Exploring abrupt climate change and pandemic induced by comets and asteroids during human history

September 2012

Restored from the library fire 1/11/20
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…
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…
Restored from the library fire 1/11/20
    Download the PDF file . Working on getting the paper. [Update: Got it above} 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…
Restored from the library fire 1/11/20
  Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!! — Wilbur Wright, June, 1903   No one has yet invented an explanation which will fully account for all the facts observed – Douglas Johnson, regarding Carolina bays, 1942   The Geological Society of America…
 
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