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Panspermia

The Wickramsinghe Affair: Letter of Inquiry

I emailed an inquiry to Hermine Landt-Wilman of Durham University, and Chair of the Organizing Committee for the Astrobiology Conference that rudely canceled Chandra Wickramasinghe’s Public Lecture in April. I introduced the affair in a post here. I will post any further correspondence from or with Durham University or Landt-Wilman below as it is received. I also intend to send another…
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Chandra Wickramasinghe, Cambridge ('60), Member of the Order of the British Empire ('22), cancelled for life lecture at Durham University: A Tusk Investigation

An Open Letter on Panspermia

Panspermia

Chandra Wickramasinghe, Cambridge ('60), Member of the Order of the British Empire ('22), cancelled for life lecture at Durham University: A Tusk Investigation

Tusk buddy Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe was gleefully invited by Durham University to give an evening lecture this April on the origin of life. And was cancelled today without courtesy or explanation. Queen Elizabeth II thought well enough of Chandra to appoint him, the year she died, to be a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Read the invitation and cancellation below for…
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The Wickramsinghe Affair: Letter of Inquiry

An Open Letter on Panspermia

Pro Younger Dryas Impact Papers

Scientific Reports: Melted platinum found in Florida swamp marks Younger Dryas cataclysm; Temps reached >3214­°F

Nature link The different age components are used to evaluate the age of each sample. Other information, such as stratigraphy and artifacts, are used to select components most likely to represent the depositional age. We also have well-dated YDB microspherule and platinum peaks at more than 40 sites across 5 continents that, when present, provide useful chronostratigraphic anchors for selecting…
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Comet Research Group kicks off new journal with blockbuster papers

Alpine Younger Dryas Impact evidence

Podcast

Tusk Unplugged on DemystifySci

One of the many cool things about going on podcasts is being invited to guest and discovering a new podcast you love! That was certainly the case with Demystify Sci with Michael and Anastasia. I could not have enjoyed the conversation more. They are both highly intelligent, which beats the alternative and allows a guest to talk “up” to their level of understanding, rather than…
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A statement from Randall Carlson

Tusk Buddies

Tusk TV

Video Round-up and the Foxhole

There is so much excellent content coming out from Cosmic Summit 2024 speakers it is hard to keep up. See below for some wonderful new work from these Tusk buddies — and my new podcast The Foxhole. Jahannah James runs down the plasmoid technology The Comprehensive and Well-curated Plasmoid Playlist Jahannah James absolutely nails it here. This technology is extraordinarily difficult to…
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Cosmic Summit speaker videos

Special Event: Randall Carlson Halloween video lecture

The Thunderstorm Generator

Impact deniers

Pro Younger Dryas Impact PapersYounger Dryas Impact Evidence

Comet Research Group kicks off new journal with blockbuster papers

The Comet Research Group published profoundly important new data this weekend concerning the Younger Dryas Impact. A series of three papers were led by Dr. Andrew M.T. Moore, former President of the Archaeological Institute of America, concerning the catastrophe in earliest Mesopotamia, and a single paper was led by Dr. Robert Hermes, of Los Alamos National Laboratory, comparing and contrasting…
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Scientific Reports: Melted platinum found in Florida swamp marks Younger Dryas cataclysm; Temps reached >3214­°F

Alpine Younger Dryas Impact evidence

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Impact deniers

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Impact deniers

As a wiseman once told me, long periods of quiessence are subject to interruption by stochastic attacks with surprising frequency. So it was no surprise to the Tusk to see the YD impact deniers crawl out of the woodwork and publish a shrill and hysterical denial of peer-reviewed data last week. I’m happy to publish the ad hominem and unscientific embarrassment that is Holliday et al. 2023. I…
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Good god!! Is this the other Tusk?

The Thunderstorm Generator