Science versus Religion (cont.)
By Harry Sivertsen & Steve Redman
Deluge:From Genesis to Atlantis
In this book the flood evaluation seen above is relayed with, of course far more detail than is seen here. The works commences with a brief overview which leads to an examination of the arguments that ensued with the onset of the discipline of geology and the realisation that in fact the Earth is very old. From there it moves to the 'Mountains of Ararat’ and eventually after revealing [and refuting] the ideas of some others arrives at the object of the tale in Genesis, the Ark of Noah. This is a geological anomaly at what is now known as Durupinar in Turkey at the precise location recorded in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
But there was a second Ark, the Ark of the Covenant. This is connected to the tale as much revolves around information hidden by the use of numbers and measures and here it is revealed that the same cubit value applied to Noah’s vessel was in use for this Ark. A smaller derived unit applied to the Tabernacle and moving from there to Solomon’s Temple it is seen that this smaller unit applied to all except the Temple surrounds and the mysterious Oblation to the Lord. The measurement values are explained in the text.
This oddity, the Oblation to the Lord, this allocation of a large tract of land is in fact quite informative as numerically, as indicated by its dimensions, it is a representation of the Ark of Noah. Here we have an explanation for Ark representations, paintings and carvings, being of a boat shape with what cannot be described as anything else but a stone built temple aboard. The oblation, the grossly oversized Ark depiction contained Jerusalem, itself a representation of Earth and its attendant temple. There are hints in the descriptions of this temple that much is of an astronomical nature and as seen above, this is correct.
The measures seen here were originally developed from Biblical texts…purely as an exercise in possibilities. It emerges that they are correct, they link to numerous other unit values as discovered by Michell and in fact were utilised by the designers of religious buildings in mediaeval times in Europe. In fact surveys of such structures seen in Measurements of the Gods confirmed the validity of the assessment.
Deluge develops its themes over a number of chapters and includes some Indian astronomy and a completely new and verifiable interpretation of the India yugas; traditionally vast time periods of many millions of years. The concept was based upon a lunar construct. These values then link to the pole star periods seen in earlier chapters. The dating seen here is confirmed via Indian descriptions of climatic events that are recorded in ice cores and well documented. Hence not only dating but the whole interpretation of the yugas is confirmed and indeed the ability to record accurate observational astronomy in the distant past.
A number of concepts of creation are included such as those from China, Mesopotamia and Egypt for comparison to the Biblical and Indian interpretations. It is noted that once more there are a number of values associated with lunar counts…as indeed can be seen in the Genesis flood tale where Noah was afloat for a synodic year…a lunar period.
A chapter dealing primarily with Biblical verses from the Books of Daniel and Revelations is quite revealing as here we see that the whole pole star sequence was understood, not the timing between all the stars, but nevertheless, while this period was a canonical 3600 years it is seen that after the demise of Polaris a shorter period ensues to the next star. We also show why the concept of the Number of the Beast is erroneous. The operative value here is 36 which is the last to count to reach 666. The punctuation in the King James Version of the Bible is clear in this respect and the triple value does not apply to the number of the beast. This 'beast’ is the flood period, devised because the seas had ceased rising and an evil was still required to explain when a pole star was misplaced. Much of Revelations in fact revolves around the demise and reinstatement of a pole star.
Plato’s Atlantis is seen for what it is, a replication of the same story with his 'Beyond the pillars of Hercules’ being a reference not to a location but to a time, a time before 7600BC, a time when Vega had moved out of place and Tau Hercules had yet to take position as pole star. Here there is much detail that irrefutably confirms the evaluation.
In essence, this book reveals the truth behind the mysteries of both the flood recorded in the religious annals and Plato’s tale of Atlantis. The work reveals that this is a cyclic situation and three floods are mentioned in Genesis but the sequence and allegory has to be understood before these are comprehended. The imaginative 'Father of Western Philosophy’, Plato was giving an historical astronomy lesson in his Atlantis story. There is a great deal of other directly related information revealed via the investigations seen in the 500+ page work, but in a nutshell this is Deluge:From Genesis to Atlantis.
As observational astronomy has been seen to have been a reality in the distant past with written records of events in the 7th millennium BC [in Mahabharata] and correlations in myth that show the skies were closely watched circa 12-13000BC, what else is there to be derived from these distant epochs?