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27 Apr 2015
a fishy story

At http://phys.org/print348140840.html ... a rib tickler from climate change troughers feeding on the public teat that was predictably broadcast loud and clear by the BBC news networks, and shoe-horned into the eyesight of the proles (watching their goggleboxes) by a metropolitan elite that fill their pockets (in the background).

26 Apr 2015
seasons of the Sun

William Thompson and Donald Billings, 'Observations Bearing on the Kippenhahn-Schluter Quiescent Prominence Model' (1967) Astrophysical Journal volume 149 page 269-273 - see http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1967Apj...149..269T/0000270.000.... ... William Thompson notes the article on seasons of the Sun recently made use of data at the High Altitude Observatory in Climax, Colorado, which the article above, going back to 1967, did likewise.

26 Apr 2015
uniformitarian asteroids

Another piece of settled science bashing from the baneful keyboard of Tim Cullen at https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/the-society-for-the-detection... ... the missing world, in this instance, being an object between Mars and Jupiter, marked by the asteroid belt. Way back, once upon a time, it was thought a planet had existed in this part of space and the asteroids are remnants of said planet. Some people, even now, are prepared to consider this a possibility.

26 Apr 2015
Robert Brown and Lucretius Meton

Tim Cullen again, at his scintillating best, cutting a swathe through the settled science paradigm - and this time it is Brownian motion (all the way from Robert Brown) - see https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/brownian-billiard-balls/ which seems to have been inspired in part by Dr Gerald Pollack and his Fourth Phase of Water (and a speaker at the 2014 and the upcoming 2015 EU conference). You can see a video of Pollack on song via www.thunderbolts.info and their YouTube list (otherwise simply key in his name in your search engine and the same videos will pop up).

26 Apr 2015
Carver Mead

At https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/carver-mead-coherent-science/ ... in this post Tim Cullen is something in awe of a scientist. Carver Mead is something special though as he has an impressive array of discoveries attributed to him, being a key pioneer of micro-electronics, developing tools and techniques for integrated circuit design and semi conducter advances. He went on to train generations of engineers, including the original founder of Sun Microsystems etc.

11 Apr 2015
boabs

Boabs grow native to Africa and Madagascar - and a single relative thrives in the Kimberley region of NW Australia. How did boabs reach Australia?

11 Apr 2015
debunking clever cave men

At http://phys.org/print347781194.html ... I suppose it was bound to happen. Following a cluster of studies that have shown Neanderthals were not the stupid backward mugglewups of the human tree we now have a fight back by the old guard who cannot accept Neanderthals were as bright as buttons. That is one way to look at it but on the other hand, somebody might just have checked out some bone fragments and raised the alarm as all was not as it was first proposed.

11 Apr 2015
30 year cooling

At www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php ... click on the March issue at the top and scroll down to page 98. RT Cahill of Flinders University in Adelaide published the original story in Progress in Physics 10: issue 4 (Oct 2014, page 236-242) and it was reproduced, in part, at the NCGT Journal. It claims space speed fluctuations cause solar flares. The direction and magnitude of the space flow has been detected from numerous different experimental techniques and is close to the normal to the plane of the ecliptic.

11 Apr 2015
solar activity, earthquakes

At www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php ... click on the March 2015 issue and scroll down to page 98, near the bottom. Mikhal Kovalyov and S Kovalyov published a paper that can be accessed at arXiv:1403:5728v2 10th February 2015 and claims cosmic rays play a prominent role in seismic activity on the Earth, correlating rather better than solar activity. However, cosmic rays also influence solar activity - which is currently a heretical position to adopt.

11 Apr 2015
Peter M James, global cataclysms

Peter M James second article at www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php (March issue, page 87-98) is interesting but we need to bear in mind he is not an archaeologist or a historian, which explains why he gets the Hyksos mixed up with end of LB and end of the Old Kingdom. SIS has published lots of articles on Holocene neo-catastrophism so the subject is well known to most readers and they will be able to take him to task for this and that, I'm sure. However, he is a geologist and is at his best in that subject matter.