The part that no one talks about here is that Sandia is in competition with Harvard for processing ATLAS data. It’s like I said before, B. is not very good. There is a difference between science and scheming, which some individuals do not understand, and others are unprepared for. IMO, the whole story of impact research since about 1980 is going top constitute one of the saddest and sorriest chapters in the history of science. It was the dating problems that led Firestone into this field, and while I differ with Firestone on the formation process, B. clearly does not even understand the raw data on local isotope variations, and this is particularly telling. Right now, I feel sorry for the ATLAS system designer who got caught up in this petty BS. But if he was a party to this mess, that would be even sorrier. One of the major results of the political machinations of the “comets don’t hit” school has been the disconnect between impact geologists and the rest of the impact community. IMO, what it will take to bring this BS to an end in this case is finding a major astrobleme from the HSIE. The research at Ilturralde needs to be continued. Another disconnect caused by this activities has been between the disconnect between the impact geologists and the archaeological community. Some of you here known my current thinking on some other possible structures.