6. Comments by the I.E.C. Director  

 and Letter to The New York Times:  

Creation: The Origins of the Earth and its Moon

In this personal note, Dr. Pollinger summarizes the discrepancies between the latest scientific theories of the origin of the Moon vs. Zacharia Sitchin’s controversial explanation of the origin of the Moon and the Earth. This discussion focuses on chapter 7 of The 12th Planet, “The Epic of Creation” and an article in The New York Times (see below).

Background on The New York Times article,
from Dr. Pollinger:

"On Tuesday, July 20, 1999, William Broad of The New York Times wrote an intriguing article titled: “Apollo Opened Window on the Moon’s Violent Birth: Lunar Rocks Support Role of Catastrophe in Shaping Planets.” Not only was this a fascinating article, but it even mentions Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision, and then goes on to summarize the latest theorizing by some well-respected scientists.

As an avid reader of Zecharia Sitchin’s works, especially, The 12th Planet, I immediately reviewed his archeological findings about the Summerian Civilization, and after speaking with him for some time on the issue, I decided to write a letter to the Editor of The New York Times:"

Dear Editor:
Lunar Origin: Science Catching Up To Sitchin

We now know that the scientific facts do not confirm the Uniformitarians’ three theories of Lunar origin (Sister, Daughter, and Pick-up Theories), and that other scientists, e.g. Hartmann, Cameron, etc.theorize that “a speeding wanderer collided with the Earth and shattered to smithereens, blowing debris and bits of the Earth’s crust into space. The ring of orbiting debris then coalesced into the new Moon.” (Giant or Great Impact Theory of the Catastrophists).
     As I read William Broad’s article, July 20th, 1999, it reminded me of another Great Impact Theory which theorized not only the Moon’s origin but also that of the Earth. We read in chapter 7, the Epic of Creation, in The 12th Planet, by Zecharia Sitchin, that a celestial body, Nibiru (in Sumerian and Marduk in Babylonian) impacted Tiamat (another celestial body) causing it to split in two with one-half becoming Earth and the other the Asteroid Belt plus comets, and with Kingu (Tiamat’s main satellite) becoming the Earth’s Moon. Thus, the Moon was not created from Earth but evolved from Kingu, while, after the cosmic collision, Nibiru became the 12th planet of our Solar System.
        Isn’t it time for The New York Times to finally recognize the works of Sitchin who explains these cosmic happenings as they were told on the clay tablets found in 1850 in Iraq concerning the Sumerian Civilization? These 5,000 plus year-old tablets are one of the greatest historical finds imaginable and yet, 150 years after they were discovered, they are still ignored by conventional history, education and The New York Times. Why?

Kenneth J. Pollinger, Ph.D.
Retired Sociology Professor (SUNY)

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