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24 Jun 2017
Asteroid Day

At www.asteroidday.org/live/ .... we have live streaming from a conference in Luxembourg on Friday the 30th June (2017). Experts will be there to answer questions via social media etc. Supporting events will take place in 70 other countries and the idea is to bring to the public's attention the threat from asteroids and meteors impacting with the Earth and its inhabitants. Why they want to publicise this issue at this point in time is perhaps a mystery - or are they seeking to dispel some of the alarmist web sites regarding asteroid horror stories.

23 Jun 2017
Tartessos

World Current Archaeology 83 (June 2017) www.world-archaeology.com has an article on Tartessos, the city recorded by Herodotus, just beyond the Pillars of Herakles. It flourished in the first millennium BC, at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in SE Spain. It was at its peak 2500 years ago, trading extensively with the Phoenicians. However, its origins go back to the 9th century BC - which I suppose relies on mainstream dating chronology.

23 Jun 2017
Planet X Again

At https://phys.org/print417340282.html ... an online paper currently available at www.arxiv.org/abs/1704.02444 is written by two researchers at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and claims there may be a planet sized body (somewhere in the region of the size of Mars or the Earth, orbiting in the outer solar system. The hypothesis comes about as a means to explain some orbital inconsistencies amongst distant bodies in the Kuiper Belt region.

23 Jun 2017
Spicules

Interesting read at https://phys.org/print417366043.html ... modelling the Sun's surface has been difficult. Wild jets of solar material burst forth from the Sun's surface all the time, erupting as fas as 60 miles a second. They can reach 6000 miles high prior to collapsing back down to the surface/ These are known as spicules - and solar scientists have found difficulty in replicating them on their super computers. However, it seems they have now succeeded - see the phenomenon below.

7 Jun 2017
Clive James

Clive James, a voice from the past, and still able to spar with the best of them. Here he crosses swords with the CAGW alarmist crowd, admitting that he would never have looked into the issue if he had not been laid up in a sick bed. He would simply have carried on believing what the mainstream media churn out - unthinking. He says that most people have never visited a sceptic blog and do not know the arguments on the other side.

7 Jun 2017
day time meteor shower

At www.spaceweather.com June 6th 2017 we have news of a day time meteor shower this week as the Earth is passing through a stream of dusty debris from - no one knows for sure.

26 May 2017
The Rogue

Lee Brainard's book, 'The Rogue', is now available in paperback (fiction but with a catastrophist and electric universe backdrop). It attempts to put these into a form the ordinary man in the street can understand, and digest. See www.amazon.com/dp/0998759406/sr=1.3/qid=1495625569 or in the UK, at www.amazon.co.uk/Rogue-1-Planets-Shaken/dp/0998759406/ and it is also available at Kobo, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble - for example www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rogue-lee-w-brainard/1126448747 ... and in book stores under the author's name (if filed alphabetically).

26 May 2017
Not Out of Africa

Another theory dropped on its head and given a shaking before being turned upside down. At https://phys.org/print414742180.html ... Charles Darwin said humans evolved in Africa - and the politically correct meme has repeated this ad nauseum for many years. It fits the multi-cultural scenario and is embedded in what can only be described as politicised science. The Leakey excavations along the Rift Valley in northern Kenya have tended to support the scenario and one might say if the Earth was a stationary globe in space it is a reasonable theory.

26 May 2017
microplates

At http://phys.org/print414856601.html ... we learn that several 'hundred' miles off the Pacific NW coast a small plate, the Juan de Fuca, is slowly sliding under the North American continent - even though it has several hundred miles to go. It depends of course where the continental plate boundary is situated but as mainstream geology is certain that the mountains along the Pacific coast of North America are caused by plate subduction the author of the piece has no choice but to assume that is happening with Juan de Fuca.

26 May 2017
Pieres and Habibullo

At http://principia-scientific.org/mini-ice-age-stay-says-astrophysicist/ ... Piers Corbyn, brother of Jeremy the Labour Party leader, is undoubtedly many measure more clever than his erstwhile politician sibling, described here as an astrophysicist. In a brush with a Lib Dem politician, the latter was left bemused, commenting 'what a strange man ...' which may be due to the shock of having the Lib Dem fantasy over global warming pulled to shreds by a bloke that becomes irate very quickly.