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The Generation of Mega Glacial Meltwater Floods and their Geologic Impact

A new theory explains how mountain-sized waves of glacial meltwater could have been produced during the last ice age. In a paper published last month in the journal Hydrology: Current Research, Paul LaViolette describes how immense waves of glacial meltwatercould have been produced on the surface of the North American and European ice sheets during periods of excessive climatic warmth when the ice sheet surface was melting at an accelerated rate.
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Earth Engulfed by Superconducting Interstellar Dust Particles During the Last Ice Age

Paper finally published after 30+ year journal battle ordeal. Samples retrieved from the ice age portion of the Camp Century, Greenland ice core show evidence that a major cosmic dust incursion episode occurred 49,000 years ago, the largest to occur in the past several hundred thousand years. Dr. Paul LaViolette, director of the Starburst Foundation, a New York based research institute, has found that over a period of at least 6 years, interstellar dust was entering the Earth’s atmosphere at up to 100,000 times that of the current cosmic dust influx rate. He presents this discovery in a paper that that is appearing in the December 1st issue of Advances in Space Research.
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Evidence for a solar cause to the Pleistocene mass extinction

Close to the end of the last ice age there was a sudden disappearance of many mammalian species which some paleontologists say was the most severe since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. In North America 95 percent of the megafauna became extinct, these being predominantly mammals having body weights greater than 25 to 50 kilograms. But even small animals were affected, as in the disappearance of 10 genera of birds. Although North America was most affected, it had a severe impact also in Europe, Siberia, and South America.
The cause of the extinction has long remained a mystery. Theories that have been put forth have ranged from overkill by North American paleolithic hunters to the impact of a large comet or swarm of meteors. But all have been shown to have serious flaws. Now, Starburst Foundation researcher Dr. Paul LaViolette has found evidence that this mysterious die off may have had a solar flare cause.
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Early prediction of Pioneer anomaly challenges energy conservation law

The “unexplained” phenomenon known as the “Pioneer effect” or as the “Pioneer anomaly” is a direct confirmation of the effect that LaViolette had sought. As LaViolette notes in his paper which appeared recently in the journal Physics Essays, the frequency blueshift observed in Pioneer spacecraft maser signal data was within two standard deviations of the amount he had predicted as early as 1980.
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Mammoth Extinction Better Explained by Giant Solar Flares

An active Sun and increased comet bombardment triggered by a Galactic cosmic ray volley may have led to the extinction of the mammoth about 13 thousand years ago according to research conducted by astrophysicist Paul LaViolette of the Starburst Foundation.
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Nonrandom Alignments of Pulsars – May Indicate Intelligent Design

Since 1967, astronomers have been receiving and cataloging very precisely timed radio pulses coming from sources they call pulsars. They have long assumed these to be natural sources, exotic spinning stars that emit laser-like radio beams that sweep through space much like lighthouse beams. However, astrophysicist Dr. Paul LaViolette has found strong evidence indicating that these beacons may instead be of intelligent origin. He presented some of his findings at the January 2000 Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Findings Validate Radial Model of Galactic Center Cosmic Ray Propagation

Radio telescope observations of Sagittarius A*, the luminous radio source at the center of the Milky Way, confirm a cosmic ray theory proposed in 1983 by Dr. Paul LaViolette. Speaking on January 13th at the 195th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Dr. G. Bower, and his coworkers H. Falcke and D. Backer, reported finding that the synchrotron radio emission from Sagittarius A* was primarily circularly polarized, rather than linearly polarized like most other sources.
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    The Generation of Mega Glacial Meltwater Floods and their Geologic Impact

    A new theory explains how mountain-sized waves of glacial meltwater could have been produced during the last ice age. In a paper published last month in the journal Hydrology: Current Research, Paul LaViolette describes how immense waves of glacial meltwatercould have been produced on the surface of the North American and European ice sheets during periods of excessive climatic warmth when the ice sheet surface was melting at an accelerated rate.
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