The Bos gets religion?

Mark Boslough discovers Taurid stream threat in late June -- 40 years after Clube and Napier

Oh, lordy, bring me my salts. I do feel the vapours coming on. You could have knocked the Tusk over with a feather at the Apple Store yesterday when my phone linked to the The Bos in the Washington Post, presenting at 2018 AGU, and pimping to the world: The Taurids are a threat! The […]

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#Bosbet Update

Boslough mulls Tusk wager

@MarkBoslough @CosmicTusk @SnkBrs #bosbet pic.twitter.com/fH55oCVNBa — Patrick Hicks (@phicks7) December 21, 2018

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Bos Bet

Tusk takes Mark Boslough up on Younger Dryas crater probability challenge

Who knew? The Bos is a betting man. The recently retired federal scientist, global warming enthusiast, and unsuccessful Republican candidate for the New Mexico State Senate, tweeted his interest in a wager this week concerning the likelihood that the Hiawatha impact in Greenland would have occurred recently enough to cause the Younger Dryas climate crash, […]

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Mark U. Boslough

  As a rule, the Tusk is scrupulously clean of politics. There is a reference in my own blog bio to being a former conservative policy staffer in the US Senate, but that is background and not polemics. I am old fashioned and believe politics is generally if not inherently destructive of sound inquiry. The more political […]

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Loose Goose: The Bos all over the map

Long ago the Tusk noted a fascinating 2010 missive from The Bos concerning the virtue of everyone (else) remaining intellectually flexible. Or, as he put it, having a willingness to “change your mind.” Here is the link and I have copied the text at the bottom. The Bos’ statement has not aged well. I attended his […]

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Nice Dice?: The Bos disputes Harvard

It is safe to say The Bos is becoming obsessed. Someone please count and let me know, but I believe he has four publications this year seeking to undermine the Younger Dryas Boundary Hypothesis. Over time he has published more than a dozen. Today he is back in PNAS — alone — and in the face of Harvard […]

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Love Notes: Boslough finally addresses LeCompte

Bunch and LeCompte: PNAS Love Notes by George Howard

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Extraordinary Evidence and Inexplicable Ignorance: Bunch (2012) and The Bos (2013)

  Bunch  Boslough It is telling to read competing journal articles regarding the Younger Dryas Boundary Event. For example below is the recent paper from The Bos, et al., and below that a publication from the YDB team the year before. (I was added as an author to that one based on some field work […]

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Earth to The Bos and Phil: The true cross-sectional area of the potentially dangerous material is greater than that of the original comet itself

  The Bos is Back! Bos Mum on Mars Update: Coma Just Dust… Elenin: Sliding Spring backing off a bit….. Elenin: Probability of Mars Impact 1-120 or so  These media scientists are just too much. Below is bad astronomer Phil Plait validating the Napier Astronomical Model for the Younger Dryas Impact(s) and refuting The Bos’ […]

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Le Bos, mais pourquoi pas la France?!

But why not France, Bos!? The news release   Independent investigators have failed to confirm the reports of enhanced concentrations of spherules and platinum-group elements in YD boundary sediments. Boslough, Surovell et al., January 30, 2013, Arguments and Evidence Against a Younger Dryas Impact Event      Interhemispheric evidence of a cosmic impact 12.9 ka […]

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Salt in the Wound: The Bos Not Reading Papers

Obviously, this whole “salting” thing from The Bos has got me hopping mad — and for good reason. By implying that the sites were “salted,” The Bos raises the issue of fraud or conspiracy surrounding the modern date he got on his YDB carbon spherule from Gainey, Michigan. But there’s a problem with that accusation […]

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Steamed: Ted Bunch From the Heart On Boslough and Scott

This afternoon former NASA geochemist Ted Bunch dropped the Tusk the note below. It is thrilling to see a core YDB researcher with a five decade track record [and here] willing to stand up to his bullies in frank and personal terms, outside the stilted literature and self-serving press releases. The recent Boslough et al. paper and coordinated press releases […]

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Napier: Not So Fast Bos....

The banner image above is Comet 73/P Schwassman-Wachmann fragmenting in orbit  ABSTRACT Intersection with the debris of a large (50-100 km) short-period comet during the Upper Palaeolithic provides a satisfactory explanation for the catastrophe of celestial origin which has been postulated to have occurred around 12900 BP, and which pre-saged a return to ice age […]

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Typical: Boslough ignores LeCompte

   [See comments: Boslough responds!] Boslough et al’s recent paper gives no less than nine separate citations to Todd Surovell’s 2009 publication: An independent evaluation of the Younger Dryas extra-terrestrial hypothesis. The multiple references are not surprising given that the Surovell paper has become a totem of Boslough and other’s crusade to end research into the Younger Dryas Boundary […]

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Holy Hagiography!: Boslough "Jonesed" By Sandia Labs

I have seen some fawning press releases in my day but this is the most obsequious schlock I have ever encountered. Mark or his mum must have stayed up real late writing this one. I seriously doubt any “synthesis” rebuttal paper containing so little original work (What did kill all those animals? Global warming?) has ever […]

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Beeb Radio: Boslough and Kennett discuss new evidence from Mexico

“If this were the first paper I would have taken it seriously.” —Mark Boslough, BBC Radio, March 16, 2012 Jim Kennett and Mark Boslough discuss the new evidence from Mexico [8:20] Tip o’ the Hat to Dennis Cox of A Catastrophe of Comets.

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Africa

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 author, […]

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Napier Paper

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 months […]

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Late to the Party

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 not […]

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