A follower of Earth-logs has brought to my attention a wide range of concerns regarding the veracity of the paper by Bunch et al in Nature Scientific Reports, which Earth-logs covered on 8 October 2021. The reactions are summarised by the Retraction Watch website (Criticism engulfs paper claiming an asteroid destroyed Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah Retraction Watch 1 October 2021). It seems that the Chief Editor of Scientific Reports is considering the issues that have been raised. Anyone who has downloaded and read the paper by Bunch et al will have noted the very large amount of data that it cites. It is alleged that there are flaws in the evidence, and that some of the figures may have been falsified. Some of the authors also contributed to the ‘airburst’ hypothesis for onset of the Younger Dryas, covered in Earth-pages several times, which uses similar data. More information can be accessed through Paul Braterman’s comments on the Sodom post
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Thanks for drawing attention to my remarks. I hope we will learn more in due course.