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Re: ?Latest paper on the extinction of dinosaurs in North America
> Dont' get me wrong. I believe that the mass extinction (particularly the
> terrestrial portion) was abrupt and that it was probably caused by an
> impact. I just think that it is hard to prove scientifically.
Pearson et al. seem to agree, and that's IMHO why they only write "is
consistent with" rather than, say, "shows" -- they imply that they've tried
to falsify the hypothesis of an abrupt extinction and have so far failed.