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Re: Zacharia Sitchin

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Subject: Re: Zacharia Sitchin
Date: 18 Apr 1998 15:21:35 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 second best argument is in the written and oral history of cultures
around the world, evidence that they have EXPERIENCED such periodic
upheavals, in 3,600 periods, approximately.  Velikovsky has collected
and presented many of these in his book Worlds in Collision.  Where
many attack the messenger, throwing all Velikovsky's insights out when
fault can be found with anything he said, these written records he
quotes were NOT done by him, and stand on their own merits.  For

Excerpts from Worlds in Collision, by Velikovsky, pp 70-75, The Tide ..

The slowing down or stasis of the earth in its rotation would cause a
tidal recession of water toward the poles, but the celestial body near
by would disturb this poleward recession, drawing the water toward
itself.  The traditions of many peoples persist that seas were torn
apart and their water heaped high and thrown upon the continents.

The traditions of the people of Peru tell that for a period of time the
sun was not in the sky, and then the ocean left the shore and with a
terrible din broke over the continent.  The Choctaw Indians of Oklahoma
relate: "The earth was plunged in darkness for a long time".  Finally a
dark light appeared in the north, "but it was mountain-high waves,
rapidly coming nearer". According to the Lapland epic, after the
sea-wall fell on the continent, gigantic waves continued to roll and
dead bodies were dashed about in the dark waters.

The Hebrew story of the passage of the sea (relates that) the bottom of
the sea was uncovered, the waters were driven apart and heaped up like
walls in a double tide.  The Sepuagint translation of the Bible says
that the water stood "as a wall", and the Koran, referring to this
event, says "like mountains".  In the old rabbinical literature it is
said that the water was suspended as if it were "Glass, solid and