Catastrophism news

The 2300BC event

Back in October of 2014 there was a conference in Halle in Germany on a sudden climatic event dated to 2200BC which appears to be associated with Marie Agnes Courty's end of Akkadian empire event. She proposed a cosmic airburst or something of that nature might have occurred at that time and has written several papers on the subject, mostly ignored by archaeologists and historians. As a speaker at one of our Cambridge conferences on the Bronze Ages she is well known to older members of the society.

Atlantis in Doggerland

At www.q-mag.org/pytheas-megaliths-and-the-tides.html ... Anne Marie de Grazia has translated Jean Deruelle the author of 'De la Prehistoroire a l'Atlantide de Megaliths' in which it is hypothesized the Great Plain of Atlantis could now lie at the bottom of the North Sea. Then, Deruelle suggests the people of Atlantis were also the megalith builders.

dinosaur frolics

At www.yahoo.com/news/dinosurs-struggled-survive-long-asteroid-hit-19233514... ... and www.yahoo.com/news/study-dinosaurs-were-declining-long-asteroid-hit-1902... ... which has been widely reported on the Web and concerns a press release coinciding with publication of a paper on the subject which appears to use geochronology to say that dinosaurs were in decline before the K/T boundary event (and the Chicxulub asteroid or comet crash).

Dinosaur asteroid

There is a good article on the K/T boundary event asteroid that brought an end to the dinosaurs - see http://phys.org/print379845498.html ... what the initial response to the hypothesis was and how mainstream geologists were upset at the idea of a catastrophic event. It took years for the evidence to become so overwhelming the mainstream had to concede - yet even nowadays some geologists argue against it as the idea of 'an event' laying down sedimentary layers quickly is anathema to them. The article was originally at The Conservation and Phys Org afterwards.

The Ice Age ice cap

At http://phys.org/print377424373.html ... a series of shots of the ice cap growing and receding during the Late Glacial Maximum is illuminating. It relies on collated data - which is based on certain geological assumptions but never the less it does provide us with a view of how the ice cap grew - and then subsided (over time).

Velikovsky

At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/03/05/scientific-elitism-is-fundamentall... ... we have lots of evidence of this with some of the government chief scientists of recent years over here in the UK. Scientists doomsaying on global warming, a discipline they know very little about. They might be proficient in their own fields but are all at sea outside their own bubble.

Extraterrestrial Sands

Gary Gilligan has a new book, 'Extraterrestrial Sands' which is available via Amazon. Quartz sand is anywhere and everywhere imaginable on the surface of the Earth. Sand can be found on deserts like the Sahara, Arabian and Gobi deserts, and the Kalahari, Atacama and Australian deserts - but where does it all come from? The consensus opinion is that it formed over millions and millions of years through erosion of rocks. However, the Sahara and Arabia were green until five thousand years ago - even wet until 8000 years ago.

mainstream catastrophism

Seems like mainstream catastrophism is getting closer and closer to the age of human kind. At http://phys.org/print375517399.html ... we have 'multiple cosmic impacts' at 790,000 years ago - and the consequences were 'dire' we are told. At a localised level there were earthquakes and fires taking place over hundreds of kilmeters - and tsuname waves caused by some of the objects landing in the seas. Dust and gases were ejected into the atmopshere blocking out sunlight and lowering surface temperatures.

humanity absolved

A few weeks ago I posted a story about a mammoth graveyard in Siberia where a village had been built on top without anyone  realising what lay underneath their houses - initially. At the excellent site (lots of pictures( http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0214-paleothithic-m... ... where the idea that some of the carcasses had been butchered because stone tools had been found, ostensibly tools for cutting hides and flesh rather than for killing them, and in a minority as well.

Ice Age ice

At http://phys.org/print375009120.html ... although the paper is presented as part of the global warming discussion, presumably as a requisite to garner funds for further research, the conclusions may also have a catastrophist angle - but only if you think movements at the Poles are a possibility. The jury is out on that one. Mainstream is adamant that it can't be done - but being a trifle irreverent we should always keep an open mind (shouldn't we?)