The Society exploring, debating, checking, investigating and publishing research papers in their journals, using Interdisciplinary Studies. Includes mythology (worldwide and Egyptian) plasma comparative mythology, new chronology and revisionism, Immanuel Velikovsky and many related subjects.
The Society for Interdisciplinary Studies are a very knowledgeable crowd of their multiple disciplines. Some of the founder members were the original people who helped build up the Velikovsky Affair and controversy. They and SIS started and have been studying and discussing topics since the 1960's and 1970's.
A good number can be considered experts in their field as it may be a very left field. Perhaps not in a Peer Reviewed sense but when your knowledge contains very niche interests, alternative subjects and information, there are not that many specialists, then you have authority.
The meetings are very entertaining as others get to share their wide ranging and impacting implications of the ideas you mention to them. Their disciplines expanding your discipline and it can be mind and universe expanding.
Some of the members and researchers are investigating Plasma Cosmology and Electric Universe Theory and how they might explain doomsday folklore, geological and civilisation catastrophes. Especially recent planetary chaos and cosmology, worlds in plasma collision and how these events can tie into new chronologies and dating history.
Mulitdisciplinary: Theories of global cosmic catastrophism demand that there should be corroboration between other disciplines. This makes cosmic catastrophism truly interdisciplinary and inclusive.
Such disciplines and subjects include: Archaeology, stratigraphy, psychology, archaeoastronomy, linguistics, biology, astrophysics, geomagnetism, religion, mythology, astronomy, evolution, palaeontology, various scientific dating methods, biblical studies.
If you like or want serious academic work, research papers using lots of references, cross checking from other SIS members, a Peer Review system, then welcome to The Society.
A Society for Interdisciplinary Studies
The ‘Principal Object’ is stated in the original constitution of the Society: ‘to advance the education of the public, and, through the combined use of historical and contemporary evidence of all kinds, to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to, and specialised research into, scientific and scholarly problems inherent in the uniformitarian theories in astronomy and Earth history, and thus to promote active consideration by scientists, scholars and students of alternatives to those theories.’
As a consequence of this object, the Society does not endorse any particular theory or solution, including those proposed by Immanuel Velikovsky. The Society studiously avoids any form of bias or censorship.
The Society for Interdisciplinary Studies
But... If you are an EU theory follower/investigator you have to remember that this is not an EUT organisation. You might be slightly surprised at the friendly mocking, even slight pitying, for the passion of EUers by some but not all SIS members. This may seem strange for a group that is still testing the ideas of a Velikovskian solar system and human history.
But... SIS and a number of its members are not EU or even Plasma Cosmology people. They are into a multitude of theories and these may be based on a framework of a Gravity Universe and a nuclear fusion Sun. Until evidence and logic concludes otherwise.
Contributors to the publications, forum and talks at meetings or conferences have included Robert Johnson, Phillip Clapham, Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs, Barry Curnock, J Eric Aitchison, Peter Fairlie-Clarke, Trevor Palmer, David Roth, Dwardu Cardona, Emmet Sweeney, Wallace Thornhill, Peter Jupp, Adrian Gilbert, Robert Feather and others.
Why the ELECTRIC UNIVERSE® isn’t the same as the Plasma Universe and why it matters by Robert J Johnson was published by The Society. They also printed A Geomagnetic Approach to Traditions of Axis Mundi, Part 1 written by Rens van der Sluijs and Bob Johnson.
2019 SIS membership is between £18 to £29 per year.
Annual membership to The Society previously came with a number of interesting and very diverse published and printed research journals - Chronology and Catastrophism Review. This year there are changes with the editing and publishing team at The Society.
The SIS was formed in 1974 to consider the role global cosmic catastrophes may have played in our history, and even recorded by cultures worldwide in their oral and written ancient traditions. The society also consider the effect catastrophes have on other disciplines, such as biology, cosmology, geology, psychology, archaeoastronomy, astrophysics, linguistics, and other areas such as religion. Catastrophism demands that there should be corroboration between disciplines, making catastrophism truly interdisciplinary and inclusive. The society publishes Chronology and Catastrophism Review.
Campaign for Open Science
British organization founded in 1974 to act as a link between specialists in various disciplines who are interested in the theories of Immanuel Velikovsky. The aim of the society has been "to bring a rational and objective approach to the study of Velikovsky's theories and encourage the detailed evaluation which is their due in the light of the evidence accumulating in their favour."
Meetings for members are held throughout the United Kingdom and public seminars and conferences are organized at universities. While activities are focused in England, membership comes from around the world. The society maintains an extensive archive of reviews, reports, and other material. The society publishes a journal, Chronology & Catastrophism Review