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Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 10:26:41 -0400
Archived: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 12:40:43 -0400
Subject: Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

>From: David Galvin <d.galvin.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 06:08:00 +0000
>Subject: Re: Binary/Convergent Evolution

>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.

By coincidence or serendipity I tuned in Nova Now on PBS last
night and they had a story about mass extinctions. Basically
they said asteroids hit the earth all the time in the past and
didn't cause mass extinctions or even much of a ripple in life's

They seemed to be leaning more toward some sort of viral plague
as the explanation, and then segued into a story about the
killer flu epidemic in 1918 and researchers who are studying how
that virus differed from ones around today.

You can find the program on the PBS website:


Bob Shell

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