Historical Revision – Saturn Reconstruction and other Heresies

Just started studying Jno Cook’s large e-book “Recovering The Lost World” and make one initial point: the author has basically accepted a catastrophic understanding of the past, but seems not to have realised that the current geological time-scale and the related model of biological evolution, neodarwinism, remain steadfastly uniformitarian or non catastrophic.

While the author is an electrical engineer, and hence familiar with the physics of electric plasma, I suspect his understanding of geology remains incomplete but I do note that he identified the logical fallacy of arguing the consequent as a dominant habit in geological thought, as well as in some other disciplines.

(This is basically arguing that because water is flowing down a river and rearranging the sediments within the channel, and eroding older deposits of the water course, that this water flow also excavated the original channel along which it presently flows).

He’s also familiar with the Velikovsky Affair and the personalities involved, right to the present, and I have similar sentiments.

Presently I’m sort of flitting through his work, all 1700 or so pages of it, and the deluge of references and url’s, while saving me a lot of repetition, will take some time to digest. I’ve also discovered Cook has identified Julian Jaynes’ work.

However the only flaw in his theory is the process of force-fitting catastrophic memes onto a uniformitarian chronology, the present geological standard model. The other problem is proposing a ‘Saturnian’ chronology back into the Cambrian on the basis of human mythology that, in terms of the standard model, could only have been conceived of during the last 100,000 years. (Update: How could anyone know of Cambrian phenomena if they were never present in the first place at those times).

One thing I don’t share with Jno Cook is his certainty that his reconstruction of human history is correct, and that’s because as a recently retired exploration geologist, I’ve had too many experiences of having theories (mineral exploration targets) falisified by subsequent drilling tests. Mind you I have had a few successes as well, but you very quickly learn not to become too attached to cherished hypotheses.

More on this in later posts.

Main Site: http://saturniancosmology.org

Update 2: The author explicitly states that he set out to fit the mythological data to an established chronology; but it’s the established chronology that is the problem.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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One Response to Historical Revision – Saturn Reconstruction and other Heresies

  1. andrewfitts says:

    Glad to know that Jno Cook’s work is getting some attention. It is a lot to digest. In reading his opus, I’ve had many ‘aha’ moments along the way. The upcoming Toronto conference May 16-19, 2016 will finally give him some exposure and a chance for some valuable peer review.


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