A registered educational charity. Registered under the Charities Act, 1960 – registration no. 286264.
The oldest and most up-to-date Society
for information and research
into cosmic catastrophes
and ancient chronology revision
Visit home page, many links, index since 1960.
The Society’s PRINCIPAL OBJECT is ‘to advance the education of the public and, through the combined use of historical and contemporary evidence of all kinds, to promote a multidisciplinary approach to, and specialised research into, scientific and scholarly problems inherent in the uniformitarian theoriesin astronomy and history, and thus to promote active consideration by scientists, scholars and students of alternatives to those theories.’ One of the Society’s furtherances of its ‘Principal Object’ is ‘to promote co-operation between workers in specialised fields of learning in the belief that isolated study is sterile’.
- operates a Book Service from which its journal back issues, a variety of books, plus CD’s and videos can be obtained
- invites both members and non-members alike to contribute material for publication.
The SIS was formed in 1974 in response to the growing interest in global cosmic catastrophes, initiated earlier by the publication of Immanuel Velikovsky’s book, Worlds in Collision and its attempted suppression by the academic establishment. His insistence on past planetary instability, particularly with regard to the planets Venus and Mars, the role of electricity in the cosmos and the use of myth to provide evidence in respect of his theories is well-known. A scholar in his own right and a colleague of Albert Einstein, Velikovsky has been rightly called ‘the father of modern catastrophism’.
Many great discoveries and insights are made by intuitive non-scientists but, unfortunately, academia rarely welcomes challengers to established thinking. Despite this, in 1974 the SIS took up Velikovsky’s challenge to the orthodox view of the cosmos – as being one of planetary stability – to investigate:
- The role that cosmic catastrophes may have played globally in ancient times
- How myths, recorded by cultures the world over, can help us discover what happened