Cuvier and Schaeffer’s Catastrophism! The opening of the key to the Electric Universe!
Criticized, ostracized, derided, scorned and rebuked! Cuvier and Schaeffer! These two French eccentric geniuses ranged their new practical paradigms against the sanitized teachings of the Royal Society’s consensus science!
Georges Cuvier and then later Claude Schaeffer, dared question the hidebound uniformitarian teachings demanded by the Royal Society’s geology darlings, Hutton and Lyle. These theorists demanded the world’s development was a slow evolutionary process explained by millions of years of uniformitarian, slow but steady change. The sluggish passage of time could be coloured to suit any scenario!
This Misneme eventually influenced Darwin to explain evolution as a child of slow “natural selection” that, by chance, produced superior offspring and indeed new species entirely by “survival of the fittest”. A gross simplification that has survived as a cherished dogma squirreled into every facet of modern science.
But therefore what sets our two practical French geniuses apart?
Let me introduce you to the remarkable French archaeologist Claude Schaeffer. He excavated Enkomi in Cyprus and Ugarit along the Syrian coastline. He also examined over forty other the Middle East sites. This was around the period from three thousand to six thousand years ago. What amazed him was that of six civilizations laid down, each was separated by a vast destruction layer up to thirty meters of ash. What could have caused this massive damage?
Certainly no conquering hoard would have left such fearful devastation. Conventional explanations would not work. A hundred forest fires could not lay down such a fearful evidence of destruction. Ugarit and Byblos, mere kilometres from Baalbek, had been ravaged by earthquake, fire, Tsunamis and inexplicable devastation numerous times. Ugarit was totally covered in debris and the coastline changed dramatically. The city was totally abandoned never to be rebuilt.
What agent could totally wipe out a civilization? Not only was one city was destroyed, but an entire network stretching from Troy to ancient Egypt.
Human Sacrifice including child Sacrifice as worship to the God Baal at the Baalbek Temple
When we turn to mythology to help understand these calamities we find some puzzling insights. The Greek writer Homer told how the mighty sky god Zeus cast thunderbolts on the earth and tumbled the walls of Troy with his earthquakes. The inhabitants of Baalbek feared Baal. This God was their name for Zeus also known as Jupiter and Amon. Humans were sacrificed in an attempt to pacify him and prevent huge destructive earthquakes. They believed by their actions they could control and manipulate the Gods.
In the mysterious tablets of Ugarit, discovered by Claude Schaeffer, Baal is the God of rain, thunder, and extraordinary bolts of lightning. The worship of Baal extended in this region to the Jews, Canaanites and the Phoenicians. But Herodotus informs us the God was also known under many other names such as Jupiter of the Romans. Zeus of the Greeks, Mazda of the Persians and Amon of the Egyptians.
Priests instructed the people that the bright sky god Baal was responsible for droughts, plagues, earthquakes and other calamities. People were often worked up into great frenzies at the prospects of displeasing Baal. In times of great turbulence human sacrifices, particularly children, were made to this father of the gods!
Baalbek Lebanon and the Destruction of Baalbek Temple and the City of the Thundergods
Mankind has been repeatedly destroyed and reborn. Civilizations are everywhere buried under rubble. Ruins lie abandoned in the middle of deserts and rainforests. What happened? Modern scientific studies combined with research in archaeology and mythology is revealing dramatic new facts. The ascent and demise of nations is controlled by nature’s chaotic whims and does not lie under mankind’s own hand. Baalbek is an ancient site that reveals such shattering events altering the destiny of empires and nations.
As the eminent French archaeologist Claude Schaeffer concluded, these massive cataclysmic destructions are unknown in modern times. Will they occur again? Can we prevent them?