20,000 years ago plus

At https://phys.org/print434179901.html ... excavations at a site in Alaska have found genetic lines of early Native Americans that may have entered N America more than 20,000 years ago. The findings are published in the journal Nature (January 2018). It is though they arrived from Siberia and continued to have contacts with Siberia for a considerable period of time - finally losing that contact at the end of the Ice Age. The Bering Land Bridge is touted as their route of entry - but equally they could have arrived by boat.

Saturn's Rings

Robert sent in the link https://crev.info/2018/01/official-saturns-rings-young/ ... from January 3rd. Cassini's experiment, the Cosmic Dust Analyser, has found the micrometeorite flux of Saturn's rings is 'inconsistent with an old age' and they are estimated at between 150 and 300 million years ago. In other words, they could be much younger. The link favours a much younger age.

Ice on Earth

This is a New Scientist article - go to www.newscientist.com/articles/dn-18949-the-history-of-ice-on-earth.html ... which concerns the history of ice on Earth (according to mainstream theory). Again, another learning exercise that allows us to understand the thinking behind the consensus. We are told our planet has three settings. The first one is the greenhouse - when tropical temperatures extend to the poles and ice sheets vanish.

co2 and Plate Tectonics

At https://cosmosmagazine.com/geoscience/plate-tectonics-the-hidden-key-to-... ... Cosmos is an Australian mainstream science magazine which often has interesting articles on a variety of subjects. In this one it provides an overview of the Plate Tectonics theory - which is worth digesting. It begins with a quote from Carl Sagan, well known to people of a certain generation (the 1960s). Earth lies in the Goldilocks zone - that allows water to exist in a liquid form and the supposition form this is that water allows life to thrive.

Cosmic Filleting

At https://astronomynow.com/2017/12/21/cosmic-filament-probes-our-galaxys-g... ... space telescopes aimed at the heart of the Milky Way, the thought to be location of a giant black hole, have discovered a filament like a filleting knife, cutting a long snake like tube of energy through the clouds of gas surrounding Sagittaurus A. See the image below - instead of a black hole a giant filament has been found ...

Roundup Reprieve

Monsanto's Roundup bug killer is very popular with farmers as well as backyard gardeners. It has a recipe laden with glyphosate. As a result of this activists have been lobbying the EPA to ban glyphosate in order to hurt Monsanto. They have never forgiven the company for its role in frankenstein food - modified crops. Risk Monger has been harping on about the activist role in the banning of glyphosate which would seriously impact farmers ability to provide pest free vegetables for the supermarkets - but in the European Union rather than the US.

Mars and Jupiter

Robert sent in the link at https://astronomynow.com/2017/12/21/mars-and-earth-may-not-have-always-b... ... which tells us Mars and Earth may not always have been neighbours. Another dose of worlds in collision - in the solar system on this occasion. Mars migrated to its current position according to new theory (they've been saying that for years in Velikovskian circles).

Collisions in the Universe

At www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-nearby-neutron-star-collision-could... ... a nearby neutron star collision could cause a catastrophe on earth - which begins with the collision of two neutron stars in a far away galaxy as captured in a recent gravitational wave experiment. The merger was so violent it shook the universe we are told - and they said Velikovsky was mad for claiming planets collided. The collision emitted large amounts of energy into space - via gravitational waves.

oldest fossil ever

At www.astronomy.com/news/2017/12/oldest-fossil-ever-found# ... complex microbes found in rocks dated as early as 3.5 billion years ago imply life on earth began and evolved more quickly than mainstream has previously allowed. The rock concerned comes from western Australia - eleven complex microbes of five distinct species. Does this suggest life in the universe is much more common than thought? If life was divisive 3.5 billion years  ago it must have formed somewhat earlier.