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Leading scientist predicted pandemic on November 25th, 2019

Q&A on Coronavirus and #diseasefromspace with Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe

March 23, 2020

On the basis of this data, there appears to be a prima facie case for expecting new viral strains to emerge over the coming months and so it would be prudent for Public Health Authorities the world over to be vigilant and prepared for any necessary action. We need hardly to be reminded that the spectre of the 1918 devastating influenza pandemic stares us in the face from across a century.
Chandra Wickramasinghe, Current Science, November 25, 2019

Called it...

Wickramasinghe warns of Cosmic Pandemic on November 25, 2019

Previous Tusk posts concerning Wickramasinghe   On the basis of this data, there appears to be a prima facie case for expecting new viral strains to emerge over the coming months and so it would be prudent for Public Health Authorities the world over to be vigilant and prepared for any necessary action. We need […]

Space.com libels Wickramasinghe

Tusk sends letter of protest to editor, hopes to avoid litigation

March 19, 2020

Previous Tusk posts concerning Wickramasignhe Recent Wickramasinghe publications on Coronavirus from space Click “Research” tab here for bibliography and links to peer-reviewed papers  “No, the coronavirus didn’t come from outer space. We promise.” Chelsea Gohd, Space.Com, March 16, 2020   No, the coronavirus didn’t come from outer space. We Promise. By Chelsea Gohd, March 16, […]

A 3rd communication with Wickramasinghe on Coronavirus from space

Junior scientist Graham Lau plays pseudoscience card on veteran Nature author on Space.com

March 18, 2020

Update: Tusk sends protest letter to Space.com Dr. Wickramsinghe was kind again to share some preprint journal articles and original communications today with the Tusk. See below and earlier posts concerning Wickramasinghe et al. and Coronavirus from space. Last night, sciencey talk pup Graham Lau took a real shot at Dr. C in a terribly […]

America's skeptic changes mind on #ydih

Shermer reads Comet Research Group paper, tweets Hancock

March 16, 2020

Michael Shermer, Founding Publisher of Skeptic Magazine, tweeted Graham Hancock an extraordinary note this week. Shermer announced that based on last week’s blockbuster Abu Hureyra paper he was persuaded to re-think his position on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. What a welcome development in the long effort to win the hearts and minds of persistent critics […]

Planet's earliest agricultural village melted by cosmic hell in Syria

Comet Research Group in Nature

March 7, 2020

The Sun and The Express I am still planning to post some commentary on the substance of the paper itself, but in the meantime I wanted make an observation concerning the lead author, Dr. Andrew Moore. Many followers of the YDIH publishing saga lament for good reason that the subject has not “gone mainstream.” Which, […]

Lake Tahoe Comet Tsunami

Sediments date to Younger Dryas comet impact quake

One of the best things about the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis is finding catastrophic features that may date to the event, but have not yet been directly connected with it. Today I submit one of the finest examples: The Great Lake Tahoe Comet Tsunami. Its is a well-published and uncontroversial fact that in the prehistoric peopled […]

The Bos predicts Hiawatha Crater

Mark Boslough makes prescient calculation in 2013 paper

March 1, 2020

A persistent critic of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis and the Comet Research Group has lately gone quiet on our favorite subject. As the supporting papers and independent confirmations have rolled in, Mark “The Bos” Boslough, is scarcely heard from. His last report even seemed a clumsy attempt to scramble on board with a central […]

Q&A on Coronavirus and disease from space

February 23, 2020

More from Panspermia.org

#divethenipple

Miami Beach "impact crater" goes entirely unstudied

February 20, 2020

Update: The #divethenipple team is working through a variety of explanations for the feature. So far, we have not found a “modern” cause.   If you ever suspected something may be wrong with science look no further. In 2012 brave citizen of Miami Cory Boehne noted that just south of the Port of Miami ship channel, […]

Recent Bolivian Airburst

Iturralde Crater may be not be an "impact" crater

February 19, 2020

…the impactor would have encountered the atmosphere at velocities of approximately 20-50 km/s, and the released energy of the airburst would have been comparable to or greater than any known nuclear explosion. From Wikipedia: The structure was identified on the basis of Landsat imagery in 1985.[2] It is located between the Manupari and Madidi Rivers.[3] […]

Hiawatha Crater: still smokin'?

Crater research team reveals tentative evidence at 2019 AGU

February 15, 2020

I’ve previously posted my frustration with the silence concerning the presumably on-going research to characterize and date this extraordinarily young impact crater in Greenland. I’ll put that rant aside, and repeat the establishment line here (unchanged since the discovery): The cosmic impact crater creating, climate changing, 5-mile deep, 19-mile wide, bowl of molten rock is somewhere […]

Coronavirus from Space?

A heterodox communication from Chandra Wickramasinghe to the Lancet

February 4, 2020

Update: Tusk sends protest letter to Space.com As regulars know, this is the 2nd communication this week from living scientific martyr Dr. Chanda Wickramasinghe to the Tusk, and this one is perhaps the more pressing. Chandra’s note below, shared first on the Tusk, is to the prestigious medical journal The Lancet and a technical communication […]

Claim Jumper

Avi Loeb and Amir Siraj poach ground long settled by Hoyle and Wickramasinghe

February 3, 2020

The Tusk has a flip-side fascination to my obsession with cosmic impact and extinctions: Life on earth and how it got here. Looking into the life story makes a nice yen to the yang of the death story. So I have been fortunate over the years to develop a digital acquaintance and enjoy occasional correspondence […]

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Tusk makes mistake on podcast

February 2, 2020

I made a bad mistake on a great podcast Friday night. I accused Andrew Scott and a gaggle of other Younger Dryas Impact critics of sub-par work in their 2010 paper investigating carbon spherules, they DID use Transmission Electron Microscopes, and I flat out said they used only Optical Microscopes. Thankfully, since I brought the […]

Whither Hiawatha?

Top Science story in 2018 receives zero attention or follow-up in 2019

January 17, 2020

Fourteen months ago the Tusk could not have been happier. Science Magazine not only addressed the Younger Dryas Hypothesis for the first time in a decade, but did so in a lavish, well-written article. The article accompanied the announcement of what seemed could be the long sought ‘smoking gun’ of the YDIH: A massive crater […]

Jumping through Hoopes

University of Kansas professor claims bias in The Bib

January 6, 2020

You would think the Tusk and Marc Young’s effort to develop an easily accessible, comprehensive bibliography of all peer-reviewed literature concerning the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis would prove a pretty uncontroversial matter. Indeed the effort might be appreciated by anyone interested in the subject, regardless of their support for the published evidence of global cataclysm […]

Twitter Tusk

Black mat becoming a thang

December 27, 2019

Well, maybe it’s not really a “thang,” yet. But the Tusk is having some popular fun on Twitter tweeting photographs of the iconic, but relatively unknown, Younger Dryas Black Mat. I think many people interested in our subject have some sense that a clearly visible, multi-continent-wide, destruction layer exists, but many others certainly do not […]

Merry Christmas from the Cosmic Tusk

Adoration of the Magi, fresco by Giotto di Bondone, 1305–06

December 22, 2019
Thrust and Parry

Comet Research Group successfully defends desperate attack from longtime foes

December 11, 2019

Point Counter Point


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