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Humans to Blame for Extinction? - Not Necessarily So ...
Science News ^ | July 21, 2009 | Science News

Posted on 07/21/2009 1:09:33 PM PDT by George - the Other

"These findings are inconsistent with the alternative and already hotly debated theory that overhunting by Clovis people led to the rapid extinction of large mammals at the end of the ice age, the research team argues in the PNAS paper."

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; clovis; clovisimpact; comet; extinction; godsgravesglyphs; impact; overhunting
This latest discovery flies in the face of the "blame-mankind-for-everything" crowd.

George

1 posted on 07/21/2009 1:09:34 PM PDT by George - the Other
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping, sir.


2 posted on 07/21/2009 1:10:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (The UN has never won a war, nor a conflict, but liberals want it to rule all militaries.)
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To: George - the Other

“rapid climate change”... and cheap cigarettes...


3 posted on 07/21/2009 1:11:14 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: George - the Other
These animal species survived numerous successive ice ages and warmings without extirpation, but disappeared immediately after the introduction of humans with spears. So, I'm still with Bill Diamond, Charles Kay, and many others.
4 posted on 07/21/2009 1:13:43 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: xcamel

Yup, cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women.


6 posted on 07/21/2009 1:16:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

nope..not gonna...I’d get banned....


7 posted on 07/21/2009 1:21:30 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: George - the Other
"This latest discovery flies in the face of the "blame-mankind-for-everything" crowd."

Not so fast. If you read other articles from the same site you find that:

1. "Silver Bullet" theories like asteroid impacts are not generally associated with mass extinctions.

2. What may have caused most mass extinction events is "sick earth syndrome" which they compared to global warming.

3. Therefore if we continue to drive our SUV's around we will generate a new "sick earth" event which will cause a mass extinction.

So we can safely take all the money we are spending on tracking asteroids and give it to Al Gore so he can continue to generate hot wind.

8 posted on 07/21/2009 1:22:27 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: muawiyah
Second hand smoke killed the sabre toothed tigers:


9 posted on 07/21/2009 1:24:27 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“Not so fast. If you read other articles from the same site you find that ... “

The article I posted was just one at the Science News source that pointed to an asteroid/comet impact as being the source of the extinctions and not humans ...

1. Six North American Sites Hold 12,900-year-old Nanodiamond-rich Soil http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090101172136.htm

2. Extraterrestrial Impact Likely Source Of Sudden Ice Age Extinctions - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070924172959.htm

3. Did A Comet Hit Great Lakes Region, Fragment Human Populations, 12,900 Years Ago? - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070523094009.htm

4. Exploding Asteroid Theory Strengthened By New Evidence Located In Ohio, Indiana - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080702160950.htm

George


10 posted on 07/21/2009 1:31:44 PM PDT by George - the Other ("Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent" - G. Orwell)
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To: George - the Other

They’re thinking too hard.

Ruminant mammals survived, non ruminant grazers were wiped out.


11 posted on 07/21/2009 1:32:14 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

“Ruminant mammals survived, non ruminant grazers were wiped out.”

On the episode of Animal Planet’s “Prehistoric Park,” that dealt with sabre-toothed cats, they pointed out that these cats went extinct because their prey animals, the grazers, died out due to a changing climate.

George


12 posted on 07/21/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT by George - the Other ("Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent" - G. Orwell)
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To: George - the Other

I’m still gonna burn my SUV!


13 posted on 07/21/2009 1:44:04 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: George - the Other

God has His own way of pushing the reset button.


14 posted on 07/21/2009 2:10:47 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: George - the Other

There isn’t a statute of limitations on mass human guilt in the face of just trying to frickin’ survive?


15 posted on 07/21/2009 2:10:53 PM PDT by TheThinker
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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization

by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Simon Warwick-Smith


16 posted on 07/21/2009 7:29:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Thanks ConservativeMind.
 
Catastrophism
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17 posted on 07/21/2009 7:30:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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18 posted on 07/21/2009 7:30:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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19 posted on 07/21/2009 7:33:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: mbarker12474; SunkenCiv

The real reason why Neanderthals became extinct? (echoing a famous Far Side cartoon)


20 posted on 07/22/2009 2:27:14 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: George - the Other

To be on the safe side; I’m sorry Mammoths.


21 posted on 07/22/2009 3:46:01 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama's economy is "Shovel Ready".)
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To: Berosus

I’d post it, but Far Side is banned here due to copyright complaint. Naturally, a simple web image search turns up billions of Far Side hits, and zero complaints to those other sites. :’) Seems like grounds for a nice big fat discrimination lawsuit.


22 posted on 07/22/2009 7:42:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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