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Welcome to Maverick Science

“The inertia of the human mind and its resistance to innovation are most clearly demonstrated not, as one might expect, by the ignorant mass--which is easily swayed once its imagination is caught--but by professionals with a vested interest in tradition and in the monopoly of learning.  Innovation is a twofold threat to academic mediocrities: it endangers their oracular authority, and it evokes the deeper fear that their whole, laboriously constructed intellectual edifice might collapse.  The academic backwoodsmen have been the curse of genius from Aristarchus to Darwin and Freud; they stretch, a solid and hostile phalanx of pedantic mediocrities, across the centuries.” (Arthur Koestler, The Sleepwalkers [New York, 1959], p. 427.)

Ev Cochrane, author and mythologist
Ev Cochrane

The Central Dogma of modern astronomy holds that the various planets have occupied their present orbits for millions of years while circling peacefully about the Sun.  This belief-system dominates the physical sciences in general and, together with the doctrine of uniformitarianism--i.e., the hypothesis that familiar and continuous processes have driven evolutionary change--it informs the natural sciences as well.  Although the Central Dogma is rarely questioned or subjected to serious critical analysis, Maverick Science presents a wealth of evidence documenting that it is contradicted by the historical record. If this claim can be substantiated, it stands to reason that a scientific revolution is sure to follow the likes of which has seldom been seen. 

The present web site offers a generous sampling of my previously published articles as well as the latest findings from ongoing researches.  Included are several chapters from Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion and the companion volume The Many Faces of Venus:The Planet Venus in Ancient Myth and Religion.  Also included are articles on a variety of subjects, from the origins of ancient myth and religion to archaeoastronomy and evolutionary theory

This site will be updated on a regular basis.  Comments are welcome and will be addressed in a timely manner. (Last updated 9-6-2015) The author can be reached at

Starfucker On Fossil Gods and Forgotten Worlds (2010). A soft cover book of 262 pages published by AEON Press.

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