orbital resonance

This post at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/renu-malhotra-nonlinear-reson... ... see also the whole paper at http://arxiv.org/pdf/chao-dyn/9406004.pdf ... and written by NASA scientist Renu Malhotra. It is basically an introduction to the study of orbital resonance as applied to the evolving solar system. Tall Bloke says it validates the study of planetary motion that is central to him and his friends so it is important to understand the link between planetary motion and variations of the Sun.

Out of Taiwan

You've heard of Out of Africa - it seems there is also an Out of Taiwan theory that is proving to be difficult to uphold - see http://phys.org/print373206379.html

Megafauna

This is a big issue it would seem. There are 24 articles on megafauna in January's Ecography journal and the journal of PNAS - see http://phys.org/print373189841.html

They are based on a conference that took place at Oxford University back in March of 2014 (only now being written up in journal form and published). We don't learn much about the contents from the press release, only that we are supposed to be living in the shadow of big beasts that were once in abundance on all the continents of the earth.

thermosphere gusting

William Thompson forwarded this link - http://eos.org/research-spotlights/scientists-detect-wisps-of-wind-in-space ... on a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics (January 2016). It is about the way the aurora seems to distort weather at thermospheric altitudes at latitudes (polar and near polar). Aurorae stir up storms at an altitude of 250km - but where does the wind blow? The thermosphere is on the edge of space. It begins at 85km altitude and extends to 1000km high.

Jurassic discoveries

Must Farm, the archaeological site that uncovered a Bronze Age village and boats in Cambridgeshire is also a working quarry (for the nearby brick works). A pleisosaur has been dug out of what is known as the Oxford Caly, a geological strata known for containing small or broken fossilised remains of creatures. The pleisosaur is now in the Oxford University Natural History Museum and is 5.5m in length, having been reassembled from 600 bone fragment - see for example www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35380223 ....

genetic codes

Robert Farrar sent in this link to Dr Jay L Wile at http://blog.drwile.com/?p=14280 ... which discusses the 'universal genetic code' and says it is far from universal. This is a challenging statement that would rile uniformitarians and yet Dr Wile is able to point out, if mitochondria in invertebrates was a different genetic code from mitochondria in vertebrate, and both of these codes differ from the 'universal' genetic code what is that telling us?

global warming strikes New York

Yesterday we had TV footage of a Chinese man who had never seen the sight of snow -let alone touch it. He lived in southern China. We also have some nice images of global warming in New York - see below

watery ice

At https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/proglacial-mega-myths/ ... we have an irreverent attempt to demolish the Ice Age story. It is also a swipe at the uniformitarian mind-set as he compares the Ice Age story with the Biblical deluge story, saying they are much of a sameness (apart from a single event being replaced by many events). Ice Ages are the secular version of the Flood - or that is what he implies. Having manufactured a story, he says, they still have to account for a few inconvenient mega flooding events - as the geology does not lie.

appaloosa horses

A couple of years ago there was a TV documentary, 'True Appaloosas' about a journey by a New Zealand horse breeder, Scott Engstrom, when she was 66 years of age, to Kyrgistan after reading about a horse breed that closely resembled the Appaloosa breed. Modern Appaloosas are of course a modern breeding success but they seem to have an origin in horses bred by the Nez Perce tribe, famous for the long march to the Canadian border pursued by the US Army.

Baikal

At https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/carbon-14-the-baikal-excursions/ ... this is an interesting read but not sure what to make of his train of thought. From the perspective of somebody highly sceptical of the Settled Science agenda Tim Cullen is always worth browsing. Lake Baikal in Siberia is 395 miles long and 49 miles wide - and is the deepest lake in the world at 1642m. Local legend is reputed to say the lake is not 25 million years of age, per mainstream, but was formed when a huge stone fell out of the sky that shook the Earth.