Category Archives: Catastrophism

The Miocene Mysteries

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If you prefer your history and geology neatly packaged as pre-digested nuggets of politically correct information that are easily swallowed [like supermarket ready meals] then it’s probably best that you stop reading now and return to your preferred internet safe … Continue reading

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Lost in Academia: Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

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A perennial problem for academics is the inevitable loss of information and subtlety that occurs when a source document is translated from [say] ancient Greek into modern English. Sadly, unscrupulous academics have weaponised this Lost in Translation artefact to deliberately … Continue reading

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Crashing Carthage

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This story starts out very slowly and then snowballs into something much, much bigger. The best place to start is the Guadalquivir river. The Guadalquivir river is named after the “great valley” it flows through. This seems back-to front. I’m … Continue reading

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Mosaico de los Amores

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The Mosaico de los Amores positively confirms A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever. However, historians aren’t always overjoyed when A Thing of Beauty is unearthed. Once upon a time Cástulo was a prospering city associated with lead and … Continue reading

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Carbon 14: Norwegian Blues

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A depressing aspect of some published papers is that they assiduously avoid analysing the raw data. Instead they plunge headlong into transmogrifying their raw data into Settled Science. This is regrettable because a simple reality check can provide some valuable … Continue reading

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Flipping Geology: Forgotten Friction

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Having established a mythology based upon Dante’s nine concentric circles of Hell the Earth Scientists then created a cornucopia of co-dependent concepts. One of their more fabulously creative constructs is the Rock Cycle. The rock cycle is a basic concept … Continue reading

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Flipping Geology: Walking on Sunshine

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The 21st century Earth Scientists have a problem with their medieval mysticism that defines nine concentric circles of Hell within the Earth. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth; it is … Continue reading

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Eroding Time

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In the last 35 years the storage capacity of personal computers has grown exponentially. The common kilobyte became the magnificent megabyte and this was superseded by the glorious gigabyte. The ZX Spectrum was launched on 23 April 1982, priced at … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 09 – Willi’s Wonky Wafers

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Willi Dansgaard’s moment of revelation occurred one cold crisp morning whilst chowing down on a stack of pancakes in Camp Century. See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/the-great-greenland-snow-job-02-camp-century-strata/ Willi Dansgaard’s big idea was that a stack of pancakes becomes thinner when squashed. See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/the-great-greenland-snow-job-03-hewing-the-holocene-hockey-stick/ Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: The Great Sack Race

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Once upon a time [long before the invention television, radio and the printing press] the Ecclesiastical News Network broadcast propaganda from the pulpit. Many of these propaganda productions have been embellished and immortalised by the creative writing skills of the … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: The Deja Vu Dodo

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Foreword The good news for the Academic Acolytes is that their gainful employment is guaranteed in the short term because new discoveries must be careful shaped and retro-fitted onto the existing Etruscan Ecclesiastical Empire embroidery they call history. The bad … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: A Byzantine Birth

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Success and growth are usually associated with organisational challenges. For the Etruscan Ecclesiastical Empire these challenges were especially interesting because whenever they acquired a new territory or culture they also acquired it’s history. Their greatest challenge was shaping and retro-fitting … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Triple Point

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Foreword The mainstream has a pathological predilection to prioritise “cock-up before conspiracy”. Hanlon’s razor is an aphorism expressed in various ways including “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” or “Don’t assume bad intentions over neglect … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: The Heinsohn Horizon

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The Greek Termination Event in 607 CE is characterised by earthquakes and flooding while the Heinsohn Horizon in 912 CE is characterised by heat, fire and dust. Based upon the mud that reached the height of the ground floor door … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Greek Termination Event

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The Greek Termination Event is one of P N Oak’s Missing Chapters of History. Based upon the mud that reached the height of the ground floor door lintel of the Mausoleum of Theoderic in Ravenna it seems this event was … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Mausoleum of Theoderic – Tragedy

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When the layers of farce are peeled away it’s possible to discern the “half abandoned” tragedy of Ravenna that’s full of “sumptuous splendour and incredible decay”. Upon the loneliest and most desolate shore of Italy, where the vast monotony of … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Mausoleum of Theoderic – Farce

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The Mausoleum of Theoderic is a fascinating structure with an intriguing history that lurches between tragedy and farce as the mainstream desperately attempts to control the narrative. Act 1: Farce Scene 1: King Theoderic’s Sarcophagus English Wikipedia proudly displays an … Continue reading

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Roman Mystery in Elsbach Lignite Pit by Louis Hissink

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Eva Hagedorn, a German scientist, studied a section of the Garzweiler Lignite mine stratigraphy and chemistry during the 1990’s and published a summary online at her website. A captioned photograph of “Parts of the Roman Water pipeline in Profile FR126” … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: Taprobane

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This is the story of the biggest Indian Impact you’ve never heard of. It’s also a wet job that exposes the squishy grey matter of the mainstream mindset. So don your rubber gloves. And lock the door because this posting … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: Building Bricks

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Building a civilization upon a firm foundation of fired bricks has a long tradition that’s been traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Ceramic, or fired brick was used as early as 3000 BC in early Indus Valley cities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick#HistoryContinue reading

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