Tall el-Hammam, Jordan Valley, Jordan
Nice background comment from Phil Clapham — who got me into this
Your correspondent has some fun news to share. The Tusk is writing from downtown Amman, Jordan, after joining Trinity Southwest University on a fabulous dig for biblical Sodom.
I have been meaning for weeks [...]
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 [...]
Hot thread at WUWT
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 known [...]
Wickramasinghe and Sir Fred Hoyle
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 (to use [...]
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to an inquiry from the Tusk, Joanne Ballard of the University of Tennessee very graciously provided our blog the unpublished photos, field notes and narrative below from her recent trip to Netherlands.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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