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Re: Theories on the extinction of dinosaurs
At 12:55 19-11-1999 -0500, you wrote:
>On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
>> Perhaps the situation is like that of the heart patient who is shot to
>> 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.
When there is only one specimen of a species left, technically the species
is already extinct!