Actually, this picture doesn’t have anything to do with the text, but we thought it looked cool. Copyright whomever we stole it from.
The PR office of some university announced the discovery of compelling new evidence that an extraterrestrial impact triggered a pronounced planetary cooling spell known as the Younger Dryas approximately 12.90512 thousand years ago, and ultimately led to the extinction of mammoths and those other things whatever they’re called as well the demise of distinctive Clovis Culture of North America. Although the Younger Dryas cold interval has been recognized by paleoclimatologists for decades, scientists (well, physicists mostly) have only recently proposed that a comet or asteroid might have been the culprit behind the global cooling. However, the theory has remained controversial…………………………………………………………….until now.
In a new study published in a scientific journal (you’ll have to figure out which for yourself we don’t “do” citations around here) a global team of experts have stumbled upon a surprising source of compelling evidence for the impact: the absence of compelling evidence.
“The complete lack of solid evidence for an impact at the Younger Dryas is pretty strong evidence that some type of cosmic cover-up has taken place here,” Jones says. Who is Jones? You probably haven’t heard of him, but he’s an authority on the subject trust me.
“Of course, we can only speculate as to the nature of the super-intelligent space/time faring entities at work here, but I’m going to go with Terminator style robots. I mean, we’ve seen this kind of thing before. We’re talking something like Tunguska but times, like, a bajillion. It was all like ‘sssssheeeew…….KA BOOM!!!!'” according to some other guy who wasn’t involved in the latest research but his e-mail came up when we Googled “comet killed the ice age mammoth dinosaurs.”
That other guy says more research is needed to confirm the non-findings, ” it’s scary stuff man, trippy, scary stuff. I am SO high right now.”
Source: some press release, I didn’t have time to actually read the paper.
An artist’s depiction of something that almost certainly happened, say scientists.