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Re: Jane shows Nanotyrannus is young T. rex + more news

On Sat, Oct 17th, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, I kind of hesitate to mention this one, but many Russian news

> services are carrying it...


> Here, in English, a new "theory" that an increase in gravity killed

> the dinosaurs, put forward by a Russian marine biologist....


> http://recentnewstechnology.blogspot.com/2015/10/scientists-gravity-crushed-all.html

Gravity-based theories for Mesozoic extinction have been around for decades, so 
they're hardly new as 
that article suggests. They've never been taken seriously by anyone with even 
the slightest background in 
science (or a modicum of plain common sense).

They fail to account for several things; such as why small-bodied species also 
became extinct, why marine 
reptiles would have been affected, and other minor quibbles like violating the 
laws of physics. :-)



Dann Pigdon

Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs

Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj