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At 10:32 AM 3/24/00 -0800, dbensen wrote:
called) hit the Earth. It is possible that some unrelated crisis was
the dinosaurs and the asteroid finished them off, but that would be a
coincidence, perhaps too tremendous to be taken seriously.
Not when the other crisis factor is *independently* known to have occurred
at the same time!
We know, from evidence at least as good as for the impact, that the Deccan
volcanism *was* occurring across the K-T boundary. So, we *already* *know*
the coincidence *did* occur.
The question that remains is whether both factors together were necessary
to cause the full extent of the extinctions, or whether one of them was
What about that
theory that Earth passes through a cloud of space junk ever couple of million
The analysis that suggested this has been shown to be flawed. The apparent
periodicity was an artifact of how geological time is measured.
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