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Recent papers critical of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis: Daulton and Scott

  I have provided some counter points below to the arguments made in the recent publications from Daulton and Scott (regular critics). However, I was particularly disturbed to see that the papers failed to include very significant confirmations of our work, for instance Adronikov 2016. Unlike Tian (2011) and Bement 2014. Daulton claims failure to […]

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PNAS: Diamond peak confirmed at YDB -- and Bronze Age collapse, perhaps?

 Table 1. Bement video Earlier GSA abstract Co-author spotlight: Andrew S. Madden Carter, Simms, Benamara…. PNAS Lexus lane? 46,000 hits! Significance In 2007, scientists proposed that the start of the Younger Dryas (YD) chronozone (10,900 radiocarbon years ago) and late Pleistocene extinctions resulted from the explosion of a comet in the earths atmosphere. The ET event, as it is known, is purportedly […]

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Another informative blog!?!

I came across a well-researched and informative blog today summing up the recent findings and YDB science to date. I was so impressed by Abby Tabor’s post at Science Works Now, “New Evidence for Climate-Changing Cosmic Impact,” I have added a permanent link to her on the side-bar. Tabor it seems was driven — shudder — […]

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YDB Co-Author Profile: Paul S. DeCarli

Paul DeCarli Nick Pinter claims here that diamonds were misidentified in earlier YDB studies. The paper this month was Paul DeCarli’s first formal appearance with the YDB team but his presence as a co-author undermines Pinter’s accusation. DeCarli is a diamond pro. And more importantly he is an eager scientist more given to discovery than criticism. I have seen the […]

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PNAS: New evidence from Central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis

  NOTE:  This post will be “stuck” to the top of the page for the time being. Related new material such as news articles and observations will be blogged subsequent to this post but will appear below. The old “Drudge Siren” is getting quite a 1st quarter work out. And from what I hear it […]

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Chilled Diamonds Shine Light on Comet Collision

Scientists Brave Icy Environment to Find Evidence of Cosmic Cataclysm By Nader Heidari Published on September 16, 2010 Link here The 21-person team, which included UCSB professor emeritus James Kennett and his son, University of Oregon geology professor Douglas Kennett, recently published a paper in the Journal of Glaciology on their discovery of nano-sized diamonds […]

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Press Release: Daulton, Pinter and Scott publish finding NO diamonds in Younger Dryas Boundary layer

Impact hypothesis loses its sparkle Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove a catastrophic impact killed off North American megafauna can’t be found Link to Press Release from the Washington University in St. Louis About 12,900 years ago, a sudden cold snap interrupted the gradual warming that had followed the last Ice Age. The cold lasted for […]

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AGU Fall Meeting Re-Cap Part Two: Tom Stafford's Texas Hill Country Paleo site littered with ET evidence at start of Younger Dryas

Tom Stafford was an expert among experts at the Fall Meeting.  I became aware of Tom Stafford when Redefining the Age of Clovis: Implications for the Peopling of America was published in Science in 2007.  He is the Former Director of the Laboratory of AMS Radicarbon Research at University of Colorado.  And for more than […]

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German researchers have found those same pesky nanodiamond encrusted Carbon Spherules

Sometimes it seems the YDB team is treated as though they are the only researchers who are finding these interesting little orbs.  I don’t know if that is because the critics are ignorant of the other research, or just giving things a spin.  Fact is, more than one group unrelated to and certainly not in […]

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