Younger Dryas impact theory has not gone away

8 Feb 2012

At news of a new paper, 'Framboidal iron oxide: chondrite like material from the black mat, Murray Springs, Arizona' where it is argued they are the product of a hyper velocity event. This paper, and another recent one by Andronikov, come a year after another group of researchers claimed the YD impact hypothesis had been put to bed. George Howard clearly thinks it still has some mileage - the evidence is piling up, he says. In contrast, the science press is keeping a low profile - very low. It seems that at the moment the YD impact hypothesis is 'unmentionable' in consensus circles - the silent treatment is in progress.