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Merrell Wrote:
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>> The quoted text is from pgs. 10 and 12 from

> The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a
> Stone-Age Comet Changed the Course of World
> Culture - Richard Firestone, Allen West, Simon
> Warwick-Smith; Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 5 Jun
> 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 416 pages.
>
> The question of this cosmic impact is of course
> highly
> controversial.
>
> > They are not
> > fringe writers and it's funny you think they
> are.
>
> Dr. Firestone's CV:
Quote

Dr. Richard
> Firestone was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised
> in Evanston, IL where
> he attended Evanston Township High School. He
> received a B.S. Chemistry degree in
> 1967 from The University of Michigan and a PhD in
> Nuclear Chemistry from Michigan
> State University in 1974. Dr. Firestone has been a
> staff scientist at the Lawrence
> Berkeley National Laboratory and is currently
> group leader of the Isotopes Project. He
> has published over 200 scientific papers on
> subjects ranging from nuclear physics and
> chemistry to denitrification and extraterrestrial
> impact events. Dr. Firestone is author of
> seven books including the Table of Radioactive
> Isotopes (John Wiley & Sons, 1986),
> Table of Isotopes (John Wiley & Sons, 1995, 1998,
> 1999), Handbook of Prompt Gamma
> Activation Analysis (Kluwer Publishers, 2004), and
> The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes
> (Inner Traditions, 2006).
>
> Information on Allen West:
Quote

Allen West, an
> unknown academic from the mining industry who
> lives in Dewey, Ariz. ... isn’t exactly who he
> says he is.
>
> West is Allen Whitt — who, in 2002, was fined by
> California and convicted for masquerading as a
> state-licensed geologist when he charged
> small-town officials fat fees for water studies.
> After completing probation in 2003 in San
> Bernardino County, he began work on the comet
> theory, legally adopting his new name in 2006 as
> he promoted it in a popular book. Only when
> questioned by this reporter last year did his
> co-authors learn his original identity and legal
> history. Since then, they have not disclosed it to
> the scientific community.
(However, West's
> defenders argue that the California court case
> was a technical offence only, the result of
> genuine confusion on his part).
>
> was apparently at one time a geologist, but now
> describes himself as a
> publishing consultant.

This adds an interesting element that ought to be discussed. I prefer to get info directly from the horse's mouth (which in this case would be the State of California), rather than 2nd hand sources. As most often happens here at GHMB, 2nd hand sources are the beginning of a journey and not the end. So here is the "truth" regarding West/Whitt, which I assume you brought up in an attempt to invalidate their theory.



As far as the trumped up "conviction", the details can be found on the San Bernardino court website Case FVI012305.

Evidently Whitt was not "convicted" and is not a "convict".
Now if West were the only one behind the cosmic impact theory there might be a slight case for dismissal. But more and more scientists are presenting evidence. Is the evidence negated because West's employer was fined? No. The evidence stands on it's own merit and exists no matter who was fined.

Of course it's controversial, it flies in the face of mainstream and would upset the evolution apple cart. New theories that threaten the status quo seem to always come under fire with personal attacks against the authors rather than the evidence. Very similar to what thanos presented with Sitchin.

From the CV you posted on Firestone it appears he is quite qualified to speak on C14 dating.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions - Confucius

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