September 9th, 2013 | Tags: asteroid, canada, comet, dartmouth, mark boslough, Sandia Labs, shama, spherules, wu, Younger Dryas Impact | Category: Great papers, impact markers, PNAS, Younger Dryas Boundary: ET or Not? | 108 comments
Where Lies the Younger Dryas Boundary Smoking Gun?
Nice sum up from a creationist blog
U Santa Barbara
Program Note: Boslough\LeCompte colloquy reposted and […]
Cosmic Airbursts – Impacts Leave High Temperature Melt Products at Younger Dryas by George Howard
I discovered a rogue PDF of a 2006 text I have long coveted. It was just as good as expected. Chapter 2.3 is a fascinating summary of the Bruce Masse myth studies, among other goodies, and taught me a thing or two.
Cheers to editors Peter Bobrowsky and Hans Rickman:
But why not France, Bos!?
The news release
Independent investigators have failed to confirm the reports of enhanced concentrations of spherules and platinum-group elements in YD boundary sediments.
Boslough, Surovell et al., January 30, 2013, Arguments and Evidence Against a Younger Dryas Impact Event
Interhemispheric evidence of a cosmic impact […]
Newton’s Great Comet of 1680
Update: A couple of useful links and a popular article on the subject.
I just learned of the discovery of Comet ISON which has apparently electrified the astronomy world for months. What then caught my eye was a paper from David Eichler of Ben Gurion […]
The wisdom of crowds is comforting. Despite the near total news blackout of the recent developments related to our subject, readers have shot Anders Carlson’s 2010 free paper, What Caused the Younger Dryas Cold Event?, to the top of the Most Read articles in the journal Geology.
I am not surprised. This is an absolutely […]
These scientists have identified three contemporaneous levels more than 12,000 years ago, on two continents yielding siliceous scoria-like objects (SLO’s),” said H. Richard Lane, program director of National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Sciences, which funded the research. “SLO’s are indicative of high-energy cosmic airbursts/impacts, bolstering the contention that these events induced […]
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Well, well. A cat just leapt from the bag.
I don’t have an “as published” copy yet (despite being a co-author). But I will post one just as soon as I do.
See here for UCSB Press Release: Study Jointly Led by UCSB Researcher Finds New Evidence Supporting Theory of Extraterrestrial […]
The PNAS paper has a helpful bibliography of recent publications supportive of the hypothesis. It’s worth a separate block quote below.
Nice how the links take you to the cites themselves at the PNAS website.
“Some independent workers have been unable to reproduce earlier YDB results for MSp, CSp, and NDs […]
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