Skip to comments.The Pleistocene Extinction
Posted on 07/25/2003 7:32:42 PM PDT by ckilmer
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What did GWB know about this and when did he know it?
Who / what was the intell source on this? Sounds to me like this administration has misled me!
Stephen Jay Goulds theory of "Punctuated Equilibrium" has completely displaced it.
This article is so out of date that the daring young Dr. Gould cited for his early articles, has since become one of the most famous Natural Scientists of all time, and has died of old age.
You must demand that George W Bush return the north pole to the Hudson river, where it belongs. The environment destroying Republicans and their Big Business allies must restore the previous state of nature.
Wow, this is fun. I'm going to become a liberal. Life is so much easier.
The most important question is, how much harder did this impact Pleistocene women and minorities?
Once you have an answer that fits both, then you have the answer to what happened.
Ok, I did.
955 returns on the search.
I spent 23 seconds (my limit - same limit I use for e-mail, by the way) scanning the first two links.
The first link said he was known as a bit of a crack pot.
Then, about 1950, they started mapping the ocean floor and discovered the mid-atlantic ridge. They finally had to accept his theory, but instead of calling it "Continental Drift", they called it "Plate Tectonics"
This did get my attention. I have had, and still do, a keen interest in geology - started when I moved into an area that was "hot" - Nevada - 20 some years ago.
I make no claims to expert knowledge, but I know enough that the Feds intent to carry on with Yucca Mountain is truly stupid. Several "go arounds" on this forum with other folks - all well east of here, curiously enough :) - that think all their nuclear waste should go to Nevada.
The ignorant are, sometimes, blinded by their stupidity.
As for your link, I thank you. Book marked and will be reading about soon.
When the idea that the current continental configuration was indeed "fluid" was first published - it was shunned.
Then it was proved. Pangea (sp ?) to what we have now - ever changing, etc.
Again, I am fortunate to live out west - where it's happening - seismically speaking.
I think there are about 20 people in this town that know there is an "extinct" volcano in the mountain range that borders the east side of this valley. Or know about the "Long Valley Caldera" on the California / Nevada border. The last time it blew it covered this area in 6" of ash - and that event was not all that long ago, in geologic terms.
I poked fun with my first post. No offense intended. I do apprecitate the link you sent.
Well thank you for the invite - but I have to decline - for health reasons.
Seems that awhile back they found evidence (trees buried under several feet of sand) of some rather sizeable tsunamis in your locale.
Tsunamis are a given fact if you live close to the ocean. The problem with your area was that they found this evidence about 100 miles inland from the coast.
I may not be the brightest bulb in the "illumination" scheme but that tells me there was one hell of shake immediately off your coast.
Indeed, evidence points to repeated occurances of these events. Tick..tick..tick.
Your player is the Juan De Fuca plate. As - literally - opposed to the North Amercian and Pacific plates.
As a matter of fact, there is a new and growing volcano not too far off shore from you folks - forget the name they gave it - but of very high interest.
Of course we can't ignore the stuff to your west - Mt Hood, Mt Baker, Mt St Helens, etc.
The Rim of Fire.
What does not get enough publicity is the fact that the more these volcano's age, the less stable they become. Acidity from the volcanic gasses literally turn stone into clay.
Nevada ranks second in the "thin-ness" of the outer crust - what my house sits on. This state is literally being pulled apart - like you pull a pizza dough to spread it thin.
Again, thank you for the invite but I think I'll be staying here.
Landers - stero speakers suspended from ceiling swaying, water in my pool - side to side waves - spilling out. I have a water bed. I was ready to bitch at the wife, "what the heck you doing over there?", when I noticed she was still asleep.
Won't be long before San Fran is in Alaska!!! Ha.
I was in the North Ridge earthquake back in '94. We had numerous small earthquakes in the 2 range off the coast of Santa Monica for a couple of weeks before it hit. Not to get you worried or anything...8-)
Are you from / in the north west? Not that that is important. Just curious.
People freaked about Mt St Helens when it blew. That was nothing but a sparkler show in a serious fireworks demonstration.
Mt Mazama. That was big. Memory - probably wrong - tells me that event was about 11,000 years ago. Yellowstone National Park. That was big - several times. A caldera of huge proportions - and now growing - again. Reload.
I have not heard of Steen Mountain - it has actually been several (5 -6) years since I've been actively looking / reading. etc.
Have you been to Idaho - Craters of the Moon, etc? Snake River Plateau, etc?
Several documented cases of the the magnetic fields completely flip-flopping. All from looking at lava. Amazing stuff.
My theory is that Noah prefered to take the 2 foot beavers into his ark, instead of the 6 foot variety, they would take up less space and less food.
Although it is not necessary to believe that Noah had dinosaurs on the ark, the flood theory would certainly explain why all the dinosaurs died out in one generation.
Besides satisfying why the little dinosaurs did not survive with the big ones, you also have to account for everything else that did survive. Eg, crocidiles,turtles, and ants and cockaroaches, etc which everyone agrees were concurrent with the dinosaurs.
Again, the flood theory holds up. After the flood, only those reptiles who "hid" their eggs(by burying them ) e.g. crocidiles would survive, because the mammels let loose from the ark would quickly eat up any dinosaur eggs lying around on top of the ground- thus all dinosaurs which layed eggs on top of the ground died out in one generation - didnt matter if they were big dinosaurs or little ones.
The meteor theory which said that big dinosaurs could not find food, does not account for why the little dinosaurs which required very little food also died out. A world wide disaster which resulted in little vegetation does not explain why tiny dinosaurs survived.
As far as why we think the earth "appears" to be so old, is because you cant make a mountain in one day, and make it look like it is one day old.
One single minute after a mountain was made, it "looked" a billion years old, not a day. One second minute after Adam was made he looked like a 30 year old male, not a one second old male. There is no way to make a 30 year old male appear to be only one second old.
It has been calculated by many scientists how much deposits we have in the ocean and how deep the sediment is. We also have calcuated how much deposits are run off into the ocean each year. From that we can calculate how long the oceans have been around by adding up the yearly deposit runoff until we get the total deposits in the ocean.
Nearly all minerals and deposits calculations add up to between 5000 and 10000 years of runoff.
What actually happened, says that all the little mammels lived, all the little male animals got to mate with the female animals, and all the big mammels eventually died out, regardless of food source or living conditions - that is contrary to the obvious in who survives and who doesnt when brute force determines who takes over making the dam and who gets to mate with female beavers.
Burrow and den dwellers are acustomed to low oxygen levels. It's possible 6 ft beavers denned in more open areas, while their 2 ft cousins denned in a more familliar enclosed lodge.
I find it fascinating that the North American cows (bison) and the goats (deer and antelope) survived where the camel and horse did not.
I'm guessing here. Camel and horse are almost exclusively flatlanders - low altitude. Goats deer and antelope also dwell in mountains - high altitude. If there is a drop in oxygen levels the high altitude critters could move down hill to an area with higher partial pressure of oxygen. Flatlanders are stuck, no place to go to get enough air, they can't run far, think clearly, etc...
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