In The News

Welcome to our "In the News" page, featuring summaries of Internet news, relevant to Catastrophism and Ancient History.

Show Titles only | Show summaries

Datesort icon
22 Jul 2010
A Bulgarian Loch Ness Monster thingummybob

A report from the Sofia News Agency at www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=113906 the Water Bull of Rubisha Lake in the NW of the country is set to become a tourist attraction - it is hoped. However, it is an extremely small body of water in comparison to Loch Ness, a mere one square km. It was formed in the Quaternary, between 5 and 2 million years ago, and is over 30m deep. It is the subject of a folktale, or legend, in which it is said to be bottomless.

22 Jul 2010
The Younger Dryas event pops up again

http://cosmictusk.com/guest-blog-rodney-chilton-author-of-sudden-cold-an-examination-of-the-younger-dryas-cold-reversal/ - this post is actually a reposte to NASAs David Morrison who wrote a piece in Skeptical Enquirer that criticised the Younger Dryas cometary connection.

22 Jul 2010
Han Kloosterman and Velikovsky; part 2

George Howard's web site http://cosmictusk.com/deep-time-impact-induced-volcanism-a-collaquy/ is basically a discussion between Hermann Burchard and Han Kloosterman on catastrophism - or that is how it begins. Once again Velikovsky crops up - and our Peter Warlow. Kloosterman syas Velikovsky was more of a scholar than a scientist and he collected some 25 earth reversal myths (1950) and speculated on the earth decelerating and then accelerating in the opposite direction, ignoring the energy problem.

21 Jul 2010
A virtual Stonehenge

BBC News July 19th ... archaeologists intend to 'virtually' excavate Stonehenge and its surrounding environs in a mult-million poun mapping of the terrain and what may lie bured under the ground - with pinpoint accuracy. Millions of measurements will be taken and will then be incorporated into 'gaming' technology to produce 2D and 3D images. Equipment will explore over 14km within the next 3 years, led by Vince Gaffney of the University of Birmingham. Large banks of sensors will be pulled by a quad bike and GPS will the plot the measurements precisely.

21 Jul 2010
What is pulling our universe apart?

 

20 Jul 2010
Han Kloosterman

At George Howard's web site http://cosmictusk.com/guest-blog-a-catastrophist-manifesto-from-johan-bert-kloosterman/ ... this was originally written for an American Geophysical Union meeting at Acapulco in Mexico in May, 2007. It has already been mentioned on In the News, a couple of months ago, and I have posted it once again as it has accumulated an exchange of emails at the bottom of the article  which includes a discourse about Velikovsky.

20 Jul 2010
Marden Henge

BBC News July 19th (accessible on their website at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-10684042/ ) reports on a Neolithic building found at Marden Henge near Devizes.

20 Jul 2010
The Golden Warrior

At www.eurekalert.org/print/61549 - the grave of a Scythian warrior whose torso was covered in gold has been found in Kazakhstan - dating from some time in the first millennium BC. It was one of a group of seven burial mounds and contained a large amount of gold and bronze objects. Whether these were of local manufacture or loot from raiding parties is not mentioned.

20 Jul 2010
What is the Sun made of?

http://dcoda.amplify.on/2010/07/17/scientists-cant-agree-on-what-the-sun-is-made-of/ is an interesting web site details supplied by Gary Gilligan. Behind its blazing facade the sun is reluctant to give up its secrets. Over the last few years scientists have changed their ideas concerning the chemical make-up of the Sun. There is far less oxygen, carbon and nitrogen that previously theorised and sound waves travel through its interior and ring like a bell.

20 Jul 2010
Woodhenge in North America

www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news July 11th ... 'Diggers unearth mysteries of Fort Ancient's Woodhenge' - Fort Ancient is a massive earthwork of the Hopewell culture which flourished contemporarily with the Romans in the Old World. Woodhenge is a small part of Fort Ancient - otherwise known as the Moorehead Circle, consisting of two concentric rings of post, one being as large as 180 feet in diameter. The posts were up to 15 feet high when standing. In the centre was discovered a pit of orange-red soil.