Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Devino
This evidence appears to favor Velikovsky’s theory.
You mean the "theory" that says Venus originated from Jupiter 3,500 years ago and went careening through the solar system on its way to its current
Well yes, that is the theory. That is also what the myths from many ancient cultures around the world seem to claim to have happened.
Please explain how the current discovery favors this.
It proves that Venus has a tail much like a comet. As I pointed out it was not
long ago that this idea was dismissed by astronomers. The fact is that Venus has a tail, like that of comets, which appears to favor the theory that
Venus acts and perhaps looked like a comet, hence Velikovsky's theory.
Please explain how this current discovery accounts for Venus completely defying the rules of orbital mechanics.
I can’t. Venus did
not defy any rules of orbital mechanics as far as I know. If Venus did act as the myths claim it did, i.e. “careening through the solar system on
its way to its current orbit”
, it would have to follow these rules.
The tail is pretty much the most attention getting thing about it.
Well that and the coma.
Perhaps you could explain how Venus has an atmosphere 90 times denser than Earth's yet with no magnetic field to protect this atmosphere. Can you
explain its odd rotational behavior? How about its global resurfacing without the help of tectonic plates? There is so much we do not know about our
closest neighbor yet what we do know seems to indicate that Venus recently went through a catastrophic event. This evidence appears
Velikovsky's theory to a small degree. It is not proof nor evidence thereof.
I see nothing in those descriptions of anything resembling a comet.
As far as these myths are concerned they are up to interpretation.
I am not claiming these as facts nor evidence and I would not expect you to take interest in them beyond ridicule.