The whole point is to find truth, whatever that may be and how ever strange it may seem. Schoch takes a slightly different route than I do focusing on geological evidence and solar outbursts but we reach similar overall conclusions because we are analyzing many of the same facts. It is a history lesson and a warning. That said his warnings about solar radiation, corona mass ejections, magnetic fields and such are valid in my opinion. There were a few interesting new details about an underground city I hadn't read about before, but ultimately the book suffers from that same disconnected and rambling writ The title promises more than it delivers. I have had numerous articles published in academic journals and popular magazines. User Review - This book is a great read.
This was a great idea for a book and it's too bad that Mr. Schoch and John Anthony West and they truly inspired me to really think about our past. Some opponents apparently fear a shifting paradigm and loss of research funds , and thus are even resistant to data based on professional detection equipment. It is healthy and an uplifting finish to this two-horse ride, to present a vision in which we have the capability of rolling with the punches that the cosmos might deliver in future. Topics discussed include: global warming and climate change, the ice age, evolution, astronomy, cosmoclimatology, solar and plasma outbursts, ancient Egypt, Easter Island, Göbekli Tepe, megalithic monuments, the Biblical flood, Atlantis and lost civilizations, apocalyptic myths and legends, Quantum physics, and 2012. Dr Schoch continues to ask the important questions of who were we at the end of the last ice age and what caused the ice age to end. A great addition to my library.
I just wish that I coul I started out reading this book sceptically, but as it turned out, it was quite interesting and now I'm thinking, yeah, I can see how it may be the way the author speculates in the book. Even a casual tourist will see how wrong standard academic theories are currently. I have stood in front of the moais on Easter Island and read many books on it's history and it never occurred to me to question the timeline. I gave the book 3 stars for its entertainment value and docked it two for not staying on point. His book is full of personal experiences written in an easily digestible fashion. Moreover, he makes this sometimes esoteric science very accessible for the average reader. Forgotten Civilization distills all that has happened since into a simple conclusion: that solar activity ended the last cycle of high culture and may destroy ours in turn.
Heated discussions of such basic issues as fundamental principles, terminology, definitions, and classifications continue to pervade the stratigraphic community. Schoch decided not to write it. I have also written forewords for various books and had my work included in anthologies. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Weaving together a new view of the origins of civilization, the truths behind ancient wisdom, and the dynamics of the planet we live on, Schoch maintains we must heed the megalithic warning of the past and collectively prepare for future events. Schoch reveals scientific evidence that shows how history could repeat itself with a coronal mass ejection powerful enough to devastate modern society.
But I hadn't spoken to him, nor had our paths crossed, since my little news item appeared in print back in the early 90s. That being said, When I got this book from the library to read, I was hoping for an interesting scientific read and was sadly let down. I am not convinced but it certainly is a topic worth studying and pondering. Forgotten Civilization distills all that has happened since into a simple conclusion: that solar activity ended the last cycle of high culture and may destroy ours in turn. I have to reveal something: I'm possessed by the Egyptian Sphinx. Having some artistic training myself and having seen more detailed photos of the Easter-Island carvings, I do not agree that the shapes of the rongorongo figures can be as clearly associated with these plasma instabilities described by Peratt.
It gave me many things to think about. All photographs and text posted to it, unless otherwise specified, are the copyrighted property of Robert M. Fascinating Read The unraveling of the mystery of the impact that solar flare activity has on the evolution of human consciousness and the planetary forces that shape and control climate; a thoroughly researched theory that is quite riveting in its detail. Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fourth Edition, offers the basic principles necessary to understand and address these multi-faceted and often very complex current environmental concerns. This book was to satisfy my thirst for unexplained phenomena, but unfortunately most of what was discussed in this book was the same ole same ole of alternative archeology: the pyramid is older than mainstream believes; there were giants and we have the evidence in Easter Island, etc. The scientific community should proud of their coworker.
One point that is so true, is that money, power, prestige, tenure and grants really do influence science. He can make great sense one moment and then dive off the reality board into telepathy, psychokinesis, retrocausality, and other dubious topics. In contrast Schoch offers up the possibility of psychokinetic feats. That personal quibble aside, the author's balancing act is well carried off on the whole. Forgotten Civilization is a very well written book that not only reflects an excellent scientific research into the origins of civilization but also is highly entertaining and most enjoyable to read.
Schoch is a typical amongst others enamored in pseudoscience. But I have to admit that it is only halfway through the book that I started to warmup to the idea. I guess I rated it stronger because it ended on a high note. Twenty-two years ago, his redating of the Sphinx launched the New Archaeology. Goode explains what : The flashes not necessarily all flashes are visible that have been occurring will build up to one large solar event. Systematics, Functional Morphology and Macroevolution of the Extinct Mammalian Order Taeniodonta Robert Milton Schoch Yale University Peabody Museum 1986 This is the published version of my Ph. Also, a large portion of the book discusses unrelated or marginally related issues, including, of course, Schoch's theory about the age of the Sphinx.
I prefer this approach to endnotes, which force one to flip repeatedly to either each chapter's end or to the back of the book, to see what the number represents. But because of the author's uneven intellectual rigour I would want to give his work only three stars. I suppose his aim is to point out that many ideas are viewed as pseudoscience, even when there is some evidence in their favor. In Horns, Tusks, and Flippers, Donald R. Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fourth Edition Michael L. So much so that it becomes annoying over time.