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by Forum Monk
Tue May 31, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

I acknowledge the debate circulating around the hypothesized, YD impact is vicious and polarizing. Nevertheless there is no need to review 30 years of research of historical impact data. I think most people are aware of the possibility of an ET impactor. It has been all over the popular media even w...
by Forum Monk
Mon May 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

When I first "broke into" this thread, my premise was once a theory lost mainstream support the theory is essentially "dead". We observe shortly after Firestone published his theory and for a year or so afterward, the theory found favor and was given serious consideration as a possible answer to an ...
by Forum Monk
Fri May 27, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

If you've ever eaten at a North American restaurant, you will get more food than you can eat. The tradition continues. I recall reading that Siberian herds were nearly decimated by the time humans crossed over. Whatever they were doing with the beasts it seems logical they would have gone hunting fo...
by Forum Monk
Fri May 27, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

When Clovis people arrived there was an ice-free corridor (or so the "consensus" believes) because the climate had warmed enough to melt some areas. Obviously it warmed enough to support animals but it was anything but plush. I personally think humans crossed the Bearing Strait because they were fol...
by Forum Monk
Fri May 27, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

What happened in Oz is not likely to be representative of NA, much of Oz is arid, with logically many fewer mega beasts than the much more fertile grassy plains of the northern latitudes. Roy. Dig, North America was experiencing a full blown ice-age. How moist and grassy do you think it was? Check ...
by Forum Monk
Fri May 27, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

I must admit that I find the suggestion that Clovis man wiped out the big beasts a little unlikely. Roy. In Australia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_megafauna New evidence based on accurate optically stimulated luminescence and uranium-thorium dating of megafaunal remains suggests that hu...
by Forum Monk
Thu May 26, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

It does seem as if it is up to Firestone to defend his theory and his methods. He ran it up the flagpole, others have now fired on it. The ball is in his court. I do hope that he does not try to fall back on native american folklore for "evidence." however. I agree. The Miller McCune article does a...
by Forum Monk
Thu May 26, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

Hi Mr. Grondine, Among those who actually work with this time period, the acceptance of simple cometary impact is gaining. This is something we can examine. I would love to see the papers. Just as there were other hypotheses explaining the extinction of the dinosaur. And as a matter of fact, just as...
by Forum Monk
Thu May 26, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

Nice to see you back Monk! Gaining ground, losing ground, neither makes for proof gentlemen, history has proven time and again that established theories end up being wrong. Time will tell. Roy. There is no established theory in this case, Digit. Its open for discussion and that's what I was hoping ...
by Forum Monk
Thu May 26, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

I don’t have an opinion one way or another on the impact theory. Both sides seem to have evidence to support their views. Then what's the point of your post? If you take a point of view we can debate it, otherwise, you're a bystander. But, Monk, you are describing “consensus.” A word that has taken...
by Forum Monk
Thu May 26, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

Hi Mr. Grondine, Stupidity, eh? Maybe stupid is continuing to support a theory that is proving increasingly improbable. As originally introduced by Firestone, the impact hypothesis was put forth as a possible explanation for forcing climate change coincident with and contributing to megafaunal extin...
by Forum Monk
Wed May 25, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question
Replies: 41
Views: 9819

Re: Comet Theory field geologist's competency in question

The North American comet theory is dead.
May it rest in peace.
by Forum Monk
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Interesting Aegean site
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Re: Interesting Aegean site

I think it was Monk who had a such a graphic representation of sea level changes. It was a while ago and I can't recall for certain. I still have the program which allows me to view the planet with any sea level I choose. It is limited in utility because I chose to reduce the view to only 10 x 10 d...
by Forum Monk
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Jacob in Egypt
Replies: 54
Views: 6278

Re: Jacob in Egypt

The majority of meteors are rocky chunks of debris, of which there are billions in the iner solar system. Many are perturbed from the asteroid belt. Comets are not the only source though meteor showers occur when we pass through the tail of a periodic comet. Most of those are various form of ice par...
by Forum Monk
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos
Replies: 160
Views: 21848

Re: K-T event did NOT wipe out dinos

RS' post reminds me of this clip from the greatest, quirkiest anime film ever -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2LdkRuxXTw

"Swing the bat Takkun, swing the bat."