In the context of an interesting exchange of messages with a good friend, I was struck by one of his comments about the glacial erratic theory and Stonehenge. I'll quote his words: "........ to be honest, I thought that this had been knocked on the head decades ago."
When I had calmed down, I got to thinking about where these myths come from -- and of course I recalled that the scientific establishment has been using this sort of argument for years, as a means of eliminating dissent and silencing mavericks. What it does is to simply say "Well, it is scientifically accepted that ....." or "........ the scientific consensus shows that......." without ever giving us chapter and verse. And having said it once, you repeat it over and again until it becomes a sort of mantra. Others pick it up and do the same. If you repeat a falsehood often enough it becomes accepted as the truth. The Royal Society does it. They all do it -- including the archaeology establishment. So my friend clearly genuinely believes, on the basis of chats with his colleagues, that the glacial erratic theory has been "disproved" years ago. By whom? Nobody quite seems to know........ so it is assumed that it has been disproved by "the scientific consensus" -- a faceless and anonymous phantom.
When you look at it in detail, what is this "scientific consensus" on the glacial erratic theory being knocked on the head? Well, it is not a consensus at all. Who are the key players? They are HH Thomas, Atkinson, Scourse and Green. One geologist, one archaeologist, and two geomorphologists who are often mistakenly referred to as glaciologists. I have repeatedly shown that their evidence is as flawed as their arguments. On the other hand, those who have argued for the glacial theory include Jehu, Kellaway, Williams-Thorpe, Burl, and yours truly. And if you look at the manner in which the evidence on the ground is interpreted, there is even less of a consensus.......
So, if anybody out there is listening, and if you hear somebody trotting out the nonsense that there is a "scientific consensus that the glacial erratic theory is dead", just challenge him or her by asking what the basis of that so-called consensus might be, and by asking for the evidence upon which it is based.