Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Episode #113: Clovis and Micronovas

We discuss the mystery of the Clovis people, and the strange fact that there has only been one set of human remains discovered that are linked to the tens of thousands of artifacts and habitats spread across much of North America that are considered part of the "Clovis Complex".

In the second half of the show, we talk about the Suspicious0bservers youtube channel and their take on past extinction events being linked to the sun from superflares and/or micronovas.

1 comment:

  1. posted 10 July 2022 — In order to maintain a sane perspective hearing the relentless drumbeat repetition of the claims that every detail of the “Anzic” infant confirms the now utterly discredited “Clovis-first-because-we-say-so” hypothesis…
    keep in mind that Wykypydya is notorious for allowing modification to its entries, and also for generally enforcing narratives that conform to the political views of the left, or the orthodoxy of the academic community.

    This is especially true of the so-called “soft” sciences — psychology, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, Egyptology, et cetera. In the “hard” sciences, the articles tend to be much more to the point, and free of gratuitous claims of unchallengeable infallibility, and generally use mathematics and tables of quantified experimental findings and measurements resulting from experiments that have been verified by multiple investigators. Yes, there are instances in which credentialed scientists have been found to have distorted data, or hidden results that failed to support a hypothesis. They are human.

    The example of the ridiculous extremities of the feud between paleontologists Charles Othniel Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope needs to be required reading for students of, well, almost all the sciences. From being reasonably respectful acquaintances early on, they morphed into spitting, hissing antagonists as their parallel careers unfolded, each one rushing frantically to find and study new fossil critters, and publish a description before the hated rival could. That lead to some comical outcomes. The book “The Hot Blooded Dinosaur” by Adrian Desmond, does a great job of describing that feud. It also gives a clear picture of the work of paleontologists Robert Bakker and his mentor John Ostrom. Those two managed to profoundly change our modern understanding of Dinosaurs.


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