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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 […]

The Black Death and Abrupt Earth Changes

https://cosmictusk.com/wp-content/uploads/black-death-and-abrupt-earth-changes-2.pdf

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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