2013 Members Spring Lecture Meeting

11 May 2013
  • Prof Mike Baillie: New Musings on Evidence for Extra-terrestrial Impacts
  • Barry Curnock: One Dozen Hittite Anomalies

SIS Members Spring Lecture Meeting - Saturday 11th May at Wigmore Church & Community Centre
 
PhotoProf Mike Baillie: New Musings on Evidence for Extra-terrestrial Impacts (no video)

'It becomes increasingly obvious that a multi-disciplinary approach may be required to tease out evidence for past cosmic impacts. One obvious line of attack has to be linking the ice-core chronology (with its implicit record of atmospheric chemistry) with the tree-ring record (with its implicit record of environmental response.) The recent (2012) interest in the radiocarbon enrichment event at AD 774-775 acts as an excellent test-bed for interdisciplinary studies on an important research topic. This talk will address some of these issues and anything else that may be of related interest.' - Mike Baillie (February 2013)

 
 


 
PhotoBarry Curnock: One Dozen Hittite Anomalies (online video)

Hittite history is littered with anomalous evidence. Within the conventional framework no satisfactory explanations are available Barry Curnock's  talk  includes  quotes  from  archaeologists  and  historians  who  regularly employ words such as 'surprising', 'impossible', 'improbable' and 'insoluble'.  We will find that the data is not anomalous, but completely consistent.