Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 3 months, and 3 days

Mark U. Boslough

 

As a rule, the Tusk is scrupulously clean of politics. There is a reference in my own blog bio to being a former conservative policy staffer in the US Senate, but that is background and not polemics. I am old fashioned and believe politics is generally if not inherently destructive of sound inquiry. […]

Library Fire

Update: I have now re-uploaded another half dozen publications to recent posts. Slowly but surely…

A disaster befell our favorite blog late this summer and for weeks I have cowered under my digital bed, pained and confused about what is to be done. While still tender, I […]

University of Chicago: Nanodiamonds prove cosmic impact responsible for ancient climate change

Press Statement

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Microscopic Diamonds Suggest Cosmic Impact Responsible for Major Period of Climate Change

A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change […]

The Plait Affair: Gross contempt for one’s better

Wickramasinghe and Sir Fred Hoyle

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Rebuttal

Space plankton at ProfChandra

Though Panspermia is not the focus of this blog, I consider the theory and body of evidence a friendly intellectual cousin to the Tusk’s Coherent Catastrophism and worthy of defense on the same grounds. Both philosophies […]

Joanne Ballard: Amazing pics from field work in European coversands

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In response to an inquiry from the Tusk, Joanne Ballard of the University of Tennessee very graciously provided our blog the unpublished photos, field notes and narrative below from her recent trip to Netherlands. She personally inspects and samples the Usselo Boundary, or black mat of Europe. Absolutely fascinating.

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Those darn nanodiamonds again in a High-Impact journal: More hard evidence and 26 independent researchers confirm cosmic Ice Age catastrophe

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August 31st, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | 2 comments

Another requiem: Holiday-Meltzer doth protest too much

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International Space Station: Window scum supports Wickramasinghe and Sir Fred’s long contention of teeming life in space

 

The space station is orbiting the earth in a total vacuum, there is no air, so it is a total defiance of the laws of physics to say these organisms were blown into space from Earth.

‘The only explanation is that they have come from elsewhere in space, and this supports […]

Shaken not stirred: Zamora proposes ice impacts into fluidized sand surface to explain bays

Just Sayin’: Not all bays were lakes

Chris Moore, Andy Ivester and other skeptics of sudden bay formation recently published a beautiful poster detailing their findings and discussing their conclusions. I was impressed and disappointed. Impressed to see thoughtful research into the bay phenomena, disappointed that it ignored our previous published work determining that at least one (and presumably many more) Carolina […]

Found again: Cosmic geochemistry identified at Younger Dryas Boundary by independent international research team

In Search for Fingerprints of an Extraterrestrial Event: Trace Element Characteristics of Sediments from… by George Howard

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