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The Centaur threat to Earth
A line of birds on the base of a pillar at Gobekli Tepe, courtesy of Travel The Unknown.
If you want to know why Centaurs pose the greatest cosmic threat to Earth and our civilisation, then you could try my new book 'Prehistory Decoded', available now from online booksellers.
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Has archaeology become a pseudo-science? A stone 'totem pole' found at Gobekli Tepe: image courtesy of Travel the Unknown
When I started out on this journey I never thought I would need to explain or justify the scientific method to any academic, let alone those members of an academic discipline ending in ‘ology’. But over the last few years, and particularly in recent weeks, it has become clear to me that there are, indeed, some academic disciplines, even some ostensibly scientific ‘ologies’ that have diverged so far from the scientific path that they are behaving more like religions. Since publishing our ‘cave art’ paper, I have received the views of a few archaeologists who, in my opinion, are behaving irrationally. Our cave art paper is clearly a perfectly normal scientific paper. We have a zodiacal hypothesis deduced from observations at sites like Gobekli Tepe and Catalhoyuk, and we perform a perfectly sensible and fair scientific test of our hypothesis using the best dat…
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Interview on BBC Radio Scotland Photo of cupules on the tops of pillars at Gobekli Tepe: image courtesy of Travel The Unknown
See here for my most recent interview on BBC Scotland, Newsdrive show, on Monday 14th Jan, at 1:54:05.
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Ancient Egyptian Gods Copy of Gobekli Tepe's Pillar 43 in Sanliurfa museum: photo courtesy of Alistair Coombs
If you want to know where the Ancient Egyptian gods came from, you could try my new book Prehistory Decoded.
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How old is Satan?
If you want to know how old Satan is, and how large he was initially, you could try my new book 'Prehistory Decoded'.
The splitting of comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 in 2006, observed with the Spitzer Space Telescope (image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/W. Reach (SSC/Caltech)).
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Proof This is the scientific proof of our zodiacal hypothesis. It is another representation of the data in our 'cave art' paper.
This plot shows the difference in the radiocarbon age and 'zodiacal age' for every recognisable animal symbol in western European Palaeolithic caves that has been carbon dated and belongs to our zodiac, and which has been peer-reviewed by an English-language research journal. It also includes 2 data points for stag/megaloceros symbols (not included in our initial zodiac), which are deduced to represent Aquarius from the radiocarbon age of a 3rd megaloceros symbol (not plotted - see an earlier blog post).

Where several measurements of the same animal symbol were made, their radiocarbon ages are averaged.

The open circles represent animal symbols for which 2 or more radiocarbon measurements have been made, but which are mutually inconsistent at the level of 3 standard errors. In our paper, we used 2 standard errors - here I am relaxing this co…