Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 4 months, and 5 days

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chilton Raved at Watts Up

Rod Chilton of BCC Climate has a guest post on the Younger Dryas over at Watts Up With That that is lighting up the boards, and bringing some welcome new attention to our subject. It also seems that blog force Anthony Watts has taken an interest in the Younger Dryas Boundary Event, having posted three […]

Finally Available in PNAS: Very High Temperature Impact Melt Products: Evidence for Cosmic Impacts \ Airbursts 12,900 years ago

These scientists have identified three contemporaneous levels more than 12,000 years ago, on two continents yielding siliceous scoria-like objects (SLO’s),” said H. Richard Lane, program director of National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Sciences, which funded the research. “SLO’s are indicative of high-energy cosmic airbursts/impacts, bolstering the contention that these events induced […]

Very High Temp Impact Melt Products at 12.9 ka: The PNAS Abstract

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Kerr on Limb: Science writer misleads peeps in public post

Distinguished Science writer Dr. Richard Kerr walked the plank this afternoon in response to this morning’s Knight Science Journalism Tracker inquiry of science writers.

Charles Petit’s casual post brought quick attention from the old-school dean of science writing. Kerr implored his press colleagues to, in effect: Move on, move on…There is nothing […]

PNAS: Very High Temperature Impact Melt Products: Evidence for Cosmic Airbursts/Impacts at Younger Dryas

Well, well. A cat just leapt from the bag.

I don’t have an “as published” copy yet (despite being a co-author). But I will post one just as soon as I do.

See here for UCSB Press Release: Study Jointly Led by UCSB Researcher Finds New Evidence Supporting Theory of Extraterrestrial […]

Dutch Diamonds Demand Extraordinary Explanations

The Aalsterhut / Hut van Mie Pils

The recent paper from van Hoesel et al., Nanodiamonds and wildfire evidence in the Usselo Horizon postdate the Allerød-Younger Dryas Boundary, confirming nanodiamonds in the Dutch Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB), or Usselo Horizon, establishes a cynical new low for the intellectual integrity of […]

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 […]