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Shermer reads Comet Research Group paper, tweets Hancock
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…
Mark Boslough makes prescient calculation in 2013 paper
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…
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…
Peter Brown publishes Taurid threat paper, dusts The Bos
An instructive video accompanies the paper I’m trying to get out of town for a beach weekend, but I’ve wanted to get this paper up for days. The newly prominent role of the Taurids among American space scientists, with the role of The Bos discussed in a recent Tusk post here, is peculiar but…
The Bos and Vance Holliday in the funny papers
Some wag tweeted this funny cartoon today depicting the current state of affairs in Younger Dryas Boundary Research. The storyboard calls out The Bos and Vance Holliday for their willful ignorance with regard to the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. The clever and extraordinarily well informed cartoonist points out the awkward position The Bos has created…
Sweatman and Coombs lay odds on Gobekli Tepe and the Younger Dryas comet
Martin Sweatman, like The Bos, is a betting man. But in this instance I want his side of the wager. Today Sweatman published a masterpiece of original, rational statical analysis reporting a series of planetary catastrophes as recorded by our elders in ancient symbols in cave art and carved rock. The historic rejection of ancient…
A new day at the Cosmic Tusk
Papers #1 and #2 and Supplementary Materials Quick take at skeptic site NeuroLogica Tallboy – Widespread Panic (1997) The Tusk inaugurates our new look here by posting the most important paper in the peer-reviewed canon of the Comet Research Group since the original PNAS publication in 2007. It is truly a new day at…
Kloosterman Trevor Palmer and the fine folks across the pond at the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies were thoughtful to contribute a newly translated 2000 monograph by Tusk favorite, Dutchman Han Kloosterman. It is a wonderfully prescient and learned piece that places Kloosterman’s field evidence (the Usselo layer) into centuries of context for catastrophic geology. The…
Restored from the library fire 1/9/20
Magnificent article from Tusk favorite Marie-Agnes Courty, and distinguished newcomer to catastrophist publications, Eric Coqueugniot. I heard Courty hurl questions at San Francisco AGU in 2010 and only realized later who the thickly accented inquisitor was. Courty is French, very French. While I admire her style with translation and find it interesting, it can…
Horrifying event witnessed by humans -- Brown University says desert glass is from space -- not "grass fires"
In wake of Halloween last week a very, very scary scientific paper was published. “Widespread glasses generated by cometary fireballs during the late Pleistocene in the Atacama Desert, Chile,” creates a rebuttable presumption that horrific cosmic airbursts — without leaving craters — have indeed occurred in human history, a central contention here at the…
Authoritative and readable overview of the Younger Dryas Impact debate published in Earth Science Reviews
Indefatigable genius and digital friend of the Tusk, Dr. Martin Sweatman, authored a surprise blockbuster this week. Below is a peer-reviewed and fully accepted pre-online synthesis overview of the Younger Dryas Impact controversy since the very first paper in 2007. ‘The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis: review of the impact evidence’ concludes……
Wonderful 2009 show available again -- but watch quickly!
It seems like a lazy cheat to post YouTube videos two weeks in a row, instead of writing in-depth subject articles on the Tusk. But who has the time for that? And anyway the video below is a particularly special communication. It is special because WGBH\PBS no longer stream this 2009 episode on their…
Covid from Space team summarizes the science
From Dr. Ted Steele, to a redacted correspondent (11/10/20): Dear Sir, I represent a group of international scientists led by the renowned astrophysicist/astrobiologist Professor N. Chandra Wickramasinghe PhD (Cardiff), Professor Reginald M Gorczynski MD PhD ( Toronto Health Network, UoT) and other colleagues from the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, USA, and Russia….
Younger Dryas Impact Platinum peaks found again in Southern Hemisphere
NY Post Gizmodo Quartz Francis Thackeray   This confirmation of a South African platinum layer from the Younger Dryas Impact was particularly welcome for several reasons.  First, it is another confirmation of evidence for  the impact in the Southern Hemisphere, following the Pilauco paper from Chile in March of this year. Second, the lead…
 
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