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Re: Extinction scenarios




On Wed, 19 Aug 1998 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> Let's put it this way: in the case of the passenger pigeon with the cold,
> overhunting was more than 99.999% responsible, and the cold was less than
> 0.001% responsible.

Just a reminder to those using Horner's passenger pigeon analogy.  Horner
is saying that various causes have withered down non-avian dinosaurs to
the point of extinction.  And the last passenger pigeon's killer is the
_bolide_.