THE MORNING SHOW
Dr. Robert Schoch, Ph.D
Geologist and Anthropologist
Could a CME from the sun send us back to the Stone Age or even wipe out civilization? It has happened before, will it happen again?
Dr. Schoch’s research has been instrumental in spurring renewed attention to the interrelationships between geological and astronomical phenomena, natural catastrophes, and the early history of civilization. He discussed his new book Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future.
In it he briefly recaps his two decades of work on the Great Sphinx of Egypt, but more importantly presents his latest research centered on the magnificent Göbekli Tepe complex in Turkey, which confirms his thesis that ancient civilization goes back thousands of years earlier than mainstream historians generally care to acknowledge. Also presented is a new discovery: a reinterpretation of the mysterious rongorongo texts of Easter Island, as the glyphs connect to the work of a prominent plasma physicist. He discusses how solar outbursts and plasma discharges brought about the rapid end of the last ice age and the demise of the early civilizations of that remote period. Also presented is some spectacular cutting-edge science that sheds hopeful light on our future. The book is now available for pre-order on both Barnes & Noble and Amazon!
Dr. Robert M. Schoch, a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University since 1984, earned his Ph.D. (1983) in Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. He also holds an M.S. and M.Phil. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale, as well as degrees in Anthropology (B.A.) and Geology (B.S.) from George Washington University. Additionally, Dr. Schoch is a member of the Advisory Board, Ananda College of Living Wisdom.
Dr. Schoch has been quoted extensively in the media for his pioneering research recasting the date of the Great Sphinx of Egypt (and thus the origins of civilization) using geological analyses, as well as for his work on ancient cultures and monuments in such diverse countries as Egypt, Turkey, Bosnia, Romania, Wales, Scotland, Mexico, Peru, Chile (Easter Island), and Japan. Dr. Schoch’s research has been instrumental in spurring renewed attention to the interrelationships between geological and astronomical phenomena, natural catastrophes, and the early history of civilization. Dr. Schoch has appeared on many radio and television shows and is featured in the Emmy-winning documentary The Mystery of the Sphinx, which first aired on NBC in 1993 (note: the original documentary has since been re-edited and includes supplemental/extraneous material). He is a featured speaker at national and international conferences.
Dr. Schoch is the author or coauthor of both technical and popular books, including the trilogy with R. A. McNally: Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations (1999), Voyages of the Pyramid Builders: The True Origins of the Pyramids from Lost Egypt to Ancient America (2003), and Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization (2005). A recent book publication by Dr. Schoch is The Parapsychology Revolution: A Concise Anthology of Paranormal and Psychical Research (compilation, and a hundred pages of commentary, by Robert M. Schoch and Logan Yonavjak; 2008). Dr. Schoch’s works have been translated into numerous languages and distributed around the world. He is also the coauthor of an environmental science textbook used in universities across the United States, and has contributed to numerous magazines, journals, and reviews on geology, parapsychology, and ancient civilizations. Dr. Schoch’s latest book, Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future, is due to be published by Inner Traditions, Summer 2012.
Dr. Schoch’s website is www.robertschoch.com
prof robert schorch, our sun past and future, july 19, 2012