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Re: dinosaur survived past asteroid impact
> And while I am at it, I hate it when news articles are 10
> or 15 years behind the times
Of course the first sign they are behind the times, is not mentioning that the
bird lineage of dinosaurs did survive (which could be used to argue its
plausible others survived for a while as well, kind of like non cynodont
synapsids did linger on for a while after the permian extinction, and how
Temnospondyls lingers on as late as the cretaceous in Australia)
Here is another article behind the times:
They talk about theories that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a super volcano
in that one... their link it to a story about the Permian extinction...
Faux (err I mean Fox) news had an article about a year back on volcanos and the
permian extinction (I believe it dealt with a particular type of coal dating
from that time possibly causing extra health issues in china when burned)....
And then it went on to discuss how these finding caused a "controversy" as the
accepted cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs was a meteor.
The writer couldn't be bothered to do a little research and find out that there
were about 200 million years separating the events they were mentioning.