posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:29 AM
i suppose watching the video does not supply enough evidence of velikovsky's theories. but based on what i just saw in the video i linked in my
previous post, it's possible something similar to his theories may have occured.
however, i'm hard pressed to believe it is as he has stated because of my earlier translation of the sumerian "abzu" and its modified usage in enuma
elish, which allows a re-telling of the events in a way not originally noted by the sumerian-akkadian authors who's info predated enuma elish.
i had to weed thru enuma elish and verify each and every mention of tiamat, abzu, enki, enlil, anu and various related personages, versus the original
and earlier writings. neither sitchin's theories nor velikosky's, regarding enuma elish, could hold water regarding the events because the assumption
these were planetary movements was based on babylonian astrology, not the original, earlier writings.
this phenomenon of interpreting the ancient past based on babylonian writings only, was the result of the lack of written evidence to the contrary for
nearly 4500 years due to many of the older texts being buried under some 8 ft. of flood silt. as a result, many assyriologists wrote books on the
subject in which earlier evidence was not available by which to test their hypotheses, and you are witness to where the corrupted enuma elish version
lead researchers and historians of various stripes, religious or otherwise (including Sitchin and Velikovsky).
wresting the incorrect babylonian understanding from the minds of mainstream researchers is a daunting task, as these understandings are based on
corrupted enuma elish and resulting interpretations. they have played a role in establishing a world view which comfortably supports the pure atheist
perspective -- such as the writings of Acharya S and Velikovsky, who believe all religious writings are merely references to planetary movements and
as such could be better categorized as NOTHING more than early astronomy and the subsequent birth of astrology as a religious practice.
edit on 5-2-2014 by undo because: (no reason given)