Zealandia Research

At https://phys.org/print420432849.html ... scientists are hoping to get a better handle on Zealandia during an exploration that began this week in Australia. As a geologist has said, Zealandia has everything any other land mass has - except it is under the waves. We may assume it was above sea level at one time, particularly pertinent if the geoid had changed in the past. Zealandia extends from south of New Zealand to New Caledonia in the north, and from the Kam Plateau off the coast of Australia to some distance into the Pacific.

Phil Silvia

At https://cometresearchgroup.org/blog/ ... we learn that Phil Silvia, along with Younder Dryas scientists Malcolm Le Compte, have collated field data from Tall al-Hammam, the proposed site of Biblical Sodom (destroyed by fire and brimstone by an avenging angel). The hypothesis is that it was an airburst event - a meteor exploding low in the atmosphere above the Kikkar Plain on the northern side of the Dead Sea.

Water on the Moon

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/scientists-spy-new-evidence-o... ... that scientists think they have found evidence of water in the interior of the Moon. The origin of water in the interior is a mystery - see https://phys.org/print420112878.html ... is derived from satellite data and the idea water can be found in the interior of the Moon raises some interresting questions about the formation of the Moon, on the one hand, and how much water is in the solar system.

Henry Zemel

Henry Zemel established the Caeno Institute a number of years ago in order to research certain topics such as ancient history and calendars. Go to www.caeno.org/

Bretz and Younger Dryas

Graham Hancock has somehow contrived to associate J Harlen Bretz and the megaflood with the Younger Dryas Boundary Event. He is a former journalist and I suppose sleight of hand is a tool of the trade. He presents his ideas in a non-science language that some people find attractive. His books have sold a lot of copies.

Neanderthals in the Levant

At www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-led-study-busts-myths-about-the-lives-... ... Israeli archaeologists have been excavating a site that disproves the idea Neanderthals lives in caves is the headline, a piece of journalistic license it would seem. The site currently being investigated is far from being a cave - see image below, an aerial view of an excavation in open country ....

Prehistoric Remains

An archaeological excavation at a Shrewsbury church has revealed it was built on a former Neolithic and Bronze Age site - including a burial mound with slots for standing stones and two rows of Neolithic post holes around a ditch (and presumably at one time a bank). The church appears to have deliberately been sited and built on ancient remains - that may have had some kind of superstition attached to them, or even a cult of some kind. A wooden post that was found has been dated by C14 to 2033BC (in the British Early Bronze Age).

Sepp

At www.sepp.org ... a roundup of climate change issues is published weekly - but from a sceptical point of view. You can get it delivered weekly to your inbox tray but a word of warning - it is a lengthy read and you could well end up deleting it unread on most weeks as you may well have better things to do with your spare time. As it was raining today I took the opportunity to browse some of it, The Week That Was July 22nd 2017.

Susan Oosthuisen

At https://phys.org/print419839930.html ... archaeologist Susan Oosthuizen is well known for her research into the historicity of Britain's common land - which she claims goes back at least 1500 years. She was quoted by Steve Mitchell in one of his articles in SIS Review and has popped up in conversation with him, at one time or another. She specialises in the Anglo Saxon period and in particular, Cambridgeshire and the Fen country. The Fens were flooded in the Late Roman period - between 300 and 600AD, following the dry Roman Warm Period.

Dr Strangelove

The spirit of Dr Strangelove appears to be alive and kicking - see https://phys.org/print419839795.html ... scientists are considering adding aerosols to the atmosphere and modifying clouds to slow global warming. Apart from the fact the only evidence they have of global warming is derived from computer models it seems there are people out there that actually believe this stuff and are prepared to play around with the atmosphere of the earth. This is not just whacky - it's potentially dangerous. Blocking out sunlight is not a good idea.