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Re: HOLOCENE (was: Re: Proposal:New Geologic Era)
On Wed, 4 Jun 1997 Pieter.Depuydt@rug.ac.be wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 11:02:28 -0500 (EST)
> > Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > From: "Michael D. Miller" <email@example.com>
> > To: Tetanurae@aol.com
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, brucethompson <email@example.com>
> > Subject: Re: HOLOCENE (was: Re: Proposal:New Geologic Era)
> > On Mon, 2 Jun 1997 Tetanurae@aol.com wrote:
> There is some currently held belief that we are now in the middle of
> a mass extinction (see for example Ward: 'The end of evolution' and
> Leakey: 'The fourth extinction), that in fact begun with the
> disappearance of the temperate and arctic zone megafauna.
> I don't want to talk doom, but if things keep going on this way and
> at this rate, we will mark a very impressive boundary in the
> geological/fossil record...
I recently got a look at Earth magazine April 1997 and the June issue of
Discover magazine yesterday and one of them had that topic featured.
Maybe we are on the edge of a mass extinction. Time will tell.