Catastrophism news

Tutankhamun

At www.godkingscenario.com/gks/tutankhamun-pectoral-gks-5 .... Gary Gilligan has continued to update his web site and has now incorporated the solar wind into an interpretation of the god Khepri. If you are familiar with this web site you will understand how he interprets pharaonic history. In this case we learn the pectoral pendant was just 4 inches across and was worn on the chest. The blue scarab beetle has been adorned with falcon wings (to signify an object in the sky) and supports a red orb.

Comet Research Group

There is a new web site out there - www.cometresearchgroup.org dedicated to neo-catastrophism and the idea of comets and their offspring, meteor showers, playing a role in human history. It is at the moment in its infancy but you can sign up for email updates. The idea is to advertise to the wider world the Younger Dryas Boundary event research - and for added measure, the idea of an atmospheric explosion of a meteor destroying Tall al_Hammam (and its satellite settlements) in the Midde Bronze Age.

mammoth graveyard

At http://phys.org/print394781614.html ... Russian palaeontologists investigating a mammoth graveyard in the Novosibirsk regions, recognised as one of the largest assemblages in Eurasia, were astounded at how deep the grave goes (both young and old animals) and they are far from coming to the bottom. The deeper levels of broken bones were covered in a layer of sand and clays - but the cause of death of so many animals is unknown. It is thought a landslide of some kind buried thousands of animals - including bison, horse and many smaller mammals.

algae blooms

At http://phys.org/print393574680.html ... a giant algal bloom in the Southern Ocean may tell us something about how the chalk of southern England formed. Chalk is one of the mysteries of geology. It is known what it is made from - the shells of microscopic algae (coccoliths). These shells are generally broken and in a state of disrepair and the major theory is that they have been eaten and the shells deposited as detritus that has fallen on to the sea floor. However, in most cases the chalk is exceedingly pure - white as white can be and hundreds of feet thick.

Mammoth

At http://phys.org/print393496757.html ... a mammoth head complete with tusks has been unearthed in a canyon  on one of the Channel Islands (Channel Islands National Park, N America). It raises two interesting points. One, charcoal samples taken from near the skull have been dated 13,000 years ago. This coincides with another C14 date of human skeletal material found on the same Santa Rosa island back in 1959, of around the same point in time.

Utah water fowl

I don't suppose water fowl are too common in the Great Basin, although there are some lakes, relics of much larger bodies of water. The environment is generally dry but in the past it has been quite wet - enough rain to form lakes. Even at 12,000 years ago water fowl (ducks and geese etc) were definitely on the menu of hunter gatherers - see http://westerndigs.org/12000-year-old-camp-found-in-utah-may-have-expert... ...

Chinese Flood

This is the famous flood of the yellow emperor Yu that is being talked about, dating back to around 4000 years ago. It is mentioned by Paul Dunbavin in The Atlantic Researches and by Moe Mandelkehr in The 2300BC Event (as well as various other catastrophist authors), but most importantly emperor Yu sits at the very beginning of the Xia dynasty. To put it into context Xia ran contemporary with Middle Kingdom Egypt and Middle Bronze Age in the Levant and Mesopotamia.

Another one bites the dust ...

At http://phys.org/print389515752.html ... in a discussion of fossil vultures we are tolt they disappeared alongt with other meg-fauna from N America, SE Asia and East China during the Pleistocene extinctions (variously between 40,000 and 12,000 years ago).

Burning Oil, Fire on Earth

This is almost sheer Velikovsky. At http://phys.org/print387788915.html ... the headline is, did a burning oil spill wipe out the dinosaurs. It seemed to me at first the author of the study had read Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision in another life (when he was a student perhaps) and it had got lodged in a a deep recess inside his head, only later re-emerging with the author unaware of W in C.

God Kings

Gary Gilligan has updated his web site - see www.godkingscenario.com ... and you can also buy his book 'Extraterrestrial Sands' there online (and two other books he has written). Most scholars see the god like attributes of pharaohs as hyperbole attached to human figures or as humans presenting themselves as intermediaries between the gods and world below. Gary Gilligan on the other hand chooses to take the hyperbole literally and claims the wars of the pharaohs were actually wars of the gods in the sky above.