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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Theories New and Old 

Conventional wisdom has for some time held that the dinosaurs were exterminated by environmental cataclysm due to a asteroid's collision with the Earth, hitting the Yucatan Peninsula, 65.3 million years ago.

A new study has been published claiming that the dinosaurs lived on about 300,000 years after that, and were finally done in by the volcanic aftermath of an asteroid colliding with western India.

Needless to say, this is controversial, and therefore entertaining for those of us with a vague, I'd-like-to-know-but-am-not-holding-my-breath interest in paleobiology.

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