First Harvard, now Dartmouth: More independent evidence for Younger Dryas impact

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September 9th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Great papers, impact markers, PNAS, Younger Dryas Boundary: ET or Not? | 108 comments

Two Ivies in two months confirm YD impact: Pinter of Southern Illinois – Carbondale to NBC: “Fringe science,” questions integrity of National Academy of Sciences

A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along North America’s Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims.

Scientists have traced the geochemical signature of the BB-sized spherules that rained down back to their source, the 1.5-billion-year-old Quebecia terrane in northeastern Canada near the Gulf […]

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 […]

More “Current Events”

 

Sliding Spring Update: Getting closer

See 3:40

V. Hippies?

Dr. V!

I’m getting dragged into the future again. But click above for a fascinating report.

It brought to mind: He who shall not be named in Science: Dr. V. If Dr. V had said we might see such a thing in our […]

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 […]

Napier: Not So Fast Bos….

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 conditions of duration 1300 years. The Taurid Complex appears to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unfiltered: Surovell – Holliday in PNAS, 2009

To a great degree the Tusk itself was a response to my frustration with Todd Surovell and Vance Holliday’s botched 2009 PNAS journal article, “An independent evaluation of the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis,” published three months before this blog began.

Despite my early understanding of the sloppy work of the authors, however, I did […]

The Baillie Years: Catastrophic impacts during human times

Highly recommended reading

Below is a neat little overview of the work of Mike Baillie and others to define a cause for the worldwide climate downturns of: 3195 BC, 2354 BC, 1628 BC, 1159 BC, 207 BC, 44 BC, and 540 AD. It is found here on a website devoted […]

Bronze Age Catastrophe Layer Discovered In Irish Shell Midden

Den Aengus Fort on the Tsunami Wracked Aran Islands offshore of Fanore Beach

 

Irish Examiner

6,000-year-old settlement poses tsunami mystery

By Andrew Hamilton

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Archeologists have uncovered evidence of pre-farming people living in the Burren more than 6,000 years ago — one of the oldest habitations ever […]