Well, this is the first issue of a new year and, as promised, we have the second of two parts on aberration. We invite correspondence, claims and counter claims, for we will certainly print those; but we do finish here with the preliminary point/counterpoint of Walter van der Kamp's claim that aberration is a parallax. If anyone believes that aberration is understood, he is sorely mistaken. Yet this poorly understood phenomenon is heralded as one of the paramount proofs against the geocentric universe.
We would also like to take this occasion to announce that we now have a distributor in the United Kingdom for at least the book Geocentricity. U.K. and European readers may wish to take note of the address: Mr. Brian V. Lamb, Quarryside, Castletown, Caithness KW14 8SS, United Kingdom. For our American readers, Mr. Lamb is located in Scotland. The book should be in stock before this issue reaches any of our readership. The price of the book from the U.K. address should be 12 pounds or less, plus shipping.
Speaking of books with geocentric import, Walter Lang, of the Genesis Institute, 7232 Morgan Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423-2940, has some copies left of the late Edward F. Hills' Space Age Science. First published in 1964, Hills revised it in 1979, shortly before his death. He did so because he became a geocentrist. Hills had long been a King James man, having written The King James Version Defended, Believing Bible Study, and Evolution in the Space Age. If anyone would like to obtain one of the few remaining copies, they are available from the Genesis Institute at $1.50 plus postage. The revision (second edition) focuses on relativity, extraterrestrial life, and the large vs. small universe question, among other scientific and astronomical matters, and includes a review of the Michelson-Morley effect.
In this issue, we debut a sporadic column called Techies Corner. Here we provide a C-language program which will convert published, evolutionary carbon-14 dates to the biblical time scale. It has been noted that flood artifacts date in the range 40,000 to 43,000 years and this has been used to normalize the usual C14 dates. As a result, I've been able to correlate one of the major Nile River delta flood episodes with Joshua's long day. In the book, Geocentricity, we quote a reference to such flooding and link it with the hail-storm mentioned in Joshua 10. The program will also enable us to start the next phase which is the correlation with the longer-range uranium-thorium dating method (see Panorama in this issue). Members will find a diskette containing the program and source- code included in this issue. Availability to non-members is explained in the column.
Finally, what would you say of a book about the King James Bible
controversy, so well documented, that it evoked this response from the
late Dr. Frank Logsdon, co-founder of the New American Standard Version
The Lord have mercy on Dr. Logsdon, but at least he acknowledged his error, and that's more than I can say for the rest of the translating committee, or for the NIV committee, etc. The evidence to which he was referring is found in the book, New Age Bible Versions by Gail A. Riplinger. 690 pages of comparisons of different versions with the KJV, quotes by translators, Satanists, and New Agers, and spiritual insight prove the title of the premise. Although the book is somewhat difficult reading (but then, our readers are used to such things, n'est ce pas?) we feel so strongly about it that we are making it available postpaid for a gift of $15.