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The End of Eden: The Comet That Changed Civilization
amazon ^ | Oct. 8, 2007

Posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:23 PM PDT by doug from upland

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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 author’s 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 Phillips’s 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 comet’s 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 comet’s 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 comet’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookreview; catastrophism; civilization; comet; cosmiccatastrophes; freepun; godsgravesglyphs; kitchencleanser; velikovsky
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1 posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:26 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

The author is on CoasttoCoastAM now.


2 posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Are we gonna hit the tail again?


3 posted on 10/08/2007 11:51:23 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: doug from upland

You beat me typing it.

LOL


4 posted on 10/08/2007 11:51:48 PM PDT by AliVeritas ( Yes! Levin is being monitored. We made it ma... top of the world! Thanks Socialists)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

We need another piece of tail.


5 posted on 10/08/2007 11:58:32 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (What you said is exactly what you intended to say.)
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Nothing apocalyptic here. Everyone keep moving. None of that ‘Velikovsky was right’ stuff either. Hey! I mean it.
6 posted on 10/09/2007 12:34:42 AM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: doug from upland

Just out of curiosity, who was it that’s decided that everyone was so totally peaceful prior to the date of this “fire in the sky” event?


7 posted on 10/09/2007 12:43:44 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: doug from upland
Sounds like a cheap horror movie. :)

The Earth passes through the tail of a comet, which dooms all human and animal life except for those who happened to be completely enclosed inside metal containers (for example, the three main protagonists spend the night in a metal shed, a steel-lined projection room, and an 18-wheeler's trailer). Unprotected people and animals quickly dehydrate and turn into piles of red calcium dust. Those only partially exposed first gradually degenerate into cannibalistic zombies for hours or days before succumbing.

8 posted on 10/09/2007 1:11:54 AM PDT by anymouse
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To: doug from upland
That wasn't a comet, that was the Cow that jumped over the moon.

Sheesh, what udder nonsense..

9 posted on 10/09/2007 1:15:16 AM PDT by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
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To: doug from upland

Its an interesting theory.


10 posted on 10/09/2007 1:22:37 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Grimmy

Hmmm. Yet it comes by every 71 years?

Discovery

12P/Pons-Brooks was discovered on July 12, 1812 by Jean-Louis Pons. Independently, it was later found by Vincent Wisniewski on August 1, and Alexis Bouvard on August 2 the same year. In 1883 it was accidentally “discovered” by William Robert Brooks and later identified as the same object. Shortly after its initial discovery it was found to have an orbital period of about 70 years with an error of about 5 years. Johann Franz Encke determined a definitive orbit with a period of 70.68 years. This orbit was used to generate an ephemeris for the 1883 return, but searches were unsuccessful, until it was rediscovered by Brooks.


11 posted on 10/09/2007 1:22:50 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: anymouse

cannibalistic zombies you say?
Dang, I need to make another run to the ammo store.


12 posted on 10/09/2007 1:30:44 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy

They’re zombies, man,..ammo won’t do any good,...need something that knocks them off their feet so they lose track of ya while you got a chance to get away to the next metallic enclosure....I really hate that red dust stuff all over the place...<;^0


13 posted on 10/09/2007 1:36:00 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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To: anymouse

DAHdee would have got us Uzis !


14 posted on 10/09/2007 1:36:18 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Cvengr

Well hech eee double toothpicks!

If you’ve got access to a machine shop, you can whip out a few of these puppies:
http://www.buckstix.com/howitzer.htm

If not, you might want to get the pre assembled model:
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15 posted on 10/09/2007 1:40:47 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Cvengr

Wait a minit. Are these the brain eating type zombies or the general, carnivorous, kill you and eat you all up type zombies?

If they’re just simple brain eaters, then a headshot will put them down for the count. All the documentaries back that up.

The “kill you and eat you all up” zombies... if its those ones, yeah, we need cannons.

Cannons and flame throwers.

And hand grenades.


16 posted on 10/09/2007 2:01:25 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: tlb

***DAHdee would have got us Uzis !***

DADgummit! You stole my line!


17 posted on 10/09/2007 3:13:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (("democrat" 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

>>>DADgummit! You stole my line!

Ya snooz ya looz!

“DAHdee would have got us Uzis !”, one of the best though under-appreciated lines of moviedom!


18 posted on 10/09/2007 3:30:38 AM PDT by tlb
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To: doug from upland
One small question: Where did this huge comet go? Something like that would still be (easily) visible, i.e. comets do not disappear.

This basic story has been pieced together twice previously, Donelly and Velikovsky, and Velikovsky at least provided an answer as to where the comet went or ended up.

19 posted on 10/09/2007 3:37:24 AM PDT by damondonion
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To: tlb

my favorite is: “Why does God need a starship?”


20 posted on 10/09/2007 3:38:08 AM PDT by stefanbatory
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To: doug from upland
The author is on CoasttoCoastAM now.

The author is on... I'm not sure what the author is on.

21 posted on 10/09/2007 3:46:47 AM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Grimmy
I need to make another run to the ammo store.

You're a FReeper and don't have enough ammo?? That does it, I'm reporting you to the AdminModerator.

22 posted on 10/09/2007 4:03:50 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: doug from upland
Graham Phillips argues persuasively that Earth encountered a massive comet 3,500 years ago

Dear Author,

I have some rather rare swamp land in Florida that is destined to become very valuable for a mere 100 per acre.

23 posted on 10/09/2007 4:09:01 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: doug from upland
He contends that debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior

Did he say what the chemical was?

24 posted on 10/09/2007 4:21:08 AM PDT by knuthom
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To: knuthom
"Did he say what the chemical was?"

Probably dihydrogen monoxide--it has all sorts of bad properties, y'know. (Seriously--that was the first question I had on finishing reading the posted article).

25 posted on 10/09/2007 4:23:36 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: Wonder Warthog

Is this why we use the phrase “there must be something in the water” to explain odd behavior in groups?


26 posted on 10/09/2007 4:46:58 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: doug from upland
debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior

Comet Tail: man's first real cold brewed beer

27 posted on 10/09/2007 4:51:19 AM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: knuthom

Saltpeter. :)


28 posted on 10/09/2007 6:20:28 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


29 posted on 10/09/2007 7:12:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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30 posted on 10/09/2007 8:10:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The End of Eden: The Comet That Changed Civilization The End of Eden:
The Comet That Changed Civilization

by Graham Phillips


31 posted on 10/09/2007 8:13:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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32 posted on 10/09/2007 8:14:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: doug from upland

“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.”

I guess we’ll have to take his word for the brightness and visibility but it is hard to do so when the current info shows that over three sightings and 190 years the maximum brightness has never been calculated to be any brighter than 1/150th that of the full moon.


33 posted on 10/09/2007 8:39:45 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Grimmy
who was it that’s decided that everyone was so totally peaceful

And how could they tell? And this is the first I've heard of an "outbreak" of monotheism (not to mention any linkage between monotheism and warlike characteristics!). So how long did this "outbreak" last anyway before going back to poltheism?

34 posted on 10/09/2007 8:41:20 AM PDT by maryz
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35 posted on 10/09/2007 8:43:01 AM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
The author is on... I'm not sure what the author is on.

*ouch* That's gonna leave a mark...

36 posted on 10/09/2007 8:44:19 AM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: Grimmy

Those are some beautiful toys.


37 posted on 10/09/2007 8:52:28 AM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: SunkenCiv

"Sigh..."
38 posted on 10/09/2007 9:18:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: doug from upland
He contends that debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior, and that after little more than a decade, worldwide hostility abruptly abated.

And it's all been sweetness and light ever since, eh? Bwahaha!

39 posted on 10/09/2007 9:18:28 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: damondonion
This basic story has been pieced together twice previously, Donelly and Velikovsky, and Velikovsky at least provided an answer as to where the comet went or ended up.

Ya know? Maybe Velikovsky was close.

Let's look at Venus:

What is that thick atmosphere doing so close to the sun?
Why is the entire surface of Venus "young" (no cratering)?
and what's with that rilly rilly slow rotation?

The earth was hit by a Mars size rocky body that stripped off enough of our crust to form the moon, and allow us ocean basins and access to heavy metals.

Suppose Venus was struck by a large icy body, if the strike was a bit off center it could stop the planets rotation in it's tracks, shatter and roll over the crust, release vast clouds of volcanic gasses and dump enough cometary volatiles to form a thick bright atmosphere.

From the viewpoint of earth, Venus would go from being a medium bright star to being the most brilliant angry orange-red object in the sky.

If a lunar sized commet cut across our path on its way to an appointment with Venus, it would be the largest most dramatic display the human race has ever seen! As the coma grew it could easily appear 20 times bigger than the moon. And bright? Achingly bright, bigger than the sun, and nearly as bright. (or maybe even brighter, due to its size). The light would be cold, so cold, colder than Hillary's heart. and the tail would be scything towards us, to end in a sky aflame in meteors.

Clearly a single God swept by us and placed two flaming calls to war in our sky!

One as a relatively quick slap to get our attention, and a lasting burning flame to remind us.

None of that ‘Velikovsky was right’ stuff either. Hey! I mean it. ~ carumba

Sorry...

40 posted on 10/09/2007 9:21:37 AM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: doug from upland

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.


41 posted on 10/09/2007 9:22:46 AM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: tlb
“DAHdee would have got us Uzis !”, one of the best though under-appreciated lines of moviedom!

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.

42 posted on 10/09/2007 9:25:01 AM PDT by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: knuthom
Did he say what the chemical was?

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.

43 posted on 10/09/2007 9:25:51 AM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: doug from upland; SunkenCiv
Moses' Comet

"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.

44 posted on 10/09/2007 9:34:36 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: doug from upland

http://cometography.com/pcomets/012p.html

“Pons described it as a small, ill-defined nebulosity...”

Sorta like Democrats?


45 posted on 10/09/2007 9:42:00 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: RightWhale; Black Agnes
The Cold Snap That Civilised The World
46 posted on 10/09/2007 9:47:54 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Wonder Warthog
Trying to fool people again, I see! :^)

Carolyn

47 posted on 10/09/2007 9:54:04 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: blam

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.


48 posted on 10/09/2007 10:16:46 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: CDHart
"Trying to fool people again, I see! :^)"

That's me---always trying to lead folks astray.

49 posted on 10/09/2007 10:17:28 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: null and void
And bright? Achingly bright, bigger than the sun, and nearly as bright. (or maybe even brighter, due to its size). The light would be cold, so cold, colder than Hillary's heart. and the tail would be scything towards us, to end in a sky aflame in meteors.

Would've got my attention, that's for sure.

50 posted on 10/09/2007 10:49:02 AM PDT by scan59 (Let consumers dictate market policies. Government just gets in the way.)
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