A New Human Sense –“Sapiens can Detect Changes in Earth’s Magnetic Fields”

Earth's Magnetic Fields


“Our animal ancestry argues that geomagnetic field sensors should also be there representing not the sixth sense but perhaps the 10th or 11th human sense to be discovered,” says Caltech geobiologist Joseph Kirschvink. Now, evidence has been found that humans are able to unconsciously detect changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields, according to scientists at Caltech and the University of Tokyo.


“The Day the Earth Changed” –Unveiled by a Young 31-Kilometer-Wide Greenland Crater


Greenland Hiawatha Crater


“It’s much more extreme than I ever thought,” said UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus, James Kennett, about signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch known as the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, which postulates that a fragmented comet slammed into the Earth close to 12,800 years ago, causing rapid climatic changes, megafaunal extinctions, sudden human population decrease and cultural shifts and widespread wildfires.


Mystery of the Missing Craters –“Implications for History of Life”

Pingualuit Impact Crater


There does not seem to be enough craters on our planet from ancient epochs — just 190 confirmed worldwide. Recent research suggests that geologists cannot find more big dents in Earth’s surface because they were never there, an unexpected finding because there is no obvious explanation for why the number of asteroids or comets would jump around the end of the Paleozoic era before the rise of the dinosaurs, but long past the chaotic bombardment during the early days of the solar system.


“Occam’s Razor” –Stickiness of Early Earth’s Surface & the Emergence of Life


Origin of Life


Occam’s Razor rules! A University of Oslo team discovered the most straight-forward and plausible explanation so far for the origin of life on Earth with the simplest assumptions.


“The Last Dinosaur” –‘Asteroid Impact or Lava Flows and Deadly Gases’


Mass Extinction


“Everyone has heard that the dinosaurs died from an asteroid hitting the Earth,” said Princeton geoscientist Blair Schoene. “What many people don’t realize is that there have been many other mass extinctions in the last 500 million years, and many of them coincide with large volcanic outpourings.” The thousands of tons of lava would have killed anything living nearby, but the gases reached around the world.


“Global Cooling” –Shock of Rapid Climate Change Ended Dinosaur Epoch

End of the Dinosaur Epoch


“The cold would have been a shock from which most creatures would never have recovered, disappearing entirely from the fossil record: literally, a mass extinction.”


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