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Dr. C. J. Ransom
Tel: (817) 581-2822

Vemasat Research Institute
401 Mill Valley
Colleyville, TX 76034
United States

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Interests: Electric Universe, Plasma
Nationality: USA

Edited Journals:

1978The Age of Velikovsky

Abstracts Online:
2011Laboratory Modeling of Meteorite Impact Craters by Z-pinch Plasma


Dr. C. J. Ransom was an associate editor and contributor of Pensee and Kronos, a contributor to the SIS journals Chronology and Catastrophism Review, INFO and Velikovsky Reconsidered, and author of the book, The Age of Velikovsky. He was also the Executive Director of the US tax exempt organization Cosmos and Chronos.

He received his Ph.D. in plasma physics at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas, and has conducted research and technical computing in the aerospace industry for over 30 years. His research took him to General Dynamics Corp., Convair Aerospace Division, Fort Worth, Texas, Vemasat Research Institute, and other research facilities. His diverse background includes plasma physics, aerospace applications, computer aided analysis, technical computing management, business process re-engineering, cycle time reduction, and systems architecture.

Ransom now performs plasma experiments. modeling crater formation on asteroids, moons and planets, and has published information about those experiments. He also delivers lectures and talks before scholarly and scientific societies on catastrophism and Velikovsky.


Journals Edited by Dr. C. J. Ransom

Name: Kronos
Editors: Lewis M. Greenberg, Dr. C. J. Ransom
ISSN: 0361-6584
Status: Discontinued
Founded: 1975
Ended: 1988
Contact Name: Lewis M. Greenberg
Address:226 Richmond C
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-2990
United States
Telephone: (954) 421-8934

Kronos : A Journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesis. Kronos Press was founded in March 1975 simultaneous with the creation of the journal Kronos whose Editor-in-Chief was Lewis M. Greenberg. Initially, the express purpose of Kronos Press was to publish the said journal with the intention of expanding its publishing horizon as the situation warranted. This occurred rather quickly.

  • In 1976, Kronos Press published The Morality of nuclear Planning? by Horace Dudley as well as The Age of Velikovsky by C.J. Ransom.
  • These two books were followed by the publication of Velikovsky and Establishment Science in 1977, plus Scientists Confront Scientists Who Confront Velikovsky in 1978. Both were special issues of the journal KRONOS.
  • The hard cover Index to the Works of Immanuel Velikovsky by Alice Miller also came out at about the same time.
  • In 1978, Kronos Press also published the hard cover book Evolution: Reconciling the Controversy by John Hadd.
  • In 1980, Kronos Press created a series of spiral bound soft cover publications titled the Omega Monograph Series. Titles included Velikovsky , A Personal View by Frederic Jueneman; The Sibylline Starwar and Phaethon by Franz Xaver Kugler (translated by Guenter Koehler); and Chronology by Alice Miller.
  • These were followed by a special issue of Kronos (VII:4) - Evolution, Extinction and Catastrophism - published in 1982.
  • Of the above publications, only Velikovsky and Establishment Science, Scientists Confront Scientists Who Confront Velikovsky, and Index to the Works of Immanuel Velikovsky remain in print.
  • After a lengthy hiatus, Kronos Press resumed publication with the creation of The Osiris Series under the general editorship of Dwardu Cardona. All in hard cover, the series began in 1997 with the publication of The Reign Of The Swastika - fully illustrated - by Lewis M. Greenberg.
  • In 1999, Sun, Moon, and Sothis by Lynn E. Rose was published.
  • In 2000, Predicting The Past - fully illustrated - by Roger W. Wescott was published.

The Osiris Series will continue to expand accordingly. Discounts are available on purchases of 10 copies or more (any mix may apply). Kronos Press is willing to consider manuscripts for publication and would be open to questions and suggestions.

Name: Pensee
Editors: David Talbott (Founder), Stephen L. Talbott, Ralph E. Juergens, Dr. Bill Mullen, Dr. C. J. Ransom, Lynn E. Rose
Status: Active
Founded: 1971
Ended: 1975

Pens?e: Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered ("IVR") was a special series of ten issues of the magazine Pens?e produced to "encourage continuing critical analysis of all questions raised by Velikovsky's work",[1] published between May 1972 and Winter 1974-75 by the Student Academic Freedom Forum, whose president was David N. Talbott, with the assistance and cooperation of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. Velikovsky -- "the man whose work was being examined 'objectively'" insinuated himself into the editing of the May 1972 issue,[2] just as he had done earlier for the April 1967 "Velikovsky" issue of Yale Scientific Magazine.[3]

It achieved a circulation of between 10,000 - 20,000, with the first issue reprinted twice totalling 75,000 copies,[4] and resulted in a book, Velikovsky Reconsidered [5] containing selected articles.

Books by Dr. C. J. Ransom

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The Age of Velikovsky

by Dr. C. J. Ransom

Publisher: Doubleday
Year: 1978
ISBN: 038528036X
ISBN: 978-0385280365

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The Age of Velikovsky is written by C.J. Ransom, a PhD in Plasma Physics who conducted research for General Dynamics' Convair Aerospace Division. It is important reading for anyone interested in the Velikovsky affair. Ransom gives an overview of Velikovsky's early life, then Chapter 1 begins with the events surrounding the publication of Velikovsky's first book in 1950: "The reaction to _Worlds in Collision_ by many members of the scientific community can provide research material to interested psychoanalysts for decades.... unscientific and unethical actions did take place, and no amount of rationalization can justify these actions... Many of the actions were personal asaults on Velikovsky, or others who happened to be in the line of fire. These actions were inexcusable even if Velikovsky were wrong..." Ransom is given to bursts of humor, as can be seen in the following: "*Before the book was published*, review articles... appeared [which] did not accurately portray the conclusions or the scholarship which led to these conclusions. Unfortunately... [s]ome writers never came closer to the original than a review article, and they wrote articles refuting what *others* thought Velikovsky might have said. Oddly enough, some of these same people claimed that Velikovsky did not use proper sources." (emphasis in original). So much pressure was exerted on the publisher by the scientific community that the book was transferred to another publisher, though it had remained the best-seller almost from the first day of its release. This attempt at supression of Velikovsky's work can be clearly seen as one of the darkest and shabbiest actions in the history of modern science. The author devotes almost 200 pages to showing many different aspects of Velikovsky's discoveries, with evidence that indicates their accuracy. There is the correction of history by over 500 years and the inconsistencies that are eliminated by the revised chronology. There are numerous characteristics of the sun, planets, and moons, realization of which were surprises to scientists, but had either been explicitly predicted by Velikovsky or fit his theory better than they did into existing scientific dogma. Then we read about the AAAS convention of 1974: "[it] was advertised as a scientific appraisal of Velikovsky's theory. But, at the opening of the meeting, the attendees were informed that the subject was not worthy of scientific discussion and the meeting was being held to point this out to any minds which had strayed from the uniformitarian fath. Several of the participants certainly lived up to the claim that they would not discuss the subject scientifically." Paramount among these was Carl Sagan. "His paper contained nothing which furthered scientific debate. However, his paper was presented exceptionally well, and his charisma added to the effectiveness of the presentation. Most of the audience did not know and, because of his captivating delivery, did not care that many of his points were irrelevant, incorrect, or misleading. His entrancingly arrogant delivery exuded the air of a great evangelist who had come to lead the people along the true uniformitarian path... Perhaps Sagan's most quoted statement from the sumposium was this: `My conclusion will be that where V is original, he is very likely wrong; and that where he is right, the idea has been pre-empted by earlier workers.' Whether this lie was original with Sagan or was fabricated by an earlier worker, it is flatly untrue." In Ransom's conclusion he says, "We have seen that a number of irrational acts have occurred in the Velikovsky afffair, and that there are divergent reasons for these actions... However, it is time to look ahead. We could argue forever over what Velikovsky did or did not mean, what he did or did not predict, and miss the total concept he presented. Enough information now exists to show that his ideas are worthy of continued study. Whether he as an individual is right or wrong on some point is irrelevant. Velikovsky's work now belongs to the world, and the world will lose by continuing to ignore it." Wonderful reading if you can find the book! - Amazon

Papers by Dr. C. J. Ransom

Laboratory Modeling of Meteorite Impact Craters by Z-pinch Plasma


Dr. C. J. Ransom
Vemasat Research Institute, 401 Mill Valley, Colleyville, TX 76034, United States;, (817) 581-2822

Open Astronomy Journal, Volume 4, No. Suppl 2-M4, pp. 185-190


Desai, et al. [1] simulated microparticle lunar impact craters using laser impacts. They produced crater diameters of several hundred μm in Al. Ford [2] made observations about lunar craters simulated by spark-machining on metal. These were also very small scale craters. This work expands the size of simulated impact craters from their sub-millimeter craters to craters over a centimeter and expands the type of crater material from metals to substances more likely to be found in large amounts on the surfaces of moons, asteroids and planets. The results support Desai's and Ford's suggestion that these analogs can contribute to the investigation of planetary events.

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