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RE: Armadillos at the K/T!
Ken, you ask if the bolide hypothesis isn't broken, why try to
I agree with you that a bolide is obviously the primary cause.
But when you look at how widespread and thorough the extinctions
were, all around the globe, can you be confident that a single
event with effects lasting for a comparatively brief time must
have produced them all?
That seems an assertion which requires proof more than the idea
that there was one primary cause and also a number of secondary
causes. Would the secondary causes (including egg predation)
have been sufficient? That's more unlikely than the bolide as
Because bolide-as-sole-cause cannot be falsified as compared
to bolide-and-secondary-causes, I'd argue that bolide-as-sole-cause
isn't a full scientific hypothesis. Now there's a statement
I'd appreciate your comments about!
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