> Harte Wrote:
> > You were the one that mentioned the "black mat"
> > conjunction with the "flash frozen" mammoths.
> The black mat is in conjunction with a
> catastrophic event causing mass extinctions. It is
> not yet connected with Siberian mammoths because
> Siberia is not yet the subject of a scientific
> study, so far as I know. The Siberian mammoths are
> connected with a catastrophic event of which there
> is evidence. Whether it was the same event that
> caused the black mat has been raised by Firestone,
> West and Smith.
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes
> We found iron micrometeorites embedded in a bison
> skull and the tusks of mammoths from Alaska and
> Siberia. Are these magnetic radioactive grains
> evidence for a cosmic catastrophe?
> Their book goes into detail of micrometeorites in
> relation to the black mat.
> > You can't just say "black mat" and think you've
> > covered it.
> > Or can you?
> The black mat is just one piece of evidence for a
> cosmic impact. There is much more.
> > Can you explain how an impact event can cause
> > instantaneous freezing?
> No I cannot, I'm not a scientist. All I can do is
> tell you what they say. In the theory of a
> supernova explosion creating dust ball comets put
> forth by Firestone, West and Smith, they describe
> the results of impacts as they see it. The
> description is lengthy spanning several pages. I
> don't like to do this but I will give the part
> relevant to freezing with their detailed
> explanation of the mechanisms involved. I will
> have to break it up in order to shorten their
> description of a bombardment by dust ball comets.
> This bombardment caused much more havoc than just
> freezing, according to them.
Across upper parts of North America and
> Europe, the immense energy from the multiple
> impacts blew a series of ever-widening giant
> overlapping bubbles that pushed aside the
> atmosphere to create a near vacuum inside.....
> Behind the expanding edge of the bubble, Earth was
> stripped of the protective shield of the
> atmosphere and was at the mercy of a different
> barrage. The enormous blast ejected tiny,
> fast-moving grains in all directions through the
> thin air.....
> The particle onslaught struck mammoths and larger
> animals that could not find shelter, lodging in
> their tusks or horns and sinking deep into their
> eyes and flesh.....
> Before long, the outward push of the shock wave
> slowed and stopped, and then the vacuum began to
> draw the air backward. As the expanded atmosphere
> rushed back toward the impact site, the bubbles
> collapsed, sucking white-hot gasses and dust
> inward at tornado speeds and then channeling them
> up and away from the ground.
> The raging updraft through the hollow bubbles
> created an equally powerful downdraft of frigid
> high-altitude air, traveling at hundreds of miles
> per hour. With temperatures exceeding 150 degrees
> F below zero, the downward stream of air hit the
> ground and radiated out from the blast site in all
> directions, flash freezing within seconds
> everything it touched.
> .pdf]Here[/url] is a paper by 25 scientists
> reporting evidence of a "Younger Dryas cooling".
> This report covers North America & Europe, which
> is the area they've gathered data from. I don't
> know if they plan to expand their investigation to
> other countries in the future.
Here's an idea.
Why don't you ask Firestone about flash frozen mammoths?
He'd laugh you out of the room.
If you cherry pick what parts of scientific investigations you [i]prefer[/i] to believe, you can support any idiotic theory at all.
The idea that you can dismiss the C14 dates of these mammoths with a wave of your hand (with no reason whatsoever, in other words) and then simply decide in your mind - again, for no reason whatsoever - that they all died simultaneously is laughable.
Not to mention all the other bogus, so-called "evidence" of flash freezing (tropical vegetation in the teeth and stomachs, etc.)
Like I said, Hancock forwarded this lie in FOTG along with many others. He had the info available that utterly debunks this claim (except for Audrey) and so should have known better, assuming he didn't know better already.
Same is true for the Pacal sarcophagus I mentioned, and dozens of other claims he noted in that book.
This alone is the reason I won't buy another of his "works."