Worlds In Collision

Worlds In Collision With this book Immanuel Velikovsky first presented the revolutionary results of his year long interdisciplinary research to the public founded modern catastrophism based on eyewitness reports by o

  • Title: Worlds In Collision
  • Author: Immanuel Velikovsky
  • ISBN: 9780349135731
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • With this book Immanuel Velikovsky first presented the revolutionary results of his 10 year long interdisciplinary research to the public, founded modern catastrophism based on eyewitness reports by our ancestors shook the doctrine of uniformity of geology as well as Darwin s theory of evolution, put our view of the history of our solar system, of the Earth and of humaWith this book Immanuel Velikovsky first presented the revolutionary results of his 10 year long interdisciplinary research to the public, founded modern catastrophism based on eyewitness reports by our ancestors shook the doctrine of uniformity of geology as well as Darwin s theory of evolution, put our view of the history of our solar system, of the Earth and of humanity on a completely new basis and caused an uproar that is still going on today.Worlds in Collision written in a brilliant, easily understandable and entertaining style and full to the brim with precise information can be considered one of the most important and most challenging books in the history of science Not without reason was this book found open on Einstein s desk after his death For all those who have ever wondered about the evolution of the earth, the history of mankind, traditions, religions, mythology or just the world as it is today, Worlds in Collision is an absolute must read

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    1. Vishal

      Well, the fact that this book of pseudo-science has respectable ratings and fairly positive reviews here, it appalls me. It makes the the ignorance and mysticism in general populace very evident that they, after failing to understand Science and scientific methods, have embraced the fantasy of pseudo-science which gives them the grandeur and connection with the cosmos which every human seeks.In this book, author claims an explanation of the biblical events of Exodus; which include the Earth stan [...]

    2. Nox Prognatus

      I read some of the previous reviews before reading myself. And whilst most were positive, there were some negative comments left by readers. Some even suggested this was a work of science fiction. Well my reply to those reviews is as follows.I thought this was an excellently researched book. And while some of his theories seem, at first difficult to grasp. The reader has to be clear that Velikovsky was using hundreds of ancient texts, to formulate his theory and put forward as evidence his thoug [...]

    3. Kerie

      The first time I read about this book in Vine Deloria's work, I was kind of skeptical about it. After all, our science is very dogmatic and treated like a religion and stuff is crammed into our heads all our lives as gospel that has no real research or truth behind it, but it's SCIENCE so it's supposedly true.This book actually kind of blew my mind. Even if it is not accurate (and the evidence presented makes a really compelling argument in favor of its veracity), the errors in our "superior mod [...]

    4. Lyrae

      I was compelled to read Worlds in Collision as it is the single piece of work that has inspired the work of the electric universe group, something that I follow with much interest. While the members of this group don't completely agree with all of Velikovsky's ideas the premise served as a springboard to launch new investigations into the electric model of the universe and new interpretations of mythology and its roots in catastrophe. As I write this review, I must also add that I read Earth in [...]

    5. Jerry Kimbro

      Worlds in Collison is an unusual and controversial book and has been since it was published in the 1950's, Velikovsky was one of the first to challenge mainstream scince with his controversal theories of Catastrophism- or the theory that the Earth has been affected in the past by sudden, short-lived, violent events, possibly worldwide in scope. Before that the theory was one of Uniformitarianism. This view holds that the present is the key to the past, and that all things continue as they were f [...]

    6. Mike (the Paladin)

      I was torn between 3 and 4 stars over this book. There is little chance that the scientific claims in this book will find anymore favor in the future than in the pastbut it's a good read. You may think it's tripe or you may say wow there could be something to this (though the scientific community would disagree with you) but whatever you think you'll find this an interesting even fascinating read. Like Chariots of the Gods you agree or not but the read's okay. The storm over this book was so gre [...]

    7. Douglas

      This was an interesting read. The idea that there were major catastrophic events that lead to many of the world myths is extremely fascinating. A lot of science has occurred in the sixty five or so years since the book was first written. It is a shame that there was not much, if any, efforts by the academic community to explore more these concepts. The authors citation methods make it hard to corroborate his sources and the author refers to texts that are no longer extant. All of this tends to m [...]

    8. Joy

      Velikovsky's first book demonstrates that neither Earth nor our solar system is permanently stable. Scientists of the 19th century found it reassuring to consider it so, and they overturned all then-current theories based on the evidence of upended geologic strata, impact craters and quick-frozen mammoths. Ancient descriptions of moving mountains were dismissed as exaggerations, and detailed astronomical records that don't match today's planetary movements were condemned as ignorant.Today, of co [...]

    9. Phred Padgett

      I first read an excerpt of this book in the Colliers magazine in 1949. It haunted me. Then, when we took Mark to WSU, there was the book in the bookshop! I bought it! His three major books put new light/ideas onto space, earth and history, making sense of the clues left from all ages. He was the first (NOT Carl Sagan!!) to predict Venus to be hot, in the age when we still believed it to be similar to earth. He shows reasons, through the myths and legends of ancient peoples who also tried to make [...]

    10. Charles

      the book is touted as nonfiction and it may have been written that way. But believe me, it's SF. First off, of course, the details of the book are just not true. There's no doubt that there have been planetary collisions in our solar system's history. That's how the solar system formed. But many of the more dramatic speculations are just wild. Still, the book is interesting and kind of a compelling read. It also, as I understand it, inspired the pretty good novels of "When Worlds Collide" and "A [...]

    11. Katrinka

      I'm giving this a high score for pure pleasure in reading, and in witnessing someone being able to draw together global mythologies into a coherent narrative. As for the science/actual believability of it all? No clue, and I'm a born skeptic– but I'll admit, it was a really fun read.

    12. Andreas Schmidt

      I don't think I need to examine all the material presented in the book. In brief: the author connects all the dots between the legends and myths, to describe the birth of Venus out of Jupiter's body, coming into collision with Mars and subsequently with Earth and Moon, thus modifying the orbits and tilting the Earth's axis. In all this, atmospheres of both Venus and Earth changed a bit (exchanging gasses), and Venus while still being a comet, poured "vermins" and "naphta" from the sky while on E [...]

    13. Xavier Alexandre

      The author posits that 2 of the main events in Jewish history, the Exodus and the end of the Israel Kingdom, were spurred by 2 comets, the first one then becoming Venus, and the second Mars These must have been the mothers of all comets. All this happening about 3500 and 2700 years ago. Among others, he also makes the claim that manna in the desert was the carbohydrate tail of above comet falling on the ground From an astronomic point of view, or even using pure logic, this is pure pseudoscience [...]

    14. Gwen Ives

      This is one of the most under-rated books on here because out of 5 stars it deserves 50 stars. The last rating here by Vishal below declares it a "science fiction", and clearly shows the vehement cognitive dissonance among most people, just out of shear fear of facing truth. And yet this book explains things that "standard theory" cannot possibly explain. It ties together history, with electrical theory, proven Birkeland currents, and accurate global view of all recorded histories tying together [...]

    15. Maciej Jurowczyk

      Interesting read, just to see why in 1950s and 60s it was such a controversy. Nice story but just that, even basic knowledge of history and science is enough to see lack of any serious scientific merit. Very dated as well but what to expect from a book published 70 years ago. With more literary treatment could work as sci-fi.

    16. Goran Šarac

      Don't read this book if your consciousness is still unbegun and in a deep state of mainstream hypnosis consisting of lie after lie after lie! But if you really want to understand grab it right away! Certainly a book full of insight!

    17. Lorenzo Molossi

      Mundos em Colisão de Immanuel Velikovsky é facilmente uma das melhores coisas que já aconteceram em papel (ou mesmo em papel digital). Sua revisão da história antiga através de mitologia comparada produz uma das teorias mais cativantes e esmagadoras sobre a mecânica celeste de todos os tempos, e tudo se encaixa lindamente. Como se este trabalho inovador e complexo por si só não fosse importante o suficiente, o que aconteceu após a publicação do livro foi ainda mais importante: ele fo [...]

    18. Ian Bar

      I thoroughly enjoyed reading this work by Velikovsky. His new paradigm for the changes in the layout of our solar system, which according to him took place very recently, I found intriguing. Velikovsky looked at ancient texts from 1400 BC and approximately 800 BC revealing observations of the celestial sky that demonstrated close contact with Venus and Mars. These close contacts Earth had with these two celestial bodies explains the catastrophes of not only what took place during the Exodus, but [...]

    19. Jarrell

      Mind=blown. Definitely not light reading, this is a potential game changer. I found it severely enlightening. Velikovsky presents us with the notion that, in aeons past, planets collided and came within the orbit of each other, which resulted in global catastrophes, metamorphoses, and phenomena, some of which we see the remnants of today. The information he highlights in this book he provides evidence for, by consistently verifying his points with biblical passages (now interpreted metaphoricall [...]

    20. Donna

      Immanuel Velikovsky is a physicist, and his writing talks about how certain biblical events happened in scientific terms, and what people of the day experienced as far as planetary movement, the planets Mars, Venus, and the Moon, and their elliptical orbits, and the formation of the current calendar. His books series a vast time period of planetary upheaval and earth related changes during those times--earthquakes, floods, asteroids hitting earth, solar flares, volcanic eruptions, and the fact t [...]

    21. Owen Spencer

      This is one of the best books I've ever read. Worlds in Collision has greatly changed (i.e improved) the way I think about and understand biblical prophecy, biblical language, ancient history, mythology, and astronomy. It is an utterly fascinating, compelling, and powerful work of scholarship. Worlds in Collision presents an unforgettable and brilliant synthesis of ideas and data from widely diverse disciplines. Even if some details are incorrect, the overall message remains potent. I applaud th [...]

    22. Yota

      There is plenty of "awkward" historical evidence supporting Velikovskian ideas which routinely get swept under the rug. Ancient astronomer-priests recording erratic movements of planets? No way, they were primitive half-monkeys who didn't know how to count days or use a fixed point of reference, such as a TREE!On the other hand, some of his other arguments are just embarrassing, particularly his reading of myths. Conflicts between imaginary characters are cited as evidence of planetary catastrop [...]

    23. Nancy Clark

      I just couldn't make myself finish this book---read a few chapters in though. I tried because I had such an interesting and enlightening 2 hr. conversation (really mostly listened and learned) with an unusually kind and patient couple that I had just met---a retired NASA space engineer and his wife who both had such a memory for details, a lot of which they had learned through reading Velikovsky. They really encouraged me to read him as well. I don't know if it's because I do most of my reading [...]

    24. Albert Meier

      The concept is fascinating: What if all the similarities in ancient tales are derived from specific cosmological events? It's an intriguing hypothesis and Velikovsky amasses mountains of anecdotal evidence to support his position. That being said, I'm not convinced. Among the ancient texts he used were the prophetic writing of the Old Testament (Isaiah, Amos, etc.). I'm familiar enough with these to be critical of his understanding and use of isolated passages. It makes me wonder if the other so [...]

    25. Geraldine Gomez Ruiz

      I remember reading this book in the 9th grade and not being able to put it down, I brought the book to school and read it between breaks in high school. It is an insightful book that helped me see the world's religions in an abstract manner. It made me see that there are more similarities opposed to differences between worldly religions. I read this book right after being George Carlin's number 1 fan (still am); I went from being a passionate atheist to a more understanding person as an agnostic [...]

    26. Andrew

      I read about this book in a copy of "Cosmos" magazine and thought "That title sounds familiar." on investigation I found it in my grandfather's bookcase. while the book at its release was surrounded by controversy, and presents a theory that is very hard to swallow, you have to respect the author for his creativity and sheer persistence. The hours that must have gone into researching and writing this book is astonishing. While the book is a bit of a slog to get through, I'm glad I read it, as it [...]

    27. Vrinda Pendred

      FASCINATING. And very convincinguntil the ending. I wish these writers wouldn't get so reductionist. There was so much evidence for his ideas up to that point. When it got into the angels bit, I just thoughtyou've lost me. There's no evidence for this. You're just trying to find a way to make every story fit into your theory. But what's wrong with saying once people moved beyond a certain point in time, they changed tracks and these other stories we have from that later period comes from somethi [...]

    28. David

      I noticed with interest recently that nomad planets are now thought by mainstream science to be quite numerous. Velikovsky's idea that Venus was ejected by Jupiter may be nonsense, but much of the rest of this work seems fairly coherent to me. Venus may have had an extremely high velocity and had a slight, skimming impact with Jupiter, or perhaps the entire idea is nonsense: I don't think it's possible to know for sure at the moment.

    29. David Barker

      Although I don't agree with everything Velikovsky wrote in this book, it is a real eye-opener in terms of awakening the world of science to some alternate possibilities for the way things might have happened. I found it engaging and very interesting. For those willing to consider a catastrophic approach to world history, rather than the very popular uniformitarian view, this book set the stage, and even though it was written many years ago, is well worth a read!

    30. Laurie Durgin

      Very interesting compilation of stories from around the world about 'space or catastrophic ' events especially for the time period However; he really does try to force everything into his theory to the point that it is obvious if you have read widely that he lost his objectivity if he had any when he started. Many things could tie together. but there are alternate explanations that are ignored

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