[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
AW: Did the Deccan Do it?
> A forthcoming paper in the Journal of
> the Geological Society presents evidence that the Chicxulub
> crater predates the Late Cretaceous extinction event by
> 300,000 years. Other causes, such as Deccan volcanism, may
> be the culprit. A popular account may be read at:
That is basically closing a small hole by tearing open a huge crater next to
it. For it begs the question: if this is correct, why did the K-Pg impact(s)
have such a marginal impact?
It practically *forces* special pleading (namely that Chicxulub was in some way
"different" from all other large bolide impacts), and this is not a good way to