Catastrophism, Earth Sciences, Paradigms

Ice Age theory or Crust Displacement?

29 Apr , 2014  

    A standard representation of the last glacial maxim    The Myth of the Ice Age and the Logic of Crust Displacement   So the language of Science became the object of Science, and what had begun as perception unmediated by concepts became conception unmediated by percepts -S. Tyler   In the above quote, […]

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Archaeology, Earth Sciences

Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron

29 Apr , 2014  

  “Underwater archaeologists have discovered evidence of prehistoric caribou hunts that provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal organization of early peoples in the Great Lakes region. An article detailing the discovery of a 9,000-year-old caribou hunting drive lane under Lake Huron appears in today’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. […]

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Earth Sciences, Science

Weird Magnetic Anomaly Reveals Ancient Tectonic Crash

7 Apr , 2014  

“The east coast of North America was once as wild as the West, with massive mountains rising between colliding tectonic plates, volcanoes belching lava and giant faults slicing the crust. That’s because millions of years ago, eastern North America was part of Gondwana and Pangaea, the supercontinentsthat formed as Earth’s tectonic plates collided, split apart, and […]

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Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Paradigms, Science

‘Tusk suggests greener, wetter Arabian Desert in the past’

4 Apr , 2014  

“A joint international research team led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has discovered a giant tusk in the Arabian Desert. The two pieces of tusk, which together measure six feet (2.25m) in length, are thought to have belonged to a now extinct genus known […]

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Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Paradigms, Science

‘Homo’ is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases

4 Apr , 2014  

“Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus Homo: they are the only primates where, throughout their 2.5-million year history, the size of their teeth has decreased alongside the increase in their brain size. The key to this phenomenon, […]

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Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Science

How globalization and climate change destroyed ancient civilization

1 Apr , 2014  

“A global economy held together by interdependence — possibly to a fault. A changing climate causing worldwide disaster. And a warlike people seeking to wreak havoc throughout civilization. It sounds like modern times, but the description above applies to the period known as the Late Bronze Age, around 3,200 years ago. In his new book, […]

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Earth Sciences

Hawaiian Islands Formed by Extrusive Volcanism, Scientists Find

9 Oct , 2013  

“Study leader Ashton Flinders from the University of Rhode Island and his colleagues have determined that it is the eruptions of lava on the surface, extrusion, which grow Hawaiian volcanoes, rather than internal emplacement of magma, as was previously thought. Before this study, most scientists thought that Hawaiian volcanoes grew primarily internally – by magma […]


Archaeology, Cosmology, Earth Sciences

New finding shows climate change can happen in a geological instant

7 Oct , 2013  

“( —”Rapid” and “instantaneous” are words geologists don’t use very often. But Rutgers geologists use these exact terms to describe a climate shift that occurred 55 million years ago.  In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Morgan Schaller and James Wright contend that following a doubling in carbon dioxide levels, the surface […]

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Cosmology, Earth Sciences

Signs of oxygen in 3-billion-year-old soil

2 Oct , 2013  

“You’ve heard the story before: if it weren’t for our friends the photosynthetic cyanobacteria, you wouldn’t be able to read this out loud because there would be no oxygen to breathe—and also you would never have existed. Oxygen-producing photosynthesis changed Earth’s atmosphere and paved the way for multicellular life, which would run around eating the […]