Category Archives: Comet Halley

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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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: 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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Indian Impacts: Diamonds of the Gods

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Geology is a very ambivalent belief system. On the one hand: The discovery of stishovite at the Kachchh (Luna) site in India has helped convinced some geologists they’re dealing with an meteorite impact even though the dimple doesn’t display the … Continue reading

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Indian Impacts: The Hole Story

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The huge gaping holes in the Indian historical narratives present the independent researcher with a few challenges. Firstly, the mainstream is coy and coquettish whenever the conversation turns to Indian craters. Secondly, they’re tight lipped and evasive when the evidence … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Tamarack Pond Revisited

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Three weeks ago I began reviewing Dallas Abbott’s “seven discrete layers” from Tamarack Pond that had been dated using the magic carpet technique which is more commonly known as Radiocarbon Dating. We have found seven discrete layers in a bog … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: 536 And All That

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Best snap on a pair of rubber gloves because this is going to be a messy delve into an Anarchic Academic Admixture of Settled Science Spaghetti and Historic Hubris that’s liberally coated with Consensus Calibration Coulis. This Anarchic Academic Admixture … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: IntCal13 and the Heinsohn Horizon

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The scientific hypothesis that is radiocarbon dating initially encountered significant market resistance in academia because radiocarbon measurements had a nasty habit of contradicting the “known” dates associated with historical artefacts. This market resistance dissolved when academia established the Settled Science … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Cometary Carbon-14

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Earth Scientists apparently accept radiocarbon dating as the gospel truth. However, if the Settled Science that supports radiocarbon dating is really just one huge homogenised hodgepodge then acquiescent Earth Scientists are simply being misdirected and left to flounder in the … Continue reading

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Comet Halley and the Roman Time Line

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Back in May 2016 I attempted to reconcile the Old Japanese Cedar Tree Chronology with the mainstream Roman Time Line based upon the assumption that natural disasters were the underlying reasons for the collapse of the Roman Empire. The revised … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Cometary Kind

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Researchers trawling through the dusty corners of the Academic Archives primarily have to rely upon serendipity to provide them with break-through information. However, when serendipity strikes the results can be startling. Such was the case a few weeks ago when … Continue reading

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Burned House Syndrome

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Occasionally I stumble across examples of the Mainstream Mindset that leave me wondering whether I should laugh or cry. In this wonderful example of the Mainstream Mindset it appears that for 4,000 years there was “a widespread and long-lasting tradition” … Continue reading

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The Eye of Nebraska

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The Eye of Nebraska imagery represents the northern part of the Ogallala Aquifer that lies beneath Nebraska. The Ogallala Aquifer is a shallow water table aquifer located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world’s largest … Continue reading

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The Moby Dick of Astronomy

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Herman Melville’s epic sea story of Captain Ahab’s voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick [a great white whale] was published in 1851. The opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” is one of the most recognizable opening lines in Western literature. Ishmael … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 6 – Space Science

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Space science is the quintessential post-normal science that seeks to answer the ultimate questions of life, the universe and everything. Space science is [also] a puzzling riddle that combines facts and heuristics with a liberal sprinkling of falsehoods, half-truths and … Continue reading

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The Other Big Bang Theory

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The origin of “the other big bang theory” dates back to 1766 when the astronomer Johann Daniel Titius of Wittenberg noted a strange “gap” [or “empty space”] in the pattern of planetary distances. If one began a numerical sequence at … Continue reading

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Running Hot and Cold Extraterrestrial Water

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One of the stranger mainstream obsessions is that the water found on Earth is of an extraterrestrial origin and this extraterrestrial water was brought to Earth by comets, asteroids and meteors. Water that was brought here by comets and asteroids … Continue reading

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Inventions and Deceptions – Oort Cloud

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Jan Hendrik Oort [1900-1992] was a pretty smart Dutch astronomer who [amongst many other things] empirically derived the Oort Constants that characterize the local rotational properties of our galaxy [the Milky Way]. However, Oort is probably best remembered for inventing … Continue reading

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