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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 MarquisWho'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.Review:
Beyond the Big Bang is well thought out and coherently argued. A stimulus for fresh thinking. -- Jason Keehn, Brain/Mind Bulletin
In this climate of doubt and waning confidence, LaViolette's very highly speculative book should be regarded as a suitable reading for scientists whose minds are open to the new. -- Journal of Scientific Exploration
One of the boldest and most exciting hypotheses of cosmology to be put forward in this century. Deserves to be read, reread, reviewed, and researched. -- Ervin Laszlo, editor of World Futures, science advisor to UNESCO, former director of UNITAR, and author of "The Creative Cosmos," and "Introduction to Systems Philosophy.
Parallels between scientific thought and early creation myths contribute to a title which provides a strong study of myth and cosmology. The big bang theory rests on a mechanistic model of an expanding universe: LaViolette exposes the fallacies of this theory while posing his own theory of continuous creation. -- Midwest Book Review
Recent developments in theoretical physics, including systems theory are challenging long-held mechanistic views of the universe. In Beyond the Big Bang, Paul LaViolette explores the astonishing parallels between the cutting edge of scientific thought and creation myths from the dawn of civilization.Many thinkers have speculated that the remnants of an ancient science survive today in the form of mythology and esoteric lore. In their symbols and structure, such myths are believed to portray a set of simple laws describing the processes of physical and spiritual change. Yet until now the scientific basis of those laws has remained cloaked in mystery.Paul LaViolette, bringing to the study of myth a scientific sophistication rare among mythologists, deciphers ancient lore and reconstructs its forgotten cosmology in a groundbreaking scientific tour de force. Blending modern systems theory with the ancient notion of an underlying medium, or ether. LaViolette explains in direct, nontechnical language how ancient myths and esoteric lore encode a theory of continuous creation, one in which matter is continually growing from seeds of order that emerge spontaneously from the surrounding subquantum chaos.This cosmology stands in stark contrast to the big bang theory, whose reliance on a mechanistic model of an expanding universe has increasingly come to be seen by many scientists as fatally flawed. LaViolette exposes the contradictions that bedevil the big bang theory and shows that the ancient science of continuous creation not only fits astronomical data better than the big bang theory but also presents a more spiritual, vibrant, and pleasing conception of the cosmos. Beyond the Big Bang is engagingly written and spiced with more than 140 thought-provoking diagrams and illustrations. It demonstrates how ancient mythology describes a coherent science that encompasses and exceeds our present-day understanding. By restoring and reanimating this ancient scientific worldview, Beyond the Big Bang leads us beyond the restrictive metaphors of modern science into a new science for the next century. -- Book Description
This book comprises an impressive synthesis of scholarship and a dazzling and daring dual hypothesis--namely, that the deeper truths of ancient myths pre-figure modern scientific insight, and that the central insight involves a model of continuous cosmic creation which today's theoretical physics merely hints at. -- Willis Harman, President, Institute of Noetic Sciences
This work is scholarly and thought-provoking. A powerful challenge to the traditional twentieth century model. He is quite convincing in showing evidence for his interpretations. The author presents fascinating reading. -- Armando Canales, Critical Review
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