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28 Apr 2010
The Electric Universe

Whet your appetite for the up-coming Wal Thornhill presentation in July at the Harlequin Centre in Redhill by perusing a few web sites.

Be aware that Wal needs a supply of questions for the event. Please e-mail //memb-gen [at] sis-group [dot] org [dot] uk">memb-gen [at] sis-group [dot] org [dot] uk before end of May.

For example, Donald Scott's www.electric-cosmos.org

28 Apr 2010
Transient Events in the Plasma Universe

At http://mythopedia.info/intro.html you will find this article second one down on the left hand menu. Extracting information from sacred and revered accounts or cultic practises is fraught with potholes that others have dug. However, working on the basis that a lot of religious ritual is derived from fear - and actual worship is a product of fear, might help explain some of the recurring factors that cross cultural boundaries.

27 Apr 2010
God Kings

Anyone interested in an alternative interpretation of Egyptian history, Egyptian texts, Egyptian titles, Egyptian pharaohs - then a visit to www.world-mysteries.com/god_kings_scenario1.htm might satisfy their curiosity.

27 Apr 2010
Mathematical Bio-Diversity

At www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/10042153931.htm April 25th ... a mathematical modle has been developed to unravel a key evolutionary riddle - what factors underlie the generation of biological diversity both within and between species. The emergence of rare traits in a population can spawn diversity - and some of these traits will prosper.

27 Apr 2010
Comet Disintegration

At www.cosmictusk.com 'Smoke linked to Gun: Napier upheld by Nesvorny and Jenniskens on the Zodiacal Cloud' - George Howard has a pop at Richard Kerr of Science Magazine. The Zodiacal cloud, the consensus theory said, originated in colliding asteroids from the asteroid belt. Now Kerr, after reading Nesvorny and Jenniskens accepts an origin in comets - but blatantly avoids mentioning the Napier hypothesis and therefore ignores the implications. This seems to have riled George.

26 Apr 2010
Troy is in the wrong place?

At http://troyatbergama.blogspot.com there is a new blog devoted to the idea ancient Troy was located not at it's usual location, Hisarlik - but at Bergama, an idea first aired by John Lascelles (a book reviewed by SIS several years ago). There are several pages on the blog for starters - and as blogs develop they grow into many pages (so expect more news on the subject over the coming months). At the moment there is a series of pages that outline the general theory.

26 Apr 2010
Asphalt Domes

At www.physorg.com/print191397828.html April 25th ... in 700 feet deep water off Santa Barbara in California is a series of asphalt domes that it is thought derive from flows of petroleum deposited by an underwater volcano 35,000 years ago. The deposits hardened into asphalt domes (see Nature Geoscience April 25th). The domes were discovered by a deep submersible vehicle and were teeming with life - like an artificial reef.

26 Apr 2010
A Catastrophe of Comets

A Catastrophe of Comets is the title of a post at http://craterhunter.wordpress.com/ parts one and two. The blog author claims there has been little independent geological research in Chihauhua in northern Mexico - apart from mining companies. The standard theory is that ignimbrites date to mid-Tertiary when vast rifts are thought to have opened up in the middle of the North American continent that spread out thousands of cubic miles of ignimbrite - then closed again without trace.

26 Apr 2010
Human Origins

One of the big consensus theories is that human origins are closely bound up with the Out of Africa theory. Conventional science outlets and the popular media, such as the BBC, constantly cite the theory as fact as if there was no alternative anthropological ideas. The theory is especially vexious to some as it assumes a pure Homo sapiens strain migrated out of the African continent at some point between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago and all other human groups, including Neanderthals for example, or Homo erectus, have no imput in modern genes.

25 Apr 2010
Dating the YD Event

At http://scienceblogs.com/highlyallochthonous/2007/10/out-of-the-ice-age-into-the-as.php April 23rd ... 'Out of the Ice Age, into the Asteroid shower' is a post by Chris Rowan which begins, '21,000 years ago, at the peak of the last glacial, ice sheets covered most of western Europe and North America (a bit of an exaggeration but never mind), and by 10,000 years ago a warming climate had melted them away ...'.