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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?


Rob Meyerson

"Oh my God!  They've killed Kenny!"
              -South Park