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Number of days writer Richard Kerr has failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 3 years, 7 months, and 10 days

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Dear Mr. Singer: An Open Letter to Sandia Labs

Dear Mr. Singer:

Sandia Labs issued a news release on January 30, 2013, with a passage that requires a satisfactory explanation or I believe Sandia Labs has libeled myself [sic] and others researching the Younger Dryas Boundary Impact hypothesis. In the release, titled “Study rebuts hypothesis that comet attacks ended 13,000-year-old Clovis culture,” Sandia Labs published the following quote [...]

PNAS: New evidence from Central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis

 

NOTE:  This post will be “stuck” to the top of the page for the time being. Related new material such as news articles and observations will be blogged subsequent to this post but will appear below.

The old “Drudge Siren” is getting quite a 1st quarter work out. And from what [...]

[Update] Swiss Kiss: Nanodiamonds and Iridium independently confirmed at Bern INQUA session on Younger Dryas climate crash

The titles for the talks and posters at the upcoming INQUA session, The Enigmatic Younger Dryas, have been posted for some time. Typical of scientific conferences, the narrative abstract revealing the findings (or musings) of the presenter is posted later, a few weeks before the conference. The abstracts for the conference have now been [...]

Skeptic Press Release: Daulton, Pinter and Scott publish finding NO diamonds in Younger Dryas Boundary layer

Impact hypothesis loses its sparkle Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove a catastrophic impact killed off North American megafauna can’t be found

Link to Press Release from the Washington University in St. Louis

About 12,900 years ago, a sudden cold snap interrupted the gradual warming that had followed the last Ice Age. The cold lasted for [...]

NatGeo gets it wrong on Carbon Spherules and Nanodiamonds

Don’t get me wrong from the headline.  I love National Geographic.  I have received an issue every month of my entire life.  But the reporter here, John Roach, made a critical mistake in his otherwise largely accurate report regarding Scott and Pinter’s work.

Here is what he says:

What’s [...]

Pinter and Scott's Cheap Shot blows by diamonds in rush to undermine ET heresy

I’ve now had a quick read of the Pinter and Scott paper.  They agree with a lot of what the YD team has published previously regarding carbon spherules, principally that Carbon Spherules of some type can occur in ordinary, modern forest fires – but unfortunately they do not tell us they are in agreement.

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Breaking: Dirt balls -- not diamonds?

(Press Release, Royal Holloway, University of London) — A team of scientists – led by Professor Andrew C Scott of the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London – have revealed that neither comet nor catastrophe were the cause for abrupt climate change [...]

Geology Conference: Radioactive "Green Layer" at Ice Age site in Mexico

The markers were located at a well-known Mexican Ice-Age site

This is particularly interesting in light of Vance Haynes’ entirely separate publication last week.   I cant find much on these folks, or at least Mellissa Scruggs.  Perhaps they are young.  If so, hats off to them.  Their research [...]