Havard’s Avi Loeb, and Florida Tech’s Manasvi Lingam, do science and their own reputations a great disservice in a recently published fake history of the term astrobiology. In their self-described “Treatise,” they present the subject as the result of a simple progression of people and ideas, and provide 120 references purporting to follow the growth in understanding of the subject. They even credit themselves with “theoretical and experimental breakthroughs in resolving the question of how life originated on our planet.”
If you are interested in Covid from Space this is your summer reading. While it is preceded by a variety of other articles, in fact many hundreds if you include the wider literature of Panspermia, these two publication are the starting point for truly understanding Covid. They tell us more about the disease in one fell swoop than all the other global science pubs since January 2020 combined.
Sun et al. calls it quits? Download the PDF file .
An extensively covered journal article by Sun et al. in Science Advances concludes that volcanoes — not a fragmenting comet — caused the Younger Dryas. Sun provides an invaluable trove of data, but less than 72 hours after the publication their interpretation is suffering.
I’ve had the distinct privilege of being in regular touch with Chandra Wickramasinghe this year. Daily emails and regular Skype and Zoom calls have become a wonderful (wonder-full) intellectual dialogue. I am amazed at his ability to stay inspirational and relevant despite his ostracism from the field HE founded: Astrobiology.
What would the planet do without the tireless? I love how our subject draws in gifted obsessives from around the world. One example is Marc Young in Australia who compiled The Bib last year. Soon after The Bib was released, Dr. Martin Sweatman University of Edinburgh picked up and leveraged the easily available information. In […]
Dr. Marc Defant did a great thing this morning by announcing on Twitter and his blog that he had come around to support the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. As I told Marc, my respect for his intellectual integrity soared when I saw his tweet.
Charles S. Cockell deeply injured his discipline and reputation in an upcoming June editorial in Astronomy and Geophysics from the Royal Astronomical Society. His objective in the piece was to review the history of Astrobiology, yet he fails to reference the founders of the modern field: Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe.
UPDATE: Article back up!? The single best article I have read on Panspermia and its corollary, Disease from Space, was written just two years ago. An Australian lecturer and writer named Stephen Fleischfresser authored an extraordinary piece in Cosmos, a science publishing platform sponsored by the Royal Institute of Australia. I found the wonderfully titled, […]
I’m putting the recent papers concerning Covid from Space from Steele, Wickramasinghe, et al. here together for the time being; and will be developing a bibliography along the lines of The Bib for the YDIH soon. Stay tuned… We propose that the new coronavirus which first appeared in the Hubei province of China was probably linked […]
What a show! The recent past president of the Archaeological Institute of America, Dr. Andrew Moore, appears with Tusk buddies Micah, James and Jason on their wonderful podcast.
Weak studies revealed in new book
Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and his team of researchers believe that the novel coronavirus arrived on meteorites in Oct 2019 and instantaneously infected hundreds of thousands of people through the atmosphere, as meteorites were reported in China, Northern Italy, Michigan in October 2019. This is somewhat at odds with the mainstream assertion that it originated in bats in WUHAN, China. Given this disparity, they went to great lengths to produce a timely research paper to back up their argument.
I was excited today to order a newly published book concerned 100% with the Younger Dryas Impact Event. The author is long-tenured and highly respected geologist, college president, museum director and writer, Dr. James Lawrence Powell. The book can be purchased from Amazon here.
Dr. Ted Steele continues to communicate his heroic effort to compare the genomic sequences of distant Covid-19 infection locations. If the genes show little mutation it could prove the primary infection vector is from above, not handshaking. Unless the intrepid handshaker owned a Gulfstream 6 and managed to press the flesh in several areas of the globe almost simultaneously.
This has been a big couple of years for “UFOs.” Polling says that 33% of Americans believe that intelligent alien life forms have visited our humble planet in visible spacecraft. However, if you ask people if they believe that microbial life forms (bateria, viruses, diatomaceous plankton, tardigrades and the like) are raining more or less […]
I love Jiangwen Qu. He lives on the other side of the planet, I’ve never even traded an email with the guy, but I could hug his neck. Here he is publishing as recently as February 16, 2019 with Dr. Wickramasinghe in a full-throated support of Covid from space. The truth might logically come from […]