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.