Ms. K.M. wins this week's reader contribution blog with the following post:
Metrology and Chronology are the studies of measurement and time. Most people are not aware that all measurements are inherently subjective, subject to error, and require constant revision. The methods of modern science, beginning with Francis Bacon, have all been directed to reducing error in measurement, increasing the relevance of the data, and enabling more effective scientific models to develop. Metrology and chronology are important element in the foundations of empiricism and the scientific method itself. Joseph Farrell ably discusses the topic in his book, Grid of the Gods, written with Dr. Scott DeHart. How are we measuring? How can we assess when things happened? The paleoancient narrative seems highly subjective and more effective techniques continue to be developed and hopefully shared.
Nothing is as dicey as figuring out when events happened in the distant past. The Earth system is in constant motion. The environment of the Earth is dynamic, and this activity smudges the fingerprints of the past. Much has been written in the alternative science field about the origins of the Younger Dryas, a violent change in Earth weather that resulted in a rapid cooling of the Earth that lasted for about 1,000 years. It was a very short ice age. It has been difficult, even with a time span of only 12,000 to 14,000 years ago to fix a precise date for the event. The reigning alternative hypothesis is that a comet of some kind impacted the Earth. Some say that the object hit the Great Lakes region of the United States, wiping out nearly 40 species and dooming the Clovis civilization. We’ve heard a lot of excitement from able researchers like Mr. Graham Hancock and I applaud his efforts. At the same time, I must express skepticism on the comet theory; if only because the hole in the ground has not been identified with clarity. But work is ongoing.
A recent article in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry provides more textual evidence of the date by reference to Gobekli Tepe and astronomy. But the problem has never been the date. The problem has always been “the what.”
I think we will ultimately find that multiple events over about 100 years happened to trigger the Younger Dryas and the great melting. But what can explain all the data? Since we know that the Younger Dryas happened, further chronological precision may be unhelpful. The real question is what the triggering events were, the scientific narrative, if you will.
Many readers of Joseph Farrell’s work on the cosmic war will be familiar with Dr. Paul LaViolette, a physicist with a PhD in general systems theory. His unique background enables him to syncretize the various scientific disciplines and bring to bear all of the available information in an analogical way. One important book is his work, Earth under Fire. In it, he gathers all the best information he can from many dozens of sources and proposes that the effects of a massive explosion at the center of the Milky Way arrived to Earth about 13,500 years ago, which coincides quite nicely with the more recent research. His theory explains most of the data while the comet theory only explains some of it.
Since these events occurred within human memory it also is worthy to consider textual evidence - the stories, tablets, and monuments of the past, in order to glean new calibrations of what and when, as Mr. Hancock is so good at doing; a technique when employed by Dr. LaViolette is quite fruitful. The strongest evidence is for LaViolette’s galactic wave theory, and it still remains the most interesting and relevant theory when combined with real scientific data and properly-interpreted textual evidence provided by human memory.
The bias against human historical narrative, misconstrued through the lens of colonial arrogance, must end if we are to find the final answers to the mystery of the great catastrophe. My advice is to reject the comet theory as the sole trigger. The story is wider and deeper; understanding "Who are we?" "Where did we come from?" "Where are we going?" will be better answered if we extend our sights beyond the heliopause. An accurate historical record is the key element in humanity understanding itself.
It also might allow us to gain some predictive skill in galactic weather forecasting; which we need since those of us on the surface lack the underground cities of the government and the wealthy. The recent purple skies from the CME event in April 2017 as well as the Carrington event in 1859 should give anyone pause as the extent of our vulnerabilities on the surface. The cave cities in Turkey and tunnels throughout Europe seem like a better idea all the time.