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9 days ago
JonnyMcA
They are a type of small bearded star, often with pick axes, that wander through the galaxy singing "Hi Ho" and complaining about their poor working conditions and contracts. Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
10 days ago
JonnyMcA
It's also worth pointing out that although light cannot be accelerated if you do try to alter it's speed (which can be thought of as an "acceleration"), you change the energy which results in either a red shift or blue shift of the wavelength of the light. If we think of it in terms of classical electromagnetism, a ray of light moving away from a black hole has to climb out of the
Forum: Science & Space
12 days ago
JonnyMcA
It seems to me that the Hiwatha crater may be filled with Eemian ice (that is ice laid down before the last ice age) and so it would be at least around 100 ka old, and certainly older than the Younger Dryas). see for example the radar maping of ice in this video from around 1 min 30 onwards Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
8 weeks ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Ivano, yes indeed, the tide of argument is shifting again upon the date of Thera, and it does look as if the Old Vs young debate is going to be resolved especially if the single year radiocarbon measurements showing an error in the radiocarbon calibration curve is independently replicated. In this case it will mean that the radiocarbon dates are too old, and that the real dates are closer
Forum: History
8 weeks ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Kristin, I can see where some confusion lies. In our paper we have revised the GICC05 timescale (which was constructed from three ice cores-Dye3, GRIP and NGRIP-and to complete the circle, mapped back on to each individual ice core, and also onto the NEEM ice core in 2013) back to around 2000 BC. This is the same timescale which in 2015 we showed had a 7 year error during most of the 1st
Forum: History
2 months ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Susan, You are correct, evidence cannot be inserted into the ice, but that doesn't mean to say that evidence cannot be misinterpreted, or indeed, presumed. The prime example of this is in the original assertion that the ice core workers had found the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius in their ice cores, as well as assuming they had found the historical eruption of Hekla in AD 1104, which they the
Forum: History
2 months ago
JonnyMcA
A new paper by myself and Mike Baillie revises the Greenland ice core chronologies back to around 2000 BC. We show that the massive climate dislocation beginning in 1627 BC, a date that has been associated with the eruption of the Mediterranean volcano of Thera (modern day Santorini), was actually caused by the caldera forming eruption of Aniackchak in Alaska. Furthermore, we find poor agreement
Forum: History
4 months ago
JonnyMcA
The news article is unfortuantely inaccurate in many respects QuoteA mysterious fog plunged Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia into darkness, day and night—for 18 months. "For the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, during the whole year," wrote Byzantine historian Procopius. The Science article carries the implication that the sun was completely dar
Forum: History
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Pete, I am not sure if the 774 event had an impact upon global climate in that year, and I dont think that it is likely that it influenced teh climate two decades later. Certainly, tree ring data suggests that 774 was a cold year, but one needs to be careful in assuming a causal link. As to what caused famines and crop failures two decades later, it is difficult to say. There does seem
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
Yes indeed I was. I was trying to fit a supernova to the 774 or 993 events, but it was not terribly convincing given the fact that the events have the same characteristics, and so it seemed unlikely that we would have no record of two close supernovae in the historical records. Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Kristin, As mentioned above the general consensus is that these events are solar in origin and not due to a close supernova as had been conjectured shortly after their discovery. Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Daniel, I had no involvement in the paper, though I did read an early draft of it. The consensus for the origin of these radiocarbon excess events is one (or more) Solar Proton Events. See for example Usoskin et al. (2013). It had been conjectured that a close gamma ray burst or supernova may have been the cause, but such events do not appear to have the correct radiation spectrum to g
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
AKA Dendrochronology works on a global scale! In an unprecedented collaboration of tree ring and radiocarbon researchers around the world have come together to investigate the AD 774 and 993 radiocarbon excess. In a nutshell they find that tree ring records accurately cross date globally and that the 774 and 993 cosmic events are recorded coherently in each chronology, with the events lik
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
Another link that discusses the debunking of the Mohenjo Daro nucelear catastrophe. Jonny
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
If you are wanting a link to what I am talking about in the Malta documentary you can read my paper on the so called 2350 BC event here . While that paper links to the so called 4.2kya event (a 2-3 century climatic anomaly that lasted from around 2200 BC to around 2000-1900 BC), it does discuss the background of the 2350 BC event which was first identified in Irish Tree rings in the 1990s.
Forum: Mysteries
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Dr T, I am glad you enjoyed it. I have not seen it myself, but it is nice to see that I have survived the editing. Jonny
Forum: Mysteries
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
see here Jonny
Forum: Mysteries
7 months ago
JonnyMcA
For those in America with access to the Smithsonian Channel, the program Sacred Sites is doing an episode on the megalithic temples of Malta on the 3rd September, which appear to have been abandoned in the mid 24th century BC. The program will touch upon the idea that the abandonment may have been due to climatic effects caused by an impact event around 2350 BC (see my our paper here for example
Forum: Mysteries
8 months ago
JonnyMcA
A nice news article on the paper Jonny
Forum: History
8 months ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Andy, Regarding my posts above see here for an update on the dating of Thera Jonny
Forum: History
8 months ago
JonnyMcA
Thanks Dr T. There is much exciting work on the go by a number of research groups in this area. We are slowly moving towards a better understanding of history. Jonny
Forum: History
8 months ago
JonnyMcA
This is something I have hinted at to people for a while now, but couldnt go into too much detail at the time. So a couple of days ago, a paper publishing data that I had seen presented last year at a radiocarbon workshop was finally published (after a gruelling peer review session). Free access to the paper in html and pdf here The synopsis of the paper is this. New single year radioca
Forum: History
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Pete, This article might help explain the idea of how an observation of a galaxy with no dark matter might be proof of the existence of dark matter In a nutshell; dark matter models predict that tidal dwarf galaxies (that is galaxies formed from the interaction of galaxies that pass close together or collide with each other) will lack dark matter due to a different formation method (st
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Daniel, I did not tell any lies about you. Anyone who reads your past posts will be given the impression that you are a promoter of the Electric Universe model. You have also have appeared to promote Stellar metamorphosis. You have also made it abundantly clear of your non-acceptance of modern science through your disparaging comments of said scientific disciplines and fields. You are
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
I am sorry Daniel, but if you wished to stay on topic you should not have replied to the mod note stating that you did not know what I meant. I took the opportunity to explain to you what I meant. Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Daniel, You firmly accept the Electric Universe model of the universe, along with so called stellar metamorphosis, and you like to post upon and promote these topics. So let me ask this question, which you can answer honestly. Are either of these topics accepted within the modern scientific paradigm? You would of course have to answer "no" to this, afterall the proponents o
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Strangely enough the moderators receive many requests, with almost identical wording, regarding many of the topics that you like to promote on this board, and yet on this board they remain. So if you wish this "drivel" to be moved to another board, then we shall also have to move your own "drivel". Sound fair? Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Shhhh, its a secret, mythical part of the site that only those who are truly worthy may inhabit.... Or it is indeed a part of the site that was never really developed and so remains empty. But which is the truth (if either)???? Jonny
Forum: Misc.
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Andy, Good to see that you are still lurking around :D The archaeological evidence suggests that the island of Santorini was likely abandoned before the Bronze Age eruption of Thera. It is likely that there were many precursors to the eruption, which caused the popular ion to sensibly flee. There is some evidence to suggest that it may have been in a hurry, but that it appears that the
Forum: History
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Mike, One of the questions to ask regarding the tsunami hypothesis is whether the is coeval evidence for a tsunami in the surrounding coastlines such as Sicily, South Italy, Tunisia, Libya etc? Another question to ask is what evidence is there that the proposed tsunami occurred around 2300 BC, and not later after the abandonment of the temple structures? Jonny
Forum: Mysteries
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