Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 2 months, and 1 day



  • Hello for All

    Neocatastrophism seems headed in the right direction. The sudden climate stabilization at the end of the Pleistocene may be actually associated with the catastrophic effect of the impact of a prehistoric comet fragments (not a comet), initiating a new climate order, the Holocene.

    After new information and technologies available, it is possible to identify the scars of meteoritic event today on the Internet, using Google Earth, thousands of craters, and countless are enough to imagine the effects on climate and biota of the planet, including human and their culture, with catastrophic meteor explosions of atomic bombs power.

    The scars left by the explosions of meteors on the continents are identified in the “Palaeolagoons” worldwide. They are distributed to near our backyards, stem from the process a little different from the conventional impacts of small asteroids. Often the Palaeolagoons ranging from a few hundred meters to a few tens of kilometers in diameter. They are aligned and elliptical structures where impactites could be found, and they could be 12,900 years old, or younger.

    The research, unpublished, will appear in Panel: “Palaeolagoons – new perspective to the meteoritic craters in Brazil,” during 13. National Astronomy Meeting (Encontro Nacional de Astronomia)- ENAST 2010 on Recife, Brazil, November 13/14.

    More about Neocatastrophism and Palaeolagoons, with the research state of the art (in English), and the Panel’s meeting (in Portuguese) is available in the annexes of the site:

    best regards

  • Cerro el Colorado, 29.245451 -102.178033, 1.742 km el high, 1.525 km el low central crater with half ring of tilted pale bedrock, 1.000 km el green lake draining NE, 14.5 km blasted area size NS: Cox: Murray 2010.11.11

    29.245451 -102.178033
    Cerro el Colorado,
    1.742 km el high,
    1.525 km el low central crater,
    1.000 km el green lake draining NE,
    14.5 km blasted area size NS,
    good ground photos available via Google Earth.

    I found this unique crater with NASA WorldWind 1.4 2010.11.11, about 120 km E of Big Bend National Park.
    Google Maps has excellent images and Terrain map.

    The central mountain shows a half-ring of tilted pale sedimentary strata, the same color as the bare rock all around — may be the result of a fairly very high pressure, density, and temparature air burst plasma torch tornado that was stationary for a few minutes.

    geoablation ridge S of Cerro el Colorado 28.986 -101.941: Cox: Murray 2010.11.11

    geoablative impact melt draped over plateau, ~20 m thick, S of Cerro el Colorado 29.057 -101.967: Cox: Murray 2010.11.11

  • E.P. Grondine

    Hi Pierson –

    They could be older than 10,900 BCE as well. We won’t know until they are dated.

  • Dear Grondine

    Yes you are right, many Paleolagoons may be even older.

    If you consider that other changes in the Pleistocene climate may be associated with other cosmic events, in another series of frequency, or this same.

    In any case, in the same Palaeolagoons field where I found possibles impactites, molten rock impact, scientists have identified a quartz clasts in sediment 12,900 BP old in Quari paleolagoon on PiauĂ­, BR. These are important clues for a cosmic hypothesis.,-42.744284&spn=0.006754,0.009602&z=17

    Near your home such a structure may exist.

    The search continues!

  • Steve Garcia

    George –

    Somehow I don’t recall this post, nor this article. If I had, the name Metzger would probably have meant more ot me as I read some of Surovells’ papers on Clovis Man and mammoths.

    The abstract includes this, “Although few Clovis sites contain evidence of an immediate post-Clovis occupation, interpreting that absence as population collapse is problematic because the great majority of Paleoindian sites also lack immediately succeeding occupations.”

    This is actually correct, as far as it goes.

    Dennis Stanford a few years back pointed out that the great majority of Clovis sites were NOT out west, but were in the East and SE of the USA. At the time that was a revelation for me.

    Whenever mammoths are mentioned, the attention is always out West, and that is hogwash. But there is SOME East-West balance restored when NOT mentioning mammoths. Eastern sites ARE mentioned.

    That being the case, George, do you have anything in your own head about Clovis sites in the East in terms of last dates of occupation?

    I can look it up, but I want this discussed here, so am posting…

    Now to read the whole paper linked here. I used the link just above the window.