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Re: Vulcanism and impacts
>From: chartiem@ERE.UMontreal.CA (Chartier Michel)
> There is just one problem with this interpretation (and a major one).
> Paleontological evidence from the infra- and intertrappean beds of
> the Deccan strongly suggests that these started forming several million
> years before the end-Cretaceous impact.
Not just paleontological evidence: the traps started forming during
a normal magnetic polarity interval. The Yucatan impact, and the
extinction, occurred in a reversed polarity interval. This pretty
much proves the traps do not coincide with the impact without further
The peace of God be with you.