Icon telescopeThe latest issue of Nexus magazine is out (Feb-Mar 2021). It includes a long letter from Dr Paul LaViolette, commenting on my article Gobekli Tepe, The Fox and Global Catastrophe, which was published in the magazine last year. An earlier version of that article is available here on my website. Dr LaViolette’s letter is long and very technical in parts. He explains some errors in my article, relating to his sub-quantum kinetics theory. For anyone who read my article and wants a definitive understanding of his theories, I do recommend reading his letter. The errors don’t, I think, affect my article’s main idea; that our ancient forebears were warning us that cyclic global catastrophes are built-in to celestial precession. This is because the periodic waves of matter, gravity and energy that emanate from the centre of our Milky Way every 12,800 years have trained the axial rotation of our planet.

Dr LaViolette also points out in his letter that his theory about the Younger Dryas disaster doesn’t involve comets. The reason I believed that he was open to such an idea was because he talks about them in his book Earth Under Fire. In the book, he talks specifically about the Book of Revelations. He makes it clear that he thinks that Revelations refers to that ancient disaster, roughly 13,000 years ago, rather than being a prediction of our future. On page 338, he interprets the lines in Revelations and say, ‘the stars falling to Earth would be referring to meteor falls’. Many years ago, I independently came to a similar conclusion. I wrote an article on the matter which is now on this site, entitled Revelations and Noah. But a closer examination of the rest of the Earth Under Fire chapter reveals another comment by him where he states that comets are unlikely to have fallen at that time, as there isn’t evidence for cometary impacts in the ice-cores. Hence the confusion. In summary, based on his letter and my discussions with him, he believes that only tiny meteorites hit the Earth during the Younger Dryas event.

At this point, I do need to mention that there is evidence that a large asteroid did impact our planet at the beginning of the Younger Dryas. This idea is, not surprisingly, known as the Younger Dryas impact event. For years, Douglas Kennet and other scientists, who pioneered the theory, were convinced there had been at least one impact, or air bursts at that time but they had no crater. Fortunately, there has been a recent crater discovery in Greenland that fits the bill. The Hiawatha crater was discovered by Kurt Kjær in 2016. This sciencemag article, entitled Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans, discusses its discovery and implications. To quote from the article:

The timing is still up for debate, but some researchers on the discovery team believe the asteroid struck at a crucial moment: roughly 13,000 years ago, just as the world was thawing from the last ice age. That would mean it crashed into Earth when mammoths and other megafauna were in decline and people were spreading across North America.

13,000 years ago is roughly half a Great Year ago, when the last global catastrophe seems to have occurred. I’m therefore still siding with the idea that there was at least one large cometary strike at that time.

The only other thing I think I need to point out, in relation to Dr LaViolette’s letter, is that the dinosaur-comet picture was added by the magazine. I had no plans to involve dinosaurs in my article, as they existed two-hundred million years ago, not thirteen thousand. Hopefully, that clears everything up! 🙂