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Kyle and Russ Allen snake the truth from the jaw of ignorance
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…
Wickramasinghe warns of Cosmic Pandemic on November 25, 2019
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…
Tusk sends letter of protest to editor, hopes to avoid litigation
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….
Junior scientist Graham Lau plays pseudoscience card on veteran Nature author on Space.com
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…
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…
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…
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…
Miami Beach "impact crater" goes entirely unstudied
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…
Iturralde Crater may be not be an "impact" crater
…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…
Crater research team reveals tentative evidence at 2019 AGU
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…
A heterodox communication from Chandra Wickramasinghe to the Lancet
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….
Avi Loeb and Amir Siraj poach ground long settled by Hoyle and Wickramasinghe
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…
Tusk makes mistake on podcast
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…
Top Science story in 2018 receives zero attention or follow-up in 2019
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…
University of Kansas professor claims bias in The Bib
You would think the Tusk and Marc Young’s effort to develop an easily accessible, comprehensive bibliography of all peer-reviewed literature concerning the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis would prove a pretty uncontroversial matter. Indeed the effort might be appreciated by anyone interested in the subject, regardless of their support for the published evidence of global…
Black mat becoming a thang
Well, maybe it’s not really a “thang,” yet. But the Tusk is having some popular fun on Twitter tweeting photographs of the iconic, but relatively unknown, Younger Dryas Black Mat. I think many people interested in our subject have some sense that a clearly visible, multi-continent-wide, destruction layer exists, but many others certainly do…
 
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