I was talking to somebody at a party the other day. He said he visited the MPP dig at Rhosyfelin during the summer, and embarked upon a little conversation with the boss himself. He had the temerity to mention the possibility that the bluestones at Stonehenge might have been carried by ice, only to receive the rebuff: "Forget it. That theory has been comprehensively dismissed."
If I had been there I think I might have pressed a bit, and asked (ever so politely) "By whom? When? And on what basis?" But unfortunately (or fortunately) I was elsewhere at the time.
But it does make me angry that a senior academic who clearly knows nothing about glaciation and the work of ice should pontificate in this fashion and should appear to have a closed mind on the matter, simply because it is inconvenient to the fantasy world which he has created around Stonehenge and Rhosyfelin.
Anyway, for those who do not know what to think, here is another little reminder of what ice is capable of. Grundvigskirken again, in the inner reaches of Scoresbysund, East Greenland. And just round the corner is Nordvestfjord, the biggest fjord in the world, in which the ice has cut into the ancient landscape so deeply that one can measure 11,000 feet from plateau surface to fjord bottom.
Professor MPP, you underestimate the capabilities of glacier ice at your peril!