Kerr Watch

Number of days writer Richard Kerr has failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 3 years, 9 months, and 29 days

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Elevated Iridium at Younger Dryas in England

A reader recently asked by email why, if cosmic blast materials have been found on the continent in Germany and the Netherlands in Younger Dryas sediments, has nothing been found in the British Isles? Or how about just plain old England, one of the best studied countries on earth?

My correspondent is [...]

Game Changer: Independent Confirmation of ET Materials in Arizona and Dutch Black Mats

Your correspondent was doing some navel gazing last night and checked the academic “cites” for the soon to be even more famous 2007 paper, “Evidence for an extraterrestrial impact 12,900 years ago that contributed to the megafaunal extinctions and the Younger Dryas cooling.”

I’ll be darned if I did not come across a just-added citation from [...]

Trust but Verify: Independent confirmations of the Younger Dryas Impact Boundary

Skeptics of the YDIB hypothesis frequently state that “no one can reproduce the YDIB results” (Kerr, 2010); “nobody has found anything” (Kerr, 2010); there is a “lack of reproducibility of data” (Holliday, 2011); and “unique peaks in concentrations at the YD onset have yet to be reproduced” Pinter (2011). These casual dismissals [...]

[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 [...]