Category Archives: Cosmic Rays

Maunder Minimum and the Cometary Cascade

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The moral of this tale is that the historical solar activity storyline sold by settled science is hopelessly compromised because solar proxies are adversely affected by [amongst other things] volcanic and cometary dust.

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The Atomic Comet: Neutron Bombs

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According to Astronomers Comet Halley is a Dirty Snowball that is illuminated by reflected Sunlight and glowing Gases that have been ionised by Sunlight. Both the coma and tail are illuminated by the Sun and may become visible when a … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: The Big Picture

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Whenever I was dragged off to the cinema to see the greatest story ever told I was always surprised when the trailers informed me I was about to disappointed because the real greatest story ever told was actually coming to … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Science To Dye For

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Atmospheric Carbon-14 and Beryllium-10 are cosmogenic nuclides created by high-energy phenomena such as cosmic rays and nuclear explosions with other contributions probably coming from lightning and the burning up of meteoric material. Cosmogenic nuclides (or cosmogenic isotopes) are rare isotopes … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: The Slanted Science

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If you suspect that radiocarbon dating is really just one huge homogenised hodgepodge then it’s worth spending a few minutes getting acquainted with your academic adversary. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result … 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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Ken L. Wheeler – The Missing Secrets Of Magnetism

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If you are looking for fresh insights and a deeper understanding of life, the universe and everything then now is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with Ken Wheeler. If you are sitting comfortably then the following couple of videos … Continue reading

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Irish Guide to the First Millennium

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In Europe it’s now possible to recalibrate the Irish Oaks Δ14C chronology for the 1st Millennium using my trusty digitised Japanese Cedar Isotopic Tree Thermometer. An initial comparison of the Japanese and Irish chronologies doesn’t appear very promising but there … Continue reading

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Philip Callahan: Paramagnetism

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Philip Callahan is [amongst many other things] a famous entomologist. Prof Philip S. Callahan is the greatest scientist of the late twentieth century. …. He got his Ph.D. at Kansas State in entomology (study of insects). He wrote that his … Continue reading

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Murry Salby: Control of Atmospheric CO2

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Murry Salby is an atmospheric scientist who does not support CO2 Settled Science. Murry Lewis Salby is an atmospheric scientist who focused on upper atmospheric wave propagation for most of his early career, and who more recently has argued against … Continue reading

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Neal Adams: 09 – The Growing Earth and Universe

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Neal Adams presents his ideas regarding The Growing Earth and Universe. 12th May 2015 Interview

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Peat Bogs and The Heinsohn Horizon

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The mainstream climate narrative occasionally encounters discrepancies around the Heinsohn Horizon in the tenth century. Working backwards through the mainstream historical narrative we arrive at the Heinsohn Horizon in the 930s where the mainstream narrative falls into The Academic Abyss … Continue reading

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Ammonium: 1 – The Proxy War

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An academic debate between the massed ranks of Settled Science and the more solitary Solar Scientists has been festering since the 1990s. This isn’t a regular, standard issue academic debate. This is a proxy war between the Anthropomorphic Brigade of … Continue reading

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The Medieval Warm Period and The Heinsohn Horizon

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The Medieval Warm Period was originally proposed by Hubert Lamb in 1965. The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) is generally thought to have occurred from about AD 950–1250, during the European Middle Ages. In 1965 Hubert Lamb, one of the first … Continue reading

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The Ice Age is Coming

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In 2003 21st Century magazine published an article entitled The Ice Age is Coming by Zbigniew Jaworowski which provides plenty of food for thought and some delicious references for those interested in Climate Data Morphology. In fact, the recent climate … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Layers

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Mainstream descriptions of the Earth’s atmosphere tend to focus upon five nebulous atmospheric layers and a table of atmospheric gases which suggests Nitrogen [at 78.084%] is the dominant gas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Earth These mainstream overviews conveniently omit details Settled Science wants to … Continue reading

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New Light Through Old Plates

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In the Space Age the Space Cadets provide a wealth of high resolution solar images [in a whole range of sizes and eye catching colours] snapped by satellites circling somewhere above our sometimes sunny skies. A rainbow of lunar transits … Continue reading

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The Solar Eclipse Perception Problem

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It is generally known that the faint Solar Corona can be observed during a Solar Eclipse. A total eclipse occurs when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter … Continue reading

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de Vries Events

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One of the stranger stories embedded in mainstream mythology is the [roughly] 210 year de Vries Cycle in solar activity which was discovered by reading the proxy tealeaves provided by ΔC14 in tree rings, Be10 levels in ice cores and … Continue reading

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Dendrochronology: Disastrous Data

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Michael Baillie has posted a Tree-ring and Radiocarbon Rebuttal to Gunnar Heinsohn’s 700 Phantom Years hypothesis over at http://www.q-mag.org . http://www.q-mag.org/the-1st-millennium-a-d-chronology-controversy.html http://www.q-mag.org/_media/baillie-dendrochronology-gunnar.pdf Unsurprisingly, Michael Baillie is not impressed and dismisses the Phantom Years as “semantic games with historical documents” and … Continue reading

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Living in a Light Bulb

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WARNING – Adult Content If you are easily offended or emotionally attached to Settled Science, Solar Science and/or Climate Science then you are advised to change channels immediately. The good folk over at Watts Up With That? will provide you … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Seeing the Light

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After lifting the veil on Willard’s Word to reveal The Big Fudge its time to progress to Willard Libby’s core assertion that two atoms of Carbon 14 are formed every second for each square centimetre of the Earth’s surface. The … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Lifting the Veil

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Radiocarbon Dating is an academic Dance of the Seven Veils. The Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion. In this myth, Ishtar … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Seeing Scintillating White Dwarfs

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The universe of Philosophical Astrology is populated with an array of Tolkienesque dwarfs. Black dwarfs, for example, are purely fictional because “no black dwarfs are expected to exist in the universe”. A black dwarf is a white dwarf that has … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – The Bloody Moon

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A lunar eclipse provides a wonderful photographic opportunity to capture spectacular images of a blood orange Moon. It also provides mainstream science with a wonderful story teller opportunity with a narrative based upon the refraction of light by dust and … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Lunar Luminosity

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Albedo is a reflection coefficient ranging from zero to one. Albedo, or reflection coefficient, derived from Latin albedo “whiteness” (or reflected sunlight) in turn from albus “white,” is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface. It is the … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Svensmark Sings Synchronicity

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In 1996 Henrik Svensmark and Eigil Friis-Christensen discovered a connection between cosmic rays and global cloud cover. In 1996 a surprising discovery was announced that the intensity of cosmic rays incident on the earth’s atmosphere correlates closely with variations of … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Hadronic Shower

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High energy Cosmic Rays trigger Hadronic Showers when they collide with a particle in the Earth’s atmosphere / hydrosphere / lithosphere. Hadronic showers The physical process that cause the propagation of a hadron shower are considerably different from the processes … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Electromagnetic Shower

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Cosmic Rays have fallen down the rabbit hole of post-normal science where they are semantically tortured by rival groups of astronomers and astrophysicists. Radiation of all kinds reaches the top of the Earth’s atmosphere from outer space. Traditionally, the science … Continue reading

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The luminescence that dare not speak its name

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When it comes to Titan’s fluorescing hydrogen exosphere the mainstream has deployed a range of techniques to deflect, misdirect and omit. Titan has been [as we shall see] a Herculean task of obscuration that the mainstream has sustained for many … Continue reading

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Titan’s Variable Electromagnetic Haze

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Titan provides [probably] the best documented example of a “fluorescing atmosphere” because of its rapidly changing atmospheric albedo [which is especially marked in the blue spectrum]. Disk-integrated blue (diamonds with dotted line) and yellow (crosses with dashed line) photometry obtained … Continue reading

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Illumination from the Geochemical Society

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The concept of a “fluorescing atmosphere” is generally dismissed as cranky [or just plain crazy] by most pundits and commentators. Therefore, I am extremely grateful to Professor Mark A. Smith and Hiroshi Imanaka for publishing a truly remarkable paper on … Continue reading

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The Fluorescing Sky of Earth

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The fluorescing of the Earth’s upper atmosphere is an unavoidable physical process driven [primarily] by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Photoionisation When a high energy photon [such as Cosmic Rays, X-Rays and Ultraviolet light] from the Sun is absorbed by … Continue reading

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Why The Sky Is Blue

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Wikipedia tells us that the sky is blue because air scatters short-wavelength light more than longer wavelengths. The sunlit sky is blue because air scatters short-wavelength light more than longer wavelengths. Since blue light is at the short wavelength end … Continue reading

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Inventions and Deceptions – Total Solar Irradiance

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The problem with Total Solar Irradiance [TSI] is two fold: Firstly: Scientists aren’t Climatologists. Secondly: Climatologists aren’t Scientists. Let me explain. Scientists have been happily using satellites since 1979 to measure Total Solar Irradiance. The current generation of measurements come … Continue reading

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