Kerr Watch

Number of days writer Richard Kerr has failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 4 years, 3 months, and 9 days

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Common culture embraces the Younger Dryas Boundary theory

Abstract: van Hoesel and Company discredit evidence they provide

Here is an abstract for a curious study from our Dutch critics. They call into question the presence of shocked quartz in the YDB despite the YDB “team” itself never making such claims. (Independent forensic support for the YDB hypothesis by our hero Mahaney did make such a claim for the Venezuelan deposits).

 

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Napier Paper

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Tall el-Hammam Excavation: Tusk travels to Hashemite Kingdom in search of biblical catastrophe

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 [...]

Library Fire

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 [...]

University of Chicago: Nanodiamonds prove cosmic impact responsible for ancient climate change

Press Statement 

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 [...]

The Plait Affair: Gross contempt for one’s better

Wickramasinghe and Sir Fred Hoyle

Plait #1

Plait #2

Plait #3

Rebuttal

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 [...]

Joanne Ballard: Amazing pics from field work in European coversands

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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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