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. The more [...]
Long ago the Tusk noted a fascinating 2010 missive from The Bos concerning the virtue of everyone (else) remaining intellectually flexible. Or, as he put it, having a willingness to “change your mind.” Here is the link and I have copied the text at the bottom.
The Bos’ statement has not aged well. [...]
It is safe to say The Bos is becoming obsessed. Someone please count and let me know, but I believe he has four publications this year seeking to undermine the Younger Dryas Boundary Hypothesis. Over time he has published more than a dozen. Today he is back in PNAS — alone — and in [...]
Wave Shake with Dana Rohrabacher
The Tusk enjoyed a nice long chat this morning with Representative Rohrabacher (R-CA) regarding the Younger Dryas Boundary Event and catastrophism.
What a guy. Surfer, father of nine-year-old-triplets, libertarian conservative icon — and Vice Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
It is telling to read competing journal articles regarding the Younger Dryas Boundary Event. For example below is the recent paper from The Bos, et al., and below that a publication from the YDB team the year before. (I was added as an author to that [...]
The Bos is Back!
Bos Mum on Mars
Update: Coma Just Dust…
Elenin: Sliding Spring backing off a bit…..
Elenin: Probability of Mars Impact 1-120 or so
These media scientists are just too much. Below is bad astronomer Phil Plait validating the Napier Astronomical Model for the Younger Dryas Impact(s) and refuting The Bos’ [...]
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 [...]
Obviously, this whole “salting” thing from The Bos has got me hopping mad — and for good reason.
By implying that the sites were “salted,” The Bos raises the issue of fraud or conspiracy surrounding the modern date he got on his YDB carbon spherule from Gainey, Michigan. But there’s a problem with that [...]