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 1 day

Clovis Comet Crater?

Internet science gadfly, Mr. Thomas Lee Elifritz, suggested a couple of years ago that the subtle elevation feature in Ontario described in his monograph below might be a candidate for what might remains after a large impact into the Pleistocene ice sheet. Like Mr. Elifritz or not, it is an interesting feature and I thought worth posting. If someone has access to Canadian LiDAR imaging I would love to see it more clearly.
Here is a Google Maps link, check out the dramatic and unmistakable outwash channel “spurting” from the southeast terminus of the feature.

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  • I really don’t like working you guys up into a frenzy again, but here goes :

    http://www.lifeform.org/2012/02/02/extraterrestrial-material-found-in-younger-dryas-black-mat/

  • George Howard

    I knew it, TL, but you announced it! Thanks, GAH.

  • Although their reasoning is even more circuitous, THIS GROUP apparently agrees with the YD impact hypothesis as well.

  • George Howard

    I know.

  • I’m still skeptical. I need more. This kind of horizon should be able to yield something a little more definitive.

  • Hermannn Burchard

    As erudite folk we like to study all aspects of our subject. King Clovis was one of the most influential men of history, shaping to this day Western and Central Europe.

  • Hermann Burchard

    As erudite folk we like to study all aspects of our subject. King Clovis was one of the most influential men of history, shaping to this day Western and Central Europe.

    King Clovis gave his name to the city of Clovis, NM because the daughter of the railroad station manager was taking a course in French history. He was one of the most influential men of all times, shaping European events to this day. His name means Famous or Honored Slayer. The first part is the same root as in Greek names like Pericles, Aristocles (=Plato). The second part as in victim, Viking (most sources misread Viking as from some other root). His wife Saint Clothilda shares the same first part of the name. By converting her husband to the Catholic faith she gave him the powerful alliance of the Church, but his own prowess and good fortune allowed him to subjugate and/ or defeat other tribes and create what today is France.

  • Hermann Burchard

    Lost part of preceding entry: Clovis is a modern contraction of Old Frankish Chlodowech, the ch sound as in JSB, “Bach,”
    a raspy sound in the back of the throat.

    Also derived from the same name are Louis, Ludwig, Lewis. The two parts are Chlodo, renowned, and wich, slayer.

  • Steve Garcia

    Hermann –

    I had a giggle at mention of Clovis. I am a descendant of Clovis, as far as my family is concerned. He was the first king of the first line of French kings – the philosopher kings, the Merovingians – he is considered to be the first king of France. My mother’s maiden name – Guise – is a big name in French history and I have many a Louis (Clovis) in my lineage besides him.

    Clovis promised his wife to change to Christianity if his army won a certain battle (the name long since forgotten here), which they did. (But he never actually practiced the religion.) After that the Church declared itself the anointer of kings all over Europe – which continues to this day (even with the Anglicans in the UK).

  • Steve Garcia

    Hermann, I also would include the name Claude in your list. And there are almost more of those in my mother’s family than those with the name Louis.

  • George Howard