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Re: Extinction (was Jurassic Intelligence)
From: Phillip Bigelow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> This begs a question, however:
> If "wide geographic distribution" =~ survival (or better odds of it), then
> doesn't this argue *against* world-wide catastrophism in most big
No, all it means is more chances to survive in at least *one* small
enclave of survival. (Look at survival patterns around Mt. St.
Helens - outside of the main ashfall, but *inside* the primary
blast zone, there were even stands of trees that survived - behind
protecting mountain ridges, and of course animals of many sorts
survived in these enclaves).
Locally distributed animals will simply have less chance of being in
a survival locality than one that is global, and is therefore already
*in* more places.
The peace of God be with you.