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Re: predators for large animals?

> Incidentally, we are going to leave one hell of a record, since we 1) bury
> our dead; 2) erect massive monuments which also get preserved; 3) exist in
> numbers which rival or excel those of any other large vertebrate; and 4)
> record our presence in space and on other worlds (esp. the moon) where our
> artifacts might outlast life on Earth.  Any future paleo/archeologist is
> going to have a pretty damn good idea that we were tool users... ;-)
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.                                 
> tholtz@geochange.er.usgs.gov

I wonder if we've all thought about the underlying assumption this thread 

Are we just assuming this is our fate?

Jeez, how depressing...

Rod Taylor