ABSTRACT Intersection with the debris of a large (50-100 km) short-period comet during the Upper Palaeolithic provides a satisfactory explanation for the catastrophe of celestial origin which has been postulated to have occurred around 12900 BP, and which pre-saged a return to ice age conditions of duration 1300 years. The Taurid Complex appears to [...]
Crumbling Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Approaches
Today I added a link to the ‘Great Link’s on the right sidebar to a fine ET extinction and Younger Dryas Boundary round-robin thrown last year by the Journal of Cosmology. The Journal solicited a number of distinguished contributers both supportive and dismissive of the idea the earth encountered a game-changing cosmic swarm 13,000 years ago.
In an independent defense of David Morrison’s ham-handed screed in the (giggle) Skeptical Inquirer challenging the science of the YDB event, respected British astronomer Bill Napier invokes some greats of the past — in particular, Fred Whipple of Harvard, the grandfather of American comet science — in support of his central claim that [...]
GIANT COMETS — MESSENGERS OF LIFE AND DEATH William P. Napier (Appeared in an anthology: “God, the universe and men – Why do we exist?” (ed. Wabbel, T.D.), Patmos, Dusseldorf, 2003 (original in German). A Neolithic comet Comets are jokers in the celestial pack. They irrupt, usually without forewarning, into the orderly progression of [...]