Oceans in the Earth

The key word here is 'in' the Earth - or underground. At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/rare-mineral-points... ... which came about after the discovery of a water rich gem stone. The rough brown diamond has been naturally sculptured to its unusual shape by corrosive mantle fluids during transport to the surface - or that is what is envisaged. The mineral is known as ringwoodite and was found in Brazil.

William's catastrophist list

William Thompson has now had his catastrophist list posted by George Howard - go to http://cosmictusk.com/a-comprehensive-modern-catastrophist-bibliography/ ... which is good news for William Thompson and easily accessible for SIS fellow members to access with immediate click on to the list. Good news for us all. It has gone down well at George's web site - which is excellent news.

Morphogen Theory

At www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120426135008.htm ... biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos which seem to shed new light on how physical traits are arranged in body places. They investigated, specifically, morphogen theory, which claims proteins control traits arranged as gradients, with different amounts of protein activating genes to create specified physical features. This theory was first put forward by Alan Turing in the 1950s, the WWII code breaker. It was then refined in the 1960s by Lewis Wolpert.

Old Crusty is more crusty than crusty consensus

The Online journal Nature Geoscience reports on the discovery of the mineral zircon at Jack Hill, 800km from Perth in Australia. The grains of zircon were found in old sandstone and they are said to be more than 4 billion years of age. This indicates the earth's crust formed within 160 million years of the creation of the Earth - which might cause some problems to Plate Tectonics theory. Does new ocean bottom form and replace old crustal material?

Sun Spot AR2003

A sizeable sun spot is attracting the attention of astronomers - go to http://spaceweather.com March 11th (scroll down to the page of that date). It has tripled in size in just a week and may have more than a dozen drk cores across the face of the Sun - see image below. This was sent in bny Karzaman Ahmad from the Langkuwi National Observatory in Malaysia. He photographed it using an 11 inch Celeston telescope capped with a Glass Filter. NASA took a movie, over 48 hours, of the sun spot growing in size, rapidly.

Orion in Yorkshire

Jan Harding, 'Cult, Religion, and Pilgrimage: archaeological investigations of the Neolithic and Bronze Age monument complex at Thornborough, North Yorkshire' CBA Research Report 174 (2013) ISBN 978 190277 1977 ... see also www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/thornborough-henges-nmp

Whale fossils in the desert sands

At http://phys.org/print312566680.html ... evidence of mass strandings of marine animals crop up every now and then in the fossil record. A recent example, posted here last year, came to light when a highways was being built across the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. They are said to reflect four episodes stranding - and it is being reported that toxic algae was to blame.

Solar alignments at Petra

At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/astronomy-and-lands... ... a monastery at Petra in Jordan is aligned to the winter Sun, which illuminates the position of a deity. At that same moment in time the silhouette of a mountain opposite, displays the shape of the head of a lion (or an outline resembling a lion). The Sun influenced the orientations of the Nabateans - who were extent in first century BC and first century AD.

Limestone

This is an interesting observation by Peter Mungo Jupp at www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2014/03/05/the-jurassic-coast-a-transmutation-e... ... as in the uniformitarian model limestone is formed slowly, over long periods of time. Limestone rock contains all sorts of fossils - and it is recognised some limestones are actually relic coral reefs. If so this must imply a rapid process - how would you get a fossil reef to fossilise over a long period of time?

The Man on the Moon and Climate Science

First of all, a bit of a wake-up call, and the power of the Sun 

- see http://spaceweather.com March 9th