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 4 days

Dutch Diamonds Demand Extraordinary Explanations

The Aalsterhut / Hut van Mie Pils

The recent paper from van Hoesel et al., Nanodiamonds and wildfire evidence in the Usselo Horizon postdate the Allerød-Younger Dryas Boundary, confirming nanodiamonds in the Dutch Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB), or Usselo Horizon, establishes a cynical new low for the intellectual integrity of […]

Faint Praise: Nanodiamonds Confirmed in Usselo Horizon, Dutch Sci Nonetheless Prevaricate and Backflip


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Now Available: Pigati, Wetlands and Volcanoes

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Breaking: New PNAS Study Claims Black Mat Blast Materials Common To Wetlands

I’ll soon have the actual paper, but below is Sid Perkin’s take at Science Magazine. The news article itself already reveals what appears to be a fundamental misunderstanding of the YDB team’s previous results. The YDB team does not claim the blast spherules are from space. They believe they are terrestrial. The […]

PNAS: New evidence from Central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis


NOTE: This post will be “stuck” to the top of the page for the time being. Related new material such as news articles and observations will be blogged subsequent to this post but will appear below.

The old “Drudge Siren” is getting quite a 1st quarter work out. And from what […]

Trust but Verify: Independent confirmations of the Younger Dryas Impact Boundary

Skeptics of the YDIB hypothesis frequently state that “no one can reproduce the YDIB results” (Kerr, 2010); “nobody has found anything” (Kerr, 2010); there is a “lack of reproducibility of data” (Holliday, 2011); and “unique peaks in concentrations at the YD onset have yet to be reproduced” Pinter (2011). These casual dismissals […]

Layer upon Layer: Dallas Abbott finds cosmic tsunami debris, well inland, throughout Holocene

PROGRAM NOTE: Can anyone “see” the embedded paper below within the window without a click?! For some reason I cannot…

UPDATE: I can see it now. I should note, however, that these debris were from something that would have CAUSED a tsunami and then rained from above — not from a wave that reached the […]

Wickramasinghe: Death from Above

Check out this great summary paper from the irrepressible Chandra Wickramasinghe. Wickramasinghe just keeps going and going and going — even without his side-kick Sir Fred Hoyle.

Hoyle and Wickramasinghe’s decades-old contention that life evolved in space and spreads via comets is convincing to me. Not only do they have substantial data […]

[Update] Swiss Kiss: Nanodiamonds and Iridium independently confirmed at Bern INQUA session on Younger Dryas climate crash

The titles for the talks and posters at the upcoming INQUA session, The Enigmatic Younger Dryas, have been posted for some time. Typical of scientific conferences, the narrative abstract revealing the findings (or musings) of the presenter is posted later, a few weeks before the conference. The abstracts for the conference have […]

Australian Comet to Fireball paper here

A diagram of the ‘northern’ fireball drawn by graphic designer, David Sawell of Burpengary(about 7 km south of Caboolture) who saw the fireball travelling in a northwest direction. The characterof this fireball seems to be different from the western and southern fireballs.

Green Fireballs and Ball Lightning

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Approaching Comet Schwassmann–Wachmann spawned Australian Fireballs in 2006

Green fireballs that streaked across the sky and rolled down an Australian mountainside four years ago, spurring reports of UFOs in the area, might have been meteors and ball lightning, a researcher suggests.

At least three traffic-light green fireballs brighter than the moon but not as bright […]