"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Publications

Selected Publications of Andis Kaulins

Kaulins, Andis (2015), Sky Earth Native America 1: American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy, Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, Amazon, History: Americas, 2015,print edition in color, ISBN: 1517396816  / 9781517396817.

Kaulins, Andis (2015), Sky Earth Native America 2: American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy, Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, Amazon, History: Americas, 2015, print edition in color, ISBN: 1517396832 / 9781517396831.

Kaulins, Andis (2015), Season of Birth, Marriage & Profession: Genes are Profoundly Affected by the Seasons, 68 pages, Amazon, Social Science: General, 2015, print edition in color, ISBN:1512328901 / 9781512328905.

Kaulins, Andis (2014), Law is a Seamless Web - Volume 1: LawPundit 2003-2006, 328 pages, Amazon, print edition in black and white, ISBN: 1500997110 / 9781500997113.

Kaulins, Andis (2014), Law is a Seamless Web - Volume 2: LawPundit 2007-2009, 326 pages, Amazon, print edition in black and white, ISBN: 1502349299 / 9781502349293.

Kaulins, Andis (2014), Law is a Seamless Web - Volume 3: LawPundit 2010-2011, 326 pages, Amazon, print edition in black and white, ISBN: 150255271X / 9781502552716.

Kaulins, Andis (2014), Law is a Seamless Web - Volume 4: LawPundit 2012-2014, 326 pages, Amazon, print edition in black and white, ISBN: 1502977141 / 9781502977144.

Kaulins, Andis (2012) Ancient Signs: The Alphabet & the Origins of Writing, print, color version, 200 pages, ePubli: Berlin, Germany, 2012, ISBN: 978-3-8442-2017-9.
Kaulins, Andis (2012) Ancient Signs: The Alphabet & the Origins of Writing, PDF ebook, color version, 200 pages, ePubli: Berlin, Germany, 2012, no ISBN.

Kaulins, Andis (2012) Ancient Signs: The Alphabet and the Origins of Writing, print, black and white version, 200 pages, ePubli: Berlin, Germany, 2012, ISBN: 978-3-8442-1882-4.
Kaulins, Andis (2012) Ancient Signs: The Alphabet and the Origins of Writing, PDF ebook, black and white version, 200 pages, ePubli: Berlin, Germany, 2012, no ISBN.

Merz, Ludwig (chief editor and author); Hill, John Michael (author); Kaulins, Andis J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) (author); Werner, Heinz Dr.phil. (author) (2000 to the present, starting at the 2nd edition), Langenscheidt Routledge Fachwörterbuch Wirtschaft, Handel und Finanzen Englisch-Deutsch Deutsch-Englisch [Langenscheidt Routledge Dictionary of Business, Commerce and Finance German-English English-German], 4th edition in 2011, 1582 pp. Langenscheidt: Munich, Germany and Routledge: London, England, United Kingdom. The book is currently no longer in print, being replaced by digital dictionaries and smaller, more specific volumes.

Kaulins, Andis (2008) The Phaistos Disc: An Ancient Enigma Solved: Two corroborative Old Elamite scripts can be deciphered using the Greek syllabic values obtained for the Phaistos Disc by A. Kaulins in 1980, Conference paper presented October 31, 2008, at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE PHAISTOS DISK, Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom, as sponsored by Minerva, the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, Jerome E. Eisenberg, Ph.D., editor. The paper is online at: http://ancientworldblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/phaistos-disc-ancient-enigma-solved-two.html while the PPT Power Point Presentation plus transcript is online via the Phaistos Disc blog.

Kaulins, Andis (2008) Der Osnabrücker Bodenhimmel (that link is a .pdf download) [The Hermetic Planisphere at Osnabrück] Forschungskreis Externsteine e.V., Conference paper presented at the 42nd Jahrestagung des Forschungskreises Externsteine e.V., May 1, 2008. Download the article as a .doc at http://www.megaliths.net/DerOsnabrueckerBodenhimmel.doc.

Kaulins, Andis (2007) Das Tanum System - ein alteuropäisches Vermessungssystem ? (that link is a .pdf download) [The Tanum System: Ancient Seafarers as Megalithic Surveyors of Europe and Africa ?] Forschungskreis Externsteine e.V., Conference paper presented at the 41st Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Walther Machalett, May 17, 2007.

Kaulins, Andis (2005), ENGLISH: The Origin of the Cult of Horus in Predynastic Egypt (that link is to a Journal article in the author’s own English translation from the German). Online at the Ancient Egypt Weblog, starting at http://ancientegyptweblog.blogspot.com/2005/10/origin-of-cult-of-horus-page-1.htm
Kaulins, Andis (2005), GERMAN: Zum Ursprung des Horus-Glaubens im vordynastischen Ägypten (that link is a .pdf download to the German version as found in the cited source) [The Origin of the Cult of Horus in Predynastic Egypt], Forschungskreis Externsteine e.V., Journal Article in Efodon Synesis, Issue 5, Sept./Okt. 2005, Vol. 12, Nr. 71, pp. 19-31, found online at http://www.efodon.de/html/archiv/pyramiden/weitere/2005-SY5%20kaulins_horusglaube.pdf

Kaulins, Andis (2005), GERMAN: Die Himmelsscheibe von Nebra: Beweisführung und Deutung, Efodon Synesis, Issue 2, März/April, 2005, Vol. 12, Nr. 68, pp. 45-51, but not available in their archives. It is online at the Ancient World Blog: http://ancientworldblog.blogspot.com/2005/07/die-himmelsscheibe-von-nebra.htm. The English language version is here:
Kaulins, Andis (2005), ENGLISH: The Nebra Sky Disk: Evidence and Interpretation, found online at http://www.megaliths.net/nebraskydisk.pdf.

Kaulins, Andis (2005) Sternensteine - Darstellungen frühgeschichtlicher Astronomie am Beispiel der Externsteine [Star Stones - Prehistoric Astronomy on the Example of the Extern Stones] (Conference Presentation May 6-7, 2005, Horn/Externsteine, 39. Arbeitstagung des Arbeits und Forschungskreises Walther Machalett für Vor und Frühgeschichte e.V.). Online at http://www.megaliths.net/DieExternsteineKaulins.pdf.

Kaulins, Andis (softcover 2003, hardcover 2006) Stars Stones and Scholars : The Decipherment of the Megaliths as an Ancient Survey of the Earth by Astronomy. 1st edition, 2003 (softcover) ISBN: 1412013445, 9781412013444, 2006 (hardcover) ISBN: 1412201357, 9781412201353, Trafford Publishing (originally in Victoria, BC, Canada, now in Bloomington, Indiana, USA). http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000167707/Stars-Stones-and-Scholars.aspx.

Kaulins, Andis (1998) Waren die Pharaonen Legastheniker? (Dyslexia Journal, Nr. 3, Winter, 1998/1999, pp. 8-11). The article is online at  http://www.andiskaulins.com/publications/dyslexia/dyslexia.htm.

Kaulins, Andis (1994) Infinity One : A Minoan Computer Adventure (a PC computer game adventure initially written entirely by Andis Kaulins in Atari STOS and converted by Andis Kaulins to the PC via Visual Basic for Microsoft Windows™, ca. 10 MB), 1st ed., Göttingen, Germany: Isandis Industries International Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Infinity One was reviewed by Günter Haupt in Windows aktuell April/Mai Ausgabe 4/5, 1995, see http://www.andiskaulins.com/publications/infinityone/infinityonereview.htm

Kaulins, Andis (1981) An Astrological Zodiac in the Script of Easter Island, 1st ed., Darmstadt, Germany, as Volume 4 in the series Origins : Studies in the History of Mankind and its Languages, ed. Andis Kaulins, online at http://www.andiskaulins.com/publications/easterisland/easter.htm

Kaulins, Andis & Breidaks, A. (1980) The Relation of the Baltic Languages to Illyrian, 1st ed., Darmstadt, Germany, as Volume 3 in the series Origins Studies in the History of Mankind and its Languages, ed. Andis Kaulins, online at http://www.andiskaulins.com/publications/illyrians/illyrians.htm

Kaulins, Andis (1980) The Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza: An Ancient Starfinder and Calendar, 1st ed., Darmstadt, Germany, as Volume 2 in the series Origins : Studies in the History of Mankind and its Languages, ed. Andis Kaulins, online at http://www.andiskaulins.com/publications/etruscans/etruscans.htm

Kaulins, Andis (1980) The Phaistos Disc: Hieroglyphic Greek with Euclidean Dimensions : The "Lost Proof" of Parallel Lines, 1st ed., Darmstadt, Germany, Volume 1 in the series Origins Studies in the History of Mankind and its Languages, ed. Andis Kaulins, online at http://www.andiskaulins.com/publications/phaistos/phaistos.htm

Kaulins, Andis and Kim, Kie-Taek, editors (1979) The foreign policies and foreign trade of the German Democratic Republic and the Korean Democratic People's Republic: Die Aussenpolitik und der Aussenhandel der DDR und der KDVR, 1st ed., Kiel, Germany: German Korea Studies Group, Kim, Youn-Soo publisher. Conference Proceedings. Recommended by Professor Rüdiger Frank of Berlin for the study of divided nations: see http://www.andiskaulins.com/publications/dividednations/dividednations.htm

Loeber, Dietrich Andre and Kaulins, Andis (1976) Baltic Law and Culture in the Mirror of the Latvian Supreme Court Decisions 1918-1940, Conference Paper presented at the Fifth Conference on Baltic Studies, Columbia University. See Abstract.

My Comments

I have written and published a number of books and articles focusing on the history of civilization. This field of inquiry developed out of various legal projects involving legal history, in the course of which strong conflicts in analysis surfaced, suggesting that much historical research was badly flawed.

My historical interest began when Professor Herbert Packer at Stanford Law School, author of The Limits of the Criminal Sanction, a book published by the Stanford University Press, hired me as his assistant during my law student days to organize some original papers of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, including some papers of the late Judge Learned Hand.

That work, after Professor Packer’s untimely passing, led to my collaboration and friendship with my subsequent Stanford mentor, Professor John Kaplan, author of several books which I had the pleasure to edit as a law student, including what became a leading college textbook on Criminal Justice as well as Marijuana: The New Prohibition (see the review here), which anticipated current developments in drug policy 45 years ago.

John’s major contribution to my own intellectual development was his great skepticism of the rationality of mainstream fact-finding and decision-making.

John was of the opinion that many people in positions of responsibility do not do their homework thoroughly or objectively enough and that many of the FACTS upon which society based its decisions were poorly researched. Hence, the DECISIONS that were based on such faulty research were simply often falsely based. Things were not as they seemed.

John urged to ALWAYS go back to original sources first and never make important decisions or conclusions drawn on second-hand knowledge, research or information. He said this applied not only to the law but to all areas of life.

Since those early days I have learned to greatly distrust mainstream conclusions, especially in the “soft sciences”, i.e. the humanities, where unfounded theories often run rampant and where probative evidence is often secondary to academic politics and other non-scholarly motivations.

Indeed, many academics fail badly at research. See Research Skills are not everything – but close: Research Skills in Academia FAIL according to Berkeley study referred to at http://lawpundit.wordpress.com/2004/01/26/research-skills-are-not-everything-but-close-research-skills-in-academia-fail-according-to-berkeley-study/.

One of America’s greatest contributions to the rule of law was the modern adoption of the "best evidence" rule. In ancient times, people could be sent to the gallows on hearsay evidence ("that heard said") and on the authority of the accuser ("not what, but who"), which led to great injustice. Today, the burden of proof is stricter. We go to the best ORIGINAL source. We check and recheck. We ask: "What is really true?" That in any case is the optimal application.

Many of the humanities, unlike the physical sciences, do not have to prove that their theoretical "motors" actually run. This is also a problem with legal theories – e.g. drug abuse laws. It is often sufficient if enough prominent names claim that the theories "run", even if they actually do not work.

In the political sphere, we need only to refer to the ill-fated doctrines of Marx and Engels as one example of theoretical blindness to the actual evidence.

Another example is found in Archaeology in the 40-year mainstream academic resistance to the decipherment of the Maya hieroglyphs by Juri Knorosow.

The great number of backward laggards in academia is not really a surprise. Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn treat false "science" paradigms at length.

A neutral assessment of historical research shows that much of what is written by mainstream scholars about human history is based on myth, unfounded opinion and just plain hearsay.

Much accepted academic and other dogma needs substantial revision. We are still chained by the superstitions and taboos of the witchdoctors of yesteryear.

Take a look at my book, Stars Stones and Scholars and many of my blog postings, which point to hundreds of examples of evidentiary error in the study of the history of civilization. Tragically, many of these historical errors are exerting a substantial, negative impact on our modern world.

Online, I am the founder of the Flickr groups:

I maintain 4 websites (http://www.lawpundit.com, http://www.lexiline.com, http://www.megaliths.net, http://www.andiskaulins.com) and numerous blogs on all matter of subjects, via postings that serve primarily for my own use as online notetakers. Some of these blog postings are later published in book form.