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1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Kristin That elevated acid signal could simple be a product of the eruptions close proximity to the ice core, and thus appears relatively large. For example if you had an Icelandic fissure eruption, the acid may remain within the troposphere, enhancing the acid signal. If it did not reach the stratosphere it might not then cause global cooling. Or it could have been an Alaskan eruption w
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Laird, The problem is that many of the dates in the Global volcanism program are imprecise with many cases uncertainties of many hundreds of years, compared with the ice cores which have a precision of a year. So the ice core record is far more definitive than the database. But lets go with the database. What statistical baseline did you create to ascertain that the entries in the Sm
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Ian, Yes it is the same Napier as Clube and Napier, and he doest have issues with publishing in mainstream journals. Clube doesn't really publish any more and is effectively retired, but Bill is still publishing articles. One of his most recent is this , which is written with a group of other astronomers, all of which work on the dynamics of meteor streams. To put the work into context
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Laird, here is the the volcanic history of the 1st millennium BC as recorded in the GRIP ice core using the GICC05 timescale. Along with the ice cores NGRIP, DYE3 and GISP2, GRIP provides the precise volcanic history of the northern hemisphere. You have stated that around 750-700 BC we see "major unexplained volcanic activity". Can you explain to us what you mean by &quo
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi David, yes indeed, I am looking forward to your stint as Author of the Month. As I have alluded to in our email communications, I do think you have evidence of an impact in China, but there is the question of the timing of the event. My advice is to start with Firestone's book (they are quite fanatical about a supernova involvement, which they later abandon in all further academic publi
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Ian, Quote Please point me to anything of scientific note published in JoC Just to play devil's advocate here is one article of scientific note from the Journal of Cosmology . This article is written by astronomer Bill Napier, and relates to matters regarding the physics of small body dynamics, particularly comets, within our solar system. To be fair, if one is familiar with his (and oth
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Michael, I don't profess to know a lot about the archaeology of Malta, but the archaeology would appear to be suggesting that the abandonment of the temple-like structures around 2300 BC was due to culmination of soil erosion by the inhabitants of the island over many centuries. The scenario goes that too many trees were cut down and over time there the top soil was being gradually removed
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi David, Just to point out a couple of things to clarify. The first is credit where credit is due. The postulation that floods from the impacting of ice sheets is not an original idea by Graham Hancock. It was first postulated by Firestone et al. in their book The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes. Also in this book, the authors give arguments for the impact(s) being in North America. These
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Duane, Kick that pesky cancer's arse!!! Hope the treatment is successful and I wish you a speedy recovery. Jonny
Forum: Misc.
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
How does one go about designing a good, non-biased clinical trial? Drawing Smiley Faces can help! Using the Smiley Faces task to teach the fundamentals for good clinical trials QuoteResearchers planning a clinical trial should have a clear research question that they wish to investigate and which they will seek to answer in their study. The task of defining a research question lays the fo
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Audrey, Regarding the YDB impact hypothesis there has been quite a bit of argument and counter argument for it over the last decade. There are numerous papers from both sides of the divide, too many to list here (and i dont follow it all in great detail) but I will direct you to here which might help you catch up further. The blog site is quite Pro-Impact (very much so), but covers a nu
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Audrey, Firestone et al proposed a supernova scenario as part of a three stage event leading up to the Younger Dryas Boundary in their book Cycles of Cosmic Catastrophes, but they abandoned the supernova element in all subsequent publications, and just considered a single phase event of one or more simultaneous cometary imoacts. See their first academic publication here . While a close su
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
In this new fangled online world it is all too easy to get pulled into arguments on forums and comment sections of blogs, news sites and social media. It is inevitable that in most of these discussions logical fallacies will be used by one or more individuals, the most commonly claimed one being that of the ad hominem. Here is a nice article that helps explain examples of what is, and what is n
Forum: Misc.
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Carol, It is indeed a lovely picture, but there is an issue with it. With a bit of google research you find that it is reportedly taken in October 2011, from a site of the middle falls outside of McCloud California. You can verify that the location is indeed correct, but the issue is what the picture is displaying. The caption, taken from the photographer's website states that this is a
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
The Orbeth manoeuvre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberth_effect#Parabolic_example) is probably more technologically viable at the moment, and if launched in 2025 could reach the object by 2039, at a distance of 85 AU from the sun. The paper I linked to does suggest an alternative to have the technology developed and ready to go at the next interstellar visitor. Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
It would be challenging to do, but not impossible QuoteAbstract The first definitely interstellar object 1I/'Oumuamua (previously A/2017 U1) observed in our solar system provides the opportunity to directly study material from other star systems. Can such objects be intercepted? The challenge of reaching the object within a reasonable timeframe is formidable due to its high heliocentric hy
Forum: Science & Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
I would say "Hi", and answer your questions with two truths and a lie: Yes, No, and single year radiocarbon calibration ;) Jonny
Forum: Misc.
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Kristin, Please do not call other members of GHMB Nazis. You may not have a problem with calling people that, but the moderators do. Do not reply to this post. Jonny
Forum: Misc.
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Bill, This is what I was alluding to in my Mod note above. You have jumped straight in with an attack when I was trying to suggest a way for you to get past the the claim of pareidolia. You will note that I have not suggested that it is pareidolia. In the two posts that I have made on this thread, one being a mod note, and the other above, I have used the word pareidolia with respect to w
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
The crux of your thesis is that what you have identified as clovis art has been made purposefully by humans. The null hypothesis of your thesis is therefore "The formations etc are natural". In this respect in order to reject the null hypothesis, you need to provide sufficient evidence to show that the figures are indeed non-natural and created by humans, and not due to our brain's in
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Bill, You haven't been a registered member for long, so I will assume that you are unfamiliar with the Code of Conduct for these boards. I suggest you familiarise yourself with them before continuing. When you do continue, remember that you are presenting a particular case which some are not convinced is correct. So rather than resulting to the examples of rhetoric above, why not try to pres
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Yep, and there is more to go around! Enjoy! Jonny
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
That's ok, you can have a rest and lie down and think about your attitude in the above post to Susan while you serve a week's suspension from the board. Jonny
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Nick, A warm welcome to the boards. First up, Stellarium would not have been used by Graham or Robert back in the 1990s when they first did their correlation work. It was another program that they used (cant remember the name of it), but it did much of the same thing as Stellarium does. Second, there is a new version of Stellarium out now (v0.16.1) which you may wish to update to.
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
Michael, You might find it useful for discussion purposes to not resort to "see Chapter X" in your book. GHMB is a discussion forum and not a platform to sell copy. You are welcome as "Author of the Month" to promote your work, but for the purposes of discussion you could outline or summarise/describe your arguments, logic, evidence, thought processes etc. that lead you to
Forum: Author of the Month
1 year ago
JonnyMcA
The best free program for this would be Stellarium, which you can download here You can use this program to simulate the sky from any point on Earth and at different times, so you will be able to determine dates of conjunctions. When using it though, remember that it uses a Julian date system before AD 1572, and that it also counts a year zero, so for example year -4 is 5 BC etc. Jonny
Forum: Science & Space
2 years ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Pete, I agree that we need to remember that these are people and not just numbers or statistics. Just don't ambush people with open images, let others make an informed choice to view such images or not. Jinny
Forum: Global Village
2 years ago
JonnyMcA
No one wants porn on this site which is why we have it in the Coc that it is forbidden. Do we want an influx of gruesome and graphic images? I think we could agree that this is not desirable and certainly not if people are gratuitously posting such images for the hell of it. However, if graphic images are part and parcel of a discussion or of current events then we would like to think that me
Forum: Global Village
2 years ago
JonnyMcA
Pete, I have edited your post so that the graphic image does not appear automatically. Some people may not wish to see such image. It is better to give individuals the choice to view or not by providing the link with a suitable warning about the graphic nature of its content rather than surprising them with such an image when they click on your post which has no indication of what they they will
Forum: Global Village
2 years ago
JonnyMcA
at nearly 600 posts this thread is too large. I am closing it and have opened a Part 2 here . Jonny
Forum: Mysteries
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