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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, 3 months, and 29 days

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First Harvard, now Dartmouth: More independent evidence for Younger Dryas impact

Vox Clamantis

Cosmic Soil in Human History II: Marie-Agnes Courty’s Dirty Work Through The Years

1998 Article:

Soil Record of an Exceptional Cosmic Event in the Middle East in 2000 BC Marie Agnes Courty by George Howard

2007 Abstract

 

2012 AGU, San [...]

Typical: Boslough ignores LeCompte

 

 [See comments: Boslough responds!]

Boslough et al’s recent paper gives no less than nine separate citations to Todd Surovell’s 2009 publication: An independent evaluation of the Younger Dryas extra-terrestrial hypothesis. The multiple references are not surprising given that the Surovell paper has become a totem of Boslough and other’s crusade to end research into the [...]

Holy Hagiography!: Boslough “Jonesed” By Sandia Labs

I have seen some fawning press releases in my day but this is the most obsequious schlock I have ever encountered. Mark or his mum must have stayed up real late writing this one. I seriously doubt any synthesis rebuttal paper containing so little original work (What did kill all those animals? Global warming?) has ever [...]

Unfiltered: Surovell – Holliday in PNAS, 2009

To a great degree the Tusk itself was a response to my frustration with Todd Surovell and Vance Holliday’s botched 2009 PNAS journal article, “An independent evaluation of the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis,” published three months before this blog began.

Despite my early understanding of the sloppy work of the authors, however, I did [...]

Breaking: Ducks join Gamecocks with press release calling out Surovell, et al. 2009

Today’s press release from the University of Oregon complimenting yesterday’s from the University of South Carolina.

Surovell, et. al 2009 has another serious challenge here.

 

Challengers to Clovis-age impact theory missed key protocols, new study finds

EUGENE, Ore. — (Sept. 18, 2012) — An interdisciplinary team of scientists from seven U.S. institutions says a disregard of [...]

PNAS: Five-Year study rips spear from back of YDB hypothesis

 

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This appears to be the long hoped for independent, intentional, blind, professional and reproducible confirmation of the original 2007 findings of the Younger Dryas Boundary team.

Independent evaluation of conflicting microspherule results from different investigations of the Younger Dryas [...]

Breaking: New PNAS Study Claims Black Mat Blast Materials Common To Wetlands

I’ll soon have the actual paper, but below is Sid Perkin’s take at Science Magazine. The news article itself already reveals what appears to be a fundamental misunderstanding of the YDB team’s previous results. The YDB team does not claim the blast spherules are from space. They believe they are terrestrial. The Lake Cuitzeo [...]