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In desperate hole, Pinter grabs another shovel

Nicholas Pinter In a recent interview with NBC News anti-YDB jihadi Nick Pinter claimed that “the pro-impact literature is, at this point, fringe science being promoted by a single journal.” This is nonsense — and easily disproven. The critics of the YDB hypothesis have published 10 times in PNAS (see #1 below), whereas the YDB proponents have published only 8 times (see #2…
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Charles Appleton Day

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Two Ivies in two months confirm YD impact: Pinter of Southern Illinois - Carbondale to NBC: "Fringe science," questions integrity of National Academy of Sciences

A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along North America’s Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims. Scientists have traced the geochemical signature of the BB-sized spherules that rained down back to their source, the 1.5-billion-year-old Quebecia terrane in northeastern Canada near the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. At the time of the impact, the…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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Press Release: Daulton, Pinter and Scott publish finding NO diamonds in Younger Dryas Boundary layer

Impact hypothesis loses its sparkle Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove a catastrophic impact killed off North American megafauna can’t be found Link to Press Release from the Washington University in St. Louis About 12,900 years ago, a sudden cold snap interrupted the gradual warming that had followed the last Ice Age. The cold lasted for the 1,300-year interval known as the Younger…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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Pinter and Scott's Cheap Shot sweeps diamond evidence under rug in rush to undermine heresy

I’ve now had a quick read of the Pinter and Scott paper.  They agree with a lot of what the YD team has published previously regarding carbon spherules, principally that Carbon Spherules of some type can occur in ordinary, modern forest fires – but unfortunately they do not tell us they are in agreement. See here from the 2007 paper that started all this from the original authors of…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

Pro Younger Dryas Impact Papers

Premature rejection in science: The case of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

Dr. James Powell published an extraordinary review paper this week revealing and carefully detailing the premature (and pathological imho) rejection of the YDIH. When combined with Martin Sweatman’s work from earlier this year, the whole sorry story of the unprofessional knee jerk opposition to the theory has finally been told. And what a wonderful and welcome documentarian we have in…
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Scientific Reports: Melted platinum found in Florida swamp marks Younger Dryas cataclysm; Temps reached >3214­°F

Comet Research Group kicks off new journal with blockbuster papers

Popular Press

The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis since 2007

I recently discovered an essay from Graham Hancock that manages to convey both the profound intellectual significance — and petty scholastic drama — of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis since 2007. Hancock doesn’t note his good timing, but as he writes in 2017 it is the 10th anniversary of the Comet Research Group’s Acapulco AGU presentations introducing the YDIH. This…
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Ancient Apocalypse

Repost: CRG on TV

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Here They Go Again: Holliday and Surovell use dozer not trowel

Surovell-Holliday 2012 Tusk commentary Vance Holliday and Todd Surovell published a paper in PLOS One this week. It is unsurprising but again disappointing that these hacks continue their jihad on the YDB hypothesis based on negligent analysis. Particular galling is their wanton substitution of an optical microscope for an electron microscope. I say “wanton” because the publication…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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Andes to Alps: Mahaney et al. field evidence confirms cosmic cause for Black Mat from 10,000 BC

Wrote the book Recent Developments in the Analysis of the Black Mat Layer and Cosmic Impact at 12.8 ka Bibs and Bios: William C. Mahaney, Leslie Keiser, David H. Krinsley, Allen West!, Randy Dirszowsky, Chris C.R. Allen, Pedro Costa Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography Abstract: Recent analyses of sediment samples from “black mat”…
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Charles Appleton Day

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NatGeo actually calls Wally Broecker to discuss evidence for cosmic impact at Younger Dryas start

NatGeo 2007 NatGeo 2008 NatGeo 2013 Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago? Did the planetary upheaval 12,900 years ago come from the heavens—or Earth? Robert Kunzig National Geographic Published September 10, 2013 Why did mammoths, mastodons, and other mega-beasts vanish from North America? Was it because: 1) humans killed them; 2) they couldn’t hack the climate after the…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question