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 4 days

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  • E.P. Grondine

    E.P. Grondine
    December 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    Being as how it is Christmas, it is time for me to say something nice about Dave Morrison.

    One of the finest things that he did in his career was exposing Velikovsky’s nonsense, and doing his best to put a stop to it.

    In that, he was joined by astronomer H. Shapely, an expert on impact.

    It is too bad that Velikovsky wasted the time of both of them, and confused so many people.

    Yes, Han, there will be a growth layer over the impactite layer. One which ends 1,000 years or so later.
    Hermann, have you ever worked out the mass of the Moon?

    Han Kloosterman
    December 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    One of the finest things Velikovsky did in his career was exposing the uniformitarian nonsense.
    What was his role or influence in the K-T discoveries? Did these become possible because pa Alvarez, being a physicist, had not been conditionned in uniformitarian dogmas, or because son Alvarez when working for his PhD under Harry Hess had become acquainted with Velikovskian catastrophism?
    Hess, not a Velikovskian, was the only geologist who said that Vel. should be granted a hearing, and he organised a Vel. workshop.
    Son Alvarez doesn’t mention that in his Tyrannosaurus book.
    Did he participate in the workshop?

  • E.P. Grondine

    Hi Hermann –

    Like Teller, Alvarez was completely familiar with Shoemaker’s work on scaling laws,
    and more importantly, he was completely familiar with the data being returned by DoD
    blast detection systems.

    Sorry, but Velikovsky and Hess had nothing to do with the Alvarez’s KT work.

    Once more, Thanks, Dave.