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Permanent Younger Dryas Impact Paper Archive and Bibliography

Welcome to the permanent host page for the most comprehensive bibliography of scientific literature concerning the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. The bibliography was compiled in a collaboration between the Tusk and Mr. Marc Young, an Australian Archaeology & Enviro-Sci undergrad who performed most of the meticulous work. Significantly, this page will include not only the […]

#askneilnow

Tusk challenges Rogan to question Tyson regarding the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

  The Tusk recently appeared as a guest on the UnchartedX YouTube series. It was fun and I have a lot of respect for Ben’s work to publicize the YDIH and the Comet Research Group. But if had to do the podcast over again, I would have made more than a passing reference to an […]

Part Deux

Sweatman rolls out Younger Dryas Impact Lit Review 2nd Edition

Randall on Halloween

Randall Carlson does a great job here explaining a really creepy but profound aspect of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. Halloween, like death festivals worldwide in late October\early November, reflects the trauma inflicted by the Taurid Meteor stream on the ancients during recurring bombardments. As Bill Napier described it once to me, Earth’s intersection with […]

Cosmic geochemistry from global cataclysm found in Palmetto State pond

Christopher Moore of USC nails Platinum Layer at ~12,800 before present in White Pond, South Carolina

  New evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago triggered an abrupt climate change for Earth The muck that’s been accumulating at the bottom of this lake for 20,000 years is like a climate time capsule. Christopher R. Moore, University of South Carolina What kicked off the Earth’s rapid cooling 12,800 years ago? In […]

UnchartedX

YouTuber explains worldwide religion in context of the Younger Dryas impact

Tusk video from Tall el-Hammam Ben at UnchartedX continues to produce excellent videos concerning the Younger Dryas Cataclysm and related subjects. Just recently he posted this superbly produced review of religious and mythical information and how it perfectly matches the hard science of impacts. Warning: This stuff is heavy, and as Ben points out, it […]

Napier Paper

Dr. Bill Napier fingers fragmented comet in Younger Dryas and Bronze Age impacts

Folks, I am sorry to have been so scarce in recent months. Among other excuses for the inexcusable, the auto-mailer for subscribers to the site went down, and I felt I needed to repair it before posting. Fixing it turned into a mess which led to my continued procrastination. Much has happened in recent months […]

Protesteth too much...

Vance Holliday disguises rant as lecture

The bibliography of the subject alone refutes Vance Holliday’s absolute and categorical rejection of all evidence for the YDIH in a recent lecture. There are simply too many groups publishing too many papers for all of the evidence to be entirely rejected by anyone, even a persistent critic like Holliday. For gosh sake, the world’s […]

Ice Man speaketh

Mark Fahnestock discusses the evidence for Hiawatha Crater at 2018 AGU

The Hiawatha Crater and Global Warming politics

Science communicators give tongue to cats

In addition to the recent history of the earth, its animals, and mankind, the Hiawatha Crater discovery may have something else to teach us. The Tusk finds the real-time sociological implications of the crater as fascinating and instructive as the feature itself. I’m obsessed by what the new information reveals about the motivations and perspective […]

Saginaw Bay to Hiawatha Crater

Via the Nastopoka Arc in Hudson Bay

       

Tall el-Hammam is biblical Sodom

Cosmic impact destroys lost city of the Levant in 1700 BC

DENVER — A superheated blast from the skies obliterated cities and farming settlements north of the Dead Sea around 3,700 years ago, preliminary findings suggest. Radiocarbon dating and unearthed minerals that instantly crystallized at high temperatures indicate that a massive airburst caused by a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere instantaneously destroyed civilization in a 25-kilometer-wide […]

Tusk on Hiawatha

A recurring thread as things develop in the short term

What a week. The announcement of the Hiawatha Crater is hands down the most important development in the eight year history of the Tusk. Lest I remind you, when your blog’s tagline is “Exploring abrupt climate change induced by comets and asteroids during human history”, and Science publishes a feature article titled: Ice Age Impact: […]

Science News questions science

I was about ten when my mom bought a Science News subscription for the Tusk. Week after week the thin, frequent, small format publication filled my desk, and ultimately the floor of my room. The rush of science coverage came so quickly I sometimes felt guilty as a little guy for not reading every article. […]

Oldie but Goodie

Dendrochronologist Mike Baillie on impacts more recent than Younger Dryas

Hear the British Library interview Dr. Baillie Jonny McAneney’s Tusk comment on his collaborator Mike Baillie’s paper: This is an important paper, but it is equally important to point out that scientific understanding has moved on in the decade or so since this was published. I have posted before on this site about the corrections […]

Temple Trauma

Tepe Telegram sneers at Sweatman and Tsikritsis; ignores probabilities; S&T respond

Open Letter: Napier on Defant and the Joe Rogan podcast

Bill Napier sent the Tusk a note regarding Joe Rogan’s unforgettable debate-style podcast on the Younger Dryas Boundary Hypothesis. Bill’s message is posted below my rant here. His informed correction of Marc Defant’s self-styled skeptical authority on comets is priceless and instructive. A cultural genre of all-purpose professional “skeptics,” like Defant and Shermer, have emerged since […]

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