Science versus Religion (cont.)
By Harry Sivertsen & Steve Redman
Demonstrating close observation of the skies since the end of the last Ice Age we here relate a little of what constituted the flood story.
It was noticed that the whole of the cosmos appeared to rotate around a specific point in the sky, the northern end of the axis of the universe. The closest to this point was a particular star which [as we know today] got no closer than circa 4.7 degrees. This was Vega in the northern celestial hemisphere. Opposite this star in the southern skies, at the other end of the imaginary axis in the cosmos, was a similar situation, however, the star there, Canopus, was further from the southern imaginary axis endpoint; here we find a bright light in the sky that circles 7-8 degrees from the axis end or due south.
The northernmost of these stars, when seen in position at end of the universal axis, became the seat of creation, the home of the creator Brahma as all revolved around the creator. From this north polar position Brahma controlled the strings of all the stars and planets, keeping them in their allotted positions. Brahma in that polar position was recognised as the pole star.
Then, shortly after 12200BC both the north polar star Vega and its counterpart in the south, Canopus, started moving away from their allotted positions. Simultaneously the sea level rose; the further away from the ends of this axis moved the stars the higher rose the waters. These stars had been direction giving entities for hundreds of years and now they were moving, the heavens were not quite so stable after all. Something was wrong, the creator had moved out of position or the whole universe had moved as surely the creator would stay in position? The stars were no longer linked to the central point as the guiding star of the extreme northern skies was no longer in place relative to the remainder of the universe the invisible strings that held all together were broken. Not only that, but the Earth was no longer the stable place it once was as coastal flooding was now the norm. Something must have gone wrong for Brahma to allow this destruction to happen.
This flooding coupled with the loss of pole stars continued for many years and records were kept of the movements of the heavens. As time was denoted by the movements of the sun, moon and stars the years were counted. People were flooded out of their homelands and one particular group who had observed the movements of both stars from their vantage point on the equator at Sundaland, [South Malaysia] eventually found themselves in Northwest India in what is now Pakistan at Merhgarh. Other groups from coastal regions adjacent to Sundaland moved northwards to China and adjacent regions.
After many years another star came to replace the closely circling northern light, although this did not happen to the south. By 8100BC, 3600 years after the loss of Vega, the star Tau Hercules of the constellation Hercules was very close to the polar position, in fact within three degrees or in terms of time, 500 years and the skies were steady once more.