Reprint of article about Paul LaViolette which appeared
in the October/November 1998 issue of


published by the Patent and Trademark Office Society


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   Paul A. LaViolette, Ph.D. is author of Earth Under Fire, Beyond the Big Bang, Subquantum Kinetics, editor of A Systems View of Man, and has published many original scientific papers in physics, astronomy, climatology, systems theory, and psychology. He holds degrees in systems science and physics and is president of the Starburst Foundation, an institute that conducts interdisciplinary research in physics, astronomy, geology, climatology, and systems theory. Recognized in the Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, he is the first to predict that high intensity volleys of cosmic ray particles travel directly to our planet from distant sources in our Galaxy, a phenomenon now confirmed by scientific data. He is also the first to discover evidence of interstellar dust in ice age polar ice indicating the occurrence of a global cosmic catastrophe.

   Based on this work he made predictions about the entry of interstellar dust into the solar system ten years before its confirmation in 1993 by the Ulysses spacecraft. In 1986, Dr. LaViolette was the first to cast doubt on the big bang theory by showing that an alternative non-expanding universe cosmology made a much better fit to existing astronomical data. Dr. LaViolette is also the co-developer of the Gray-LaViolette feeling tone theory of thought formation. He has also written about electrogravitic aerospace propulsion and theorized on the application of this technology to the B-2 bomber.

   His work has been published in Earth, Moon, and Planets, Meteoritics, Eos, The Astrophysical Journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, The International Journal of General Systems, and Physics Essays. The following are two synopses of his books, Beyond the Big Bang: Ancient Myth and the Science of Continuous Creation and Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Apocalypse.

   Beyond the Big Bang: Ancient Myth and the Science of Continuous Creation describes how ancient creation myths from Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia, as well as the Tarot and lore of astrology, metaphorically encode a sophisticated science of matter/energy creation by employing concepts discovered by modern chemists and systems scientists only in the past 40 years! It also presents many other new findings, for example, that astrology is designed as a cryptogram whose decoding is assisted by hints encoded in the Sphinx symbology. Readers also discover that the zodiac cryptogram, the true "Riddle of the Sphinx" dates as far back as 14,000 B.C. For those interested in cosmology, who have felt uncomfortable with the Big Bang Theory, this book presents a wealth of evidence that effectively relegates the big bang theory to the status of twentieth century myth and shows that the ancient idea of continuous creation in a cosmologically stationary universe makes a superior fit to observation.

   The sequel to this book, entitled Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Apocalypse, further deciphers the zodiac time capsule message showing how constellation pointers designate the center of our Galaxy and indicate a past date when an intense outburst of cosmic rays from this energetic Galactic source began showering our solar system, triggering a sequence of cataclysmic events. The book explores this scenario bringing together legends and constellation lore from all over the world that tell of a luminous and deadly Galactic center, invasions of interstellar dust, intense solar activity, global conflagration, rapid melting of the ice sheets, and mass extinctions and blends these together with modern astronomical and geological data that substantiates these frightening tales. Among numerous other topics, the book explains the purpose of the Giza pyramid complex memorial, the meaning of the ancient Minoan bull leaping sport, the prehistoric significance of Halloween, and the correct interpretation of Plato's allegorical story of Atlantis and the Flood.