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Getting its propers: Younger Dryas Boundary takes center stage in Fall 2015 bestseller from Graham Hancock

Magicians of the Gods from Amazon The Joe Rogan Experience The Tusk has a large library of books related to catastrophism. I love them all. From the laboratory inspired to the ridiculously speculative, the range of publications touching on what happened 12,800 years ago is delightfully enormous. Unfortunately, many of these books have painfully small […]

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Found again: Cosmic geochemistry identified at Younger Dryas Boundary by independent international research team

In Search for Fingerprints of an Extraterrestrial Event: Trace Element Characteristics of Sediments from… by George Howard

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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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Fair Enough: Van Hoesel breaks down YDB science in critical review

Annelies Van Hoesel (Dr. Van Hoesel yet?) recently published an overview of Younger Dryas Boundary Hypothesis in Quaternary Science Reviews. I hear at least one of the YDB authors found it terribly biased against the impact. But it seems to me that she is implicitly admitting that the many obituaries of the YDB impact have […]

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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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Finally Available in PNAS: Very High Temperature Impact Melt Products: Evidence for Cosmic Impacts \ Airbursts 12,900 years ago

These scientists have identified three contemporaneous levels more than 12,000 years ago, on two continents yielding siliceous scoria-like objects (SLO’s),” said H. Richard Lane, program director of National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Sciences, which funded the research. “SLO’s are indicative of high-energy cosmic airbursts/impacts, bolstering the contention that these events induced the beginning of […]

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YDB impact researchers cite confirmations in recent PNAS paper

The PNAS paper has a helpful bibliography of recent publications supportive of the hypothesis. It’s worth a separate block quote below. Nice how the links take you to the cites themselves at the PNAS website. “Some independent workers have been unable to reproduce earlier YDB results for MSp, CSp, and NDs (6⇓–8), as summarized in a “News Focus” piece in Science (9), […]

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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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West to East?: Belgian Tsunami at the Lower Younger Dryas Boundary

Below is an excerpt from the Field Notes of the Andronikov expedition to inspect the black mat in Europe. At a site just west of Lommel, Holland they find an intriguing feature (above) that some interpret as possibly being a signature of an ancient tsunami at the onset of the Younger Dryas. I located on Google […]

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