Catastrophism news

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 ... 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( ... 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 ... 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?)


Seems like there are things about the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013 that have gone unanswered - see It exploded at an altitude of 20km and released 500 kilotons of energy, 20 times more energy than the Hiroshima bomb. The shock wave generated was strong enough to create structural damage on the ground over a distance of 75 miles (mainly broken glass). However, this is nothing in comparison to the 1908 Tunguska explosion over Siberia which generated 5 megatons of energy and flattened a wide swathe of boreal forest.

catastrophe in ice ages

At ... this will probably prove to be an important paper as published in the journal Science (Jan 2016) as it introduces an element of catastrophism into the Ice Age debate - normally missing. The idea is that Ice Ages coincide with hydrothermal activity at mid ocean ridges - how catastrophic can you get as that is supposed to be the point at which plates stretch outwards.

The return of Odysseus

On New Chronology Yahoo Group there has been a debate surrounding recent re-interpretation of the Homeric story of Odysseus Return to Ithaca (the Athens peninsular). Athens, it is worth pointing out appears to have survived the the worst effects of the Late Bronze Age calamity and large numbers of refugees sought safety there (Cambridge Ancient History) - much as a modern disaster or war might cause refugees to seek the nearest point of refuge.


Baffles are found in exhaust systems to quieten the noise but in this context the baffled are the climate activists and they tend to make more and more noise. One can hardly believe that genuine scientists really do think that projecting a few years of warming into infinity is a realistic way to look at future trends - but they give every impression to the climate faithful that they do think their projections are honest and truthful and genuine science research.

Venus birth

At ... a new theory on the birth of Venus as a comet embraced by the pull of Jupiter into the inner solar system. The author transfers these ideas to Stonehenge in a novel manner, and his theory is that a newly arrived Venus comet was the object of interest of ancient societies, and archaeoastronomy. It involved a certain amount of fear and awe in order to maintain observation on a regular basis etc. The bibliography suggests he is up to date in research.