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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…
YDIH dominates science community readership stats
The science publishing and peer-review process gets a lot of grief, often for good reason. Many fruitful areas of paradigm changing research languish outside the major journals and never pass from the gatekeepers to the printing press. But thankfully the YDIH, despite the controversy and “robust” debate, appears regularly in the world’s top earth…
Stefan Milo sits on fence
It is fun to see curious and smart people across the planet learn of our theory, and add content to the internet that allows rational consideration of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. In a well produced effort, this cat provides some informed science communication. Despite disagreeing with the Tusk on a point or two,…
George Howard interview links
The Cosmic Tusk has had the good fortune to join several podcasts in the last couple of years to discuss the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. I am a big podcast fan, and unlike TV, narrow subject fiends like myself stand a chance to get on the air. The experience of speaking, instead of writing,…
Tusk challenges Rogan to question Tyson regarding the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis
The Tusk recently appeared as a guest on the UnchartedX YouTube series. It was fun and I have a lot of respect for Ben’s work to publicize the YDIH and the Comet Research Group. But if had to do the podcast over again, I would have made more than a passing reference to an…
Randall Carlson does a great job here explaining a really creepy but profound aspect of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. Halloween, like death festivals worldwide in late October\early November, reflects the trauma inflicted by the Taurid Meteor stream on the ancients during recurring bombardments. As Bill Napier described it once to me, Earth’s intersection…
 
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