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(Daily Mail)   Meteorites destroyed Atlantis...or just some prehistoric tribe   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, meteorites, Atlantis, Earth Science, Turin Shroud, UC Santa Barbara, prehistory, Younger Dryas, megafauna  
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3894 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Jun 2012 at 11:34 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-12 12:08:29 PM  
Lonely in here without a post.
2012-06-12 12:09:15 PM  
odd . . . you think they would have seen something like that . . .

2012-06-12 12:23:36 PM  
Nonsense. The melt glass was created as part of a natural cycle of heating and cooling.
2012-06-12 12:25:31 PM  

imontheinternet: Nonsense. The melt glass was created as part of a natural cycle of heating and cooling.

The normal amount of melt glass was clearly increased past the tipping point by man made glass.
2012-06-12 01:03:19 PM  
Foolish heathens, that was god "smoothing" over the Earth to get it ready for Day 3.
2012-06-12 01:52:10 PM  

I guess the new PNAS paper alluded to is Evidence from central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis.

Wikipedia Younger Dryas impact hypothesis has a bunch of info on this and its controversial status, for example:

The hypothesis has been largely discredited by research that showed that most of the conclusions cannot be repeated by other scientists, misinterpretation of data, and the lack of confirmatory evidence.[2][3]
but who knows. There is actual science involved and there are kooks involved and I am not involved enough to separate the kooks from the science.
jvl [BareFark]
2012-06-12 02:00:08 PM  

The PNAS paper has no mention of shocked quartz or iridium, so I'm going with "kooks."
2012-06-12 02:34:56 PM  

Baelz: Foolish heathens, that was god "smoothing" over the Earth to get it ready for Day 3.

It wasn't god. It was Medical Mechanica...
2012-06-12 03:53:10 PM  
2012-06-12 04:24:59 PM  
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