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Re: Reuters news items

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, James R. Cunningham wrote:

> A contrary opinion.
> http://www.apnet.com/inscight/07202000/graphb.htm

This is a grossly inaccurate article.

   Although scientists don't yet know
   the cause, a report in the 21 July issue of Science indicates that it
   was a single cataclysmic event rather than a series of catastrophes.

The paper says nothing of the sort.  In fact, it seems to go out of its way
NOT to say this.  The only conclusion of the paper is that there is evidence
for an impact event in the Permian-Triassic Boundary.  The press release
from UWash and today's NASA press conference were even more explicit.  The
press release says, "The collision wasn't directly responsible for the
extinction but rather triggered a series of event ...".

Mark Perew  <perew@freeshell.org>
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