Category Archives: History

Getting to Grips with Greenland

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One of the murkier mysteries in the land of maths and models is why the ice in Iceland is 1,100 years old whilst in neighbouring Greenland the ice is said to be 1,000,000 years old. Advertisements

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Monte Rosa Modelling

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The Colle Gnifetti glacier has become a winter wonderland for Earth Scientists in recent years. Determining whether the avalanche of information produced by these Earth Scientists contains solid science or frozen turkeys is an illuminating exercise.

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P for Pederasty

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When reviewing ancient artefacts it’s useful to remember the ancient pederastic iconography associated with bearded and clean shaven men.

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Catherine Austin Fitts – Maximum Uncertainty

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If you are curious to know what happens when you mix economics and politics with catastrophism then you might be interested to hear what Catherine Austin Fitts has to say.

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Iceland’s Ice

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It’s not hard to guess that Iceland is icy. The clue, after all, is in the name. But guessing the age of Iceland’s ice is more challenging.

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Plague of Justinian

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One of life’s truisms is: You can’t have your cake and eat it.

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Gunnar Heinsohn – The Antonine Migration

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The crisis of the 160s to 190s CE — probably global in scope – with plague, Antonine Fires and the burning of the Roman State Archives, led to movements and invasions, which in our textbooks are referred to as the … Continue reading

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Gunnar Heinsohn – Marcianus and Mauricius

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If one sees – like me – the Gothic Wars of the mid 200s CE, the late 300s CE as well as the 450s-640s CE as a multiple repetition of a conflict lasting about 20 years, there is of course … Continue reading

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Gothic Wars of The Roman Empire – No Sale

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When revisionist historians slice and dice the Roman Empire narrative they soon discover the remnants of the Gothic Wars are a troublesome waste disposal problem.

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G for Gothicus

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In theory: Inscribed “Gothicus” Victory Titles should be fairly rare before 337 AD.

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Macedonian Madness

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A leisurely rummage through the history of Roman Victory Titles reveals some very unexpected curiosities when serendipity intervenes.

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Gunnar Heinsohn – Gothic Wars

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For almost 200 years of Late Antiquity, our textbooks show Roman wars against Goths and Huns and/or Avars from Pannonia, with the names of important personalities repeating themselves between the 450s and the 640s CE and a plague epidemic ravaging … Continue reading

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Calendars and the Level of the Nile

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Isaac Newton claimed in 1676 that he had “seen further” by “standing on the shoulders of giants”. Since then academia has institutionalised this Newtonian approach to knowledge building. Unfortunately, this Newtonian technique is fatally flawed because “giants” only exist in … Continue reading

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The Retreat of the Gangotri Glacier

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If you’ve come to recognise that the future projections of modern climate science are alarmist pseudo-science then it should come as no surprise that the historical hindcasts conjured up by climate science are also pitiful pseudo-science.

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Monte Rosa and the Comets

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Modelling the real world is a very real challenge. Relying upon any real world model is inherently risky because mathematical models can be more magical than meaningful. This is especially true in the Earth Sciences.

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Pb for Lead

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The mainstream attempt to combine the Settled Science of Lead Pollution in Greenland Ice Cores with the Settled History of the Roman Era is a very revealing train wreck.

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N for Numeral

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The history of Latin Numerals is a surprisingly controversial subject primarily because the Etruscan roots of Latin Numerals are cast in stone in Scotland.

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The Great Splice

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Sometimes it’s difficult to avoid concluding the historical narrative has been spliced and diced to create a desired happy ending.

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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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