storms of great velocity circle the Antarctic most of
the year.  E.H. Shackleton, during his expedition to Antarctica in 1907
found fossil wood in the sandstone.  Then he discovered 7 seams of
coal.  The seams are each between 3 and 7 feet thick.  Associated with
the coal is sandstone containing coniferous wood.

Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean is as far north from Oslo in Norway as
Oslo is from Naples.  Heer identified 136 species of fossil plants from
Spitsbergen.  Among the plants were pines, firs, spruces, and
cypresses, also elms, hazels, and water lilies.  At the northernmost
tip of Spitsbergen Archipelago, a bed of black and lustrous coal 25 to
30 feet thick was found.  (Spitsbergen) is buried in darkness for half
the year and is now almost continuously buried under snow and ice.  At
some time in the remote past corals grew and are still found on the
entire fringe of polar North America - in Alaska, Canada, and
Greenland.  In later times fig palms bloomed within the Arctic Circle