Knowing the readers like I do, I just knew they were going to write to me and ask what event happened?? As presented, I wasn't going to be able to answer them.
Thanks for filling that in and I consolidated it for posting. If you want it labeled differently, please let me know and I'll change it.
The following link is a very short, concise, scientific
: analysis of the relationship of Mars and Earth prior to
: seven hundred B.C.
: While the book is posted on a religious website the book
: itself IS NOT a religious work! Not a all! This is very
: strictly a scientific view of unclear and widely speculated
: history. Donald W. Patten, the author, was a professional
: geologist and his co-writer, Samuel R. Windsor was an
: engineer. This is not a faith based work.
: This book, the Mars-Earth Wars, is very much hand in hand with
: Velikovsky's apprehension of cosmic upheaval in recently
: recorded historical times.
: In a nutshell, for some thousands of years Mars was docked in
: a very long elliptical orbit that circled the sun closely
: at one extreme and touched the orbit of a small planet
: which occupied what is presently the asteroid belt outside
: of Mars.
: Every fifty-four years, like fine clockwork, Mars would pass
: between the moon and the Noah's flood side of the Earth and
: then fifty-four years later it would similarly pass the
: other side of Earth. The complete cycle was one hundred
: eight years. This passage on the Noah side was the dreaded
: Day of the Lord when the mountains shook, the land trembled
: and the seas were tossed about in their basins and dragged
: upon the land. The event was commemorated by a mandated,
: annual, solemn celebration known as the Passover. ( I'm not
: sure but I think that even today the Jews use a three
: hundred sixty day year in some religious traditionalisms.)
: It would seem that the new and bright and shinning Venus
: perturbed celestial precision. It appears to have wandered
: about the solar system for a while before contesting with
: Mars. It would further appear that Venus worked havoc on
: the Earth and on Earth's orbit before being consigned to
: it's present bottomless pit, or stable orbit, whichever one
: might choose to call it.
: The balance of the system being thrown, Mars became docked in
: it's present orbit in an electrically discharged state but
: not before a Roche limit encounter with the small planet
: located at the present asteroid belt. While there was no
: collision, the small planet was nonetheless shattered by
: Mars greater gravity and Mars suffered some damage from
: This culmination of the battle of the heavenly hosts seems to
: be about two thousand seven hundred years ago. This lines
: up very well with geological evidence that the Earth
: magnetic field has been degrading significantly to it's
: present extreme low level over about that same period of
: time. If one hypothesizes that a planet is a spherical
: conductor bearing charge and electrostatic-electromagnetic
: field and electrically isolated in a near vacuum then it
: may be that two such planets, in regular randevu, recharge
: each other and thus maintain high electromagnetic field
: potential. This might portend that a suitable planet be
: undocked soon for benefit of Earth. Such an encounter would
: last for a few days at most, that being a mere twinkling of
: the eye in the cosmic scheme of things. Additionally, with
: a full charge the Earth's magneto sphere should healthy for
: about a thousand years in regard to the decay curve.
: If Earth should be recharged then the potential for orbit and
: time displacement becomes a question, again.