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Subject: Re: Mass Extinctions -- A Threat from Outer Space or Our Own Planet's Detox? Forwarded
From: "George"
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 22:33:19 GMT
Newsgroups: sci.astro
"Jan Panteltje" <pNaonStpealmtje@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
news:dupuj4$rm8$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> On a sunny day (Thu, 09 Mar 2006 11:28:02 -0500) it happened Andrew Yee
> <ayee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> <mIYPf.3459$xM2.244076@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
>>Press and Publications Office
>>University of Leicester
>>Leicester, U.K.
>>
>>09/03/2006
>>
>>Mass Extinctions -- A Threat from Outer Space or Our Own Planet's Detox?
>>
>>University scientists suggest extraterrestrial theories are flawed and
>>that more down to earth factors could have accounted for past mass
>>extinctions
>>
>>Earth history has been punctuated by several mass extinctions rapidly
>
>>wiping out nearly all life forms on our planet. What causes these
>>catastrophic events? Are they really due to meteorite impacts? Current
>>research suggests that the cause may come from within our own planet -- 
>
> Lookahere, we all know about Bush.
>

That's just great.  Perhaps you could inform us as to how many freckles he 
has on his arse.

>>Flood basalt eruptions are -- he says -- an alternative kill mechanism.
>>These do correspond with all main mass extinctions, within error of the
>>techniques used to determine the age of the volcanism.
>
> So maybe they were caused by the impacts?

Do you have any evidence that this was the case, or are you just 
speculating?

George 



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