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Re: Discovery Impact Programs
Rob Meyerson wrote:
>From memory, the Deccan flows may be a couple of million years older
than the impact. Perhaps an early release of Dr. Isaac Asimov's
"thiotimoline" (however he spelled it)?
> 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
> Rob Meyerson
> "Oh my God! They've killed Kenny!"
> -South Park