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20 Jan 2017
Big Floods

   ... the scablands.


Have a look at this web site,      and see also and

20 Jan 2017

At ... which was sent in by William Thompson. Stephen Smith explains that the discovery of solar wind erupting from the sun at around 700km per second came as somewhat of a surprised for mainstream gravity focussed cosmologist. Nowadays everyone takes it far granted - without a thought of contesting the issue. However, heat and radiation alone are not enough to explain how solar wind particles accelerate - but an electric field focussed on the sun may cause radical movement of charged particles.

20 Jan 2017
Arctic Ice

   At ... which is of course a giggle at the CAGW crowd that have been gloating about warm Arctic seas and melting ice as the El Nino inspired warm water reaches the far north (before the heat is dissipated into space at the pole).

19 Jan 2017
Venus is Waving

At ... a massive un-moving structure has been discovered in the upper atmosphere of Venus (see the image below). Over 3 years ago a report from ESA reported something similar -which subsequently disappeared. Japanese scientists have now detected it again. It appears to be a bow shaped structure that measures 10,000km in length (brighter and hotter than the surrounding atmosphere).

19 Jan 2017
Modelling Earth Science

At ... Plate Tectonics models are getting more complicated all the time. Apparently, subduction by itself is not enough to explain how it occurs and internal heat from earth's core is being invoked to provide extra bite to the mainstream mechanism that drives the movement of the plates. There are various mid-ocean ridges identified but in this article in Science Advances (December 2016) we are told the East Pacific Rise is stable - unlike the Mid Atlantic Ridge that may have direct coupling with the deep mantle flow.

19 Jan 2017
Wet Green Sahara

The early to mid Holocene is renowned for the Greening of the Sahara and this implies much higher levels of rainfall than in the modern world - although other causes might be hiding in the closet. The Sahara is a largely stony desert and is dry as a result of little rainfall. Between 11,000 and 5000 years ago it was covered in savannah and pockets of woodland, with lakes and rivers and streams. It was ten times wetter than it is in the modern world. This doesn't tell us a lot as it is bone dry and covered in a system of dry wadis.

19 Jan 2017
Donkey Stables

In a recent screening of Robin Hood on TV (an old film from back in the 1950s or 1960s) they had a podgy Friar Tuck trying to coax a donkey out of a stable - but the donkey was having none of it. He just sat down and refused to budge - even though he was at first encouraged and then berated. The stubborn donkey just would not move. It seems donkeys were a common animal used to carry merchandise and equipment in the ancient world and they also had a better technique in getting them to move. At ...

19 Jan 2017
Emmet Sweeney

Emmet Sweeney has a new web site dedicated to his chronology revision which expands on his Ages in Alignment theory - go to

Another interesting web site set up by one of our members is at ... which also has a page on chronological revisions inspired by Velikovsky.

Another web site for revision buffs is .. another SIS member.

18 Jan 2017
Green Hypocrisy

I don't really need to say anything on this one as the action is so blatant - a manipulation of regulation to allow Green business to make a small fortune (and at the same time subsidise Green NGOs at the expense of wildlife and nature). The environmental movement has indeed split into factions. One group, the minority, put wildlife first. The second group put making money first. The story is at ...

16 Jan 2017
Machinations of Black Holes

A good start is provided at ... which begins - what causes energetic emissions from galactic cores? This is the essence of the black hole hypothesis as a supermassive anomaly at the centre of our galaxy is apparently, in the modelling process, tearing stars apart and flinging their remains into space at speeds of 10,000km a second. Shredded stars then condense into planet sized objects etc.