Links to a discussion originally appended to another
article--Comet Trails...--from ~1988:
Part A: The potential problem with any research
paradigm is the radical premise upon which it builds. If
this footing slips the foundation crumbles, and an
edifice of thought construct comes tumbling down. Sir
Charles Lyell, like his philosophical model James Hutton,
simply could not conceive of ...
Part B: Franz Xavier Kugler (1862-1929), a Jesuit
priest who devoted much of his life to the study of
cuneiform astronomical texts, ultimately reached the
conclusion that most of these ancient tablets reflected
actual observations and were not, as many other
philologists had adduced, nonsensical.
Part C: "The Chinese Classics"
(1960 ed.), translated by James Legge, are an excellent
source of astro-myth, particularly volumes III and IV
(The Shoo King and The She King). Though Legge's
translation of these ancient texts is biased toward a
gradualist interpretation, his notes are copious and the
Part D: Interestingly: "A curious phenomenon
occurred at the farm of Balvullich, on the estate of Ord,
occupied by Mr. Moffat, on the evening of Monday last.
Immediately after one of the loudest peals of thunder
heard there, a large and irregular-shaped mass of ice,
reckoned to be nearly ...
An 1885 book by H. C. Mercer that investigates
the authenticity of the carving on the above gorget.
An investigation of the root tap and
words derived from it which may be associated with describing
comets and impact events:
Accounts of small, apparent impact events, which caused a
fire but little if any blast damage:
This observation taken from the writings of G.J.N. Wilson (The
Early History of Jackson County Georgia, 1914, pp.
188-193, W.E. White editor) gives a remarkable account of a
Native American Stonehenge-like construction as well as a
description of the type conditions which prompted a gathering:
For those who enjoy a challenge:
An ongoing discussion of issues related to this
broadening area of research:
The earliest known symbol, and its migration; with
observations on the migration of certain industries in
prehistoric times. By Thomas Wilson, (1894) Curator, Department
of Prehistoric Anthropology, U.S. National Museum.
The Sibylline Oracles (Books III-V) as translated by
H. N. Bate (1918):
A history of the Dragon in China and Japan, by M. W.
de Visser (1913):