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Re: Theories on the extinction of dinosaurs




On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> Perhaps the situation is like that of the heart patient who is shot to death. 
> He was at death's door already, but the cause of death is still the gunshot.

Horner made a point against this.  The last passenger pigeon was
killed (I think) by pneumonia.  Saying they became extinct because of
pneumonia may be technically true, but it is a rather shallow statement.