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

Wickramasinghe speaks with Biocivilizations.com about Panspermia and Pandemic

Another profound interview

April 8, 2020

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe is best known for his work on the modern version of the panspermia theory – life in the form of microbes has the cosmic origin – conceived and developed in collaboration with his PhD supervisor and a long-term collaborator, the great astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001).

In other news...

Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis validated by very mainstream science publications

April 7, 2020

In the midst of current events and my decades old fascination with disease from space, I failed to notify Tusk readers that the long journey to legitimacy seems done for the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. Last week a relatively obscure publication — but a critical gatekeeper to acceptable science — did a great job covering […]

Viral info from Wickramasinghe

Cambridge scholar and cosmic life propopent dishes on the deal

The entry of microbes and viruses is discussed in an appendix in diseases from space.  Whilst large fragments like pebbles and millimetre-sized bits get heated as they enter the atmosphere at speeds of 10km/s, and many burn as meteors, smaller structures survive.  For example an atom or molecule survives and even a virus coated with a submicron sized coating survives high speed entry.

The most informative podcast in history

Kyle and Russ Allen snake the truth from the jaw of ignorance

March 30, 2020

The Tusk helped arrange a podcast between some dear friends this weekend and made an unexpected cameo at the end. Cambridge scholar Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe provided a detailed explanation of the evidence for space as the principle vector for viruses, after a stupefying explanation of where we come from — and how we got here.

Called it...

Wickramasinghe warns of Cosmic Pandemic on November 25, 2019

March 23, 2020

On the basis of this data, there appears to be a prima facie case for expecting new viral strains to emerge over the coming months and so it would be prudent for Public Health Authorities the world over to be vigilant and prepared for any necessary action. We need hardly to be reminded that the spectre of the 1918 devastating influenza pandemic stares us in the face from across a century.

Leading scientist predicted pandemic on November 25th, 2019

Q&A on Coronavirus and #diseasefromspace with Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe

On the basis of this data, there appears to be a prima facie case for expecting new viral strains to emerge over the coming months and so it would be prudent for Public Health Authorities the world over to be vigilant and prepared for any necessary action. We need hardly to be reminded that the spectre of the 1918 devastating influenza pandemic stares us in the face from across a century.
Chandra Wickramasinghe, Current Science, November 25, 2019

Space.com libels Wickramasinghe

Tusk sends letter of protest to editor, hopes to avoid litigation

March 19, 2020

To the Editor of Space.com: I am writing to protest misinformation in your article, “No, the coronavirus didn’t come from outer space. We promise” [March 16, 2020, Space.com], and demand an immediate published retraction and apology to the subject of your article, Dr. Wickramasinghe.

A 3rd communication with Wickramasinghe on Coronavirus from space

Junior scientist Graham Lau plays pseudoscience card on veteran Nature author on Space.com

March 18, 2020

Dr. Wickramsinghe was kind again to share some preprint journal articles and original communications today with the Tusk. See below and earlier posts concerning Wickramasinghe et al. and Coronavirus from space.
Last night, sciencey talk pup Graham Lau took a real shot at Dr. C in a terribly written article by Chelsea Gohd in Space.com with zero balance. The clearly ignorant bro-bearded poser had the gaul to accuse Chandra Wickramasinghe of “pseudoscience.”

America's skeptic changes mind on #ydih

Shermer reads Comet Research Group paper, tweets Hancock

March 16, 2020

Michael Shermer, Founding Publisher of Skeptic Magazine, tweeted Graham Hancock an extraordinary note this week. Shermer announced that based on last week’s blockbuster Abu Hureyra paper he was persuaded to re-think his position on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. What a welcome development in the long effort to win the hearts and minds of persistent critics […]

Planet's earliest agricultural village melted by cosmic hell in Syria

Comet Research Group in Nature

March 7, 2020

“A single major asteroid impact would not have caused such widely scattered materials like those discovered at Abu Hureyra,” Kennett said. “The largest cometary debris clusters are proposed to be capable of causing thousands of airbursts within a span of minutes across one entire hemisphere of Earth. The YDB hypothesis proposed this mechanism to account for the widely dispersed coeval materials across more than 14,000 kilometers of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Our Abu Hureyra discoveries strongly support a major impact event from such a fragmented comet.”

Lake Tahoe Comet Tsunami

Sediments date to Younger Dryas comet impact quake

One of the best things about the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis is finding catastrophic features that may date to the event, but have not yet been directly connected with it. Today I submit one of the finest examples: The Great Lake Tahoe Comet Tsunami. Its is a well-published and uncontroversial fact that in the prehistoric peopled […]

The Bos predicts Hiawatha Crater

Mark Boslough makes prescient calculation in 2013 paper

March 1, 2020

A persistent critic of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis and the Comet Research Group has lately gone quiet on our favorite subject. As the supporting papers and independent confirmations have rolled in, Mark “The Bos” Boslough, is scarcely heard from. His last report even seemed a clumsy attempt to scramble on board with a central […]

Q&A on Coronavirus and disease from space

February 23, 2020

More from Panspermia.org

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Miami Beach "impact crater" goes entirely unstudied

February 20, 2020

If you ever suspected something may be wrong with science look no further. In 2012 brave citizen of Miami Cory Boehne noted that just south of the Port of Miami ship channel, less than two miles from downtown Miami Beach in 30′ of water, was the signature of a cosmic collision: A complex impact crater with an extraordinarily well defined central peak.

Recent Bolivian Airburst

Iturralde Crater may be not be an "impact" crater

February 19, 2020

…the impactor would have encountered the atmosphere at velocities of approximately 20-50 km/s, and the released energy of the airburst would have been comparable to or greater than any known nuclear explosion. From Wikipedia: The structure was identified on the basis of Landsat imagery in 1985.[2] It is located between the Manupari and Madidi Rivers.[3] […]

Hiawatha Crater: still smokin'?

Crater research team reveals tentative evidence at 2019 AGU

February 15, 2020

I’ve previously posted my frustration with the silence concerning the presumably on-going research to characterize and date this extraordinarily young impact crater in Greenland. I’ll put that rant aside, and repeat the establishment line here (unchanged since the discovery): The cosmic impact crater creating, climate changing, 5-mile deep, 19-mile wide, bowl of molten rock is somewhere […]

Coronavirus from Space?

A heterodox communication from Chandra Wickramasinghe to the Lancet

February 4, 2020

As regulars know, this is the 2nd communication this week from living scientific martyr Dr. Chanda Wickramasinghe to the Tusk, and this one is perhaps the more pressing.
Chandra’s note below, shared first on the Tusk, is to the prestigious medical journal The Lancet and a technical communication concerning the increasingly global scourge of Coronavirus. Virology ain’t my thing, but Chandra is very well published on the subject, and indeed authored a book concerning Disease from Space way back in 1981.

Claim Jumper

Avi Loeb and Amir Siraj poach ground long settled by Hoyle and Wickramasinghe

February 3, 2020

The Tusk has a flip-side fascination to my obsession with cosmic impact and extinctions: Life on earth and how it got here. Looking into the life story makes a nice yen to the yang of the death story. So I have been fortunate over the years to develop a digital acquaintance and enjoy occasional correspondence […]

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Tusk makes mistake on podcast

February 2, 2020

I made a bad mistake on a great podcast Friday night. I accused Andrew Scott and a gaggle of other Younger Dryas Impact critics of sub-par work in their 2010 paper investigating carbon spherules, they DID use Transmission Electron Microscopes, and I flat out said they used only Optical Microscopes. Thankfully, since I brought the […]

Whither Hiawatha?

Top Science story in 2018 receives zero attention or follow-up in 2019

January 17, 2020

Fourteen months ago the Tusk could not have been happier. Science Magazine not only addressed the Younger Dryas Hypothesis for the first time in a decade, but did so in a lavish, well-written article. The article accompanied the announcement of what seemed could be the long sought ‘smoking gun’ of the YDIH: A massive crater […]


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