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NYT: 6000 word Sunday feature article on the YDI and Comet Research Group

The Comet Strike Theory That Just Won’t Die Reporters, too, are complicit. “The failure to properly report evidence for the Younger Dryas Impact will one day be understood as the worst intellectual crime in the history of science journalism,” writes the Comet Research Group member George Howard, who describes himself as an “avocational expert” and “noncredentialed scientist,”…
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Rogan Listeners: Welcome to the Cosmic Tusk

My buddy Randall Carlson was kind to mention the Cosmic Tusk (and George Howard;) on Joe Rogan this weekend. I popped up this introductory post in case I get some extra visitors new to the Younger Dryas Impact, and they need guidance around this particular rabbit hole. Here at the Tusk we provide breaking news and in-depth information since 2010 regarding evidence from the past that cosmic…
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NYT: 6000 word Sunday feature article on the YDI and Comet Research Group

Tusk Unplugged on DemystifySci

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Allen West Misdemeanor DISMISSED

ALLEN WEST and the CRITICS About 20 years ago, the geophysical company owned by Allen West was hired to do a water survey for a city in California. At that time, West could legally practice in California as a petroleum geophysicist but was unaware that he needed a specific license to do geophysical surveys for water. The District Attorney (DA) filed charges, claiming West had engaged in “false…
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Comet Research Group kicks off new journal with blockbuster papers

Alpine Younger Dryas Impact evidence

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Sweatman nails it

Program Note: Thanks for your patience with weird glitches here or there as we shakedown a newly installed WordPress engine. Big changes coming soon! Indefatigable genius and digital friend of the Tusk, Dr. Martin Sweatman of the University of Edinburgh, authored a surprise blockbuster this week. Below from Earth Science Reviews is a peer-reviewed and fully accepted synthesis overview of the…
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The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis: A Guide for the Perplexed: Marc Young provides a six-part counter-gallop

Scientific Reports: Melted platinum found in Florida swamp marks Younger Dryas cataclysm; Temps reached >3214­°F

Tusk TVYounger Dryas Impact Evidence

What would the planet do without the tireless? I love how our subject draws in gifted obsessives from around the world. One example is Marc Young in Australia who compiled The Bib last year. Soon after The Bib was released, Dr. Martin Sweatman University of Edinburgh picked up and leveraged the easily available information.  In a incredible feat of “grinding it out,” Martin has worked…
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Comet Research Group kicks off new journal with blockbuster papers

Younger Dryas Impact Evidence

Lake Tahoe Comet Tsunami

One of the best things about the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis is finding catastrophic features that may date to the event, but have not yet been directly connected with it. Today I submit one of the finest examples: The Great Lake Tahoe Comet Tsunami. Its is a well-published and uncontroversial fact that in the prehistoric peopled past a gargantuan rock shelf on the western shore of Lake Tahoe…
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Comet Research Group kicks off new journal with blockbuster papers

Alpine Younger Dryas Impact evidence

Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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Mahaney & Keiser 2013

The breakup in space of a comet or asteroid prior to impact could produce a surface or oceanic impact by the largest object, and hundreds of smaller fragments could create air-bursts affecting an entire hemisphere (Bunch et al. 2012). Approximately 90% of all ejecta from the main impact would fall within five crater radii, although fine material is expected to be random distributed over a much…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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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 I did years before starting this blog). There are a number of interesting observations that…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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Rise of the Zombie: Harvard Discovers Evidence for Major Earth Impact at Younger Dryas Initiation (~12,875 BP)

Update: As published in PNAS in July, 2013  “The [Younger Dryas Boundary] theory has reached zombie status,” said Professor Andrew Scott from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway. “Whenever we are able to show flaws and think it is dead [!], it reappears with new, equally unsatisfactory, arguments. [Sniff!] – “January 30, 2013, Royal Holloway Press…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question