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Ancient Crash, Epic Wave
NY Times ^ | November 14, 2006 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE

Posted on 11/14/2006 4:07:33 AM PST by Pharmboy


Dallas Abbott
The Fenambosy chevron, one of four near the tip of Madagascar, is 600 feet high and three miles from the ocean.

At the southern end of Madagascar lie four enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor. Each covers twice the area of Manhattan with sediment as deep as the Chrysler Building is high.

On close inspection, the chevron deposits contain deep ocean microfossils that are fused with a medley of metals typically formed by cosmic impacts.

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The explanation is obvious to some scientists. A large asteroid or comet, the kind that could kill a quarter of the world’s population, smashed into the Indian Ocean 4,800 years ago, producing a tsunami at least 600 feet high, about 13 times as big as the one that inundated Indonesia nearly two years ago. The wave carried the huge deposits of sediment to land.

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Burckle crater has not been dated, but Dr. Abbott estimates that it is 4,500 to 5,000 years old.

snip...He thinks he can say precisely when the comet fell: on the morning of May 10, 2807 B.C.

Dr. Masse analyzed 175 flood myths from around the world, and tried to relate them to known and accurately dated natural events like solar eclipses and volcanic eruptions. Among other evidence, he said, 14 flood myths specifically mention a full solar eclipse, which could have been the one that occurred in May 2807 B.C.

Half the myths talk of a torrential downpour, Dr. Masse said. A third talk of a tsunami. Worldwide they describe hurricane force winds and darkness during the storm. All of these could come from a mega-tsunami.

Of course, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, Dr. Masse said, “and we’re not there yet.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlantis; biblicalflood; catastrophism; chevrons; fenambosychevrons; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; greatflood; madagascar; meteorimpact; tsunami
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Fascinatin'.
1 posted on 11/14/2006 4:07:35 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: SunkenCiv; blam; thefactor; martin_fierro; aculeus; jennyp; Coyoteman

"Surf's up!" ping...


2 posted on 11/14/2006 4:10:32 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: Pharmboy
...He thinks he can say precisely when the comet fell: on the morning of May 10, 2807 B.C.

At 10:37 A.M.

3 posted on 11/14/2006 4:11:19 AM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: Pharmboy

Chevrons? It's the blasted oil companies at it again...


4 posted on 11/14/2006 4:13:16 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (I'm Hegemony Cricket, and I improvised this message.)
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To: Pharmboy

Cool. (Locally) Where's the chevron near NYC?


5 posted on 11/14/2006 4:13:36 AM PST by bvw
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To: Pharmboy

They are all Bush's fault.


6 posted on 11/14/2006 4:14:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: Pharmboy

This is so cool!!!

I want to know where California's chevron(s) is/are.

I'm off to look!

Thanks for a great post!!


7 posted on 11/14/2006 4:16:12 AM PST by bannie
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To: bvw

There is one on Long Island and one in Connecticut, and both point to Long Island Sound, the article reports.


8 posted on 11/14/2006 4:17:18 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: bannie

You are most welcome.


9 posted on 11/14/2006 4:19:42 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: zot; SeraphimApprentice

science ping. And last night I watched a show about "monster volcanoes" that go off every several hundred thousand years with enough force to cause massive plant and animal killing ice ages. And Yellowstone national park is one of them and the most active.


10 posted on 11/14/2006 4:19:50 AM PST by GreyFriar ( (3rd Armored Division - Spearhead))
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To: Pharmboy

later--


11 posted on 11/14/2006 4:21:40 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Pharmboy
Cool Stuff Bump....


12 posted on 11/14/2006 4:29:02 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: bvw
Slight correction and addition. The small one in CT points in a different direction than the one in LI, and that one is in Hither Hills State Park near Montauk. The Times spelled the name of the park incorrectly in the article.
13 posted on 11/14/2006 4:31:14 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: bmwcyle

Women, minorities hardest hit.


14 posted on 11/14/2006 4:35:14 AM PST by JusPasenThru (Just another angry military veteran.)
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To: JusPasenThru

Those impacts could have been prevented if the DEMS were in power. /sarcasm


15 posted on 11/14/2006 4:37:28 AM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: SIDENET

Is that Regular or Daylight Savings Time :-)


16 posted on 11/14/2006 5:10:31 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GreyFriar
But didn't you know that the federal government is going to control all the volcanoes to stop global warming? (sarc)

Carolyn

17 posted on 11/14/2006 5:24:54 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Pharmboy

All this talk of impacts means the Earth is heading in the wrong direction...we need a change!


18 posted on 11/14/2006 5:50:21 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Well, after last Tuesday, I imagine the earth will veer to the left.


19 posted on 11/14/2006 6:03:13 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: Pharmboy
Fascinatin'.

And scary.

20 posted on 11/14/2006 6:59:15 AM PST by aculeus
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To: Pharmboy

BUMP


21 posted on 11/14/2006 7:21:35 AM PST by cogitator
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To: Pharmboy

Excellent article, bookmarking quality. Thanks for posting.


22 posted on 11/14/2006 8:42:39 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Well, those sumb*tches over on West 43rd St do this kind of stuff pretty well.


23 posted on 11/14/2006 8:45:16 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: Pharmboy; 75thOVI; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; Avoiding_Sulla; BenLurkin; Berosus; CGVet58; ...
Thanks Pharmboy! Best catastrophism topic in a while, worthy of the big fancy.
Catastrophism

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24 posted on 11/14/2006 10:10:31 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, November 13, 2006 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Shouldn't these be called Halliburtons?


25 posted on 11/14/2006 10:17:14 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Speel check? What for? It'll just become part of the FReeper lexicon.)
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To: Professional Engineer

LOL!


26 posted on 11/14/2006 10:19:30 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (I'm Hegemony Cricket, and I improvised this message.)
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To: Pharmboy


We worry about global warming and this thing tossed the ocean floor a few hundred miles. I'm sure the tidal wave was welcome relief after that 4000 degree heat wave.


27 posted on 11/14/2006 10:19:47 AM PST by stacytec (Nihilism, its whats for dinner)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow! My post earned the "burning catastrophism" gif. I am honored...


28 posted on 11/14/2006 10:34:45 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: Pharmboy

29 posted on 11/14/2006 10:35:13 AM PST by Doomonyou (I voted and all I got was a FUBAR Congress.)
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To: Pharmboy
Velikovsky is not quite vindicated, but surely he is entitled to a chuckle now that "catastrophism" has gone mainstream.
30 posted on 11/14/2006 10:38:07 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

Good point. The old man had a bit of his cosmic vision correct.


31 posted on 11/14/2006 10:46:41 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: Hatteras
Yikes, where do you suppose the photographer was standing? On the beach, or a boat? Either one would be scary.
32 posted on 11/14/2006 10:52:31 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Hatteras

Someone is about to get clobbered! Cool, very cool pic. Crazy, very crazy surfer.


33 posted on 11/14/2006 10:53:42 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Pharmboy
"The old man had a bit of his cosmic vision correct."

I read a critic say that his biggest problem was trying to explain everything.

34 posted on 11/14/2006 10:56:04 AM PST by blam
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To: Pharmboy

Earned, with interest. Not monetary interest, you understand, just intellectual interest. ;')


35 posted on 11/14/2006 10:59:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, November 13, 2006 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rockingham; Pharmboy

:') Well put.


36 posted on 11/14/2006 11:00:39 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, November 13, 2006 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam
That sums it up quite nicely.

One cosmological theory at a time, thank you very much.

37 posted on 11/14/2006 11:45:34 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: Ditter

Either on shore with a very long lens or riding on the back of a WaveRunner. Judging by the water in the foreground, I would go with the WaveRunner.


38 posted on 11/14/2006 12:03:13 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: Pharmboy

bump


39 posted on 11/14/2006 12:05:21 PM PST by VOA
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To: Pharmboy
I remember many years ago I wondered why geodes could be found in Tampa Bay. The area is not known for a volcanic past.

Apparently the geodes are from the Yucatan meteorite/asteroid event.
40 posted on 11/14/2006 12:54:13 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: SirKit

Cool beans ping! Take a look at this!


41 posted on 11/14/2006 4:49:14 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Pharmboy

bump


42 posted on 11/14/2006 6:00:18 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: Pharmboy

I recognize Chicxulub and Vredevoort, but what's that in Austrailia???


43 posted on 11/14/2006 6:09:02 PM PST by null and void ("Jihad" just means "[My] Struggle", but then again, so does "Mein Kampf"...)
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To: Pharmboy
Wow! Fascinatin' indeed.

As an aside, I wonder what the "scientific community" bases their "no impacts within the last 10,000 years" on???

44 posted on 11/14/2006 9:58:10 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Pharmboy
The circle over Idaho and Montana coincides with Yellowstone, Yes?
45 posted on 11/14/2006 10:05:22 PM PST by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I have read about symptoms of a major impact off the southeast coast of Australia in historic time.


46 posted on 11/14/2006 10:14:02 PM PST by zot (GWB -- the most slandered man of this decade)
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To: Rockingham
Velikovsky is not quite vindicated, but surely he is entitled to a chuckle now that "catastrophism" has gone mainstream.

I've thought that ever since Chicxulub was confirmed at the K-T boundary and when Shoemaker-Levy 9 smashed into Jupiter.

47 posted on 11/15/2006 1:19:01 PM PST by cogitator
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To: BushFault
Chevron caves of Atlantis.

48 posted on 11/15/2006 1:28:59 PM PST by evets (Beer)
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To: null and void
I recognize Chicxulub and Vredevoort, but what's that in Austrailia???

I was thinking Gosses Bluff, but a Web site says that original crater would be 22km in diameter, so that's (ahem) not big enough.

Earth Impact Database -- Australia

Looks like this must be the Acraman structure -- 590 mya, estimated 90 km diameter crater.

Google Earth -- Night Sky Observer

"Acraman, South Australia, Australia - The existence of this impact structure was deduced from the discovery of its ejecta layer within late Precambrian shales of the 590-million-year-old Bunyeroo Formation in the Adelaide geosyncline, South Australia. This layer contains abundant shocked quartz grains and small shatter cones. The ejecta were found in outcrops and drill cores over several hundred kilometers. These outcrops led scientists to the Acraman structure in South Australia, which was shortly thereafter confirmed as an impact structure, and as the source crater of the Bunyeroo impact ejecta layer. The diameter of the Acraman structure is at least 90 kilometers, with some outer arcuate features at 150 kilometers diameter. Impact ejecta have been found at distances of up to 450 kilometers from the Acraman structure. Wow! The center of the structure is occupied by the 20-kilometer-diameter, hexagonal Lake Acraman, a dry salt lake (white feature slightly left of the center). It is not quite clear if the semicircular Lake Gairdner and Lake Everard, which can be seen in the upper part of the image, are part of the impact structure or not. If they are, Acraman would have a diameter of about 160 kilometers." (The link to Acraman doesn't work here; use the Earth Impact Database map.)

49 posted on 11/15/2006 1:32:49 PM PST by cogitator
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To: bannie

Let me know if you find something about it. I'll let you know if I do.


50 posted on 11/15/2006 1:32:53 PM PST by hoppity
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