The YDB Event: The Most Recent Global Catastrophe in Human History? MAY 24, 2013 BY NATURAL HISTORIAN
The Chelyabinsk meteor explosion as recorded by a dash-cam of a truck..
Remember the meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this year? A 50 foot diameter object exploded 14 miles above the surface of the earth and created a [...]
Stein B. Jacobsen? and here and here
Program Note: More recent posts can be found below
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 readable
Cosmic Airbursts – Impacts Leave High Temperature Melt Products at Younger Dryas by George Howard
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 [...]
Update: As published in PNAS in July, 2013
“The [Younger Dryas Boundary] theory has reached zombie status,” said Professor Andrew Scott from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway. “Whenever we are able to show flaws and think it is dead [!], it reappears with new, equally unsatisfactory, arguments. [...]
I have seen some fawning press releases in my day but this is the most obsequious schlock I have ever encountered. Mark or his mum must have stayed up real late writing this one. I seriously doubt any synthesis rebuttal paper containing so little original work (What did kill all those animals? Global warming?) has ever [...]
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