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Re: Could insects have caused dinosaur extinctions?
Now that's impressive. From 'insects may have used chemical weapons during
the Mesozoic' to 'insects may have helped drive dinosaurs to extinction'.
An olympic pole-vaulter would be envious of such a leap.
wasn't that the premise behind the book "Dust" a while back? the insect
populations undergo periodic drops, causing mass extinctions by the chaos of
other critters (ie spiders and bats) trying to fill insect niches.
And who thinks of the poor ammonites and mosasaurs and coccolithophores and
bennettites and whatnots?
side effects/casualties, obviously! they died off because there were no
A place for moms to take a break!