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Discovery Impact Programs
Last night, the Discovery Channel ran their programs on asteroid/comet impacts
all night long. In the middle of one of them, the narrator made a claim that I
have not heard before (and severely doubt). The program claimed that the
Deccan Traps Vulcanism (although the region was not named, but it was clear
what they were talking about) started *because* of the Chixculub Impact. They
claimed that the shock from the asteroid collision disrupted plate boundaries
and induced massive vulcanism. Is this merely "sensationalist-catastophism" or
is there actual evidence to back up these statements?
"Oh my God! They've killed Kenny!"