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Diamonds tell tale of comet that killed off the cavemen
Guardian ^ | 5-20-07 | Robin McKie

Posted on 05/20/2007 4:50:33 PM PDT by Renfield

Fireballs set half the planet ablaze, wiping out the mammoth and America's Stone Age hunters

Scientists will outline dramatic evidence this week that suggests a comet exploded over the Earth nearly 13,000 years ago, creating a hail of fireballs that set fire to most of the northern hemisphere.

Primitive Stone Age cultures were destroyed and populations of mammoths and other large land animals, such as the mastodon, were wiped out. The blast also caused a major bout of climatic cooling that lasted 1,000 years and seriously disrupted the development of the early human civilisations that were emerging in Europe and Asia......

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: callingartbell; catastrophism; cavemen; clovis; clovisimpact; comet; diamonds; extinction; godsgravesglyphs; impact
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1 posted on 05/20/2007 4:50:34 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

Ping


2 posted on 05/20/2007 4:50:55 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield
Ping

Shouldn't that be "Bling"?

3 posted on 05/20/2007 4:54:02 PM PDT by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: Renfield

Bush’s fault?


4 posted on 05/20/2007 4:56:11 PM PDT by joonbug
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To: Renfield

Whoa!! An answer finally? What happened 11-12 thousand years ago? Killed the mammoths and rhinos? Created the muck in Alaska with billions of smashed up bodies frozen in the permafrost?

Couldn’t have been a comet. Must have been them Fred Flintstone type SUV’s!

BTW, man 10-15 thousand years ago would have been very similar to modern man. A bath, a suit, and a touch of aftershave and he coulda passed in the finest clubs.


5 posted on 05/20/2007 4:57:11 PM PDT by djf (Skulz wurk gud! My last Wopper was purfict!)
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To: Renfield

They even made a song about it:

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, But what a thrill
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire
I laughed at love ‘cause I thought it was funny
You came along and moved me honey
I’ve changed my mind, this Girl is fine
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire
[Great Balls Of Fire lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

Kiss me baby, ooooh feels good
Hold me baby, I’m gonna love you like a lover should
Your fine, so kind
Got to tell this world that your mine mine mine mine
I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I’m real nervous, but it sure is fun
C’mon baby, you’re driving me crazy
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!!


6 posted on 05/20/2007 4:58:16 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: Renfield

Does ALGORE know about this?

Meadow Muffin


7 posted on 05/20/2007 4:59:11 PM PDT by rwgal
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To: Squeako

Or KABOOM!


8 posted on 05/20/2007 4:59:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: djf
"

Couldn’t have been a comet. Must have been them Fred Flintstone type SUV’s!"

It was a Comet, a Mercury Comet what did it.

9 posted on 05/20/2007 5:02:21 PM PDT by Covenantor
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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine in
the History of Civilization

by Richard Firestone,
Allen West,
Simon Warwick-Smith


10 posted on 05/20/2007 5:02:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 18, 2007.)
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To: Renfield

That’s about right for the Araona Crater, but it’s also very close to when our last ice age ended.


11 posted on 05/20/2007 5:02:55 PM PDT by DBrow
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Did comet start deadly cold snap?
Canada.com | Monday, May 14, 2007 | Margaret Munro
Posted on 05/16/2007 6:00:33 PM EDT by Mike Darancette
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1834769/posts


12 posted on 05/20/2007 5:04:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 18, 2007.)
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To: 75thOVI; AFPhys; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; Avoiding_Sulla; BenLurkin; Berosus; Brujo; ...
 
Catastrophism
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13 posted on 05/20/2007 5:04:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 18, 2007.)
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To: Squeako
Shouldn't that be "Bling"?

Good one.

14 posted on 05/20/2007 5:05:08 PM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Renfield
...Killed off the caveman...

"You guys really ought to do your research."

15 posted on 05/20/2007 5:05:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Renfield; blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 24Karet; ...
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list. Thanks.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the
"Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list or GGG weekly digest
-- Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

16 posted on 05/20/2007 5:05:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 18, 2007.)
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To: dfwgator

Lol!


17 posted on 05/20/2007 5:07:09 PM PDT by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: Covenantor

Izzat one yours?


18 posted on 05/20/2007 5:07:25 PM PDT by djf (Skulz wurk gud! My last Wopper was purfict!)
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To: SunkenCiv
10,000 years ago there was more civilization on this planet than simply “cavemen”.
19 posted on 05/20/2007 5:07:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: djf

Well, he could have “passed”, but most likely for a very swarthy individual with a serious digestive problem when it came to milk and milk byproducts.


20 posted on 05/20/2007 5:10:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dfwgator

ROFL!
susie


21 posted on 05/20/2007 5:10:33 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, if I’m not mistaken, that’s about when agriculture started.
susie


22 posted on 05/20/2007 5:11:14 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Renfield

Wouldn’t it be cool if this happened to California and Mexico ?


23 posted on 05/20/2007 5:11:32 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: dfwgator

So easy to figure it out a cave man could do it.


24 posted on 05/20/2007 5:11:37 PM PDT by mtg
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To: Renegade

May I please have about two years advance warning?

FRegards,
Ben (in L.A. County)


25 posted on 05/20/2007 5:13:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: djf
"Izzat one yours?

Nah...but I had a girlfriend once that had one just like that, but I just don't know where they got that fireball thing.

26 posted on 05/20/2007 5:14:41 PM PDT by Covenantor
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To: muawiyah

Just because I’m lactose intolerant, that doesn’t make me a caveman!

My lice might, but not my digestion!


27 posted on 05/20/2007 5:15:37 PM PDT by djf (Skulz wurk gud! My last Wopper was purfict!)
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To: Renfield

Perhaps the cause of the “Great Flood”?


28 posted on 05/20/2007 5:29:32 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: djf

or even purchase car insurance


29 posted on 05/20/2007 5:38:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it!)
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To: joonbug
And of course..."...women and children hit hardest..."
30 posted on 05/20/2007 5:38:45 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Renfield

Why would a comet explode above the earth?

Sounds a little fishy to me. Like a convenient excuse that cooling and warming are not natural cycles but occur due to outside influences.


31 posted on 05/20/2007 6:00:29 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Say NO to an illegal amnesty!!!)
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To: dfwgator

Comet killed these critters. Class is canceled for today!

:)

The funny thing is there are FReepers who think the earth only existed for 1/2 of this amount of time...
32 posted on 05/20/2007 6:04:39 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Why would a comet explode above the earth?

Probably exploded when in entered the dense lower atmosphere.

33 posted on 05/20/2007 6:05:32 PM PDT by ol' hoghead (He is not here; for he is risen.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“Why would a comet explode above the earth?”

They are mostly ice...with a bunch of rocks. it gets superheated due to atmospheric friction, some interior ice turns to gas, the gas expands, and it goes kablooey.

Kablooey is a scientific term, and stuff.


34 posted on 05/20/2007 6:06:13 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

Stuff - I understand. I think I can dredge “kerblooey” up from my chemistry classes.


35 posted on 05/20/2007 6:08:58 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Say NO to an illegal amnesty!!!)
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To: Renfield

Diamonds are forever..


36 posted on 05/20/2007 6:09:59 PM PDT by Silly (http://www.sarcasmoff.com)
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To: Renfield
Diamonds tell tale of comet that killed off the cavemen

Who's gonna notify that hillbilly flat earth creationist museum in Tennesee?

37 posted on 05/20/2007 6:11:59 PM PDT by Maynerd
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
And when it happens, if you are anywhere in the vicinity, you can say anything you want and no one will care.

Yup, they are that bad!

38 posted on 05/20/2007 6:24:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: djf
BTW, man 10-15 thousand years ago would have been very similar to modern man. A bath, a suit, and a touch of aftershave and he coulda passed in the finest clubs.

I am not so sure.

When I see old movies and photographs from the 1950's and before, Americans back then--even apart from clothing, hairstyles, and women's makeup--look different from current Americans.

Some of this could be diet and lifestyle. And some of it could be from mixing in a more diverse gene pool . . .

Still, I dunno. We might have evolved enough over the last 50+ years to be noticeable.

From my personal perspective, Americans, especially the women, got better looking up until the 1990's.

Since then, they seem to be getting uglier.

39 posted on 05/20/2007 6:40:14 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Age of Reason

Ten thousand years from now, scientists will conclude that a comet explosion wiped out spandex and big hair at the end of the 1980s. Humanity will be preceived as vastly better off because of it. :)


40 posted on 05/20/2007 6:52:40 PM PDT by sig226 (Where did my tag line go?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Even meteors routinely explode - it’s been actually observed.


41 posted on 05/20/2007 7:05:41 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Age of Reason
Getting uglier. They all look like homeless people. The dress code has gone to hell.
42 posted on 05/20/2007 7:06:06 PM PDT by kempo (blA)
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To: Renegade

I’d like some advanced notice, too.

(Silicon Valley)


43 posted on 05/20/2007 7:11:38 PM PDT by null and void (Who turned the clock? (Moved on or back) and what dark chill is gathering still before the storm?)
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To: Age of Reason
From my personal perspective, Americans, especially the women, got better looking up until the 1990's.

Since then, they seem to be getting uglier.

Caused, ironically enough, by something called feminism...

44 posted on 05/20/2007 7:13:41 PM PDT by null and void (Who turned the clock? (Moved on or back) and what dark chill is gathering still before the storm?)
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To: Strategerist
Even meteors routinely explode - it’s been actually observed.

I've seen it. Once.

45 posted on 05/20/2007 7:20:09 PM PDT by null and void (Who turned the clock? (Moved on or back) and what dark chill is gathering still before the storm?)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Kablooey is a scientific term, and stuff.

One in a bazillion, will be a Kablooey! Most break apart from heat.

46 posted on 05/20/2007 7:44:11 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: skimbell

And of course...”...women and children hit hardest...”

You forgot minorities...


47 posted on 05/20/2007 8:15:13 PM PDT by joonbug
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To: Renfield

YEC INTREP


48 posted on 05/20/2007 10:50:54 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Renfield

Damn little info about the diamonds. I was going on a hunt.


49 posted on 05/21/2007 8:01:40 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: claudiustg

Jerry Lee Lewis is old enough to have been there to witness it.


50 posted on 05/21/2007 5:39:46 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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