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13 Mar 2020
Molten Iron Rain

Gary sent in this link - ... and the same story has been all through the media and blogosphere. Gary makes a connection with his own theory that vapourised rock on Mars fell to Earth and condensed out of the atmosphere in the form of quartz grains = Sahara sand (as well as other sand deposits). This is outlined at ... and he also wrote a book, 'Extraterrestrial Sands' Gary Gilligan, Matador:2016.

12 Mar 2020
Safire Project

Robert sent in a link to the video at .... and a link to Louis Hissink's web site at

12 Mar 2020
Green Huff

German Greens have got in a huff it seems - see ...a climate activist in Germany is getting a bad press over her flights to various parts of the world, sparking internal strife in the organisation, Fridays For Future. Apparently, a 23 year old has now been replaced by a 17 year old and the older girl has slunk away.

12 Mar 2020
Dinosaurs on Skye

At ... during the Jurassic period the Isle of Skye in Scotland was home to dinosaurs. Various fossil bones have been discovered and now a winter storm has revealed dinosaur footprints on what is said to have been mud flats. Well, they are in mud stone so there must have been mud where they were walking, or running.

11 Mar 2020
Half Hour Shorter

At ... ancient mollusc shell shows days were half hour shorter 70 million years ago- slap bang in the end of Cretaceous impact event (depending on how you interpret the sedimentary layers laid down as a result of the impact event). The date of the mollusc shell is the intriguing point as it would have lived prior to the Chicxulub asteroid strike (however you wish to date those sedimentary layers, uniformitarian or catastrophist).

10 Mar 2020
A Sea Level Problem

At .... the problem is the mainstream theory to account for sudden drops or rises in sea historical sea levels. For instance, continental shelf systems, including the one beneath the Bering Sea (see image below), was dry land during the Late Glacial Maximum.

9 Mar 2020
Syrian village melted by airburst

At earliest-syrian-village-melted-by-cosmic-hell/ ... where crg stands for the Comet Research Group ( ) .... Abu Hureyra in northern Syria is the site concerned, one of the first sites associated with the beginnings of crop cultivation. However, found among the cereal grains and splashed on buildings and the houses of people was melt glass - formed at extremely high temperatures. So high in fact they would have melted a Range Rover or a Cadilllac within a minute. That is very hot and way above human capabilities.

9 Mar 2020
Did hydrogen spark the origin of life

At ... researchers have focussed on hydrothermal vents under the oceans in their search for the origins of life on Earth. At least, over the last forty or so years, that has been the case. And it still is it would seem. The vents emit hot water containing minerals from deep underground - including lots of hydrogen gases and carbon dioxide (co2 gas). The latter is vital for life it would seem. Funny that it is demonised by the climate change folk.

7 Mar 2020
Hammam destruction matrix

The Hammam excavations newsletter has revealed some interesting facts about the destruction of the MB city. For example, yesterday they were photographing the remains of two skulls (for documentary purposes) and described them  - or rather, described what was left of them. This was mainly upper dentition. However, it is teeth that are the most rewarding parts of the skull to examine as they may contain DNA and are just the thing for analysis. One of them was 70 per cent complete but missing its lower jaw. The other skull was much more fragmentary but did have its upper jaw.

6 Mar 2020
Mars Molecules

At ... (see Astrobiology journal - ) ... organic compounds known as thiophenes are found on earth resident in coal and crude oil, for example - even in truffles (a fungi wild pigs are keen to root out). Now, thiophenes have been found on Mars - which might be consistent with life on the red planet (bacterial in nature). On the other hand they may have arrived via meteors or comets (life from space perhaps, aka Hoyle and Ramasinghe).