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At 09:17 AM 2/18/98 +0100, Andreas Kolle wrote:
>In my opinion, these still solve little or nothing.
>1) Dinos froze to death. Why didn't the crocodiles? ...
>2)Same problem, besides I sincerely doubt that vulcanoes errupting
>was a new thing in the K/T period.
Volcanism wasn't new.
Flood type eruptions, however, had not occurred for many millions of years
previously. And the Deccan Traps are second only to the Siberian Traps (of
the Permo-Triassic boundary) in volume.
So, it is not merely the fact of volcanic eruptions, it is the existence of
a *temporally* *rare*, unusually voluminous type of eruptions across the
The closest we have today are the Iceland volcanics. (And it is
interesting to note, the Late Pliestocene/Holocene has been a time of
>3)Memory might serve me wrong, but I thought that pangea only was a
>jurassic phenomenon. However, it explains that some areas got cold,
>but others must have remained warm, ad why did they die?
Permian through Early Jurassic.
Still, much too early to have much to do with the K-T extinctions.
>4) Changes always happen. I doubt that no dino could adapt.
When rapid changes occur, *some* species adapt, some do not.
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