Brief in the News (May)

24 May 2011

At ... Dennis Cox has a new post on craters - this time espied in New Mexico and western Texas - by using the Google Earth tool. What is interesting in this post is that craters appear to cluster around the oil fields region of Texas. He asked David Morrison who expressed doubts that so many craters could be of the same age ... which we may assume is the mainstream opinion. Cox then came across Bill Napier and ideas in respect of a fragmenting comet, or piece of a comet, and seems to think this explains the evidence more equitably. A gallery of images is available to look at.

At there is a piece about the new book by Ev Cochrane, 'On Fossil Gods and Forgotten Worlds', and a petroglyph to illustrate what he meant, including the ladder motif, a great star, and the thunderbolt (or meteor). The commonality of the belief is significant, the idea of god that comes out of the sky and hurls such things as fiery wheels from a celestial perch - a tower or column. Various interpretations of these motifs have been made - and are possible. This is one variation.

At we have 'Cometary asteroids' by Stephen Smith, an interesting and worth reading explanation of comets as rocks moving through the solar system rather than dirty snowballs - and subject to electricity as per Wallace Thornhill.