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Researchers associated with the comet research group have just published four new papers on micro-fractures in quartz, and how they can be used to diagnose cosmic impacts. The first paper is a detailed study linking shocked quartz to airbursts. The next three below apply this new understanding to the Younger Dryas impact specifically at Abu Hureyra, which is about 100 miles south of Gobekli Tepe.

The journal is also new - "Airbursts and cratering impacts". It was set up so that papers rejected by the "impact mafia" can still be fairly reviewed and published. The impact mafia is a determined group of researchers who are expert in the more well-established science of large ground impacts where the existence of a large crater makes the diagnosis of an impact obvious. By requiring the same kind of evidence for the diagnosis of all cosmic impacts, they are effectively preventing the diagnosis of lower-energy impact events, for example small ground impacts or large airbursts that significantly affect the ground, i.e. precisely the kind of impacts central to the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis. Inevitably, this leads to under-reporting of these smaller impact events. Parallels with the "Clovis first mafia" are apt.

This is what happens when established science is challenged by new results. Some researchers become entrenched in one way of thinking and make unreasonable demands on alternative interpretations. This is the situation now with the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis which challenges many areas of established science, including impact science, climate science, anthropology, palaeontology, archaeology, astronomy and archaeoastronomy. Remember, science is not about proof, it is about levels of confidence. When there is significant conflict, we should prefer to publish rather than block, and let the scientific community review the evidence for themselves. Let the scientific method establish the correct level of confidence through debate of the evidence.
Microstructures in shocked quartz: linking nuclear airbursts and meteorite impacts
Abu Hureyra, Syria, Part 1: Shock-fractured quartz grains support 12,800-year-old cosmic airburst at the Younger Dryas onset
Abu Hureyra, Syria, Part 2: Additional evidence supporting the catastrophic destruction of this prehistoric village by a cosmic airburst ~12,800 years ago
Abu Hureyra, Syria, Part 3: Comet airbursts triggered major climate change 12,800 years ago that initiated the transition to agriculture