On Friday, I stepped outside for a break and encountered a co-worker scowling upward at the dark clouds overhead and the light sprinkling.
He looked at me. “What’s this shit, huh? The weather service said it was supposed to be clear and sunny!”
“I don’t know.” I shrugged. “Maybe that’s why they call meteorology a science.”
He responded with a disgusted grunt and turned back to the dark clouds. “More like Scientology.”
I wonder if he meant it was more like a religion… or… ?
Several years ago, Alfred de Grazia attended yet another Velikovsky symposium and looked around. There were few faces that he recognized and those faces were now spouting a different mantra.
It had seemed to him that all the people brought together by Immanuel Velikovsky had spun-off in their own directions since Velikovsky’s passing. They had each taken their own slant on Immanuel’s work and run with it.
After the symposium, De Grazia said he felt like the man alone in the wilderness: there was no one there who still followed what Velikovsky had said. They called it a Velikovsky symposium but there was really very little of the old man remaining.
Hence, De Grazia styles himself “the Last Velikovskian standing”.
Actually, that makes two of us.
Though it has become quite fashionable to knock Velikovsky’s thesis, I find it still works for me. Perhaps not all the details but most of them as well as the broadstrokes. Both his history and the cosmology. All the researches I had previously done find so many answers in his works.
Dwardu Cardona wrote about the Saturnian cosmology theory and said it answers all the questions from the past. Funny, I read it and came away with more questions than when I started.
So, call me crazy, but that’s the sort of science / fantasy world I live in.