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


Comet Research Group responds to Twitter

The Comet Research Group’s response to Elisabeth Bik’s tweet concerning images in: “A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el‑Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea“:

You are correct. Our graphic artist made minor, cosmetic corrections to five of 53 images. All of them were distant from any important scientific data and no changes were made to key data, such as bones or potsherds. Four of the original unaltered images are included here. The areas that were changed on each image are discussed below. The other figures were altered for similar reasons. We have already submitted corrected images to Scientific Reports.

Kind regards, Comet Research Group

6 Responses

  1. But why employee a graphic designer and why let them change images?

    How can the rest of the data be trusted now?

  2. Perhaps, Martin Green, you meant to write “But why employ…”?

    Editors help people to write better. Graphic artists help people to organize information in a better way. Stray arrows left in a picture that don’t help to complete the story… subtract from the story and confuse the readers. We don’t want confused readers do we?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe for Updates
Latest discussions