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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

The Cosmic Tusk: Czech Mate

Cosmic-Impact Event in Lake Sediments from Central Europe Postdates the Laacher See Eruption and Marks Onset of the Younger Dryas Gunther Kletetschka,1,2,3,* Daniel Vondrák,4 Jolana Hruba,2 Vaclav Prochazka,2 Ladislav Nabelek,1,2 Helena Svitavská-Svobodová,5 Premysl Bobek,5 Zuzana Horicka,6,7 Jaroslav Kadlec,8 Marian Takac,2 and Evzen Stuchlik7 Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences,…

2018-10-04 17:30   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Wally Broecker says a cosmic impact caused the Younger Dryas

What a significant and pleasing development. Wally Broecker has endorsed a cosmic impact as the cause of the Younger Dryas cold period.  Broecker is a father of modern climate science (and pictured above with the Tusk at my heaviest in 2009). This is more than just another log on the intellectual fire of the Younger Dryas Impact

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2018-07-24 15:24   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Science News questions science

WaPo fails too I was about ten when my mom bought a Science News subscription for the Tusk. Week after week the thin, frequent, small format publication filled my desk, and ultimately the floor of my room. The rush of science coverage came so fast I sometimes felt guilty as a little guy for not

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2018-07-13 01:41   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Chandra Wickramasinghe on the NASA Mars announcement

The Tusk is honored to maintain a digital acquaintance with distinguished Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, who in the 1970’s with Sir Fred Hoyle established — and to my mind proved empirically — the theory of Panspermia. We had been corresponding concerning the jaw dropping recent genetic study, when NASA announced today’s press conference. I asked Dr.

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2018-06-07 17:11   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: BioBang

Panspermia 2013 The Tusk recieved an extraordinary paper recently and immediately pinged our digital acquaintance for commentary, world treasure: Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe. “Chandra, I hope you are well. A friend of the Comet Research Group\YDB team just sent around an announcement of the following discovery: https://phys.org/news/2018-05-gene-survey-reveals-facets-evolution.html A…

2018-06-05 21:04   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: Tusk on Seven Ages Podcast

I had a blast last week joining the hosts of my favorite new podcast: Seven Ages Audio Journal. Like the Tusk, veteran podcaster Micah Hanks and his science bros Jason Pentrail and James Waldo attempt the difficult balance between hard science, responsible speculation and perhaps some entertainment. I think they recognized me as a “fellow

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2018-05-21 02:07   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk:

A friend sent me this paper from Dr. Martin Sweatman who gained international notoriety last year with a previous journal article linking the world’s most ancient temple, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, with the Younger Dryas Impact. The Tusk enjoyed that paper and was pleased to see Sweatman make a second contribution to our field; this

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2018-04-23 00:49   Click to comment

The Cosmic Tusk: An Astronomical Hypothesis for the Younger Dryas Impact Event

Paleolithic Extinctions and the Taurid Complex (2010) Centaurs as a Hazard to Civilization (2015) Excerpted from Wolbach et. al (2018)   Astronomical Hypothesis for the YDB Impact Event Regarding the probability of a swarm of cometary fragments hitting the Earth, Boslough et al. (2013) claimed that the YDB event is “statistically and physically impossible,” whereas Napier

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2018-03-29 00:23   Click to comment


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