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Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

From: David Galvin <d.galvin.nul>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 06:08:00 +0000
Archived: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 21:34:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

>From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 08:56:10 -0400
>Subject: Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

>>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:21:01 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution


>>We really still don't know what killed off the dinosaurs, and
>until we do we can't really understand why some things lived
>through that extinction. Birds, fish, crocodilians, lizards,
>insects, small mammals, crustaceans,spiders, and many other
>groups of animals survived. I think the real question is not why
>did certain animals die out, but rather why did so many survive.
>This is the main weakness in the asteroid impact theory. If
>birds, which we now know are dinosaurs, survived, why not some
>other lines of dinosaurs? Why not dinosauroid evolution?

Hi all,

I recently attended the Perimeter Institute public lecture by
Jay Malosh (yeah, I've mentioned the Institute before, and no I
don't work for them).

Dr. Malosh argued convincingly that the K/T-event meteoroid that
hit the Yucatan area 65 million years ago blasted a huge amount
of ejecta into space. When the ejecta fell back to earth it
burned up in the atmosphere. The Earth's surface heated up like
the interior of a pizza oven.

What is mind-boggling is that within _hours_ (_not_ eons, _not_
millennia, _not_ years or even months!) virtually all life on
the surface of the planet was incinerated. The only land animals
to survive were those small enough to burrow into the ground or
fortunate enough to find refuge in caves or elsewhere. Sulphur
from the meteoroid strike acidified the oceans. Smoke, dust and
aerosolized sulfur blocked the sun and created a years-long
global winter.

A truly nightmarish scenario! The lecture is well worth hearing
for yourself. If it's not on the PI website by now it will be in
due course.


David Galvin

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