Sunday, November 15, 2009

Terrestrial Evidence of Atomic Holocaust

"And it may be supposed to result in the greatest changes to the human beings who are the inhabitants of the world at the time. ... And animals, as we know, survive with difficulty great and serious changes of many different kinds when they come upon them at once. ... Hence there necessarily occurs a great destruction of them, which extends also to-the life of man; few survivors of the race are left, and those who remain become the subjects of several novel and remarkable phenomena ...." -- Plato, philosopher, The Statesman, 360 B.C.

"Our research indicates that the entire Great Lakes region (and beyond) was subjected to particle bombardment and a catastrophic nuclear irradiation ...." -- Richard B. Firestone, chemist, March 2001

Firestone, R.B., and Topping, W., Terrestrial Evidence of a Nuclear Catastrophe in Paleoindian Times, The Mammoth Trumpet, Volume 16, Number 2, Pages 9-16, Mar 2001

The enormous energy released by the catastrophe at 12,500 yr B.P. could have heated the atmosphere to over 1000°C over Michigan, and the neutron flux at more northern locations would have melted considerable glacial ice. Radiation effects on plants and animals exposed to the cosmic rays would have been lethal, comparable to being irradiated in a 5-megawatt reactor more than 100 seconds.

The overall pattern of the catastrophe matches the pattern of mass extinction before Holocene times. The Western Hemisphere was more affected than the Eastern, North America more than South America, and eastern North America more than western North America. Extinction in the Great Lakes area was more rapid and pronounced than elsewhere. Larger animals were more affected than smaller ones, a pattern that conforms to the expectation that radiation exposure affects large bodies more than smaller ones. Sharp fluctuations of 14 C in the Icelandic marine sediments at each geomagnetic excursion are interesting; because global carbon deposits in the ocean sediments at a rate of only about 0.0005 percent a year, a sudden increase in sediment 14 C may reflect the rapid die-off of organisms that incorporated radiocarbon shortly after bombardment.

Massive radiation would be expected to cause major mutations in plant life. Maize probably evolved by macro-mutation at that time [except that it's 80,000 years old], and plant domestication of possibly mutated forms appears worldwide after the Late Glacial period. For example, there was a rapid transition from wild to domesticated grains in the Near East after the catastrophe. ...

Much of what we assume about the Paleoindian period and the peopling of the Americas has been inferred from conventional radiocarbon chronology, which often conflicts with archaeological evidence. This work mandates that conventional radio-carbon dates be reinterpreted in light of hard terrestrial evidence of exposure of the radiocarbon samples to a cosmological catastrophe that affected vast areas of North America and beyond. A nuclear catastrophe can reset a group of unrelated artifacts to a common younger date, creating gaps and false episodes in the fossil record.


KV said...


Why do you refer to possibly natural events as holocaust? Is holocaust acceptable to you? Especially, what Hitler did? Are you a closet sympathizer of what? Nazis? Jews?

OilIsMastery said...

Holocaust comes from the Greek ὁλόκαυστον which means "whole burnt."

Quantum_Flux said...

weird idea, but possible though

KV said...


So do some Buddhist monks in protest, but nobody calls they holocausted!

When one uses words inappropriately, it indicates disfunctional thought processes. This is really a Lilly time, or a consultation with somebody serious in medical profession.

Big Al said...

Do you think that the necessary radiation could have come from a nearby super nova? Or some type of explosion within the solar system? This would seem more plausible.

Raptor Lewis said...

I disagree that as the Earth gradually warmed, the glacial ice at the end of the Pleistocene receded. Interesting idea, though. :) I mean, it just seems bizarre when the glacial ice receded it produced the same effect as your Atomic Catastrophe idea. :)

OilIsMastery said...

Big Al,

This was only 12,500 years ago. However, if the dating is wrong then anything is possible.

The late and great Tom Van Flandern said he traced the orbits of all the comets in our system back in time, and 3 million years ago they all had the same point of origin, namely an exploded planet in between Mars and Jupiter.

Yet more evidence for interplanetary warfare and celestial weapons.

It's also possible that radiation from worlds in collision was the cause, e.g. radiation from Venus's cometary tail.

This would also explain the plagues and the Hebrew Exodus.

Arie Sheyn said...

"The Shoah" is what many Jews call the "Holocaust". "Holocaust" refers to a burnt offering made to a "Greek god", and to some Jews this is insult on top of injury.

Karl Marx advocated a genocidal "revolutionary holocaust" in his perfect utopia... which is where Hitler got the idea.

"The classes and the races too weak to master the new conditions of life must give way… They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust" - Karl Marx


Can anyone explain the "palm tree" shape of the great lakes? :)

john a. bailo said...

This fits in with the data about cancer in the Northeast -- especially the "cancer corridor" through New Jersey and upstate New York, where incidents of cancer are an order of magnitude higher than elsewhere.