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Re: Book Review: Poinars': "What Bugged the Dinosaurs? Insects, Disease, and Death in the Cretaceous"



they discovered that the dinosaur blood

!!!

Too bad DNA doesn't last that long... really too bad. <sigh>

Had disease, parasitic infestation, and competition with insects already set
them on a path toward extinction?

This is so silly. Had disease, parasitic infestation, and competition with insects already set the _ammonites_ on a path toward extinction? _And_ the cheirolepidiacean conifers? Obviously not. Why are there still people who try to explain the extinction of "the dinosaurs" by trying to explain the extinction of "the dinosaurs"?


Sounds like a great book. That's one more reason the authors shouldn't have evaded common sense (never mind the lack of evidence for a decline).