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Re: Theories on the extinction of dinosaurs
In a message dated 11/23/99 8:35:56 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< I consider this statement to be far too strong given the present state of
the evidence. It was probably the *final* causative factor, but that in
itself does NOT make it the >primary< cause. >>
Without the asteroid impact, I assert that there would have been no mass
extinction, at worst a series of typical, ordinary extinctions stretching way
into the Cenozoic. This, as far as I'm concerned, makes it the primary cause.
There is no other remotely plausible candidate/theory for primary cause.