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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 […]

The Cosmic Tusk Carolina Bay media file

Click here for a public link to the file The Tusk has had several requests for Carolina Bay images lately, including drone video for a forthcoming episode of “What On Earth?”, the most popular show on Discovery Science. In the process of putting my material together in one place, I realized how cool it would […]

World's leading website: Daily Mail online touts full story of Younger Dryas impact significance

Daily Mail on the Younger Dryas Impact Suppose all the wildest theories and historical conspiracies of novelist Dan Brown were proven true. And the mind-reading, spoon-bending claims of Israeli psychic Uri Geller all turned out to be real as well. That wouldn’t be half as extraordinary as the announcement in an obscure scientific journal this […]

Burchard on 12,900 years ago

Hermann Burchard https://cosmictusk.com/wp-content/uploads/Younger-Dryas-Comet-12900-Hermann-Burchard.pdf

Datestamp: World's oldest monument memorializes Younger Dryas comet impact

  Response from Gobekli Tepe dig and back at you from Edinburg What DID that fox say? Times of London YouTube Ok, I’ve finally found a little time to provide some commentary after posting the Gobekli Tepe \ YD Comet paper last week. I have more substantive comments underway (believe it or not) but first I […]

Recent papers critical of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis: Daulton and Scott

  I have provided some counter points below to the arguments made in the recent publications from Daulton and Scott (regular critics). However, I was particularly disturbed to see that the papers failed to include very significant confirmations of our work, for instance Adronikov 2016. Unlike Tian (2011) and Bement 2014. Daulton claims failure to […]

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