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In This EP of Den of Lore…
— Opening Segment —
In the first segment, we have a need to read from the news feed.
— Guest Interview —
We welcome the original Younger Dryas Impact field researcher, and the co-author of the 2007 Firestone et al publication on the YDI, George A. Howard to discuss NEW YD Impact information and its relation to forming the Carolina Bays.
John Anthony West is beating cancer!
We are 2/3rds there to bringing him home!
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The Comet Research Group (All pubs page)
Comet Research Group Facebook Group
PBS Nova “The Last Extinction”
The 2007 PNAS paper that kicked it off the modern debate
Great paper on the Black Mat
Slapped together critic paper claiming bug poop
Another shot at spherules
The Younger Dryas Impact hypothesis: A requiem (2011)
Devastating refutation from Comet Research Group
Bio From The Cosmic Tusk
My name is George Howard. I have a young family and a growing company in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. I also have a two-fold fascination: 1) Achieving environmental quality through the judicious use of market-based government regulatory systems (about which I blog elsewhere). And, 2) All things related to the developing science of extraterrestrial impact induced rapid climate change during the Holocene — and slightly before. About which I blog here.
After graduating with a BA in Political Science in 1989 from the University of North Carolina, I did a six-year stint in Washington D.C. as a conservative policy staffer in the United States Senate. I rarely read the Bible and I am not a Creationist. I have, however, come to believe that many of the old stories are true and that we need to heed them. I have believed for more than a decade that asteroid and comet induced climate catastrophes have happened over the last 13,000 years and demand further investigation and commentary as an issue of public safety — not politics or religion.
I am a co-author of the Firestone, et al. PNAS paper in 2007 and several other posters. My contributions consisted largely of field work and analysis of the phenomena known as Carolina Bays. Carolina Bays, and their many explanations, continue to puzzle me. This blog will investigate Carolina Bays and other proven and unproven impact related phenomena — but it will focus on the proposed Younger Dryas Event.
Finally, I am a skeptic. I do not take blogging on weird scientific theories lightly. I don’t believe in UFO’s, Ghosts, Chiropractic, Astrology, and 2012 apocalypse. But I do believe in the power of blogs to change things. And I think the threat is real.