Skip to comments.The End of Eden: The Comet That Changed Civilization
Posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:23 PM PDT by doug from upland
Review Allen West, coauthor of The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes : Graham Phillips argues persuasively that Earth encountered a massive comet 3,500 years ago around the time of the Exodus from Egypt. The object appeared twenty times larger than the full moon and was by far the largest comet sighting ever recorded by ancient historians. The worldwide consequences for mankind were devastating. Our own scientific research confirms that the authors theory is completely credible.
Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, authors of The Templar Revelation and The Sion Revelation : an extraordinary tour de force . . .
Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, authors of The Templar Revelation and The Sion Revelation : In an extraordinary tour de force, Graham Phillips pinpoints a major mystery with important implications for our understanding of the remote past and the origins of ancient religion. Painstakingly researched and soberly presented--but never less than eminently readable--this book provides an answer so explosive that it should instantly ensure itself a place among the great revelations of history.
Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider and Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History : This is a very exciting and important book, which suggests a highly plausible reason why organized cruelty seems to have come into the world at a surprisingly late date. I believe Graham Phillipss ideas are going to cause widespread controversy.
Book Description Presents compelling evidence that civilizations worldwide became warlike and monotheistic after Earth passed through the tail of a comet in 1500 B.C.
Explores the violent effect of debris from comet 12P/Pons-Brooks on peaceful cultures such as the Olmec of Mexico and the Megalithic people who built Stonehenge
Shows how this comets appearance was taken as a significant religious event that still has repercussions today
In the year 2024, the comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is due to pass near Earth again for the first time in 3,500 years. In 1500 B.C., Earth passed through this comets tail, and in the decade following, cultures the world over began to exhibit significant aggressive tendencies. Civilizations in India, the Middle East, China, Japan, Europe, and Central America suddenly abandoned their peaceful ways and devoted themselves with uncharacteristic fervor to making war on their neighbors and fighting among themselves.
But this was not the only effect that is linked to this celestial event. Sudden outbreaks of monotheism--the worship of a single god, and a new idea at the time--occurred simultaneously in locales spread widely throughout the world. Most of these monotheistic religions represented their god symbolically as a circle with a series of lines extending below--resembling a simple drawing of a comet.
In The End of Eden, Graham Phillips chronicles the sudden shifts in social demeanor and religious philosophy that swept the world in the wake of 12P/Pons-Brooks. He argues that there is no other explanation for these changes other than the presence of this massive comet in the skies above Earth. He contends that debris in the comets tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior, and that after little more than a decade, worldwide hostility abruptly abated. He also explores how the appearance of a celestial body that outshone the moon would have been interpreted as a significant religious event--the premier appearance of a powerful new god to supplant the deities previously worshipped around the world.
Thought I was listening to Graham Hancock at first. Graham Phillips is in a good pocket of investigation of off-beat, nearly unprovable hypotheses. He makes the short list.
Ugghhh. You're killing me. FR is one of the few sites that aren't blocked at work so I can't look up the quote. Pleeease tell me what movie that's from.
Yes. I forget, but it is a hormone or neurotransmitter. Eating or breathing it wouldn't do anything but it is worth thinking about these things because obviously our ancestors were doing something back then and we don't have much of a clue what.
"There may be veiled references to comets in the biblical narrative, leading to the possibility that the Santorini eruption itself may have been triggered by a bolide (comet or asteroid) impact. David Levy, co-discoverer of the comet that bears his and Jean Shoemaker's names, has argued that the description of the angel of the Lord in the sky over Jerusalem with a drawn sword (1 Chronicles 21) could be a reference to a comet."
"The Angel of the Lord was, of course, also present at the Exodus, as it was traveling in front of Israel's army. Further, there are indications that as the Israelites left Egypt, the night was as bright as midday.
“Pons described it as a small, ill-defined nebulosity...”
Sorta like Democrats?
I posted over on the thread
The Cold Snap That Civilised The World
some evidence for some chevron dunes associated with a comet strike off madagascar about 5000 years ago.
That's me---always trying to lead folks astray.
Would've got my attention, that's for sure.
That was my question. It seems so counter-intuitive that I would like to see the evidence. Frankly, my own opinion is that killing technology just got better, and mankind enthusiatically adopted the new methods.
"DAHdee would have got us Uzis !"
(Full disclosure: I've actually spoken to Miss Maroney) ;-D
“Night of the Comet”, of course. ;-) ‘80s cult classic.
Night of the Comet, of course. ;-) 80s cult classic.
Interesting how there is never a bunch of stinking bodies left around in a movie like this.
And, of course, the HST watched the fragmented SL-9 disrupting Jupiter's atmosphere as it fell into the planet.
I think the Discovery Channel just had a Tunguska piece, and one of the 160+ theories was that it was a "dead" comet that exploded over Siberia.
So, maybe 12P/Pons-Brooks "died", and for all practical purposes, became a 'roid with a large orbit?
I read the Skiffy usenet group, and they were really going after the latest incarnation of "Flash Gordon" on the production details.
(Then they started in on the writing, acting, etc.)
Noooooooo (deep breath) ooooooooooo!
Now I’m skert. I need an anti-zombie kitty defense system!
Betcha that’d get zombie kitty real good!
I have plenty ammo for invasions by commie bastages, heathen hoards, and the ol’ Genghis Khan, just in case the some secret lab is working at reborning that particular Mongol.
If I don’t want to dip into stock reserved for those particulars, I need to expand capacity a little bit.