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The Cosmic Tusk: Waaaay Down South

The main objective of this study was to test the YDB impact hypothesis by analyzing a wide range of data from the Pilauco site in southern Chile. The following conclusions show that our data and interpretations are consistent with the YDB impact hypothesis and we found no evidence that refutes the hypothesis. (1) At Pilauco, […]

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2019-03-14 21:59   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Tree and plant parts found in Greenland’s Hiawatha Crater

The large variety of Hiawatha impactite grains containing terrestrial organic matter with a likely age between 2.5 Ma and 50 ka support the conclusion in [1] that the crater itself is not much eroded and very young, and the possibility of an age of less than 50 ka remains open.

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2019-02-26 00:07   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk:

The bibliography of the subject alone refutes Vance Holliday’s absolute and categorical rejection of all evidence for the YDIH in a recent lecture. There are simply too many groups publishing too many papers for all of the evidence to be entirely rejected by anyone, even a persistent critic like Holliday. For gosh sake, the world’s […]

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2019-02-24 17:56   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Funny papers

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2019-02-23 17:47   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Second suspected Greenland crater announced by NASA

Only at the Tusk can you expect to see a major global announcement by NASA scooped by six weeks. Thanks to our site’s most dedicated contributor Steve Garcia: You heard it here first. See other, non-prescient, contemporaneous coverage here: PhysOrg: NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice It is increasingly rare to find new […]

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2019-02-12 00:22   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Cuba popped by meteor

The Tusk doesn’t generally report on current impact phenomena, focusing instead on past impacts. But it never hurts to show some cool videos on a blog. First is from terrified residents of Vianales, Cuba on February 1st, 2019, shocked by the delayed arrival of the concussion, and staring in wonder and disbelief at the meteor […]

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2019-02-02 15:43   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: A comprehensive bibliography of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

Long on the list of goals here at the Tusk is to host the world’s most comprehensive, attractive, accessible and informative bibliography of our favorite subject. A baby step in that direction is submitted below for your perusal. I have also embedded the .xlxs table in a stand-alone page here, which will be improved in the […]

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2019-01-31 19:39   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Oldie but goodie

11:05 48:23 During a fleeting period at the end of the last decade, a decade ago, the YDIH was much more popular mainstream topic. So popular in fact that the “Cadillac” of science TV, PBS NOVA, did an absolutely beautiful hour-long 2009 episode on the ice age comet discovery and its lead scientists. A few […]

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2019-01-27 18:11   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Stickmen

Some wag tweeted this funny cartoon today depicting the current state of affairs in Younger Dryas Boundary Research. The storyboard calls out The Bos and Vance Holliday for their willful ignorance with regard to the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. The clever and extraordinarily well informed cartoonist points out the awkward position The Bos has created for […]

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2019-01-16 00:57   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Bright Insight

Jimmy at Bright Insight has posted a masterpiece of science and speculation concerning on the YDIH. How do these guys do this? I would find it very, very difficult to prepare all this info and share it in such a coherent manner on camera. Some of his other videos are just tad too speculative, even […]

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2019-01-02 01:52   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Hiawatha central peak

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2019-01-01 00:37   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Another crater?

Longtime Tusk buddy and dedicated Catastrophist Steve Garcia went crater hunting and located IMHO a good candidate for the second crater hinted at by NASA scientist Dr. Joe MacGregor of the Hiawatha Discovery Team. He was thoughtful to send the Tusk the first image below of the suspect dimple beneath a mile of ice. I […]

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2018-12-31 21:12   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk:

Oh, lordy, bring me my salts. I do feel the vapours coming on. You could have knocked me over with a feather at the Apple Store yesterday when my phone linked to the The Bos in the Washington Post, presenting at 2018 AGU, and pimping to the world: The Taurids are a threat! The Taurids […]

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2018-12-27 22:50   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: #Bosbet Update

@MarkBoslough @CosmicTusk @SnkBrs #bosbet pic.twitter.com/fH55oCVNBa — Patrick Hicks (@phicks7) December 21, 2018

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2018-12-23 05:21   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Saginaw Bay fingered as impact feature by gravity science

Wow. The cascade of stupefying new discoveries continues. A paper published today in the Journal of Great Lakes Research provides evidence from gravity anomalies that Saginaw Bay in Michigan is a remnant feature of an impact into ice. This recent discovery of Hiawatha Crater makes for an interesting configuration. If you are interested in the […]

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2018-12-22 16:52   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Always a bride’s maid…

Ice age impact The asteroid slammed into northwestern Greenland like a fusillade of nuclear bombs, instantly vaporizing rock and sending shock waves across the Arctic. The scar it left—a 31-kilometer-wide impact crater called Hiawatha—is big enough to hold Washington, D.C. Scientists reported the startling discovery in November, after aircraft radar revealed the crater lurking beneath […]

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2018-12-22 00:31   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Merry Christmas from the Cosmic Tusk

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2018-12-21 23:38   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Ice Man speaketh

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2018-12-18 02:56   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Brothers of the Serpent

From my new friends, Brothers of the Serpent Episode #078: George Howard We have a very special episode for all you snake sibs out there, we interviewed Mr. George Howard, who has been involved with the Comet Research Group from the very beginning in the work on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, which we have spoken […]

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2018-12-17 01:18   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Tusk on the Carolina Bays

In the weeks following the Hiawatha Crater discovery, a took the opportunity to post a personal note concerning the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis on my Facebook page. Deeper in the thread as a result of some comments I took the opportunity to give my “2018 take” on the Carolina bays. Here is my comment, excerpted […]

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2018-12-17 01:02   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Greenland icebergs may have triggered Younger Dryas

This paper from five years ago seems consistent with the Hiawatha Impact Crater. Some 13,000 years ago, as the last Ice Age seemed to lose its cold grip on the Earth, the temperature suddenly plunged again. Up to now, scientists believed that the Younger Dryas cold reversal was caused by great amounts of Canadian meltwater […]

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2018-12-08 03:38   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk:   Mucked Up

It’s hard to be cynical enough in this game. I noted today that “Science Communicators,” a recently discussed poorly adapting subspecies, have yet to make mention of this blockbuster paper in Nature Reports one year ago concerning an important discovery regarding the cataclysmic recent history of the earth. Specifically, there is credible preliminary evidence contained […]

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2018-12-03 16:14   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk:

In addition to the recent history of the earth, its animals, and mankind, the Hiawatha Crater discovery may have something else to teach us. The Tusk finds the real-time sociological implications of the crater as fascinating and instructive as the feature itself. I relish what the new information reveals about the motivations and perspective of […]

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2018-11-30 21:41   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: 100,000,000 – 1

Martin Sweatman, like The Bos, is a betting man. But in this instance I want his side of the wager. Today Sweatman published a masterpiece of original, rational statical analysis reporting a series of planetary catastrophes as recorded by our elders in ancient symbols in cave art and carved rock. The historic rejection of ancient animal […]

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2018-11-29 03:31   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Saginaw Bay to Hiawatha Crater

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2018-11-26 04:17   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Tall el-Hammam is biblical Sodom

DENVER — A superheated blast from the skies obliterated cities and farming settlements north of the Dead Sea around 3,700 years ago, preliminary findings suggest. Radiocarbon dating and unearthed minerals that instantly crystallized at high temperatures indicate that a massive airburst caused by a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere instantaneously destroyed civilization in a…

2018-11-23 00:41   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Bos Bet

It’s just like a French roulette wheel but with 99 black or red numbers & one green zero. Betting on green is risky. I’d hate pin my entire hypothesis on such a low probability event. But in the case of the YD Boundary Strike #YDBS hypothesis, it’s even lower. Bets, anyone? pic.twitter.com/04fxH3yKwt — Mark Boslough […]

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2018-11-18 18:27   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Tusk Thoughts on Hiawatha

What a week. The announcement of the Hiawatha Crater is hands down the most important development in the eight year history of the Tusk. Lest I remind you, when your blog’s tagline is “Exploring abrupt climate change induced by comets and asteroids during human history”, and Science publishes a feature article titled: Ice Age Impact: […]

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2018-11-17 16:58   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk:

Speaking of journals, this paper spent a long time gestating, passing through more than a dozen reviewers, I believe, who skimmed away the informed speculation. Was that partly due to the possible Younger Dryas tie? Probably. As a coauthor put it, they faced an unfairly high bar. — Paul Voosen (@voooos) November 15, 2018

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2018-11-16 20:04   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: First Younger Dryas Impact Crater Found: Greenland

Oh, happy day! The Tusk heard about this discovery confidentially in March but the following nine months were characterized by an uncertain confidence this day would come. We had published our claims for a decade, and knew a climate changing Younger Dryas Impact had occurred during human history, but whether an unrelated research team could […]

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2018-11-15 04:09   Click to comment


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