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Inaccuracy in TV documentary shows (was: flowering plants)
Considine, Blaise <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What I
> seemed to get out of it was the theory that the advent of flowering
> plants in large part caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Is this
> for real, or was I hallucinating?
Stan Friesen <swf@ElSegundoCA.ATTGIS.COM> replied:
>It was real, once upon a time. Perhaps the show isn't as up-to-date
>as one would like.
These are the sort of not-up-to-date and not-well-researched things that
drive my up the wall! I generally like Carl Sagan, but when he says in
_Cosmos_ that dinosaurs died similtaniously with the appearence of
flowers, I cringe. (I also cringe in his book _Comet_ when he says that
_Dimetrodon_ died out with the dinosaurs!)