Catastrophism news

Dinosaur Demise

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/dinosaur-asteroid-hit-worst-p... ... which is on the recent BBC2 documentary, 'The Day the Dinosaurs Died' (see post yesterday). One of the points made is that gypsum on the bed of the shallow sea was hoisted into the atmosphere - adding to the density of material that accumulated there. The point was also made that if it had hit the deep ocean its effects would have been muted and would have been nowhere near as catastrophic to life on Earth.

Day Dinosaurs Died

Following the mantra, 'you won't find evidence of catastrophism unless you actively look for it' we had a prime example of this on BBC2 television last night, The Day the Dinosaurs Died. Scientist from the University of Bremen in Germany drilled into the Chcxulub crater off the coast of Yucatan and in so doing found ample evidence of an asteroid (or comet) striking the earth. Prior to them actively searching for evidence the asteroid theory was just that - a hypothesis that was repeatedly challenged.

Indian Holes

At https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/indian-impacts-the-hole-story/ ... is Tim Cullen at his irreverent best giving settled science a blast of cynical cold air. He regularly takes the Michael out of any consensus theory but this one bites the biscuit and manages to encompass the electric universe and Velikovsky in one well aimed missile. Basically, he is sceptical of the mainstream approach to craters and impacts. Are they fearful of an impact as recent as 2000BC.

Nodosaur

Robert sent in two links - www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4500220/Dinosaur-fossil-preserve... ... and www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-dis... ... with the comment, the dinosaur is so well preserved that it might have been walking around a couple of weeks ago, quoting a paleontologist, adding, 'was it really 110 million years old?' However, reading on we learn it was found in a mine in northern Alberta in 2011 and is about to go on show in a museum (hence the news value).

catastrophist geology

SIS member Robert has a post on the Thunderbolts forum, go to http://www.thunderbolts.info/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16703 ... subject, catastrophist geology. 

Emmet Sweeney

In Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1987:1 there is an article by Emmet Sweeney. He is better known for revisions of historical chronology and has written several articles on the subject in more recent SIS literature. He has a web site -go to www.emmetsweeney.org ( see also www.wikibin.org/articles/emmet-sweeney.html ).

Constellations on stone

Both William and Robert sent in the link to a story in the Daily Telegraph newspaper - see www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/21/ancient-stone-carvings-confirm-co... ... researchers in the Engineering department at Edinburgh University have been looking at images and symbols carved on the stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in SE Anatolia, in order to see if they could be linked to constellations in the sky - and they now think they are.

Meltwater Graves

At http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/spring-2017/article/megafaunal-exti... ... research from the University of Adelaide has found that the bones of Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas died as a result of meltwater flooding. However, it doesn't quite say that as that would have upset their uniformitarian peers - but that is the inference we might take. In other words, it doesn't really validate Velikovsky or any other catastrophist, but it goes some way along the line.

Ice Age Melt Waters

William sent in the link www.omicsonline.org/ArchiveHYCR/currentissue-hydrology-current-research-... ... which allows you to read a number of articles in this first of 2017 issue. The article of interest is by Paul A LaViolette, 'The Generation of Mega Glacial Meltwater Floods and Their Geologic Transport' (13 pages if you want to download and print out). In 1989, Shaw, Kvil and Revin claimed the drumlin fields of N America were caused by meltwaters (sub glacial flooding) in an article in Sedimentary Geology.

Med Tsunamis

Clark Whelton posted the link www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.782460 ... which concerns tsunamis - and an exceptional one that has been dated at 2800 years ago. Apparently, there is nothing in the Bible or other textual sources that record an event around 800BC - but this may be due to C14 methodology (and dating anomalies). The field is wide open it seems to me. Has anyone any suggestions. For example, it is close to the time of Elijah but even more compelling is a link to a tree ring anomaly in the early 8th century.