Published on October 25, 2007
Venture Capital , Catastrophism , & the Redemption of Immanuel Velikovsky Paul Kedrosky Oct. 24/2007
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Venture Capital, Catastrophism, etc. By Paul Kedrosky · October 25, 2007 · · ... All of this would give great comfort to Immanuel Velikovsky.
CARL SAGAN. AND. IMMANUEL VELIKOVSKY . ... p. 84 that “Catastrophism began largely in the minds of those ... most scholars as the capital of ...
A new book sheds light on the rather eccentric theories of Immanuel Velikovsky, ... The Tel Aviv Psychiatrist Who Became a ... catastrophism received ...
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