Catastrophism news

Isaac Vail

At www.velikovsky.info/Isaac_Vail there is a brief mention of the man. I came across him many years ago when I took out a year's subscription to Donald Cyr's Stonehenge Viewpoint magazine  under the false impression it would be all about the stone circle. Instead, the water canopy theory of Isaac Vail was the main focus of articles - and Stonehenge played a very minor role. Basically it involved the earth being girdled by a doughnut looking structure of ice crystals - the firmament of Genesis 1:6-8.

The YD impact theory by a comet - is gone with the wind

At www.miller-mccane.com/science/comet-claim-comes-crashing-to-earth-31180/ ... it seems that Allen West, one of the co-authors of The Cycle of Cosmic Catstrophe and various articles on the YD impact hypothesis, is not a qualified geologist. It seems most of the initial field work behind the comet came from Allen West - and not by Richard Firestone or Warwick-Smith, and the suspicion is that he falsified the record.

Earth in Upheaval

Velikovsky, on the first page of his book, Earth in Upheaval (Victor Gollancz:1956) made some extraordinary claims of the so called Alaskan 'muck' deposits in the Tanana River valley, a tributary of the Yukon River - but where did he get his information from? He quotes Rainey (1940), University of Alaska, and FC Hibben (1943), University of New Mexico, but he obviously read a lot of other sources. One of them might have been Ralph Tuck, a geologist who first worked in Alaska on the railroad and then worked for a mining company - in which muck played a prominent role.

Alternative sky serpents

Alternative sky serpents include enhanced aurorae (as advocated by Rens van der Sliujs on www.mythopedia.com ) or comets (Clube and Napier used this idea in the title of their book, The Cosmic Serpent, Faber and Faber:1982). Whereas the jet streams are associated with atmospheric phenomena (storms, weather patterns that stick, heavy persistent rainfall etc) and aurorae are visual and sometimes viewed with awe and wonder.

Jet Stream ... pictures of a sky serpent?

At www.gks.uk.com/Apophis-Apep-Serpent/ there are some new images. Scroll down to near the bottom and you will see photographs of the Jet Stream overhead from a variety of locations. As such, these were pictures taken in modern situations but what might the jet stream have looked like in enhanced atmospheric conditions. For example, one picture shows an ash cloud from a volcano drifing into the jet stream and darkening it. What might happen during a catastrophic episode?

The Meaning of Vedas

At www.themeaningofvedas.com is a web site set up by Ravindra Godbole after he wrote a book with the same name. This is excellent and falls perfectly into the Taurid complex story as outlined several years ago by Clube and Napier and it is recommended members visit the site and look at what he has to say. It is also just what is required to move the catastrophist agenda forwards as it involves Indian research and scholarship. What we now require is a Chinese uptake of the same theme to see what might emerge.

New York tsunami event 300BC

Katherine Cagen (Harvard) and Dallas Abbot (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York) 'Evidence for a tsunami generated by an impact event in the New York metropolitan area approximately 2300 years ago' (2009) can be downloaded as a pdf file from http://cosmictusk.com and consists of roughly 20 pages, mainly of pictures of sampling from sediments. The abstract, one page, says that it is proposed an oceanic impact event caused a tsunami wave to rip through what is now New York, around 300BC.

Tsunami markers

Tsunami is a Japanese word and they have been a feature of Japan's history for as long as it can be gleaned. Previous inhabitants left stone markers showing where the tsunami wave reached. They had various inscriptions warning of the link between tsunami and earthquakes (see www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/world/asia/21stones.html?_r=2&ref=global-home... ) but modern Japanese people had been lulled into a false sense of security with sea walls and other structures designed to hold back water.

Jet Streams as dragons of old

At www.gks.uk.com/Apophis-Apep-Serpent/ it is suggested the jet streams were anciently more visible and they were likened to encircling serpents in the sky. This idea is another twist in interpretation of myth. We have had comets as sky dragons and aurora as undulating serpents and now we have the jet stream as an alternative. These are narrow currents of air between the troposphere and the stratosphere, the web site says, and they were more pronounced in the past as a result of dust and debris captured in the upper atmosphere.

Comet Storm

One man writing down what he thinks might have happened at the end of the Pleistocene - Dennis Cox, April 2011, at http://cometstorm.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/a-different-kind-of-climate-c... ... It all began as a hobby, hunting for meteorites, a popular pastime in the States as they fetch worthwhile sums of money, aided by his military training in assessing battle and blast damage from bombs etc (using aerial photography). He applied the same technique in his search for meteorites, finding evidence of blast on the ground - impact geology.