Blinded by the light ?
Great find! Thanks.
When in doubt the answer is the Sun. Always.
But... before this happens again we need to pass a Cap Coronal Mass Ejection From The Sun Bill.
Is there a solar event ping list? Should be.
If this is true, doesn’t this screw up a lot of the carbon dating that has been performed?
Great posts 1-6. Agree with all of them. It’s like when evolutionists look for the creation event (Big Bang etc.), they first rule OUT God. It can’t be God....It can’t be the sun.... keep looking.
Like I always say, puny humans can not affect the global environment. It takes titanic (huge or colossal) events like major volcanic eruptions or major solar eruptions to impact the earth in a global manner.
God has such power, not man. Like the BP oil spill (the epic disaster that never was), man was checking cleanup workers life vests, while God was creating a multitude of bacteria to eat it all up.
Let God handle all things of magnitude. Man can do nothing about them anyway. God will handle it or not as is His will.
The arrogance of man is limitless.
I think these scientists are nuts. Clearly the increase in Carbon 14 was due to mankind. All those wood fires and blacksmithing and unsanitary conditions lead to the Earth revolting. And what is the common thread? I betcha ole King Charlamagne did squat to establish a place in his court for an environmental duke. Every time government fails to regulate, we get catastrophe, like what happened to those poor dinosaurs /s*
*I say “/s” but the sad part is that this is probably what our children are being taught in school.
Ancestor of Bush’s fault
"But in order to produce effects like the ones seen in the tree rings, such a supernova would have had to have been within 100 light years or so. Such an event would have been blindingly bright in the sky, much brighter than a full moon. It would have been bright like that for months and could not have failed to be noted by every civilization on Earth. Being so close, there would be remnants of the explosion visible today, still expanding. Something so close could not have been missed."Velikovsky, amongst others, from accounts of austensibly drunk shaman and wild eyed witch doctors long before his and our time noted MANY such phenomena in the heavens. Along with a good deal of contemporaneous nastiness on earth. Were they all a bunch of Neanderthal twits??? The arrogance of today's scientific community is their belief that earlier humans couldn't tell the difference between the sun and a large campfire.
I may be missing something here but from what I've been able to gather from the little reading I've done re gamma ray bursts is that the part we SEE that could affect us can last from fractions of a second to several minutes; then they're gone. Like they were never even there??? The author(s) may be assuming that every supernova explosion leaves a lasting impression. Maybe they do; maybe they don't...
That being said, our sun very likely produces some spectacular, even devastating fireworks from time to time.