No Man's Lands in the Social Sciences

CANADIAN DISCOVERIES

Once I read a claim in a newspaper that we Canadians were slower and less inventive than other nations in research and finding new scientific or technical ideas. This seems untrue. Canadians are discoverers but the publishing industry’s firewalls often block such good ideas or intriguing subjects. By that attitude they keep losing readership and make the social media soar. It is hard to find publishers serving the advancement of sciences like archaeology, history or astronomy.

In 1984, a Canadian utilized the brain of an 89-year old lady living in Budapest to decipher the mysterious Yarmouth “Runic Stone” inscription in Nova Scotia. It is our first written record of Canada’s discovery by the Norsemen, often called Vikings. She, the designer of almost 150 crossword puzzles, turned the runic script upside down and read it from right to left as “[Eric]son has been at this place, too, with his com[panions].” The Transylvanian ‘Scythian Hun’ runes say in Hungarian, “[Erik]son járt e helyen [fon. ‘hejen’] is sok tár[sával].” Three newspapers published it but not in English or French. Two books, Atlantis: the seven seals (Vancouver, 1984) and Desert Island (1996), showed her decipherment.  Then she received a thank you letter from Canada’s ambassador to Hungary for her work. In the 1980s, the volumes of the Encyclopaedia Hungarica (Calgary) published this runic text of a Southerner called Tyrkir or Türker, foster father of Leif Ericson. The Magyars were called Turks in that century, a millennium ago. The old lady’s name was Szilva Lajosné [‘the wife of Louis Szilva’ in English], née Maria Irma Rabl, 1895-1994. She was my loving grandmother.

Mrs. Rabl had a hard life. During World War II, in 1945, thirty Soviet soldiers were stationing in her house. She had to cook for them, wash and mend their uniforms. One day a drunken soldier demanded fire from her husband. When he pulled out his lighter, the man thought it was a revolver and shot him in the elbow. She ran out and applied a twisted towel as a tourniquet. She saved his life but there were no surgeons so his arm had to be amputated. (There are urban legends about those soldiers – half of them were not Russians. They got a fish and kept it in a toilet bowl. One of them flushed it accidentally and the fish disappeared so the toilet was called “stealing machine.” They collected wristwatches, often had many of those on their arms. Another soldier got a bike but could not ride it. He punished it by his machine gun. They have never seen such machines before.)

The beautifully illustrated “Desert Island of Robinson Crusoe” or “Crusoe’s real island in Costa Rica” is based on Mr. Robinson’s true autobiography edited by Defoe. Its limited paperback version proves that his island still exists. Crusoe considered it his own property and Defoe agreed with him not to reveal its true location. The real topography of the island matches well with his description. His man-made cave is found between Chatham Bay and Wafer Bay, above the Villa de Beatriz on Cocos Island. Crusoe recorded a few words of his man Friday. You can find them in a Spanish-Térraba dictionary. Thus, Friday was the first cannibal that visited London in 1687, from the Térraba nation living in southern Costa Rica. Finally, if we study hundreds of old maps in northern Russia, we find that the detailed description of Mr. Robinson’s route in his Further Adventures is better than anyone else’s in those days, including ambassador Ides. (Crusoe travelled from Beijing to Arkhangelsk in 1703-4.) Thus, he must have been a real person.      

Thanks to the excellent library system of Canada, with interlibrary loans and helpful librarians from Victoria to Ottawa, one is able to become proficient in ancient history, too. We can learn that that Scottish chronicler John of Fordun (died c. 1384) has given the exact interval from the Exodus (of the Jewish and Irish-Scottish ancestors out of Egypt) to AD 839 when Kenneth MacAlpin destroyed the Picts. Another interval from the Exodus [1511 BC] to the tenth year of King Darius, in the Annals of Inisfallen, yields the same date. Interestingly, in the 41st year after the Exodus, we find a pair of eclipses, lunar and solar a fortnight apart. After forty years in the desert, the Israelites of Joshua had a long battle at Gibeon when the sun and the moon “stopped” on the sky, almost for – or on – the self-same day. Modern bible scholars claim that the Earth stopped rotating for a day. They are wrong: such common description refers to two eclipses. Indeed, the end of the lunar eclipse happened about 26 degrees above the horizon. The matching small solar eclipse took place near noon.

Many modern scholars claim that the ancestors of the Jews have never lived in Egypt. But if they did, their Exodus out of Egypt cannot be dated before the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II since a city named Ramesses is mentioned in the Old Testament during the days in question. Now, if such logic is correct, one may claim that St. Peter and Lenin were co-founders of St. Petersburg, a.k.a. Leningrad. 

Also, we may learn of the longest cover-up in human history. Someone invented about 2000 years ago that Jesus Christ was crucified on a Friday. Since then, all Christians echoed this without thinking, contradicting Jesus’ words. He was buried for three days and three nights as we read in Matthew 12:40, Mark 8:31, and Luke 24:13 and 21 but there were only two nights between Friday evening and Sunday morning, the Resurrection. He was crucified on Thursday, before a long weekend with two Sabbath days or holidays. The high holy Sabbath (the feast of Passover) began Thursday at sunset and fell on Friday, followed by a regular Sabbath. John (12:1 and 12-13) and Luke (14:1) support this: the religious assembly was on Sabbath (Saturday), one day before Palm Sunday. Six days after that dinner, the Passover took place on Friday. He was crucified on the day before Friday. The Jewish Thursday – from sundown of April 5 till sunset of April 6 – fell on Preparation Day. Passover was celebrated between the sunsets of April 6 and April 7. The Sky View Café software gives 22:06 on April 6, 30 CE for the moment of true full moon in Jerusalem’s local time.

Jesus died in AD 30, not in 33. The comet appearing for the three magi in the spring of 5 BC was recorded in the Far East as Hasegawa’s Catalogue of Ancient and Naked-eye Comets shows. John (2:20) dates the beginning of the temple’s construction 46 years before the Passover of AD 29 (or 28). Herod’s accession year started in the summer of 37 BC, and his first regnal year in the spring of 36 BC. Josephus wrote that Herod started to build the temple in his eighteenth regnal year, so the forty-six years are correct.

More search in Canada’s libraries and the Internet (www.skyviewcafe.com) let us learn that the Trojan War ended in 1182 BC. Rome’s foundation by Romulus took place in 745 BC, a few weeks before a solar eclipse. Romulus was conceived in the womb during an eclipse of the sun and he was eighteen at the foundation. He died in his 37th regnal year, during a third solar eclipse on 17 July 709 BC. Another hero of the ancient world was Hercules (1280-1228 BC). He was conceived during a solar eclipse at daybreak when Zeus extended the nuptial night of his parents in 1281 BC. At his age of eighteen, he was a member of the Argonautic expedition. Sailing by the islet of Anaphi, an eclipse of the sun scared them in September 1261 BC. They cried and offered sacrifices.

Herodotus recorded two solar eclipses during the Persian invasion of Greece. Xerxes has seen one in Sardis on 17 February 478 BC. He wintered in Thessaly. At the end of next summer, on 1 August 477 BC, the eclipse of Cleombrotus happened. Herodotus the liar is right and the proud historians are wrong. The battles of Thermopylae and Salamis took place in 478, not 480 BC. 

Our website named Correcting World History reveals a silenced alternative chronology based on astronomical dates. (If alternative lifestyle exists, so does an alternative universal history.) Official mainstream historians seem two centuries too low about the Amarna Age. They ignore that the sed-festivals in Egyptian records were celebrations of the rebirth of the sun and his mirror image the pharaoh. Thus, we can identify those eclipses in years 30, 34, and 37 of Pharaoh Amenophis III. In Year 5 of this Amenhotep III, Viceroy Merymose (Moses) had a victory at Ibhat or Ibhet in Nubia in 1563 BC, recorded in the Semna Inscription. Moses cured the snakebite of Gathel, ancestor of the Scots and Irish [Gaels] in that expedition. The name of Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, appears in Amarna letter EA296 as Yahtiru a few decades later. Deucalion’s flood and the three days of darkness in Exodus were caused by the cataclysmic Thera explosion.

Mainstream scholars assume that each old tree ring can be dated by the C-14 isotope and that the previous tree ring dies immediately after each year. Trees do not have brains so they cannot order their cells to die by December 31. The sap containing carbonates keeps circulating in the “dead” tree rings for decades or centuries, falsifying the scientific dates. Anchoring them to a floating tree ring chronology by “calibration” hocus-pocus does not help. Dendrochronology or tree ring dating is inferior to astronomical dating.

My first book of 1978 mentioned a local tradition that the burial place of Attila the Hun (391-453) was in a small island in the Danube at Moldova Veche. As the Carpathians are rising and the river is eroding its bed, the hill became more visible. It seems that his new wife (H)ildiko poisoned him on his nuptial night, probably by rat poison (Warfarin) that caused his bleeding. In 454, the battle of Nedao between his sons probably took place at the Nedava River in beautiful Croatia. In the chronicles about Attila, or the accounts of Abraham (born 1871 BC, contemporary with King Hammurabi a.k.a. Amraphel) and Sarai, a “year” apparently meant the interval between two equinoxes. Thus, the beautiful Sarai was not 90 but only 45 years old when she became pregnant for the first time, etc.

Mexico’s origins are the most interesting. The Toltecs recorded the “four ages of the world” from the total solar eclipse of 6 August 1240 BC to the one of March 30, AD 1131. During the latter, the Mexica newcomers, commonly called Aztecs, sacrificed thousands of Chichimecs in Tula to whom a little old woman gave banners. The lengths of the said four ages depicted in a Mexica codex have been misinterpreted: the larger, pineapple-like circles are intervals of 52 years, not 400 years. 

On the other hand, the Mexica recorded a total eclipse of the sun in a year 13-Reed [on August 31, AD 1011] when their “Fifth Sun” began in their ancestral land Aztlan [the Bahamas]. Then water covered most of the island for fifty-two years that made them quit in March 1064. They crossed over to Florida and migrated northwards, settling at the [Divine] Snake Hill, the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio. (Their seven caves still exist nearby.) They built that mound in 1066 for the honor of the great comet [Halley’s] assuming it was the soul of Quetzalcoatl. Their codices often depicted the comets as celestial serpents.      

Most Mexicanists ignore The Codex Chimalpopoca, translated by John Bierhorst. It has the most reliable chronology and gives a fix point: the Mexica cut off the ears of many Xochimilcans and showed the full bag to their king in 1243. The same event is depicted in the Codex Boturini that starts with AD 1064, a 1-Flint year. The Aztecs had two wars a hundred years apart (in 1247 and 1347), then Acamapichtli reigned from 1350 to 1403. The rest of their history is clear.     

But let us return to Canada. After the weird Meech Lake Accord days – “every Canadian is equal but some are more equal” we survived the 1995 Quebec Referendum. 50.58% of the voters rejected Quebec’s sovereignty. A few days later a top newspaper published the results broken down by ridings.  Being still furious for the artificially created panic about Canada’s end, I calculated curiously the ratio between the ‘yes’ and total number of valid votes in each riding. The result on my map was exciting: using the percentage closest to the two-thirds majority there was still a narrow corridor along the US border. It meant that the Maritimes would still be connected to the ROC (Rest Of Canada) and Quebec would not have a border with the US – a bad news for separatists.

I wrote a long paper for sixty selected very influential Canadians, parties, premiers, ministers and the media (Southam Inc.). The letters included my map showing in black, as the colour of mourning, the areas in central Quebec that could separate by the 67% rule. Two other maps (one from Andrees Handatlas, 1907, another from the National Atlas of Canada) illustrated that Quebec’s northern parts originally belonged to the Dominion of Canada.

Soon a federal minister then former P.M. Chrétien echoed my conclusions and suggested rule for separation. The newspapers published an excellent article of Conrad Black that was a watershed ending the panic and calming the country. He based his conclusions on my findings and added the principle, in his own words: If a country can be partitioned, then a province can be partitioned as well. A book of 2013 mentions “Stéphane Dion, who early on argued that if Canada can be partinioned, so can Quebec.” The fact is that the wording was used by Mr. Black first so he has the credit for it. Mr. Dion sent me a negative reply in 1995 against my suggestion. Ovide Mercredi was silent. The friendliest reaction was a three-page letter written by my favourite, Mr. Paul Martin then Minister of Finance. He always listened to the opinions of others.

We may say a last word about Canada’s electoral ridings. Our smart Prime Minister has discovered that if a country and a province can be divided, so can those. His team started to split conservative-heavy ridings into two. Eventually they may create 240 out of 120. This way a huge Tory victory looms with 240 small seats in Parliament on October 19. The opposition or ABC parties (i.e. Anything But Conservative) may get one single large seat representing the ROC, from coast to coast. Canada’s future is a function of His mercy.

 

                                                          Zoltan Andrew Simon (66)

                                                          72 Best Crescent, Red Deer, Alberta

                                                          zasimon@hotmail.com

HISTORY IN CRISIS: DEATH ON THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY

            The author is a humble amateur scholar, a Canadian Hungarian. During his research work of thirty-five years, since 1977, he has found that many of the human sciences have been built on a totally wrong foundation. The sciences of ancient history, archaeology and chronology – the latter does not even exist officially –, religion and part of literary criticism (autobiography) have been distorted by the mainstream scholars so extensively during the last two centuries that some areas of those sciences are at the verge of collapse. (The leaning tower of Pisa may come into your mind at this point.)

            Their basic confusion and the lack of correct directions are the direct consequence of prejudice, short-sightedness and lack of objectivity regarding the overall picture. The insufficient knowledge of geography and history of those authorities combined with their systematic disbelief in ancient records and traditions was a definite contributing factor to the fiasco and misguidance. In general, the majority of the previous scholars downplayed, despised and completely ignored the legends, religions, cultural traditions and scientific achievements of such major nations as Chinese, Jewish, Aztec, Toltec, Greek, Irish-Scottish and Norse, let alone the nations of the Near East, mainly Mesopotamia. Our ancestors, wherever your ancestors lived a few millennia ago, were much more intelligent than what you learn about them in the modern reference books of history and anthropology.

            Therefore, this paper is a respectful challenge of the present direction of the humanities that our mainstream scholars have inherited from their predecessors. It is written in a “telegram style” because printing is costly in every country. There are several complete studies available for publishers, with proper references and bibliography. The author contacted more than 2,450 editors, publishers, associations, and other authorities during the last decade. 

ABSTRACT:

Mankind’s knowledge about the universe and our world is usually divided into natural and human sciences. Both of these divisions include numerous independent sciences. Each of these normally has a clearly defined and quite rigid borderline. This means that professional scholars, in general, do not venture beyond their respective boundaries. For example, an average astronomer does not want to get involved in issues of cuneiform texts that belong to archaeology. Archaeologists do not dare to cross their border and discuss the magnitude of ancient solar eclipses or the value of Delta-T (a.k.a. clock-time error).

This cautious approach results in the formation of several "black holes" or "no man's lands" in the universal knowledge. Sometimes there is a kind of communication between the two groups of specialists or expert scholars. In this way, new interdisciplinary sciences have been born, like biochemistry or astrophysics. Nowadays the term "interdisciplinary studies" is often used by many people as an equivalent for "catastrophism" between history and astronomy. The author disagrees with such a restricted definition. He is certainly not a catastrophist and does not support Velikovskyism.

In the broader sense, the author is calling the world's attention to the problem of missing sciences. Sometimes legends, religions, and literary masterpieces are considered totally fictitious while a serious scholar could easily find good and valid scientific explanations for the formation of that belief, story, or tradition. The present author is using the question of Robinson Crusoe's adventures as the best illustration for such universal misunderstanding.

The author’s original research is the no man's land between ancient history, archaeology and astronomy. Imagine a triangle with these three disciplines at its points. This triangle is a simplified scheme because historiography, ancient legends and old traditions of many nations - related to ethnology and anthropology - have been involved as well. Let alone calendric studies about ancient nations. The no man's land could be called "chronology," a forgotten and quite ignored science. Since officially there is no "professor of chronology" in any country, the task was shifted to the shoulders of amateur scholars. One of them is the present author. A science cannot flourish without the work of paid professional scholars. The lack of chronology, resulting in lack of absolute dates in any culture, fettered the advancement of the neighbouring sciences: archaeology, history, astronomy, etc. The negative effect rippled over to physical scientific fields such as radiocarbon dating or dendrochronology.

 

SOME CONTROVERSIES IN THE HUMAN SCIENCES

            The modern scholars constructed their scientific palace on almost exclusively Egyptian foundations, despite of admitting the total lack of reliable astronomical records for Egyptian chronology. They claim is that their harmonized Egyptian-Assyrian chronology, based on list of kings and pharaohs, is scientifically acceptable. In reality, they are living in a wishful dream world that is neither logical nor scientific. Their solutions are very arbitrary. They are unable to place many events and evidence into a proper frame since they do not want to see a frame. Thus, hundreds of arguments, events, and data have been simply ignored by mainstream scholars. Whatever does not fit into their pre-fabricated conclusions and theories, those details have simply been silenced by their peer-reviewed publications and media. Their reasoning and approach is based on extrapolating procedures of the details, instead of realizing a larger frame.

            The backbone of history is chronology – a science that has no paid professional scholars. Now, how can you build a science and work on the advancement of the sciences without regular scholars of chronology, only by amateurs? It is impossible since no publisher wishes to rely on amateurs. So far no scientific publisher has realized this basic failure and controversy.

             In short, the majority of the modern scholars in critical areas of the humanities do not believe many of the achievements of the ancients. Whatever the experts do not understand today about the remote past they simply call “legendary”. This is a simplified or streamlining approach. To keep claiming that our ancestors two or five millennia ago must have been much more primitive than our last few generations is a very superficial conclusion.

            The first honorary recipient of one of the author’s books was President Reagan. (His secretary wrote me that the President liked his book.) It contained a chapter about the Transylvanian runic inscription of the Yarmouth Stone in Nova Scotia. The runic text of Tyrkir, Leif Ericson's "Southerner" foster father, reads from right to left: "[Erik]son have been at this place too, with many of his com[panions]". Canada’s ambassador to Hungary, Mr. Derek T. Fraser, sent a thank you letter to the decipherer lady who did the work in 1984, at age 89.

             The writer has an unpublished book manuscript proving that Robinson Crusoe was a real person. His island is still uninhabited, near Costa Rica. Even the few recorded words of his cannibal man Friday can be found in an old Spanish-Térraba dictionary. Prof. Thor Heyerdahl described Crusoe's cornfield exactly as the hero did in his autobiography by Defoe's edition. The extremely large number of B & W and colour illustrations would make it a bestseller book, the world’s most beautifully illustrated edition of Crusoe’s adventures. It would be a dream of ESL teachers and young readers in every country.

             The publishers were uninterested as well in the manuscript of a polyglot dictionary of 116 languages of the world, based on 555 words.

             Also, the revised chronologies of the ancient world are waiting for a publisher. It is proven that Rome was not founded in 753 but in 745 BC, based on three solar eclipse records during the life of Romulus who was born in 762 BC and died in 709 BC. Or, one of the fix points of Chinese history is 18 December 1119 BC when Wu Wang began his punishing expedition against the Shang Dynasty. Then, five years after an invisibility of the five planets (1035 BC), the pheasants and hares were scared by a major solar eclipse on 29 April 1030 BC in northern China. The Bamboo Annals tell that the sun rose twice in (Xin)Zheng during the first regnal year of King Yi: it rose for the second time about 2 p.m. on March 21, 926 BC, with a magnitude of 81.77%. Finally, a pair of lunar of solar eclipses took place in 776 BC, according to the Book of Odes. Although the solar eclipse was minor, the cyclic day of the record is matching.

             In the earliest Jewish records, one can fix the special days of Joshua when the Sun and Moon stopped on the sky during the battles of Joshua, due to a unique pair of solar and lunar eclipses two weeks apart. Centuries later, an invisible "angel was holding a sword in the sky" over Jerusalem that was actually a long, sword-shaped comet. For comparison, Daniel Defoe, in “A Journal of the Plague Year” (Paula R. Backscheider, editor, W. W. Norton & Company, New York and London, 1992: 22) wrote, “Here they told us, they saw a Flaming-Sword held in a Hand, coming out of a Cloud, with a Point hanging directly over the City” (London).

            Of course, the rare double eclipse of Joshua is well identifiable, just like the comet: the lunar eclipse took place over the Aijalon Valley (on the western horizon from Gibeon) while a minor solar eclipse in the middle of the sky, near noon. There were two weeks between them but both may have happened during the same battle or siege at Gibeon. It is better not to mention the year at this point because it would make many scholars of the low chronologies quite unhappy. Thus, the biblical wording is quite accurate regarding the Sun and the Moon that “stood still” almost on the selfsame day, instead of “almost for a full day.” Languages were much more primitive 3500 years ago. Also, they always have been dynamic and changing since the days of the Exodus. The expression “the Sun stopped on the sky” was often used for eclipses by European authors, even as late as c. 1600 CE.    

            Modern mainstream scholars place the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt under the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. In reality, the Pharaoh of the Exodus was Akhenaten. His widely accepted seventeen regnal years seem incorrect since an Amarna letter (from the town of Tunip) refers to Akhenaten’s silence of twenty years. Another Amarna letter (EA 296) mentions Yahtiru, high priest of Midian. The latter corresponds with Yethro, the priest of Midian, the father-in-law of Moses.

            The Egyptian, Greek, Jewish, Hittite, Assyrian and Irish genealogies support an astronomy-based long chronology. While the dominating modern theories of the mainstream authorities are usually based only on one or two astronomical fix points, the present author can demonstrate dozens of supporting astronomical data. Such reliable absolute dates come primarily from ancient observations of solar and lunar eclipses, or recorded planetary conjunctions. [Lately several scholars of radiocarbon dating and dendrochronology declared that the high chronology is harmonious with their results while the low or middle chronologies are not.]

            One is tempted to consider the destruction of Thera (Santorini) as the source of the ten plagues just before the Exodus out of Egypt, or, at least for some of them. It would be very logical except that the mainstream scholars – mainly geologists – find it too high to be associated with the Exodus if the latter was historical at all.

            Without discussing the Thera eruption and the consequent tsunami in the Eastern Mediterranean, there is another approach to fix the chronologies of the region. The skeleton is as follows:

(a)   The royal scribe Moses, recorded as Meri-mose in the Egyptian inscriptions, had a victory over the Nubians at Ibhet (or Ibhat) in Year 5 of Amenhotep III. The Internet shows several web sites about that conquest. One of the web sites is http://www.touregypt.net/merimose.htm which is harmonious with the details given by Josephus Flavius and the Old Testament. I.e., Moses married a Nubian princess after his victory, and after the Exodus some Israelites murmured against her.

(b)   About 35 years later, a few years after the death of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, the Exodus took place. Within a few months Moses met Yethro. The latter was high priest of the Midianites as supported by the letter EA 296. Yethro may have been ten or twenty years younger than Moses. There were plagues after the death of Amenhotep III roughly till the death of Tutankhamun, during the Amarna Age. More than ten years after the death of Tutankhamun a major solar eclipse was seen at Hattusha. The queen of the Hittites died due to that bad omen.

(c)    The Israelites settled in Heshbon, Aroer and the banks of the Arnon that all belonged to the Ammonites.  

(d)   Forty years after the Exodus the walls of Jericho collapsed and buried parts of the town in which the latest Egyptian scarabs bore the name of Amenhotep III. (Amenhotep IV = Akhenaten was a loser and he did not rule over that region.)

(e)   In the 41st year a rare and identified pair of (lunar and solar) eclipses took place at Gibeon, during the battles of Joshua.

(f)     The judge Jephthah – 300 years after the Israelites’ settlement at Heshbon, Aroer and the Arnon Valley mentioned above – defeats the Ammonites again.

(g)   King Solomon, in his fourth regnal year, begins the construction of the Temple in the 480th year after the Exodus.

(h)   The Hittite king Arnuwanda III, a contemporary of Pharaoh Merneptah, had troubles with the Greek (Achaean) ruler Attarshiyash, better known as King Acrisius of Argos. Acrisius was the fifth ancestor of Hercules. The latter was conceived in Alcmena’s womb during a solar eclipse at daybreak, on 14 April 1281 BC in Thebes.

               Mainstream scholars date the Amarna Age is dated around the mid-14th century BC. Hendrik J. Bruins and Johannes van der Plicht (“Tell es-Sultan (Jericho): Radiocarbon Results…” (1995) wrote, “Calibration of the above Jericho dates is a bit premature, because several groups are currently testing the accuracy of both the 1986 and 1993 calibration curves. Nevertheless, preliminary calibration results are presented for comparison, based on 4 different calibration curves and 3 different computer programs. Wiggles in the calibration curves translate the precise BP dates into rather wide ranges in historical years. The final destruction of MBA [Middle Bronze Age] Jericho occurred during the late 17th or the 16th century BC.” 

            

            The present author was lucky enough to find the exact day of the "legendary Fifth Sun" of the Mexicans on a "4-Earthquake" day. (The Aztecs began their days at noon. They introduced the intercalary days only a few decades before the fall of their empire.) It is easy to demonstrate that the Aztecs left their homeland (Aztlan, now Grand Bahama Island) in 1064. They spent 28 years (1065-1092) at the "Great Serpent Mound" in Ohio, etc.

            Summarizing the conflict and the present crisis in the human sciences, we can describe the approach of the mainstream scholars as follows. Aztlan was a legendary island; the Aztec and Toltec “suns” or ages are pure legends; Vinland of the Norse sagas was only legendary; the Norsemen may have reached America but had no means to return [note: these scholars perhaps did not know of the Gulf Stream]; the Yarmouth Stone is a freak of nature; the Yale Vinland Map is a fake; King Arthur was fictitious; the travels of St Brendan are fictitious; the legend of the “Island of Seven Cities” is unscientific; the ancient Jewish traditions – that ended up in the Old Testament – are unreliable fiction; the patriarchs from Abraham to Moses were invented; the Exodus of the Israelites took place between 1200 and 1100 BC; the events and emperors in the ancient Chinese classics are legendary before the Zhou Dynasty and they are reliable only after the 8th century BC; the solar eclipse of Hsi and Ho is legendary only; the foundation of Rome – like Romulus and Remus – was legendary because the twin babies could not have been suckled by a female wolf; there was no Troy or Trojan War at all and the poet Homer was a liar; the Odyssey is totally fictitious; Hercules was a legendary hero only;  the voyage of the Argonauts was fictitious; the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis took place in 480 BC, Herodotus was a liar or teller of fancy stories; there is a scientific fault line (through Greece) in the radiocarbon data between Europe and the ancient Near East; the Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was pure fiction – the first English novel – written by Defoe, based on his interview with Alexander Selkirk.

            On the other hand, in our opinion, the correct situation is as follows: Aztlan was Grand Bahama Island where the Fifth Sun was the Sun’s rebirth after a total eclipse; The Aztec and Toltec “Suns” were real ages in two different accounts and locations (in the Bahamas and Mexico); the northern promontory of Vinland was found and excavated by Prof. Helge Ingstad; the Norse sagas were true; Tyrkir’s runic inscription on the Yarmouth Stone is the earliest surviving Hungarian script (from America, not from Europe!); the name of King Arthur and his death was recorded in the nearly contemporary British Easter Annals; St Brendan’s expedition may have reached the Bahamas and made a drawing depicting the Great Inagua Island’s shoreline; The Island of the Seven Cities was Aztlan in the Bahamas where some Portuguese refugees, fled from the Moors, settled in seven towns.

            The Jewish traditions are correct, forming the most reliable and unbroken historical and genealogical data for ancient times; the Exodus took place under Pharaoh Akhenaten; the Xia and Shang dynasties are historical and datable by early Chinese astronomical records; the recorded eclipse of Hsi and Ho was real and took place on October 22, 2137 BC; Romulus and the foundation of the City are securely datable by three eclipses; “female wolf” [like the names Lupe or Lupita] was the name of a woman who suckled Romulus and Remus.

            Troy and the Trojan War are real history; the tenth year of its siege was dated by a pair of solar and lunar eclipses in 1183 BC; Homer knew many details of the Trojan War from early Greek inscriptions; most of the Odyssey is true, so the return of Odysseus provides the firmest historical date due to a total solar eclipse at Ithaca in 1178 BC; Hercules, a historical person, was born in 1280 BC a few months after a major eclipse at daybreak when Zeus extended the nuptial night of Alcmena; the voyage of the Argonauts took place in 1261 BC, fixed by a Greek and a Persian eclipse record; the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis took place in 478 BC (and not in 480) that is matching with the two solar eclipse reports of Herodotus; the radiocarbon fault line is totally unscientific, caused by an error of about 150 years in the traditional Egyptian chronology in the days of the Exodus. Finally, the story of Robinson Crusoe has nothing to do with Selkirk. It is Robinson-Kreutznaer’s true autobiography, only edited by Defoe. The story took place on Cocos Island that is an uninhabited Island of Costa Rica.

            One can see without much difficulty how a few missing interdisciplinary sciences have a cumulative negative effect on the advancement of the human sciences. The domino effects are enormous, even if we reduce our scope to the formation of religions. Simply, the modern authorities always believed that every truth recorded by the ancients was only a myth. Mankind has lost its previous ability to separate truth from fiction. The consequences are tragic on the long run. Humanists universally have lost their compass showing the true north. Worse, all these intriguing issues are interdisciplinary and do not belong to anyone's job description – just like the solution of a global financial and economical crisis.     

            Many of the world’s book publishers form a barrier between useful news and the universal readership. (One can understand why so many publishers disappear because they fail to serve the readership.) None of them showed interest even to read the author’s manuscripts. During the last decade he contacted by his cover letters 2,450 editors or publishers worldwide, some of them twice. What he is trying to tell you that there is a huge and wonderful other world beyond our dull dogmas in every science, or between those fields. One may call the title of his book “Death on the Communications Superhighway in No Man’s Land.”

            You may suggest that the author should submit these articles to a publisher specialized in such fields but there is no such publisher or editor. The problems are usually shifted to another publisher and another science – that simply do not yet exist. The few publishers that try to cover the ignored area of archaeoastronomy do not seem to get enough funds that would enable them to survive. So far, during the last decade, the author submitted detailed cover letters to 2,450 editors, publishers and scholarly authorities of the world, without much result: the offered manuscripts did not belong to their publishing plans or profiles.

            Of course, the present writer would be willing and glad to participate in an open round-table debate on television. (Immanuel Velikovsky was part of such open discussion as well. He was – rightfully – defeated but his theory and lay followers seem to be stronger than ever.) 

            Our point and main argument is expressed vividly in the words of the great Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen, “The history of the human race is a continuous struggle from darkness toward light. It is therefore of no purpose to discuss the use of knowledge; man wants to know and when he ceases to do so he is no longer man.”

           

An errant world - The third side of the coin

THE LIE COMMONLY AGREED UPON
 
 
TIME's recent article about the two different truths in politics, with the related Editor's Desk, were extremely valuable. Truth and lies are inseparable from each other, just like light and shadow. But there is a narrow grey area between them.
 
We are living in an age when truth has become irrelevant. In politics, business, or advertising often the smarter "white lies" succeed. Men want to compete and fight. The victory itself is more important than a boring truth.
 
The readers may like my true story about a rolling Canadian penny or American cent. Decades ago I accidentally dropped it in my living room. The coin rolled over to the perfectly smooth kitchen floor, slowing down gradually. Finally it stopped and stayed immobile in an upright position. I could not believe my eyes. On that day I learned that the third side of the coin had more than zero chance.
 
Truth is part of nature, independent from humans. It does exist even if 99.9% of mankind ignores it. For example, millions of people heard about the biblical "miracle" during Joshua's wars when the sun and moon stopped on the sky for a day. Here the financial interests of two camps with opposite beliefs are the main factors, not the truth. They try to dominate each other. The minority alleges that Earth stopped rotating on that day. The majority of experts claims that all Hebrew traditions have zero historical value and such leader simply did not exist. Perhaps in the year 2112 every history book would agree that the record refers to a pair of eclipses two weeks apart: a solar eclipse near noon and a lunar one near the western horizon. Similarly, those books would mention as obvious that the sed-festival records of the ancient Egyptians referred to the rejuvenation of any pharaoh by the sun's "rebirth" after eclipses.
 
The authobiography of Robinson Crusoe, edited by Defoe, takes us to a still uninhabited Costa Rican island - not to Chile. Thor Heyerdahl's expedition found there Crusoe's wild cornfield at an apparent cave. Both described its size and location by almost the same words. The few native words of his true man, the cannibal Friday, were found in an old Spanish-Terraba dictionary. Yet, mankind insists that his adventures were pure fiction, the first English novel. The explanation: if a lady reads the story of such handyman that survived endless difficulties while colonized an island, she may set Crusoe as an role model for her husband - who is unable to peel a potato. Thus, men universally agreed that such hero or superman could not have existed. (Since 2002 I sent the outlines of my several book manuscripts to over 2,450
editors and publishers of the world - none seemed interested to read any of them, although one of them published my work on ancient China in 2007.)
 
Voltaire's words are still valid: "History is the lie commonly agreed upon." We know that 40 light years away there is a planet and one-third of its mass is diamond. On the other hand, we are unwilling to understand key elements of our real history on Earth. Our children that spend 12 hours with their computer games and smart phones would have even less practical knowledge. Their dream world is a far cry from reality or the hard life of the honest Crusoe.
 
Returning to politics, the rule of the coin's third side may exist there, too. One day a perfect independent politician may get elected president or prime minister that does not belong to the two largest parties.
 
 
Written by Zoltan Andrew SIMON (63)
E-mail: zasimon@hotmail.com
 
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