Category Archives: Geology

Hecker Horizon: Chasing The Dragon

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The Double Gleissberg Cycle of 155 ± 11 years is a novel historical yardstick. Advertisements

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Hecker Horizon: Eclipse Canon

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The Hecker Horizon narrative suggests the Earth likes to rock and roll and that gradualism is more akin to domestic science than hard science.

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Roads to Rome

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To understand why Roads Lead To Rome it’s important to understand what happened when the level of the Mediterranean Sea dropped precipitously.

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Spinning Southern Africa

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The gradualist assumptions underpinning the Earth Sciences come into sharp focus when the geomagnetic history of Southern Africa is taken for a spin.

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Shaping The Saxon Shore

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The histories of Britain and France are closely coupled because Britain was once part of Europe. Understanding their histories requires an appreciation of when Britain separated from Europe.

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Shaping Roman Scotland

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Roman forts reflect the geological changes that have shaped Scotland and Scottish history.

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B for Bikini

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Although experts prefer to avoid authenticity arguments there comes a point when even casual observers wonder: Did Roman Men really wear Tights? Did Roman Women really wear Bikinis?

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R for Rome

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The layers of debris and dirt that smothered Ancient Rome have a tale to tell. Whether that tale agrees with the official narrative is another story altogether.

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C for Colossal

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The remaining body parts of the Colossus of Constantine are an enduring reminder that students are taught to ignore truly colossal levels of Cogitative Dissonance.

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L for Leaguestone

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Deciphering Latin texts includes the seraphic skill of sourcing missing letters and words.

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Making Mountains into Molehills

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A diversionary [and defensive] tactic deployed during debates is to claim your opponent is over-reacting and [metaphorically] “making a mountain out of a molehill”.

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M for Marcus

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Applying the Sagan Standard to Roman History means: Extraordinary Roman Narratives require Extraordinary Roman Evidence. The Sagan standard is an aphorism that asserts that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence“.

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NCGT Journal

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Trick Cyclists like to play word association games. Word Association is a common word game involving an exchange of words that are associated together. The game is based on the noun phrase word association, meaning “stimulation of an associative pattern … Continue reading

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The Late Paleocene Event

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The most telling aspect of the Late Paleocene Event is the divergent data. The ooze on the Shatsky Rise at ≈ 32° North has an outlier δ18O high spike. The ooze on the Maud Rise at ≈ 66° South has … Continue reading

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Late Paleocene Thermal Minimum

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If you’ve ever felt the Earth Sciences are rather special then you’ve arrived at the right place. On the other hand: If you believe the Earth Sciences are entirely based upon robust science then you’ve arrived at the wrong place … Continue reading

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Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum

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I’m grateful to Louis Hissink for introducing me to another wonderful can of worms that’s called [amongst other things] the Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum when temperatures are said to have been warmer by about 8 °C for [roughly] 200,000 years … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Red Sea

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The Egyptian grand tour of Roman ruination concludes with a relaxed Red Sea cruise. The cruise is an excuse for a Red Sea Romp through the dusty archives of ancient annals, medieval manuscripts, archaeological articles and the mainstream mindset. Passengers … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Red Sea Hills

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The Roman narrative for Egypt includes the quarrying of monumental hard stones and the mining of gold, emeralds and amethyst in the Red Sea Hills of the Eastern Desert that separates the Nile from the Red Sea. To the east … Continue reading

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Louis Hissink: Medusa and Venus

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Human traditions of mighty celestial snakes or serpents in the sky wreaking havoc and destruction on the Earth’s surface remain inexplicable, principally because any geological features that could be associated with these heavenly prodigies are believed to be absent. Absent … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Desert

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The academic consensus is that North Africa became “much drier” about 5,000 years ago. The Neolithic Subpluvial, or the Holocene Wet Phase, was an extended period (from about 7500–7000 BCE to about 3500–3000 BCE) of wet and rainy conditions in … Continue reading

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