The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization
by Richard Firestone, Allen West and Simon Warwick-Smith
Book Summary by Noble. Augusta
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes (Bear & Co.)
is not a book for the faint of heart; it is true to its title.
In an easy to read manner, three vetted scientists bring ancient
myths and geological facts into, possibly, the most concise
picture of our planet's history ever presented.
These authors, one a nuclear scientist, one an international
scientific consultant, and one a field and mineral geologist,
along with some of their equally well-schooled friends, tell
a beautiful, seamless story of creation. They have accurately
collected ancient stories and myths of previous "worlds"
and met them with hard, geological facts. The result is a believable
validation of intrigue and drama that puts Creationists and
Scientists on equal footing.
Imagine a super-nova bursting 44,000 years ago, hurling its
debris and energies through space and into our solar-system.
According to the science presented, influence of this far off
and long-ago event has not yet stopped. Around the time of its
initial explosion, the magnetic field on this planet nearly
reversed itself and most of life on one whole continent ended.
This was just from that initial blast, light-years away. During
the next 28,000 years, as the middle of the blast surrounded
the earth, the effects blanketed our globe with a huge increase
of radio-carbon, wobbled the magnetic field into near reversal
several times, killed off most of the worlds mega-fauna, and
left some of the most interesting trace ever found.
At the level of Clovis-man, at about 13,000 years ago, something
happened that killed almost all life, then simply covered up
the remains. Each and every Clovis-site found was covered by
a thick blanket of dead algae and contained tiny metallic spheres
of cosmic origin measuring in the micro-millimeters.
These spheres, nearly invisible to the naked eye, rained down
at three to four thousand miles per hour! Imagine being safely
under a rock over-hang and seeing everything outside simply
collapse and die, for no apparent reason. These tiny spheres,
that have been found inside the skulls of now-extinct north-American
horses and deeply embedded in mammoth tusks tell of a terrible
When these microscopic ball-bearings collided with the Clovis-era,
nearly anything and anyone exposed, died. Those things that
remained alive were no more than a few cells of algae, which
quickly multiplied and spread over everything, creating the
thick black mat now found to cover an entire era. Once that
mat formed, no evidence of life appears again for thousands
Ancient myths and creation stories speak fire coming from the
sky, earth tremors, floods and few survivors. Those left to
tell of the horror began by saying that only a few people heard
the warnings of God and took action. After reading this amazing
collection of information, this author is left with an open
mouth, wondering if the troubles of the planet, the hurricanes
and floods and droughts are, again, the voice of God, warning
us of the arrival of the back-side of that super-nova of 44,000
years ago. Perhaps, a little work on trusting our own intuition
is in order, it may be our only defense.