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Monday, 22 May 2017

Is Plate Tectonics Needed for the Evolution of Intelligent Life?

Is Plate Tectonics Needed for the Evolution of Intelligent Life?

Stern, R.J., 2016. Is plate tectonics needed to evolve technological
species on exoplanets?. Geoscience Frontiers, 7(4), pp. 573-580.

Abstract:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674987115300062

PDF file:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/290029980_Is_Plate_Tectonics_needed_to_Evolve_Technological_Species_on_Exoplanets

https://www.utdallas.edu/~rjstern/pdfs/SternGF16.pdf

http://www.utdallas.edu/~rjstern/publications.html

Yours.

Paul H.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Types of Uniformitarianism

The Types of Uniformitarianism

Below is a paper about the types of Uniformitarianism.

Romano, M., 2015. Reviewing the term uniformitarianism in modern Earth sciences. Earth-Science Reviews, 148, pp. 65-76.
PDF file:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277090082_Reviewing_the_term_uniformitarianism_in_modern_Earth_sciences

http://www.academia.edu/12884807/Reviewing_the_term_uniformitarianism_in_modern_Earth_sciences
Abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825215000938

Another paper is:
Phillips, J., 2012. Storytelling in earth sciences: The eight basic plots. Earth-Science Reviews, 115(3), pp. 153-162.
Abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825212001249

PDF file:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jonathan_Phillips4/publication/248394618_Storytelling_in_Earth_sciences_The_eight_basic_plots/links/02e7e51df3bff629d5000000.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

Prospecting for Possible Impact Structures Using Google Earth

Prospecting for Possible Impact Structures Using Google Earth

Hi,
A paper about an attempt to use Google Earth to hunt for impact craters is:

Chaabout, S., Aoudjehane, H.C., Reimold, W.U., Baratoux, D. and Youbi, N., 2015. Prospecting for possible impact structures in Morocco. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 112, pp.339-352.

PDF file:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/S_Chaabout/publication/281596476_Prospecting_For_Possible_Impact_Structures_In_Morocco/links/563a484908aeed0531dcae86.pdf

Abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1464343X15300364

A related paper about Google Earth and geology is:

Lisle, Richard J. Google Earth: a new geological resource. Geology today, 2006, vol. 22, no 1, p. 29 -32.

PDF file:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Lisle/publication/229485742_Google_Earth_A_new_geological_resource/links/54782d590cf205d1687ca36d/Google-Earth-A-new-geological-resource.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

More Comments by Graham Hancock About Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

More Comments by Graham Hancock About Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis


Popular writer and fringe archaeologist Graham Hancock has written a new and extended commentary
about the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. He is quite unhappy about he believes that he and other proponents of this hypothesis have been treated by so-called “gradualists” whoever they are, within the scientific community. The commentary is at:

Why Science Should Cherish Its Rebels by Graham Hancock

https://grahamhancock.com/hancockg17/



Commentary by Jason Calavito on Hancock’s comments can be found at:



In Major New Article, Graham Hancock Repeats Previous Anti-Scientist Claims, Defends the Search for Atlantis
http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/in-major-new-article-graham-hancock-repeats-previous-anti-scientist-claims-defends-the-search-for-atlantis

http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog -- http://www.jasoncolavito.com

Related comments by Jason Calavito can be found in:

Academic Journal Runs Article Claiming Göbekli Tepe Records Comet Strike, Misses Fact That Article Is Based on Speculative Andrew Collins Book 4/22/2017
http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/academic-journal-runs-article-claiming-gobekli-tepe-records-comet-strike-misses-fact-that-article-is-based-on-speculative-andrew-collins-book

http://www.jasoncolavito.com/apps/search?q=Dryas

and

Orbiting the Graham Hancock Universe: "Archaeological Fantasies" Explores Gobekli Tepe and Rebecca Bradley Discusses Gunung Padang, 5/16/2017
http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/orbiting-the-graham-hancock-universe-archaeological-fantasies-explores-gobekli-tepe-and-rebecca-bradley-discusses-gunung-padang

Göbekli Tepe, Bad Fox, No Comet - Episode 73
https://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/73


Contrary to what Mr. Hancock seems to believe, neocatastrophism has become popular among
geologists and scientists as discussed in:

Marriner, N., Morhange, C. and Skrimshire, S., 2010. Geoscience meets the four horsemen?: Tracking the rise of neocatastrophism. Global and Planetary Change, 74(1), pp.43-48.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222537265_Geoscience_meets_the_four_horsemen_Tracking_the_rise_of_neocatastrophism

One item that Jason Calavito did not mention in his commentaries, is that Mr. Hancock does not appreciate the significance of recent research about the chronology of the Missoula (Spokane) Floods and older “Ancient Cataclysmic Floods.” The identification of numerous Missoula Floods has nothing to do with any imaginary conspiracy by an equally imaginary cabal of nameless “gradualists.” Rather the recognition is based upon multiple, unconformity-bounded sets of flood deposits. These flood deposits are separated subaerial exposure surfaces in which paleosols, including some very well-developed calcretes, and terrestrial animals burrows have developed. There also are separate sets of clastic dikes truncated at different unconformities. Some of different sets of flood deposits have been
dated using, where possible, by radiocarbon dating magnetostratigraphy, optically stimulated luminescence dating, and tephrachronology. The oldest of these deposits predate 1.77 million years ago. There exists an abundance of published evidence that demonstrates the occurrence of innumerable Missoula-like megafloods over a period greater than 1.77 million years.

Also, Mr. Hancock overlooks Antonio Zamora ‘s badly flawed optically stimulated luminescence arguments that ignores the context of these dates and collaborating pollen records from the fills of the Carolina Bays.

Finally, Mr. Hancock is seemingly unaware of the lack of any credible evidence supporting the existence of Michael Davias’ seemingly imaginary Saginaw Bay impact structure that is used to explain the Carolina Bays. The geology that region is well known enough to show that there is a complete lack of the deformation of bedrock and overlying Quaternary deposits that such an impact would have caused. Also, any geophysical signature ot such as impact structure is lacking. Finally, regional
sedimentary and paleoenvironmental archives for that time period lack and are undisturbed by the ejecta deposits that such an impact would have created. The Saginaw Bay impact structure is just one of a few likely imaginary Pleistocene impact craters that have been reported in the Great lakes region.

Yours,

Paul H

Saturday, 13 May 2017

OT - Be Warned, Malware Cripples Computers Worldwide

OT - Be Warned, Malware Cripples Computers Worldwide

Looks like a major malware attack is in progress.
So you-all be careful out there.

Malware, described in leaked NSA
documents, cripples computers worldwide Washington Post, May 12, 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hospitals-across-england-report-it-failure-amid-suspected-major-cyber-attack/2017/05/12/84e3dc5e-3723-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Geoscience meets the four horsemen?

Geoscience meets the four horsemen?

Marriner, N., Morhange, C. and Skrimshire, S., 2010. Geoscience meets the four horsemen?: Tracking the rise of neocatastrophism. Global and Planetary Change, 74(1), pp.43-48.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christophe_Morhange/publication/222537265_Geoscience_meets_the_four_horsemen_Tracking_the_rise_of_neocatastrophism/links/09e4150b4acde179c4000000.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Psuedo -Impactites Created by Natural Fires

Psuedo-Impactites Created by Natural Fires

Below is a recent paper that a direct connection with one line of evidence for the Younger Dryas Impact.

Roperch, P., Gattacceca, J., Valenzuela, M., Devouard, B., Lorand, J.P., Arriagada, C., Rochette, P., Latorre, C. and Beck, P., 2017. Surface vitrification caused by natural fires in Late Pleistocene wetlands of the Atacama Desert. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 469, pp.15-26.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X17301887
https://hal-insu.archives-ouvertes.fr/insu-01514600/
http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-8946.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

Proceedings of the Geophysical Laboratory-Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Cratering Symposium

Proceedings of the Geophysical Laboratory-Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Cratering Symposium

While searching the Internet I came across an online and downloadable PDF file of:

Nordyke, M.D., 1961. Proceedings of the Geophysical Laboratory-Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Cratering Symposium (No. UCRL6438PT12). LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)).

The PDF file is at:
https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1122567
https://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1122567

Although old, I thought that people on this list might appreciate it.

Yours,

Paul H.