Alice Miller

Alice Miller is “a researcher of all material published on Velikovsky’s research, has written several rebuttals to criticisms leveled against it and has published an annotated volume, the Velikovsky Bibliography. She lives in San Francisco and was planning to publish Gordon Atwater‘s memoir of the events that led to his dismissal as Curator of the Hayden Planetarium and Chairman of the Department of Astronomy of the American Museum of Natural History”.[1]”Contributors”, The Velikovskian: The Journal of Myth, History and Science, Vol. II, No. 3 (1993)

Comments on Carl Sagan

C. Leroy Ellenberger reported that:[2]C. Leroy Ellenberger, “Heretics, Dogmatists and Science’s Reception of New Ideas (Part 4)”, Kronos, Vol. VI No. 4 (Summer 1981)

“In early May 1980, Alice Miller, author of Index to the Works of Immanuel Velikovsky, submitted a detailed, fifteen page, single-spaced typed analysis of Sagan’s “stock article” in BAR Biblical Archaeology Review.(198)[3]Ref 198: Letter, Alice Miller to Hershel Shanks, May 2, 1980 In a magnificent presentation, Miller paired 27 of Sagan’s statements with corresponding rebuttals and/or contradictions from Velikovsky, Kronos and other sources. Her compilation concluded:

“With his condescending and arrogant delivery, Sagan may be enhancing his popular image — at the cost of his own ideal of ‘clear thinking and sound practice’; he should be more concerned with truth — and logic.”

“In expressing BAR’s regrets at not having space to print such “careful, thoughtful and lengthy responses”, Suzanne Singer explained that Sagan was chosen “to speak about some of Velikovsky’s ideas because he was qualified and dispassionate”.(199)[4]Ref 199: Letter, Suzanne F. Singer to Alice Miller, July 16, 1980. Finding this statement incredible, Miller wrote back “But, of course, that was the whole point of my response; Mr. Sagan is NOT qualified or dispassionate in his evaluation of Dr. Velikovsky’s work.”(200)[5]Ref 200: Letter, Alice Miller to Suzanne F. Singer, July 24, 1980.

Selected bibliography

  • Index to the Works of Immanuel Velikovsky (1977)
  • Chronology, 1980. A parallel account of Egyptian and Israelite histories in the light of Velikovsky’s reconstruction. 28 pages. ISBN 0-917994-09-4. Kronos Press. (No. 1 Omega Monograph Series)
  • “The Kensington Runestone, John Whittaker and The Skeptical Inquirer” (Part I & II), The Velikovskian, Vol. II, No. 3 (1993)

 

References   [ + ]

1. ”Contributors”, The Velikovskian: The Journal of Myth, History and Science, Vol. II, No. 3 (1993)
2. C. Leroy Ellenberger, “Heretics, Dogmatists and Science’s Reception of New Ideas (Part 4)”, Kronos, Vol. VI No. 4 (Summer 1981)
3. Ref 198: Letter, Alice Miller to Hershel Shanks, May 2, 1980
4. Ref 199: Letter, Suzanne F. Singer to Alice Miller, July 16, 1980.
5. Ref 200: Letter, Alice Miller to Suzanne F. Singer, July 24, 1980.