p0: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”
For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.
p1: Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
Section 1: The Andronover Nebula
p1: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”
Orvonton etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the out-dwelling town (The superuniverse domain is the dwelling place for ascending mortals that is outside of the local universe domain, and the seventh Paradise satellite of the Infinite Spirit is the hometown for “the reunions of the struggles and triumphs of the ascendant career” [17:1.9].).” “ton < O.E., tun = town” “or- = O.E., out” “von < M.E., wone = dwelling, dwelling place, domain”
p3: Uversa etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the hub of the superuniverse that is the seventh expression of triune pattern (“U” is the 21st letter of the alphabet, and 21 equals 7 times 3. Hence, the headquarters worlds of the other superuniverses are Cversa, Fversa, Iversa, Lversa, Oversa, and Rversa. The “U” notation is also used in “Umajor the fifth” and “Uminor the third”.)” “versa = L., focus, hub (see endnote entitled “Versa”)”
masculine: metrical sequence of words (He wrote a verse.); also, versus (plaintiff versus defendant); feminine: poetical character (She wrote in verse.); also, vice versa (vice = in the place of another + versa = focus, hub)
“Versa is the nondirectional aspect of “a turning”, that is, the hub; while versus is the directional aspect, the rotation.”
Section 2: The Primary Nebular Stage
p2: astronomers See also (12:2.1,3,5), (15:1.2), (15:3.4), (23:2.21), (23:3.5), (30:3.2,3,4), (41:3.10), (57:3.1,2).
Section 3: The Secondary Nebular Stage
Section 4: Tertiary and Quartan Stages
p2: dark islands See Nigel Nunn’s “Exploding Dark Islands” presentation, which covers the relationship between absoluta, segregata, ultimata and in the creation of ultimatons and how all of this relates to dark islands and black holes.
Section 5: Origin of Monmatia — The Urantia Solar System
p0: Monmatia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the mother (ma) place of (-tia) man (mon)”
p4: Kary Mullis is famous as a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist for his improvement of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique and somewhat infamous for his highly unpopular and outspoken views on subjects outside of his field of expertise. On his website, he recommends books, including “The Urantia Book ostensibly by Extraterrestrials.” His Urantia Book-link goes to a page on his website that lists a few articles from Nature and Science to support a few statements in The Urantia Book that were not supported by science in 1955. Regarding this particular issue, review of Chris Halvorson’s paper on Urantia Book dates is recommended. Wikipedia page: Mullis.
Angona etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the primary (an) generator (gon-) [of the solar system].”
p9: retrograde motion: In Astronomy, this is the motion in a direction opposite to something else. The opposite is called “prograde” motion. All known planets of solar system revolve in orbit around the Sun in the “prograde” direction, i.e. in the same direction as the rotation of the Sun. Many (but not all) comets revolve on retrograde orbits.
p11: In 2007 Chris Halvorson, Ph.D. (physics) gave a 25-minute talk on UFO’s and nonbreathers. In this talk he suggests that the nonbreathers are on a planet at the edge of the Kuiper Belt of astroids, known as the Kuiper Cliff. The “cliff” would be formed by a orbiting planet much like the rings of Saturn get formed by moons that shepherd the space dust to with in their orbit.
Section 6: The Solar System Stage
Matthew Block suggests that the following author was influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
Sir James Jeans, M.A., D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S., The Universe Around Us (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929) Wikipedia page.
p2: The Mercury’s Rotation Report is unlike most of the other reports on UBtheNEWS. This is an instance of how The Urantia Book avoided the pitfall of agreeing with science that was inaccurate at the time of publication. This is the very lowest level of corroboration and might simply have been ignored altogether, except that much controversy has developed due to misunderstandings.
The misunderstandings relate to the use of terminology and the grammatical construction of the relevant sentence. Misunderstandings about these issues have caused Urantia Book readers and non Urantia Book readers alike to conclude that this is an instance of inaccuracy in The Urantia Book. This history of misunderstandings makes the topic an important one to be covered by UBtheNEWS, even though the credibility that the topic provides The Urantia Book is considerably less than the reports about conflicts that have turned in corroborations. In this case, there never was a real conflict between The Urantia Book and the science of 1955, except in the minds of those who misread and/or misinterpreted what it says.
p3: Cornell University article on the moon’s movement and the history of our understanding of this. In Martin Gardner’s book, Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery, he begins Chapter 11: Science in The Urantia Book, Part II criticizing the way UB readers used this as evidence of superhuman credibility in their 1991 publication of “The Science Content in The Urantia Book.”
metric conversion: “. . . within about 17,700 km of the earth . . .”
p5: fifth planet: This planet was named by the Soviet astronomer S.V. Orlov “Phaeton” in 1949. The breakup of Phaeton gave origin to the asteroid belt. In 1950 V.G. Fesenkov explained disintegration of Phaeton by its close encounter with Jupiter. However, this leaves the question why the orbits of the majority of asteroids are so far from Jupiter. Because of this difficulty V.G. Fesenkov later rejected his own model. For more information, I refer the reader to the article “Origin of Asteroids”, by V.A. Bronshtein (1972) available on archive.org (contributed by NASA). Wikipedia page: Phaeton. Wikipedia page: Ceres.
p7: In 2007 Chris Halvorson, Ph.D. (physics) gave a 25-minute talk on UFO’s and nonbreathers. In this talk he suggests that the nonbreathers are on a planet at the edge of the Kuiper Belt of astroids, known as the Kuiper Cliff. The “cliff” would be formed by a orbiting planet much like the rings of Saturn get formed by moons that shepherd the space dust to with in their orbit.
Section 7: The Meteoric Era
There is a direct general correlation between Urantia Book dates and scientific dating based on radiometric technologies for the first 35 million years. Then these dates start a pattern of divergence, culminating in roughly a 1:4 ratio. History of Life by Chris Halvorson, PhD provides a description and explanation for the pattern of divergence that develops.
Section 8: Crustal Stabilization
In his book Discovering the First Complex Life: The Garden of Ediacara (1998), Mt. Holyoke professor, Mark McMenamin, talks about The Urantia Book being ahead of science on the issue of Pangaea and plate tectonics. See Wikipedia: McMenamin.
p2: From Wikipedia: “Study of zircons has found that liquid water must have existed as long ago as 4400 Ma, very soon after the formation of the Earth. This requires the presence of an atmosphere. The Cool Early Earth theory covers a range from about 4400 Ma to 4000 Ma.
“A September 2008 study of zircons found that Australian Hadean rock holds minerals that point to the existence of plate tectonics as early as 4 billion years ago. If this holds true, the previous beliefs about the Hadean period are far from correct.” See UBtheNEWS Oldest Rock Research page.
p3: See UBtheNEWS Ocean Origin Research page.
Metric conversion: “By the end of this period the ocean was world-wide, covering the entire planet to an average depth of over 1.6 km.”
p6: Norlatiadek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the northern (nor) law (la) place (-tia) with Melchize(dek) identification, referring to the legislative activities at the constellation level and the presence of the special Melchizedek schools in this constellation, and implying that this constellation is in the northern regions of the local universe of Nebadon.”
p7: Lanonandek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the no-longer (lan) one (an) – like (on) expression (-dek), referring to the diverse and nonunity nature of Lanonandeks, in descending comparison to Vorondadeks” “-dek < Heb., -dheq = noun-forming suffix (cf., -ness)”
p9: Edentia etymology: The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”
p22: metric conversion: “. . . of almost 14 km at the time . . .”
p24: In his book Discovering the Earliest Complex Life: The Garden of Ediacara, professor Mark McMenamin, who teaches at Mount Holyoke College, credits The Urantia Book with being ahead of science with respect to Continental Drift. In it he quotes the following from The Urantia Book, “The continental land drift continued; increasingly the ocean penetrated the land as long fingerlike seas providing those shallow waters and sheltered bays which are so suitable as a habitat for marine life … [with] the further separation of the landmasses and, in consequence, a further extension of the continental seas … these inland seas of olden times were truly the cradle of evolution.”
McMenamin then writes, “The last quotation in this chapter’s epigraph describes the Proterozoic breakup of the supercontinent Rodinia. This amazing passage, written in the 1930s, anticipates scientific results that did not actually appear in the scientific literature until many decades later. This unusual source is The Urantia Book .4 The name Urantia refers to planet Earth. (McMenamin 1998: 173)
“Like the Book of Mormon and L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics , The Urantia Book is a modern attempt to found a new religion. But the teachings of The Urantia Book , as promoted by the Urantia Foundation and the Urantia Brotherhood, are more mainstream than either Mormonism or dianetics.” To read an expansion of these excerpts, click here.
p6: World of the Cross appears four times. Note that no two instances have the same punctuation. Apparently, this issue never came to the attention of the Standard Reference Text Committee: (20:6.6) as “the world of the cross.” (57:8.6) as the “world of the cross.” (119:8.8) bestowal, the World of the Cross. (188:4.1) as the “World of the Cross.”