At http://craterhunter.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/clouds-of-fire/ we have a new post that outlines the nature of Plinian volcanic eruptions and their relationship to ignimbrites. Once again the comments are interesting – the idea of melting rock requires first the melting and then the flow – but how can this happen as a result of blast and heat? It won’t flow if it has not first melted, a scenario with obvious parallels to volcanism, and lava – and see the response by Dennis Cox.
At www.speechisfire.com we have an online collation of Babylonian tales of monsters, gods, giants and other weird goings on. You can listen in – but it is in Babylonian.