Lightning Fries Impact Theory
July 18, 2017
A signature in rock that was thought to come from extraterrestrial impacts could have been caused by plain old lightning. “Impact Geologists, Beware!” That’s the headline of a short paper in Geophysical Research Letters by H. J. Melosh of Purdue. His subtitle is, “A Cautionary Tale for Impact Geologists.” Why the alarm? Another “proxy” for […]
More Reasons to Doubt Consensus
June 17, 2017
Recent scientific papers cast doubt on the ability of researchers to understand systems as complex as climate.
Cave Climate Conclusions Compromised
December 22, 2016
Widely used to infer past climates, isotope measurements from stalactites and stalagmites in caves can mislead researchers.
Geology Fail: The Problem with Proxies
June 25, 2015
Using an observable data set as a stand-in for a theoretical model can be misleading, as several new geology papers illustrate.