Publisher’s Letter

Guarding Against the Impossible

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

In Atlantis Rising #4 Jeane Manning’s cover story focused on “Impossible Inventions that Work.” From heavier-than­-air flight to free energy, she cited many examples of technological achievement which have already proven, and will continue to prove, that conventional wisdom is often wrong. The truth is that just because some people say some­thing is impossible doesn’t make it so. Nevertheless, unfortunately, declarations of “impossibility” are not without impact—affecting perhaps the very fabric of personal and collective reality. So, in mapping the parameters of person­al potential, it…

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The Politics of Intelligent Design

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

As the recent federal court trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, over whether “Intelligent Design” (ID) may be taught in schools, has commanded the attention of the world, it has been fascinating to watch the classic strategies and tactics for achieving political advantage acted out. Once again we have been reminded that, indeed, there is nothing new un­der the sun. Take, for example, the use of the word ‘evolution.’ There is nothing in the current ID theory which denies the re­ality of evolution. In fact, much of…

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A Hundred Issues Down and Counting

By J. Douglas Kenyon

This publication has reached a new plateau. It now takes three digits to tell how many issues we have produced. With issue #100 Atlantis Rising has achieved a longevity that few publications in our niche can equal, which says a lot about our persistence, if not our worth. I must say, that when we launched in November of 1994 it was a challenge to think about getting out even one more issue. As for a hundred? That was beyond imagining. Thanks to two generous friends,…

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A Big Step for Mankind

By J. Douglas Kenyon

One of the problems with producing a bimonthly magazine is that often there are news developments which we would like to report, but their timing does not mesh with our production schedule. As I write this in late December we have all just witnessed an event, which, like Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, could change the future of mankind in a big way, opening the door for affordable human travel beyond this planet. I speak, of course, of the spectacularly successful return to…

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Science and the Vision Thing

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

“Lost Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted” proclaimed a September Wall Street Journal headline (http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB118972683557627104.html). The piece by Robert Lee Hotz focused on the research of med­ical scholar John Ionnidis who, after extensive study, has concluded that more than half of peer-reviewed published scientific research these days is “false.” Ionnidis is a very influential epidemiologist who has studied research methods at academic institutions in Greece and the United States. The problem, he believes, is not so much fraud as bad analysis and erroneous conclusions….

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Probing the Depths of Human History

BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

The other night we were watching a rerun of the History Channel’s report on “Japan’s Underwater Pyramids” (Histo­ry’s Mysteries). An investigation of recent discoveries near Okinawa, which some believe to be artifacts from a lost civilization and others think are natural formations, the program offered interviews with Atlantis Rising favorites Graham Hancock, Robert Schoch and John Anthony West. It is, of course, great fun to watch the mainstream media wrestle with the shocking possibility that the standard historical paradigm—which says, for one thing, civilization is…

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Making Sense Out of ‘Nonsense’

By J. Douglas Kenyon

In June we learned that the so-called Voynich Manuscript has a ‘genuine message.’ That is not to say that the mysterious fifteenth-century book has been translated, only that it must mean something. A statistical analysis of the words and letters in Voynich (named after its discoverer) is now said to reveal patterns consistent with real language. This is a big deal because, up until now, the consensus has been that Voynich is a hoax, containing only gibberish—meant to look like it means something when it…

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When Contents Are Explosive

By J. Douglas Kenyon

For the past two years Atlantis Rising has released several exciting new collections of articles selected from the thousands of explosive pages, which we have published so far. These books contain some of the most astonishing, yet credible, writing on ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, future science, etc., available anywhere. All are now part of what we are calling the Atlantis Rising Magazine Library. Titles released so far include Paradigm Busters, Forgotten Origins, and Missing Connections, but that is only the halfway point in our plan….

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