Revisiting an Iconic Argument for Milankovitch Climate Forcing: Should the “Pacemaker of the Ice Ages” Paper Be Retracted? Part 2 | The Institute for Creation Research
 
Revisiting an Iconic Argument for Milankovitch Climate Forcing: Should the “Pacemaker of the Ice Ages” Paper Be Retracted? Part 2

In Answers Research Journal 9 (2016): 131-147

The “Pacemaker of the Ice Ages” paper by Hays, Imbrie, and Shackleton convinced the uniformitarian scientific community of the validity of the modern version of the Milankovitch hypothesis of Pleistocene ice ages. Spectral analyses performed on data from two Indian Ocean seafloor sediment cores showed prominent spectral peaks at periods corresponding to dominant cycles within the Milankovitch hypothesis. General reasons to question the validity of this iconic paper were presented in Part I of this series. In order to fully understand the methodology used by the paper’s authors, it is necessary to discuss some technical background material regarding Fourier transforms, the Blackman-Tukey method of spectral analysis, and statistical significance. Results from the first part of the Pacemaker paper are then reproduced.

Click here to read the full article text.

The Latest
NEWS
Fuel for Variation
There’s a lot more variation in animal populations than what evolutionists thought. Investigation by an international research team and the Leibniz...

NEWS
Strange Mammal “Bends and Even Breaks a Lot of Rules” of...
Evolution theory has been challenged yet again, this time in regard to a unique mammal fossil discovered in East Africa, “A team of 14 international...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Created in God's Image
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Weather
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Goldilocks Planet
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Space
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Horses, of Courses
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Amazing Creatures
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Kinds & Cats
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...

ACTS & FACTS
Kids Edition: Dinosaurs & Dragons
Hi, kids! We created a special Acts & Facts just for you! We hope you have fun doing the activities while learning how God designed creation...