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INTERSECT 2001

Electricity, Cosmology, and Human History
– A World Conference –
July 6-9, 2001, Laughlin, Nevada

· Powerful new perspectives in astronomy & cosmology
· Plasma & electricity – opening a new frontier
· Evidence for recent changes in our Solar System
· Human records of planetary upheaval
· Origins of mythical archetypes and global symbols
· Science and the quest for interdisciplinary synthesis

– SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION MAY BE IMMANENT –
Electrical activity observed at every level in the universe, the interconnectedness of all things, and the convergence of new scientific discoveries with ancient human records, will be the special focus of this three-and-a-half day world conference. Come and be a witness at this historic event, as some of the world‘s leading scientists, researchers, and thinkers present their latest findings in a crucial chapter of the scientific revolution that is reshaping the way we see the world.

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

Cosmology presenters, whose work challenges the currently accepted cosmology, include: The distinguished astronomer Halton Arp*, whose work has redefined our ideas about quasars, galaxies and the age, size and evolution of the observed universe; Robert Bass who will be talking about Mach's Principal as it relates to Arp's anomalous redshifts and the alleged Dark Energy of recent cosmology. Anthony Peratt, a leading pioneer and investigator in plasma physics, will discuss his research indicating how electrical phenomena influence and organize stars, galaxies and larger structures in space Australian physicist Wallace Thornhill, whose synthesis on the role of electricity in the universe has led to a new, more fully integrated scientific vision, will present an overview of his "Electric Universe", from macrocosm to microcosm; Professor of Electrical Engineering Donald Scott, will discuss the electric star hypothesis, in which stars, including our sun, are understood to be spheres of discharging plasma or ball lightning.

Life-Science presenters, whose work challenges scientific reductionism, will include: Noted biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake, discussing the latest developments and implications concerning his controversial hypothesis "morphic resonance" which proposes that all life forms, including human, both draw upon and contribute to a collective species memory; the noted author and Professor of Mathematics Ralph Abraham, a pioneer in the chaos revolution, will present his work in chaos theory and its application to the subtle energy ideas inherent in the work of Sheldrake and others; and Bruce Lipton will challenge the theory of genetic determinism demonstrating how external factors, including personal perception, impact cell viability.

Humanities presenters, whose work will challenge conventional ideas regarding human and solar system history, will include: Comparative mythologist David Talbott, pioneer of the "Saturn Model", a radical reconstruction of the ancient past, who along with his colleagues Michael Armstrong, Mel and Amy Acheson, Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, C.J. Ransom and Wal Thornhill, will discuss the convergence of ancient astronomical testimony with recent space probe observations, implying violent changes in the planetary system, and great spectacles in the heavens. Additionally, Ted Holden will present an important perspective on gravitational theory by looking at some critical aspects of dinosaurs and other mega-fauna, claiming they could not have survived in today’s gravitational environment.

FEATURED SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order):
Ralph Abraham: Professor of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Cruz, active on the research frontier of dynamics and chaos theory since 1960. The most recent of whose numerous books include: Chaos, Gaia, Eros; and The Web Empowerment Book.

Amy Acheson: Educated in astronomy and known for her accurate and easily understood summaries on the work of Arp and Thornhill, she is also editor of the electronic newsletter, THOTH, author of numerous articles, and presently at work with Talbott and Thornhill on their forthcoming volume, "Thunderbolts of the Gods".

Mel Acheson: Educated in astronomy, author of numerous articles, his wit and insight will give you both a chuckle and something to think about. His thought-provoking editorials are a regular feature in THOTH.

Michael Armstrong: A long-time student of planetary catastrophics, he lectures on the Electric Universe, the Saturn Model, and their implications for origins, philosophy, and theology. He is also a publisher and producer of video and newsletter work related to the science of catastrophics.

Halton Arp*: One of the world’s most accomplished astronomers, formerly affiliated with the California Institute of Technology. The radical implications of his observations resulted in his being denied telescope time, forcing him to find refuge in Germany, where he is now in residence at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany. Author of Seeing Red; Quasars, Redshifts, and Controversies; and Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. *(If Arp is unable to be with us, we will show a video of his appearance at our conference last Septebmer).

Robert Bass: Rhodes Scholar, educated at Oxford and John Hopkins Universities, was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Princeton, and Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Brigham Young University. This frequently honored scientist and inventor holds 3 US patents from his work in plasma and hot fusion. He is now an engineer at BAE Systems and an advocate of cold fusion.

Dwardu Cardona: An investigator of planetary catastrophics for more than 30 years, with special interest in the Saturn Model. Author of numerous articles on the roots of world mythology. Currently the editor of "AEON: A Journal of Myth, Science, and Ancient History".

Ev Cochrane: Comparative mythologist with more than 20 years of research into planetary catastrophics. Author of Martian Metamorphoses, a study of the warrior hero, as interpreted by the Saturn Model. Currently publisher of "AEON: A Journal of Myth, Science, and Ancient History".

Ted Holden: His lectures on "The Impossible Dinosaurs" were among the most popular at our prior conferences. He offers simple and persuasive arguments that some dinosaurs were simply too large to have survived in our present gravitational environment.

Bruce Lipton: One-time researcher, former Professor of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, now author and lecturer, will be presenting his findings dealing with the "biology of consciousness", demonstrating how external factors, including personal perception, impact cell viability.

Anthony Peratt: Associate Director of Experimental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, studied under the late Nobel Prize-winning Plasma Physicist Hannes Alfven. He is perhaps the most respected of today's pioneers in the study of plasma cosmology and the effects of electrical currents across vast distances in space. His work was featured prominantly in "The Big Bang Never Happened". He is the author of "The Plasma Universe" and numerous articles.

C.J. Ransom: Executive Director of Cosmos & Chronos, a tax-exempt organization created for supporting research and dissemination of information associated with discontinuous changes in the solar system that may have occurred in the recent past. Cosmos & Chronos published the journal Kronos and is publishing a series of books called the Osiris Series, edited by Dwardu Cardona. Dr. Ransom is the author of "The Age of Velikovsky" and numerous articles.

Donald Scott: Professor of electrical engineering, retired, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, known for his cogent presentations on the "electric sun." In addition to his talk, he will be the emcee of our conference. Author of "An Introduction to Circuit Analysis — A Systems Approach". Rupert Sheldrake: Biologist, biochemist, Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, former scholar and Fellow at Cambridge University and Knox Fellow at Harvard. This revolutionary thinker has probably done more than any other to challenge reductionism in the life sciences. Noted lecturer and author of numerous books, including: Seven Experiments that Could Change the World; Dogs that Know When Their Owners are Coming Home and Other Unexplained Powers of Animals – which won the British Scientific and Medical Network Book of the Year award.

David Talbott: Comparative mythologist whose work offers a radical new vantage point on the origin of ancient cultural themes and symbols. His research has been the primary catalyst behind the "Saturn Model," and is the subject of the feature documentary, "Remembering the End of the World". Author of The Saturn Myth and a forthcoming volume, Thunderbolts of the Gods (co-authored with Wallace Thornhill).

Wallace Thornhill: Australian physicist, his work provides the broadest synthesis of electrical principles to date, ranging across solar system history, planetary cratering and scarring, the dynamics of the sun, and the nature of galaxies. Author of "The Electric Universe"; and a forthcoming volume, Thunderbolts of the Gods (co-authored with David Talbott).

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To Register :
Via phone — Mikamar Publishing 503-226-1102
or tollfree US/Can 877-726-1102
Via postal mail: Mikamar Publishing, 1635 NW 26th #12, Portland OR 97210
Contact For More Information
Michael Armstrong | Conference Co-Director — mikamar@home.com



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