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RE: Mammoths hit from space...



Hi
Isn't it a bit odd that out of the millions of years mamouth's were around,
they happen to have found tusks from 8 that were alive at that exact moment
and at exactly the right position in a single shop?

It's a bit of a shot in the dark - even if you do assume the tusks could
have been lying there for 22,000 years.

Christian Darkin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
Jeff Hecht
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2007 8:00 PM
To: rtravsky@uwyo.edu; dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Mammoths hit from space...


At 9:06 AM -0700 12/17/07, Richard W. Travsky wrote:
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7130014.stm
>
>Has picture showing better what this actually amounted to...

That's very interesting, but the eight mammoth tusks they have all date from
35,000 years ago, long before the extinction and the purported impact 13,000
years ago. The BBC rather lamely suggests that all those tusks just happened
to be lying around 22,000 years after the mammoths died when the object hit.
I suspect there's another explanation. 

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