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Size and Extinction

On Mon, 17 Feb 1997, Larry wrote:

> All species eventually
> become extinct, and that extinction does not necessarily equate with
> failure.
I'm not so sure that extinction is not a failure.  It seems, no matter 
how catastrophic the event might be, that extinction is the inability to 
ADAPT to the changing situations.  I think that insects give us a very 
good look at what is successful and what is not.  Granted, though, some 
extinct species were very successful, but it was their failure to adapt 
that made them the target for extinction, whether they were being forced 
to adapt quickly or within a long period of time.

By the way.  Get prepared for May 26.  "The Lost World" (Jurassic Park 
II) will be out in the theatres!