UPDATE: Article back up!? The single best article I have read on Panspermia and its corollary, Disease from Space, was written just two years ago. An Australian lecturer and writer named Stephen Fleischfresser authored an extraordinary piece in Cosmos, a science publishing platform sponsored by the Royal Institute of Australia. I found the wonderfully titled, […]
On the basis of this data, there appears to be a prima facie case for expecting new viral strains to emerge over the coming months and so it would be prudent for Public Health Authorities the world over to be vigilant and prepared for any necessary action. We need hardly to be reminded that the spectre of the 1918 devastating influenza pandemic stares us in the face from across a century.
Chandra Wickramasinghe, Current Science, November 25, 2019
Dr. Wickramsinghe was kind again to share some preprint journal articles and original communications today with the Tusk. See below and earlier posts concerning Wickramasinghe et al. and Coronavirus from space.
Last night, sciencey talk pup Graham Lau took a real shot at Dr. C in a terribly written article by Chelsea Gohd in Space.com with zero balance. The clearly ignorant bro-bearded poser had the gaul to accuse Chandra Wickramasinghe of “pseudoscience.”
As regulars know, this is the 2nd communication this week from living scientific martyr Dr. Chanda Wickramasinghe to the Tusk, and this one is perhaps the more pressing.
Chandra’s note below, shared first on the Tusk, is to the prestigious medical journal The Lancet and a technical communication concerning the increasingly global scourge of Coronavirus. Virology ain’t my thing, but Chandra is very well published on the subject, and indeed authored a book concerning Disease from Space way back in 1981.
The Tusk has a flip-side fascination to my obsession with cosmic impact and extinctions: Life on earth and how it got here. Looking into the life story makes a nice yen to the yang of the death story. So I have been fortunate over the years to develop a digital acquaintance and enjoy occasional correspondence […]
The Tusk is honored to maintain a digital acquaintance with distinguished Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, who in the 1970’s with Sir Fred Hoyle established — and to my mind proved — the theory of Panspermia. We had been corresponding concerning the jaw dropping recent genetic study, when NASA announced today’s press conference. I asked Dr. C […]
Panspermia 2013 The Tusk recieved an extraordinary paper recently and immediately pinged our digital acquaintance for commentary, world treasure: Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe. “Chandra, I hope you are well. A friend of the Comet Research Group\YDB team just sent around an announcement of the following discovery: https://phys.org/news/2018-05-gene-survey-reveals-facets-evolution.html A large-scale genetic comparison has discovered that 90% of […]
Wickramasinghe and Sir Fred Hoyle Plait #1 Plait #2 Plait #3 Rebuttal Space plankton at ProfChandra Though Panspermia is not the focus of this blog, I consider the theory and body of evidence a friendly intellectual cousin to the Tusk’s Coherent Catastrophism and worthy of defense on the same grounds. Both philosophies (to use the old term) […]